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!
Adam Graham spent his early years divided between two of the oldest continuous art colonies in the US; summers in Provincetown where his father was a student of Henry Hensche; and the rest of the year in New Orleans where both parents worked as portrait artists on Jackson Square.
He began studying painting under the guidance of his father Bob Graham and from 2000 to 2003 at the Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown in an independent study program under Lois Griffel. He now paints full time in New Orleans and Provincetown. Graham has been represented in Provincetown by the Rice Polak Gallery since 2009. He has also been written about in Cape Cod Arts magazine and has been interviewed by WOMR on the Ray Wiggs podecast “From the artist’s perspective”.