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June 4, 2022 - July 17, 2022 Walk-in Entries Due: April 9 Mail International Entries by April 2 / U.S. by April 12 Global Online Preview Begins: May 13 In Gallery Preview: May 31–June 3 Opening Party & Artwork Sale: June 4, 4-10pm Global Online Purchasing Begins: June 7 at

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31st Annual Members Exhibition

December 3, 2021 - January 15, 2022 Drop off Days: Friday, November 5, 12-9pm; Saturday, November 6, 12-6pm; Sunday, November 7, 12-6pm Download Entry Form Here Opening Reception: First Friday, December 3, 6-9pm Days the Artists Spoke: Saturday, December 11, 12-5pm and Saturday, January 8, 12-5pm Pick up Days: Saturday,

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Off/On/Hold

October 1, 2021 - October 8, 2021 RoCo Upstairs will be open for First Friday with new work by guest artists and new studio artists: Annalisa Barron Su Begy Drea Bim Mary Ellen Hill Clara Riedlinger Michael Tomb Marcia Zach Enter through RoCo's main entrance. Follow RoCo Upstairs: @RoCoUpstairs Additional

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Dancing Out Of The Dust

September 18, 2021 - September 25, 2021 Two special performances presented as part of The KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival Saturday, September 18 at 8pm Saturday, September 25 at 8pm Free As Pablo Picasso once said, “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” For these two special performances

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Messages & Mediums

October 1, 2021 - November 13, 2021 Messages & Mediums brings together two artists who explore the intersection of Spiritualism and technology through their artwork. Shannon Taggart has been working with and photographing Spiritualist mediums since 2001. Her new series of images, taken over Skype, Zoom, and FaceTime during the

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flOUR CITY interactive ROCgarden

September 18, 2021 - September 25, 2021 Three special performances presented as part of The KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival September 18 at 6pm September 19 at 6pm September 25 at 6pm Free Take a stroll through our interactive ROCgarden where you can experience statues of legendary Rochesterians come to life

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Stewart Davis: A Memorial Exhibition

September 3, 2021 - September 19, 2021 Opening Reception:  First Friday September 3, 6-9pm Many in the Rochester art community know Stewart as a great supporter of the arts, and of RoCo in particular. Many do not know that after retirement and spurred on by the call for entires for

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New Growth by Rae Wiggins

October 1, 2021 - November 13, 2021 Opening Reception: October 1, 6-9pm Artist Talk: TBA RoCo is pleased to host the first solo exhibition of new and recent paintings and drawings by Rae Wiggins in our Lab Space. The works in the exhibition range from figural paintings on corrugated cardboard

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A Love Letter to Brian, Lesley, and Michelle

September 21, 2021 - September 22, 2021 Two special screenings presented as part of The KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival September 21 at 6pm September 22 at 6pm *followed by a discussion with the director and performers Attendance is limited to 40 people & proof of vaccination will be required in

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The Arena Art Group – 70 Years

September 3, 2021 - September 19, 2021 Opening Reception:  First Friday September 3, 6-9pm *Masks Required* The Arena Art Group was founded in 1951 by artists who met at the old Arena Theatre on Holtzer Street in Rochester, New York. The Arena Group was the first organization of it’s kind

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Stewart, Sarasota, 2003

September 3, 2021 - September 19, 2021 This exhibition features a series of drawings by Anne Havens of her husband, Stewart Davis. The sketches were made during six weeks spent in Sarasota, Florida in 2003 for his cancer treatment. Anne has offered the drawings, along with a little book of mementos for

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Breathe

June 15, 2021 - November 15, 2021 Rochester Contemporary Art Center is proud to announce our latest public art installation and to invite the public to experience BREATHE by Ong Siraphisut. This monumental artwork functions as large-scale, text based mural and also reflects the image of the surrounding environment; grass,

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6×6 is Back!

