NY: Rochester

WHERE: Memorial Art Gallery.

WHEN: Through September 13, 2015 in the Grand Gallery.

65th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition


BRIEF ABOUT: Rochester’s oldest and longest-running juried exhibition once again showcases works by emerging and

MICHAEL ROOKS (photo by P. Seth Thompson)

MICHAEL ROOKS (photo by P. Seth Thompson)

established artists from a 27-county region. Sixty-eight works by 46 artists, including 24 who are new to the show, were chosen (http://mag.rochester.edu/exhibitions/65th-rochester-finger-lakes-list-of-artists) from a field of 920 entries from 330 artists by Michael Rooks, Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art, who selected seven of the awards adm the eighth, the Alice E. Koret award, was selected by Memorial Art Gallery docents.

     The final award, the Harris Popular Vote Award, will be announced Monday, August 10 , is given in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Manville S. Harris, this $500 award is presented to the artist whose work receives the most votes from visitors during the first two weeks of the exhibition.

     The Juror’s awards went to:


Memorial Art Gallery Award (Award of Excellence) ($1,500): Stephanie McMahon of Alfred Station, Sweet and Sour (oil on canvas).


Gertrude Herdle Moore/Isabel Herdle Award, given by the Gallery Council of the Memorial Art Gallery ($500): Jeff Suszczynski of Rochester, one clear minute #8 (hand-cut collage).


Louis D’Amanda Memorial Award, given by family of Louis D’Amanda in memory of his grandfather ($500): Cary Joseph of Ithaca, Shadow Vase (wood-fired stoneware).


Elmer Louis Award, given in memory of Mr. Louis by his family ($600): Ben Altman of Danby, Auschwitz 11–Birkenau Death Camp, Oświęcim, Poland (archival injet print).


Ronan Christopher Louis Award, given in memory of Ronan Christopher Louis (2010–2013) by his family ($500): Lanna Pejovic of Honeoye Falls, The Listener II (oil on canvas).


Oxford Gallery Award ($500): Christine Sullivan of Elmira, Finger Lakes Geomorphology (oil on linen).


Rochester Contemporary Art Center Award ($500): Alejandro Gutiérrez of Buffalo, The First Kiss (mixed media on cotton T-shirt).


The Docent award went to:


Alice E. Koret/Docent Award, given in memory of Alice E. Koret by Dr. Sidney Koret, friends and family ($1,000): Trish Coonrod of Ithaca, Still Life with Starfruit, Blue Vase, and Teapot (oil on canvas)

MORE DETAILS: http://mag.rochester.edu or call 585.276.8900.

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