Salutations + happy weekend to you! I am delighted to share The Picture Review team has reconvened and is hard at work with the Color Two class crafting a most boss gala. We will begin posting behind the scenes pictures and info soon, there is much to do and share!

In our continuing series of talks on the process, craft and life of working in the visual arts, we are simply thrilled to host Mr. Michael O’Brien, In Conversation on May 16th. From his biography, “Michael O’Brien is one of the country’s premier portrait photographers. In a career that has spanned four decades, O’Brien has photographed subjects ranging from presidents to small-town heroes. His candid, unapologetic style captures the dignity and humanity of his subjects, whether they be celebrities or “ordinary” people. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Life, National Geographic, Texas Monthly, the London Sunday Times, and many others. O’Brien has twice been the recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Award for outstanding coverage of the disadvantaged. O’Brien is the author of two books: The Face of Texas, 2003 and 2014, and Hard Ground, 2011. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.; the International Center of Photography in New York; the Houston Museum of Fine Arts; and the Wittliff Collection of Mexican and Southwestern Photography at Texas State University.”

RSVP your tickets on beginning April 15th.

Behold, The Picture Review May Fair. Come one, come all, family and friends – your presence is eagerly awaited at the grandest party of the season. See you soon!

With my best from the team,