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!
Vicky Tomayko is an artist who works with a variety of print methods creating one-of-a-kind works on paper. She studied printmaking in Detroit and with Michael Mazur in Provincetown. She was a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and has an MFA in printmaking from Western Michigan University.
In addition teaching at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, she teaches at Cape Cod Community College and at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown Summer Program. She manages the print studio for the Fine Arts Work Center during their 7 month Residency Program, providing workshops and one-on-one instruction. She was an artist-in-residence at the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School in Orleans for ten years. Tomayko was assistant professor of printmaking at Connecticut College. She is represented by the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown and A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn NY.