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May Meeting PCPDX

  • Colbalt Studios PDX 1030 Southeast Clinton Street Portland, OR, 97202 United States (map)

Have you ever wondered why some photographers go down in history and others, maybe even ‘better’ photographers, end up unknown? How is social media affecting the value of photography these days? What really is Fine Art Photography? What makes it into gallery’s and publications? What does one have to do if they want to position themselves for this? Where their any photographers, in history, who were very unlikely candidates to be well known, who happened to go down in history as a ‘master’? Is there a common denominator in the photographers we are all most familiar with in history…

Questions such as these are questions that we can ask Jennifer! Be ready with your questions and curiosities because that we have the honor of picking her brain! Jenifer is one of the portfolio reviewers at Photolucidia. She is sought out for her expertise world wide. We are very fortunate to have Jennifer with us this month! Please don’t miss out on this!

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Jennifer L. Stoots, AAA


Jennifer L. Stoots, AAA, has been working in the museum and gallery industry for 25 years, in the photography marketplace for 21 years, and has been appraising documentary & fine art photographs, photographic archives, and contemporary art for shy of 17 years. In addition to her art appraisal work, she helps photographers navigate the fine art photography market and provides guidance and strategy with regards to planning their artistic legacy. In recent years, she has written articles about the process of valuation and the importance of legacy planning for ASMP and the American Photography Archive Group’s 2017 publication “The Photo Archive Handbook.”  She is also a photo historian and has an ongoing series dedicated to photography history on social media.

Stoots received her Master’s degree in Art History from Pratt Institute (2013) and her Bachelor’s in Art History from the University of Oregon (1994). She acquired her appraising credentials from NYU’s Appraisal Studies Program for Fine and Decorative Arts (2002) and is a Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America (AAA).

Stoots had early training as an artist and photographer (1980s & 90s). After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Art History, she worked at several museums as a volunteer, under supervision of curatorial staff in their respective Education Departments, Registrar’s Office or Special Collections. She subsequently managed the S K Josefsberg Studio from 1998 – 2004, a fine art photography gallery in Portland, spearheading sales, exhibition production and bookkeeping. When she began her art appraisal business in 2002, she also worked part-time as a sales associate for PDX Contemporary Art, where she had opportunity to work national art fairs (2004 – 2007). Currently, and in addition to her appraisal and advisory work, she helps the East Wing gallery (Doha) at select international art fairs.  

Important Notes:

Monthly Meeting Contributions are a minimum of $10 for non-members & visitors. Feel free to contribute in advance. Just add the meeting date in the subject line. 

Annual Membership, which will include MANY additional benefits (as well as the current benefits) for only $6-10 more a month. This opportunity goes live on May 14th 2019 at 10 PM watch our website! This is REALLY EXCITING!

Anyone who has not collected their prints plan to do so at this meeting!

Make Your Photos.
Find Your Passion.

Earlier Event: April 28
April Outing
Later Event: May 26
May Outing PCPDX