Monthly Critique

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. All critiques are led by our current Visiting Artist Resident.

Critiques run approximately 1-2 hours, depending on the number of participating artists. There is a maximum of 10 artists per critique. Artists should bring 1-3 works to hang or else a usb drive with work images, if they are unable to bring physical works. 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.  

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


Margie Neuhaus is an artist based in Brooklyn, whose work is inspired by the study of natural and manmade systems. Through the use of light, shadow, and translucency, with colors that are simultaneously and paradoxically intense and subtle/harmonious and dissonant. In her sculptures, installations, books and works on paper, Neuhaus explores concepts of the resilience and fragility of organic systems alongside themes of concealment and revelation. She has had solo exhibitions in Wave Hill’s Sunroom Project Space (Bronx, NY) and at Safe-T-Gallery (Brooklyn, NY). Her work has been exhibited locally and nationally at venues such as Socrates Sculpture Park; P.S.122 Gallery, New York; A + D Gallery (Chicago); Islip Art Museum; Franconia Sculpture Park (Minnesota); Rockland Center for the Arts (West Nyack); Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, (Cazenovia, NY); Convergence XI (Providence, RI); and Fields Sculpture Park at Omi International Arts Center (Ghent, NY). Her exhibitions have been reviewed in the New York TimesSculpture MagazineTextile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture, and Neuhaus has received residency fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Socrates Sculpture Park, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sculpture Space, and Ragdale Foundation. Neuhaus received an MFA in Sculpture from Bard College. She was a professor for many years in the Art Department at The College of New Rochelle. Prior to that she taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs at CW Post Campus of Long Island University.