28th Annual Members Exhibition

December 7, 2018 – January 13, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, December 7, 6-9pm 10% off for members Awards Announced: December 7 at 7pm First Friday: 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, 26, 31 & January 1 *Free admission for students with valid school ID 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. The Days the Artists Spoke The Days the Artists Spoke is a multi-day event of short, back-to-back talks by participating artists.  This is a unique event where visitors can learn more about many different regional artists. Artists will speak about their work in the Members Exhibition or their creative practice. Join us December 15th and January 4th. 28th Annual Members Exhibition Awards Members Choice Award – Richell Castellon Ferreira 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 – Mary Rouse Annually awarded to one participating artist. Chosen and given by Anne Havens in memory of her son Bill. $200 Record Archive Award – Jason Smith 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. Wow Award – Richard Tomasello 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 – John McKaig 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. Edge Award – Adam Kujawski 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 – Jason Smith This annual award is 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 – Carl Chiarenza 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 – Elanor Galen James Awarded for exceptional use of materials/medium. Selected by Rick Muto. $100 George Eastman Museum Award – Kathleen Friedrich Selected by Photographic Preservation and Collections Manager Olivia Arnone. … Continue reading 28th Annual Members Exhibition