Feedback Forum

Feedback Forum sessions are led BY CAA Artists FOR CAA Artists.
At the Kathryn Schultz Gallery

Upcoming dates:

  • March 29th, 6:30-8pm | Presenters: Kevin Duffy, Emilia Farrell, Crystal Lacouture
  • May 4th, 6:30-8pm | Presenters: Kathleen Florence, David Hochbaum, Mimi Reilly
  • June 7th, 6:30-8pm

Read about the latest FF HERE

About Feedback Forum: 

The Feedback Forum at the Cambridge Art Association is a space for artists to share work, get feedback, and grow. Each Feedback Forum features three CAA members (Artists, Associates, and Students) presenting their work – either finished or in process. Presenters receive constructive feedback from an audience of their peers – other CAA members working in a variety of different media.

Interested in presenting? Let us know by completing this online form

How it works, Being a Presenter:
Interested in presenting? There are 3 presenter slots* available for each Feedback Forum (and spots fill up fast!) At each session, each presenter may feature up to 4 pieces. The presenter will provide the back story of each piece: What prompted the work? What techniques were used to produce it? What is the artist hoping to convey to the viewer? 
Following the presentation, attendees are invited to provide constructive feedback – does the piece “work”? is the vision clear? Is it well executed? All in the hopes of creating a 
positive experience for all parties. Attendees simply saying ‘I like it’ is not a particularly useful commentary. Why do you like it? Or why do you not like it? What do you think could make it better?

How it works, Giving Feedback:
All members of the group – artists and friends – are welcome to provide constructive feedback to presenting artists! Are you interested in becoming a CAA artist member? Sitting in on a Feedback Forum is a great way to get to know the Association.

 

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What people are saying about Feedback Forum:


Maureen McCabe, Presenter:On Critique Night I presented my artwork. I got so much out of it… support, feedback and suggestions about my work, I left inspired! It was also great to see other other artists work and 
hear about their way of working. I felt a sense of community, It was a great night. I look forward to the next Crit session.

Nancy Hart, Presenter: I was immediately ready to join when the e mail arrived to form a crit group. Being in a Low Rez program – the crits are 6 months apart, I also have a mentor 
once a month but even though, it was fun to show and receive fresh feed back last night.

Leora Schiff: Thanks again for organizing this event.  Having a forum for constructive criticism is so helpful, both for the artist presenting and for those providing critiques since 
everyone learns in the process.  I hope that you have many more of these events, and I am looking forward to presenting next month.

Diane Nelson: I enjoyed the evening and think that both presenters and the rest of us commenting on the works gained some insights on the artist’s, and our own, processes, 
which I believe was the point of these sessions. Although all three of the presenters were actually painters, their techniques and mediums were very different, and that in itself made for 
thinking a bit out of the box when critiquing their work. Certainly the session was lively and full of varied suggestions on what the individual artist might expand on and what they might 
reconsider in each of the works that they presented. I know I left the gallery thinking about how some of the commentary might apply to my own work as well. All in all…a successful 
critique nite, and I would hope that the CAA will have more of them in the future.

*Please note: Feedback Forum is a CAA member benefit; all presenters must be CAA members in good standing.