Yards Residency 2014

THE Yards Residency has returned again for the month of August!


Artist in Residence (2013), Shawnee Hill during open Studio Hours.


Artist in Residence (2013), Dylan Staib


Artist in Residence (2013), Nate Hodge


Artist in Residence (2013), Davya Brody

We are excited to announce that for the month of August, we will be opening our doors to fellow artists for our second YARDS RESIDENCY!

During this time, THE YARDS will be divided into 3 to 4 spaces. Artists will be selected for a month long time slot from August 3rd to August 31st. During the month, there will be a handful of opportunities for you to present your past and current work with your fellow residents, THE YARDS team, and the Rochester community. We will also host open studios during Saturday Market hours.

THE YARDS was founded by artists Sarah C. Rutherford and Lea Rizzo. While the focus of the YARDS has remained in the spirit of collaboration, it has thus far been focused around exhibits and events. The two artists are excited to bring the focus for the month of August back to the creation. Please note, these studio spaces will still be offered in a collaborative atmosphere, as there are no dividing walls between artists. While collaboration between resident artists is by no means mandatory, we hope the creatively rich and diverse atmosphere will spark new ideas and ventures.

Application Link: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8ehVICcf5wDaXZxSW9PWWJPcTA/edit

Applications are due by July 1st.

Please let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to your applications!

For more information please contact the Residency Director; Kristina Kaiser at Hohmdesigns@gmail.com.




Hosted by 1975 and THE YARDS
Opening night – Saturday, January 18th from 6-10pm

Come celebrate the second installment of BOYS VS GIRLS, a knock-down, drag-out art battle using cardboard as the medium. Two local galleries, 1975 (Gents) and The Yards (Ladies) have each put together a gang of 20 artists who have cut, scraped, scrolled, scratched and painted sixteen-thousand boxes! Since this is a dual-gallery exhibit, check out both galleries and cast your vote for the winner of the second-annual BOYS VS GIRLS cardboard extravaganza!

The show runs in each gallery from January 18th until February 8th.

89 Charlotte St.
Rochester, NY 14607

Normal Gallery Hours:
W-F: 1PM – 8PM (please note temporary winter opening change)
S-S: 12-5pm

Team Boys:

Joe Guy Allard / Jason Barber / BILES / Ross Doucette / Nate Hodge / Justyn Iannucci / Peter Lazarski / Erich Lehman / Adam Maida / John Magnus / John Perry / Mr. Prvrt / Steven Resig /Matthew Roberts / Dylan Staib / Michael Tarantelli / Mike Turzanski / Chris Walkenhorst

THE YARDS Collaborative Art Space
50-52 Rochester Public Market
Rochester, NY 14609

Normal Gallery Hours:
T, Th, Sat: 10am – 2pm during Public Market Hours

Team Girls:
Lisa Barker / Sarah Beales / Hannah Betts / Davya Brody / Goatmouth / Rachael Hetzel / Shawnee Hill / Katharina Jackson / Kristina Kaiser / AmberDawn Knox / Marisa Krol / Ashley Landon / Maureen Mcfee / Rachel McKibbens / One Dance Co / Kari Petsche / Laurel Prothero / Lea Rizzo / Sarah C. Rutherford / Beth Sumner / Amanda Vander Byl

Up next: 3rd annual Holiday Art Bazaar


We hope you’ll join us at THE YARDS on December 21st for our 3rd annual Holiday Art Bazaar. As usual, we will have a fantastic lineup of local makers presenting their handmade wares, just in time for some last-minute, local holiday shopping!

THE YARDS Holiday Art Bazaar
Saturday December 21st, 9am-2pm
THE YARDS Collaborative Art Space
50-52 Public Market Way


Vendor Lineup:
Modest Wanderer-  www.modestwanderer.com
Samantha Stumpf- http://www.slstumpf.com/
Greg & Jess Handmade – https://www.etsy.com/shop/jessandgreghandmade
Katie Carey Ceramics – http://cargocollective.com/katiecareyceramics
Knotty Owl – http://www.theknottyowl.com/
Shawnee Hill – http://www.coroflot.com/shawneehill

Nancy Topolski – www.etsy.com/shop/secondseed
Lilsville – https://www.etsy.com/shop/LilsvilleNY
Greengirl Press – www.greengirlpress.com
Hohm Designs – https://www.etsy.com/shop/hohmdesigns
Doe & Crow – http://doecrow.tumblr.com/
Thievin’ Stephen – https://www.facebook.com/ThievinStephen
Chara Dow – https://www.facebook.com/CharaDowRusticWorks
Emmalee Wolf
Interstellar Love Craft – http://www.interstellarlovecraft.com/
Lisa Barker – www.lisabarkerphotography.com

Plus edible treats by:

Eats and Sweets by Lady Bear and Baby Bear

Just Juice-  http://www.foodsthatfeed.com

Smugtown Mushroms – http://smugtownmushrooms.com/



The Spectral Carnival: A Two-Year Celebration


Join us as at THE YARDS as we celebrate our 2 year anniversary, for an evening of carnival inspired food, games, music, dancing and spectacles galore!

Saturday October 26th, 8-11pm.
Cost: $10 – includes tickets for food, games, drink and more.

You can get your tickets at the door, or in person in advance at THE YARDS either Saturday, October 18th or October 26th  during market hours, 10am-2pm.

Festivities will include live painting by Adam Francey; performances by One Dance Co., henna tattoos,  tarot readings, snacks by Cure, a photo booth, a “transformation station” to help you get into character, and so much more.

We hope you will come celebrate with us. Costumes / creative and festive attire encouraged!

Two Years at the Yards

This month marks our 2-year anniversary here at the Yards. Last year we did a little retrospective of the great events and memories of our first year, and here is a little look back at our second. We are grateful to the incredible community of friends, supporters, helpers, and collaborators  who make it possible for us to do what we do, and look forward to the next exciting year of collaborations and connections.

Check back soon for an update our two-year celebration- The Spectral Carnival. We have a lot of fun in store for you and hope you will come out and celebrate with us!

In the meantime, check out this little look back at just some of the many wonderful, varied moments that made up the last twelve months here at the Yards.


























What Remains: Wil Sideman’s exhibit at THE YARDS

Based on a True Story, the MFA thesis exhibition of Wil Eldridge Sideman, will be open at the Yards until May 12th.  Stop by and take a look at this beautiful installation during open hours or by appointment.

THE YARDS hours:   Tuesdays 10am-2pm

Thursday 10am-2pm

Saturday 10am-2pm


What Remains, 2013



Raft for Ed, 2013


Apple Knocker, 2012


Unfinished Untold, 2013


Piscatoribus Sacrum, 2012


Stories Unconsidered, 2013

You can also see more of Wil’s work at http://www.wilsideman.com.

Based on a True Story.

The Yards is proud to present:

Based on a True Story: an Investigation of Family and Self through Narrative Objects
An MFA Thesis Exhibition by Wil Eldridge Sideman
Rochester Institute of Technology School for American Crafts Glass Program
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 20th,  6-9pm
Show runs through May 12th.

Wil SidemanShow card

Wil Sideman’s exhibition contains works derived from objects in his family history, which he used to research and explore concepts of family and self-identity. Working from site visits, memories, and family stories,  he has created individual sculptures using glass as the primary material.  Based On A True Story is an exhibition of work that pays tribute to the makers that came before Wil in his family and furthers his understanding of the narrative objects he has admired throughout his life.

See more of Wil’s work at http://www.wilsideman.com.

Studio Shot


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