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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

Join the Steel Plant Museum on Saturday, May 16th from 10:00 to 5:00 for its Inaugural STEELFEST. View photos by Patricia Layman Bazelon (some never printed or viewed before), watch the Steel Plant Museum logo unveiling, visit with local vendors and enjoy Lloyd's Taco Truck. This is a free event and open to the public. Perhaps best known for her photographs of Buffalo’s abandoned industrial architecture, Patricia Layman Bazelon was born and educated in England in 1933 and immigrated to the United States in 1961. She worked in Manhattan as a film and television producer for advertising firms until 1979, when she moved to Buffalo and began working as a freelance photographer, taking advantage of everything that Buffalo had to offer the field of architectural photography. British architectural historian Reyner Banham commissioned her to photograph Buffalo’s abandoned grain elevators and industrial buildings for his book, A Concrete Atlantis. She fell in love with the Queen City’s industrial landscape, and was given permission to photograph the Bethlehem Steel Plant during its reclamation in 1987. She became the chief photographer for the Brooklyn Museum in 1988, and continued to frequently visit and photograph Buffalo until her untimely death in the summer of 1995. Patricia Layman

This summer artist, curator, and writer Vanessa Albury will be joining us as CEPA's visiting artist in residence. In addition to working on one of her recent projects, she'll be spending time engaging with the local arts community, which will include a special set of workshops centered on artist development, as well as an all girl teen summer camp focusing on being a woman in the arts. Vanessa Albury is a Brooklyn-based artist and Nashville, TN native who received her MFA in Studio Art from New York University’s Steinhardt School. She uses analog materials to discuss ephemerality and invites spontaneous occurrences in everyday moments as a means to access the sublime. Her works have been included in group and solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally, including two solo shows in 2012 A Stilled Cascade of Image at Window Box Gallery (Oslo, Norway) curated by Thale Fastvold and In Waves at Monty ABN (Antwerp, Belgium) curated by Jan Van Woensel. Her most recent group shows include Multiple/ Addition curated by Kathleen Forde at P339 (NYC); Melancholy Lover of a Vanished Space at Silverlens Gallery (Singapore); Subtext Project’s Wish You Were Here at the Fort Worth Contemporary Arts (TX); Crystal Pantomime curated

CEPA @ CAMP CENTERLAND! CEPA is thrilled to be doing a Nature Photography Class at Camp Centerland in Getzville. Students will be introduced to the art of photography and the elements of art while exploring nature and science on 19 acres of land. Please note that Camp Centerland has ALL DAY camps from 9:30 to 4:00 and transportation from the Buffalo Jewish Community Center Holland Family Building is included. CEPA’s photography class is for 3 hours and the rest of the day students will be doing other activities including swimming, basketball, soccer, archery, ceramics, dance & drama, science, climbing wall, zip line and more! Registration fees also include daily lunch, afternoon snack, and a free Camp t-shirt. Extended care hours are also available for working families. For more information and to register and pay, visit Camp Centerland or call 688-4033. Nature and Photography for grades 5-6: August 17-21 Nature and Photography for grades 7-9: August 24-28 Each day students will explore different elements and principles of art found in nature. Light being the essential component, students will find line, pattern, balance, contrast, rhythm, texture and more with digital cameras. They will learn how to see in a new way and take photos that are