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The International Meeting Place


Jean Caslin

Executive Director
LHUCA (Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts), Lubbock, TX, USA

During her career in non-profit arts management, Jean Caslin served as administrator, curator, writer, and educator, while fostering the careers of emerging and mid-career artists. She is the executive director of LHUCA, a multi-disciplinary arts organization in Lubbock, TX. Previously, Caslin co-founded Caslin Gregory & Associates, Consultants for Arts & Culture with Diane Griffin Gregory. She was the Executive Director and Curator of Houston Center for Photography from 1988 to 2005. From 1979 to 1988, she was assistant director of Photographic Resource Center at Boston University.

Caslin received a BA in English and art history from Boston University and an MA in art history from Stanford University. Caslin has taught courses on the history of photography at six colleges in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Texas, as well as courses on arts administration in Texas. She is interested primarily in fine art and documentary photography. She wants to meet and support visual artists whose work shows innovative approaches to either traditional or experimental photography. Interdisciplinary approaches or works that show an awareness of the relationship between arts and healing are of particular interest.

Diane G. Gregory

Art Consultant and Independent Curator
Caslin Gregory & Associates, Houston, TX, USA

Diane Griffin Gregory is a founding partner of Caslin Gregory & Associates, Consultants for Arts and Culture, and is now the sole owner. The firm offers coaching, curatorial, grant writing and strategic planning services to individual artists working in all media, as well as to the non-profit sector.

Gregory holds a BA in French and a BA in studio art from the University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX. She held various positions at Art League Houston from 1992-2000, including Interim Director. From 2000-2005, she was the Administrative Director at Houston Center for Photography. She served as Program Chair and Vice President on the Board of Directors for Women in the Visual and Literary Arts (WiVLA) from 2009-2012. Currently, she is a member of Houston Heights Association as well as ArtTable, a New York-based professional group for women in the arts. Gregory also serves on the Advisory Council for Texas Photographic Society.

As a frequent reviewer, she prefers fine art and alternative process photography. She looks forward to beginning the dialogue with new artists as well as visiting again with previous participants. She is interested in viewing the actual prints from one or two key series and engaging with the artist about the work. Gregory was in partnership with Jean Caslin for ten years, during which time they collaborated on numerous FotoFest exhibitions (2006 – 2016). Many clients have had successful experiences with the reviewers during the Meeting Place sessions from those years. Caslin Gregory & Associates seeks work for exhibition in alternative, hospital and small gallery venues.

Session Three

The International Meeting Place

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