Upstate New York Ceramics Invitational

The Upstate New York Ceramics Invitational at Main Street Arts will feature functional and sculptural ceramic work by 13 artists from the region. This invitational represents some of the most exciting contemporary ceramic work being made in upstate New York.

The exhibition will be held July 11–August 29, 2015.
Online purchasing will begin in mid-July.

Bryan Hopkins
Buffalo, NY
www.hopkinspottery.com

Buffalo ceramic artist Bryan Hopkins

Bryan Hopkins

Artwork by Buffalo ceramic artist Bryan Hopkins

New Work by Bryan Hopkins

 

Michael Hughes
Syracuse, NY
www.mrhstudio.com

Syracuse ceramic artist Michael Hughes

Michael Hughes

Artwork by Syracuse ceramic artist Michael Hughes

Porcelain and Stoneware Bowls by Michael Hughes

 

Bethany Krull
Buffalo, NY
www.bethanykrull.com

Buffalo ceramic artist Bethany Krull

Buffalo ceramic artist Bethany Krull

Artwork by Buffalo ceramic artist Bethany Krull

Four Hungry Birds by Bethany Krull

 

Ashley Lyon
Hornell, NY
www.ashleylyon.com

Hornell ceramic artist Ashley Lyon

Ashley Lyon

Artwork by Hornell ceramic arist Ashley Lyon

Bent Leg by Ashley Lyon

 

Colleen McCall
Elmira, NY
www.colleenmccallceramics.com

Elmira ceramic artist Colleen McCall

Colleen McCall

Artwork by Elmira ceramic artist Colleen McCall

Golden Basin Bowl by Colleen McCall

 

Peter Pincus
Rochester, NY
www.peterpincus.com

Penfield ceramic artist Peter Pincus

Peter Pincus

Artwork by Penfield ceramic artist Peter Pincus

Vases by Peter Pincus

 

Joanna Poag
Rochester, NY
www.joannapoag.com

Rochester ceramic artist Joanna Poag

Joanna Poag

Artwork by Rochester ceramic artist Joanna Poag

Flourish by Joanna Poag

 

Jeremy Randall
Tully, NY
www.jeremyrandallceramics.com

Tully ceramic artist Jeremy Randall

Jeremy Randall

Artwork by Tully ceramic artist Jeremy Randall

Mugs by Jeremy Randall

 

Jody Selin
Buffalo, NY
www.jodyselin.com

Buffalo ceramic artist Jody Selin

Jody Selin

Buffalo ceramic artist Jody Selin

Sculpture by Jody Selin

Kala Stein
Canadice, NY
www.kalastein.com

Canadice ceramic artist Kala Stein

Kala Stein

Artwork by Alfred ceramic artist Kala Stein

Umbra by Kala Stein

 

Kate Symonds
Canandaigua, NY
www.coachstreetclay.com

Canandaigua ceramic artist Kate Symonds

Kate Symonds

Artwork by Canandaigua ceramic artist Kate Symonds

Teapot by Kate Symonds

 

Hannah Thompsett
Alfred, NY
www.hannahthompsett.com

Alfred ceramic artist Hannah Thompsett

Hannah Thompsett

Artwork by Alfred ceramic artist Hannah Thompsett

 New Work by Hannah Thompsett

 

Virginia Torrence
Alfred, NY
www.virginiatorrence.com

Alfred ceramic artist Virginia Torrence

Virginia Torrence

Artwork by Alfred ceramic artist Virginia Torrence

Sculpture by Virginia Torrence

Stay tuned for more information on the Upstate New York Ceramics Invitational. Check our Facebook page or website for more updates.

Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition 2015

A round of applause to the students who participated in our 2015 Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition, and to our competition winners! Participating students received a 5″ x 7″ canvas and used it to make artwork that fit the theme, “This is What Adventure Looks Like!” The competition features artwork by students grades 6–12 from thirteen area school districts.

2015 Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition at Main Street Arts

2015 Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition at Main Street Arts

2015 Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition at Main Street Arts, open house

2015 Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition at Main Street Arts, open house

2015 Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition at Main Street Arts

2015 Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition at Main Street Arts

Check out the photo album on Flickr to see more images from the exhibition.

2015 Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition at Main Street Arts

2015 Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition at Main Street Arts

2015 Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition at Main Street Arts

2015 Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition at Main Street Arts

2015 Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition at Main Street Arts

2015 Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition at Main Street Arts

2015 Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition at Main Street Arts

2015 Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition at Main Street Arts

The students in this competition are the artists of tomorrow! We had a great time seeing the creativity and innovation coming out of local Finger Lakes schools.