June 5, 2021 - July 18, 2021 We auctioned off special early buyer positions for June 3 & 4 If you'd like win one of these positions next year, please contact us to learn more! Global Online Purchasing: Now Open for All View and Purchase 6x6 artworks here: roco6x6.org Purchased

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6×6 P(art)y With Your Pod

March 2021 Typically on the First Friday of March we'd be inviting you to participate in Make Art Day (6x6 MAD). Due to COVID-19 we can’t encourage you to attend events and art-making sessions throughout Rochester, but we CAN encourage you to sit down with your family or those in

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Through The Cracks

March 5, 2021 - May 8, 2021 Through the Cracks presents some of the stories and personal transformations of community members that may have slipped by unnoticed amidst the many crises of 2020.This exhibition of video responses to the year 2020 is curated by Darien Lamen, organized in partnership with

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UnJustness

March 5, 2021 - May 8, 2021 'UnJustness' by Talent Babii and Cerious is the winner of the The 2020 Experience music video competition presented at RoCo. Shanique Byrd, editor of Tocsin magazine and Craig Carson, of The Deadline selected 'UnJustness' as the most impactful song of the year. UnJustness

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The Warp & Weft

March 5, 2021 - May 8, 2021 The Warp & Weft is a multilingual archive of stories that seeks to capture the 2020 zeitgeist. It is oral storytelling drawn from diverse voices, languages and geographies, at a moment when the world came to a grinding halt. It goes beyond politics

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Make One, Take One

January 6, 7pm This is a dynamic program about printmaking exchange portfolios and an opportunity to learn about five contemporary approaches to this unique form. This symposium-style event seeks to draw out and amplify the practice of the printmaking portfolio, underscoring its function as a means for creating cultural exchange,

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Monolithic

January 1, 2020 - February 20, 2020 It was great while it lasted! About the Artist ? Photos

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Last Year On Earth

March 5, 2021 - May 8, 2021 Exhibition Opens: Friday, March 5, 2021, 6-9pm *Special Admission: $10 free for members/exhibiting artists **All times have been reserved. Please attend during normal gallery hours with no reservations necessary. Pick Up Dates: May 8, 5-7pm, May 9 & 10, 12-6pm Jurors: Tanvi Asher,

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A Voice to a Voice

December 4, 2020 - February 6, 2021 This exhibition features the complete 2019 portfolio of the International Print Exchange Program, India. Curated by Somedutta Mallik (Artist, Writer, Art historian, India) and featuring a text by Sarah Kirk Hanley (Executive Director, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, USA) this diverse collection of

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30th Annual Members Exhibition

December 4, 2020 - February 6, 2021 *The exhibition will be open to the public during our normal gallery hours (Wed. - Sat. 12-5pm / Fri. 12-9pm) until February 6 - no reservations necessary. We're following all NYS safety & occupancy regulations. The Days the Artists Spoke: December 12 & January

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Roc City Speaks

July 2, 2020 - November 14, 2020 This timely video project presents street interviews with city residents who have had enough of status quo politics. ROC City Speaks addresses how people are dealing with the realities of racial injustice against Black people amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The first chapter of

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Underpin and Overcoat

July 10, 2020 - February 28, 2021 Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo), The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, and SewGreen Rochester present a new public art installation celebrating the major women’s rights anniversaries being celebrated this year. "Underpin and Overcoat", by artists Amelia Toelke and Andrea Miller explores

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The Subway Series by Andrew Zimbelman

September 4, 2020 - November 14, 2020 Opening Reception: September 4, 6-9pm This series of paintings on paper was started while the artist was living in Brooklyn and NYC for 8 years. After moving from LA to NYC he became fascinated with people on their commute on the subway. I’d

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Trust, but verify

September 4, 2020 - November 14, 2020 Opening: September 4, 6-9pm Trust, but verify presents three monumental projects that address our society’s current grappling with notions of truth, veracity and fact. The exhibition’s triad is structured around past, present, and future. Octavio Abundez’s “A Fake History of Humanity” uses wrong dates,

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6×6 Art Making Sessions

February 7, 2020 - March 14, 2020 For the first time ever, we’re transforming the LAB Space into an art-making zone! On Friday nights February 7 - March 13 from 6-9pm we will be hosting 6x6 art-making activities lead by a diverse group of artists. This low-key, relaxed environment provides

