2017 APA SF Annual Photographer Members Only Portfolio Review

Mon 10th Apr, 2017 – 6:00pm–9:00pm

By Admin in San Francisco

Mon 10th Apr, 2017

APA San Francisco 

2017 APA SF Annual Photographer Members Only Portfolio Review

(This Event Is Now Sold Out)

Meet potential new clients; show them your finest work.

MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017
6:00 to 10:00 PM

$160 for three, 15 minute Reviews, and admission to the exclusive Private Party with the Reviewers from 9 to 10 PM.

This Portfolio Review Event is reserved exclusively for: APA Leader, APA Professional, and APA Associate Members

VERY IMPORTANT, SO PLEASE NOTE: Your THREE Reviewer Appointments will be based upon the order in which the Reviewer Choice lists are received (not when you register/pay).

Everyone must please register first, then email us (info@apasf.com) your TOP TEN Reviewer Choice list ASAP.  Please read all of the Event Fundamentals info below.

This event always sells out quickly. The sooner you register AND send in your prioritized TOP TEN list, the more likely you are to get to meet with your TOP THREE choices. If you wait, it will be too late.

© 2016 Jeff Kausch

 "Thank you for having me at your event last night. I really enjoyed meeting everyone. This event is such a great opportunity for talent to get in front of the client and for the clients to meet great photographers they might otherwise miss. The portfolios I reviewed were fantastic and I found a few shooters I will definitely be fitting into upcoming schedules. Thank you again."

        - Christina D'Arcy, Associate Art Director, Pottery Barn Brands ECom
          Portfolio Reviewer

American Photographic Artists, San Francisco presents a very special opportunity for APA Photographer Members to meet one-on-one, face-to-face, with insightful and influential Reviewers. This is no ordinary review event at a studio - it’s an exclusive private party just for Pro Photographers and Creatives.

We've lined up an impressive list of world-class Creatives, Agents, and Photo Editors. You choose three Reviewers to meet with, to help you refine your portfolio, and advance your career. In each 15 minute appointment, you'll be able to show what you do and who you are, and the reviewer will be able to offer you real-world feedback. You can present your finest work on your pad or laptop if you prefer.

We’ve again booked it at the impressive 111 Minna Gallery, around the corner from SFMOMA, and there will be an exclusive, no-host-bar Cocktail Hour at the end of the event, so you can all get to know each other, and begin the collaborative creative process. Unlike other Portfolio Reviews, every photographer member attending will have the opportunity to meet & talk with many of the Reviewers during the exclusive Private Party from 9-10PM.



Creative Director, SPLICE Agency
A seasoned advertising veteran originally from London, Kevin has over the years lead and mentored many creative teams on both sides of the Atlantic. Kevin is co-founder and Creative Director of SPLICE Agency.


Freelance Senior Art Producer

Bonnie’s 20 year expertise as a Senior Art Producer include print, experiential, interactive, video and light print production.  She's produced award-winning campaigns for many top ad agencies, and worldwide product launches for Apple. Recent Clients include: Lee Lynch (Carmichael Lynch), Salesforce, TwoFifteenMcCann, Vode 


Assistant Photo Editor, WIRED

Ruby Goldberg is the Assistant Photo Editor for the print and web sections at WIRED. She graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, with a bachelor’s degree in international affairs. She currently resides in her hometown San Francisco. Ruby is primarily interested in reviewing portrait, product, and journalistic photography.


Photo Art Director, Callisto Media

Karen is a 20-year photo industry professional, the current Photo Art Director at Callisto Media, who was previously at Image Source and Blend Images, and the founder of Shestock. Callisto Media publishes non-fiction books. She is most interested in seeing Food, Still life, Product, and Lifestyle photography.


Creative Director, EVB (Evolution Bureau)

A Canadian born Creative Director that creates new and innovative ways to immerse consumers through connected experiences for Evolution Bureau in Oakland, California. 

