Art Exhibits

Howard VanBuren – Fingerlakes Watercolor Artist


Howard VanBuren is a local watercolor artist residing in Canandaigua, NY.  He has been painting and drawing since his early years schooled by his father Howard Van Buren Jr a professional graphic design artist for the General Electric Company in Syracuse, NY

A microbiologist by profession, Howard VanBuren III spends much of his free time painting and selling his artwork both locally and across the United States.  He is a member of the National Watercolor Society, the American Watercolor Society, the New England Watercolor Society, the Central NY Watercolor Society and the OCAC displaying his work in various businesses throughout Ontario County.

Howard specializes in watercolor painting and has painted house portraits and scenes of historic Canandaigua.  Howard is currently working on a series of barns finishing 6 to date with at least 6 more on the palette.  Several of his paintings are available in print.

Howard is a watercolor and sketching teacher holding group sessions in his home studio or at various businesses between Rochester and Syracuse, NY.

Howard started a private sketching and watercolor 8 – 12 week program with about 10 students with a show at the end of the program.  His students are finishing up the most recent program with a display at the Cheshire Company Store in Cheshire, NY in May 2019.   For more information. Facebook:  “Watercolors by VanBuren”

Mike Griffin


Mike Griffin’s passion for ceramics began when he was exposed to the great potters and artistic environment of Alfred University. As a golf professional he found Himself with lots of time in the winter and taught himself how to throw pots by watching YouTube videos and through lots of trial and error. Around Naples Mike is know best as the golf pro at Reservior Creek but his true passion is creating unique functional pieces in clay during the off season. He sells his pieces in a few galleries around the state and looks forward to retiring to be a full time potter!