Veterans Workshop Series

Launched by CPAC and our partners in 2017, the Veterans Workshop Series provides advanced photographic education to Denver-area military Veterans, free of charge. Over 5 months of workshops and one-on-one mentoring sessions, participants learn to refine technical skills, hone ideas into a body of work, create a portfolio, write about their work, and present their projects to the community in a public exhibition at CPAC’s gallery.


By taking part in the Veterans Workshop Series, participants develop their artistic voice, cultivate new skills and are offered a range of opportunities and access, including:


• Software and digital media programs
• Photography composition, lighting and design skills
• Self expression and creativity
• A professional portfolio of their work
• Exhibition experience
• Mentorship and networking


Participants can leverage their new skill sets to pursue a career in photography or a path into the professional art world. The program is taught by established artists and leaders in Denver’s photography community, and was designed and developed in partnership with local veteran-led organizations including Art of War Project and Task Force ISO.


Transitions: Photo Journeys of Change and Passage

On view February 22 – April 19, 2019

Opening reception: Saturday, February 23, 5 – 8pm

Location: VFW Post 1, Komarek Gallery, 2nd floor, 841 Santa Fe Drive, Denver

The VFW Post 1 Veterans Arts Council is collaborating with the Colorado Photographic Arts Center to announce an exhibition of Veterans work during Month of Photography. Photographers from Personal Visions will be on display. Free and open to the public.


CPAC is now accepting applications for the 2019 Veterans Workshop Series (August 2019 – January 2020). If you are a U.S. military Veteran with a passion for photography, we strongly encourage you to apply! Please download the application and submit by June 12, 2019.

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The 2018 Veterans Workshop Series is made possible by Arts In Society, which fosters cross-sector work through the arts by supporting the integration of arts and culture into multiple disciplines critical to the health and well-being of Coloradans.