Hal Gould Award Dinner & Auction

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center invites you to its 7th annual Hal Gould Vision in Photography Award Dinner & Auction honoring Hamidah Glasgow, Executive Director and Curator at The Center for Fine Art Photography. Proceeds from this event support CPAC’s exhibitions, educational initiatives, and community outreach programs throughout the year.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

6 pm: Silent print auction and cocktail hour, with passed hors d’oeuvres
7 pm: Dinner and Award presentation, with a choice of plated entree
(Polenta Stuffed Chicken or Wild Mushroom Lasagna)

Individual Tickets: $175
Sponsor Table for Six: $1,300
Sponsor Table for Eight: $2,200

Please reserve your space and dinner choice by April 4.
Please notify us of any food allergies at the number below.
To purchase tickets by phone, call (303) 837-1341

Unable to attend? Please consider supporting CPAC with a donation.

Silent Print Auction

New in 2018, CPAC’s Silent Print Auction features photographs by 20 established artists. The auction opens March 27, 2018.

Print Auction Preview Tour

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
6:30 – 7:30 PM @ CPAC; Free and Open to the Public

Whether you’re a collector or simply want to know more about photography, this event is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the photographs and artists included in CPAC’s 2018 Print Auction.

The tour will be led by Samantha Johnston, Executive Director of CPAC, and Hamidah Glasgow, Executive Director and Curator of The Center for Fine Art Photography and winner of CPAC’s 2018 Hal Gould Vision in Photography Award.

Meet Award Winner Hamidah Glasgow

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC) is pleased to announce that Hamidah Glasgow, Executive Director and Curator at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, has been awarded the 2018 Hal Gould Vision in Photography Award. This award is given to individuals and institutions that have made significant contributions in the Western Region to raising awareness, value, and appreciation of the photographic arts.

As Executive Director and Curator at The Center for Fine Art Photography since 2009, Glasgow has presented more than 180 exhibitions featuring emerging and established photographic artists from around the world. Along the way, she has helped hundreds of artists develop their careers and introduce their work to new audiences in Colorado and beyond. Glasgow is also a co-founder of the Strange Fire Collective, an organization dedicated to photo-based work that engages with current social and political forces, highlighting the work of women, people of color, and queer and trans artists, writers, and curators. Glasgow’s contribution to photography has also included numerous curatorial projects, national portfolio reviews including FotoFest, Photolucida, Center and many others, contributions to publications and online magazines, and the co-hosting of regional conferences.

From 2007-2009, Glasgow served on the Colorado Photographic Arts Center’s Board of Directors as Board Chair and member. She holds a master’s degree in Humanities with an emphasis in Visual Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Colorado Denver and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from California State University.

“I am so pleased to recognize Hamidah Glasgow with this award,” said Samantha Johnston, CPAC’s Executive Director. “She is highly respected and admired in the photographic community, and her insights and wisdom have been invaluable to CPAC and to me personally.”

“This is a lovely and unexpected honor. CPAC is an organization that I admire and support whole-heartedly. Hal Gould was a mentor and a friend and is greatly missed. To receive an award in his name from such a beloved organization is humbling. My thanks go to the ever-inspirational Samantha Johnston, Keith Brenner and the rest of the nominating committee.”

The Hal Gould Vision in Photography Award was established in 2013 in honor of Hal Gould, a well-known champion of photography in the Western region who inspired countless artists and visitors to his legendary Camera Obscura Gallery in Denver. He was also a gifted artist himself, a commercial photographer, and a co-founder of CPAC.