Portfolio Review and Artist Talk


March 26, 2022 @ 2 pm – 5 pm

Registration Deadline: March 19th @ 11:59 PM

CALLING ALL ARTISTS! Taller Puertorriqueño and The Print Center are inviting emerging artists to register for portfolio reviews and an artist talk with Gabriel Martínez. This event is a program of Martínez’s exhibition, Un Viaje Entre (on view through April 9th). The review sessions will be complemented by a talk with Gabriel Martinez and Elizabeth Spungen, Executive Director of The Print Center. 

The portfolio reviews offer emerging art practitioners the opportunity to engage in one-on-one discussions with experienced professionals about their work or an upcoming project.  The sessions will take place at Taller, with reviewers available in-person and virtually.  These informal exchanges seek to turn the traditional artist-curator portfolio review into an act of camaraderie between individuals working in the same field.


  • Session 1, Portfolio Reviews 2 pm – 3 pm
  • Break 3 pm – 3:15 pm
  • Artist Talk 3:15 pm – 4 pm. Elizabeth Spungen speaks with Gabriel Martínez about publishing books on photography and artists and Martínez’s 2015 show Bayside Revisited at The Print Center. 50 people seating limit.  Hybrid event.
  • Session 2, Portfolio Reviews 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
At 3:15pm Gabriel Martinez and Elizabeth Spungen talk about publishing a photo book and Martinez’s show Bayside Revisited at The Print Center in 2015.  Limited to 50 in-person guests, also available on YouTube Live. 

About the Portfolio Review Team

Camilo Álvårez is a nationally recognized curator based out of Massachusetts and Florida who has prepared over 100 art presentations for museums, galleries, art fairs, and other venues. He founded Samson ( in 2004.

Rafael Damast is the Exhibitions Manager and Curator for Taller Puertorriqueño. He has curated over 100 projects at Taller Puertorriqueño. He currently sits on the board of Vox Populi.

Gabriel Martínez is a photo-based, multidisciplinary, Philadelphia-based artist and educator born and raised in Miami, Florida. He has been teaching in the Photo Program for the Department of Fine Arts, Penn Design, for the last 20 years.

Elizabeth F. Spungen is the Executive Director of The Print Center in Philadelphia since 2006, where she has curated 10 exhibitions, overseen over 90 others, and has produced numerous books. Previously, Liz was on the staff at the Institute of Contemporary Art, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, and Bryn Mawr College, and was President of the Arcadia University Art Gallery and Chester Springs Studio.

The Portfolio Review will take place on March 26th, from 2 pm to 5 pm.

About the Organizations

Known as El Corazón Cultural del Barrio (The Cultural Heart of Latino Philadelphia), Taller Puertorriqueño uses art to promote development within its community and the Latino Diaspora and build bridges to the Greater Philadelphia region. Since its inception in 1974, Taller has been elevating and preserving Puerto Rican and Latino culture through arts and cultural programming. With its art-education programs, socially-conscious art exhibitions, Meet the Author series, Taller’s programs engage the public in dynamic and vital discussions that bring together people and communities.

The Print Center, a nonprofit gallery located in Philadelphia’s historic Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, encourages the growth and understanding of photography and printmaking as vital contemporary arts through exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. The Print Center is an international voice in print; our global outlook coincides with a strong sense of local purpose. Recognized as a locally significant and internationally respected gallery, an art education provider, and an artists’ advocate, The Print Center is known for supporting emerging and established artists; developing unusual and intriguing programs that attract a diverse audience; and making art accessible to all members of the community.

This exhibition and its program are made possible through generous funding from
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Philadelphia Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, PNC Arts Alive, and The Joseph Robert Foundation


  • Open to emerging artists.
  • Submit up to 5 images and an artist statement for the reviewers to view ahead of your session on SlideRoom. Go here.  Please note there is a $5 registration fee for SlideRoom.
  • Come to the Portfolio Review with samples of your work. If your original pieces are too large or fragile to transport, you can bring demonstrations prints or electronic displays, although it would be helpful to bring at least one work in the intended format and medium. You must bring any equipment needed to present your work properly. Taller and their partners are not responsible for the safety or security of any artwork you may bring.
  • Each participant has the opportunity to see one reviewer per session, for a total of two. Please indicate your reviewer preferences in SlideRoom.
  • You must be at El Taller five minutes before the time allocated for your meeting. Late arrivals may not be seen.
  • In-person visitors must wear face masks and be vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination cards will be checked at the door.

On SlideRoom, mark whether you want to a review in person or online on one of our computers. Online people will need to come Taller to log in to a computer situated here


Location: Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19133

  • Each review session will be 15 minutes in length, with 5 minutes between sessions.
  • You will meet with one reviewer in each of the two sessions. Please note that Camilo Alvarez’s sessions will be virtual on a computer provided by Taller.
  • Your schedule will be provided to you at the door.
  • Gabriel Martinez and Elizabeth Spungen talk about publishing a photo book, and Martinez’s 2015 show Bayside Revisited at The Print Center. Limited to 50 in-person guests, also available on YouTube Live. Register online at Taller here.

For questions about the program, contact

Rafael Damast              215-426-3311  

For all press inquiries, contact

Katerina Lydon             215-426-3311