10 emerging photographers and performance artists participate in critique from a working Contemporary Artist sponsored by Emily M. Getsay and Atlanta Contemporary. Artists are invited to bring new and/or in-progress work for critical feedback and group discussion.

A dedicated facilitator with experience in a group critique setting guides the discussion for each critique program, which will include up to 10 artists’ work, with 15-20 minutes devoted to the work of each.

The facilitator for this Contemporary Critique program is Le’Andra LeSeur.

Event Details

10 emerging artists receive a critique from a working artist and then following the critique they will receive resume/cv help --- also it’s completely open to the public.

These sessions serve as an opportunity for all community members to gain knowledge and grow professionally as they are open to the public, and will give rising artists a chance to begin with solid groundwork.

This installment of Contemporary Critique is sponsored by National Women’s Caucus for Art, who are supporting participants by underwriting program fees for all applicants.

How to Participate

This virtual event will take place via Zoom. Accepted applicants will receive a link to register.

Interested artists must apply to participate in the Contemporary Critique workshop. This workshop is capped at 10 people. Please fill out the application here.

Artists are asked to bring 3 individual pieces (Photography and Performance Art).

Applications are currently open and are due by December 14, 2020 at 11:59pm and will be notified on December 16, 2020 if they are awarded a spot.


This virtual event will be streamed via Zoom.

Watching via Zoom
Viewers can watch via Zoom. Zoom participants can join in via audio, video, and text chat during the open conversation portion of the lecture. Accepted applicants will receive a link to register. Zoom participants are capped at 100 people.

Zoom Conversation guide

First-time users can watch this video on how to join a Zoom meeting.

  • Zoom viewers will enter the conversation with audio and video muted. Please stay muted until the open conversation portion. We promise we want to talk to you!
  • Start by introducing yourself with your name and pronouns.
  • We are here to grow and learn! Be open to different styles and areas of knowledge.
  • Share the floor – Be conscious of others joining in with questions and comments.


Le'Andra LeSeur

Le’Andra LeSeur (b. 1989 in Bronx, NY) is an artist working primarily with video, installation, photography, painting, and performance. Her work celebrates blackness, contemplates the experience of invisibility, and seeks to dismantle and reclaim stereotypes surrounding black female identity, among other subject matters. Awards include Leslie-Lohman Museum Artists Fellowship (2019), the Time-Based Medium Prize as well as the Juried Grand Prize at Artprize 10 (2018). LeSeur recently appeared in conversation with Marilyn Minter at the Brooklyn Museum, presented by the Tory Burch Foundation and has lectured at RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI, and SCAD Atlanta, among others. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions at A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Assembly Room, New York, NY; Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Anacostia Art Center, Washington, DC; SITELAB, Grand Rapids, MI; Arnika Dawkins, Atlanta, GA; and others. Residences include NARS Foundation, Marble House Project, and Mass MoCA. LeSeur is represented by Microscope Gallery.

Emily M. Getsay

Emily M. Getsay (Em) is a queer and non-binary, conceptual Artist, Activist, and Curator. As a conceptual artist, their pieces stem from ideas that expand oneself through a relatable and textual lens. They explore the liminal space between perception and reality to create work that translates those ideas. As humans, we accept new information and try to comprehend how we can apply it to our lives while moving through time and space. Em brings those ideas and knowledge to the surface to become transferable across cultures and society.Em is an MFA Candidate in Photography at Georgia State University.
Em’s first Solo Exhibition: The IN-between debuted in 2019 at The Bakery, Atlanta. In addition to their solo exhibition, their work has been a part of exhibitions at Emory University, The Atlanta Contemporary, Gallery 874, and many more. They have curated exhibitions at the Center for Civil and Human Rights, Sycamore Place Gallery and many other locations in Georgia. They have also been featured in publications such as ARTS ATL, Georgia Voice, Wussy Magazine, The CNN Freedom Project, and others. They were the President of the Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia from 2017 to 2020, and currently, they are the Founder and Chair of the LGBTQIA + Caucus of the National Women’s Caucus for Art.
As an Artist, Curator, and Activist, Emily M. Getsay continues to make bold strides in creating access to Art the forefront of their mission and purpose. Their purpose lies within creating space for LGBTQIA+ folks and other marginalized folks through Art.



This virtual event will take place via Zoom. Accepted applicants will receive a link to register.

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