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The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) is pleased to announce the 2015 International Juried Exhibition—A Portfolio Competition. For the first time in the history of this annual juried show, CPA is seeking submissions of cohesive bodies of work. Each photographer’s portfolio must exemplify sustained intent through a series of eight images.

Approximately 33 juror-selected winners will be celebrated in the 2015 International Juried Exhibition this January in the CPA’s gallery at the historic Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. These images will also be available for viewing on the CPA website, along with another one hundred juror-selected photographs from among the submissions. Participation in the online gallery is optional. In addition, CPA will publish a print-on-demand catalog containing all 140 images chosen for inclusion in the gallery+online exhibitions.

Douglas Marshall, Director of the Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, California


The juror will award the following prizes:

(1) Best in Show: $3,000 
(1) Second Place: $2,000 
(1) Third Place: $1,000

In addition, the Best in Show will have their entire portfolio of eight images displayed in the gallery during the January exhibition.



Early submissions open on website.

Midnight PST Early submission rates end.

Midnight PST Last day for entries.

All juror-selected photographers notified via email and can begin to ship their framed artwork to CPA.
12/30/2014 - 1/2/2015

Juror-selected photographers who do not choose to ship their framed artwork can instead deliver it to CPA. NOTE: CPA is closed on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2015.


Framed artwork due at CPA.

Top three prizewinners announced. 

Exhibition opens.

Opening reception. 


Checks mailed to three prize-winning photographers.

Exhibition closes.
3/3/2015 – 3/20/2015 

Artwork may be picked up at CPA or will be shipped back to photographers.
Traditional Photography
Digital Photography