CEPA Gallery is excited to announce a new initiative giving a Western New York artist the freedom to engage the community with a two year curatorial fellowship at CEPA’s Big Orbit Project Space. The inaugural curatorial fellow, Buffalo-based artist Megan Metté, will use her first year to mount two exhibitions that foreground and question our perception of the world around us.

You are invited to enter the 4th Annual Richardson Olmsted Campus Photography Contest! Presented by CEPA Gallery and the Richardson Olmsted Campus, this year's title is Extraordinary Views: 365 x 24, Inside and Out. Unique images of the Richardson are sought capturing original spaces, new features, exteriors and gardens.

CEPA Gallery and The Richardson Olmsted Campus are delighted to announce the winners of the 2017 Richardson Olmsted Campus Photography Contest. Enduring Views: The Richardson Olmsted Campus will be exhibited at CEPA Gallery on March 28th through April 11th, 2018, with an opening reception on March 28th from 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Both the exhibition and the opening reception are free and open to the public.

CEPA Gallery, in partnership with Dean Brownrout Modern/Contemporary, is pleased to announce The Unseen Marion Faller, an exhibition and sale of photographic artwork by artist Marion Faller. The exhibition and sale is the most comprehensive survey of the late artist’s work. Many pieces in the exhibit have never been presented in a gallery setting.

CEPA GALLERY INVITES YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN A PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION CEPA Gallery is hosting a unique competition, seeking photographers to artistically capture images of Buffalo’s Skyway. The Skyway opened in 1955 as a major transportation artery into and around the city. No matter your view, we want YOUR VIEW! Just as the Buffalo Grain Elevators have been artistically documented, we think now is the time to document this iconic structure. An anonymous donor has generously offered to fund this project, underwriting the exhibition and offering prize money. Prize Categories: Best of Show $500 Best Black & White $250 Best Color $250 Best Drone Photo $250 Best Student Photo $250 (Middle – High School) Fifty photographs will be chosen for exhibition. CEPA will print and mount the exhibit and host a public opening reception in January 2019 (date to be determined). The contest and exhibition are free of charge. Competition ends October 1, 2018. So give us your best shot! Guidelines for Submission: • One image per photographer • File must be approximately 9 x 13 at 240 DPI or larger • Please label the image with last name and year (For example: lastname2017.jpg) • Include your name, mailing address, telephone number and title of your photo with your e-mail submission • Submit to

YOU ARE INVITED TO ENTER A PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST! Enduring Views:The Richardson Olmsted Campus Presented by CEPA Gallery and the Richardson Olmsted Campus Dates of show: March 28 – April 11, 2018 Opening reception: March 28, 5:30-7:30 This contest (and the associated show) is open to all photographers who captured any and all aspects of the Richardson Olmsted Campus -- interior or exterior. Photography submission dates: Now - Nov. 30, 2017. The contest encourages submission of up to three images in one or more of any of three categories: • Category 1: Original spaces – Those existing prior to rehabilitation of the grounds or the building that have been transformed • Category 2: New spaces – created within Hotel Henry • Category 3: Enduring spaces – exterior or interior views that span the centuries Photographs may have been taken at any time -- on an official photography tour of the Richardson Olmsted Campus, or at any other time. Who May Enter: Any photographer may participate in this contest. Volunteer Richardson Olmsted Campus docents who were not part of the planning of this contest are eligible to enter. How it Works: • Photographers may submit up to three digital photographs taken of the Richardson Olmsted Campus. There can be three submissions for a single category,

Alexis Oltmer is the winner of the 5th annual Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize. The Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize is named in memory of Dr. Allan R. Oseroff, Chief of Dermatology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute from 1989 until his death in 2008. Dr. Oseroff, a world-renowned expert in photodynamic therapy, had a life-long interest in photography and the visual arts. He was an empathetic physician who blended true caring with the latest scientific advances to become greatly loved by his patients and fellow staff. The prize is supported by an endowment from grateful patients and friends with a major contribution from his wife, Dr. Stephanie Pincus, and children Ben, Tamara and Matt. The prizes are designed to enhance the environment for all members of the Roswell Community. Click here to see former Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize winners [divider] [one-half] [caption id="attachment_11455" align="alignnone" width="698"] Alexis Oltmer[/caption] [/one-half] [one-half last] [caption id="attachment_11456" align="alignnone" width="753"] Dr. Stephanie Pincus, Alexis Oltmer and Lawrence Brose[/caption] [/one-half]

Joseph Polancarz is a student at City Honors. He is a film photographer and a hockey player for the school JV team. He first took a class at CEPA when he went to his Autistic School. He continued in photography, teaching himself how to develop film and print negatives. You can see his photos at CEPA Gallery in the Underground through Monday, October 2, 2017. [divider] [one-half] [/one-half] [one-half last] [/one-half]

Look closely. These amazing photos were taken by young students from Highgate Heights Elementary School. Students in 2nd through 4th grade Special Education. CEPA has been an arts education partner with Highgate for the past ten years. We are constantly amazed at the innate creativity and imagination of our students. [divider] [one-half] [caption id="attachment_11350" align="alignnone" width="667"] Abdiel, 1st grade[/caption] [/one-half] [one-half last] [caption id="attachment_11351" align="alignnone" width="667"] Asif, 1st grade[/caption] [/one-half] [divider] [one-half] [caption id="attachment_11352" align="alignnone" width="667"] Kathleen, 3rd grade[/caption] [/one-half] [one-half last] [caption id="attachment_11353" align="alignnone" width="667"] Kathleen, 3rd grade[/caption] [/one-half] [divider] [one-half] [caption id="attachment_11355" align="alignnone" width="667"] Zakery, 2nd grade[/caption] [/one-half] [one-half last] [caption id="attachment_11358" align="alignnone" width="667"] Kathleen, 3rd grade[/caption] [/one-half]

The Arts Experience’s CEPA Workshop I had a wonderful experience teaching a group from People Inc.’s Arts Experience. We had so much fun and laughter. They learned Photoshop, green screen and how to do their profile. We took them around the building so they could photograph the elements of photography and we also did photograms in the darkroom. We really enjoyed seeing their faces after a completed project. I am currently teaching another group from Arts Experience. It is such an honor to teach them photography. By Michelle Tomaino See more about Michelle here. [divider] [one-half] [caption id="attachment_11284" align="alignnone" width="755"] Michelle with students Justin, Mathew and Alon[/caption] [/one-half] [one-half last] [caption id="attachment_11294" align="alignnone" width="667"] Michelle and Shannon[/caption] [/one-half] [divider] [one-half] [caption id="attachment_11287" align="alignnone" width="667"] Michelle and Mathew[/caption] [/one-half] [one-half last] [caption id="attachment_11289" align="alignnone" width="667"] Jon[/caption] [/one-half] [divider] [one-half] [caption id="attachment_11291" align="alignnone" width="667"] Michelle and Nancy[/caption] [/one-half] [one-half last] [caption id="attachment_11314" align="alignnone" width="729"] Michelle and her students[/caption] [/one-half]