PhotoVox: January 2019 – Preparing for Portfolio Reviews

Image of 2017 Month of Photography Portfolio Reviews. Courtesy of From the Hip Photo.


ABOUT | CPAC’s January 9 PhotoVox event is dedicated to helping photographers prepare for Month of Photography (MoP) Portfolio Reviews. Coming to Denver in March 2019, MoP Portfolio Reviews are an unparalleled opportunity for photographers to spend dedicated time with 30 influential professionals in the local and national photography community. Gallery owners, museum curators, editors, publishers, and collectors from Colorado and all over the US will gather in Denver to review work. In previous years, numerous photographers have left with opportunities to exhibit, publish, and sell their work.

This event is ideal for artists who have already registered for MoP Portfolio Reviews, or for those who are considering it.

Join us to hear expert tips from Samantha Johnston, CPAC Executive Director, and Wendi Schneider, artist and CPAC Board member. We’ll discuss:

• A checklist of what to bring

• Tips for talking about your work

• How to follow up with reviewers after the event

For more in-depth content, consider registering for CPAC’s Portfolio Review Prep Workshop in February with Patti Hallock.

SPEAKERS | Wendi Schneider, Artist and CPAC Board Member & Samantha Johnston, CPAC Executive Director

WHEN | Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 6:30 – 8 pm (doors open 6 pm)

WHERE | CPAC Gallery, 1070 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204

COST | Free for CPAC members; $10 for non-members

Image taken at January PhotoVox event.


Samantha Johnston has been the Executive Director and Curator at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center since 2015. She holds a certificate in Arts Development and Program Management from the University of Denver, an MFA from Lesley University College of Art & Design, and a BFA from Alfred University. Prior to joining CPAC, she taught photography and visual arts for 12 years at high schools in Boston and Denver. She has curated exhibitions with contemporary artists such as Jess T. Dugan, Daniel Coburn, Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman, and Zora Murff. Samantha has served as a reviewer at Houston FotoFest, Review Santa Fe, PhotoPlus New York, Medium, Month of Photography (MoP), and Filter. She has juried several exhibitions including Critical Mass and The Fence. She is a longtime member of the Society for Photographic Education, and served as Treasurer of the Southwest region from 2013-2016 and Co-Chair of SPE’s 2013 Southwest regional conference in Denver. She was named one of Colorado’s Top 100 Creatives 3.0 by Westword and has been featured in Lenscratch.

Wendi Schneider is a visual artist whose painterly photographs illuminate a deep reverence for the natural world. Born in Memphis, she holds an AA in art history from Stephens College and a BA in painting from Newcomb-Tulane College. She moved to Denver in 1994, and after several decades of photography, design, art direction and marketing for clients, she recently returned to her fine art roots. Her work has been exhibited in more than 70 venues, including The Griffin Museum of Photography, A Gallery For Fine Photography, Panopticon Gallery, and the Berlin Foto Biennale. A Critical Mass finalist in 2017, Schneider has been honored with numerous international awards, as is represented by A Gallery For Fine Photography in New Orleans and Galeria Photo/Graphic in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.


PhotoVox is a monthly program offered by the Colorado Photographic Arts Center to help you strengthen your artistic voice with the support of other photographers and artists in the Denver Metro community. Meetings are held monthly at CPAC’s downtown gallery, and feature discussions led by local arts and community leaders. Three sessions per year are dedicated to portfolio sharing.