Featured Artist: Rachel Cordaro


A little bit about me- I have made a career out of being a floral Artist and maker of the ever cozy seasonal favorite Neck Ruffle Scarf! I am a Rochester, NY native living my dream with Artist husband Cordell Cordaro.

Where do you find inspiration? My Inspiration comes from visually taking in nature and sometimes flipping through art books! I rarely look at an image when I’m painting. It is all a subconcious record of what i see in my minds eye. I feel the most connected with my artwork when I am truly painting whats inside instead of trying to mimic an image. My Inspiration for crocheting the Neck Ruffle Scarf came from loving cozy fashionable garment! I love to crochet as much as paint.

RachelCordaro_charcoal_neckruffWhat is your process? My process for painting is always a bit different…Sometimes I pop out of bed at as early as 4:30 AM and paint paint paint well into the morning! Other times I leave room for inspiration and take a day to sit by the pool or go on a hike. Anybody that creates knows if you “leave room for inspiration and the mood to create will present itself”. No matter what my process is I am always well stocked with paintings and crochet apparels for all my shows and retailers! I absolutely am in love with being a maker and artist as my career and take it very serious!

What are challenges you run into? I have a passion for what I do and many times ideas for future endeavors come to me so lightning fast that the downside is being patient and understanding the organic process of unfolding opportunities!

Featured Artist: Gary Buck

Everyone says they like my work. A true compliment to the many hours creating any of my artwork. You see, I work in wood and create art pieces using a scroll saw as one of my tools. Each and every piece is cut out on the scroll saw, then sanded and shaped for fitting and then glued to a backing board.


The Asian Lady

In the piece the Asian Lady, I used the natural wood coloring to achieve the realistic effect. Intarsia or segmentation as it sometimes referred to, dates back to the 17th century.

I enjoy getting my inspiration from many sources, some as esoteric as a coloring book, a tattoo, a stained glass window, a photograph, a hand drawn picture, or just made up in my mind.

The process involves getting an idea and then final manipulation in a computer drawing program. Here, I make sure all the pieces to be cut out are correct. I then print out several copies of the pattern and transfer it to the wood I will be cutting. Then, each piece is sanded and shaped using a rotary tool or shaped by hand. Once I’m happy with the fit, it’s onto staining or painting. From there all the pieces are glued together and finally glued to a backing board for rigidity.


I Almost Made It!

Like the whimsical piece “I Almost Made It”, I took inspiration from the nursery rhyme – The Cow Jumped over the Moon. A lot of work includes some humor and touches of realism like real leather used on dragon wings. Also, many of my pieces are one of a kind, truly unique.


The Carousel Horse

The Carousel Horse was a challenge in that it only uses 8 pieces of wood, There was a lot of shaping involved but I wanted to make it as realistic as possible, I am quite proud of the way it turned out.

Aside from the occasional craft show, you can see all my work on my Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/BucksScrollSaw/. You can also commission me to make something for you from a photograph, like a picture of your dog or cat.


Featured Artist: Caitlin Schulman


Caitlin Schulman and one of her illustrations.

You may have seen my work in local art galleries and wineries around the Finger Lakes.

Having been described as ‘long-legged and big-toed’ my illustration’s are playful and edgy yet simultaneously ethereal. My genuine love of drawing and mark-making comes through all of my pieces which are both delicate and provocative, with an almost paper-doll like effect.

My illustration process always starts with an idea. This idea is sparked with a dreamlike aesthetic that I then connect to an everyday situation, event or mood . I may have broken some rules in the world of mixing mediaby having each of my illustrations be a little different from one another due to multiple techniques I tend to use.Custom Stationery design.jpg

My style of illustrating has always been minimalist with not a lot of background detail. Realizing this, the biggest challenge I have been working to overcome has been making sure there is a well balanced amount of detail within the entire card face.

he name of my stationery business “CaityDidd” is a combination of words surrounding the encouragement of my grandfather when I was a little girl. CaityDidd is a reformation that “Caity could, Caity did, and Caity accomplished.” I aspire to motivate and reach others with my work through the compassion I felt from my grandfather. My illustrations represents the connection people have with their loved ones.


The Friends of the Rochester Public Market


Artist Row is brought to you by volunteers from The Friends of the Rochester Public Market. This group is a mostly volunteer non-profit organization that supports the market in many important ways.

The Friends signature program is the Market Token Program, through which SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or “food stamps,”) recipients can use their benefits to purchase fresh, healthy food from the Market. This program is the most successful of its kind in the country.

