Next Critique: September 23rd, 6pm

LOCATION : Germaine Marvel Building
210 West Packwood Avenue, MAITLAND

The Art & History Museums – Maitland (A&H) proudly hosts Artists’ Critique & Conversation, an exciting initiative to assist in the professional development of local artists.

Artists’ Critique & Conversation is FREE and the public is encouraged to attend. A bar is available with beer, wine, water and soft drinks. Artists of every medium and skill level are encouraged to participate in the critiques. Each critique will review up to 9 artists, and all artists must sign up in advance.

Our Artists’ Critiques have been well received. Artist D. Renée Wilson writes, “Tonight’s critique was immensely informative and enjoyable; Excellent panelists, interesting discussion, and a wide variety of work. I am definitely looking forward to attending more of your events here. Kudos!”

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The A&H’s Artists’ Critique & Conversation this month features a panel of museum curators from the top local museums to give insight into what curators and museums are looking for in visual artists. This is a unique opportunity for Central Florida’s emerging artists to hear feedback from those who can greatly influence their artistic careers. This month’s panelists include:

Rachel Frisby

Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens

Ms. Frisby received her Bachelor’s in Art His­tory and a Master’s degree in Museum Stud­ies from the Uni­ver­sity of Kansas. Her cura­to­r­ial expe­ri­ence ranges from stu­dent art gallery exhi­bi­tions in Uni­ver­sity set­tings, to cre­at­ing exhi­bi­tions for his­tor­i­cal insti­tu­tions. She has curated the fol­low­ing exhi­bi­tions for The Polasek: Art­ful Strings: Four Cen­turies of Harp Mak­ing, A Parisian Affair: The Art of Andre Renoux, Life in the Fast Lane: The Art of David DeLong, From Start to Fin­ish: The Florida Sculp­tors Guild Exhi­bi­tion, Awak­en­ing: The Art of Ursula Schwartz, The Holy Art of Impe­r­ial Rus­sia: Icons from the 17th C. –Early 20th C. As an artist and edu­ca­tor of mul­ti­ple medi­ums, her goal is to pro­mote col­lec­tions acces­si­bly and offer excit­ing pro­gram­ming and expe­ri­ences for all vis­i­tors.

Dr. Amy Galpin

Cornell Fine Arts Museum

Dr. Galpin earned her M.A. in Latin American studies from San Diego State University and her Ph.D. in art history at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Her expertise ranges from pre-Columbian to contemporary American and Mexican modernism. After four years at an encyclopedic museum, Galpin has built extensively on her knowledge of the arts of Europe and Asia. Her interests include a study of the relationships between women artists and abstraction; a study of the relationship between women, war, and industry; and the understudied relationships between modern art and religion.

Rebecca Sexton Larson

Chief Curator
Art & History Museums – Maitland

Rebecca Sexton Larson is a Tampa based studio artist working with historic photographic processes. She graduated from the University of South Florida with degrees in Fine Arts and Mass Communications. She was awarded Florida Individual Artist Fellowships in 1998, 2002, and 2008. In 2006, she received an Artist Enhancement Grant from the State of Florida and, in 2005, was commissioned by the City of Tampa to be its Photographer Laureate for a year.

During the past 15 years, Sexton Larson has taught, curated, lectured and exhibited work nationally at various arts institutions and organizations. Sexton Larson’s photographs are in numerous major collections throughout the country, including: Polaroid, Progressive Corporate Art, Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), Holland and Knight Law Firm, Polk Museum of Art, and the Tampa Museum of Art. Larson’s past museum experience includes positions at the Tampa Museum of Art, Polk Museum of Art and Leepa-Rattner Museum.


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