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Providence Center for Photographic Arts Memberships

PCPA Membership

Become a member of the Providence Center for Photographic Arts and join a community dedicated to sharing a love of photography! Grow your creativity and craft through workshops, increase your exposure, and collaborate with others to develop group and individual projects. Develop conversations about your work and gain insights and feedback through the support of fellow members. There are many opportunities to participate. PCPA accepts members from the local region and throughout the world.

Members of PCPA join a community of photo-based media artists. Our members’ work encompasses the full range of technique and expression of what is considered “photography” from traditional landscapes to non-representational mixed media. Their imagery may be portraits, street scenes, nudes, travel, documentary or abstract. Processes include digital, film, historical, montage, panoramic, composited, alternative, chemical, and experimental.

PCPA is a dialogue of inquiry and innovation, and the communication of ideas. Collaboratively we strive to advance our members careers, inspire creative development, and provide opportunities to engage with the community through exhibition, education, publication, and mutual support.

We are busy planning a new stimulating exhibit every month through 2017 and beyond, along with a series of informative workshops in the spring and fall. PCPA also hosts a series of monthly informal meetings of local photography organizations. To deliver our programming we rely upon the generosity of our members. Your donations and membership dues enable us to procure new exhibits, fund educational programs and meet our operating costs. We appreciate your generosity.

PCPA is currently an all-volunteer effort. 100% of your fees go back into the organization’s programming and events. Members can volunteer to work with us on a variety of projects. Contact us to discuss your interests. Members can also volunteer to gallery-sit but it is not a requirement.

PCPA Membership Levels and Benefits

There are three levels of membership, each designed to deliver a clear value for the annual subscription fee.

1) Individual members ($50 per year) receive a $50 discount on one workshop per year, listing on website, 20% discount on jurored exhibit entry fees, and annual portfolio review. Members are invited to attend monthly Member Salons, on the 2nd Wednesday evening of each month. Salons are informal gatherings to debate specific topics, present projects, review current work, and maybe tell tall tales over BYO refreshments. PCPA boosts individual members to the greater community through periodic social media posts.

2) Exhibiting members ($150 per year) are admitted through review by the membership committee of your portfolio, CV, and artist statement (or a link to your website with that information). Exhibiting members receive all the benefits of Individual Members above, plus: exhibit their work in twice-yearly members’ group shows, $150 discount on one workshop per year, 20% discount on other workshops & lectures, and a 20% discount on retail items. Exhibiting members are listed on our website with images and links to your website. You can sell prints via e-Commerce, and books, greeting cards or other photo-related items (some limits on size) in the retail area. PCPA boosts exhibiting members to the greater community through periodic social media posts. Commission on sales is 40%.

3) Supporting Exhibiting members ($300 per year) receive all the benefits of Individual and Exhibiting Members above, plus: a featured listing and prominent acknowledgment on our website with images and links to your website. We will work with you to develop and publish frequent social media posts. Commission on sales is 20%.

The dollar and percentage discounts on workshops cannot be combined on a single workshop.

Exhibiting members ($150 per year) are admitted through review by the membership committee. Submit a portfolio of work, CV, and artist statement (or a link to your website with that information).


Providence Center for Photographic Arts Memberships



IndividualExhibitorSupporting Exhibitor
$50$150$300
Exhibit work in twice-yearly members’ group showsExhibit work in twice-yearly members’ group shows
Sell prints, books, greeting cards or other photo-related items in the retail areaSell prints, books, greeting cards or other photo-related items in the retail area
$50 discount on one workshop per year$150 discount on one workshop per year$150 discount on one workshop per year
Commission on sales 40%Commission on sales 20%
Listing on websiteListing on website with images and links to your websiteProminent acknowledgment on website with images and links to your website
20% discount on jurored exhibit entry fees20% discount on jurored exhibit entry fees20% discount on jurored exhibit entry fees
20% discount on workshops & lectures20% discount on workshops & lectures
Portfolio reviewPortfolio reviewPortfolio review
20% discount on art, retail items, services20% discount on art, retail items, services
Attend PCPA member meetingsAttend PCPA member meetingsAttend PCPA member meetings
Periodic mentions on social mediaScheduled mentions on social mediaScheduled mentions on social media

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