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Northeast Regional Contemporary Fiber Exhibition

April 1 - May 9, 2011
Patron Preview:
March 31, 6-8 pm
   Members of CoCo (Contemporary Collectors at RoCo)
Opening Reception:
April 1, 6-10pm
Artists' Reception: May 6, 6-10pm

Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) and the Surface Design Association present 28 artworks that expand the definition of fiber art.

The Northeast Regional Juried Contemporary Fiber Exhibition precedes another contemporary fiber offering, Fiberart International, a touring exhibition that will be on view at the Memorial Art Gallery May 1 - July 3, 2011. Jurors for the Northeast Regional Juried Contemporary Fiber Exhibition were Gerald Mead, a Buffalo-based artist, independent curator and writer who was a long-time curator at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center; Mary Giehl, artist and adjunct faculty member in the Syracuse University Fiber & Textile Arts Program; and Rochester Memorial Art Gallery's Marie Via, Curator of Special Exhibitions.

Pictured above, left to right: Jodi Colella, MA, Priscilla Smith, MA, Rebecca Fricke, MA,

Exhibition Features Artworks by:


Marilyn Beal, MA
Jodi Colella, MA
Dana Connell & Elena Shandalov, NY
Linda Rae Coughlin, NJ
Cady Fontana, MA
Rebecca Fricke, MA
Meredith Grimsley, PA
Marilyn Henrion, NY
Tracy Jamar, NY
Pat Klein, PA
Elaine Longtemps, NY
Saberah Malik, RI
Jane Ogren, PA
Carol Ann Rice Rafferty, NY
Michèle Ratté, VT
Adrienne Sloane, MA
Priscilla Smith, MA
Laura Tabakman, PA
Betty Vera, NY
Jeanne Williamson, MA
Vivien Zepf, NY



First Prize:
Jefo # 627 by Jane Ogren



Second Prize:
Saying Prayers for Daddy by Linda Rae Coughlin

Jurors' Choice:
The Weapons of War by Priscilla Smith

Sponsored by:    


Rome Celli
Robert and Jeanne Beck
Xpedex
Surface Design Association



Funded in part by the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester with a Fiber Arts Program grant made in collaboration with the Genesse Valley Quilt Club.

Featuring Music by: Metrognomez

Contemporary Collectors
Exhibitions at RoCo are funded in part by:
The New York State Coucil on the Arts
The Rochester Area Community Foundation
The Gouvernet Arts Fund
The Ames-Amzalak Memorial Trust
The Mary S. Muilligan Charitable Trust
The Foster Charitable Trust
The John & Barbara Lovenheim Charitable Trust