Few would argue that sports conjure images of disheveled artists quietly excogitating over a package of nachos and a cup of ice cold beer. Then again, sports are no stranger to some of the most important artists of the last century. From Hemmingway's romantic vision of bullfighting, to Collier Schorrs moody and pensive portraits of wrestlers, to football's influence on Matthew Barney's wild and surreal body of work.

Opening in the FLUX Gallery on Thursday May 1, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00. Students in my Advanced Digital Photography class have accomplished so much this past year. One of our favorite moments was our field trip to CEPA when we had the opportunity to work in the darkroom and with the strobe lights.

On Saturday, April 26, CEPA presented its 12th Biennial Art Auction. Coinciding with CEPA's 40th Anniversary, the event featured artworks from 89 artists associated with CEPA and Big Orbit that were auctioned off live by Christopher Mahoney, Senior VP, Head of Photographs, Sotheby's.

Opening Reception: April 25th, 8-11pm @ Big Orbit Gallery, 30D Essex St., Buffalo, NY 14213 Death Drives a Dragster At 15, I got my first job, at 16, I got my license, at 17, I bought my first car… it was a dragster… The car was a 1965 Plymouth Satellite, American Muscle, with a 383-Commando motor modified for drag racing by nitrous lines, racing slicks, magnesium rims, traction bars, lift kits and a hood-scoop that could block out the sun. The motor had been pulled out and sold off but many of the racing components remained. The interior was in a rough and rusted state. However, peering through the muscular stance and competition gear I saw my opportunities, my pride and my escape. My father saw a worthless wreck and wanted it disposed of. I spent months restoring it back to its black leather and chrome interior origins. The body was repainted midnight black– the only color that seemed proper—and the vinyl Landau roof was topped in a cream color that reminded me of an October moon. To finalize the transformation, I bought my father’s car, ripped out his motor and transplanted it into mine, cannibalizing the remainder of his car’s carcass to friends and others. Relatedly, as I have rebuilt and fixed the many

Big Orbit Gallery, CEPA's new project space was the host for our 2014 Biennial Art Auction ROGOVIN CIRCLE preview. Milton Rogovin's Miniatures, along with select works from CEPA's 12th Biennial Art Auction were on display during this very elegant and entertaining event. Thanks to the Left Bank and Delish for catering the reception and to City Wine Merchant for providing a fantastic selection of wines. [divider] [one-half] [caption id="attachment_7194" align="alignnone" width="750"] Heather Sacks Allen, Sean Donaher and Julia Oppenheimer[/caption] [/one-half] [one-half last] [caption id="attachment_7193" align="alignnone" width="750"] Biff Henrich and John Pfahl[/caption] [/one-half]

CEPA Gallery is proud to present Cloud Café, an interactive installation by University of Buffalo MFA candidate Bobby Gryzynger. The exhibition opened Saturday, March 22 at CEPA's Big Orbit Project Space, 30D Essex Street, Buffalo, NY 14213. Due to the very unique nature of this exhibition there will be limited viewing hours of Wednesday through Saturday, March 26 to April 5 from 12pm-5pm. ABOUT THE PROJECT Cloud Cafe is an interactive exploration of the current state of technology engagement, electronic surveillance and cultures of sharing. The work features a unique juxtaposition of old and new technologies presented in an ephemeral Internet cafe. Within the cafe environment, the project is comprised of two elements: an array of 100 handmade light bulbs and a network surveillance system. Through the interaction of these elements, and the viewers' experience of them, Cloud Cafe engages with our contemporary experience of technology both in the manner in which it is awe-inspiring and deeply troubling. ARTIST'S STATEMENT "My current work incorporates video, computer programming, digital image making, installation and craft media. By combining these practices and using them in unconventional and oppositional manners I attempt to tease out the tactical applications of each. My work explores the opposition between the public

CEPA Gallery is delighted to announce its 12th Biennial Art Auction on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Market Arcade Building in downtown Buffalo's Theatre District. Garnering significant recognition over the past 20 years, CEPA's biennial auction is the only professional art auction in Western New York and one of Buffalo's most glamorous and festive art events. This year honorary co-chairs, New York State Senator Timothy M. Kennedy & Katie Kennedy, and Doctors Julio and Amy Alvarez-Perez, along with auction chair and CEPA Board President Nancy J. Parisi are proud to to be presenting the auction during CEPA's 40th anniversary year and are certain that his will be the gallery's most impressive auction offering to date.

CEPA is happy to announce three 2014 Exhibition Award winners from the CEPA/Big Orbit Members' Exhibition. This years Juror was Anna Kaplan. Anna Kaplan is Director of a new commercial gallery based in Buffalo, BT&C Gallery. Kaplan is former Curatorial Assistant at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and current adjunct professor in Daemen College’s Visual & Performing Arts Department. Kaplan holds a MA in the History of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture from the Bard Graduate Center and a BA in Art History and Italian Studies from Brown University.

CEPA is very excited to announce an opening for the full-time position of Artistic Director. CEPA is currently seeking application through March 15 with the position to start Spring, 2014.  Responsibilities will include coordination and implementation of all aspects of the visual arts program within budget, including exhibitions, artist residencies, and public art programs.