Rowan Walton

As an artist-in-residence back in April of 2019, I found myself feeling rather kindred to the tall magnolia tree stationed across the road from Main Street Arts. Everyday, I watched the tree from my studio window as it responded to the stubborn shift of winter to spring; transforming from some kind of desperate stick figure […]

Geena Massaro

I was an artist in residence at Main Street Arts during the summer of 2019. I stayed there from the beginning of July to the end of August. The resident for August couldn’t make it and Brad and Sarah offered for me to stay. I was coming out of painting in my bedroom and drawing […]

Sam Fratto

Artist working in painting studio

In October of 2019 I was an artist in residence at Main Street Arts. This was an exciting and meaningful residency for me not only because it was in such an awesome gallery, but because I grew up in Clifton Springs and have too many fond memories of the place including going to the very […]

Chelsea Bendix

I currently live in Geneva NY, and was born and raised in the surrounding area. Growing up I always had a huge interest in art of all kinds, and I’m pretty sure from a young age I would tell people I wanted to be an artist when I grow up. It’s surreal sometimes to say […]

Ebony H. Flag

Ebony H. Flag

In 2018 I was challenged by a mentor of mine, to not just call myself a visual artist, but  ponder on what type of artist I actually am. I began looking at both my past and more recent works collectively, and the theme of my work was and has consistently been liberty! Based upon that […]

Carolyn Enz Hack

Carolyn Enz Hack in the studio 2020

Drawing is a useful tool for generating new work, but drawing has limits when the subject of the work is an elusive concept. I enjoy drawing and painting representational subjects, but feel challenged to create works that embody a sense of being alive. Years of chasing this idea has taken me through iterations of art-making […]

Constellations

Constellations at Main Street Arts, January 16–February 26, 2021

As we enter the final week of the three person exhibition, Constellations I find myself revisiting the work by Mizin Shin, Sara Baker Michalak, and Bill Santelli. Even though I’m the one who invited these artists to be in this exhibition, I am continually amazed at the overlap between each of them. Some of more […]

Robert Ernst Marx

I treasure the studio visits I’ve had the good fortune to conduct since 2013 in my role at Main Street Arts. As a curator, it is incredibly helpful to see work in progress in its natural habitat and to greet artists on their home turf. I’ve enjoyed many hours talking about art and motivations for […]

Emily Levack

In progress photos of the making of Deterioration.

Born and raised in Wisconsin, I have always loved the Midwest landscape and all of the beautiful elements that nature has to offer. I am currently in my final year at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as I earn my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art with an Emphasis in Photography and Imaging. Recently, my work has […]

Kelly Robert

Tight Rope by Kelly Robert

I grew up in Southern California discovering my love for sculpting at an early age. Even so far as finding particular interest in both the figure and abstraction. I received my BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2001 and spent the following years exploring different avenues to support myself as an artist, […]