Join our dynamic community of artists, educators, enthusiasts and leaders in the field. CPW Members connect by participating in programs, visiting our exhibitions, getting their work seen, networking and interacting with staff and fellow artists.

Express your love for contemporary photography by becoming part of an important legacy.

Basic Membership

Members are the first to hear of artist opportunities and receive special discounts on workshops, workspace usage, printing services, and more.

Basic members receive the following benefits:

  • One-year individual membership and card
  • Member rates for Digital Kitchen lab & B&W Darkroom
  • Member rates for digital services: film scanning, printing, one-on-one consulting and more
  • $20-$30 off workshops held at CPW
  • Free admission & discounts via the Connections Network (includes ICP & George Eastman Museum)
  • 15% discount at Archival Methods with membership code

Advanced Membership

The new Advanced Membership offers additional guidance in professional practices for artists.
Advanced members receive:

  • All benefits of Basic Membership, including discounts and Connections membership
  • A choice between a 20-minute professional development consultation/portfolio review (virtual or face-to-face)
    or a $50 discount on the NYC Professional Practices Workshop (scheduled for May 2018) or Woodstock Portfolio Reviews (scheduled for May 2019)
  • Invitation to CPW’s Professional Practices Network (launches in 2018)

Family Package

  • All benefits of Basic Membership (see above) for two people, including two membership cards
    (Please provide both names in the note section of final checkout)

Jill Burkholder - patron encaustics

Encaustic images by Jill Skupin Burkholder (three options)

Patron Membership

With the art lover in mind, the Patron level directly supports regional artists and photographers. Patron support is an affordable way to acquire art and to share in CPW’s enthusiasm for artists. Art objects and prints offered at the Patron level are very limited in number: once they are gone, new works will be introduced. Membership benefits at Patron level include:

  • All Basic member benefit
  • A limited edition, original piece of art (see selection in various Patron levels)
  • Special invitations to VIP events, such as tours to the AIPAD show
  • Copy of the commemorative auction catalogue
  • Patron memberships are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law

Patron Levels and art selection:

  • Bronze Patron: $250: handmade necklace by Dede Hatch featuring flower motif from the artist’s own garden in Ithaca, NY
    or original tintype of a still life by Kingston-based artist Tom Delooza
  • Silver Patron: $500: framed archival inkjet print by CPW Artist-in-Residence Kevin Miyazaki from his series Yonsei
    or one-of-a-kind, hand-manipulated platinum palladium print by Carla Shapiro featuring trees in the Mid-Hudson area
  • Gold Patron: $750: photographic encaustic by Jill Skupin Burkholder featuring her gentle observations of nature

To see the individual art options and availability, click on any Patron “buy now” button below. Or see them all at a glance in our preview.


You love art. You love to make a difference. And you can. Benefactor members are businesses and individual leaders who provide significant support for CPW. Benefactors’ interests go beyond benefits to investing in the future of CPW and its stake as a premier, internationally recognized center for photography. Benefactors enjoy private tours and receptions at CPW exhibitions and other special events. Benefactors also receive tailored recognition online, in the gallery, or in publications to suit your marketing or tribute needs. *Event Benefactor: $1,500. Season Benefactor: $2,500.