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Important Notice about CPA Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 virus, Cary Photographic Artists will hold virtual meetings on the Zoom platform instead of in-person meetings. Look below and in the monthly CPA Newsletter for scheduled Zoom virtual meetings. CPA members will receive a CPA email with a link to each Zoom meeting and any password required for access.

Cary Photographic Artist 14th Annual Open Juried Show

The listing for the 14th Annual Open Juried Photographic Exhibition is up on CaFE.
One must have a free CaFE account to submit to this exhibition.

Here is the link.

Annual Exhibition Galleries

If this is your first visit to the Cary Photographic Artists page, all the Cary Photographic Artists members would like to welcome you to our website!

The Cary Photographic Artists meets at 7:00 p.m., on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at The Cary Theatre, 122 E. Chatham St., Cary, unless otherwise noted. Map to Parking at The Cary - Please observe parking restrictions.

If you wish, come early at 6:30p.m. and join in our social time. It is a great opportunity to spend a few minutes catching up with friends, getting to know fellow members, introducing your guest around, exchanging ideas and generally having a nice time before the program starts!

Please see News page & Calendar for aditional details.

What's New!
October 2021
Meeting Highlights

October 13th, 7:00pm via ZOOM
John Rosenthal
A Photographer is a Connoisseur of Vanishing Acts
John is a Chapel Hill based photographer and author. Originally a professor of literature, he began photographing in 1970. His work spans five decades and is remarkable both for its breadth and for his thoughtful articulation of his creative process.

His photographs have been exhibited at galleries and museums including: The National Humanities Center, The Asheville Museum of Art, The National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C., Chapel Hill, Duke, the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, He was awarded the 2008-2009 North Carolina Arts Fellowship. His work, including essays and photography, has appeared in various journals and periodicals, and can be found in many collections including the NC Museum of Art and the Nasher Museum. He has written and lectured widely on his own work and the work of others as well as offering commentary on WUNC-FM and NPR’s All Things Considered.

John's published works include:
Regarding Manhattan (1998),
AFTER: The Silence of the Lower 9th Ward (2015),
and a memoir,
Searching for Amylu Danzer(2021)

A selection of his photos and essays is available at: John's website.

CPA members will receive a CPA email with a link to each Zoom meeting and any password required for access.

First time ZOOM users should Go Here to learn about Zoom.

First time ZOOM users should use above link to access Zoom how-to pages, including how to install Zoom for a number of different devices. Once the Zoom app is installed, use the link below to test your Zoom setup.
If all else fails, consult your children or grandchildren for tech support.


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