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- Portfolio Review Sign Up
- Pre/Post Conference Workshops
Wednesday, May 24th
3:00p – 6:00p*
8th Floor, Endymion, Mid City, and Proteus
The Portfolio Review is for emerging artists, students or anyone in need of critical feedback. Gallery representatives, curators, artists, professors, entrepreneurs, and other professionals in the field will be available by appointment to review portfolios and provide professional advice and guidance.
The goal of the Portfolio Review is to create an opportunity to meet and hear from seasoned artists and professionals that can help in the development and advancement of artistic careers.
*NEW TIME! We are offering this new time so neither the students or reviewers have to miss any of our presentations.
To participate, you must be attending the conference and pre-registered for the Portfolio Review before the conference – no walk-ins will be accepted.
Pre-registration will take place between February 2nd and April 22nd.
Sign up early to get a spot with your favorite reviewer. Slots are filled on a first-come, first served basis. You will be notified of your review schedule by e-mail no later than May 2nd.
Once Sign Up goes live, you will fill out a form and asked for your name, email address, and your top 5 list for reviewers. You can find the reviewer line up at the bottom of this page.
WHAT TO BRING TO YOUR PORTFOLIO REVIEW (if applicable):
- Photographs of your artwork, or your own laptop/tablet (fully charged)
- Actual artwork (if small enough for easy travel)
- Business Cards
- Exhibit postcards or announcements that feature your artwork
- Business Plan Proposals
Remember to pack everything you will need to make the most out of your review. The review will be 20 minutes and it moves quickly (it’s kind of like art speed dating)! Please be prepared with:
- Specific advice you are looking for in advance
- Questions about your work, website
- Your laptop/tablet fully charged and everything that you would like to have reviewed to be pre-loaded
If you have any questions on what to expect, what to prepare, or general Portfolio Review info, e-mail Cate Richards at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ivan is the gallery director at Patina Gallery in Santa Fe, NM. A graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art, Barnett rose to prominence in Lancaster County, PA, with his contemporary interpretation of American folk art. Barnett’s works reside in the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe.
Erica received her BFA in Metals/Jewelry Design at RIT’s School for American Crafts. In 2014, Bello won the Halstead Grant for emerging jewelers and pursued a career as a full-time studio artist working out of her studio located in Baltimore’s Station North Arts district.
Andy is a working metalsmith, educator and writer living in Seattle, WA where he builds jewelry and objects from metal, wood, glass, quills and ping pong balls. His work has appeared in numerous publications, private and public collections and exhibitions.
Cappy has been dedicated to building community and sharing knowledge as a Professor of Jewelry and Metals at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania since 1999. She holds an MFA from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a BS in Art from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Don is a former SNAG President and has lectured at conferences and universities all over the world and has been an artist-in-residence at the Corning Museum of Glass, Australian National University, and California College of Art. His jewelry is in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and many others.
Motoko was born in Tokyo and received her MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is an Assistant Professor at New Mexico State University. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Velvet da Vinci, and Nobana Art Works.
Julia is an artist, anthropologist and Jewelry/Metals Studio Manager at Seattle’s Pratt Fine Arts Center. Wood is her preferred material and carving is her favorite technique. As a researcher she focuses on sweet foods, and yes, she would like to hear about your favorite sno-ball flavor.
Carissa has served as the Executive Director of the Metal Museum since 2008. Under her leadership, the Museum has increased revenue generation, doubled exhibition space, expanded the blacksmithing and casting apprenticeship programs and increased regional and national awareness of the Museum’s exhibition and educational programming.
Galatea is an artist and educator living in the Chicagoland area. She is interested in traditional women’s crafts and their incorporation into contemporary jewelry pieces. Galatea received her MFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design from Indiana University in Bloomington, and her BA in Art History from Boston University.
Marie-Louise creates unique jewelry in a humorous and narrative universe. Her jewelry weaves the exclusive and the every day together, both in design and in materials. Kristensen graduated from the Institute of Precious Metals, Copenhagen in 2004. She works as an educator and coordinating projects within the field of jewelry.
Ana exhibits nationally and internationally. She authored Metalworking Through History: An Encyclopedia (2009), adjudicated the 2016 Materials Hard & Soft national exhibition and has taught workshops at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts among other locations. She is Associate Professor of Metalsmithing & Jewelry at the University of North Texas.
Märta was born in Stockholm in 1982. Märta has studied jewelry art at HDK-School of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg, Hiko Mizuno College of Jewellery in Tokyo, Rhode Island School of Design in Providence and received a Master degree from the Royal College of Art in London.
Tedd currently teaches part-time at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. He is a current member of the SNAG Board of Directors. He has developed and taught special topics classes in blacksmithing, laminated metals (mokume-gane/pattern-welded steel), and enameling.
Jaydan received his undergraduate degree at CCA, and his graduate degree from UW-Madison. He has furthered his career as an artist in residence at HCCC (TX), VCU (VA), and currently is a resident at Penland (NC). Jaydan was awarded the Emerging Voices Award from the American Craft Council in 2014.
Bella is the director of The Gallery at Reinstein|Ross, a New York-based contemporary jewelry gallery. In 2014, along with Ruta Reifen, Bella founded Platforma, a contemporary jewelry focused initiative with exhibitions in New York, Munich, and Asheville, NC. Bella has written for the New York Times, Modern, Metalsmith, American Craft and The Magazine Antiques amongst others. She is on the Board of Art Jewelry Forum.
Ezra is a jewelry artist from Toronto, Canada where he operates his own studio and business. Over the last five years, he has traveled extensively to participate in exhibitions, competitions, conferences and present lectures throughout the US, Europe and Asia.
Wayne is a visionary goldsmith with 30 years of experience working for extraordinary collectors. He has participated in over 250 shows and over 100 workshops internationally. Founder of “THE ALCHEMIST PICNIC” a metalsmithing and business empowerment retreat with a bonfire problem. He enjoys helping others profit from their passion.
Mallory is an artist based in Philadelphia. Her work involves a marriage between jewelry techniques and textile techniques and she creates work that allows metal to move with the fluidity of fabric. In addition to her studio practice, she works as a professor of Jewelry at several Philadelphia-area universities.
Renee received her MFA in Sculpture and her MA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Zettle-Sterling is a Professor of Art and Design at Grand Valley State University. She has exhibited and lectured on her work and has been featured in many publications. Zettle-Sterling also served as President of the SNAG.