The review is an evening meeting for student, aspiring, and established artists to have their work constructively evaluated by a facilitating professional artist or expert in the visual arts.
Each session begins with a short informal presentation by the facilitator so participants can become acquainted with his or her background and working style. You should bring in at least two works or one original and a number of digital images for the review leader to constructively evaluate, offer feedback, and suggestions for expansion. Review participants will also gain insightful feedback while listening to the other participants’ review period.
If time allows, the session ends with a group discussion around potential exercises, ways to continue moving forward, ideas about how to rework a piece, etc.
Of these sessions, one participant wrote “I am forced into a 20 min plus in-depth conversation about my art. Having to answer questions, and generally talk about my process and ideas, seems to clarify things in my mind and cause me to realize which is important and unimportant, where the art is coming from and what direction I might go in. It just makes me think more clearly about it all and I find that the conversations inform how I approach my work over the following weeks.”
Past reviewers have included Megan Hinton, Mike Carroll, Heather Blume, Zehra Kahn, Andre van der Wende, and Debbie Nadolney. We seek a variety of facilitators who are visual artists in a wide array of mediums as well as gallerists and art critics.
Please sign up in advance to ensure a spot in the review, but walk-ins are welcome if we have the space!
Jo Hay was born in England and earned a degree in Graphic Design from Middlesex University. She was a fashion magazine art director in New York City before painting at The Art Students League of New York.
Hay moved to Provincetown to focus on her painting development and has since had five solo exhibitions. In 2010 she was awarded the Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant from PAAM and in 2011 she received the New York Academy of Art Masters program portrait scholarship. She graduated from the Academy in 2012 and was chosen by Madonna in a live Tumblr online curation in 2013. Represented by the Lionheart Gallery in Pound Ridge, NY and the Jo Hay Open Studio gallery in Provincetown, she teaches drawing and painting at the Museum School at PAAM.