Wed-Thu: 11AM-5PM | Fri-Sat: by advance appointment
Wed-Thu: 11AM-5PM | Fri-Sat: by advance appointment
Chicago Artists Coalition welcomes the public to view exhibitions by emerging Chicago artists, join us at opening receptions, or attend education events

2130 W. Fulton St., Chicago, IL 60612

Wednesday-Thursday: 11AM-5PM

Friday-Saturday: by advance appointment

Office Hours: Portfolio Reviews

Wednesday, March 18, 6:00 - 8:30pm

Wednesday, March 18, 6:00 - 8:30pm

Office Hours: Portfolio Reviews is an opportunity for artists to meet with arts practitioners from throughout the city. One-on-one portfolio reviews last 30 minutes and provide a platform to discuss a range of questions, including:

  • Feedback on artwork
  • Preparing for exhibitions
  • Pursuing professional opportunities
  • And more!

We are very excited to welcome March guest consultants:

Emanuel Aguilar, co-founder/director of PATRON gallery
Stephanie Cristello, artistic director of EXPO CHICAGO and editor-in-chief of THE SEEN
Claudine Isé, owner and director of Goldfinch gallery
Natalie Popovic Schuh, co-owner/director of Regards gallery

Find out more about our guests below!

Advanced registration is required, limit one per person. $30 General Public, CAC Artist Members, and BOLT, HATCH, FIELD/WORK, and LAUNCH Residents

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So we invite you to sign up here to join the waitlist and you'll be notified if spaces become available. Also, by joining the waitlist you'll be the first to know about our next Office Hours session.


Emanuel Aguilar is a gallerist and independent curator living and working in Chicago. In 2015 he founded PATRON, a contemporary art gallery with a focus on emerging artists and conceptual practice. Previously he was a director at Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago and Berlin and a founder of the arts and culture magazine Jettison Quarterly. Aguilar serves on the board of ACRE Residency.

Stephanie Cristello (Canadian b. 1991) is a critic and curator living and working in Chicago. She was previously the Senior Editor US for ArtSlant (2012–2018) and is the founding Editor-in-Chief of THE SEEN, Chicago’s International Journal of Contemporary & Modern Art, which is publishing its tenth issue in print April 2020. Her writing has been published in the London-based publications ArtReview, Elephant Magazine, and Frieze Magazine, as well as BOMB Magazine, OSMOS, Mousse Magazine, and Portable Gray, published by the University of Chicago Press, in addition to numerous exhibition catalogues nationally and internationally. She graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013 with a Liberal Arts Thesis in the Visual Critical Studies Department. She is currently the Artistic Director at EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, and the Director / Curator at Chicago Manual Style. Her forthcoming books are Theodora Allen: Saturnine (Motto, 2020) and Barbara Kasten: Architecture and Film 2015–2020, with contributors including Hans Ulrich Obrist (Skira, 2021).

Claudine Isé is the owner and director of Goldfinch, a contemporary art gallery in Chicago. She is a part-time faculty member in the Painting and Drawing department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is also a facilitator for the Bridge and New Edition programs at Hyde Park Art Center. Before moving to Chicago over a decade ago, Claudine worked at the Wexner Center for the Arts as Associate Curator of Exhibitions, and at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles as Assistant Curator. She has also published numerous art reviews and culture pieces for publications such as the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, Art21 Blog, and Bad at Sports.

Natalie Popovic Schuh runs Regards, a space that shows art with her husband, Michael in Chicago. She rarely likes painting, unless it confuses her and prefers the weird, the uncool, the ignored. She likes work that isn’t easily photographed. Previously she worked at The Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO; Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, IL; Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL; and Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (BRIEFLY) and has an MA in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute in London. She thinks graduate schools should be free and thinks that people who don’t put their carts away at grocery stores are garbage human beings.

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