UPCOMING CRITIC:  Jennifer Meridian  

Visual artist and director of site specific performances





OPEN CRITIQUE - 2nd Wednesday of every month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Get advice on current projects your working on, discuss germinating ideas, or just come and be part of the conversation! Open Critique is a welcoming, casual forum for creative minds to share ideas, get feedback and build peer support. ALL mediums and artistic practices are welcome!

Our professional guest critics guide the discussion with quality advice to help propel your project forward. Past guest critics include Jen Delos Reyes (Associate Director of Art and History, UIC), Adam Welch (curator),  and Michelle Illuminato (artist, Associate Professor Alfred University).

Numbers may be limited, so please reserve your place here. Or contact $10 suggested donation.


2017 Guest Critics

January        Jennifer Meridian
visual artist and director of site specific performances

February       Angela Washko
new media artist and assistant professor in electronic & time-based media at Carnegie Mellon University School of Art

March           Alicia Wormsley
Interdisciplinary artist and adjunct assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University School of Art

April              Ann Shelton
NK BACH Artist in Residence - internationally recognized contemporary photographer, Associate Professor of Photography at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand

May               Charlotte Huddleston
NK BACH Artist in Residence - curator and director of ST PAUL St Gallery in the School of Art and Design at AUT University, New Zealand

June               Liz Park
Associate curator of the Carnegie International at The Carnegie Museum of Art


Wondering what to bring?
Just bring yourself or come with documentation (digital or physical) of recent or in-progress work.  The setting is informal.  If you’re presenting work, we encourage you to focus on one piece or a related series of works for the discussion. Bring along a snack to share. NK will provide some refreshments.

Getting here
We are located on the corner of Tripoli Street and Madison Avenue and can be accessed by car, bus or bike. We’re the historic church on corner, can’t miss it. Once you arrive, enter through the double doors on the Madison Avenue side. Public Transportation: 54C, 54D and the 6 Spring Hill. (Address: 1000 Madison Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15212.)

Street parking is free and usually available. Parking is also available behind Neu Kirche’s building off of Turtle Way. Additional parking can be found in the UPMC lot on Spring Garden Avenue and Concord Street.



David Oresick - executive director of Silver Eye Center for Photography.

Alex Young multidisciplinary artist, writer, and curator.

Kelly McDowell - performance artist and NK BACH emerging artist in resident hailing from New Zealand

Peter MandradjieffNew York based painter and lecturer

Sean DerryIUP Professor and Alloy PGH Furnace organizer

Lauren Goshinski - cultural producer creating platforms for experiencing emerging music and new media art. Founder of Via Festival

Kate Hansen - new media artist and Project Manager of the Office of Public Art

Steve Gurysh - interdisciplinary artist and Co-Founder/Director of The Drift

Renee Piechocki - artist and public art consultant

Jessica Beck - associate curator at the Andy Warhol Museum

Adam Welch - curator at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

Fiona Amundsen - New Zealand based photographer, Senior Lecturer in Art at AUT and BACH artist in residence

Leslie Clague - sculptor, printer and photographer

Dan Leers - Carnegie Museum of Art curator of photography