ICA Artist Portfolio Reviews
Sunday, August 11, 2019
In this annual artist professional development program, leading curators, art dealers, and educators provide expert advice and insights in a portfolio critique.
Each artist participant will have the opportunity to meet with two of twelve reviewers for 20 minutes each (chosen during registration.) Below is a list of confirmed reviewers.
- Ray Beldner; Artist and Director of the stARTup Art Fair
- Amy DiPlacido; Curator of Exhibitions, San José Museum of Quilts and Textiles
- Selene Foster; Curator at Palo Alto Art Center
- Victoria Heilweil; Independent Curator and Artist
- Rory Padeken; Associate Curator, San José Museum of Art
- Representative of Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco (TBA)
Space is limited – registration will be confirmed on a first come, first-serve basis. You must be an ICA Individual/Artist member to participate in this event. Registration begins July 16th.
Ray Beldner; Artist and Director of stARTup Art Fair
Ray Beldner is an interdisciplinary artist and Director of the stARTup Art Fair. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and can be found in many public and private collections including the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and the Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C., the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Oakland Museum of California, and the San Jose Museum of Art, among others.
Born in San Francisco, Beldner received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from Mills College. He has received numerous awards and fellowships including a California Arts Council Fellowship in New Genres, a Creative Work Fund Grant from the Haas Foundations, and a Potrero Nuevo environmental art grant. He has taught sculpture, interdisciplinary studies, and Professional Practices at the San Francisco Art Institute, California College of the Arts, San Francisco State University, and University of California, Santa Cruz.
His work has been reviewed in publications including Art in America, Arte, Art On Paper, Artweek, Wired, Playboy, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice, the International Herald Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. A profile of him and his work can be found in the book: Epicenter, San Francisco Bay Area Art Now, by Chronicle Books.
Amy DiPlacido; Curator of Exhibitions, San José Museum of Quilts & Textiles
Amy DiPlacido is a visual artist and curator based in Northern California. Her work documents the passage of time and perception through installation, collage and drawing. She has exhibited her work at Westmoreland Museum of Art, Fuller Craft Museum and Interlochen Center for the Arts.
As the Curator of Exhibitions at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, she has collaborated on shows involving historic, ethnographic and contemporary fashion and textiles. She received her M.F.A. in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a B.F.A. in Fiber from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Selene Foster; Curator, Palo Alto Art Center
Selene has worked as a curator, producer, designer, and artist in the San Francisco Bay Area for almost 15 years, working closely with artists at several institutions and non-profits, including the Palo Alto Art Center, Root Division, the Museum of Broken Relationships, and BAASICS. She received a B.A. from Bard College in New York, and an M.F.A in Studio Art from Mills College in Oakland, CA. She currently lives in Palo Alto with a scientist, her two kids, and some chickens.
Victoria Heilweil; Independent Curator and Artist
Victoria Mara Heilweil is a nationally exhibited photographic artist, curator and educator. She received her Masters of Fine Arts from California College of the Arts in 1995. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the de Young Museum, San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art, Intersection for the Arts, Southern Exposure, Root Division, California Academy of Sciences, Art Works Downtown, PHOTO Fine Art, Pro Arts and Rayko Photo Gallery in the Bay Area, wall space gallery and Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum in Southern California, University Art Gallery at California State Chico, Minneapolis Photo Center, Visual Arts Center in Portsmouth, VA and Washington Square Art Galleries in New York City. She has also created public and community based art works in conjunction with the ZERO1 Biennial in San Jose, CA, Pro Arts Gallery in Oakland, CA and the Bayview Opera House in San Francisco, CA. In 2014 Victoria was awarded a grant from the Puffin Foundation.Victoria is an independent curator who has mounted exhibitions at Root Division, PHOTO Gallery and Art Works Downtown. She was also a founding member of MicroClimate Collective, an artist created curatorial project, which produced twelve exhibitions over eight years.In addition to her exhibition and curatorial history, Victoria has taught for the past 20 years and is currently Adjunct Faculty at San Jose State University and the San Francisco Art Institute.
Rory Padeken; Associate Curator, San José Museum of Art
Rory Padeken is associate curator at the San José Museum of Art. Recently organized exhibitions include Beta Space: Pae White (2019); Dinh Q. Lê: True Journey Is Return(2018), Won Ju Lim: California Dreamin’ (2018), Border Cantos: Richard Misrach |Guillermo Galindo (2016), Tabaimo: Her Room (2016), and Beta Space: Diana Thater(2015). His essay, “Tomokazu Matsuyama: A Global Self,” appears in Tomokazu Matsuyama: Oh Magic Night (Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation, 2017).
Representative of Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco (TBA)
How to Register:
- Click on the names of reviewers to read their biographies. Each artist participant will have the opportunity to meet with two reviewers for twenty minutes each. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the list of reviewers and to be prepared to share your top four preferences when you call.
- Plan ahead and become a member. All participants must be current ICA members at the $40 Individual Level or above.
- Mark your calendar to call in on Tuesday, July 16 starting at 10:00 am. Call the Curatorial Department at 408-283-8155 to speak with a staff member and register. Keep in mind that registration will be confirmed on a first-come, first-serve basis until all time slots are filled.
The Portfolio Review is $65 after membership, which includes two twenty-minute reviews. All participants must be a current ICA member (Individual/Artist Level Membership is $40). Please have your payment information ready when you call.
The ICA is able to offer scholarships for a select number of artists for the Portfolio Review. The scholarship includes one ICA Individual/Artist Level Membership as well as one ticket for the Artist Portfolio Review. To apply for the scholarship, please fill out this form by June 15th. Applications submitted after June 15th will not be accepted.