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Second Street Critique with Megan Marlatt

115 Second Street, SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

  • Presented By: Second Street Gallery
  • Dates: April 9, 2020
  • Location: Second Street Gallery
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • Price: Free


Taking place once a month, lunchtime crits at Second Street Gallery give artists a chance to get constructive feedback on their work from a practicing artist or arts professional in a supportive and open environment.

Megan Marlatt was a recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Research Fellowship to Belgium in 2018, where she studied Belgian carnival culture and painters. She has won a Fellowship in Painting from the National Endowment for the Arts (1995), two Professional Artist Grants from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (2013 and 2006), one from the Virginia Commission on the Arts (1996), and The New Jersey State Council on the Arts (1985). She has had numerous national and international solo exhibitions and group shows. Since 2013, Marlatt has been the founder and director of the artist collective, “The Big Head Brigade”, a group that builds and performs in large papier-mache’ heads. Their work has been presented in New York, Brooklyn, Prague and Zurich. She resides in Virginia, where she has been a painting professor at the University of Virginia since 1988.

Spaces to present at lunchtime crits are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Artists will have 10 minutes in which to gain feedback on their work. It is recommended that artists show just one or two works and allocate most of the 10 minutes to receiving feedback from the group.

Participation isn’t mandatory –you’re welcome to simply come and view the works and take part in the discussions or just observe! If you wish, bring your lunch. The discussion will start at 12 pm and will last about an hour.

Admission is FREE, but advance sign up is required. Limited to 20. Only 4 people will be
guaranteed a spot to have their work discussed by the group.

Sign-ups for the following month’s crit will open up at the end of the session, giving attendees first dibs at next month’s spots.