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Karen Rothfuss: Birds & Bowls!

“My papier mache birds are caricatures really. I give them poses and faces that remind me of people, using colorful paint as adornment. The hanging ornaments are a bit more conventional and I’m having a ball exploring ways to highlight that individuality.”

“My papier mache birds are caricatures really. I give them poses and faces that remind me of people, using colorful paint as adornment. The hanging ornaments are a bit more conventional and I’m having a ball exploring ways to highlight that individuality.”

The five resident artists of suite 240 at The Hungerford are pleased to present their November 6 First Friday guest artist, mixed media artist Karen Rothfuss. She lives in Waterloo, NY and is eager to share her colorful fabric coil bowls and personality filled papier mache birds.

The Hungerford is 5 stories of open studios & shops, located at 1115 E Main Street, Rochester, NY 14609. It is open to the public First Fridays, 6-9pm, Second Saturdays, 10am-3pm.

The 5 artists sharing suite 240 sell decorative and functional handmade pieces in a variety of media, including fused glass wind chimes and dishes, fabric accessories, hand stitched and folded paper and metalsmith jewelry.

Jean Keane * Lori Prince * Stefani Tadio *
Mary Terziani * Tom Zachman

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Big Fun at Tonight’s First Friday at The Hungerford

Rie Mayway October Guest Artist with text

I have a colorful shop with 4 artist friends at The Hungerford, in suite 240. It’s an old factory, which was used to make syrup, now turned into 5 floors of artist studios and businesses. Some studios are the workplaces of artists and are open regular hours. Some, like our shop, are retail spaces only. We’re open First Fridays, Second Saturdays and by appointment 7 days/week.

Origamist Rie Maywar is our guest artist in Suite 240 on October First Friday and Second Saturday.

Origamist Rie Maywar is our guest artist in Suite 240 on October First Friday and Second Saturday.

Rie Maywar Framed Butterflies

My partners in art are:

Beautiful Bag
Jean Keane makes fabric accessories for you and your pet. I call her the best fabric picker-outer ever!

Copper Earrings
Lori Prince makes artisan jewelry in a variety of media. She has some really cool new stuff in copper.

Sunburst Bowl
Mary Terziani is a fused glass artist, who loves to make bright, colorful, often floral, vessels.

Colorful Windchimes
Tom Zachman makes decorative glass pieces, stained glass & fused glass. He’s well known for his windchimes, made with new glass and recycled wine bottles too.

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I’m a paper artist, specializing in hand stitched designs, designed on a computer. I make framed art, notepads, paper jewelry and greeting cards. I’ve started dabbling in Origami and have big flowers made from the pages of church hymnals.

09-29-15 Paper Flowers

Black Cat Magnet

Haunted Hungerford

Art isn’t Dead, it’s Undead.

Friday & Saturday night.

Explore a dozen delightfully-disturbing studios at the Hungerford including The Night Gallery, a creepy cool group show, costume contest, and studio raffles!

Donate toiletries for Sample Soap. Even the undead like to look good & smell good!

Hungerford 318 Hosts 1st Guest Artist – Jen Born

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First Friday, March 6, 6-9pm

Hungerford 318
Door 2
1115 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14609

This Friday, March 6, you’ll get even more bang for your art buck at Hungerford 318 as we host our first guest artist, super awesome mixed media artist, Jen Born, of ps enjoy your life.

Jen can do more with black Sharpies and acrylic paint than anyone I know. Look at the detail in this thing!

Jen can do more with black Sharpies and acrylic paint than anyone I know.
Look at the detail in this thing!

Jen will be selling her coasters and other small items on First Friday.

Jen will be selling her coasters and other small items on First Friday.

She'll have her signature Enjoyablocks too!

She’ll have her signature Enjoyablocks too!

Have Sharpie, will travel! Jen now teaches her style at painting parties right in your home.

Have Sharpie, will travel! Jen now teaches her style at painting parties right in your home.

And we five resident artists of Hungerford 318 will have fresh new handcrafted goods too!

Jean Keane – Fabric accessories for you & your pet.
Lori Prince – Artisan made sterling silver, copper, polymer clay and resin jewelry.
Stefani Tadio – Hand stitched paper art; notepads, framed art, paper jewelry.
Mary Terziani – Fused glass plates, bowls, platters and vases.
Tom Zachman – Glass art

New! Holiday Guide – from Sweet Whimsy Designs!

Holiday Guide 2014

Leandra Sweet is an amazing woman I met at Rochester Brainery in 2013. I’ve watched her peg dolls get more refined and creative than you could ever believe possible for a peg doll. Such detail on tiny pieces of wood!