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Dissolving The Frontier

February 7, 2020 - July 13, 2020 "Dissolving The Frontier: New Colorado Video + Performance Art" is an exhibition that challenges and reconsiders accepted notions of the American West. Curated by Jason Bernagozzi, this exhibition features new and recent works by four artists living and working along the Front Range

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6x6x2020 – 100% Online

June 6, 2020 - July 12, 2020 Sold Out Artists’ Names Revealed Online: July 3 Purchased Artwork Pick-Up: July 12-15, 12-6pm **Masks are required to enter RoCo** Curbside Pick-Up Only: July 16-17, 12-6pm / Call (585) 461-2222 when you arrive outside RoCo! Purchase 6x6 artworks here: roco6x6.org 6x6 Frames are available

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Makers & Mentors 2020

February 7, 2020 - March 14, 2020 Opening Reception: February 7, 6-9pm Artists' Talk: **RESCHEDULED for Saturday, February 29, 1pm First Friday/6x6 Make Art Day: March 6, 6-9pm Makers & Mentors highlights the importance of art education in Western/Central New York and celebrates the artwork and influence of the region’s most

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Earthen

December 6, 2019 - January 12, 2020 Opening Reception: December 6, 6-9pm "Earthen" is a new exhibition of video art that considers our experience with earth and our days on it. The artists featured in the exhibition all participated in The Institute for Electronic Art’s Electronic Media & Film, Experimental

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29th Annual Members Exhibition

December 6, 2019 - January 12, 2020 Opening Reception: Friday, December 6, 6-9pm 10% off for members Awards Announced: December 6 at 7pm First Friday: Dec. 6 & Jan. 3, 6-9pm The Days the Artists Spoke: Dec. 14 & Jan. 3 Artwork Pick-up: Jan. 12, 5-7pm, Jan. 13 & 14, 12-6pm Closed

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State of the City

October 4, 2019 - November 17, 2019 Opening Reception: October 4, 6-9pm Artist Talk: October 5, 2pm State of the City brings together a range of artists from various backgrounds and artistic practices. Each of the projects featured in this exhibition examine different cultures, communities, and stories that make up the

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Remembrance of Things Fast

October 4, 2019 - November 17, 2019 Opening Reception: October 4, 6-9pm *Screening on Thursdays & Saturdays, 59 minutes Remembrance of Things Fast: True Stories Visual Lies, 1994 by John Maybury (b. 1958, London) is a landmark work, in terms of its use of high-end post-production techniques and visual f/x

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Avatar Poetics

October 4, 2019 - November 17, 2019 Opening Reception: October 4, 6-9pm *Screening on Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays Avatar Poetics is a program of videos by artists who use animation, digitally mediated modes of performance, and computer-generated characters to explore themes of the virtual ‘self’ as it relates to queerness,

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The White Road by Christina Brinkman

October 4, 2019 - November 17, 2019 Opening Reception: October 4, 6-9pm Please join us for this exhibition of new porcelain vessels and sculptures by multifaceted artist, designer and sculptor Christina Brinkman. Of this new work Christina has said: I am guided by touch and engagement with the material. Nature

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Jazz Fest Special Hours

June 21 - June 29, 2019 Stop by RoCo during Jazz Fest! Fri. 6/21, 12pm - 11pm Sat. 6/22, 12pm - 11pm Sun. 6/23, 12pm - 10pm Mon. 6/24, 7 pm - 10pm Tue. 6/25, 4 pm - 10pm Wed. 6/26, 12pm - 10pm Thu. 6/27, 12pm - 10pm Fri.

