Trestle programs are designed to offer an alternative to the expense of higher education. The Trestle philosophy comes from a belief that artists can grow and learn from each other without the excessive student loans that can come with graduate work at larger institutions. With a studio in NYC, one of the biggest contemporary art meccas in the world, Trestle program participants have the ability to explore all that the city has to offer with a community of like minded individuals.
Trestle’s Critical Feedback Program participants work with art professionals who work in the “real” art world today, actively seeking and earning opportunities, with current information and relevant advice.
Who is this program ideal for?
• Artists interested in a peer support network with regular feedback for six months to a year. (minimum six month commitment required)
• Artists who wish to belong to a critique group led by a professional artist/professor.
• Artists who want a discounted rate on a studio in Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn (this program is located at Trestle Projects - 62 18th Street, Brooklyn).
About the studios:
• 24/7 Studio Access
• 10% discount on a private studio within a vibrant community of artists
• Studio rates are $385 - $630 per month depending on size (include utilities)
About the Advisors:
• Trestle hires experienced artists as session leaders who run the monthly critiques. These individuals are well connected, knowledgeable and give valuable feedback/suggestions. Michael Brennan, Bill Carroll, and Margie Neuhaus will be the advisors for this session.
About the critiques:
• Critiques are pre scheduled for the duration of the program.
• Participants may choose to focus on a specific question/problem or may choose to simply hear what others see in their artwork.
• There are two groups with 8-10 artists per group. Half of the group receives about 20 minutes of feedback each month.
• Critiques last about three hours.
• It is optional to being snacks/refreshments to share at the meetings.
• They are mandatory to attend to participate in the program.
What are the perks of participating in the program?
• Meet other artists and network
• Share opportunities
• Get discounted studio space
• Extend the conversations with peers outside of critiques!
• Pop up exhibition and curation opportunities at Trestle Projects (62 18th Street, Brooklyn)
• Session 1 : October 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020
• Application Deadline Extended: 8/22/2019 11:59pm
About our Session Leaders:
Michael Brennan has been a Trestle Gallery advisory board member since 2014. He is a practicing artist who has exhibited extensively, domestically & internationally. Group exhibitions include PS1/MoMA, Vassar College, St. Peter’s College, etc. He has also written extensively for The Brooklyn Rail, ArtNet, and numerous catalog essays. He currently teaches at Pratt alongside his practice, and has also taught at Hunter College and Cooper Union.
Bill Carroll has been involved in the New York art world in a variety of roles for over 30 years. He was the Director of the Charles Cowles Gallery, then in Soho,; and the Elizabeth Harris Gallery in Chelsea. Bill also worked in non-profit at the Dia Art Foundation, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Nancy Graves Foundation, and is presently the Director of the Studio Program of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts. He has curated numerous exhibitions. Bill has taught at Parsons School of Design in New York, and since 2011 is teaching a course for MFA students at Pratt Institute titled Art World & Professionalism. He has lectured at the New York Foundation for the Arts, New York University, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bard College, School of Visual Arts, Columbia University, Cornell University, and F.I.T. In April 2016 he had a solo installation of fifty-six paintings at the Mid-Manhattan Branch of the New York Pubic Library. Bill is represented by the Elizabeth Harris Gallery in Chelsea, and in January 2019 will have his fifth solo exhibition at the gallery. His work has been reviewed, including by Joe Fyfe in the March 2008 issue of Art in America.
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 Times, Sculpture Magazine, Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture, and Ducts.org. 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.
Trestle is a 501c3 non-profit contemporary art space Brooklyn. Our mission is to foster creativity and community by offering exhibition, education, and networking opportunities for contemporary artists and curators. We provide a place for creative people to focus on the development of their art and their career, without the pressures of the commercial art world. Our mission is carried out through four core programs: Contemporary Exhibitions, Professional Development, Community Classes, and Residencies. Trestle is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive environment for all participants. Artists of all genders, communities, abilities, and cultures help us fulfill our mission to hold a space promoting excellence for all.
Trestle Art Space is an arts organization that provides studio space to contemporary artists. Located in the Sunset Park and Greenwood Heights areas of Brooklyn, TAS offers the most affordable 24/7 studio space in New York City with open studio access and private studios.