CEPA Gallery

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The pandemic prevented CEPA Gallery from getting people into their building in downtown Buffalo over the course of 2020. As a result, CEPA shifted its focus of contemporary photography and other visual arts to public spaces.


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It wasn’t just George Floyd’s name heard at protests across Buffalo this summer. The names of Quentin Suttles, Wardel ‘Meech’ Davis, and Cariol Horne were all chanted as a national fight against systematic racism continues. Photographer Tito Ruiz was on the front line with protestors to capture the emotion felt locally in Western New York’s fight for racial justice. Now, more than 30 of his large prints are on display as part of a solo exhibit at CEPA Gallery.

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Alexis Oltmer recalls how her current exhibition at CEPA Gallery originated three years ago on a visit to Emerald Beach on Lake Erie. "I started to notice tiny, little  (plastic) particles that were every single color in the rainbow. I was just really overwhelmed by them," Oltmer recalled. "When I got home I felt really bad about the fact that I hadn't done anything about that." For Oltmer, it's been angst turned into art.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Dozens of local veterans have expressed their stories - and the private battles they are still fighting - by creating images and words now available for public viewing in Buffalo's Market Arcade.

Photography changed a woman’s path in life

Feb 6, 2019
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

An award-winning local photographer has created a new exhibit called Through The Lens: “Warriors" now on display at CEPA Gallery in downtown Buffalo.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckely sat down with Aitina Fareed-Cooke, the owner & creative director of Get Fokus'd Productions, who selected eight stories about people who beat the odds, just as she did.

Press Pass: Escape to Wellness

Dec 4, 2018

Life is busy. There's work and family. And this time of year tends to most stressful. The December issue of Buffalo Spree has some tips on taking care of yourself. In this week's Press Pass with WBFO's Mark Scott, Spree editor Elizabeth Licata says most of us fail to set aside time for our own well-being.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A Buffalo-based contemporary visual arts center will begin hosting a program in January that connects combat veterans to cameras, in an effort to help them express experiences and feelings they may be struggling to put into words as they transition from military life to the civilian world. Helping CEPA Gallery with the Odyssey Workshops will be a combat veteran whose own experiences are already documented in graphic detail.

Errol Daniels / "Coming Home: Reentry After Incarceration"

What happens to people after they are released from prison? That is the challenge featured in a photo essay at Buffalo's CEPA Gallery called, "Coming Home: Reentry After Incarceration."

Photo exhibit: Children of San Jose Del Negrito

Mar 11, 2015
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Two Buffalo artists set out on a photography journey in a remote village in Honoduras. They work is now on display at CEPA Gallery in downtown Buffalo. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley met with the artists to learn about their photos that portray Honduras children from impoverished lives. 

A local filmmaker who is the former head of CEPA Gallery in Buffalo entered a guilty plea Wednesday to an obscenity charge.

Nancy J. Parisi

Buffalo's CEPA Gallery was honored at The White House Friday in a ceremony hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama.

WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

Buffalo's CEPA Gallery will be honored Friday at the White House as First Lady Michelle Obama presents the 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. 

Through a citizens eye: Visions of Greater Buffalo

Nov 8, 2012
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

CEPA Gallery continues its mission to present photo-related art to the community.  CEPA will show off the works of 50 individuals at its Market Arcade studios in downtown Buffalo.  CEPA's Visions of Greater Buffalo event is Thursday evening.