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Another 6×6 Opportunity

Yo! While you’re in a 6″ x 6″ artwork frame of mind, I have a second opportunity for you to participate in artful fundraisers. You probably know about Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s 9th annual 6x6x2016. Deadline is April 17.

I learned of this next opportunity through honorary Rochester Artisan Marusca Gatto. Marusca is a super creative fused glass artist known by many here locally before she relocated to Delray Beach, FL, where she is the Director of Operations at Old School Square Cornell Art Museum.

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Extraordinary 6×6 Art Sale – Call for Entries

The Cornell Art Museum is pleased to announce its 3rd Annual Extraordinary 6×6 Art Sale featuring donated artwork from around the country. Participating artists are asked to submit/donate original works of art in compliance with the 6×6 regulations (see details below). The art pieces will be a feature exhibit at the Cornell Art Museum for Delray Beach’s First Friday Art Walk on July 1, 2016, and sold at the Extraordinary Art Sale on July 28. All proceeds benefit the Cornell Art Museum.

DOWNLOAD entry form.

June 17: All artwork must be received by 4:00 pm
July 1: ArtWalk, 6-9pm, featuring the 6 x 6 pieces.
July 1 –July 28: All donated artwork will be on display in the Museum
July 28: Extraordinary Art Sale, 6pm – 8pm.

• Artists 18+ and all mediums are welcome – paintings, drawings, photography, glass, wood, ceramic, textile, collage, metal, mixed media, etc. The only restriction is that the work must adhere to the theme size.
• All 2-D art must be sized at 6 x 6 inches, and must be framed and ready to hang.
• All 3-D art must be contained to a 6 x 6 x 6 inch format, be flat backed, and ready to hang.
• All work will be on display at The Cornell Museum from July 1 through July 28 at the event.
• Each artist and one guest will receive complimentary admission to the July 28th event.
• Each artist will receive 10% off a purchase in the museum store with artwork donation receipt.
• Artwork larger than 6 x 6 inches will not be accepted.

If you have further questions, please contact us:
Marusca Gatto: 561-243-7922, ext. 305,

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Solstice at Soulstice

Header with White Text 400 artisans

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

Corn Hill Arts Festival

Corn Hill Arts Festival Poster 2013

You can’t swing a dead cat at this weekend’s Corn Hill Festival, without hitting a Rochester Artisan! There is a ton of hand crafted goodness in the names listed below. I hope you get to visit each and every one – they should be easy to spot with their yellow and black Proud Member of Rochester Artisans signs.

July 13 & 14
Saturday, 10:00 – 6:00
Sunday, 10:00 – 5:00
Corn Hill Arts Festival

Corn Hill Neighborhood
Rochester, NY

The Bent Utensil
Bliss Designs
BS Pottery
Carol Ann Bosek Artisan Jewelry Designs
The Cranky Cat Collection
Creekside Art and Pottery
Dragon Moon Creations
Ear Cuff Designs
Francesca DeCaire
GemX Jewelry Design
Gina’s One of a Kind Jewelry
Hand Candy Mittens2012 Award Winner, Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts; 3rd Place 2013 Keuka Arts Festival
Hilltop Pottery
Marusca Gatto Glassworks
Mary Catherman1st Place in Glass, 2013 Springtime in Canandaigua; 1st Place in Glass at 2013 Allentown
mcl designs
Patricia Terziani
Peaches Products
PS Enjoy Your Life
Pysanky by Mia2012 Best of Show Award, Central NY Maple Festival; Award Winner, Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts and 2012 Award of Distinction, 3-D Mixed Media, Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival
Suki Handmade Jewelry
Sunshyne Silverwear
Theorems and ThingsBest in Show, Cooperstown 2012
Woodland Wisp Jewelry Creations

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And don’t forget to swing by the Corn Cob Festival, right next to the Corn Hill Arts Festival!

July 13 & 14
Saturday, 10:00 – 6:00
Sunday, 10:00 – 5:00
Corn Cob Festival

First Church of God
Atkinson Street
Rochester, NY

Generous Spirit Jewelry Design
Mary Terziani Glass2nd Place in Glass, Brockport Arts Festival, 2012
Small Town Girl

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2011 Reflections

Glass Artist Marusca Gatto recently posted a question on our Yahoo email list (join button is on the upper right corner of this page) that had us all thinking about what we learned from our 2011 shows.

    A great show is so much more than making money.

    Our work doesn’t need to look like other artists’ work to be considered ‘art’.

    To show gratitude to those who buy from us because there are so many artists out there (really good ones!) that when someone selects you to purchase from, it’s the ultimate compliment.

    To appreciate customers who return to the booth because they have looked and decided they like your work enough to return and buy.

    To show interest in people and be kind to those who don’t or can’t buy.

    I learned how brave we all are out there.

    To expand your horizons one needs to travel further than one hour away.

    Accepting credit cards increases sales.

    A creative mind is something to be in awe of.

    Sometimes the more you pay for a show, the less amenities you get – and vice versa.

    Smiling and standing is so much better than sitting behind a table and becoming part of the background.

    Never underestimate the last-hour rush.

    I can raise my prices and still increase sales.

    A show is not always about money, but also networking, marketing your product and establishing a customer base.

    Plan ahead, set goals and organize.

    I no longer focus on the results of a single show, but my results for the season.

    You have to take risks.

    Be prepared for bad weather.

    Have lots of change (lots of ones and fives)

    Square-Up was the best thing I did to help my sales.

    Hold your tongue with some rude customers. (Sometimes killing them with kindness results in a sale!)

    The items I think are not the most attractive are the most interesting to customers.

Leave us your thoughts in the comments!

~ Stefani Tadio ~

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

Where to go first??

Even the calendar will soon agree – fall is here! And we have the festivals, markets and shows to prove it. Rochester Artisans are very busy – please stop and visit us at these events and see what we’ve been up to creatively. Bring your friends and family and make a day of it!


High Falls Art & Craft Market <— right next to Greentopia Festival!
September 17 & 18, 2011
High Falls Art Gallery
60 Browns Race
Rochester, NY

Excessory & Peppermint

1st Annual Funny Farm Fall Festival of Corn & Art
September 17 & 18, 2011
Gentle’s Farm Market
1092 Penfield Road
Penfield, NY

Fleece Hats Galore
Scrubs and Soaks

Artist Row
September 18, 2011
Public Market
Rochester, NY

Cuddle-Up Quilts
DragonMoon Creations
GemX Jewelry Design
Generous Spirit Jewelry Designs
Goebel Glass
Lisa’s Creations
Little Green Apple Artisan Jewelry
Marusca Gatto Glassworks
Pamela Frame
Rainmaker Designs
Spectacular II Designs
Treasures of Ukraine/Bead Artist
Wire by Ragona


Clover Market
September 18, 2011
Ardmore, PA

Silverware Windchimes


Park Ave Fest this Weekend

Park Ave Summer Art Fest
August 6 & 7, 2011
Park Avenue
Rochester, NY

Alpha Photos
DragonMoon Creations
Lisa’s Creations
Marusca Gatto Glassworks

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