A Non-profit Organization
for Photographers

Introducing the Providence Center for Photographic Arts (PCPA)

Do you love photography? Are you looking for a way to connect with other photographers? Do want to advance your skills? Exhibit your work? Get more involved in photo-based media. Become a member of PCPA!


The Providence Center for Photographic Arts (PCPA) is a collaborative organization founded to encourage the practice and appreciation of all aspects of photo-based media through exhibitions in our gallery, workshops, and community interaction. We facilitate the communication of ideas, stimulate dialogue, inspire creative development and advance the careers of our members.


We are a supportive community of individuals who share a passion for creating, appreciating, and understanding all forms of photo-based media. We strive to assist the artistic growth of our members and enrich the regional community through thought-provoking exhibitions and events. We provide a platform for a wide range of artistic expression and innovation in photographic arts.

Programming and activities

Our member-based organization has dedicated individuals working to expand the mission and programming for the organization. We develop programming for our audience in the local Providence area and far beyond. Click here to see our calendar of workshops, exhibits, and other activities here. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

The gallery continues to expand its activities to meet the needs our members and the photography community at large:

  • Visit the gallery year-round. We’re open Fridays from 3:00 – 8:00 pm, Saturdays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, and by appointment. 
  • Join us at our monthly exhibits. Our opening receptions are on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Our schedule is coordinated with Gallery Night Providence (a free guided art tour event open to the public every 3rd Thursday from March through November)
  • Submit your entries to at least 2 jurored exhibits each year (open to the public through CAFÉ — callforentry.org)
  • Become an exhibiting member of PCPA and participate in 2 member exhibits each year
  • Expand your vision of photography by visiting our 8-12 individual photographer exhibits each year
  • Increase your skills at our Spring and Fall photography workshops for professionals
  • Meet other photographers at our monthly member salons
  • Advance your body of work through annual portfolio reviews for members

For more information, please contact info@providencephoto.org with any questions. Visit the gallery online. Find us on FaceBook and Twitter.


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