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FotoFest 2016 Biennial

FotoFest 2016 Biennial

Meeting Place Reviewers

Jean Caslin

Executive Director, Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA), Lubbock, TX, USA
Co-Founder, Caslin Gregory & Associates, Houston, TX, USA
Jean Caslin is a founding partner of Caslin Gregory & Associates, Consultants for Arts & Culture. Along with Diane Griffin Gregory, CG&A provides coaching for visual artists, as well as marketing, editorial and development services for artists and organizations. Caslin holds a BA in English and art history from Boston University and an MA in art history from Stanford University. During 26 years in non-profit arts management, she served as administrator, curator, writer, and educator while fostering the careers of emerging and mid-career artists. She is currently the executive director of LHUCA in Lubbock, TX. Caslin served as executive director and curator of Houston Center for Photography from 1988 to 2005. From 1979 to 1988, she was assistant director of Photographic Resource Center at Boston University.

Caslin has taught courses in the history of photography at six colleges in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Texas and courses in arts administration in Texas. She is interested primarily in fine art and documentary photography. She wants to meet and support visual artists whose work shows innovative approaches to either traditional or experimental photography. Interdisciplinary approaches or work that shows an awareness of the relationship between arts and healing are of particular interest. As independent curators, Caslin Gregory & Associates seeks work for exhibitions in non-profit, hospital and alternative venues.

Diane Griffin Gregory

Caslin Gregory & Associates, Houston, TX, USA
Diane Griffin Gregory is a founding partner of Caslin Gregory & Associates, Consultants for Arts and Culture. Gregory was employed at Art League Houston from 1992-2000 and held various positions, including interim director. From 2000-2005, she was administrative director at Houston Center for Photography. Gregory has been in this consulting partnership with Jean Caslin for ten years. They work with visual artists throughout the U.S. and have been instrumental in several clients’ successful participation in FotoFest 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

Gregory prefers fine art and alternative process photography and will look at documentary work as well. She is interested in viewing the actual prints from one or two key series and engaging with the artist about the work. She is not interested in commercial or fashion photography.

Caslin Gregory & Associates seeks work for exhibition in alternative, hospital and non-profit venues.


Session Three
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