Weekend at C4FAP!
This past weekend I was in Colorado for an exhibit that I was fortunate to be included in at the Center for Fine Art Photography(C4FAP) in Fort Collins. I had submitted images to previous shows at this gallery, but have not been selected before. This exhibit’s theme was “Black and White” and the juror was Jason Landry, owner of Panopticon Gallery in Boston, MA.
I decided to travel to Colorado for the exhibit because I had heard such good things about C4FAP and wanted to participate in the planned events. The Center is run by Hamidah Glasgow, who, with the assistance of her staff, arranged the prints into a fabulous exhibit. They also had different events planned for the weekend, including a Gallery Talk by Jason Landry, an opening reception for the public during the Fort Collins Art Walk, a portfolio review with Jason and Hamidah, and an opportunity to network/share with the other exhibitors in attendance.
During his talk, Jason spoke about the exhibit and the selection process he went through to narrow down the more than 3000 submitted images down to the 51 chosen images. He also spoke about his career in the art world and his fine art photography gallery in Boston. He also read from his recent book, Instant Connections. It is a collection of essays and interviews which explains the value of building an “art family” that can support and help advance a young artists career. I am really enjoying the knowledge and experiences he shares and his way of writing. This is definitely not a dry boring tome on photography!
Saturday, I was fortunate enough to have a portfolio review with both Jason and Hamidah. This would be my second experience with portfolio reviews and it was an excellent experience. When you have a review with two gallery owners, you would love for them to look at your images and just be floored with your incredibly impressive prints. Yeah, but that isn’t what really happens. A good reviewer is there to challenge you and be honest in their opinion of your work, helping you to advance your art. Well, that is exactly what they did. They spent more time than was allotted to make sure they reviewed all my work, they were honest and direct with their comments, and both showed a genuine interest to help me.
After the reviews, we had lunch and shared our portfolios with the other exhibitors. The works that they shared were very impressive and it was great to hear their thoughts behind their projects. Below are some pictures from the share and info about the artists, check them out!
Jim Crowley – https://www.jcrowley.com/blog1/
Wolfgang Hastert – http://www.wolfganghastert.com/
Bill Hughes – http://www.hughesstudio.com/
Terri Warpinski – http://www.terriwarpinski.com/
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