YunFen Wang

I am a painter and graduated from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. I like to find inspiration in my daily life. For someone who is a bit introverted and shy like me, it is easy to feel embarrassed by anyone’s gaze or actions. This is why I create the Interpreting Discomfort series. Interestingly, […]

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 […]