PhotoVox: October 2019 – Introduction to Blockchain for Photographers


SPEAKER | Patti Hallock

WHEN | Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 6:30 – 8 pm (doors open 6 pm)

WHERE | CPAC Gallery, 1070 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204

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

ABOUT | What is blockchain and what does it have to do with the art market? The October PhotoVox is an introductory talk for photographers about a technology called Blockchain (often associated with Bitcoin). Don’t worry, you won’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand! Blockchain presents new opportunities for democratizing control over all sorts of products both digital and physical and the art world is paying attention. Patti will describe what Blockchain is, how it’s being used in the art world and what the potential pitfalls are as things stand today. This technology has the potential to help photographers provide ownership certification, museum quality provenance tracking and control over the copyright, licensing and usage of your artwork.

Join us to hear Patti Hallock discuss the following:

  • What are some of the current offerings that are designed around Blockchain, specific toward photographers
  • What are the problems in the market as it stands today and look to the future
  • Why does this matter?


Armed with this information you will be prepared to evaluate the possible applications in your photographic art career.



Patti Hallock has a background in the technical and fine art worlds that makes her uniquely qualified to talk with artists about this technology. With degrees in photography, Patti has been teaching photography at the University of Colorado-Denver since 2008. She is on the exhibition committee at Colorado Photographic Arts Center and has been showing her work in galleries and museums since 2003. Patti was chair of the Southwest Chapter of the Society for Photographic Education-SPE (2013-2017). She’s the founder of a new cloud-based application called PhotoWorkflo, supporting the business of fine art photographers. Before becoming an artist, Patti was an engineer in web development, telecom and networking and she holds several technical certifications.



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 CPAC’s downtown gallery, and feature discussions led by local arts and community leaders. Three sessions per year are dedicated to portfolio sharing.