Whether you have questions about pricing, presentation, framing, how to create a thematic exhibition, or simply want honest feedback on style or voice, this event is for you. Artists of all levels and media are invited to bring up to 3 pieces of artwork and specific questions for discussion in this open forum. Our moderator for this event is Stephen C. Wagner, noted gallerist, educator, and professional artist.
The Artists Open Critique provides a forum for artists from emerging to professional, to participate in a constructive critique session. Artists sign up on-line in advance as a Participating Artist and bring pieces of their artwork to present to the group and ask specific questions concerning technique, design, composition, and presentation.
Artists Open Critique Participating Artists are given ten minutes each and should please be prepared with:
- up to three pieces of artwork to show
- a brief statement of intent for your artwork
- a brief explanation of the medium that you utilize
- one to three specific questions to present to the attendees
Viewing Artists observe, listen, and learn about each Participating Artist and their artwork. They are invited to ask questions and give feedback for mutual educational and inspirational growth.
SFAN is dedicated to support, development, and success of artists in the San Francisco Bay Area and welcomes all artists for advancement and excellence in the arts within our community.
Moderated by Stephen C. Wagner
Stephen encourages other artists to commit to their artwork and take the steps necessary to become more successful through his guest speaking on professional development for artists at art organizations throughout California. His lectures offer artists insight to jump-start their artist career, obtain clear focus on their intention for their artwork, create a strategic plan for their artist career, create an impressive artist portfolio website, and master the business of art.
Stephen is the managing partner at Arc Gallery in San Francisco. Stephen was the Program Development Coordinator for the San Diego Art Institute, has been a consultant for the San Diego Children's Museum, and was on the Board of Directors for Arteach in Palm Desert. To train teachers to incorporate art into their everyday curriculum, Stephen taught Aesthetic Education classes through the University of San Diego Division of Continuing Education. He has been a guest speaker and has taught workshops and classes for art organizations and colleges throughout California.