Meet Kara Lynn Cox

Painter Kara Cox artist in residence during the month of April 2017, is working in one of our two studio spaces for the month . We asked her a few questions about her work, life, and more: Q: To start this off, tell us about your background.  I am from Rochester, New York, but currently live […]

Meet Stacey Rowe

Painter Stacey Rowe, artist in residence during the month of April 2017, is working in one of our two studio spaces for the month. We asked her a few questions about her work, life, and more: Q: Tell us about your background. A: I moved from the Syracuse area to Rochester to attend college at Nazareth. I […]

Meet Jacquelyn O’Brien

Jacquelyn O'Brien in her residency studio

Jacquelyn O’Brien is an artist in residence at Main Street Arts. She’s working in one of our two studio spaces during the months of January–February 2017 (you can stop by the gallery to see her studio and works in progress). We asked Jacquelyn a few questions about her artwork, life, and more: Q: To start this off, tell us a little about your background. […]

Jessie Marianacci Valone: jmv ceramics

My name is Jessie Marianacci Valone and I am a potter and owner of jmv ceramics.  I grew up in the Finger Lakes area and currently live in Bristol, NY with my husband and two labradors, Lola and Buxton. With a focus on utilitarian pottery forms, I strive to create beautiful, well crafted, functional forms that people will […]

The Rumson Low Table

I have had the pleasure of exhibiting my work at Main Street Arts for almost two years now, and I jumped at the opportunity to participate in this collaborative show.  Ceramic artist Peter Pincus and I have been looking forward to an chance to collaborate for some time now and this exhibition is a great […]

Chara Dow: Growth of a Sideboard

This table started the way many of my pieces start;  with a deadline and a vague idea.  I had purchased a beautiful, highly fingered slab of Flame Beech up in the Adirondacks a year before and the design grew out of the amount of life and movement flowing through the grain of the slab. I decided […]

Kari Ganoung Ruiz: En Plein Air

I’m Kari Ganoung Ruiz, and my studio is the great outdoors! My husband Diego Ruiz and I currently live in Union Springs, NY on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake. I grew up in Interlaken, NY near the Finger Lakes National Forest, setting the stage early for my deep appreciation of the natural landscape. I […]

Bob Conge: 2005 to the present

2003 was one of those turning points in life. I was freed of the need to produce work for the commercial illustration sector and from this point on I would have the luxury of working only on projects I wish to pursue for myself.  After many years of honing an array skills in painting and […]

Bob Conge: mostly before

Home

I grew up in a rural area of upstate New York that afforded me many years to explore the farms and woodlands surrounding our home and record my findings with pencil and paint. Later moving to the city of Rochester N Y,  I discovered a whole other world of Universities, Museums, galleries, theater, libraries, and […]

Constance Mauro: Celtic Impression by Three

I was born and raised in Rochester NY and spent my childhood in the suburb of Wester. I attended Nazareth College and received a degree in studio art with a minor in Psychology. I then worked briefly in a retail buying office after which I retuned to school to earn my teaching certification. In retrosecpt, this was not the […]