Call for Entry

Current Call for Entries

CPAC’s Annual Members’ Show

Submission Deadline: May 5, 2017

Juror: Rebecca Robertson, Photo Editor of PDN/Photo District News


The Colorado Photographic Arts Center announces its annual juried members’ photography exhibition. This year’s juror is Rebecca Robertson, Photo Editor, PDN/Photo District News. The exhibition will be a survey of new work made by current CPAC members within the past three years, and is intended to highlight the creative talents of CPAC’s core constituency. There is no theme. The show is open to current, registered members of the organization only. If you are not a member of CPAC, you can become one online HERE.


The juror will select work for the exhibition along with a selection of special mentions which will be featured on the CPAC website and in an exhibition catalog that will be published.



Best in Show Purchase Award: Receives $300 and the selected image becomes part of CPAC’s permanent photography collection.

Director’s Choice: $100 gift card for Artifact Uprising.

Honorable Mention Awards

All awardees will receive a printed copy of the exhibition catalog.



Applicant submission deadline: Friday, May 5, 2017 (Midnight MST)
Application notifications sent: May 13, 2017
Exhibition dates: June 9 – July 29, 2017
Opening reception & award ceremony with juror: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 5 – 8pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, July 29, 2017, 5 – 8pm
Exhibition juror: Rebecca Robertson, Photo Editor of PDN/Photo District News
Fees: First three images are free for current members; $5 for each additional image. If you’re not a member, pay the $45 entry fee and you will receive a free CPAC membership at the Individual level (1-year).
Information for entry:


Rebecca is the photo editor of PDN and PDNOnline, a magazine and website for professional photographers, where she also writes the Photo of the Day blog. Previous experience includes working as the photo editor of ARTnews magazine, where she was a contributing writer on the topic of photography. In her work as an editor, she looks at a wide range of commercial, fine art, editorial and fashion photography. She has been a portfolio reviewer for FotoFest, powerHouse, ICP, Palm Springs Photo Festival and ASMP, and a judge for Critical Mass, PDN’s 30 and Emerging Photographer contests.


In addition to her work as a writer and photo editor, Rebecca has curated photography shows for UNICEF and others, and was a founding editor of the website New York Photography Diary. She has lectured at Haverford College, Moore College of Art and Ursinus College, among other institutions. She has an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and studied fine art, photography and art history at Bryn Mawr College.



Works submitted must have been made within three years of the exhibition deadline. All lens-based media are eligible, including but not limited to images made by film or video camera, scanner, screen-capture, digital camera, and any means of mobile photography. Entry is open to regional, national, and international members of CPAC.



•  Current members will receive an email with a code to submit. Or members can call 303-837-1341 or email for the code.

•  You must be a current CPAC member to enter. If you are not a member of CPAC, you can become one online here, or pay the entry fee and you will automatically become a CPAC member at the Individual level (1-year).

•  Exhibition print sizes must be specified.

•  The Gallery also understands that work may be presented in a non-traditional way that is integral to the art. Please contact us in advance if you feel your work fits into these criteria.

•  The gallery must receive framed artwork no later than Saturday, June 3rd. CPAC will charge a 30% sales commission.


If you have any questions about the guidelines, please call 303-837-1341 or email


Click HERE to view submission guidelines.

The Fence

An outdoor photography exhibition series 

Regular deadline: April 11, 2017


The submission period for The FENCE has closed. Stay tuned to CPAC for details about the exhibition, on view in Denver in July – September 2017.

The FENCE is a large-scale traveling photography exhibition reaching over 4 million visitors annually through open-air exhibitions in 7 cities across the United States: Brooklyn, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, Santa Fe, Durham, and Denver. Learn more.