Are you a student, amateur, or professional photographer looking for feedback on your work and ideas? Then mark your calendars for May 20th when SPMOP will be hosting a Portfolio Review event.
During this event, you'll have the opportunity to show your work (in progress) to photography professionals with various backgrounds and specialties, including:
Amanda Cooper, a fifth-generation Floridian and native of St. Petersburg, received a BA in Art History from the University of Florida in 1997. Since 1999, she has worked as Curator of Exhibitions (now Chief Curator) at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, organizing over 400 exhibitions, including works in all media by students, established and emerging artists, and children. She has also served as a juror for various art exhibitions including Dunedin Art Harvest, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards exhibition, Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, FolkFest St. Pete, Melbourne Arts Festival, ArtFest Fort Myers, Ocala Arts Festival and the Pinellas Association of Visual Artists Cool Art Show. She has served on art panels for Pinellas County and the State of Florida, awarding several public art projects and individual artist grants, and has been a member of the steering committee for the SHINE Mural Festival since 2015. She lives in St. Pete with her husband, three children, and two cats.
-FULL- Geoffrey Baris, has been a renowned international fine art and fashion photographer for over 45 years. Throughout his career, he has photographed for most major retailers, created album covers and magazines, and taken portraits of many celebrities. His fine art photographs have been featured in art shows and represented by galleries all over the US. His work has been purchased by over 200 major hotels, art consultants, and interior designers, and loved and collected by people seeking unique and special art.
-FULL- Robin O'Dell, is the Executive Curator for the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in Ybor City, as well as a contributing writer for The Artisan Magazine and Creative Pinellas’ Arts Coast Magazine. Formerly the Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, she has also worked with the Keith Haring Archive in New York, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, the George Eastman Museum, and the Roman Vishniac Archive at the International Center of Photography in New York City, as well as others.
Beth Reynolds, the founder of the photographic arts program at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, and the first Photo Laureate for the city of Tampa. She earned a Master’s in Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Hartford and has been an arts educator for almost 20 years.
Keith Kenney: After teaching photojournalism and photography at the University of South Carolina for 31 years, Keith retired and moved to St. Petersburg with his wife Susanna Melo. As a professor, Keith spent a year teaching photojournalism in China, a year in Uganda, 8 months in Italy and a month in Rwanda. His photographs were exhibited in Michigan, South Carolina and China. In retirement, Keith continues to take documentary photographs both locally and abroad. He also volunteers for the Guardian ad Litem program, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Take Stock in Children program at St. Pete High School.
-FULL- Marieke van der Krabben, is the current Executive Director of SPMOP, and a photography historian and curator who has worked at the Museum of Photography in The Hague. Additionallty she served as the curator and creative director for the International Photo Festival Leiden for three years. Marieke co-authored a book on photography and has written for art-related magazines. She was also the curator of exhibitions for the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.
This event takes place at the Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Florida.
719 Central Ave St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Each review session will last for 15 minutes, and per ticket, you'll receive 2 reviews with 2 different reviewers. You can buy a maximum of 2 tickets, which means you'll have access to 4 reviews.
In the sign-up form you can let us know which reviewers have your preference. We will accommodate your preference on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please note that the ticket sales close on May 17, and a schedule will be sent out to all paid participants with the timeframes for each review.
1 regular ticket: $25,00
1 student ticket: $15,00
*this does not include the Eventbrite fee
To ensure the smooth running of the event, please arrive on time as late arrivals won't be accepted, and there won't be any extra review time. Also, sign up for this event will only be valid after we have received notification of payment. Tickets are non-refundable in case of no-show, late arrivals, or cancellations by the participants, but they will be refunded only in case of cancellation by the organization of the event (i.e., SPMOP or Morean Arts Center).
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