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Crit Nite is a good time to connect with other Academy Alums, get your work in front of critics to get feedback, and share ideas. We host Crit Nite twice per year: Spring, Autumn. Join in - the more participants and contributing voices, the better!

Our recent online and IN PERSON Crit Nite was:

Wednesday, November 2, 2022: 7PM - 8:30PM ET
6:45 – 7PM ET: Meet & Greet
7PM – 8:30PM ET: Critiques

GUEST CRITIC: Sophia Kayafas

Sophia Kayafas (MFA 2016, Fellow 2017) is a figurative artist and musician who addresses her religious beliefs and contradictions with vibrant narratives and introspective curiosity. Kayafas currently teaches drawing at Pratt University’s Foundation Department. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. 


You have the option to share work in person or via jpg. We will have a computer logged in at the in person critique.

TO SUBMIT: If you would like your work critiqued, please use the submission form below to upload your images, formatted to the following specifications.
• Participating alumni must have an active portfolio profile on

• The file names must be as follows: LastName_FirstName_TitleOfWork.jpg.
• Please make sure that images are in focus and no smaller than 72 DPI / 1080 pixels wide, with a file size no larger than 5 MB.
• The DEADLINE to SUBMIT is October 24, 11:59pm ET.
• Spaces are first come, first serve, but with preference given to artists who have not yet presented in the last year.

Please note: this event will be recorded and shared with participants. 


Who would you like to have as a guest critic?
Share your suggestion with us!

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