July 1, 5pm – 7pm

Featuring Shannon Crandall and Cathryn R. Leyland

Exhibition and Sale July 1st – July 31st.



Diane MacCowen (3)

Diane finds peace at night. She tucks herself away and paints at leisure when time allows, devoting fragments of time to each piece. Her process is messy, unpredictable, and ever-changing. She creates art for herself, yet has shared and traded artwork worldwide with various artists through the years.

Through experimentation, learning from others, and often utilizing what she learned many years ago from high school art class, she creates unique pieces of artwork. Her high school art teacher was influential with his wisdom, support, and his enthusiasm in teaching the basics, yet encouraging individuality.

Diane revisited painting and drawing as an adult as a way to relax and get lost after hours. She started years ago with Artist Trading Cards and worked her way larger when joining the Chili Art Group. The art group was her first environment showing her work, and says the support, camaraderie, and experience with the group has been amazing.

Her love of lines, pattern, and texture and the idea of translating the ordinary, everyday into something that can be seen differently is clear throughout her work. Diane’s artwork changes drastically; working in ink, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, graphite, alcohol ink, encaustic, textiles, photography, and incorporates many non-traditional supplies she picks up at the hardware store. She loves experimenting and combining mediums, and running with the happy accidents that take over. These works reflect some of those mediums combined in different ways.

judged art show (2)

On the evening of February 10th, Finger Lakes Gallery hosted our first Judged Exhibition Opening titled “Fresh Ideas”. We had a total of 31 artists represented from a radius of the Finger Lakes all the way to Canada with a total of 86 unique pieces of artwork. We are grateful to have had approximately 100 people in attendance.
Artists of every skill level were encouraged to enter up to 3 pieces of original works using any medium to showcase the idea of “Fresh Ideas” – a new technique, medium or subject matter looked at in a new way. The exhibition was judged by David Walsh; artist and retired art/art history professor from University of Rochester who chose 3 winners based on the “fresh ideas” criteria.
1st- Diane MacCowen (prize = 1 month solo exhibition in our VIP gallery space, catered opening, advertising, etc. $750-value. )
2nd- Jeanne Beck (prize = $100)
3rd – Jewel Hayes (prize = $50)
I am VERY pleased with the skill level and participation we received for our FIRST judged exhibition and look forward to many more of them with varying themes!
fresh 4
fresh 3
fresh 2
fresh 1



This extremely successful exhibition began on July 8th at 5 PM in the VIP Gallery at Finger Lakes Gallery & Frame and displayed more than thirty pieces of unique artwork from about twenty local artists. There was various mediums of two-dimensional works and three-dimensional works in varying subject matter ranging from abstract to landscapes. This show ran until July 29th and we are so pleased with the amazing turn-out.





We are pleased to announce a new artist joining us at Finger Lakes Gallery.  Guests will have the pleasure of meeting David during the Artist’s Reception and will able to admire his works during this exclusive showing in the Finger Lakes Region.

Join us at the gallery Saturday June 4th from 5-8pm for some wine and hors d’oeuvres.




Finger Lakes Gallery and Frame in Canandaigua, NY proudly presents this rare opportunity to view the personal collection of Phillip Condax: past curator of the George Eastman House photographic museum in Rochester, NY.

The show’s opening reception will be April 15, 2016 at 5-8 pm in our special exhibition gallery. The show will feature original signed silver gelatin photographs and color dye transfers by photographic pioneers such as Josef Sudek, Jan Saudek, Harold “Doc” Egderton, Hermann Liemann, Louis Condax, J.P. Sebah, and more. Many of these treasures have never been exhibited for public viewing and are finally being offered in this exclusive show and sale. Show will run until May 27th.