Artists and Artisans Currently Showing at Whitman Works Company

TeeJay Dill TeeJay is a tattooer by day. She has owned and worked out of White Tiger Tattoo here in Rochester for over 20 years. Her personal work has been described as fantastical and time-loose:  depicting creatures people and places that are at once familiar and surreal. TeeJay believes these things are around us everyday. She wishes to share them with you to help you better find them in your own life.

TeeJay Dill

TeeJay is a tattooer by day. She has owned and worked out of White Tiger Tattoo here in Rochester for over 20 years. Her personal work has been described as fantastical and time-loose:  depicting creatures people and places that are at once familiar and surreal. TeeJay believes these things are around us everyday. She wishes to share them with you to help you better find them in your own life.

Mark Groaning Mark is one of the most prolific and accomplished artists in our area.  The depth and variety of his work is nothing short of incredible.  Paintings on canvas, wood and steel, fused glass jewelry, steel sculptures from the very small such as pendants to the very tall for home, office or garden...mobiles, light sculptures, sculpted acrylic forms and photography repainted with new life.  He does it all.

Mark Groaning

Mark is one of the most prolific and accomplished artists in our area.  The depth and variety of his work is nothing short of incredible.  Paintings on canvas, wood and steel, fused glass jewelry, steel sculptures from the very small such as pendants to the very tall for home, office or garden...mobiles, light sculptures, sculpted acrylic forms and photography repainted with new life.  He does it all.

Sara Lalik Creating has always been Sara's passion. After experimenting with numerous materials, she fell in love with the personality of metal. Metals forms in its own way and often guides her creative process. All of her work is hand fabricated with as obsessive attention to detail as possible. With the exception of very few pieces, they are one of a kind. Sara loves to work with beautifully cut stones and beads to create something that may bring inspiration to those who wear it.  

Sara Lalik

Creating has always been Sara's passion. After experimenting with numerous materials, she fell in love with the personality of metal. Metals forms in its own way and often guides her creative process. All of her work is hand fabricated with as obsessive attention to detail as possible. With the exception of very few pieces, they are one of a kind. Sara loves to work with beautifully cut stones and beads to create something that may bring inspiration to those who wear it.

 

Maureen Robbins Maureen's work is among the most unique in our space.  She takes commonly found objects and reimagines them into lively, unique and useable works of art.  Her incredible works will brighten any corner of your home or garden.

Maureen Robbins

Maureen's work is among the most unique in our space.  She takes commonly found objects and reimagines them into lively, unique and useable works of art.  Her incredible works will brighten any corner of your home or garden.

Mike Kraus Mike is known for his vibrant paintings of nature both real and imagined. Originally from Muskegon, Michigan, he attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago before moving to Rochester, New York. Kraus is a full-time artist living with his wife, Megan Bell.   

Mike Kraus

Mike is known for his vibrant paintings of nature both real and imagined. Originally from Muskegon, Michigan, he attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago before moving to Rochester, New York. Kraus is a full-time artist living with his wife, Megan Bell.   

Renee Mendler Renee is a self-taught Contemporary Abstract Artist from Rochester, NY.  She finds beauty and excitement in the freedom of the abstract painting process. Color and movement take over her surfaces and create radiant, enchanting works. Each painting is completely original, made from her own unique painting process. Based on acrylics, mixed media, and resin, her work is the result of a long and ongoing experiments and study with different techniques and learning through mistakes.

Renee Mendler

Renee is a self-taught Contemporary Abstract Artist from Rochester, NY.  She finds beauty and excitement in the freedom of the abstract painting process. Color and movement take over her surfaces and create radiant, enchanting works. Each painting is completely original, made from her own unique painting process. Based on acrylics, mixed media, and resin, her work is the result of a long and ongoing experiments and study with different techniques and learning through mistakes.

Beverly Rafferty Beverly's work reflects her belief that the sacred resides all around us and is reflected in nature and the Earth.Her works reflect this believe in beautful landscape and nature scenes. I have been painting since I was 16, exhibiting since I was 19. I completed my degrees in Fine Art through FLCC, RIT, and Empire State College, culminating with a Masters Degree.  

Beverly Rafferty

Beverly's work reflects her belief that the sacred resides all around us and is reflected in nature and the Earth.Her works reflect this believe in beautful landscape and nature scenes. I have been painting since I was 16, exhibiting since I was 19. I completed my degrees in Fine Art through FLCC, RIT, and Empire State College, culminating with a Masters Degree.

 

Arlene Sherman (Dragonfly Jewelry ) Arlene started making jewelry as an outlet after retiring from her nursing career. She has an amazing talent with colors and a passion for designing. She has progressed over time from simple beaded bracelets to Silver-smithing.  Working with metal clay is one of her favorite mediums, as it is so forgiving and has unlimited design opportunities.  

Arlene Sherman (Dragonfly Jewelry )

Arlene started making jewelry as an outlet after retiring from her nursing career. She has an amazing talent with colors and a passion for designing. She has progressed over time from simple beaded bracelets to Silver-smithing.  Working with metal clay is one of her favorite mediums, as it is so forgiving and has unlimited design opportunities.  

