28th Annual Members Exhibition
This exciting exibition features works by RoCo members. The following artists have received awards as part of this exhibition.
Members Choice Award - Voting continues throughout the exhibition
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. Family level membership to George Eastman Museum.
City Newspaper Critic’s Pick - Aydin Ture
Selected by Rochester City Newspaper Arts & Entertainment Editor Rebecca Rafferty. Artwork will be featured in City Newspaper.
Makers Gallery & Studio Award - Bill Klingensmith
Awarded to an artist who's work is particularly thought provoking. $100
Mayor’s Choice Award - Frank Argento
Selected by Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren.
Main Street Arts Award - Robin Whiteman
Awarded for exceptional use of materials/medium. $100
Memorial Art Gallery Award - John Kastner
Selected by Memorial Art Gallery Director Jonathan Binstock. Reciprocal level membership to MAG.
Student Choice Award - Voting continues throughout the exhibition
Selected by college students from across the region. Students vote throughout the exhibition and the winner will be announced on the last day of the exhibition. Along with the fame, the winner will receive a RoCo Thredz shirt and token for the Art-o-Mat! *Students! In order to participate, visit us during the members exhibition!
Visual Studies Workshop Award - Gwendolyn Anne Davies
Selected by VSW Director Tate Shaw. VSW Press Visual Book Club subscription.
Wall Therapy Award - Amy Dunn
Selected by Ian Wilson and Erich Lehman. Wall Therapy swag bag with 2013 book, shirt, signed can from a WT artist, and more goodies.