PhotoVox: July 2024 – Contracts, Shipping, & Exhibition Preparation with Samantha Johnston

PHOTOVOX July 2024

A Presentation on Contracts, Shipping, & Exhibition Preparation with Samantha Johnston

SPEAKER | Samantha Johnston, CPAC Executive Director & Curator

WHEN | Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 6:30pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)

WHERE | CPAC, 1200 Lincoln St, Suite 111, Denver, CO 80203

COST | Free for CPAC members; $10 for non-members

ABOUT | Attention artists! Contracts, Shipping, & Exhibition Preparation are not just buzzwords – they’re crucial steps in your art journey. Got accepted into a show? Curated into an exhibit? Congratulations! Now, let’s ensure you’re fully equipped to navigate the next steps.

Join us for our July PhotoVox, where Samantha Johnston, CPAC’s Executive Director & Curator, will share indispensable insights and insider tips to properly packing and shipping your photographs (including material examples for you to see and touch).

And let’s talk contracts – because they’re more than just paperwork. Samantha will emphasize the importance of filling them out correctly, along with providing additional requested materials like high-res JPEGs, artist statements, bios, and more. These details may seem small, but they’re the building blocks of putting on a successful exhibition!


Samantha Johnston has been the Executive Director and Curator at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center since 2015. She holds a certificate in Arts Development and Program Management from the University of Denver, an MFA from Lesley University College of Art & Design, and a BFA from Alfred University. Prior to joining CPAC, she taught photography and visual arts for 12 years at high schools in Boston and Denver.

She has curated exhibitions with contemporary artists such as Jess T. Dugan, Daniel Coburn, Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman, and Zora Murff. Samantha has served as a reviewer at Houston FotoFest, Review Santa Fe, PhotoPlus New York, Medium, Month of Photography (MoP), and Filter. She has juried several exhibitions including Critical Mass and The Fence.

She is a longtime member of the Society for Photographic Education, and served as Treasurer of the Southwest region from 2013-2016 and Co-Chair of SPE’s 2013 Southwest regional conference in Denver. She was named one of Colorado’s Top 100 Creatives 3.0 by Westword and has been featured in Lenscratch.


PhotoVox is a monthly program offered by the Colorado Photographic Arts Center to help you strengthen your artistic voice with the support of other photographers and artists in the Denver Metro community. Meetings are held monthly at either CPAC’s downtown gallery or virtually on Zoom, and feature discussions led by local arts and community leaders. Three sessions per year are dedicated to portfolio sharing.