Lisa Johnson (Beachcomber Designs) Lisa Johnson’s handmade jewelry is inspired by the spirit of beach combing; finding the beauty in forgotten and overlooked things. Each piece is made by hand using fine silver, sterling silver, and bead-weaving techniques. Pieces can incorporate pebbles, beach glass, or textures from found objects. Others might be sparked by symbols or design through history.   Beachcomber Designs jewelry makes a perfect gift for anyone who appreciates things with a little history and earthy magic.  

Lisa Johnson (Beachcomber Designs)

Lisa Johnson’s handmade jewelry is inspired by the spirit of beach combing; finding the beauty in forgotten and overlooked things. Each piece is made by hand using fine silver, sterling silver, and bead-weaving techniques. Pieces can incorporate pebbles, beach glass, or textures from found objects. Others might be sparked by symbols or design through history.
 
Beachcomber Designs jewelry makes a perfect gift for anyone who appreciates things with a little history and earthy magic.

 

Melissa LeBeau (MCL Designs)  Melissa creates jewelry pieces from precious metal clay, bronze and copper clay. For those of you not familiar with PMC (metal clay) it comes in a clay form, once you shape/mold it, its fired in a kiln and you're left with a solid metal piece. 

Melissa LeBeau (MCL Designs)

 Melissa creates jewelry pieces from precious metal clay, bronze and copper clay. For those of you not familiar with PMC (metal clay) it comes in a clay form, once you shape/mold it, its fired in a kiln and you're left with a solid metal piece. 

Kirsten Meyer (Makabre Art) Makabre Art is the ultimate expression of Kirsten's artistic journey; an exploration of the dichotomy of life and death, and the beauty which surrounds us during this pilgrimage through life. Using a mixed repertoire of materials, Kirsten's art depicts traditional representations of "memento mori" (a popular artistic motif throughout the ages, which features the juxtaposition of symbols of death and the fragility of time and life) with modern graphic elements and designs inspired by tattoo and nautical art.   

Kirsten Meyer (Makabre Art)

Makabre Art is the ultimate expression of Kirsten's artistic journey; an exploration of the dichotomy of life and death, and the beauty which surrounds us during this pilgrimage through life. Using a mixed repertoire of materials, Kirsten's art depicts traditional representations of "memento mori" (a popular artistic motif throughout the ages, which features the juxtaposition of symbols of death and the fragility of time and life) with modern graphic elements and designs inspired by tattoo and nautical art. 

 

Ashley Landon (The Knotty Owl) Ashley Landon's collection of jewelry is primarily inspired by objects, textures, and processes of nature. Everything from the texture of the bark on a tree to the waxing and waning of the moon. The growth of new life from the soil, to a creature's remains left to decay in the underbrush. She strives to capture the beauty and complexity of the naturally occurring, turning it into accessible, wearable objects.

Ashley Landon (The Knotty Owl)

Ashley Landon's collection of jewelry is primarily inspired by objects, textures, and processes of nature. Everything from the texture of the bark on a tree to the waxing and waning of the moon. The growth of new life from the soil, to a creature's remains left to decay in the underbrush. She strives to capture the beauty and complexity of the naturally occurring, turning it into accessible, wearable objects.

Janice Baylis (Flora J Designs) Janice has an incredible eye for unique materials and has crafted her art using one-of-a-kind precious and semi precious stones from around the world. A protector of authenticity, she is a master at creating pieces with no glue or solder relying on wire to prevent any degradation of the piece. 

Janice Baylis (Flora J Designs)

Janice has an incredible eye for unique materials and has crafted her art using one-of-a-kind precious and semi precious stones from around the world. A protector of authenticity, she is a master at creating pieces with no glue or solder relying on wire to prevent any degradation of the piece. 

Kim Kircher & Dorothea Hillis                      (Creative Outlook) Artists, Kim and Dorothea's life long friendship began at RIT and they have worked together in the arts ever since. They combine three elements: glass, metal, and natural objects. That results in simple, organic, and unique designs. 

Kim Kircher & Dorothea Hillis                      (Creative Outlook)

Artists, Kim and Dorothea's life long friendship began at RIT and they have worked together in the arts ever since. They combine three elements: glass, metal, and natural objects. That results in simple, organic, and unique designs. 

Qori Moorehaul (MsWritten Art) Qori considers her work as expressionist in a style she calls "Cartoon real-Life". It's surrealism mixed with the pure organic element that is emotion. Painting is her release and her path for communication. Qori creates pieces that depict change and personal growth, over coming turmoils of all kinds, and turning negative emotions into something positively beautiful.

Qori Moorehaul (MsWritten Art)

Qori considers her work as expressionist in a style she calls "Cartoon real-Life". It's surrealism mixed with the pure organic element that is emotion. Painting is her release and her path for communication. Qori creates pieces that depict change and personal growth, over coming turmoils of all kinds, and turning negative emotions into something positively beautiful.