West End Gallery, a family owned and operated business, celebrates 40 years and is the longest-standing fine arts gallery on Market Street. Visitors will find a beautiful selection of representational art. The Gallery features artwork by more than 50 exceptional artists working in a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, pastel, wood, bronze, clay, and glass. West End Gallery is a member of the Glass Art Society.
Upon receiving a warm welcome from a friendly, knowledgeable staff, you're invited to wander through two floors of Gallery space at your leisure. The Gallery is only one block from The Rockwell Museum and just across the street from the Corning Museum of Glass Bus Shuttle. Not able to visit us in person? You can view our constantly changing exhibits and updated artist photo galleries online. Check back with us often and feel free to contact us if you have questions. We're happy to help in any way we can.
GLASSFEST WEEKEND FEATURES
Saturday, May 27: Janis Long, of Dundee, NY, creates the ultimate in hand-fabricated jewelry. Energized by a distinct balance of texture and color, her designs offer an individualized sense of artistic expression. Janis incorporates sterling silver, semi-precious gemstones, found objects and mixed metals to create both classic and fun pieces that truly resonate with your creative spirit. Janis is honored to offer this unique line of jewelry for your inspiration and enjoyment.
Sunday, May 28: Colleen McCall, of Elmira. NY, creates decorated from top to bottom, inside and out colorful hand painted stoneware pottery which is a vibrant mash up of historical patterns from all over the world. Vintage textiles, wall coverings and cast glassware are all part of the mix to make the old new again inciting a passion for nostalgic discovery and creative collaboration. Crafted from custom made plaster press molds and soft clay slabs she designs unique one-of-a-kind table ware. An opaque layer of porcelain slip coats the dark clay to create a blank canvas for playful patterns skillfully executed using wax resist, colored slips and underglazes. Lastly, she draws the final outlines of the pattern drawing through the layers of color to reveal the rich brown clay beneath, a technique known as sgraffito. Transparent glaze colors are often filled in after the initial firing and some pieces may take a dip in a tin white glaze to highlight surface texture. The resulting dish is pure joy empty or filled. Designed of rugged stoneware clay and non-toxic materials all of my pottery is meant to be used often if not daily.
West End Gallery will also have a special showcasing, "A Touch of Glass" which will feature glass and the fire-arts by 20 regional artists:
Alan & Rosemary Bennett (ceramics) Bath, NY
David Bitting (jewelry) Hornell, NY
David Buck (blown glass) Corning, NY
Becky Congdon (flamework jewelry) Corning, NY
Brent Craig (blown glass) Horseheads, NY
Martha Custer (flamework jewelry) Painted Post, NY
Ross Delano (blown glass) Corning, NY
Jonathan Ebinger (metal sculpture) Sterling, NY
Hannah Graeper (ceramics) Trumansburg, NY
Aaron Jack (blown & cold-worked glass) Corning, NY
Colleen McCall (ceramics) Elmira, NY
Janis Long (jewelry) Dundee, NY
Shilo Parker (ceramics & blown glass) Corning, NY
Elijah Schwartz (flamework sculpture) Richmond, VA
Gary Weisman (bronze sculpture) Newfield, NY
Paul Willsea & Carol O'Brien (blown glass) Naples, NY
Dion Wright (metal sculpture) Flagstaff, AZ
Treacy Ziegler (bronze sculpture) Newfield, NY