Friday Night Crit Circle

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Taught by David Samuel Stern

David is an artist and photographer based in Brooklyn. His work was featured by BAM in a solo exhibition included in its 2015 Next Wave season, and highlighted by assorted media, including The Creators Project. David has been a visiting instructor at Pratt Institute, and exhibits widely. Check out his instagram @dsamuelstern.

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*No event on June 21!*

Get a valuable dose of what visual creatives need the most yet seldom receive: fresh, constructive criticism from other artists and designers in a focused, mutually beneficial format. Artists, photographers, designers and creatives working in any visual media are welcome to attend this three-hour critique session, which provides honest feedback on your recent work, and asks that you supply your feedback to other attendees in return.

Attendees will benefit from devoted, concentrated dialogue and meet fellow creatives. Some sessions will feature VIP guest-reviewers (curators, gallerists, notable artists, critics). The session will include no more than eight attendees, and refreshments will be on hand; this is not a formal review of your work, but rather an intimate, insightful, and communal crit-session for creatives at any stage of their career.


Attendees working with photography should bring six to ten letter-sized or 11x14 prints from a recent body of work, which will be pinned to the wall for the other attendees to view. Original photos or high-quality proofs are acceptable.

Painting, drawing, printmaking, and mixed media:

Attendees working with painting, drawing, printmaking, or mixed media are encouraged to bring six to ten high-quality photographs or scans of pieces from a recent body of work, printed out at letter size or 11x14, which will be pinned to the wall for easy viewing. Original pieces that are sized no larger than 11x14 are acceptable, but please make sure they are very easily transportable and able to be quickly installed on our walls.

Sculpture and other 3D work:

Attendees working with sculpture should bring six to ten photographs of a recent body of work printed at letter size or 11x14 that will be pinned to our walls for the easy viewing.

Video and new media:

Attendees working with video are welcome. Video and new media–based pieces will be displayed via digital projector, but to make sure we have enough time to discuss and critique the piece, please keep runtime to no more than 5 minutes.

Other media:

Please email David or the Brainery, and we’ll advise on how best to present your work in a way that makes it readily viewable.

Cancellation policy