Fall Schedule: Celebrate Creativity

My expertise is in identifying and refining your unique vision to represent it’s most impactful presence in image and text. As a trained professional counselor and published author I interview to explore your creative process and collaborate to contextualize your work.

For examples, see artist consults and testimonials.

Studio Visit or Video Conference

Individual Portfolio Reviews 

By appointment 30 minute session

Cost $65

Individual Consultation

By appointment 1 - 3 hour sessions 

Consultation on existing projects, preparing for portfolio reviews, and/or creating exhibition proposal. 

Services include:
-Exploration and development of concept.
-Photo Editing and sequencing. 
-Website presentation.
-Contextualize work and/or projects within the visual culture landscape.
-Create and edit artist statement, bio and marketing materials.

Cost  $150 per hour (reduced fee for purchase of 8 - 10 hour consultation block)

In Studio @ 17 Hawkins Street Somerville MA in Union Square

: 10% savings on workshops, lectures and classes for members of the Griffin Museum and Photographic Resource Center. $5 savings for students.

Concept Aware® Offered 3 Ways: Information Sessions, 6 session class, or Weekend Workshop

Information Sessions

Wednesday Evening: September 4  from 7 - 8:30 pm
Weekend: September 21 from 11 - 12:30 pm
Weekend: November 16 from 11 - 12:30 pm
Wednesday Evening: November 20  from 7 - 8:30 pm

Concept Aware® (CA) is a unique creative framework for concept development. How you see and why it matters forms the foundation of your creative practice. This overview outlines principles of the CA structure in a presentation utilizing contemporary photography. It is a perfect place to explore if a CA class or workshop is of interest and/or use. 

Cost: $35 (Fee is applied towards future CA workshop or class)

Elements of the Creative Practice Tuesday Lecture Series, 7 - 8:30 pm

Elements of Photo Editing & Sequencing, September 10
Elements of an Artist Statement, October 29
Elements of Creativity: 8 Building Blocks to Uphold an Inspired Idea, November 19
Elements of Portfolio Review, December 11

Concept Aware® is supported by these elements of creative practice. These are building blocks which are foundational to support your inspired ideas. 

Each of these lectures explores an aspect of the artist’s/photographer’s concept development and presentation.
Exercises, examples and resources are included with a brief lecture presentation.

Cost: $55 individual, $200 for the series

Critique Groups

Concept Aware ® Master Class
(Open to previous CA class and workshop participants)

Monthly Monday Evening 3 hour Sessions, 6 - 9pm
September 16, October 14, November 18, December 9

An opportunity to review and actualize the 8 elements of CA. Assignments, reading material and resources are provided. Expand an existing body of work or begin a new one with a collective to support and refine your creative practice.

Cost $350

Guided Critique Group

Monthly Monday Evening  3 hour Sessions, 6 - 9pm
September 30, October 28, November 25, December 9

Monthly Tuesday Daytime 3 hour Sessions, 10 - 1pm
September 17, October 15, November 19, December 10

Refine existing work or begin a new project in a supportive small group.  Emerging and seasoned image-makers will enhance their creative practice by strengthening use of specific elements in their artistic process. Assignments, reading material and resources will be provided. 

Cost $350

Art Library Hours:

Wednesdays 2 - 6pm (or by appointment)

Browse my collection of photo books, monologues, and catalogs. 

Photo and art non-fiction books too. 

No cost

Paris Photo Pre-Planning Meeting for Guided Tour Participants:

Tuesday September 24
Tuesday October 22

7 - 8:30 pm

Paris Photo is the largest international photo fair with a feast of options - 100 + exhibits, panel discussions, booksellers, and book signings. 

Our meetings outline the myriad offerings inside the fair on the first session and all photo related happenings outside the fair on the second session. Concurrent with Paris Photo are Fotofever, Photo Saint Germain and 2 outside Book Fairs. 

My guided tour information and registration is available here.

Cost included in tour fee.

Paris Photo Review 

Griffin Museum of Photography - 50 Shore Road Winchester MA, 7 - 8:30 pm
December 5

A slide presentation of the highlights of Paris Photo. See trends, output options and concepts by photographers from 30+ countries. More information here.

$10 (Griffin Museum Members) $15 (Non-Members) $5 (Full-time students)

Photo Book Book Group, 7 - 9 pm
Thursday November 21 - Kahn and Selesnick
Tuesday December 10 - Trine Sondergaard

A deep dive into the creative process of a photo book each month. Work our way through my art library and bring ones to share.