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 […]

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 […]

Erica Bapst

To many artists, I would guess that submitting to the Small Works Exhibition would be working under a constraint to keep the piece within the size limitations. In contrast, for me it is more of a permission to expand. Most of my typical work is in the very small scale of jewelry. This also applies […]

Michelle Guerra

Michell Guerra's Canandaigua, NY studio

My name is Michelle Guerra.  I have always loved drawing and painting.  I took art courses at Brown and RISD while in college but stopped painting for many years while attending law school, practicing law and raising a family.  Once my children were a little older I began taking classes and workshops and began painting […]

Amanda Lai

Amanda Lai in her studio

Working in multiple mediums, I often find it difficult to define what “type” of artist I am. My work draws influence from a variety of domains, including performance art, traditional painting, and new media, however, I would describe myself most closely as a storyteller.  I am have lived in the Finger Lakes Region for most […]

Dara Engler

I grew up in Virginia and now live in Trumansburg, NY.  I’ve been teaching painting and drawing at Ithaca College since 2012.  I received a BFA from the University of New Hampshire and an MFA in Painting from Indiana University, Bloomington. As a painter, I have always had an interest in object making.  I love to build props […]

Cherie Burbach

I’ve painted ever since I was a young child. Art was a safe place for me and a way to work through a turbulent childhood. Growing up in an alcoholic household made things unsteady and frightening, but drawing and writing poetry were how I worked through anything that made me sad or scared. This desire […]

Meet Vickie Pierre

Vickie Pierre artist in residence at Main Street Arts during the month of November 2019, is working in one of our two studio spaces on our second floor. We asked Vickie some questions about her work and studio practice: Q: To start off, please tell us about your background. I’m originally from Brooklyn, New York and graduated from the School of Visual […]