Empowering Creativity

01-29-16 Brenda Creney Guest Artist FF 2-5
The five resident artists of suite 240 welcome guest artist Brenda Cretney as their guest artist on First Friday and Second Saturday in February. Brenda is an award-winning watercolor artist, whose subject matter often reflects her love of animals. Brenda has two other connections to The Hungerford – she’s a member of Rochester Art Club and she is Lori Prince’s mother-in-law! Brenda resides in Brockport and some of her smaller paintings will be for sale in suite 240 ongoing.

Heartbreak Hotel Hungerford
Because Valentine’s Day isn’t always chox & flowers.
Though we like those, too.

Come celebrate the best & worst of romance with Fungerford.
– Elvis DJs
– Broken Heart Cure Cones
– Fear of Committment Temporary Tattoo Parlor
– Treat Yo’ Self chair massages
– Valentine’s Photobooth
– Worst Break Up Line contest
– ROC Rom Coms or Sob Stories flics & chili
– Love Spam Valentine’s card sale

Plus: Be my baby! Bring an unopened baby shampoo or lotion for Willow, aka, Alternatives for Battered Women.

But wait, there’s more . . . Open Studios! Heart-felt raffles! Event-Exclusive Art!

The place to buy original art . . . from these fine studios & shops!

156 – Brown Sugar Pastries
201 – Create Art 4 Good Studios
213 – Little Lamb Studios
215 – Nancy Murty, fine artist
216 – Francesca DeCaire, glass artist
217 – Phyllis Bryce Ely, fine artist
217 – Anne McCune, fine artist
225 – Genesee Libby Photography Studio
236 – Constance Mauro Studio
240 – Jean Keane
240 – Lori Prince
240 – Mary Terziani
240 – Stefani Tadio, paper artist
240 – Tom Zachman Glass
240 – Guest Artist: Brenda Cretney
242 – Cat Clay
244 – Fired Figments, Ceramics
244 – Black Dog Studios
307 – Quilting with Margaret
344 – Christopher Little, jewelry design and repair
366 – Jeanne Beck
401 – SEW Artistic: Julia Deal Fiber Art Gallery
405 – Shelly Green Stoler, Fine and Functional Clay
406 – HessMess Creations
414 – Jen Born, ps enjoy your life
420 – The Tea Pottery – Jennifer Buckley
422/428 – Hodaka Pottery
423 – Cindy Kuhn Studios
426 – HarpoleArt Studio
433 – Janet Irwin, The Material World
433 – Guest Artist: Trudy Feikert, Knitting Wizard
452-458 – Main Street Artists’ Gallery & Studio/Suzi Zefting-Kuhn Artworks

Michele Kurpisz Designs

02-01-16 Bracelets

I create pieces that I believe are special, beautiful and sometimes personally meaningful, using amazing stone cabochons from my collection. I don’t make “jewelry store jewelry”, which can be very lovely but there is plenty of that around already. That’s not my style. I want to make the jewelry that is not only pretty, but unsual…jewelry that you see with your heart, jewelry that speaks to those who are listening. ~ Michele Kurpisz

Michele has a way with words, just as she has a way with jewelry. Experience more of both on the Facebook page for Michele Kurpisz Designs. You can catch her on Instagram and Twitter too.

Many of her fine earrings and necklaces are also available at Fairport Pharmacy & Gift Shop.

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Hit Record

HitRecord.org is a new kind of online community working together as a production company.

2016 A

My name is Nadia Gribkova and I’m contacting you on behalf of ArtAwake, an innovative student-led arts festival sponsored by the University of Rochester. Now in its ninth year, ArtAwake brings together artistic and musical works of all kinds for a one-day celebration of creativity, held in an underused urban space in Rochester.

We wanted to inform you about this opportunity to show your work to the Rochester community. We ask all artists interested in having their work at the event to complete our submission form at www.artawake.org. We accept all kinds of creative work including art, music, theater, dance and installations of all styles and genres.

The deadline for submissions is February 8, 2016 and the festival is on April 16, 2016. Please visit our website at www.artawake.org to submit work and to learn more about ArtAwake. Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to hopefully seeing your submission soon!

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at art@artawake.org if you have any questions!

Thank you,

Nadia Gribkova
Art Director: ArtAwake 2016

2016 B

Need More Ornaments Collage

For the 4th year now, Rochester Artisan members have decorated a small tree with handmade ornaments and donated it back to the George Eastman Museum. It’s part of a holiday-themed fundraiser for the George Eastman Museum. For 10 days or so, one can visit the museum and see the collection of locally made gingerbread houses – plus wreaths and trees are sold through silent auction. The Museum supplies the 3′ artificial tree with lights. (Quantities are limited so if you or your organization would like to do this too, contact Kathy Connor at the museum, to be added to the mailing list so you will be notified when trees become available.)

Here’s what Kathy wrote in her thank you letter to Rochester Artisans:

“Your tree went for $105. The funds raised from this program went into our fresh flower fund this year. This fund helps us to continue a tradition Mr. Eastman himself started on having fresh flower arrangements in the restored rooms of his home. Of course Mr. Eastman had three functioning greenhouses to use for this purpose. We do not, so must buy our flowers wholesale and them arrange them in a historically accurate way, as Mr. Eastman’s flower arrangers did.”

Interesting! Who knew? (And that’s an all-time high bid for our tree, I believe. We’re usually in the $60-range, as I recall.) A big thank you to all our members who helped – you’re the best!

