The Eye to Eye Portfolio Reviews take place at the Lafayette Hotel on Oct. 26-27, 2017. We will host an Open Portfolio Walk on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 6-9pm, open free to the public.
We will have approximately 25 reviewers from across the field participating in 2017. A partial list of confirmed reviewers includes:
MUSEUMS & CURATORS
Kyohei Abe, Detroit Center for Photography, Detroit, MI
Geoffrey Koslov, Foto Relevance, Houston, TX
Anthony Graham, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Kevin Miller, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL
Ginger Shulick-Porcella, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
Aline Smithson, LENSCRATCH
GALLERIES & NON-PROFIT SPACES
Jennifer DeCarlo, JDC Fine Art, San Diego, CA
Michelle Dunn Marsh, Photo Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
Michael Hulett, Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Samantha Johnson, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CA
Chantel Paul, SDSU Downtown Gallery, San Diego, CA
Jennifer DeCarlo is the Director of JDC Fine Art, a gallery dedicated to contemporary photography established in 2011. Prior to opening the gallery she worked as the Assistant Director at the Schneider Gallery in Chicago. Ms. DeCarlo is active academically and professionally, writing for for the international photography association AIPAD. She earned her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
A seasoned reviewer, Ms. DeCarlo is most interested in reviewing narrative, figurative work, but welcomes seeing other work that explores the creative potential of photography. Depending on where the work is in process, she is able to help the artist evaluate and reflect on completed work or pause to sharpen the point of work in progress.
Kevin Miller is the Associate Curator at the Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona Beach, Florida where he was formerly the Director and Senior Curator from 2001 until 2014. In that time he curated and presented more than 300 exhibitions and produced numerous exhibition catalogues at the museum. As a reviewer Kevin is interested in seeing developed bodies of work ready for publication or exhibition, as well as evolving series that might benefit from interpretation, context and editing.
Chantel Paul is a curator of contemporary art in San Diego, where she leads exhibition programming for San Diego State University’s Downtown Gallery.
A program of the School of Art + Design at San Diego State University, the gallery is dedicated to engaging students, faculty, artists, and the public through innovative and scholarly presentations of contemporary art and design. Located off-campus in metro San Diego, the Gallery creates an important link between the School and the art community. A yearly calendar of exhibitions, lectures, performances, and artist-driven programming fosters new ideas and dialogue about art making as a critical facet of society.
Prior to her current position, she was Assistant Curator at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in San Diego from 2010 – 2015. While there, she curated numerous exhibitions, including After Ansel Adams (2014), Staking Claim: A California Invitational (2013), which included an accompanying catalog, Kevin Cooley: Elements (2013), and Unusual Suspects: The Paintings and Photographs of Holly Roberts (2012). Chantel has reviewed at a number of events, including Fotofest Houston, Review Santa Fe, Photolucida, and the Medium Festival of Photography.
As a reviewer, Chantel is looking for work that explores the possibilities of the medium, ranging from conceptual and experimental to more traditional approaches. She is most interested in work that has specific vision, direction, intention, and originality. Chantel is not interested in commercial or stock photography. She is looking for work that can be included in group shows of multi-disciplinary contemporary art and focused group/ individual photography exhibitions.
GINGER SHULICK PORCELLA
Ginger Shulick Porcella is an arts administrator and curator who recently relocated from New York City to San Diego to join the San Diego Art Institute as its Executive Director. Porcella holds an M.A. in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from Columbia University and a B.A. in Art History from DePaul University. Porcella has developed and produced dozens of art exhibitions, special events, new commissions and public programs, and has a deep understanding of the creative process, frequently lecturing on topics related to contemporary curatorial practices, arts administration, and fundraising.
She has previously served as the Executive Director of Art Connects New York, the Managing Director of Flux Factory, and the Director of Grants and Community Development at Staten Island Arts. As an independent curator, Porcella largely focuses on new media projects that expand the dialogue around the intersection of art, architecture, and anthropology.
Porcella is on the Curatorial Committee for the Americas with Artist Pension Trust and has curated exhibitions for galleries and museums across the U.S. including; “LUMEN”, an international video and performance art festival (Founder and Head Curator 2010 and 2011); Ivory Tower, a video exhibition concurrent with Art Basel Miami Beach 2011; The Typhoon Continues and So Do You at Flux Factory; The Sixth Sense and Other Myths at NYC Industries for the Blind; the critically-acclaimed Future/Past at REVERSE Gallery in NYC; and most recently Beyond Limits: Postglobal Meditations and Women’s Work: Masculinity and Gender in Contemporary Fiber Art at the San Diego Art Institute.
Porcella’s exhibitions have been positively reviewed in The New York Times, The LA Times, and USA Today, and her work has been featured in Hyperallergic, Creem Magazine, and Modern Painters.