The volunteer organizers of Artist Row are proud to be a part of the Friends organization. All profits from the show go back into supporting the Friend’s important programming. If you’re interested in learning more about what the Friends do, visit http://www.cityofrochester.gov/marketfriends/.


Featured Artist: Kathleen Kosel


The Artist at Work.

I am interested in reasons why people are driven to create objects. I love to work in all types of media and materials, at any scale- large or small, for any kind of place, often what I am interested in at the time. I am drawn to materials used by traditional craftsmen; Clay, Metal, and Glass. I also love to use the environment as subject matter. Working in my gardens and making steel artworks is satisfying to my soul and to my love of getting my hands (and often face and torso) dirty.

In 2010 I decided to take a weekend welding class at Mahaney Welding (now Rochester Arc and Flame).  That was the beginning of my love of steel. Once our instruction was completed, we were free to create any project. I drew my design on the sheets of steel, with the intent of making a large fire-pit with bold cut out designs. During the class, I realized and understood the meaning of positive and negative space in art. Once cut with a plasma cutter, the steel shapes will either fall completely out of the sheet of steel or remain as an outline. I really thought that was a cool process, and had tons of applications! And cutting and welding are very forgiving processes.

pink molded glass with clematisMy brother has a barn where he builds race cars, and he told me I could bring my plasma cutter there, use his compressor, MIG welder and facility. With that, I was off to work creating structures and panels for my own gardens. Then as most artists find out, people see the work, want some, and a business is born!furniture piece

The fun thing about making art from steel is that anything goes! Steel sheet, rod and tubing is perfectly happy being a 2-D object or 3-D object, or a combination of the two. Sheets of steel come mostly in 8 foot sections and 20 foot rods, so sizes of artwork is not restrictive. But it is HEAVY! And awkward to work with in my small space. But I managed! AND because the shop is unheated, I am only able to work when the temperatures are above freezing and below roasting! That is a challenge!6x6 steel pictures

For the first year, I worked primarily with steel. Then at a furniture show at The Shoe Factory Art Co-op, where I was a member,  I met a glass worker, Tom Zachman.  He asked if I ever considered incorporating fused glass in my work. I had not, but a trip to his basement studio,  and hours talking back and forth, convinced us both that we could work together creating exciting and affordable works to sell. He would create fused glass elements, hand them to me, and I would create the companion steel piece that the glass would be fastened to. We each inspire the other, and there is never a time when we don’t get inspired by the other’s work and ideas.  We have work that combines steel and glass; his glass chimes work well with steel cutouts and ribbons.  I create steel panels and sculptures work equally as well with glass additions, and are particularly striking with rusted steel surrounding vibrant glass!

My works are often colored with a fine metallic wax applied to the untreated surface of steel called Gilder-spaste.  Adding wax colorant to my pieces gives them a painterly quality which accentuates the shapes, forms and textures in an exciting way. But I also love the natural way steel will rust over time and in different weather conditions. I have often looked out my window at the rusty structures in the gardens covered with fluffs of snow and smile at the sight.

Tom and I do two shows together; Artist’s Row and Purple Painted Lady. We both agree that participation in a one day, 6-8 hour show that is only way we want to sell.  While we can drive each other nuts, not a day goes by when one of us will say “hey what do you think if we combined, this……with…..that….!” and we get right to work making a prototype or two and put it out there for all to see. Working in collaboration is satisfying and rewarding. I am sure what I feel about art making is what everyone feels.

All of our 2016 artists are invited to contribute to the Artist Row blog! These blog posts can be on any topic relating to their art: where do they find inspiration? What is their process? What are challenges they run into? If interested in contributing to the blog, please email artistrowrochester@gmail.com.

Featured Artist: Danielle Schnauber

People often tell me my work is “different” or “unique”. I am not offended by this, I take joy in hearing it. Much of what I do is inspired by a combination of nature and cartoons. I like people to be able to look at what I do and smile…or be concerned.


My collection of work ranges from still life and figure drawing to a painting series of food with feet. I like to keep variety in my work but still make sure it is my own. Acrylic paints are usually my medium of choice but I also love drawing with charcoal or pencil. Because I enjoy cartoons and comics so much I also have many drawings with pen and ink in comic book style.

