Tales from a Shaftway

the artistic escapades of Sarah C. Rutherford and friends.

In preparation for my November show at #1975Gallery I will be posting a drawing a week to help with supplies.  Here is the first!  $75 (cash or paypal) goes to the first to claim. 6x9 inches, watercolor paper and collaged elements from Rochester adventures.   #nesting1975 #sundaydrawing #sarahcrutherford #collage
"The Adorned" 2013. Acrylic, Stain, Woodburning on Wood panel.  Adornments by Interstellar Love Craft.  Writing by Kelly Bayer. 

Juxtapoz Magazine - Video: Wall Therapy

Here is one more to share.  There are no words for how grateful I am for the talented artists who visited us last summer for Wall\Therapy and for Rosanna Bach who beautifully captured this moment.  

Sarah C. Rutherford Flies High at WallTherapy - Brooklyn Street Art

2013 was a beautiful year of art making, but I was not as diligent about sharing as I should have been.  In an attempt to rectify, here is one link for which I am proud.  Thank you~

"The Adorned". Writing by Kelly Bayer. 
"Wings of Progress".  Ink, paper, blueprint scraps from original tower.  

2013. RES.  Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Process Photos (Part 1) by http://www.hannahbetts.com

Thanks again to the beautiful and talented Hannah Betts, I have these process photos to share with you (final shots coming soon) from my mural in this year’s Wall\Therapy project. For more on the festival, visit http://www.wall-therapy.com.

RECONSTRUCTED: My Hands, Our History~

Coming off a busy month wrapping up the mural project at Highland Hospital, I am pleased to announce my newest endeavor.  Curated by Sarah Johnson of Leisure Art at Porter Mills in Beverly, MA, "Reconstructed: My Hands, Our History" is a joint show with the talented Brian Thomas.  

"Both Thomas and Rutherford offer the viewer an intimate journey into the past, while at the same time consider future ideas and generations through installations, delicately cut paper, softly lit viewing spaces, and an appreciation for re-purposing.” (Johnson)


Opening Thursday, January 3rd 5-9pm.  Porter Mills is located at 95 Rantoul Street in Beverly, MA.

Here is the second batch of progress photos.  This has been an incredible opportunity thus far and will hopefully wrap up in mid-December.  More photos to come over the next few weeks!  (All photos by Hannah Betts.)

PROGRESS SHOTS: 7 Flights of stairs (28 walls). In Collaboration with Lea Rizzo. All photos by Hannah Betts. Highland Hospital - Rochester, NY.  Two months in - at least one more month to go.

Still sifting though the final photos from our installation “SPYGLASS”, but here are a few more beautiful process ones from Hannah Betts.

It’s official!  Check out our Facebook event for more information.  Thanks to Erich Lehman for the beautiful design and Hannah Betts for the photo.  We are so excited to be kicking off the yet to be renovated home of 1975.  

It’s official!  Check out our Facebook event for more information.  Thanks to Erich Lehman for the beautiful design and Hannah Betts for the photo.  We are so excited to be kicking off the yet to be renovated home of 1975.  

More beautiful process photos by Hannah Betts

Here are a few moments captured by Hannah Betts while our installation continues.  After spending most of the week in the studio, it was exciting to bring over the pieces on paper and start building them into their new environments.   

Please note: our opening reception has been moved to Saturday, June 2nd, so stay on the lookout for more promotion coming soon!  The show will be up for 2 weeks after with evening viewing hours so there will be lots of time to come see it.

Finally, we still have crows available as gifts for making a $40 dollar donation towards the exhibition costs.  Thank you for all that have already sponsored us!  We couldn’t do this without the beautiful support we feel from our community, both in Rochester and beyond!  Here is the PAYPAL link or feel free to stop by THE YARDS collaborative art space Tues., Thurs. or Saturdays from 10am-2pm. 

Much love,

s.