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Shana Dumont Garr Reviews PRC Member Portfolios, 10/15/18

    Shana Dumont Garr, Curator at the Fruitlands Museum/The Trustees, will review the portfolios of five PRC members on Monday, October 15th, from 1-5 p.m, at Lesley University’s Lunder Arts Center.

    A benefit of PRC membership, the PRC Portfolio Review Program offers a variety of experience, aesthetic sense, focus, and expertise. Learn more about the program and how to sign up here.

    DATE: Monday, October 15th, 1-5pm
    REVIEWER: Shana Dumont Garr, Curator, Fruitlands Museum/The Trustees
    SIGN UP: Enter the review lottery via email (more on how to sign up here). If you get a slot, it will be confirmed via email.
    LOCATION: Conference Room 119 is on the 1st floor and Bruce Myren will greet you there. Lunder Arts Center, 1801 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140


    Shana Dumont Garr is the Curator at Fruitlands Museum, now part of The Trustees of Reservations. At the museum, she has organized a variety of exhibitions that range from historical work to contemporary artists, including Literary Soil: Greg Lookerse and Inhabiting Folk Portraits with Candice Smith Corby.

    Garr previously worked as the Director of Programs and Exhibitions at Artspace in Raleigh as well as held positions at the Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Montserrat College of Art Gallery; Hurst Gallery; and Kingston Gallery. She has organized hundreds of exhibitions and contributed to many online arts publications, including Big Red & Shiny.

    Garr was a fellow at The Clark Institute this past August, as part of the working group on Visionary New England, in collaboration with curators from deCordova Sculpture Park + Museum and Fitchburg Art Museum. Her contribution to the collaboration is the exhibition Recruiting for Utopia. Opening in the Spring of 2020, it will examine early 1800s printed media from Fruitlands Museum’s collection, including Millerite posters that proclaimed the predicted end of times. She holds a BA in Art and English from Colby College and an MA in Art History from Boston University.

    Fruitlands Museum/The Trustees in Harvard, MA, is a 210-acre historic, natural, and cultural organization dedicated to New England history and art. Founded in 1914 by author and preservationist Clara Endicott Sears, the Museum takes its name from an experimental utopian community, led by Transcendentalists Bronson Alcott and Charles Lane, that existed on this site in 1843. The Museum’s property includes a variety of historical buildings and its collections include Shaker and Native American documents and artifacts as well as Hudson River School landscape paintings and 19th century vernacular portraits.


    November, date TBA: Dana Salvo, Owner and Director, Clark Gallery

    Members are allotted one review per year; sign up starts two weeks before review date. To get the most benefit from your portfolio review, check the particular reviewer’s background and request to meet with those who best fit the art and objectives of your work. 

    Learn more about this program, including how to sign up and prepare for a review here.


    The PRC, in collaboration with the Griffin Museum of Photography, hosts the New England Portfolio Reviews at Lesley University’s Lunder Arts Center, November 3 & 4, 2018.

    New England Portfolio Reviews are a great opportunities for emerging and established photographers to meet with curators, gallerists, educators, and other image professionals in the busy New England photography world and beyond.

    The portfolio reviews will serve individuals who are just embarking on their careers and those who have several years of experience and are hoping to reach new audiences. In the traditional format, each review will be 20 minutes long with one reviewer.

    Reviewers are being confirmed, but the group will include: Barbara Ayotte, Edie Bresler, Erin Carey, Steven Duede, Joshua Farr, Jim Fitts, Katherine French, Stella Johnson, Bruce Myren, Susan Nalband, Suzanne Révy, Jessica Roscio, Glenn Ruga, Dana Salvo, J. Sybylla Smith, Elin Spring, Paula Tognarelli and Anabel Vazquez-Rodriguez.

    The cost is $40 per review, and we are offering special price bundles as follows: 4 reviews for $140, 8 reviews for $260.


    Saturday, November 3:
    10:30-11:00 am – Gather for Introductions and Instructions
    11:00 am-1:05 pm – NEPR Portfolio Reviews
    1:05-2:00 – Break
    2:00-5:00 pm – NEPR Portfolio Reviews

    Sunday, November 4:
    9:30-10:00 am – Gather for Introductions and Instructions
    10:00 am-1:00 pm – NEPR Portfolio Reviews

    Registration information can be found on the Griffin Museum’s website here.

    Photo Credits: Portrait, courtesy of Dumont-Garr; screenshot of Fruitlands Museum website.