Create a strong and professional presentation of your work

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As an emerging artist, you will likely submit and present your work in various venues. Juried exhibitions and competitions are an excellent way to gain exposure for your work and build your artist resume.  In this 2–day workshop, learn how to prepare your work to make a strong and professional presentation.

The majority of opportunities for photographers are through online submissions, and usually for only a limited number of images, to represent a larger body of work.  Learn how to create a strong edit and sequence the selections from your portfolio to represent a focused body of work, that expresses your original, creative voice.

This 2 – day workshop will include discussion on how to refine editing selections from a portfolio of work, including review of each participant’s work.  Other topics to be covered include:

  • Overview  with pro’s and cons of opportunities for artists including competitions, juried exhibitions (online and physical shows), photography blogs, and portfolio reviews
  • resources for researching opportunities
  • Artist statements and project statements
  • presentation methods, including portfolios, matting, framing and installation methods
  • supporting materials including image inventory lists, titles for work, how to label work
  • how to pack and ship work safely and professionally

Lunch each day is included. Lodging is available on campus $75/night, private room & bath.

Images:  ©Deedie Steele

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Instructor: Paula Tognarelli

Paula Tognarelli is the Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography. She holds an M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University, BA from Regis College, is a graduate of the New England School of Photography and is a  candidate for her Masters in Education at Lesley University. She is a regular participant in national and local portfolio reviews, has been a panelist and featured speaker at photography events and conferences including MacWorld and Color Connections. She has been a panelist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Photography Fellowships twice, as well as Danforth Art Museum and Arts Worcester, a juror for the Cambridge Art Council’s Community Supported Art Initiative, South Shore Art Center, Marblehead, Rockport, Bedford, and New Hampshire Art Associations, and many area camera clubs and art councils.