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Festival of Trees 2014 to Benefit George Eastman House


Rochester Artisan Barbara Tuttle owns Glimmer Jewels and she is also a docent at The George Eastman House. In 2012 she alerted me to their annual Festival of Trees fundraiser that she thought might be a good fit for us. Community members decorate a 3′ tree provided (with lights) by the Eastman House, and donate it back to the house, to be sold in a silent auction. They also auction wreaths in the same manner, I believe and it’s held along with their wonderful gingerbread house exhibition. Barb was right – this tree thing is right up our alley!

So we did our first tree in 2012.

We participated again in 2013, with even better results! This time we knew what we were doing and we decorated the tree together, which was really fun. There may have been wine involved.

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Major thanks to Lori Prince for taking such fabulous photographs for us.

You see where this is going, don’t you? We’re doing a tree for 2014! We are holding our tree decorating party in the exact same space in The Hungerford Building that we did last year – but under new management. Last year, Rochester Artisan and painter Ann Campbell very generously offered her studio for our tree decorating party. This year, by coincidence, the same suite is now home to Hungerford 318, a partnership of 5 artists, all of whom are Rochester Artisans (Jean Keane, Lori Prince, Stefani Tadio, Mary Terziani and Tom Zachman).

The party is on November 8, which is Second Saturday so other studios and shops will be open as well. Second Saturday runs 10:00 – 3:00 but we’ll define the party as just two hours.

Saturday, November 8
11:00 – 1:00
Hungerford 318 (use door 2)
The Hungerford Building
1115 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14609

Bring as many ornaments as you’d like because we’ve learned it’s impossible to have too many ornaments. (The first year we did this, we went to see the Festival of Trees and were amazed at how packed some of the trees were with ornaments.) Your ornaments must be handmade. (And if you happen to have or see stuff on clearance, we can also use “filler” things – ribbons, “picks”, etc. Not much is needed, but we found a little something here and there really fills out the tree.)

Light refreshments will be served. There is an elevator with attendant to help you to the 3rd floor, or you can walk the stairs. There is temporary handicap access so if that is needed, please let us know know at what time you’ll be coming so we can schedule the building manager or one of us to be available to help you.

If you are unable to attend the tree decorating party, but still want to participate, you can make arrangements to get your ornaments to us by emailing The five us live all over the area so I’m sure we can work something out mutually convenient.

Kindly RSVP so we can make proper arrangements and send reminders as the date approaches. The sign on the finished tree will indicate it was donated by Rochester Artisans, but technically any artist is welcome to join us. We just want a really creatively beautiful tree that will raise big bucks for the George Eastman House and to have fun doing it.

Garden Art Festival in Buffalo, June 29

RA Collage for Buffalo Garden Art 400
June 29
10:00 – 4:00
Buffalo Style Garden Art Festival

Parkside Lodge in Delaware Park
Buffalo, NY

Aremel Soaps
Art FX Glass
By Ann
Kathleen Kosel Steelworks
Tom Zachman Fused Glass

Find arts and crafts inspired by the garden – and to put IN your garden – copper, steel, glass, stone, concrete, and wooden statuary; hand-crafted furniture and tuteurs; hypertufa planters, birdbaths, birdhouses, paintings, ceramics, stepping stones, and much, much more!

Garden-Art-Sale-2014 Poster

Spencerport Lions 16th Annual Craft Show

December 8
9:00 – 3:30
Spencerport Lions 16th Annual Craft Show

Terry Taylor Elementary School
399 Ogden-Parma Townline Road
Spencerport, NY

a Different View
Berkes Beads and Art
By Ann1st Place in Painting & Drawing at Hilton Apple Festival 2012
Quilts by Sy
Wayne’s Turnings

By Ann - 1st Place in Painting & Drawing at Hilton Apple Festival 2012

By Ann1st Place in Painting & Drawing at Hilton Apple Festival 2012

Nixon Peabody Art & Craft Show

December 5
10:00 – 4:00
Nixon Peabody LLP Art & Craft Show

1300 Clinton Square
14th Floor
Rochester NY

Free Admission, Free Raffle, featuring arts and crafts of employees, family and friends of Nixon Peabody LLP including many Rochester Artisans.

By Ann - 1st Place in Painting & Drawing at Hilton Apple Festival 2012

By Ann1st Place in Painting & Drawing at Hilton Apple Festival 2012

Critters + Creations by Ruth

Critters + Creations by Ruth

Photography Prints

Shattered Glass

George Eastman House Festival of Trees

The George Eastman House is one of Rochester most treasured landmarks.

George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film combines the world’s leading collections of photography and motion pictures with the National Historic Landmark mansion and gardens of Kodak founder George Eastman. Eastman is heralded as the father of popular photography and motion picture film.

In this age of digital photography, from cell phone cameras to on-demand television and movies in high definition, I am 100% guilty of taking those things for granted.

Thank you Mr. Eastman!

Rochester Artisans is proud to announce our participation in the Eastman House fundraising event, Festival of Trees. This very cool project was brought to my attention by Rochester Artisan Barbara Tuttle, of Glimmer Jewels, who is a docent at the Eastman House.

The Festival of Trees is just one of the annual holiday events held at the Eastman House. The Holiday Wreath Display and Auction will have over 30 wreaths donated by garden clubs and florists available for viewing and bidding.

