Picture a Day in Cambria

Written by Jill Turnbow

March 12, 2021

“A Day in the Life of Cambria” is the latest community project organized by Cambria Center for the Arts.
Photo by Helmut Kuhn

Saturday, March 20 marks the first day of spring and the Cambria Center for the Arts wants you to capture the day in photos. “A Day in the Life of Cambria” is the latest community project organized by CCA and invites locals and visitors alike to take photos anywhere from the Harmony Headlands to the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse to commemorate the Spring Equinox.
The rules are quite simple. Photos must be taken on March 20 and include a time/date stamp. Resolutions must be a minimum of 2400px on the shorter dimension. Photographers can submit up to four photos and each must have a caption. No Photoshop alterations are permitted. Photos will become part of a virtual exhibit on the new website, cambriaarts.org.
CCA Board member and Project Coordinator, Judith Pratt, talks about the idea for the project. “We were looking for ways to generate excitement in the community. One of CCA’s goals is to share the arts outside our doors and this seemed like a fun way to do it.”
Judith has a photographer friend involved with a larger project, “A Day in the Life of California”, and thought it was a great idea. With so many beautiful spots in and around Cambria the inspirations are endless. From tidepools, to elephant seals, to wineries, creeks, and trails, there are so many things that make Cambria special. And on the first day of spring, flowers will be blooming, colors will be changing, more people will be venturing out. Judith adds “We want people to show us why they come to Cambria, to visit or to live here, what makes this town special to them.”
“A Day in the Life of Cambria” is the second community outreach program offered by CCA since it had to close its doors due to the pandemic. Earlier in the fall they completed the new mural at the north end of town on the exterior wall of Cutruzzola Winery. Plans for future murals are also in the works.
“Everyone has a special memory of what fascinates them about Cambria, what makes Cambria a community like no other, Judith said. “Show us that — “Zebras, an olallieberry pie, egrets on the ranch, so many unique things.”
Photographers can shoot within the borders of the Harmony Headlands on the south, Piedras Blancas Lighthouse to the north, east to the Santa Rosa Creek Rd intersection with Hwy 41 and west to the Pacific.
Amateurs and professional photographers alike are asked to participate. Submitted photos will be displayed in a virtual exhibit on the CCA website along with photographer’s name and photo captions. By submitting a photo, the photographer gives CCA permission to use the photo(s) for promotional purposes. For all the details, and for where you can upload your photos, see the new website at cambriaarts.org/march20/

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