I saw a mention from her in social media a few weeks ago, that she was putting together a holiday guide. It caught my eye because that is something I specifically wanted to search out this year, for the four entities that I passionately promote:

My own paper art business, Pine Tree Designs.

My actual steady-paying job, the manager of the gift department of Fairport Pharmacy.

My beloved community of artists, Rochester Artisans.

My newest venture, Hungerford 318, a shop in The Hungerford that I co-own with Jean Keane, Lori Prince, Mary Terziani and Tom Zachman.

I’ve barely researched it, know I have to start earlier in the year, but at least holiday guides are on my radar now. I’ve been mainly focusing on navigating the world of press releases and just learning what promotional options are available, outside of Facebook. 2014 has been the year of remembering there is life outside of Facebook. No, really!


Which brings us to Instagram. When it first arrived on the social media scene, I made a conscious decision to stay away from it, simply because I did not want One More Thing. But during the last few months I’ve noticed more and more usage of it and have heard it’s great for promoting and sharing.

So I opened an account a couple of weeks ago and I love it! Which is maybe what I was afraid of in the first place. 🙂 I, like most artists I guess, am a very visual person. Second only to Pinterest, I love the visual fulfillment I get from Instagram. Like I said, I’m new – only have 10 posts so far.

Back to Leandra Sweet. I love her blog, I love seeing photos of her 3 little Sweets, 2 girls and 1 boy; she homeschools them. I love her enthusiasm and passion. And boy, is she all over Instagram!

When the student is ready, Leandra appears! I am in her {Handmade} Holiday Gift Guide 2014, featuring the gift shop at Fairport Pharmacy, home to 60+ local artisans – and Hungerford 318. Leandra introduced me to the world of giveaway loops on Instagram. I love learning new things! Ours runs through November 6 so I wanted to get this posted ASAP to alert you. You’ll recognize a good number of Rochester Artisans as you loop through the shops. (The instructions are included here.

This giveaway loop heavily features shops which sell stuff for kids, which makes sense since that is the demographic for Leandra’s peg dolls and she has little kids. I finally re-opened my Etsy shop this week and really need to beef that up, and then I can very easily see myself getting into more of these, geared more toward my demographic. I can also see myself running a few of these throughout 2015. (Oops! Was that out loud??)

In the span of the 7 hours this giveaway loop has been up, my followers increased from 72 to 596. See why I need to stock up my Etsy shop?? If only a fraction of those 596 turned into buyers, I’d be happy.

Christmas Tree Card Kit

Ornament Sale to Benefit 3 Area Rescues

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Several Rochester Artisans have hand crafted ornaments in this sale
at Tuxedo’s K9 Training Camp and Day Care!

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.

First Friday at The Hungerford, Oct 3, 6-9pm

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• Create Art 4 Good (201) is unveiling a new exhibit of new works by artist, Susan Carmen-Duffy
• Quilt artist, Julia Deal is the “Artist of the Month ” in the Main Street Artists’ (452-458)
• Off the Cuff Designs (333) is featuring live music by Jim Lane
• It’s not to late to pick out Halloween beads with Francesca DeCaire (216)
• Stop by Hungerford 318 (318) and shop the new collection of holiday ornaments

Additional parking is available at the Credit Union across Main Street, on the east side of the building, and at Greenovation.

201, Create Art 4 Good
215, Nancy Murty
216, Francesca DeCaire
222, VonBrake Spices
225, Genesee Libby
228, Happy Earth Tea
228, Kumagama Clay Studio & Gallery
234, Airigami
236, Constance Mauro Studio
242, Cat Clay
258, Blue Toucan Studios
258, Creativ Framing & Art
258, Chenille Macabre
318, Hungerford 318
318, Stefani Tadio
318, Tom Zachman Glass
333, Off the Cuff Designs
344, Rituals In Metal & Stone
350, Delish Glass
356, The Group in the Loop
406, HessMess Creations
417, Nomadic Photographic Arts
420, The Tea Pottery
428, Hodaka Pottery
458, Margot Fass
458, Suzi Zefting-Kuhn Artworks
437-439, Rochester Art Club
452-458, Main Street Artists’
Door #9, Warren Phillips Fine Art & Frame

Can’t make it Friday? Join us for Second Saturday, Oct. 11th from 10am–3pm.

Hungerford 318 Launches Holiday Ornaments on First Friday, October 3

2014 Hungerford 318 Ornaments

First they were artists, then they became friends.

We met online a few years ago through Rochester Artisans, a community of artists founded by Stefani Tadio in 2009. Over time we ran into each other at local craft shows – and it didn’t take long for us to become good friends,” says glass artist Tom Zachman.

Jean Keane, JK Stitches, Shortsville, NY, uses whimsical and elegant fabrics to create useful accessories for pets and their humans.