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6×6 Scavenger Hunt

June 1 - July 5, 2019 Get with your favorite humans and get to RoCo for the 2019 artwork scavenger hunt! We'll help you find 6x6 treasures with some fun (and challenging) artwork hunts. You can play anytime before July 5 at 8pm. Winners will get a 6x6 gift certificate,

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Observation Towers

June 21, 2019 - February 29, 2020 Heather Swenson's newest project Observation Towers combines the artist's interest in printmaking and sculpture and brings her work into a public space for the first time. Through mimicking parts of their surroundings while simultaneously pulling visual information from other spaces, these structures investigate

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Take Back The Walls

August 31, 2019 - September 21, 2019 Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) announces Take Back the Walls, a juried exhibition of artworks by New York State artists who also work in museums, galleries and arts organizations. This new, statewide project highlights the many talented creatives employed by New York’s numerous arts

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Cut & Paste

April 5, 2019 - May 10, 2019 Cut & Paste features collage artworks by over 100 established artists, emerging artists, and collectives. Opening Reception: Friday, April 5, 6-9pm Exhibiting Artists Include: Bonnie Barber, Lou Beach, Lydia Boddie-Rice, Tyler Bohm, Michaela Borg, Heather Brand, Phil Carney, Erin Case, Joe Castro, Carl

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Princess: Out There

March 19, 2019 Out There is a concept video album and live performance piece by the band Princess. The science fiction narrative piece is Beyonce’s "Lemonade" meets “Hamilton” meets Kraftwerk. The project explores the role men ought to be playing during the current cultural reckoning of misogyny. The power of

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Carbon Records: 25 Years of Cover Art

April 5, 2019 - May 10, 2019 Opening Reception: April 5, 6-9pm This exhibition presents album cover art by Carbon Records showcasing the record label's remarkable commitment to visual art and design. About Artist and Carbon Records Carbon Records is a small independent record label based in Rochester NY run

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Mystical Videos by Alexis Gideon

April 5, 2019 - May 10, 2019 **Princess (Alexis Gideon and Michael O’Neill) will debut their new project Out There at RoCo March 19, 7-9pm. Opening Reception:April 5, 6-9pm The Comet and the Glacier (2016, 25mins 26secs, Super 8, HD video) *Loops Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays Combining installation, music, video, performance,

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Dancing Bear

November 15, 2018 - Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) and The Metropolitan are proud to announce the permanent installation of a recent public artwork by Rochester-born artist, Scott Small. Dancing Bear is dedicated to his late mother, beloved Rochester Artist Edith "Edie" Lunt Small. The large bronze sculpture commemorates Edith’s love of animals

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Eclipsing the Sun / a Biological Storm

February 1, 2019 - March 16, 2019 Opening Reception: February 1, 6-9pm Eclipsing the Sun / a Biological Storm is a collaboration between visual artist Todd McGrain and animator Fola Akinola. At the time of European arrival, Passenger Pigeons accounted for up to forty per cent of the land birds

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Sweepings by Cory Card

February 1, 2019 - March 16, 2019 Opening Reception: February 1, 6-9pm Card's Sweepings is an intimate examination of detritus. Debris, dust, lint, and hair accumulate—in corners, under furniture, or in the drain—until they are casually swept up and discarded. The drawings in Sweepings reveal the intricate beauty of these

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Landscapes and the Unbuilt

February 1, 2019 - March 16, 2019 Landscapes and The Unbuilt is a new exhibition that reflects artist interactions with land and natural places. This two-part exhibition pairs nine Rochester-based artists with nine Genesee Land Trust conserved properties; and presents two new sculptural installations related to human impact on the

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6x6x2019

June 1, 2019 - July 14, 2019 The International Small Art Phenomenon returns for the 12th year! Global Online Purchasing NOW LIVE! Sold Out Artists’ Names Revealed Online: July 5 First Friday Scavenger Hunt: July 5 Purchased Artwork Pick-Up: July 14 - 17, 12-6pm For more information: roco6x6.org For 12 years Rochester Contemporary

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Scenes of Place: Milwaukee

October 5, 2018 - January 13, 2019 Opening Reception: October 5, 6-9pm Scenes of Place is an occasional series of curated video programs brought to Rochester from around the Great Lakes and beyond. This first edition of Scenes of Place features works by video artists living and working in Milwaukee,

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