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. 


Name _________________________________________________________


Address ________________________________________________________


Email and phone _________________________________________________


Amount Enclosed ___________________



Oct 212019

 2019 RAC Members Fall Art Exhibition

Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Community Center, Second Floor

Pittsford Plaza, 3349 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618

Saturday, November 2 thru November 30, 2019


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Where and When:

The Rochester Art Club 2019 Fall Art Exhibition’s date for receiving/judging/hanging is SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd beginning 9:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618.   The show will continue through Friday, November 30, 2019 with take down on Saturday, November 30th.  Gallery hours are the store hours.


Show Reception:  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH   6:00 – 8:00 PM


The Judge:     Sean M. Witucki


The Best of Show award – $100, Jo Ell Mileo Cunningham Creativity Award – $50, Rochester Art Supply award – $50 gift card, six Juror awards – $50 each, and six Merit awards – ribbon.



  • Entrant must be a member in good standing of the RAC as of September 30, 2019.
  • Associate Affiliates are eligible to enter this exhibit and must be a member in good standing of the RAC as of September 30, 2019. If you are juried into this show, Associate Members will earn one point towards Signature status (three points are required).



  • Pre-registration ONLY, forms must be postmarked by Wednesday, October 16th, 2019. Forms and fees should be sent to Gabriele Lodder, 977 Pathway La, Webster, NY, 14580.
  • Up to three entries are allowed. A non-refundable entry fee of $8.00 per entry is required.
  • Due to the limited hanging space at Barnes & Noble, please submit no more than 3 pieces.


Painting Size and Hanging Specification:  

  • The TOTAL WIDTH of all 3 pieces, INCLUDING framing and matting must be no more than 54 inches wide. (Examples: three 18” wide; one 24” wide plus one 30” wide; or one 54” wide, INCLUDING matting and frame.)  
  • The TOTAL HEIGTH of all 3 pieces, INCLUDING framing and matting must be no more than 54 inches high. (Examples:  three 18” high; on 24” high plus one 30” high; or one 54” high INCLUDING matting and frame.)
  • Entries must be created within the last two years without tutelage and not have been shown at any previous RAC or other juried art show within Monroe County.
  • All aspects of entry must be the artist’s original work including subject, photography, composition, drawing and painting.
  • Entries may not be produced in any instructional class or workshop. Two-dimensional works only will be accepted into this exhibition. No diptych or triptych paintings, mechanical reproductions, photography, crafts, or computer-generated art. No nudes due to the family-oriented nature of Barnes & Noble.
  • Saw-tooth hangers ARE NOT allowed. All paintings must be well framed, dry, and supported by picture wire only. Please make sure that your wire ends are covered with tape to prevent unforeseen injuries to the hanging committee.
  • RAC does not anticipate damage or theft; however, neither Barnes & Noble nor RAC is responsible for damage to, or loss of art works submitted for this exhibit.
  • The show ends on Friday, November 30, 2019. Paintings should not be picked up earlier than 9:30 am.


Please Note:

No one except the Show Chairpersons, Club President, Art Shows VP and Judge shall be present during the judging.


Regarding Pickup of De-selected Paintings:

Following the judging, phone calls will be made to those entrants for whom all of their entries were accepted. Therefore, “called entrants” do not have to come into B&N. The calls will be made between 2:15 and 2:45pm. Remember, if you do not get a call, you must come to pick up your work. Pick up for work not accepted into the show will be on Saturday, November 2 from 3:00-4:30 pm.



All sales of paintings are to be handled by the artist. An 8% sales tax is to be collected and handled by the artist outside the premises of Barnes & Noble. You may not conduct business within the store per management. We not able to leave a price list at the customer service desk nor publish painting prices in the program. (We will produce a price list for the reception only.)  Interested buyers will call the artist directly for price information. Telephone numbers are published in the program.  No commission to RAC is to be paid.


The Committee:

RAC Art Shows VP:  Nancy Lane

Co-Chairs: Barbara Jablonski and Loree Harpole

Pre-registration: Gabriele Lodder 

Publicity:  Steve BonDurant

Hanging: Please contact Barbara or Loree if you are able to lead existing volunteers in hanging!

Reception: We also need someone to oversee the food & drink provided by Barnes & Noble!

