CPW News

Holiday Photo Booth Event


with the fabulous Phil Mansfield!

10am-2pm, Saturday, December 19th, 2015 at CPW

Come have your holiday portrait taken by Phil Mansfield and enjoy some free hot cocoa and cookies! Prints ready within the hour! Festive holiday sweaters, giant candy canes, and happy elf costumes are joyfully encouraged!

$25 for ONE 5×7″ archival pigment print!
ONE 5×7″ print with purchase of a CPW membership (one time offer)!
ONE 5×7″ print + digital file with a donation of $100 or more to CPW!

Additional prints available for purchase!

Donations help us reach our 2015 year-end Challenge Match goal of $10,000.


Yankeetown Pond Project Screening


A video by Keiko Sono

6pm Wednesday December 16th, 2015
followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker
free & open to the public
The Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) presents a special screening of Bearsville artist Keiko Sono’s Yankeetown Pond Project.

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PR: Hannah Frieser Appointed New Director at CPW

Hannah Frieser named Executive Director of the Center for Photography at Woodstock

Woodstock, NY, November 16, 2015
Following a competitive national search, the Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) has appointed Hannah Frieser as its new Executive Director. CPW Founder and Board Chair Howard Greenberg said, “Hannah joins CPW at an exciting time. I’m thrilled and extremely confident that we’ve found someone with the very particular set of experiences CPW most needs.”

As the former director of Light Work in Syracuse, Hannah Frieser not only has extensive nonprofit management experience, but she is also familiar with the challenges of generating national attention in the more remote reaches of upstate New York. At Light Work, Frieser found numerous curatorial opportunities to expand exhibitions beyond the gallery, including additional venues and area billboards.

Ms. Frieser follows Ariel Shanberg’s twelve-year run as CPW’s executive director, during which the organization received a Lucie Spotlight Award, the 2014 Ulster County Executive’s Award for Arts Organization, and Artinfo listed CPW’s residency program WOODSTOCK A-I-R among the top 20 residencies in the U.S.

Frieser’s decade-plus tenure as staff and then board of the Society of Photographic Education (SPE) is in part distinguished by her development of conference capacity. She also co-chaired the 2010 SPE National Conference themed “Facing Diversity…” with Miriam Romais of En Foco, and chaired the 2011 SPE Regional Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Conference themed “Photographers + Publishing.”

FotoFest, Rhubarb Rhubarb, Photolucida, PhotoVisa, folioPORT and FotoTriennale.dk among others have sought Hannah Frieser’s insights as a reviewer, juror, and speaker worldwide. She also served as a panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts for several years. Together with Charles Guice, Frieser is currently developing an online initiative to promote dialogue about contemporary photography from global perspectives.

“For almost forty years, the Center for Photography at Woodstock has been a vibrant part of New York’s art community,” said Frieser. “CPW has created countless opportunities for artists working in photography, while bringing diverse and unique programs to the Hudson Valley region. It is a privilege to join the Center at this pivotal time, when innovative new collaborations are possible and so many fresh opportunities for photographers abound.”

Founded in 1977, the Center for Photography at Woodstock is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 artist-centered organization dedicated to supporting artists working in photography and related media and engaging audiences through opportunities in which creation, discovery, and learning are made possible.

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