click on the link above to access the Signature Member Exhibition information!
click on the link above to access the Signature Member Exhibition information!
Click the link above to access the current Rochester Art Club Fall Prospectus. Please note the new size restriction (the allowed size includes the painting AND matting, if any) only. Not the frame!
We are hoping to have the show prospectus ready and out by September 15th.
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
Rochester Art Supply Award
Gini by Julia Maddalina
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
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
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.
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
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:
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.
Looking Forward into 2014
April 17, 18, 19, 2014 Susan Lyon Figure in Oil
August 18-22 Liz Haywood-Sullivan Plein Air landscape and Business of Art
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
President’s Review of RAC’s Fiscal Year 2012-2103
RAC Final Reports May, 2013
RAC Education yearly report
The Rochester Art Club had its best year yet with the Studio Classes. We had a full roster of classes for each of the Fall, Winter and Spring classes. We have added several successful teachers to our faculty including Nancy Lane, Olivia Kim and Christine Waara. During the Fall and Winter sessions, roughly 50% of the classes ran, with the Spring session running far fewer of the classes.
The class brochure has been the only expense in the education program. The cost of the brochures has so far exceeded what we could bring in with rental fees for the instructors. For example, the Winter brochure expense was over $635, while the receivables were only $150. We printed fewer brochures for the Spring session, but fewer classes were run, resulting again in a net loss. To correct this, we will use another less expensive way of printing out the brochures, and revisit the rental fees. The financial goal is to break even at this point.
During the April First Friday the faculty had a show of their work, along with promotion of the classes. This was in an effort to stimulate awareness of the program and encourage participation.
The goal of the Education Program is to bring quality programs to the public. The program began in 2011 offering only 2 classes, and during our busiest session (Winter) this year we offered 11 classes with 9 instructors. Over time, the RAC studio classes will become more widely known and recognized as one of the major sources for art instruction in our area.
Respectfully submitted by Pat Tribastone, Education Coordinator
Rochester Art Club Publicity Report
July 2012- June 2013
Submitted by Joan Dwyer
The contact list was updated once again. Suzi Zefting Kuhn has continued to submit information for the First Fridays. Information was submitted for the Fall (2012) and Spring (2013) shows, for the Fall RAC Retrospective Show and for the Steven Assael workshop presentation held at the Memorial Art Gallery and open to the public. Submissions were sent to all local publications and also to the local art clubs. JPGs of past first prize winning art works were sent with each press release to increase the impact of the press release. Results were disappointing and a more personal approach is recommended. I made a number of attempts to work with City to write an article about one of our members, with no success. However, they may be more receptive at another time, so I suggest trying again next year.
Programs Final Report July 2012-June 2013
The Total cost of Programs was $300.
We had a Panel Discussion on Thurs. Nov. 15,2012….our presenters split $100 four ways…(Dick Kane, Jeanne Lindsay, Pat Tribastone, g.a. Sheller)…We had a great turnout and positive feedback.
Our December program was our annual Holiday Party…Dec. 6…Suzi graciously offered her space…We all felt it accommodated our needs (traffic flow, buffet table , Dining tables) much better. The RAC exhibition space was used for appetizers and mingling to live music beforehand.
We did not have a Jan./Feb. Program.
We had a presentation by Steve Assael on March 21.(Interpreting Color in the Portrait)….this was scheduled during the time frame that Steven was here for a workshop. Those who took it feel very fortunate to have seen this genius at work.
On April 18, 2013 we had a Program/Presentation on Encaustics by Kathryn Bevier…informative, interesting…enjoyable.
Our May Program was a Portrait Sculpture Presentation/Demo by RAC Signature Artist Olivia Kim. It was truly inspirational. Thank you Olivia.
Respectfully submitted by Jackie Lippa, Program Chair
RAC Community Outreach Program Report for Fiscal Year 2012-2013
This past year, I put together a simple, easy to read form to distribute to outlying art groups. The purpose of this was to promote Rochester Art Group members who teach and demonstrate. It is being targeted to the program chairs of the different art groups to use primarily to facilitate filling their program needs for the upcoming year. It can also be used to identify, for members of the other art groups, those artists who teach classes and workshops.
The list should be updated annually, with an opportunity to present newer examples of art work and any changes in data (e-mail contacts, websites, additions or subtractions to the list, etc), and then redistributed to the existing or new program chairs as changes occur in the outlying art groups. The prime time to do this would be in late May to mid-June, when the incoming program chairs for the different art groups are voted on, and before their programs for the upcoming year are in place.
To put the list together, I first came up with a format that was brief and to the point, easy to read and included topics that the artist would demonstrate/ discuss at a monthly club meeting. After identifying pertinent information to include, I made up a excel sheet with columns that included the following:
Name of artist, phone number, e-mail and website, medium(s) the artist uses, demonstration topics for programs, availability to serve as judges and an example of their work.
This year, I sent the information to the following art groups and contacts within those groups:
Suburban Art Group Chris O’Handley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Batavia Society of Artists email@example.com
Irondequoit Art Club Jim Dawson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Webster Art Club Peggy Martinez, email@example.com
Penfield Art Association Corky Geck, 35 Parkerwood Lane, Penfield, NY 14526
Pittsford Art Group Kathy Bolin, firstname.lastname@example.org
New York Figure Study Guild Susan Schiffhauer, email@example.com
Respectfully submitted by Kathy Bolin, Community Outreach