Every month 540WMain features the artwork of a Rochester based artist free of charge. The center holds a First Sunday Opening Reception for the artist and proceeds from all art sold is used to support 540WMain’s programming. Submit the form below to apply for the featured artist program.

2017 Artists of The Month

MAY

Melissa Huang

Born in Chicago, IL, Melissa Huang received her BFA in Fine Arts Studio from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She is a figurative oil painter currently working on a series of faceless, crystalline portraits. Melissa won Best in Show in the 2015 Women Artists of the Finger Lakes exhibition and has shown in group exhibitions at Dacia Gallery, Zeitgeist Gallery, and The Yards. Melissa interned with the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Melissa’s paintings have been featured included in Fresh Paint Magazine, Art House Press, and Emboss Magazine, Dialogist and more.

View more of Melissa’s work by visiting her website here.

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  • Mike Kraus | Purchase Mike’s art online here (via Etsy)

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  • Aliva Ruiz, Pittsford NY

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