$120.00 – $150.00
A 2-Day Workshop
Saturday, June 17th and 24th,
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Charlie has been doing research to help create eco-friendly B&W film and paper developers using common household ingredients!
This class will give you the knowledge and skill to develop your film in the darkroom or at home using common household items.
Photo taken by Charlie and developed with common ingredients like instant coffee and vitamin c!
CEPA Gallery Learning Center
This workshop is limited to 8 participants.
Saturday, June 17th and 24th, 2023
3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Membership starts as low as $40/year for individuals—and even lower for students at only $25/year!
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Individual: $150.00, CEPA Member: $120.00
Once described by Buffalo photographer and businessman George Campos as “weaned on Dektol”, Charlie Stiffler got his first camera at the age of eight, and built his first darkroom 2 years later. Over the last 50+ years, he has explored countless facets of photographic imaging from pinholes to customized film chemistry. Since starting this research in the spring of 2018, all of his work from 35mm to 8×10 large format has used these developers from easily available common household ingredients. His knowledge base looks back through centuries of imaging.
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CEPA has added new tiers and expanded member benefits for 2022-23! Membership is the best way to stay informed about upcoming exhibits, special events, classes, and other activities at CEPA Gallery and Big Orbit. It’s also the best way to support our mission and the amazing work we do for the Greater Buffalo community!
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Sponsor a Student | Add a $25 Donation to Any Membership Level
Join us in supporting the newest members of the arts community in Buffalo by providing a passionate high school or college student a year of access to CEPA’s nationally recognized facilities, resources, and mentorship to help set them up for success in the arts.
Student Membership | $25
High school, college, and graduate students are eligible for this membership level. Includes invitations to exclusive workshops hosted by CEPA for individuals who are looking at going into a creative field. Topics include: resume building, grant writing, and more!
Individual Membership | $40
Family Membership | $100
Lab Membership | $75
Arts Professional Membership | $150
Collector Membership | $250
Whether you’re a photographer or a passionate viewer, this tier provides exclusive access to everything CEPA has to offer! Collectors receive all benefits of the Arts Professional level, as well as the following:
Patron of the Arts | $2,500
Be recognized publicly as a Patron of the Arts on our Sponsors webpage and in all our newsletter for a year!