Portfolio Review Day
Saturday, November 2

11am–1:30pm & 2pm–4:30pm
BAC Members $60/Nonmembers $75 (for 2 reviews)

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Join Berkeley Art Center for our annual Portfolio Review Day. We’ve lined up an amazing group of artists, educators, curators, and arts administrators to offer feedback on your work, answer questions about the art world, and share strategies to push you both creatively and professionally. This is a unique opportunity for artists and reviewers to connect in a supportive, friendly environment.

Each artist participant will have the chance to meet with two reviewers for 20 minutes each. Space is limited, and registration will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Artists are asked to bring portfolios in ready to view—either as original works on paper; printed as large-format, high-resolution photographs; or downloaded in a presentation on a laptop or tablet. Internet access will not be available for viewing online.

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MORNING REVIEWERS:

Demetri Broxton, Museum of the African Diaspora
Demetri is an artist, arts educator and independent curator. He is Senior Director of Education at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco and a contract curator for the City of Berkeley. He has curated and co-curated projects and exhibitions for MoAD, Sargent Johnson Gallery in San Francisco, and the City of Berkeley’s Addison Street Windows and Center Street Lobby. As an artist, Broxton investigates cultural continuities from Africa to America. Born and raised in Oakland, he holds a BFA with an emphasis in painting from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MA in Museum Studies from San Francisco State University. https://www.patriciasweetowgallery.com/artists/demetri-broxton/

Kerri Hurtado, Artsource Consulting
Kerri Hurtado is a curator and art advisor with Artsource Consulting, a multidisciplinary art advisory company founded in 1994 with offices in San Francisco. Their clientele includes private and corporate collectors, as wells a public institutions worldwide. Prior to joining Artsource in 1997, Hurtado worked at SFMOMA in the development department and has always been involved in the nonprofit arts community. She serves on BAC’s Program Committee and holds a BA in Art Administration from San Francisco State University.

Christine Koppes, San Jose ICA
Christine Koppes is curator and director of public programs at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, where she recently curated Surreal Sublime: Contemporary Landscapes. She came to ICA from the Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, where she served as assistant curator for more than five years. There, she organized exhibitions and public art projects featuring national and international artists. Koppes holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from the University of California, Berkeley.


AFTERNOON REVIEWERS:

Drew Bennett, Facebook AIR, Starline Social Club
Drew Bennett is an Oakland-based artist, designer/builder, curator and creative director. Bennett graduated from Colorado College in 2004 (BA, Fine Arts) and moved to San Francisco in 2005, where he exhibited painting, installation and social practice work as well as developed his own business as a designer and builder. In 2012, Bennett founded FB AIR, Facebook’s artist-in-residency program. Between 2012 and 2018, Bennett grew the program from a headquarters-based residency experience to an international site-specific installation program commissioning hundreds of new works annually. In 2015, Bennett co-founded Starline Social Club in Oakland with Adam Hatch and Sam White. Starline operates as a bar, restaurant and venue that facilitates artists, musicians, activists and community-based entrepreneurs in the exhibition of music, performance, literary, social, culinary and visual media. https://evergoldprojects.com/artist/drew-bennett/

Sydney Cohen, California College of the Arts
Sydney Cohen is a senior adjunct professor at California College of the Arts, where she teaches classes in color, and has taught painting, drawing and printmaking since 2002. She also teaches a long-running figure drawing class at the Urban School of San Francisco. She is represented by Satellite Of. Love in San Francisco and was a recent Affiliate Artist at Headlands Center for the Arts. Cohen’s work has been exhibited widely throughout the Bay Area, as well as in shows in Atlanta, British Columbia, Chicago and Iowa. She has work in public and private collections worldwide. Cohen holds an MA/MFA from the University of Iowa, where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow, and a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts. https://www.satelliteof.love/sydney-cohen

Weston Teruya, Artist & Arts Administrator
Weston Teruya has exhibited widely throughout the Bay Area—including shows at Mills College Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Southern Exposure, Chinese Culture Center and Kearny Street Workshop—as well as at galleries and institutions in Honolulu, New York, Tokyo and Atlanta. He has received grants and fellowships from Artadia, the Asian Cultural Council and the Creative Work Fund, and has been an artist-in-residence with Ox-bow (Saugatuck, MI), A. Farm (Saigon), the Lucas Artist Residency of the Montalvo Arts Center (Saratoga, CA), the de Young Museum, Recology SF and Kala Art Institute (Berkeley). Teruya is one of three founding members of Related Tactics, a collective of artists, writers and educators of color producing projects at the intersection of race and culture. He is a former member of the Berkeley Civic Arts Commission and has served extensively as a grants review panelist for foundations and institutions. Teruya received an MFA in Painting and Drawing and MA in Visual & Critical Studies from California College of the Arts. He has a BA in Studio Art and minor in Asian American Studies from Pomona College.