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2020 SPE Annual Conference: Hosted by The University of Houston | Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts | School of Art

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Communities, Collaborations and Collectives

When October 25-27, 2019
Where Saint Kate, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Ours is a time of increasing political, cultural, and economic division.  While the impulse to turn inward and interact with only those of like minds is strong, the creative class has every opportunity to resist that urge by bridging divides, building community, and bringing visibility to voices and efforts that are working to strengthen our shared visions for the future.  Creative collaborations and artist collectives help to provide effective and sustainable models for building sound structures that serve to unify our regional, national, and global populations of varying needs and perspectives. This year's theme is an opportunity to think beyond the needs of the individual maker, gesture, or venue, in an effort to promote shared agency in utilizing the photographic medium as a tool for unifying group interests, bringing voice to underrepresented communities, and communicating the experiences of those on all sides of the divide.

PORTFOLIO REVIEWS: FULL

REVIEWER CATEGORY DISCRIPTIONS:

Category 1 - Can offer thoughtful critique of images and context, share ideas, discuss portfolio or project development, provide information regarding career strategy or recruitment.

Category 2 - Can offer exhibition opportunities, residencies, grants, as well as portfolio opportunities, professional networking, idea sharing and establishment life-long connections.

REVIEWER:

Aimée Beaubien (1), Jan Christian Bernabe (1&2), Brennan Booker (1&2), Kelli Connell (1&2), Eli Craven (1), Rachel Cox (1), Jeanne Donegan (1&2), Elizabeth Flinsch (1&2), Dana Fritz (1&2), Larry Gawel (2), Grant Gill (1), Abbey Hepner (1), David Johnson (1), Tomiko Jones and Darcy Padilla (1), Colleen Keihm (1), Elise Kirk (1), Margaret LeJeune (1&2), Shana McCaw (1&2), Noritaka Minami (2), Joseph Mougel (1), Jennifer Murray (1&2), Ariel Pate (1), Maureen Ragalie (2), Christopher Schneberger (1&2), Kyle Seis (2), Christine Shank (1), John Sobczak (1), Jordan Tate (1), Rana Young (1), Naomi Shersty (2)

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