Recent Client list: Abbott, Activision, Anolon, Circulon, Jameson, Mamba, and Intuit QuickBooks 

Website: http://www.szadkowski.com 


Senior Art Producer, Venables, Bell & Partners

Shelly has been in the industry for over 12 years with a range in experience with digital, TV, content production, Radio and Print.  She has worked both the client side and agency side in the Los Angeles and Bay Area.  
Her recent Client list includes: Audi, MillerCoors, Celebrity Cruises, Reebok, Sheraton/Westin.

Website: http://www.Shellyamin.com


Art Buyer

Andrea has been working in the creative industry for over 15 years—primarily as an art buyer and project manager—producing big budget shoots for clients as diverse as Microsoft, Toyota, and ConAgra Foods. Her management skills and passion for photography make her a natural art buyer that gets things done on time and on budget. Andrea has a degree in Photography, and worked as an event producer and stylist before entering the tumultuous world of advertising.

Website: http://www.andreaflaherty.com/


Partner, Design Director, Resin Advertising

Bio: FCB, Grey, Brian Collins, Rathje Chadwick & Company, Mud, Resin. I’ve worked in lifestyle, fashion, technology, and healthcare brands and I am a consulting Design Director with Disconnect.

Recent clients: Bank of Marin, Sausalito Film Festival, Episcopal Senior Communities, Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, Capitol Lakes, St. Joseph of the Pines

Photo Specialties I’m most interested in seeing: portraits, lifestyle, product, landscape, retouching, sports, travel.


Artists Representative, Freda Scott Creative

I've been repping photographers almost forever & have enjoyed many relationships & changes  in our business. I look at portfolios everyday either through submissions online or through sources like A Photo Editor. I don't have a preference of subject matters or styles although I like to see photographs that have stories to tell.


Freelance Integrated Producer

Amy's impressive bio is here.


  • Your APA Leader, Pro, or Associate membership must be current when you register, and on the event date
  • This event is open to APA Leader, Pro, or Associate members from all APA Chapters
  • Admission includes the no-host-bar private party from 9 -10 PM with the Reviewers
  • Everyone who attends must be 21+ years old
  • Register online, then immediately email us your PRIORITIZED list of TEN top Reviewer choices
  • Your Reviewer choices will be based upon the order in which your Reviewer Choice lists are received (not your registration date).
  • Your THREE appointments will be booked close together whenever possible
  • By 6 PM on April 6, we will send you an email with your 3 confirmed Appointments
  • Do not register if you will not be able to attend during the 6:00 - 9:00 Review hours
  • Registration is required; space is limited for this special reserved appointment event
  • Sorry, registration is not available by phone
  • Please plan to get there well before your first Appointment on Review day
  • We cannot change any appointments after we have confirmed them
  • We will do our very best to book your three top Reviewer choices
  • If a Reviewer has to cancel, we will re-schedule your next choice if possible
  • All payments are non-refundable. There is an additional, nominal EventBrite fee at registration. Thank you

EVERYONE must send in a prioritized list of TEN (no less); if you choose not to send ten, we may have to assign reviewers to you.

You’ll get to personally show your portfolio to THREE of the Reviewers. Choose your top TEN Reviewer preferences, and list them in order, and we’ll do our very best to give you your top THREE choices.

Everyone will have the opportunity to meet and talk with many of the Reviewers during the Private Party from 9 to 10 PM (the private party is not intended to be used for additional formal portfolio reviews, rather it is an opportunity for you to talk with Reviewers and arrange to show them your book at a later date). Be sure to bring a small stack of business cards and/or promos.

This Portfolio Review Event is exclusively for: APA Leader, APA Professional, APA Associate Members
Your THREE Reviewer Appointments will be based upon the order in which the Reviewer Choice lists are received (not when you register/pay).

