Dec 202019
Liberace workshop 2020

The Rochester Art Club hosts Robert Liberace for another insightful workshop!

Rescheduled to October 25-29, 2021

This workshop is now full! Wait list only. 

Due to Covid there will be no public demo.

Studios 437 and 458 at the Hungerford

Frans Hals was the first portrait painter to merge rigorous naturalism with effortless and economical virtuosity. His sublime approach signaled the beginning of alla prima painting and influenced some of the greatest painters of the nineteenth century such as Zorn, Sorolla, and Sargent. This class will explore the methods and materials of this great Dutch master and apply them in the studio by creating portraits inspired by his impeccable grace and fluidity.

Workshop location:  The Hungerford, 1115 E. Main St. Studio 437 and 458, Rochester NY

Hours:  9am-4pm with an hour lunch



Cost:  Rochester Art Club members $550 ($150 deposit required to hold your spot). Registration open to members now! (the perfect holiday gift)

           Non members   $625  registration opens to you January 15, 2020.

Maximum students will be 18


All balances owed due no later than September 1, 2021. Any questions contact Suzi Zefting-Kuhn at or 585-233-5645.


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Mail this registration form with your $150 deposit (or full payment) to Rochester Art Club, 1115 E. Main St. Box 43, Rochester NY 14609. Checks made payable to the Rochester Art Club. 


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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