It's hard to create work in a vacuum! On the first Tuesday of each month, Trestle Gallery hosts critiques that are free and open to the public. Visiting artist Amy Ritter will be leading critiques from July 2018 through December 2018.

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.  

Upcoming critiques:

All critiques begin at 7pm on the first Tuesday of every month,
and take place at Trestle Gallery, 850 3rd Ave, Suite 411. 

RSVP by emailing

Current Visiting Artist

Amy Ritter,  Resting Heads , 2016 @ PAAM, 64.5 IN x 147 IN x 45 IN

Amy Ritter, Resting Heads, 2016 @ PAAM, 64.5 IN x 147 IN x 45 IN

Amy Ritter (b.1986) Allentown, PA.

Ritter’s work is an exploration of her relationship to her physical self vis-à-vis mobile homes and their interior landscapes. It stages her memories of her experience of growing up in a mobile home community—a place she’s left but still feels rooted to. She received her BFA from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA and her MFA from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. She also attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2016).  Ritter’s solo exhibitions include “Here | There” at Arlington Arts Center (2016), “Beyond A Hedge” at the Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH (2017), “Beyond A Hedge II” at Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA (2017), and “Windows” at Gravy Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (2017). She was a finalist for the Print Center’s 89th annual International competition, a recipient of Smack Mellon’s Hot Picks List, NY and has received numerous residencies including a full fellowship at Vermont Studio Center (2015), Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship (2015-2016), a MiXER residency at D’ Clinic, Zalaegerszeg, Hungary (2015), an artist-in-residence in Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace Program (LMCC, 2016-2017). Ritter most recently premiered her first large scaled outdoor sculpture, “Singlewide” at Socrates Sculpture Park and is currently exhibiting at the Museum of Sex in an exhibition titled “NSFW: Female Gaze”.