Lori Prince, L Prince Designs Art Jewelry, Rochester, NY, creates artisan jewelry using copper, sterling silver, polymer clay and resin.

Stefani Tadio, Pine Tree Designs, Fairport, NY, designs symmetrical patterns on a computer, then stitches them by hand on paper, to make framed art, greeting cards and notepads.

Mary Terziani, Mary Terziani Glass, Rochester, NY, kiln fires colorful glass into bowls, plates and coasters in a very painterly style.

Tom Zachman, Tom Zachman Glass, Webster, NY, uses both recycled and new glass to make his one of a kind wind chimes and ornaments, often combined with steel elements.

“Over dinner, we’d talk about having a retail space to use for selling our art, to supplement our art fair income,” adds Lori Prince. “And we knew The Hungerford is where we wanted to be. It’s a four-story former syrup factory turned into artist studios and shops primarily, along with other businesses as well.”

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The five artists opened Hungerford 318 in June 2014. The group has joined HUA (Hungerford Urban Artists) to promote all that goes on in the building. And HUA is a member of both NOTABA (Neighborhood of the Arts Business Association) and The Market District. While all five artists live in the suburbs of Rochester, they are strong supporters of the local art scene everywhere.

“We’re all proud of each other’s work so it’s easy to talk with customers. It’s nice having five people to split the rent and provide coverage during events if some of us are busy with shows on weekends,” says Jean Keane.

Mary Terziani chimes in, “And working with friends is such a nice bonus!”

For October’s First Friday, on October 3 (6-9pm), the artists are launching their 2014 collection of ornaments, perfect for the holidays but beautiful for year-round display too.

The historic Hungerford building is located at 1115 East Main Street in downtown Rochester, near the Public Market. The artists are active participants in the highly popular First Friday (6-9pm) and Second Saturday (10am-3pm) events at The Hungerford, and their shop is also open by appointment.

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FirePaint Studio, Saturday Guest Artist at Hungerford 318

Patty Zachman Collage

Each piece I make has many layers of enamel and color. I start with a piece of copper which I hand saw, drill, file, sand and thoroughly scrub clean of all dirt and oil.

Then I sift a layer of powdered enamel onto copper, fire it in a kiln at 1200-1500 degrees F. I let it cool and scrub it again. This process is repeated over and over for every layer of enamel. Some pieces go through 7 firings. Both sides of the copper are enameled to give the piece stability and allow the wearer to show either side.

I’m so happy to be invited to be a guest artist this Second Saturday at The Hungerford! I’ll be selling my enameled copper jewelry at Hungerford 318, a colorful little shop owned by my husband and 4 other artists. I hope you’ll stop by! ~ Patty Zachman ~

August 9
10:00 – 3:00
Second Saturday at The Hungerford

1115 East Main Street
Rochester, NY

Fire Paint Studio Guest Artist at Hungerford 318
JK Stitches (Suite 318)
L Prince Designs Art Jewelry (Suite 318)
Mary Terziani Glass1st Place in Glass, 2013 Brockport Arts Festival (Suite 318)
Pine Tree Designs 2013 Honorable Mention at Artist Row (Suite 318)
Tom Zachman Fused Glass (Suite 318)

Solstice at Soulstice

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Summer Solstice Sale
Saturday, June 21, 11:00 – 5:00

“I want every customer to feel relaxed while they browse through the unique treasures tucked in every corner of the store. Don’t be surprised if you are warmly greeted by two wet noses. They will be happy to show you around the shop,” says owner Collette Welch.

Soleil & Bode, in their younger days.

Soleil & Bode, in their younger days…

We have over 50 artists that sell their products at Soulstice Artisan Market. All artists are well known in the Rochester, NY area and have won awards for their craftsmanship and artistic talent.

Shopping at Soulstice ensures a diverse experience due to the wide range of styles and artistic background. Every customer should find something they want. Feel free to come in and intake the talent of our local artists, right in our back yard.

Sticky Notes with Hand Stitched Cover, by Stefani Tadio. $7.00.

Sticky Notes with Hand Stitched Cover, by Stefani Tadio. $7.00.

Soulstice artists are preparing to help you celebrate Summer Solstice on Saturday, June 21, 11:00 – 5:00. Stop by to meet the artists – many are offering special pricing for this celebration. You’ll find everything from hand crafted jewelry, pottery, stained and fused glass, paintings, paper goods, pillows, quilts, beautiful purses and accessories to aromatherapy!

Soulstice Artisan Market
632 North Winton Road
Rochester, NY 14609

For additional information please call 585-370-0076 or 585-482-4005.

Red Creek Jasper Necklace, by Generous Spirit Jewelry Designs

Red Creek Jasper Necklace, by Generous Spirit Jewelry Designs

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