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33rd Annual Members Exhibition

December 1, 2023 - February 10, 2024

Artwork Drop-off Days: Nov. 3, 12-9pm / Nov. 4 & 5, 12-6pm
Opening Reception: First Friday, December 1, 6-9pm
Days the Artists Spoke: Dec. 9, Jan. 13 & Feb. 9
Artwork Pick-up: Feb. 11 - 13, 12-5pm
SPECIAL HOURS* OPEN = December 23, 27, 28, 29 & 30 / CLOSED = December 24, 25, 26, 31 & January 1


Calling all artists! Show your latest artwork in RoCo’s 32nd Annual Members Exhibition. All entries will be exhibited and be eligible for numerous awards. All artistic media are welcome with maximum dimensions of 32” x 32” x 32”. Artwork should be delivered ready to hang, framed, and wired. Not a member yet? Join when you drop off your work.

The Days the Artists Spoke is a series of short, back-to-back artist talks and a great opportunity to learn more about the participating artists. Don’t miss this eclectic celebration of the visual arts in Rochester and the surrounding region.

*memberships must be current through February, the end of the exhibition.
Not a member yet? Join here

About the Postcard Design

"Pela, Peridota, Bellin" by Elanor James
One of Elanor's artworks won the Member's Choice award in 2018. Learn more and follow Elanor here: @elanor.james

Community Promotion Partners

Beyond the Nest
The Yards Collective
Flower City Arts Center
Ibero-American Action League
Ganondagan State Historic Site and the Friends of Ganondagan
Rochester’s Community Media Center
Joseph Avenue Arts and Culture Alliance

Annual Members Exhibition Awards

All entries are eligible for the following awards and the winners will be announced on opening night.

Members Choice Award: Nava Barenji
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: Sherry Spann Allen  
Annually awarded to one participating artist. Chosen and given by Anne Havens in memory of her son Bill. $200

Genesee Land Trust Award: Julie A Lambert 
Awarded by Genesee Land Trust to celebrate the inspiration of nature. Selected by Connie Ehindero & Elliotte Bowerman. $200

ImageOut Award: Anna Vos 
Awarded by ImageOut to celebrate and exceptional LGBTQIA+ artist. Selected by ImageOut Board and Staff $200

Puerto Rican Festival Award: Leah Ormaechea 
Awarded by the Puerto Rican Festival in recognition of inspirational visual art. Selected by the President of the Festival $200

Record Archive Award: Paul McKinley
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.

Edge Award: Aaron Delehanty
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 Awards: Andrew Fisher
Annual awards given by the Arena Art Group, whose purpose is to promote interest in exploratory art forms. The winners will be selected by members of the Steering Committee. $100 each

George Eastman Museum Award: Michelle Miller
Selected by GEM curators. $200

Visual Studies Workshop Award: Quajay Donnell
Selected by VSW staff. $200

Landmark Society Award: Canden Simmons
Selected by LMS staff. $200

Lumiere Award: Kathy Farrell
Selected by Lumiere staff. $200

Main Street Arts Award: Sara Gallagher
Awarded for exceptional use of materials/medium. $200

Wall\Therapy Award: Zachary Edison
Selected by Ian Wilson and Erich Lehman. Wall Therapy swag bag with 2013 book, shirt, signed can from a WT artist, and more goodies.

Constance Mauro

Storms Family

Barbara Lovenheim & Family

Sponsored by:

Jean F. Geisel

Sandra & Neil Frankel

Judy & Peter Gohringer

Canandaigua National Bank & Trust