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Roslyn Rose

Rochester Artisans 10 Questions Interview

1. What is your name and what is your business name? Where can we find you through social media?

I am Roslyn Rose and my business is called Roslyn Rose Studios. I am a new artist in Rochester and I so happy toPenguins have found such a welcoming art community.

I can be contacted at the following email addresses and social medias. or

My blog.
My personal Facebook page.
My Facebook business page.
My LinkedIn account.

2. How long have you been an artist and how did you get started?
I was told I was an ‘artist’ in the second grade. From that day forward, I considered myself an ‘artist.

3. Explain a bit about your process, please.

I digitally blend multiple photographs to create images that may suggest the past, the future or a new reality. I juxtapose the neglected with the occupied, the deserted with the inhabited, one place with another, or the past with the present.


4. What’s the comment heard most about your art?
Many people look at my finished prints and ask, “How did ever you do that?”

5. What is one thing people find surprising about how your art is created?
Viewers of my artwork are always surprised how the collaging of different images become so integrated.

6. What’s the one tool you couldn’t live without, in creating your art?

As my work is so technically involved, I cannot live without my cameras, computer, scanner, and printers.

7. How has your art changed over time?
I originally was a painter but then became addicted to printmaking, especially etching. Later I started to combine photography with my prints. The development of Photoshop drew me to concentrate on photography and image manipulation.

8. What’s your favorite part about making your pieces? Least favorite?
I love the possibilities available to me by combining different photographs to produce montages that ask to the viewer to blend their own imagination with the illusions I present. I enjoy everything about the technique I use to produce my prints.

9. What’s your dream project?
My dream project at the moment is to have an exhibit in Rochester.

New Studio
10. Where is your art available for purchase?
My art is available for purchase at my studio in the Anderson Arts Building, 250 N. Goodman Street, #402. The studio is open to the public on most First Fridays and by appointment.

I am represented in New York City by the Ceres Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, #201. I also ship work to buyers who contact me thru my website.

LeAnne Marquis Jewelry Designs

LeAnne Marquis and I sorta kinda crossed paths twice this week. I had a meeting with one of her studio mates who mentioned her. And she just purchased a Rochester Artisans decal. I don’t think those two events were related but I decided it was enough of a sign for me to check out her Marquis Jewelry website.

Hello! You had me at fire painted copper.

And I learned the term shoulder dusters!

And I learned the term shoulder dusters!

Hope in Art Classes Announced


Lesley Shakespeare-Brogan is happy to announce her fall line-up of classes, to take place in her Hope in Art Studio, now located in Anderson Alley. Anderson Alley Artists is a community of artists with studios on the second, third, and fourth floors of the Anderson Arts Building (a former shoe factory) at 250 N. Goodman Street, Rochester, NY

Zentangle Classes
Every 1st Monday of month – 6:30pm, $30.00

Mandala Art Workshops
Every 3rd Thursday of month – 6-9pm, $30.00

Painting for “Pooches”
Every 4th Friday @ 6:30 till we’re tired
$60.00 per couple
Proceeds to benefit Lollypop Farm

Acrylic Classes every Tues from 1-3:30pm
(run in 6 wk sessions $145.00)

Colored Pencil every Thurs from 1-3pm
(run in 6 wk sessions $120.00)

Schedule your own Girls Night Out
Bring munchies and wine
Paint a set of beautiful wine glasses
$20.00 per person

Lesley Shakespeare-Brogan
Anderson Alley, Suite 209
250 N. Goodman Street
Rochester NY 14607


“Money can’t buy happiness; it can, however, rent it.”

I added a new section to the Biz page of our website today – art studio space for rent.

Here’s how it came about.

One of my duties as a volunteer at the fabulous Rochester Contemporary Art Center is to distribute postcards about new exhibitions to specific places within the area. My “territory” this first time through, was the area I love most in Rochester: University, Goodman, Main Street, also known as Neighborhood of the Arts.

Besides stopping in various galleries & restaurants on my route, I was to leave postcards in the Anderson Alley Artists building and The Hungerford. I’m as shocked as you that I have never been inside either of these “artist colonies” before.

Anderson Alley, a former shoe factory, now houses 3 floors of artist studios, also The Shoe Factory Art Co-Op.

In the early-to-mid 1900s, The Hungerford building was a major manufacturing plant for the J. Hungerford Smith Company, who made “True Fruit” flavored syrups, as well as the flavor syrup for A&W Root Beer. It now houses 4 floors of artist studios, some single studios, some rented by organizations and co-ops.

So yeah, I had to walk around giant warehouses filled with artists. Please. Make it stop.

I left my postcards in as many public spaces as I could find, bulletin boards, display tables. I stopped to see some of the artists I know in these buildings and gave them each a small stack of postcards to pass out to their clients.

Everyone I talked to said all the artists are very friendly and welcoming. It definitely seemed like a nice artsy dormitory! My peeps! I spent a few minutes daydreaming what it would be like for me to rent a studio in one of those buildings. Maybe Rochester Artisans could have little shows there.

Then I snapped back to reality. It’s not the right thing for me, right now. Maybe someday, maybe not. But I really love what has been done with these spaces. And that’s what gave me the idea to list places that rent studio space to artists.

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