December 7, 2018 - January 13, 2019
Artwork Drop Off: November 2, 12-9pm, November 3 & 4, 12-6pm
Opening Reception: Friday, December 7, 6-9pm
10% off for members
Awards Announced: December 7 at 7pm
First Friday: December 7 & Jan. 4, 6-9pm
The Days the Artists Spoke: December 15 & Jan. 4
Artwork Pick-up: January 13, 5-7pm, January 14 & 15, 12-6pm
Closed to the Public: December 24, 25, 31 & January 1
For the 28th consecutive year we invite artists from the Rochester region and beyond to enter one artwork and participate in this incredibly diverse exhibition. Numerous international and national RoCo members also participate. Not a member yet? Join here.
• Please download and read the complete Entry Form
• Each artist is limited to one piece maximum of 36” x 36” x 36” (maximum of 36” in any dimension).
• Artwork must be delivered ready to hang, framed, wired.
• Please contact RoCo Staff by October 1 to make arrangements for video artworks.
The Days the Artists Spoke
The Days the Artists Spoke is a multi-day event of short, back-to-back talks by participating artists. Artists may sign up to speak about their work in the Members Exhibition or their creative practice. This is a unique event where visitors can learn more about many different regional artists.
27th Annual Members Exhibition Awards
Members Choice Award
What’s your favorite? The Members Choice Award is an interactive award selected by RoCo members. Green stickers are given at the Admissions Desk, one sticker = one vote. The stickers will accumulate for the duration of the exhibition and the winner will be announced on the last day of the Members Exhibition. Cash prize and bragging rights!
Bill Havens Award
Annually awarded to one participating artist. Chosen and given by Anne Havens in memory of her son Bill. $200
Record Archive Award
This annual award is intended to support the pursuit of painting in the Rochester region. Selected and given by Richard Storms, owner of Record Archive. $100 Gift Certificate.
Annual award given to an artwork that simply makes one say “Wow!” Selected by Bleu Cease, Executive Director of RoCo. $100 and a Household membership to RoCo.
Print Club Award
The Print Club of Rochester has selected one artist whose technical skills expand the traditional definition of printmaking. $35 basic membership to PCR and a $75 cash prize.
Art as inquiry. This award is presented to an artist whose work seems to be stretching boundaries, standing at the edge of what they know, peering into unforeseen territory. Selected and supported by Colleen Buzzard. $200
Arena Art Group Award
Special Recognition Award
These annual awards are given by the Arena Art Group, whose purpose is to promote community interest in exploratory art forms. Selected by Sharon Locke and Constance Mauro. Application, membership fees, and dues to AAG waived. $100
Lumiere Photo / The Lumiere Showcase Award
This award is given in support of the pursuit of photography to an artist who’s work, in whole or part, uses a photographic process. Chosen by William Edwards, owner of Lumiere Photo. $200 gift certificate.
AXOM Gallery Award
Awarded for exceptional use of materials/medium. Selected by Rick Muto. $100
George Eastman Museum Award
Selected by Photographic Preservation and Collections Manager Olivia Arnone. Family level membership to George Eastman Museum.
City Newspaper Critic’s Pick
Selected by Rochester City Newspaper Arts & Entertainment Editor Rebecca Rafferty. Artwork will be featured in City Newspaper.
Makers Gallery & Studio Award *NEW
Mayor’s Choice Award *NEW
Selected by Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren.
Main Street Arts Award
Awarded for exceptional use of materials/medium. $100
Memorial Art Gallery Award
Selected by Memorial Art Gallery Director Jonathan Binstock. Reciprocal level membership to MAG.
Visual Studies Workshop Award
Selected by VSW Director Tate Shaw. VSW Press Visual Book Club subscription.
Wall Therapy Award
Selected by Ian Wilson and Erich Lehman. Wall Therapy swag bag with 2013 book, shirt, signed can from a WT artist, and more goodies.
Anne Havens & Stewart D Davis
Dr. Eric Dreyfuss & Joan Rosenthal
Sandra & Neil Frankel
Dr. Vivian Palladoro