December 1, 2023 - February 10, 2024
Opening Reception: First Friday, December 1, 6-9pm
Days the Artists Spoke: Dec. 9, Jan. 13 & Feb. 9
WELCOME III: Friday. Jan. 26, 6pm
Artwork Pick-up: Feb. 11 - 13, 12-5pm
Closed to the public: Dec. 24, 27 & 31
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.
Welcome III brings together a diverse group of creatives to help build a more supportive and sustainable art community. These events highlight a range of artists from dancers to photographers to musicians, and focus on those who recently moved here or have returned to Rochester.
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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:
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!
9th Floor Artists Collective:
Awarded by the 9th Floor Artists Collective in recognition of a great piece of art that exemplifies the great talent that we have in our creative community.
Bill Havens Award:
Annually awarded to one participating artist. Chosen and given by Anne Havens in memory of her son Bill. $200
Genesee Land Trust Award:
Awarded by Genesee Land Trust to celebrate the inspiration of nature. Selected by Lindsay Recktenwald $200
Puerto Rican Festival Award:
Awarded by the Puerto Rican Festival in recognition of inspirational visual art. Selected by the President of the Festival $200
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.
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:
These annual awards are 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
Visual Studies Workshop Award:
Selected by VSW staff. $200
City Newspaper Critic’s Pick:
Selected by Rochester City Newspaper Arts & Entertainment Editor Rebecca Rafferty. Artwork will be featured in City Newspaper.
Landmark Society Award:
Selected by LMS staff. $200
Selected by Lumiere staff. $200
Main Street Arts Award:
Awarded for exceptional use of materials/medium. $200
Barbara Lovenheim & Family
Jean F. Geisel
Sandra & Neil Frankel
Judy & Peter Gohringer
Canandaigua National Bank & Trust