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Join CEPA Gallery and Big Orbit today and become a member of one of the most dynamic and important arts organizations in Western New York.

CEPA has added new tiers and expanded member benefits for 2022! 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!

Join today and enjoy a number of member benefits, including:

  • Invitations to exclusive, members only events
  • Invitations to all events hosted by CEPA
  • Inclusion in mailing list (email newsletter and mailings)
  • Opportunity to participate in the Annual Members’ Exhibits
  • Opportunity to win one annual solo Exhibition Awards
  • Access to the CEPA photography archive and reference library
  • Discounted rates for darkroom and digital lab
  • Discounted rates for workshops


Membership Levels


Sponsor a student! 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. 

  • Add $25 to any membership. 

Student: $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! 

  • Free access to CEPA’s facilities, resources, and staff support
  • Free portfolio review with CEPA staff/board
  • Discounts on CEPA’s Arts Professionals workshops

Individual: $40

  • Opportunity to be featured in CEPA’s member spotlight in the newsletter
  • Free portfolio review with CEPA staff/board

Family: $100

  • 50% off one workshop or summer camp for an individual in the household

Arts Professional: $150

  • Access to photo studio rental discounts
  • Invitations to private Arts Professionals networking events
  • Discount at Delaware Camera
  • Discounted access to our new Professional development workshops. 
  • 1h of free coaching or editing from a CEPA staff regarding your next grant application or exhibition pitch to make sure it’s up to snuff. 

Collector: $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: 

  • One free workshop from CEPA’s Collecting and Curating workshops
  • Exclusive networking events for business professionals at the gallery. 
  • Private curator tour for up to 2 exhibits per year
  • Free print of your choice from CEPA’s Visions of Greater Buffalo Collection to start your collecting journey! 

Patron of the Arts: $2500

Be recognized publicly as a Patron of the Arts on our Sponsors webpage and in all our newsletter for a year!


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Select a Membership Level:

Individual: $40/year, Family/Household: $100/year, Professional: $150/year, Collector: $250/year, Student: $25/year, Patron of the Arts: $2500/year