Last Thursdays: January 30, February 27, March 27, and April 2
Jones Center and Laguna Gloria
Free, pending application acceptance
This small-scale group critique program explores the “work” of making art. Crit Group aims to build a critical and supportive network of artists, critics, art historians, and museum professionals. Participating artists will also gain professional development with topics of monthly sessions dedicated to the “paperwork” of art systems including: writing an effective artist’s bio and statement, photographing work, applying for grants, residencies, and public art projects, what to expect from curators and galleries, understanding copyright law, and more. A portion of monthly sessions are reserved for traditional group art critique to foster personal growth in a current body of work. Crit Group instructors will also conduct at least one studio visit with each participant during the quarter. Additionally, a few informal meetings outside of sessions will be organized around gallery and museum openings. The program will culminate with a group exhibition at a satellite space developed through the critique process.
Artists who are career-oriented and conceptually and technically rigorous
Artists who have attended, or soon plan to attend, an MFA program
Artists from varied media practices with importance placed on interdisciplinarity and familiarity with more than one medium
Artists stuck in a rut
Artists willing and excited to accept critical feedback, gaining insight into how others view their work
Open to artists working in all disciplines in Travis County
At least 3-5 years of professional activity outside of degree-granting program
Commitment to attending all Crit Group sessions
Sample images of work, no more than 5
Brief artist statement and answer to the question “Why do you want to participate in Crit Group and what you hope to gain from it?”, no more than 1 page
Upload your materials via WeTransfer using email address firstname.lastname@example.org in the “friend’s email address” field. In the message, please include “Crit Group application.”
Steered by art historians/curators Andy Campbell and Sarah C. Bancroft, Crit Group seeks applicants for 2014. Deadline is Monday, January 6, 2014.