Portfolio Review Sessions with Cecilia L. Vargas

Sunday, March 15, 2019
11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Spudnik Press, 1821 W Hubbard, Suite 302

$20 for Spudnik Press Members
Register Online

As part of our mission to unite our community of artists with art professionals throughout Chicago, we offer portfolio reviews throughout the year. Each artist that signs up for a portfolio review will receive a 30-minute, private review with a curator, educator, gallery director, or arts administrator.

This is a unique opportunity for artists to receive feedback on a current body of work or upcoming project, as well as suggestions on how to prepare for other professional opportunities. Participating artists should bring a portfolio of current work to share with the guest reviewer.

Guest Reviewer: Cecilia L. Vargas

Cecilia Leonora Vargas is a Chicago-based contemporary art curator and writer. Currently, she is the Art Coordinator at Waubonsee Community College, where she works with the exhibitions, visiting artist and collections programs. Vargas received a dual M.A. in Art History, Theory and Criticism, as well as in Arts Administration and Policy from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC); and a B.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been a Curatorial Fellow in the Department of Cultural Affairs Studio and Curatorial Residency, 2016 – 2017 and a Curatorial Fellow with ACRE Projects, 2014 – 2015.

Vargas has organized solo exhibitions and group exhibitions featuring dozens are artists including Susan Giles, Alberto Aguilar, Brent Fogt, Lisa Lindvay, Edra Soto, Mahwish Chishty, Carla Fisher Schwartz, Paul Nudd,  Erik L. Peterson,Claire Ashley, Sam Jaffe, and Sarah and Joseph Belknap. She has authored and edited six exhibition catalog essays, including essays published by Aurora Public Art Commission, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), Carthage College, Garcia Squared Contemporary, Waubonsee Community College, and What It Is.

Registration Details
Space is limited to six artists. Advanced registration is required. The non-refundable registration fee can be paid online. Please register by Monday, March 9, 2020. Staff will notify artists of what time slot they have been assigned on or before Tuesday, March 10. Please contact staff if you would like to request a specific time slot. Registrants are encouraged to arrive 10-15 minutes early to their scheduled appointment.