Main Gallery

It's Not Funny:
April 7 - May 13, 2017

Opening Reception:
April 7, 6-9pm

Artist’s Talk:

April 8 at 1pm

First Friday:

May 1, 6-9pm
It’s Not Funny includes new and recent work by:

(Rochester, NY)
Bob Conge AKA Plaseebo
(Rochester, NY)
Chris Cosnowski
(Chicago, IL)
Dan Gunderson
(DeLand, Florida)
Dina Goldstein
(Tel Aviv, Israel / Vancouver, BC)
Jason Schulmerich
(Rochester, NY)
Tyler Bohm
(Columbus, Ohio)

June 3 - July 16

Entries Due by:
April 16 (don't wait, send yours early!)

Postmarked by April 15

Opening Party & Artwork Sale:
June 3, 4-10pm

Global Online Purchasing Begins: June 6 at 10am

Artwork Purchase Price:
$20 each

Sold Out Artists' Names Revealed Online:
July 7

YOU! Rochester Contemporary Art Center's international small art phenomenon returns for the tenth year! Help us once again to build an incredible exhibition of thousands of artworks made and donated by celebrities, international and local artists, designers, college students, children, and YOU!

To purchase tickets for the Opening Party:

Members, please call to purchase tickets
(585) 461-2222

Non-members call or click below:

Special Events

POP UP Fine Art Show:
Friday, March 24

Saturday, March 25
11am - 5pm

Sunday, March 26
Meredith A. Butler - Paper Boxes
John Baun - Fine Art and Sculpture
Elizabeth King Durand - Prints
Scott Grove - Fine Furniture and Sculpture
Richard Harvey - Mixed Media and Sculpture
Pat Pauly - Fine Art Quilts
Holly Ruby - Glass
Joan Rusitzky - Jewelry and Wearable Art
Chi Soo - Handbags
Kelly Thompson Waldt - Contemporary Jewelry
Art of the Mix:
April 10, 2017, 6-9pm

Join us for RoCo’s 6th annual mixology fundraiser! Signature cocktails & amuse bouche pairings by some of Rochester's finest establishments.

90 tickets available
$70 / $65 for RoCo members

Call to purchase tickets (585) 461-2222
or click here

Signature cocktails & amuse bouche pairings by Rochester's finest establishments!

Book Launch Party for Marilyn Anderson:
April 20, 6-8 pm
Marilyn Anderson Join us for Marilyn Anderson's newest book launch party in collaboration with Greenwood Books. Long time resident of Rochester, Anderson's most recent book Guardianes de las artes: grabados de artistas y artesanos de Guatemala/ Guardians of the Arts: Prints of Guatemalan Artists and Artisans  (2016, Ediciones Del Pensativo, Antigua, Guatemala)  was produced after years of residence, research and documentation. The book features woodcut prints that celebrate traditional arts and crafts in Guatemala.

LAB Space
View the archive of past LAB Space exhibitions.

April 7 - May 13
Ben Gonyo This installation by Ben Gonyo expands on the documentary film series by the same name. Fritz challenges visitors to consider the life and career of a 70 year-old hard-of-hearing, struggling artist. All is not as it appears in this story and Gonyo’s narrative shapes our understanding as it attempts to expose the cold hard truth about the art world.

Public Art

December 2, 2016 - April 2, 2017
Fitzhugh Karol Pulse consists of five totemic, undulating forms carved with chainsaw and handtools. The artist intends his pieces to be engaged with, touched, walked through and around. He uses scale, texture and repeating forms to connect visitors to the works. Karol uses tar to achieve the deep black surface.

RoCo Upstairs Gallery

Stay tuned!      

The RoCo Room




Artworks for sale in support the Future Fund.

All proceeds from works ensure the future of contemporary art in downtown Rochester and support a permanent and stable base for Rochester Contemporary Art Center's continued growth.

View all donated Future Fund artworks available for purchase here.



ART-O-MAT® is a repurposed cigarette vending machine that now offers original artworks for just $5.

The ART-O-MAT® offers small artworks in a recycled retro format.