- Education Dialogue
- Juried Student Exhibition
- Annual Digital Student Slide Presentation
- Portfolio Reviews
- Education Resource Room (ERR)
- Conference Student Scholarships
- Educational Endowment Raffle
- Student + New Professional Work Exchange
- Pre-Conference Workshops
- Student Sales Tables
Wednesday, May 22nd | 3:00 – 6:o0 pm | Wabash Room
By appointment only!
Portfolio Review Sign-Up Begins: March 11 (scroll down for link to sign-up form)
Portfolio Review Sign-Up Ends: When all slots are full or April 30th at 5PM PST
Confirmations Emailed By: May 8
Portfolio Reviews are a free resource for emerging artists, students or anyone in need of critical feedback. Gallery representatives, curators, artists, educators, 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.
Limited review slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to sign up early for the best chances of getting your first choice reviewer. Artists may only sign up for one review. You will be notified by email no later than May 8th of your review schedule.
To participate, you must be attending the conference and pre-registered for the Portfolio Review before the conference — no walk-ins will be accepted.
To sign up, read the reviewer bios below and decide which reviewer you would like to meet with (you will only be allowed to choose one time slot – with one reviewer – before submitting the form). Then open the Portfolio Review Sign Up Google Form HERE. Only available time slots will be shown. Please read through the form instructions carefully before completing and submitting.
If you have any questions, please contact Conference Intern Alejandra Carrillo-Estrada.
Learn how to make the most of your review HERE.
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, etc.
- Your laptop/tablet fully charged and everything that you would like to have reviewed to be pre-loaded
*Please note that the Portfolio Reviews happen on Wednesday before programming begins. This is done so neither the students or reviewers have to miss any of our presentations.
2019 Portfolio Reviewers
This year’s portfolio reviewers are listed below in alphabetical order. Each reviewer will be performing three individual reviews during scheduled 20-minute time slots on a first-come, first-served basis through the Portfolio Review Sign Up Form (which will be posted here March 11).
Doug Bucci – Doug Bucci is a designer and educator in the field of jewelry. His work utilizes digital processes to explore and display biological systems and the effect of disease on the body. Bucci currently heads the Metals/Jewelry Department at Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Andy Cooperman makes all sorts of things from all sorts of things and is known for applying the ethos and discipline of high craft metalsmithing to a wide variety of often disparate materials. He has been a jeweler and metalsmith for over thirty years and a writer and educator for close to that. Andy’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and can be found in public and private collections as well as books and publications that include Art Jewelry Today (I, II & III), The Penland Book of Jewelry, Humor in Craft and many more. Andy teaches and lectures nationally and has spoken at the Society of North American Goldsmiths conference, the annual CoMA (Colorado Metalsmithing Association) conference and as keynote speaker for both the International Society of Glass Bead Makers and the Eastern Carolina University Materials Topics Symposium.
Adriane Dalton – Adriane Dalton is the Interim-Editor of Metalsmith and Metalsmith Tech. She is also a maker, writer, curator, and arts educator based in Richmond, VA. She holds an MA from Parsons The New School for Design (2014), and a BFA from the University of the Arts (2004).
Jack DaSilva – A third generation gravestone maker, Jack enjoys teaching 3D Design, metalsmithing, anticlastic raising and jewelry making since 1980. In 1982, Jack was invited as a Visiting Professor in Jewelry/Metal Arts at Kook Min University and Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea. In 1999-2008, Jack founded MAKER: Metal Arts worKshop & Educational Retreat a week long, hands on, adult metal arts workshops. Jack’s work is found in publications, and pubic/private collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, South Korea; Portugal and across the USA.
Caroline Gore – Caroline Gore’s studio practice is deeply rooted in jewelry and metalsmithing processes – her work varies in media, scale and implementation ranging from jewelry to sculptural installations, photography and large-scale drawing. She maintains a studio in northeast Philadelphia at the Crane Arts Building, and joined the faculty at The University of the Arts in 2014 as an Associate Professor of Craft & Material Studies.
