How to Prepare and Approach Portfolio Reviews, Galleries and Museums
Panel: Karen Davis, Arlette Kayafas, Neal Rantoul, Paula Tognarelli, and Francine Weiss
Tuesday, July 29, 6:30-8:30
Portfolio reviews are wonderful opportunities to have your work seen by gallerists, journalists, curators, and other art world figures. Taking full advantage of reviews, however, requires proper preparation. When it comes to your portfolio, your statement and CV, and your “elevator pitch,” do you know how to put your best foot forward? Let the panel guide you through the nuts and bolts of review prep so you can make the most of them. Are you seeking gallery representation but don’t know where to start? Are you currently showing work in a gallery but aren’t sure how to conduct your business outside of that relationship? Are you curious to learn how museums build their collection? In this two hour discussion you will learn the proper etiquette for preparing for portfolio reviews, approaching and working with collectors, curators, and other gate-keepers; the importance of marketing, branding, and on-line presence; what to expect from the marketplace and from a gallerist who opts to represent you; why not all photographers can be represented; and some of your non-gallery options.