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 […]

From The Dirt to The Skies: Lanna Pejovic

From the Dirt to the Skies is a group exhibition featuring new works in painting, drawing, and printmaking from four of Main Street Arts’ gallery artists — Pat Bacon, Chad Grohman, Meredith Mallwitz-Meyer, and Lanna Pejovic. The artwork is inspired by fog-laden lakes, wooded paths, gardens, and objects plucked from nature.  Next in an interview series with the […]

From The Dirt to The Skies: Chad Grohman

From the Dirt to the Skies is a group exhibition featuring new works in painting, drawing, and printmaking from four of Main Street Arts’ gallery artists — Pat Bacon, Chad Grohman, Meredith Mallwitz-Meyer, and Lanna Pejovic. The artwork is inspired by fog-laden lakes, wooded paths, gardens, and objects plucked from nature.  Executive director and curator Bradley Butler […]

Meet Gregory Dirr

Gregory Dirr, artist in residence at Main Street Arts during the month of September 2019, is working in one of our two studio spaces on our second floor. We asked Gregory some questions about his work and studio practice: Q: To start off, please you tell us about your background. I’m from Miami but I live and work […]