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Peer Review

One of the most valuable benefits of being a member of our society is the ability to take part in our peer review sessions. These sessions take place during our monthly meetings and are the very last segment, sometimes lasting late into the night. Attendees are encouraged to stay as late as they can to review the artwork of those present and assist in providing their critique and feedback as a fellow artist.

Peer Review Format

Society members submit images prior any time during the month prior to 5pm on the day of the monthly meeting. Submissions are submitted through Dropbox by going to:

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Prior to the monthly meeting, the moderator of peer review organizes all the submissions and prepares them for presentation by projector. When it is time for peer review, each artist's images are viewed collectively, then individually for discussion and critique.

A Word About Artistic Criticism

Although we normally associate criticism with negative opinions, artistic criticism is not solely an evaluation of artistic works. It is a quest to describe, understand, and ultimately appreciate a work of art. The goal of any artistic critique is to improve appreciation for a work of art, not to discourage an artist or to disparage the work itself. Critics also know that their critique is just one of many. However, we seek to provide informed critique, careful to practice and apply our knowledge and appreciate of art in a way that can be justified historically, intellectually, and/or emotional.

Recommended Resource: Criticizing Photographs by Terry Barret

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