Mark your calendar for our next Eastman tree decorating party / Artisan Social – Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 @ 6-8:30pm. Please note, we’ve learned that we can’t have enough ornaments – we need about 30 total, minimum. Get crafting! :-)

Call for Art: 6x6x2016


Join the International Small Art Phenomenon 6x6x2016!
June 4 – July 17, 2016
Artwork Entries due: April 17 or postmarked by April 16
Global Online Preview Begins: May 20 at 10am
In Gallery Preview (no purchasing): May 30 – June 3, 12-9pm
Opening Party & Artwork Sale: June 4, 4-10pm (admission: $15)
7:30pm raffle for buyer positions #1-20
8:00pm purchasing open for all other buyers
Global Online Purchasing Begins: June 7 at 10am
Artwork Purchase Price: $20 each
Sold Out Artists’ Names Revealed Online: July 1
Purchased Artwork Pick-Up: July 17 – 20, 12-6pm

6x6x2016 is such an incredible event, with thousands of artworks from around the world. These works are made by anyone and everyone: celebrities, local and international artists, students, designers, youths, and you! As you may remember, the only guideline for 6×6 is that each work must be 6×6 inches square (15cm) or be mounted to a 6×6 inch board. We exhibit these works in our gallery and on our website anonymously, so sign on the back! Each work is sold for $20 each to benefit RoCo, and it is only after the work has been sold that the artists’ name is revealed to the buyer. All works remain on display through July 17, 2016. It is completely FREE to enter work, and each artist may enter up to four works of ANY medium (2D or 3D)!



Sew Green Rochester

Increase the self-sufficiency of Rochester’s young people and adults by teaching them the skills of sewing, knitting, and needlework, and supplying the tools and materials they need at low to no cost. Through classes, camps, programs, rentals of space and equipment, and sales of fabric and sewing materials donated by the community, SewGreen@Rochester provides everything area residents need to learn to sew.

Rescue and reuse fabric, sewing machines, and all kinds of sewing, knitting, and needlework materials to extend their usefulness and keep them out of landfills. Local reuse consumes no energy for manufacturing and very little for transportation, and it keeps materials out of landfills, reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions.

I’ve added their link to our Giving page because people are always asking, “Where can I donate my no longer needed craft supplies?” Here is SewGreen@Rochester’s wish list.

SewGreen Rochester Wish List

2016 Bowls

What a wonderful Democrat & Chronicle article on Hungerford neighbor Sabra Wood’s annual event!

Cat Clay studio is hosting Winter Warmth, a Soup(er) Benefit Friday, Jan. 8.

Donating money to good causes is nice, says Cat Clay owner/artist Sabra Wood. “But it’s not very rewarding, so I love getting personally involved.”

That’s why she started Sample Soap, a nonprofit that collects personal care items and distributes them to the neediest groups in Rochester.

It’s also why she launched Winter Warmth, a Soup(er) Benefit. The event is held every January in Wood’s Hungerford Building studio, and 100 percent of the proceeds go to Healthy Sisters Soup & Bean Works, a nonprofit that helps women in recovery.

“Let’s face it, January is a dead month,” she says. “This is a wonderful way to pause, take stock and kick of the New Year.”

For $20, guests get ceramic bowls handcrafted and donated by local artists — including Wood, Richard Aerni, Carolyn Dilcher-Stutz (whose work is pictured) and Juliana Drumheller, among others — packages of soup mix from Healthy Sisters, and appetizers and desserts to graze on.

Winter Warmth runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, in Suite 242 of the Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. (door 2 by the loading docks). Parking is available at the Hungerford, but don’t park in front of Happy Feet, which is a tow-away zone. Parking also is available at Visions Credit Union across Main Street and at Greenovation.

Last year, 120 bowls were sold at the event, and at least that many will be available this year, Wood says.

For more, go to www.facebook.com/catclayroc or call (585) 414-5643.

Carolyn Dilcher-Stutz

Carolyn Dilcher-Stutz

City of Canandaigua

Centennial Endowment Committee – Call to Artists for Mural

Local artists are being chosen through a jury process to participate in a collaborative mural which evokes Canandaigua’s history. A Project Committee consisting of members of the City of Canandaigua Centennial Endowment Committee have secured local mural artist Amy Colburn to design and manage the execution of the mural. Ms. Colburn will also be overseeing the jury process, which will also include members of the Project Committee. The intention of this project is to decorate a large exterior downtown wall with a collage-style illustration of Canandaigua’s most recognizable historic people, places and events. By inviting different artists to participate, the committee hopes to convey a unique aesthetic value and also bringing attention to local artists. Click here for more information.

Deadline is Dec 30 – no time to dilly-dally!

Handmade Holiday Green

Mark your calendar for Saturday December 5th from 11am-4pm in the South Wedge. We are having “It’s a Wonderful Life in the Wedge” with Santa, kids crafts, carriage rides, carolers, and beautifully decorated store fronts with many stores having great deals! In The German House on Gregory Street and at St. Boniface Church there will be over 50 local crafters in a brand new craft fair called “A Handmade Holiday“. It is free to attend, and the first 50 people will get a beautiful canvas event swag bag! We will also have event t-shirts for sale at Little Button Craft & Press.

We hope to see you soon down here in the South Wedge!
Happy Holidays and Cheers!
Madelyn Posey
Little Button Craft & Press

On a personal note, I encourage you visit this adorable little shop year-round. I just started selling my hand stitched paper ornaments there. I took them a flock of my sweet little white songbirds with gold or silver metalic thread stitched wings, with more to come.

Follow the store on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest!

Little Button Craft & Presss
658 South Avenue
Rochester, NY

Tuesday-Saturday: 12pm-7pm
Sunday: 12pm-4pm
Monday: closed

Handmade Holiday Chalkboard

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