Next Portfolio Review September 27 with Loretta Young-Gautier. Free

Next Portfolio Review September 27 with Loretta Young-Gautier. Free

With CPAC director Rupert Jenkins and Loretta Young-Gautier, photographer and former Associate Director of Denver’s Camera Obscura Gallery

Loretta Young-Gautier

Portfolio reviews are an important part of any photographer’s development as an artist. These informal reviews are open to all student levels and are an excellent chance to present your work in a positive environment, gain confidence, and receive constructive feedback on ways to move ahead with your project. Each month, Gallery Director Rupert Jenkins and an educator or curator from the photo community will lead discussion and critiques of six photographers’ work. Reviews last approximately 20 mins each.

To show your work, RSVP to [email protected] or call 303-837-1341 to make a reservation.
The last Thursday each month in the gallery, 6-8.30 pm (except May – 5th Thursday – and July/August – summer break). October’s guest will be photographer/educator Jessie Paige-Rowe.

“CPAC’s monthly portfolio reviews are an excellent opportunity to get your work in front of Denver’s best photographers in an open, informal setting that will bring you into a deeper relationship with not only with your own work, but with the work and process of the other participating artists as well. Non-photographers are welcome to watch and learn alongside the portfolio review participants.” Ken Hamel,, March 2012

September’s guest reviewer, Loretta Young-Gautier, is formerly Associate Director of The Camera Obscura Gallery. She worked alongside Hal Gould for eighteen years as assistant curator, appraiser, book-buyer and editor of Photography in the Fine Arts newsletter. She has judged numerous competitions, including the Five-State Photography Competition at the Hays Council for the Arts in Hays, Kansas, the Colorado Photographic Arts Center Members Exhibition, Denver Chicano Humanities and Arts Council’s Annual Photography Show, Terri Bell Fine Art’s It’s All Here in Black & White, and Black & White—a multi-media exhibition at Core New Art Space in Denver. She was curator of the first Hal Gould retrospective, Visual Legacy, in 1999.

Darkroom manipulation became the focus of her work in photography while studying with Denver photographers Ron Wohlauer and Ray Whiting in the early 1980s. Later studies with multiple image master Jerry N. Uelsmann inspired further exploration. Through multiple exposures, combination printing and some recent digital techniques, Young-Gautier creates images in camera, computer and the darkroom. She has exhibited her work in numerous national group and solo shows, including the prestigious Coors Western Art Show at the National Western Stock Show, and the San Diego Natural History Museum. Photographs by Loretta Young-Gautier are part of nationwide private, corporate and museum collections and have been published in Photo Review, Icon, Masterpiece Magazine, The Photographers Market, Passion Press and recently featured on the cover of Ann K. Schwader’s new book of poetry, Twisted in Dream. A Colorado native, Loretta currently lives in Indian Hills.