63rd Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition

63rd Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition

July 24–September 25, 2011 (exhibition opening party July 23) in the Grand Gallery

works from 63rd Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition

Every two years, Rochester’s longest-running juried exhibition showcases work by artists from western and central New York.

This year’s Finger Lakes features 100 works by 49 artists—including 36 who are new to the show. They were chosen from a field of 885 entries by 337 artists by jurors Phil Alexandre of Alexandre Gallery, New York, and John D. Spiak, curator, Arizona State University Art Museum, and director designate, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA.  list of artists

The exhibition is particularly strong in prints, drawings and photographs, but also includes paintings, ceramics, sculptures, mixed media works and video. And it’s nearly triple the size of the 2007 and 2009 shows—a response to visitor requests that Finger Lakes present a broader cross-section of the region.

This year, artists competed for nine cash prizes totaling more than $4,000. These include the $1,000 Memorial Art Gallery Award, selected by the jurors, and the $500 Harris Popular Vote award, which is being voted by visitors during the first two weeks of the show. Jurors’ awards were announced July 23 at the opening party, and the popular vote winner was announced August 8.  list of award winners

This exhibition is underwritten by the Elaine P. and Richard U. Wilson Foundation, with additional support from Jane W. Labrum, the Rubens Family Foundation and ESL Federal Credit Union.

read the press release

preview selected images

Kevin Gillan of WARM 101.3 FM interviews MAG’s Marlene Hamann-Whitmore and Chiyo Ueyama on “Rochester Speaks” about the 63rd Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition.

Opening Party

Saturday, July 23, 8 to 11 pm; $25 (MAG members at Supporter level and above, free)

This preview features music by Krypton 88 and the Howard Potter Vibes Trio, as well as an awards ceremony. Learn more

Finger Lakes Lecture Series

(included in Gallery admission)

These lectures have been generously underwritten by the Marion Lord and John L. Swierkos Education Fund.

What’s Up Lecture

(included in Gallery admission)

Docent-Led Exhibition Tours

(included in Gallery admission)

  • Sunday, July 24, 1, 2 and 3 pm
  • Fridays, September 9, 16 & 23, 2 pm
  • Sundays, September 18 & 25, 1 pm

Top of page (from left): Paul McKinley (Bath), Organic Man. Ink on paper.  Jeff Kell (Rush), Bling. Ceramic.  Christine Sullivan (Elmira), Blue Door. Oil on canvas.  Frank Petronio (Spencerport), Meagan and Prosper, Utica. Photograph.

Cell Phone Tours

Call 585.627.4132 to hear commentary by 41 of the artists. Free, but regular cell phone charges apply. Read the transcript