Main Gallery

26th Annual Members Exhibition:
December 2, 2016 - January 15, 2017

First Friday:
Jan. 6, 6-9pm

Artwork Pick-up:
Jan. 17, 5-7pm,
Jan.18 & 19, 12-6pm

Closed to the Public:
December 31 &
January 1
RoCo's Members

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Thank you RoCo Members! To show our gratitude, we’ve named an exhibition after you! Any member may enter one artwork maximum 36” x 36” x 36”.

Artists may join or renew their membership at the time of drop-off.

Entry form

Pax Kaffraria

Collaborative Exhibition at RoCo and The Memorial Art Gallery

Opening Reception at RoCo: February 3, 6-9pm

at RoCo:
February 3 - March 19

at MAG:
February 19 - May 7
Meleko Mokgosi Meleko Mokgosi (b. 1981, Botswana) makes figurative paintings that fit together to form “chapters” in large installations that suggest stories or narratives. This multi-venue exhibition at RoCo and MAG is the first time the chapters of Mokgosi’s project Pax Kaffraria are being exhibited together. Visit RoCo AND MAG for the fullest experience of Mokgosi’s monumental project in Rochester.


Artwork Entries Due:
April 16 (Postmarked April 15)

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

YOU! Rochester Contemporary Art Center's (RoCo) 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!

Special Events


Tequila Tuesday Fundraiser

at The Daily Refresher
February 7, 6-9 pm

Facebook event

Join us for the first Tequila Tuesday of 2017, learn more about this fine spirit and support three great Rochester organizations. All proceeds equally support The Landmark Society of WNY, Rochester Contemporary Art Center and Farley’s Friends.

Pax Kaffraria

at MAG:
Meet the Artist:
February 23 at 7pm

Exhibition Symposium: Saturday, February 25,

Meleko Mokgosi
Ross Fest & 6x6 Party Month Kick-off:
Thursday March 2, 6-8pm at RoCo
We’ve teamed up with WXXI to celebrate Bob Ross’s "Art for All" style and 6x6’s egalitarian approach to art making. Purchase tickets here.

YP Art-Making Night (for the Young at Heart):
Friday March 10, 5-9pm

Network 5-6pm
and learn more about RocCity Coalition
Origami and Paper Quilling 6-9pm
with Nicholas Delahanty and Tranquillity Paper

We've partnered with RocCity Coalition to help you make your artwork early this 6x6 season. Its time to get square!

Please note: this event is open to all, not just for Young Professionals

St. Patrick's Day Print Making: Friday March 17, 6-9pm

Make your artwork early this 6x6 season with the Print Club of Rochester. Its time to get square!

LAB Space
View the archive of past LAB Space exhibitions.

Michael Harris: Works on Paper:
February 3 - March 19, 2017
Michael Harris Seeking balance through juxtaposition of found images with formal explorations and an attraction to less than conscious ideas, Michael Harris explores mixed media paintings on paper which are sensed as a healing enterprise.

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.