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25th Annual Members Exhibition

December 3, 2015 - January 17, 2016

RoCo welcomes all members to celebrate A Quarter Century of Art and Members. Any member may enter one piece maximum 36" x 36" x 36." Artists may join or renew their membership at the time of drop-off.

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.

25th Annual Members Exhibition Awards

Members Choice Award - Robert Marx
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 exhibition. Award: advanced opportunity to show in the LAB Space.

Memorial Art Gallery Award - Tarrant Clements
Selected by MAG Director of Exhibitions Marie Via. Reciprocal level membership to MAG.

Bill Havens Award - Rose Mary Hooper
Annually awarded to one participating artist. Chosen and given by Anne Havens in memory of her son Bill. $100

Record Archive Award - Eponymous Proxy
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 - Douglas Steward
Annual award given to an artwork that simply makes one say “Wow!” Selected by Bleu Cease, Executive Director of RoCo. $100 and Family level membership to RoCo.

Print Club Award - Dennis Revitzky
The Print Club of Rochester has selected one artist whose technical skills expand the traditional definition of printmaking. $100

Edge Award - Kay Dartt
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 - Lee Hoag and Kathleen Farrell
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 - Richard Margolis
This award is given in support of the pursuit of photography, to an artist whose work, in whole or part, uses a photographic process. Chosen by William Edwards, owner of Lumiere Photo. $100 gift certificate.

AXOM Gallery Directors Choice Award - Nicholas Ruth
Awarded for exceptional use of materials/medium. Selected by Robin Muto. $100

George Eastman Museum Award - Greg Jones
Selected by Assistant Curator of Photographs Jamie Allen. Family level membership to George Eastman Museum.

City Newspaper Critic’s Pick - Jenn Libby
Selected by Arts & Entertainmet Staff Writer Rebecca Rafferty. Artwork will be featured in City Newspaper.

Main Street Arts Award - Miles George
Awarded for exceptional use of materials/medium. $100 and a solo show in Main Street Arts Upstairs Gallery.

Constance Mauro

Anne Havens & Stewart D Davis

Sponsored by:

Dr. Eric Dreyfuss & Joan Rosenthal

Gallina Development


Vivian A. Palladoro, EdD

Fulkerson Winery