Main Gallery


On the Side:
August 4 - 14, 2016

Opening Reception:
August 4, 6-9pm, with select cocktails and food from the Daily Refresher

First Friday: August 5, 6-9pm

Members of the Rochester Advertising Federation

RoCo and the Rochester Advertising Federation have invited members of the RAF to exhibit their "on the side" fine artwork. The exhibition will feature rarely-seen works by some of Rochester's most well known designers, photographers and graphic artists.
Under Pressure:
September 2 - 25, 2016

Preview Dinner/
July 27, 5:30pm at
Ox and Stone

Opening Reception: September 2, 6-9pm

Artist Talk:
September 3, 1pm
Ellen Heck
Jenny Robinson
April Vollmer
Heather Swenson
Under Pressure: Redefining the Multiple is the first in a new series of collaborations between Rochester Contemporary Art Center and The Print Club of Rochester. Including national and regional artists, this exhibition reflects the ongoing efforts of the Print Club of Rochester to recognize a paradigm shift in how prints are considered and the expansion of the definition of print media. 

Special Events

Under Pressure Preview Dinner/

July 27, 5:30pm at
Ox and Stone

$50 p/p

Call RoCo at 585.461.2222 to purchase tickets
The Print Club of Rochester and RoCo are pleased to present a special preview dinner and Fundraiser at Ox and Stone on July 27th at 5:30pm. The event is raising funds to support a Print focused show every year, starting this year with Under Pressure, featuring the work of Jenny Robinson, Ellen Heck, April Vollmer and Heather Swenson. The dinner will feature a 3 course meal with spirit/craft cocktail pairing as well as offer guests the opportunity to bid on donated works from participating artists.

First Annual RoCo & Co. Art Sale:
August 19, 6-11pm

Katie Argenna
Carley Brown
Bradley Butler
Thomas Chaffer
Sarah Gallagher
Mary Ellen Hill
Melissa Huang
Susan Jenkins
Lisa Johnson
Karine Johnson
Marissa Kalen
Melissa Matson
Emma Rowlands
Kim Rowlands
Fabienne Santacroce
Drew Tetz
Michael Tomb
Jane Vintage
Please join us for our First Annual RoCo & Co. Art Sale. Happening during the popular East End City Celebration! Featuring 16 emerging Rochester artists.

LAB Space
View the archive of past LAB Space exhibitions.

Graphic Arts Workshop GAW Portfolio Exchange:
September 2 - 25, 2016

Opening Reception: September 2, 6-9pm
Graphic Arts Workshop/Print Club of Rochester This exhibition is a printmaking portfolio exchange between Print Club of Rochester members and Graphic Arts Workshop artists (San Francisco).

The Graphic Arts Workshop was founded by faculty from the California Labor College in 1952. In the early years, members printed posters, leaflets and pamphlets in support of peace and civil rights issues. During the Sixties, the GAW lent space for anti-Vietnam War activities
Meredith Davenport 8,817 Goodbyes:
Oct. 7 - Nov.13, 2016

Opening Reception:
October 7, First Friday

Artist Talk:
Meredith Davenport 8,817 Goodbyes documents the death of Meredith Davenport’s urban beehive last October while simultaneously exploring the process of grieving her partner who also died last year. The title refers to the number of photographs she made of over 800 dead bees that were found as the hive collapsed. The work interweaves the internal narrative of loss to the larger narrative of environmental loss.

Public Art

Public Art Deadline:
5pm (EST) Friday, August 26, 2016

The potential schedule is as follows:

Production period begins: September 10, 2016

Installation prior to: November 15, 2016
RoCo seeks proposals for site-specific, temporary public art that will enliven the East Avenue neighborhood. RoCo encourages proposals for incisive, surprising, and unique sculpture and installation art of all forms, including media-based works. Of particular interest are projects that connect visitors to the location, buildings, park landscape, community and/or history of the neighborhood. For more information, click here.
dartt What You Put in:
June 1 - Sept. 30, 2016
Kevin Dartt What You Put In is a large sculptural water feature that investigates water use in relation to the largest system of fresh water in the United States, The Great Lakes. The artist reminds us not to abuse fresh water by bringing these large bodies of water down to a human scale.

RoCo Upstairs Gallery

Stay tuned!  

The RoCo Room




Artworks for sale in support of RoCo's Capital Campaign, 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.



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