67th Rochester-Finger Lakes

August 15–October 17, 2021

Every two years, Rochester’s oldest and longest-running juried exhibition showcases new work in all media by emerging and established artists from a 27-county region of western and central New York State. Since only a small percentage of works submitted are chosen, Finger Lakes remains a prestigious showcase for regional artists. Past award winners, many of whom have gone on to establish national reputations, have included Kathy Armstrong, Kathy Calderwood, Wendell Castle, Hans Christensen, Ani Hoover, Nancy Jurs, Albert Paley, Honoré Sharrer, and Bill Stewart.

Amanda Chestnut

MAG is pleased to announce that this year’s entries will be selected by Amanda Chestnut, a curator, artist, educator, and arts advocate living in Rochester. An image-based artist known for her photography, Chestnut has exhibited her work throughout New York State. She holds an MFA in Visual Studies from Visual Studies Workshop through The College at Brockport, SUNY.

read the press release | Application | View the 66th RFLX award winners

Sponsored by the Rubens Family Foundation, with additional support from the Gouvernet Arts Fund at the Rochester Area Community Foundation, Chris and Mike Haefner, Dr. Karal Ann Marling, Pamela Miller Ness and Paul Marc Ness, and James & Marguerite Quinn.

Funding is also provided by the John D. Greene Endowment for Contemporary Exhibitions, the Thomas and Marion Hawks Memorial Fund, the Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Fund, and the Nancy R. Turner Fund for Special Exhibitions.