Nature is a big influence on me. Some of my work includes findings from the woods that I will clean and paint including deer skulls, antlers, or other interesting things I stumble upon. I also happen to have a collection of teeth from work (animal hospital) that most people find disturbing, but I find more amazing as it grows.wafflefeet

I just recently finished a two and a half year program for veterinary technology and passed my licensing exam. I have been very busy working, studying, and trying to still make art in the past few years. I am happy to now officially be a vet tech and have more time to make art.

My job probably inspires a large amount of my animal based work. People have asked me to do a few pet portraits, which I always have fun with. I am happy to make someone a lasting memory of their beloved furry friend.

In my free time when I am not working, drawing, or painting you can usually find me playing soccer (or any other kind of sport), hiking, watching movies or cartoons, or going for a run. Staying happy and active keeps my art nice and strange.NomNom

If you would like to see more of my art visit my website: http://schnauberart.weebly.com/

All of our 2016 artists are invited to contribute to the Artist Row blog! These blog posts can be on any topic relating to their art: where do they find inspiration? What is their process? What are challenges they run into? If interested in contributing to the blog, please email artistrowrochester@gmail.com.

Featured Artist: Cynthia Iannaccone


Cynthia Iannaccone

I am fascinated by folktales, fairytales, mythology, and the magic they contain.  Many of my paintings have similar characters and themes from these stories. For example, I did an image of Red Riding Hood where she is on a black horse, flying through the sky, high above the Wolf. I work with realism and abstract, either separately or together.

Beyond the subject matter, my painting process sometimes involves texturizing the paint surface with patterns using stencils and gel medium. Occasionally, I collage a few organic things onto the canvas, such as flower petals and leaves, and nonorganic items like paper with handwriting.

One challenge I have is overworking, not knowing when to stop. I’ve ruined a few paintings this way. It’s a long road back to try and fix them. It can be helpful to take photos of the different stages of completion. Or I try and wait a few days before continuing, which gives me a fresh eye to view the work.

Another challenge in the past for me has been working alone. I now have a group of painting buddies and an art studio at the Creative Opportunities for Wellness on Goodman Street. I have my own studio at home, but also have the option to paint with others that give me feedback, encouragement and inspiration.

I teach painting, drawing, calligraphy, and relief printmaking at the Creative Workshop and the Art Store.

You can see some my work at  www.cynthia-iannaccone.blogspot.com and my children’s illustration with a blog at www.cynthiaiannaccone.blogspot.com


All of our 2016 artists are invited to contribute to the Artist Row blog! These blog posts can be on any topic relating to their art: where do they find inspiration? What is their process? What are challenges they run into? If interested in contributing to the blog, please email artistrowrochester@gmail.com.

Banners are Going Up!

This year’s sponsorship banners are going up this week! You’ll notice them adorning Shed’s A and C next time you visit the market. Each banner represents one sponsor that has bought in to our special Artist Row banner sponsorship program: our longest running sponsorship program. There are seven total banner sponsors for 2016. The banners will stay up through October.

Of course, Summit Federal Credit Union is represented in this program, as they are our PRIMARY SPONSOR. Thanks for supporting us again this year!

Special thanks to local designer Matt Rogers of Transit Apparel for not only participating in the program as a sponsor, but also designing this year’s banners for us. They are certain to draw shopper’s attention in the busy hubbub of the market.

Artist Row Sponsor Banner

Thank you for 2015!

Thanks to our artists, our entertainers, our food trucks and food vendors, our volunteers, and our visitors, for making the 2015 show an epic success!

Fresh off the heels of our success in 2015, the volunteer committee is already starting to think about the 2016 show. If you might like to help as a volunteer next year, please email artistrowrochester@gmail.com and we will add you to the email mailing list (no COMMITMENT!).

Cant get enough Artist Row? Check out our 2015 Theme Song!

(Special thanks to AR volunteers John Mossey and Sarah Kirchoff, with the help of producer Stephen Roessner, for putting this together!)

2015 Winners

Congratulations to the following 2015 Artists who were given awards at the show. These award-winners were selected by a group of judges on show day.

Best in Show

  • Jake Martin, Jewelry

Artist Row Awards

  • Ann Borrelli, Purses
    Whimsical Designs by Ann
  • Marisa Krol, Jewelry
    Interstellar Love Craft
  • Craig Wilson, Sculpture
    Craig Wilson Wildlife Sculpture
  • Barb Messina, Pottery
  • Clay Lieberman, Metalcrafts
    Metal Some Art
  • Maria Victoria Savka, Painting