The Sweet Creations Gingerbread House Display is a perennial favorite that always makes the local news!

The Festival of Trees will feature dozens of decorated trees donated by area groups and businesses.

I feel a Rochester Artisans field trip coming on in December to partake in this visual festivity!

George Eastman House‎
900 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 271-3361

With apologies to Mr. Eastman for my lackluster photograph skills, here are some photos of the ornaments created by Rochester Artisans, each in our own craft style.

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Ann Campbell: By Ann1st Place in Painting & Drawing at Hilton Apple Festival 2012
Anne Bliss: Bliss Designs
Betsy Murray: Sunshine on Water
Candi Carr: By Cee Cee
Cherie Carter: Cherie Carter Custom Designer Handbags & Accessories2nd Place in Fiber, Brockport Arts Festival 2012
Chrys Callen: A Different View
Diane Fleckenstein: Crafter’s Haven
Irene Grassmann: Treasures of the Ukraine
Jean Keane: JK Stitches
Mary Terziani: Mary Terziani Glass2nd Place in Glass, Brockport Arts Festival, 2012
Pat Embury: The Dizzy Crafter
Patty Zachman: Fire Paint Studio
Stefani Tadio: Pine Tree Designs
Suzanne Martin: Spectacular II Designs
Tom Zachman: Tom Zachman Fused Glass

Downtown Art & Craft Show Wednesday

May 9
10:00 – 4:00
Nixon Peabody Art & Craft Show

Nixon Peabody
14th Floor, 1300 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY

a Different View
By Ann2011
Hilton Apple Fest Winner for Best Painting/Drawing Category

Fran Lindgren
Hands & Paws Cookies & Treats
Liz Collia
Pat Coleman
Patricia Overmoyer
Ruth Espinosa-Barone
Scrubs and Soaks
Tom Zachman Fused Glass

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Ever wonder what the inside of the the Clinton Square building in Rochester looks like?

You can kill 3 birds with one stone!

Pat Coleman, Glass Artist

An Artful Weekend

The 5th Mayday Underground Crafts + Art sale is this Saturday at the Village Gate Atrium. I have participated in this show a few times, including the Atrium. It’s  very eclectic artsy space – I loved it. (For any of my artists friends who will be selling there Saturday – the old axiom definitely holds true here – you can never have too much lighting!)

Rochester Artisans is a sponsor for Mayday this year – and thus, earned a blog post spot this week. This little ditty has brought us 6-7 new members already just in the last couple of days!

Rochester Artisan Tanvi Asher is also a sponsor – check out her post about her spankin’ brand new Park Ave shop, Peppermint. Special note to my fellow paper enthusiasts – check out the dress in the window!

I usually do a better job of listing Rochester Artisans participating in this show – but go here for a taste of what you’ll see Saturday. I’ll be there most of the day volunteering and schmoozing – be sure to say hello!

But wait, there’s more! I’m not sure if I can, but I’m going to try to squeeze in this brand new show – looks to be super. I even saw a commercial on TV this morning. Sweet!

April 27-29
Friday, April 27: 1pm-7pm
Saturday, April 28: 10am-5pm
Sunday, April 29: 10am-5pm
Springtime in Canandaigua
Canandaigua Civic Center
250 North Bloomfield Rd.

Francesca DeCaire
Loudee’s Jewelry
mcldesigns handcrafted jewelry
By Ann – 2011 Hilton Apple Fest Winner for Best Painting/Drawing Category
Rainmaker Designs

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April 26 & 27
9:00 – 4:00
Clifton Springs Hospital Aux Spring Bazaar
2 Coulter Road
Clifton Springs, NY


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T’is the Season!

41st Annual Holiday Bazaar Arts & Crafts Sale
Friday, November 18: 5-9pm
Saturday, November 19: 9:30am-5pm
Sunday, November 20: 11am-4pm

Rochester Museum & Science Center
657 East Avenue
Rochester, NY

Bella Bead Jewelry
By Ann
Excessary by Asher
Fancy Wicks
Flying Whale Studios
Graceful Living
Holly Ruby Glass
Lisa’s Creations
Marusca Gatto Glassworks
Mary Terziani Glassworks
Native State
Pat Berardi Quilts & Fiber Art
Pine Tree Designs
qq creations
Rainmaker Designs
Tea-licious Trendz
Tom Zachman Fused Glass
Treasures of Ukraine/Bead Artist


Harvest Craft Faire
November 19, 2011

Monroe Community Hospital
435 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY

Scrubs and Soaks

The Ides of October

There are plenty of shows featuring our Rochester Artisans this weekend! It’s never too soon to start your holiday shopping by making those lists and checking them twice.
Crafts for a Cause
October 15, 2011
Maplewood YMCA
Driving Park Avenue
Rochester, NY

Fleece Hats Galore


Victor PTSA Craft Show
October 15, 2011
Victor Intermediate School
Victor, NY

Scrubs and Soaks
Spectacular II Designs


Junior League of Rochester Holiday Market
October 15 & 16, 2011
Fair & Expo Center
2695 E. Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY

By Ann
Graceful Living


Clover Market
October 16, 2011
Ardmore, PA

Silverware Windchimes


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