Meet Victoria Scudamore

Victoria Scudamore , artist in residence at Main Street Arts during the month of August 2019, is working in one of our two studio spaces on our second floor. We asked Victoria some questions about her work and studio practice: Q: To start off, tell us about your background. I grew up in a suburb of San […]

Lanna Pejovic

Throughout my life as an artist/painter, I have found my inspiration in the world of nature. The places I prefer as a source for motifs are the places that I can experience continually, such as the view from my house and studio windows or a park or special garden close by that I visit all […]

Meet Renee Valenti

Renee Valenti, artist in residence at Main Street Arts during the month of October 2017, will working on a series of abstract paintings and immersing herself in art history books during her residency. We asked Renee a few questions about her artwork and studio practice:  Q: Tell us a little bit about your background. I’m originally from a town right outside […]

Belinda Bryce

Although Rochester has been my home for the majority of my life, I wasn’t born here. My family moved a lot when I was very young, and as a young adult I lived in various places before returning to Rochester. These experiences may have led to my interest in navigation of place and time as […]

Meet Chas Davis

Chas Davis, artist in residence at Main Street Arts during July 2017, is working on prints and paintings. We asked him a few questions about his artwork and studio practice: Q: Tell us a bit about your background. I grew up in Indiana, and like most kids, started drawing at an early age. I just never […]

Karen Sardisco

Karen Sardisco, "Game", detail

Tell us a little bit about yourself. You are a professor at MCC, an exhibiting artist, guest curator of various exhibitions, how do all of these things relate? My teaching and my work as a practicing artist have always been intertwined. I am a full time faculty at Monroe Community College in the Visual and […]

Sarah Sutton

I am originally from the central Appalachian mountain region in northeastern Pennsylvania. My ancestors on both sides were immigrant coal miners from Eastern Europe. The area I grew up in now rests over flooded and burning mines and is surrounded by abandoned coal breakers and shake piles. This industrial world that had once meant so […]