It’s hard to create in a vacuum! In the endless effort to deepen artistic practice, it is invaluable to gain feedback on works in progress. Join other artists at Trestle to discuss your work in a constructive, serious environment. 

Critiques at the gallery begin at 7 and run approximately 1-2 hours, depending on the number of artists. There is a maximum of 10 artists per critique. We also welcome those who simply want to participate in the discussion, whether or not they have current work to share.

Participating artists are given 15 minutes to discuss their work. They may make a short statement about their theme and approach, or simply open up the discussion to the group.  We suggest bringing a maximum of three pieces.  

Please RSVP by emailing

Upcoming critiques: all start at 7 pm and take place at 850 3rd Ave, Suite 411. 
Critiques are held on the first Tuesday of every month

Current Visiting Artist

Allison Kaufman is a video artist and photographer living in New York City. She received her BFA in Film and Television Production from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and her MFA in Photography, Video, and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts. Solo exhibitions of her work have taken place at HERE Arts Center in New York City, Real Art Ways in Hartford CT, and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Her work has also been exhibited at Hendershot Gallery, EFA Project Space, Moore College of Art and Design, Albright College, and the Aqua Miami, VOLTA, and Affordable Art Fairs, among others. Kaufman is the recipient of the Paula Rhodes Memorial Award and an Alumni Scholarship Award from the School of Visual Arts, has been an artist-in-residence at Yaddo, the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, the Constance Saltonstall Foundation of the Arts, Penland School of Crafts, and will be an upcoming resident at the CATWALK Institute. Her work has been reviewed in the Huffington Post, the L Magazine, the Pittsburgh-Tribune Review, and Bomb Magazine’s BOMBlog. A catalog essay for Amplified Stages, her 2014 solo show at Real Art Ways, was written by Jen Mergel, independent curator and former Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, MFA Boston.  Kaufman teaches at a variety of institutions including Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. 

In 2017, she will be a visiting resident artist at both the CATWALK Institute in Catskill, NY and Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.