Workshops & Demos


Preparing & Presenting a Fine Art Portfolio

with Avery Danziger

This workshop will take place in September, TBD.

Avery is an internationally exhibiting photographer whose artwork is part of the permanent collections of museums around the world including : MoMA-NYC, The Corcoran Gallery of Art-Washington DC, The Bibliotheque Nationale-Paris, and the Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art-Amsterdam.

He brings a wealth of information and a great track record for helping artists understand the accepted protocols of proper portfolio presentations, both digitally and in person.  Avery is extremely generous with his help and advice and we encourage early sign-up for this workshop!

Included in the workshop will be:

Advice on choosing images for a cohesive presentation.                    

Choosing the best way to present your artwork (digital images/websites/slides/prints/original artwork)

The Ins and Outs of Using Photoshop for Digital Image Presentations including: Color Correction, Image Sizing for Digital competitions,and preparing a cdrom digital presentation of your artwork.

What You See Is Not Necessarily What They Get : Making sure the image you see on your computer is the same as what is seen by whomever you are sending your image to.
This will include an explanation of digital color space (sRGB vs. Adobe RGB vs. CMYK etc) as well as, given the time, the opportunity for each participant to have their laptop color monitor professional calibrated using a color photometer (spyder).

Preparing and presenting your portfolio (in person or by shipping)

Contacting/Presentation protocols for a gallery/museum.(Presentation and follow-up etiquette)

Exhibiting work - How and why to enter exhibitions/competitions, art fairs or National / International art competitions.

Given time, if you bring an example of your own digital or traditional portfolio, Avery will critique your work.

Date TBD
Class limit: 8

For more information about our classes and to register for a class, you may also telephone us at 860.868.2878 or email us at

Tuition must be paid in full one week prior to the first class. Students are guaranteed a place in class only after full payment is received.

Materials are extra for some classes and workshops.

Please note: Occasionally, WAA documents classes and other educational events using photography and video. This is for publicity purposes and these images may be used in our promotional and informational materials as well as on our website.

Registration for any of these events at WAA or sponsored by WAA assumes permission to collect an image of you and/or your artwork and to use those images publicly to promote WAA. You may inform us at the time of registration, or inform the photographer/videographer at the event, that you do not wish to have your image taken.

Whether you wish to explore a new discipline, become more adept with a particular medium, or take an already substantial creative trajectory to the next level, the Washington Art Association & Gallery offers high-quality, personalized instruction that will reward your efforts. We welcome all ages and levels of experience.

Students of WAA classes receive a 10% discount on art supplies at the Washington Supply Company. 860.868.7395