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CEPA was invited by Camp Centerland to do a specialty camp this year. We had eight students in our Nature Photography Camp and were able to wonder the many acres of woods, trails and creeks in Getzville. Students used digital cameras to capture nature while learning the elements of photography. They also took a field trip to CEPA, taking photos with pinhole cameras and creating photograms in the darkroom. [divider] [one-half] Photo By: Alison [/one-half] [one-half last] Photo By: Cae'den [/one-half] [divider] [one-half] Photo By: Carly [/one-half] [one-half last] Photo By: Hope [/one-half] [divider] [one-half] Photo By: Jane [/one-half] [one-half last] Photo By: Ryan [/one-half] [divider] [one-half] Photo By: Sophie [/one-half] [one-half last] Photo By:Z-Nyi [/one-half]

This year we tried something a little different for our young photo enthusiasts. In the Darkroom Camp, students shot black and white film, learned to make traditional darkroom prints. In addition they used pinhole cameras to capture interesting scenes on Main Street. They experimented with double exposures (putting two negatives together), solarization (a process where a partially developed print is exposed to light) and cyanotypes, a process that produces beautiful blue prints on watercolor paper. In the Photoshop Camp students learned various tools for collaging images, creating cover art, and animating objects. They gained a deeper understanding of selections, layers, masks, design elements, scanning, printing, and typography. You can see an exhibit of their work on view in CEPA’s Focus Gallery in the Underground from September 18 to November 14, 2015. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, September 18, from 7:00 to 10:00. [divider] [one-half] [/one-half] [one-half last] [/one-half] [divider] [one-half] [/one-half] [one-half last] [/one-half] [divider] [one-half] [/one-half] [one-half last] [/one-half]

Thrilled to have our Hollis Frampton exhibition featured on Artinfo! Art Critic Mostafa Heddaya visited the exhibition for the opening festivities June 20. We are grateful for the international coverage and for the further evidence that Buffalo's renaissance is being recognized far and wide. [button link="http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1221125/observing-an-observer-hollis-frampton-gets-a-retrospective-in" target="_self" color="highlight"] Read the Artinfo story here![/button] [divider] From Blouin Artinfo's website: BLOUIN ARTINFO is the preeminent global source for up-to-the-minute news, information, and expert commentary on art, artists, and the business and pleasure of making, buying, and understanding art. On our site you'll find all the vital daily news and developments from galleries, auction houses, and museums – everything that matters. There is no limit to BLOUIN ARTINFO's cultural and aesthetic reach, so along with the Whitney Biennial, we report with wit, style, verve, and authority on the Paris and New York collections, the Cannes and Venice film festivals, the Oscars, Tonys, Grammys, and more. READ MORE [divider] Mostafa Heddaya is a writer and editor in New York focused on politics and the arts. He is currently senior writer at Artinfo, and has contributed reporting and criticism to various publications in print and online, including Art & Auction, Modern Painters, The New York Observer, Paris Review Daily, Syria Deeply, and Hyperallergic, where

CEPA Gallery is proud to administer the annual purchase prize on behalf of Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Due to the resounding quality of this year's entrants CEPA has decided to include six artists on the shortlist. Now that we've narrowed the field, it's your turn to tell us what you think! The Oseroff Purchase Prize will be awarded to one regionally-significant photographer whose artwork is identified as being of exceptional quality. The Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize will be in the amount of $1,000. The selected work will become part of the permanent collection of Roswell Park Cancer Institute and be prominently displayed in a public area of the hospital alongside the work of many of this region's most notable artists. The prizes are designed to enhance the environment for all members of the Roswell Community. The Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize is named in memory of Dr. Allan R. Oseroff, Chief of Dermatology at Roswell 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

CEPA Gallery and Roswell Park Cancer Institute Announce 3rd Annual Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize. Western New York Artists Invited to Submit Photographic Work by August 14, 2015. CEPA Gallery is proud to be administering the 3rd Annual Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize on behalf of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the Roswell Park Alliance Art Committee. The Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize is named in memory of Dr. Allan R. Oseroff, Chief of Dermatology 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. Each year the Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize is awarded to one regionally significant photographer whose artwork is identified as being of exceptional quality. The selected work will become part of the permanent collection of Roswell Park Cancer Institute and

Animation Camp was a huge success. Students created storyboards and used digital cameras to shoot and animate a movie using legos. Using iMovie, they edited their movie, adding sound effects, music, titles and more. [divider] [one-half] [/one-half] [one-half last] [/one-half] [divider] Robot from CEPA Gallery on Vimeo. [divider]

