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FotoFest 2016 Biennial


FotoFest 2016 Biennial

Meeting Place Reviewers

Mary Heathcott

Executive Director
Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio, TX, USA
bluestarart.org
Mary Heathcott is the Executive Director of Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio’s first and longest-running non-profit for contemporary art offering innovative exhibitions; a residency program for San Antonio artists in Berlin; art education programs; and the MOSAIC after-school program for high school youth seeking professional development in the field of art. Previously, she was Deputy Director at Artpace San Antonio, an international residency program encouraging artists to explore new directions in their work. Prior to Artpace, Heathcott worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago from 2001-06. She received her master's degree in the Humanities from the University of Chicago, where her research in art history culminated in a thesis exploring the history of stereoscope photography. She also holds a BA in Art History from Trinity University in San Antonio.

Acting as Blue Star’s primary curatorial staff, Heathcott is interested in reviewing conceptually-based work that engages the medium and history of photography in new ways and contributes to the larger contemporary art dialogue. She is also interested in work with a focus on social practice. She is not interested in commercial, fashion, visual communication/communication design-style photography, or street photography.

Heathcott is seeking artists for possible exhibition opportunities. Blue Star hosts over 20 onsite and offsite exhibitions a year. Heathcott is also open to providing insight regarding the variety of ways organizations curate exhibitions and select artists.

Jacqueline McGilvray

Exhibitions and Programs Manager
Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio, TX, USA
www.bluestarart.org
Jacqueline McGilvray is the Exhibitions and Programs Manager of Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio’s longest-running non profit for contemporary art offering innovative exhibitions; a residency program for San Antonio artists in Berlin; art education programs; and the MOSAIC after-school program for high school youth seeking professional development in the field of art. Prio r to Blue Star, McGilvray worked for various arts organizations and institutions with her experience ranging from exhibitions coordinating, to collections archiving and curatorial writing, to teaching undergraduate photography courses, and working with refugee and at risk youth. McGilvray holds an MFA in Photography and Integrated Media from Ohio University and a BFA in Photography from Texas State University. She is also a practicing artist.

In her role as Exhibitions and Programs Manager, McGilvray serves as the assistant curatorial staff, working directly with Blue Star’s Executive Director to research, curate, and design exhibitions. McGilvray is interested in reviewing work participating in and responding to the dialogues of contemporary art, works that are conceptually based and engage the medium and history of photography in new ways. She is also interested in work with a focus on social practice. She is not interested in commercial, fashion, visual communication/communication design style photography, or street photography.

McGilvray is looking for artists for possible exhibition opportunities. Blue Star hosts over 20 onsite and offsite exhibitions a year. Blue Star is consistently seeking new ways to work with international artists.

REVIEWING SESSIONS:

Session One
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