Portfolio Reviews with X Gallery curator Lisa DuBois

An in person or online Portfolio Review by a qualified curator is the very best way for you to improve your presentation and to get feedback on your work. The review is designed to bring you one step closer toward your goals. There are limitless opportunities regardless of your age, gender, ethnic background or sexual orientation. The quality of your work and your passion is the most important item to focus on.

Reviews are not just for advanced artists; beginners, intermediate and advanced can all benefit from a portfolio review.  The real purpose is to understand where you are, and how to move forward in the best way possible.  Often artists and photographers do fantastic work but lack the ability to isolate the best work that will get the most attention. In some cases an artist is attached emotionally to the work whereas, a curator will see it from a different perspective.

You will learn how to access the best information for art residences, grants and contests and galleries that are suitable for you. You may be advised to wait and continue to produce work to add before applying for grants.

   Text this number 504 577 1268  with a request for a call back before making an appointment

or   email

XGallery.nyc@gmail.com 

 

Appointments are held on Thurs, sat or Sundays in x gallery at 163 Malcolm X Blvd or by phone.

Fee is $100.00 a 50 dollar deposit must be made for in person appointment. The appointment lasts for 75 minutes.  30 minute follow up appointments are available.

 

In person Preparation for a portfolio review

 

  • Have a prepared artist statement

  • Bring a device for easy viewing of your online images (laptop, I pad, phone) IG, website, FB etc.

  • Photographers- Bring in prints

  • Artists bring in one piece of work if possible

   Phone portfolio review 

  • send an artist statement. 

  • send up to 25 jpegs by we transfer prior to phone session 

  • send website address and social media links

 

Remember this word and its meaning P-A-T-H-

Persevere in your quest and

Affirm your dedication, remember  

Timing is everything and

Hope will pull you through rough times.

 

XGallery website

Lisa DuBois website

 

 

 




ARTWORK REPRODUCTION

Your Artwork is Your Life
Each painting portrays a part of the artist themselves and each one should be documented for the best possible representation.


FAQ:
Why should my artwork be photographed?
You may want to reproduce your work and sell them as limited edition reproductions.
 If you are applying to any museum, gallery, grant, or artist in residence you will want to have the best files of your work.


 I have a great cell phone isn’t that good enough? 
 Cell phones can’t usually create large files which are recommended for serious archiving of your work 


 What else can I do with a high-resolution file? 
 Make posters, postcards and use for reproduction purposes and for archival. 


 What else can I do to document my work?
 Get a flash drive and put your work on it so that it can be plugged into any computer at any time.
 When something has this much value it is wise to have some sort of back up. With this image, you forever have it digitally stored 
 Create a slideshow presentation.


Have your work photographed 

Set up an appointment 
Email:  xgallery.nyc@gmail.com  
Text: 504 577 1268 


 

Minimum Fee 75 dollars for one hour of shooting your artwork.  up to 5 to 7 paintings

Sculpture requires more time - for  multiple  angles.

 

What will you receive?


One is a high-resolution image and one is a low-resolution image for each piece of artwork.

One with copyright symbol with your name at the bottom of the image and one without.

One jpeg low-resolution file for email and online use

A high-resolution file for making reproductions or for making postcards etc.

**allow one week after meeting with artwork to receive all files in the mail.**