CEPA Gallery is pleased to announce its receipt of a $100,000 grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to support our 2015-2017 visual arts programming. The Warhol Foundation has been a major funding partner for CEPA Gallery since 1999, providing key support for the gallery's large thematic exhibitions, residencies and publications. In 2001 CEPA was invited to join the Warhol Initiative. The Warhol Initiative was an invitational program that concluded in 2012. It was designed to bolster the organizational capacity of small and mid-sized, artist-centered organizations across the country. Historically under-funded, these groups serve as vital breeding grounds for artistic experimentation, professional development and community engagement with art. The Initiative provided 64 participants with cash grants of approximately $175,000, professional consulting services, and triennial conferences that brought the groups’ leaders together for networking, workshops and training sessions with each other and non-profit management consultants. We are extremely proud of our ongoing partnership with the Warhol Foundation, certainly for the funding it provides us, but more importantly because their dedication to working artists, scholarly presentation of contemporary visual art, curatorial research, and freedom of expression aligns with our core mission. Warhol support will fund, among other things, East of the

CEPA Gallery is pleased to partner with the Burchfield Penney Art Center and M&T Bank to present Ken Heyman: Being Human. While Ken Heyman’s name may not be instantly familiar to most, his photographic work has permeated printed media and popular culture for the past 50 years. He shot more that 150 photojournalist assignments for Life magazine, worked extensively with anthropologist Margaret Mead, collaborated on the first book about Pop artists including Andy Warhol, and developed the “Hip Shot”—photos shot at hip level—which gave Heyman’s viewers a new way of looking at the world around them. Ken Heyman has photographed the unknown, the famous, and the infamous in over 60 counties. He encourages us to identify with people we seemingly have nothing in common with and to recognize that no matter what our differences, we share many similarities too. Together these photographs explore what being old, being happy, being alone, being mysterious—what being human—truly means. Ken Heyman: Being Human was first presented in 2007 as a 50-year retrospective at CEPA Gallery and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and included over 150 photographs. The exhibition went on to receive an American Masterpieces Visual Arts Touring Grant from the National Endowment for

CEPA’s Mapping Community program was created to expose young people to Buffalo’s rich history and culture. Working with students from ages 12-16, Mapping Community encourages in-depth exploration and photographic interpretation through research, site visits and creative writing. Students from Valley Community Association (founded in 1968 to serve South Buffalo’s historic Valley Neighborhood) worked with CEPA teaching artists, Nikki Gorman and Karen Lewis, photographing sites located in the Old First Ward including Mutual Riverfront Park, Buffalo Riverfest Park, Republic Street train tracks, Valley Nature Park and Habitat Trail, Red Jacket River Front Park, Mazurek's Bakery and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Students created postcards, writing to friends, family or sometimes to fictional characters, relaying their experience of places they photographed. A celebration was held at Valley Community Association where families and friends were invited and students were able to exhibit their work, read their poems and talk about their experience with the Mapping Community Program. To enroll your student in Mapping Community, or to bring any of our after school programs to your community, contact CEPA’s Education Director Lauren Tent: By e-mail at lauren@cepagallery.org By phone at (716) 856-2717 Together, we can put together a customized after school program that suits the

CEPA Gallery is proud to announce the purchase of fourteen student artworks by the Art Committee of the Roswell Park Cancer Center Alliance. The students—six 4th graders from CEPA’s after-school and in-school arts education programs at Highgate Heights Elementary in Buffalo and eight 7th graders from CEPA’s Abstract Photography class at Queen of Heaven School in West Seneca—will each receive awards of $75.00 from Roswell, in addition to the honor of being selected by the Art Committee for inclusion in the permanent art collection of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Roswell’s long-standing program of acquiring and exhibiting fine art demonstrates a commitment to enhance quality of life for patients and families visiting the Institute. The fourteen photographs are vibrant 16 by 20-inch color digital prints, selected from hundreds of images created during CEPA Gallery’s award-winning arts education programs from 2014-2015. The students will be honored in award ceremonies with CEPA Gallery Education Director, Lauren Tent at Highgate Heights Elementary on May 20th and at Queen of Heaven School on May 21st. Anthony Billoni of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute said, “We are pleased that our Art Committee is able to showcase the work of WNY’s youngest art makers. Thanks