CENTER offers Portfolio Reviews in Los Angeles the weekend of Photo LA. You can sign up for three reviews, six reviews or nine one-on-one portfolio reviews during the event. You must call the CENTER office to register.
From the e-blast announcement today:
Review Los Angeles
January 9-10, 2009
Doubletree Guest Suites, 1707 Fourth St, Santa Monica, CA
Registration for Review LA will open for Center members and people who would like to become members, this Thursday, September 18th at 10am MST. Registration will open for all others on Friday, September 19th. Last year, we sold out very quickly. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis with the option to purchase 3, 6, or 9 reviews.
(NOTE FROM MVS: I was told that you can become a member at the time of registration).
Review LA consists of one-on-one twenty-minute meetings with esteemed gallerists, editors, publishers, agents and others, which provide photographers of all levels with networking opportunities and possible career advancement. A special lunch for participants encourages conversation, sharing of experiences and community building. In addition, an evening of Portfolio Viewing allows reviewers the time to see the work of all the photographers and participants the chance to share their work with each other and an interested public.
Click here to learn more about Review LA and see a list of the confirmed reviewers to date.
Review LA is planned to coincide with Photo LA, the 18th annual international photographic exposition, January 9-11, 2009, Santa Monica, CA.”
from the CENTER website:
The first day of registration is for members only and for those who would like to sign up as members at that time. The second day of registration is open up to anyone else who would like to attend.
FEES (member and non-member rates)
Includes twenty-minute reviews with professionals;
lunch on Saturday following the reviews; a night of portfolio sharing including an invitational preview for reviewers and special guests.
3 reviews – $355/$395
6 reviews – $525/$565
9 reviews – $655/$695
NOTE: I have gotten many questions from photographers today about whether they can select specific Reviewers at Review LA. From the CENTER WEBSITE there is additional information about the LOTTERY system where participants will have the chance to “enter their Reviewer preferences into our computerized lottery system. Individual schedules will be available prior to the event.” If you have any more questions, be sure to ask the Center office. These reviews WILL sell out, so if interested, don’t wait too long. I think it is good value to attend a portfolio review on the same trip that you can attend a gallery expo for inspiration and further education on the marketplace.