Oct 112018

RAC Fall Exhibition 2018

Barnes & Noble  Pittsford NY

The schedule:

Pre-registration deadline                  Postmarked by Monday, October 15th

Receiving                                              Saturday, November 3  9:30am-11:00 am

Jurying                                                 Saturday, November 3   11:15am-2:00 pm

Hanging                                                Saturday, November 3   2:30pm-5:00pm

Non-accepted work pick up              Saturday, November 3  2:30pm-4:00pm

Show Runs                                           Sunday, November 4 -Friday, November 30

Reception and Awards                       Wednesday, November 7th  7:00pm-9:00pm

Take Down & Painting P/U             Saturday, December 1,  9:00 am- 10:30am


2018_RAC_Fall_Exhibition Prospectus

Jun 272015

Here are the following RAC members who won awards at the recent Signature Member Exhibition at the Patricia o’Keefe Ross Gallery at St John Fisher College. The show ended June 27th.

Our juror was David E. Francis, PSA-MP.

Best of Show

Tethered         by Renee Simone Lee    Renee Simone-Lee Resized.Tethered29.75 x 19.7 x 300 dpi





Rochester Art Supply Award

Gini     by Julia Maddalina

Juror Awards

Dark Eyes    by Alan Brewen

Snow in April   by Kevin Feary

The Life of the Party   by Kathleen Bolin

Silver Teapot with Pears   by Jeanne Lindsay

Out on a Limb  by Erika Hutch

Interwoven  by Kristina Hutch Matthews

Merit Awards

Figure  by Alice Gold

Justice is…..Stewardship  by Jerry Alonzo

Enchanted Forest #2   by Jack Taft

Vermont Granite   by Gilbert Jordan

I Have My Eye on You   by Suzi Zefting-Kuhn

Roman Henry    by Brian Porter

Congratulations everyone!!



Jun 012014

The RAC Annual meeting will take place Thursday, June 26th beginning at 6:30 pm in the Rochester Art Club studio, #437-439 at the Hungerford. You will be receiving a ballot via snail mail and the revised Constitution via email /snail mail. All Signature members are asked to cast their votes and return the ballots no later than 5 pm on June 24th.

Jan 162014

The Rochester Art Club 2014  Spring Art Exhibition will open to the public on Monday, February 17, 2014  at The Patricia O’Keefe Ross Gallery in the Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center, St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. The exhibition will run until March 31, 2014.

Show Co-chairs:  Cris Metcalf and Diana Loberant-Kaupa

The Schedule

Pre-registration deadline:  Postmarked by  Saturday, February 1, 2014

Receiving:     Thursday, February 13,  from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm.

Judging:        Thursday, February 13,   from  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Hanging:       Friday, February 14,  from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.*

Non-accepted work pick-up:            Friday, February 14, from 9:00 am – 10:30 am*

Reception and Awards: Friday, February 21, from 6-8pm

Critique:   Saturday, March 22, 2014 10am-noon  with Juror Thomas Kegler

Takedown/Painting Pickup:  Monday, March 31, 2014  9:00 am – 10:30 am


Click on the link to see the show prospectus:


Oct 022013

Important Show Dates:

Pre-registration deadline............ Postmarked by Saturday, October 12th
Receiving................................... Sunday, November 3rd 9 - 10:30 am
Judging....................................... Sunday, November 3rd 11 am - 1 pm
Hanging..................................... Sunday, November 3rd 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Non-accepted work pick-up...... Sunday, November 3rd 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Show Runs................................ Sunday, November 3rd - Sunday, December 1st
Reception and Awards.............. Wednesday, November 6th, 7 - 9 pm
Critique..................................... Sunday, December 1st, 1 - 3 pm
Painting Pickup......................... Sunday, December 1st, 3 - 4 pm Right after critique
Chairperson:  Jean Stephens
Pre-registration: Gabriele Lodder
Our Judge will be Brian O'Neill, PSA.

Jun 302013

Looking Forward into 2014

  • Spring Show at St John Fisher will be February 17-March 28, 2014
  • RAC & Arena Group Exhibition at Lumiere in February 2014.
  • Workshops under contract:  April 14,15,16, 2014   Michelle Dunaway  portrait/figure painting

April 17, 18, 19, 2014   Susan Lyon  Figure in Oil

August 18-22    Liz Haywood-Sullivan  Plein Air landscape and Business of Art

  • If our lawyer agrees we will look at a current revision of the Club’s by-laws
  • Working to design documentation that can be handed down to future Board members to insure that we operate properly as a 501 c 3. There has been a distinct lack of training.
  • Pushing the RAC forward into the 21st century utilizing social media and creative ideas
  • Upgrading the lighting and model situation in the RAC studio and finding ways to better accommodate our classes
  • Continue striving to make The Rochester Art Club the ‘go to’ for classes in Rochester
  • Provide interesting, thoughtful programs throughout the year and more regularly.
  • Getting our RAC members out in to the community as jurors, demonstrators via our local art organizations ~ Community Outreach will become a service for local program chairs to utilize when planning their yearly programs for their respective art organizations.
  • Our historical documents and older records have been retrieved from the MAG and our now in our possession here at the Hungerford. Hope to have all documents sorted, filed and those most important preserved in an archival way (online?).

Vote on Board 2013-2014

President         Suzi Zefting-Kuhn

Recording Secretary/Treasurer          Kath Hess

Programs        Jackie Lippa

Exhibitions       Lennie Muscarella

Education        Patricia Tribastone

Membership   Mary Stid

Community Outreach             Kathy Bolin and Ken Dodgson

Publicity          Peggy Martinez  (thank you to Joan Dwyer)

Board at large             Drew Baker, Kevin Feary


Respectfully Submitted by Suzi Zefting-Kuhn


Jun 302013

President’s Review of RAC’s Fiscal Year 2012-2103

  • We hosted two more successful workshops, one in August 2012 on still life with Elizabeth Robbins and another in March of 2013 with Steven Assael. We have gained a positive reputation nationally and for the first time this year I received an inquiry from a national artist asking to come to Rochester to do a workshop! She had been advised by other national artists to talk with me. Now I need to find a time slot for her. It is a very nice predicament to be in for sure! This, along with the New York Figure Study Guild also bringing in nationally acclaimed artists and both organizations collaborating on several of the workshops has served to put Rochester on the map within that realm.
  • We have teamed up with the New York Figure Study Guild as ‘sister’ organizations and will continue to pursue the strengths of this collaboration.
  • After sending out an email survey early last fall and receiving close to 50 responses it was clear that members wished to see more regular if not monthly programs. We have taken some ‘baby steps’ with these to test attendance and so far the ones we have provided have proved to be pretty well attended.
  • The Rochester Art Club website has been kept updated with member news and we recently added paypal buttons to both the workshops page and the members’ area to make payment of workshop installments and dues easier for members.
  • We have increased our number of likes on our facebook page and Peggy Martinez will be working to increase our presence on social media.
  • Our classes have done fairly well this past fiscal year.
  • We organized an exhibition with the RAC and the Arena Group, thinking out of the box a bit, which will involve 15 members from each group creating their interpretations of black and white photos provided by Lumiere. The exhibition will take place in February of 2014.
  • We renewed our membership with the Arts and Cultural Council this past winter and will be utilizing their complimentary legal aid to help us determine if we operate properly as a 501 c 3, and if our by-laws need to be revised etc. Our $200 membership fee is well spent for what could be a costly legal process. We have been paired up with Jon Schumacher who is a retired attorney from Nixon Peabody.
Respectfully submitted by Suzi Zefting-Kuhn