The Artist Circle is a discussion group focused on creativity and the sharing of art with colleagues. Founded and led by the B.J. Spoke executive board member and artist, Katherine Criss, the Artist Circle has been meeting for 10 years. The group is open to artists working in all mediums at all levels. Membership to B.J. Spoke Gallery is not required to participate in the Artist Circle.   

Meetings are held twice a month on  Sundays  from 11:00am-1:00pm at B.J. Spoke Gallery at 299 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743.  A $5 donation is suggested.

Each meeting is centered around a specific art related book, topic, or special project the group is interested in discussing. Attendees are free to bring their art to share and discuss. Discussions are open, collaborative, and informative.  If you’re attending for the first time,  please contact Katherine Criss – or (631) 549-5106.

The Artist Circle was created to help artists define their creative vision, provide a deeper understanding of their work and the creative process. The discussions, mini workshops, lectures and art tours help artists overcome creative blocks and articulate their work to the public. Participants can share artwork at each meeting. Members provide constructive feedback and support.  

Artist Circle two-hour, bi-monthly meetings include:

  • Member check-in – each member relates their creative projects since the last meeting.
  • Group discussion on assigned topics chosen from the books we’re exploring.
  • Occasionally Circle members introduce an artist’s work who has inspired and motivated them or have demonstrated techniques or materials, while sharing their experience using them. 
  • Artist Circle members have the opportunity to share their work, and practice articulating their creative vision.
  • Meeting dates for 2024:
  • January 21
  • February4, 18
  • March 3, 17 (no Palm or Easter Sundays)
  • April 7, 21
  • May 5,19
  • June 2, 23 (no Father’s Day)
  • July 9, 21
  • August 4, 18
  • September 8,22
  • October 6. 20
  • November 3, 17 …