Portfolio Review for Visual Artists

Saturday, Sept 16 ­ 11am to 3pm

Council Chambers, City Hall, 280 Grove St., Jersey City, NJ 

Pro Arts Jersey City invites visual artists to gain valuable feedback on their portfolios with twenty minute one-on-one review sessions from prominent gallerists and curators at its annual Portfolio Review on Saturday, Sept 16 between 11am and 3pm at Jersey City’s City Hall, located at 280 Grove Street in Downtown Jersey City.
Pro Arts Jersey City has long encouraged artistic excellence and a strong local community.  Meet the Curator presents an opportunity to connect with industry professionals and gain constructive insight on their work in a supportive environment.
Participating reviewers on this year’s panel include: (Click here for detail bios)

  • Arthur Bruso, Curious Matter
  • Henone Girma, Art In Flux
  • Donna Gustafson, PhD, Zimmerli Museum
  • Emily Johnsen, William Paterson University
  • Jo-El Lopez, Independent Curator
  • Anne Novado, Novado Gallery
  • Fayemi Shakur, City Without Walls
  • Dexter Wimberly, Aljira

Registration is first come, first serve basis. Registration for all visual artists (both members and non-members) will begin on August 8. The cost to participate as a Pro Arts member is $15 for the first review and $30 for each additional review. Members of the public are invited to register for $45 per review. Non-members who register for 2 or 3 reviews receive one-year complimentary Pro Arts membership (artist-membership subject to membership committee approval). Artists can register for up to 3 reviews.
Artists also have an opportunity to be selected for the Curator’s Choice 2 exhibition in October 2017. The exhibition will be part of the Jersey City Art and Studio Tour 2017. 
Christine Barney, 2017 participating artist says: “This is a rare opportunity to speak with professionals who spend their days looking at art, and are able to provide an insight to your work that is surprising and thought provoking.”
Jeanne Brasile, 2017 participating curator says: “These well-organized sessions bring new artists to my attention and keep me up to date with the work of artists with whom I’m already acquainted. It’s like speed dating for curators and artists!”