Everyone must please register first, then email us your prioritized TOP TEN list


Current APA member, but need to upgrade to be eligible to attend? Please email us at : members@apanational.org

Please note: these are examples from previous years and not our 2017 Reviewers

Anna Alexander,  Deputy Photo Editor,  Wired Magazine
Beth Johnson & Cristina Rivera,  Friend Johnson Inc.  Agents
Bobbi Wendt, Creative Consultant, Licensing Agent, former Photo Editor
Bonnie Butler Brown,  Freelance Senior Art Buyer and Producer
Brian Inatsuka - Creative Director / Online & Social Media Photography, Athleta, Gap Inc.
Bridget Watson Payne, Senior Editor, Art Publishing  Chronicle Books
Britt Gardner, Sr. Integrated Producer/Art Buyer - Freelancer
Cameron Barnum,  BBDO San Francisco,  Content Producer | Art Buyer
Cecilia Caparas Apelin, Owner / Art Director, Indigo Sky Creative
Christie Hemm Klok, Associate Photo Editor, WIRED
Christina D’Arcy - Associate Art Director, Pottery Barn
Dan Southwick, Exec Art Buyer/Print Producer, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Danny Sanchez, Assistant Gallery Director, Modernbook Gallery
Deanne Delbridge, Creative Consultant
Ed Carey,  Gallery 291,  Gallery Director
Emma Campion,  Ten Speed Press Creative Director
Eric Rindal - Partner / Creative Director, Big Sea
Erik Van Der Molen, Owner, Branding Designer Officevsoffice
Gregory Itts,  Skona  Creative Director, Digital
Heather Elder - Photography Agent, Heather Elder Represents
Ilana Diamond,  San Francisco Magazine  Director of Photography
Jacqueline Fodor, Director of Print & Experiential Production, Venables Bell & Partners
James Hagedorn - Content Studio Director, DDB San Francisco
Jennifer Chapman, Artist Representative, Jennifer Chapman Represents
Jess Shay, Print and Art Producer, Venables Bell & Partners
Julia Sabot,  WIRED   Associate Photo Editor
Kami Shallenberger, Assoc Content Producer, Heat Agency
Karen Beard  Shestock  Founder / Creative Director
Karin Fittante, Art Buyer / Photo Director / Producer
Kristine Brogno - Design Director Of Children's Publishing, Chronicle Books
Laura Miley - Accounts Manager, EVB - Evolution Bureau
Madeline Belliveau: Senior Print Producer/Art Buyer, Pereira O’Dell
Marianne Campbell, Photography Agent
Melinda Estey: VP, Manager, Sr. Art & Broadcast Producer, Young & Rubicam
Michael Fiore, Associate Creative Director, Eleven Inc.
Michèle Adams: Creative Group Director, Giant Healthcare Advertising
MJ Rockers  Grey  Creative Services Manager
Natalie A. Betlazar,  Photography Manager | Global Marketing, Logitech Inc
Nichole Berger, Art Director
Nicole Wiegand  Freelance  Freelance Creative Director/Designer
Noah Dasho - Senior Art Producer, Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Norman Maslov: Agent Internationale, Maslov.com
Peter Judd, Creative Director / Partner, Hub Strategy & Communication
Porscha Ricketts, Photography Manager | Global Marketing, Logitech Inc.
Quba Michalski, Creative Director, Autofuss 
Renée de Cossio: Curator & Exhibitions Designer, SFMOMA Artists Gallery
Rosey Lakos - Managing Photo Editor, WIRED
Sarah Fix - VP/ Creative Director, Blend
Shabnam Azadeh, FOUNDER & Creative Consultant, ADHESIVE&CO
Steve MaWhinney, Creative Director, Gyro & Smawhinney.Com
Susan Swift  Nitrogen -  Part of Huntsworth Health  Creative Director
Tanya Spanier, Senior Art Director, The Hive Advertising
Tara Guertin, Director of Photography, Afar Magazine
Tim Paschke - Partner / Design Director, Resin Advertising
Val Carlson, Executive Creative Director, Evolution Bureau (EVB)
Whitney Baez, Senior Art & Print Producer, DDB California

Please note: these are examples from previous years and not our 2017 Reviewers



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