Best in Show:

  • 1st Place: “The Adventures of Galaxy Whale and Cat” by Alexandra F, Fairport High School
  • 2nd Place: “The Voyage” by Carter L, Victor Jr. High School
  • 3rd Place: “Serapis” by Taylor D, Fairport High School

Best in Grade-Level:

  • 6th Grade: “Under The Sea” by Semma A, Victor Intermediate School
  • 7th Grade: “Untitled” by Dedra A, Marion Middle/High School
  • 8th Grade: “A Walk to Adventure” by Hanna G, Victor Intermediate School
  • 9th Grade: “Reconnaissance of Dreams” by Jaelyn M, Marion Middle/High School
  • 10th Grade: “Star Gazing” by Taylor J, North Rose Wolcott High School
  • 11th Grade: “Gravity” by Emily W, Lima Christian School
  • 12th Grade: “Hummed Low” by Alisha B, Penn Yan Academy

Inside the Artist’s Studio with Lynne Feldman

I have been making art my whole life.  One of my earliest memories is of going with my parents to Atlantic City, where someone gave me a piece of hard candy in a beautiful foil wrapper.  I saved the wrapper, brought it home, pasted it down and drew a head arms and legs on it.  I made my first collage at three years old.

Lynne Feldman

Lynne Feldman

Lynne Feldman, Lighting the Candles, acrylic paint and fabric on canvas,  36" x 40"

Lynne Feldman, Lighting the Candles, acrylic paint and fabric on canvas, 36″ x 40″

My parents were both artists. My dad was a writer for TV and my mother had been a singer prior to marriage, with an operatic voice.  My creativity was always encouraged and my art classes began at age four.  I grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan so I had access to museums and good art schools.  There were young children’s classes at the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum in those days.

I received my first set of oil paints at around eight years old. It was a  paint by number set, but my parents did not allow me to use the image with the numbers on the front of the canvas board, I had to use the back (this was fine with me).   I fell in love with oils then.  When I was twelve, I began more serious art training at The Art Students League on West 57th street.   I drew and painted  there from the model  for fifteen years: life drawing classes in charcoal and painting in oils.

Lynne Feldman at work

Lynne Feldman at work

I painted in oils for forty years, and then took a week long summer workshop at Bennington College in Vermont.  That class changed my life. The title of the class was painting with fabric. I was introduced to the concept of gluing fabrics directly onto the canvas.  Because the glue was water based, I had to learn to paint in acrylics.  I had always integrated patterns and design into my paintings so it seemed such a natural transition to actually use fabrics with pattern directly on my paintings.

Fabrics

Fabrics

Many different types of fabrics

Many different types of fabrics

It was hard to put my oils away after all that time but I was developing some respiratory issues and basically needed an excuse to find a different medium to work in.   This was perfect.  I absolutely fell in love with it.  I stretch a canvas, plan a composition in charcoal, do a rough painting in acrylics, and then begin the gluing and painting process on top. My collage/paintings can take from a month to a year to complete.  I love every minute of the process.

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Lynne Feldman, "At the Waterfall", acrylic paint and fabric on canvas, 36" x 40"

Lynne Feldman, “At the Waterfall”, acrylic paint and fabric on canvas, 36″ x 40″

For more information on Lynne Feldman you can visit her website at http://lynnefeldman.com. Or stop by the gallery to see her work in our current exhibition, The Assembled Image.

Take a look at our previous Inside the Artist’s Studio blog post by jewelry artist Heather Bivens of Weathered Heather.

The Assembled Image

Get ready for our upcoming exhibition, The Assembled Image. The Assembled Image is an exhibition featuring collage and artwork inspired by collage. The artists included in this exhibition make artwork by assembling various individual pieces to make a cohesive whole, and each artist has their own connection to the notion of collage.

The Assembled Image at Main Street Arts

The Assembled Image at Main Street Arts. Left to right: Denton Crawford, St. Monci, Andrea Pawarski, Lynne Feldman, and Gerald Mead

Artists include: Denton Crawford, Lynne Feldman, Gerald Mead, Andrea Pawarski, and St. Monci.

Exhibition Dates: March 7–April 30, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 7, 4-7pm

For more information, check out our Facebook event page: The Assembled Image Opening Reception