Sarah Holden – Sarah Holden received her MFA in Studio Art with a focus in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and her BFA in Crafts/Material Studies and Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University. Sarah creates sculptural objects and jewelry that investigates how female identity is constructed and performed. Sarah lives in Chicago where she works as a studio artist, metals instructor and mom.
Galatea Kontos – Galatea Kontos is a jewelry artist, educator, and co-founder of TeaMaria Studios, a collaborative venture that creates bold, colorful jewelry for confident people out of silver and steel. Kontos received her MFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design from Indiana University, Bloomington. She lives and works in the Chicagoland area.
Matt Lambert – Matt Lambert has lectured and held residency internationally as well as being collected and shown internationally with solo exhibitions at the Sculpture Center in Ohio and Benaki Museum in Athens Greece. Lambert holds an MFA in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of art and is currently an MA candidate at Warren Wilson College in Critical and Historical Craft. Lambert is an active contributor to Art Jewelry Forum, Metalsmith Magazine and Norwegian Craft.
Brooke Marks Swanson – Brooke Marks-Swanson speaks of her obsessions and observations through a universal language of textile and metal wearable art. She received her MFA in Metals at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a BFA from Indiana University, Bloomington. Marks-Swanson has been included in 18 publications including the notable Metalsmith Magazine Exhibition in Print 2009, 2014, 2016, 2017. She lectured at SOFA Chicago 2016, on a panel titled: FIBER ART IN THREE DIMENSIONS: A History and Discussion of Fiber Art Off The Wall.
Tedd McDonah – Tedd comes from a small Wisconsin town, but with him comes large appetites for creativity and a passion for teaching. Tedd’s artistic training came from the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse, and Arizona State University; BS in Art (’96), and MFA (’01). Tedd’s work speaks of the rural nature of his midwest upbringing, and his appreciation of the outdoors. McDonah’s work features techniques that bridge many aspects found with in disciplines of blacksmithing, non-ferrous metalsmithing, and jewelry making.
Steve Midgett – Steve is a lifelong studio artist recognized as a master of patterned metals. His metalwork with Mokume Gane and Damascus steel has won multiple awards and is included in many contemporary jewelry books. He is the author of the classic, Mokume Gane A Comprehensive Study and has taught and lectured around the world.
Pam Robinson – Chicago-based artist, metalsmith, educator and hockey fan. BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and studied gemology and wax carving at The Gemological Institute of America. Director of Education, Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass at Lillstreet Art Center…26 years and counting!
Lauren Selden – Lauren Selden is currently a Professor of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Exhibition accomplishments include solo, invitational, and juried exhibitions in national and international venues. She has given workshops and lectures at conferences, universities, community colleges, and art centers across the country as well as in Brazil, Germany, France, Iceland, and Mexico.
Elizabeth Shypertt – Elizabeth Shypertt co-founded and owned Velvet da Vinci Gallery in San Francisco. During her 23 years there she organized more than 80 exhibitions. Elizabeth is a member of the local Metal Arts Guild and the Art Jewelry Forum and was a board member for both organizations. She is currently on the SNAG board.
Emily Stoehrer – Dr. Emily Stoehrer is the curator of jewelry at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She oversees an encyclopedic collection of jewelry that spans from ancient Egyptian treasures to the Daphne Farago Collection of contemporary jewelry. Most recently, she co-curated Boston Made: Arts & Crafts Jewelry and Metalwork and co-authored the related publication. She serves on the SNAG board.
Mallory Weston – Mallory Weston is an artist living and working in Philadelphia, PA. Mallory currently works as an Assistant Professor of Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM at Tyler School on Art. Mallory maintains an active studio practice as a member of the JV Collective, a group of seven female art jewelers that’s anchored in Philadelphia but national in scope.