The Schedule:

®  Pre-registration deadline………..Postmarked by Wednesday, October 16th

®  Receiving…………………………….. Saturday, November 2nd   9:30 am – 11:00 am

®  Jurying………………………………… Saturday, November 2nd   11:15 am – 2:00 pm

®  Hanging………………………………. Saturday, November 2nd   2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

®  Reception and Awards………….. Wednesday, November 6th    6:00 – 8:00 pm

®  Take down & Painting Pickup… Saturday, November 30th   9:30 am – 11:00 am



 Questions?     Call Co-chairs Barbara Jablonski 585-381-3980 or Loree Harpole 585-415-6088


Entry Fee and Pre-Registration Procedure:

  • A non-refundable entry fee of $8.00 per entry is required. Make checks payable to the Rochester Art Club.
  • Up to three (3) entries are allowed (see size guidelines above). Sorry, no late registrations will be accepted.
  • Pre-registration forms and Entry Tags must be typed or printed legibly.
  • Send the pre-registration form below with your entry fee to: Gabriele Lodder, 977 Pathway Ln, Webster, NY, 14580. Envelopes must be postmarked on or before Wednesday, October 16th. (If you have won a free entry via the Popular Vote in the RAC studios on First Fridays, you may redeem it here–please include the certificate with your registration form and payment).

Remember:  The TOTAL WIDTH of all 3 pieces, INCLUDING framing and matting must be no more than 54 inches wide.  The TOTAL HEIGHT of all 3 pieces, INCLUDING framing and matting must be no more than 54 inches high. 


Pre-registration Form:

Complete and send to Gabriele Lodder, 977 Pathway Ln, Webster, NY, 14580, with your $8/per painting entry fee made payable to Rochester Art Club. Note that there is a space for you to sign this agreement to have your work photographed for a DVD and possibly put on the RAC Website, should it be accepted into the show.  Also, please photograph your paintings before you mat and/or frame them.

Artist Name___________________________________________________

Phone number to be printed in the program_____________________

Phone number to be used to contact you on Saturday November 2nd____________________

Entry A


Medium______________________________________________Price________________ amount or NFS

Width Dimension: __________________ Height Dimension: _____________________


Entry B


Medium______________________________________________Price________________ amount or NFS

Width Dimension: __________________ Height Dimension: _____________________


Entry C


Medium______________________________________________Price________________ amount or NFS

Width Dimension: __________________ Height Dimension: _____________________

I will allow my works, if accepted in the show, to be photographed for a DVD and for possible entry on the RAC website. ____ yes ____ no.   Submission of artwork and your signature indicates that you agree to the terms of this prospectus.



Entry Tags:

  • Cut out each entry tag. Attach to back of painting in upper left corner.
  • Do not send these tags in with your pre-registration.
  • Please keep a record of what you have submitted to the exhibit.


Entry A

Artist Name ______________________________________________________________

Painting Title _____________________________________________________________

Phone ___________________________________________________________________

Width Dimension: __________________ Height Dimension: _____________________

Medium _______________________________________________ Price _____________


Entry B

Artist Name ______________________________________________________________

Painting Title _____________________________________________________________

Phone ___________________________________________________________________

Width Dimension: __________________ Height Dimension: _____________________

Medium _______________________________________________ Price _____________


Entry C

Artist Name ______________________________________________________________

Painting Title _____________________________________________________________

Phone ___________________________________________________________________

Width Dimension: __________________ Height Dimension: _____________________

Medium _______________________________________________ Price _____________


May 102019

Thursday June 6th  beginning at 6:30pm

Free and Open to the Public

Bevier Gallery, RIT Campus 

During Mary Whyte’s presentation she made her first public announcement about her latest project!  You can find all the information at  

Bevier Gallery is located in the James E. Booth Building on RIT’s Henrietta Campus, 73 Lomb Memorial Drive.  Parking lots E & F have visitor parking spots but stop at the Information Gate first to get a parking pass. The Booth Building is located to the right of the orange brick building called ‘Magic Spell Studios’, walk through the tunnel and entrance to the gallery is on your right just past the tunnel in Building 7A. 

Mary Whyte is a world renowned watercolor artist and we are thrilled to have her back in Rochester for a second workshop.

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All are welcome! Tell your art friends!

May 102019

Our Award Winners! 

RAC Signature Member Show Awards 2019


Merit Awards


Diane Bellenger                      Spring Thaw

Deborah Bilinski                      Inn at Taughannock

Carolyn Eastman                     My Friend Flicker

Kathleen Hanney                    Beach Day

Gilbert Jordan                         Above Wyoming Valley

Christine Norris                       Porta Di Venezia


Juror Awards


Brenda Cretney                       Logging

Alice Gold                                Conflagration and Calm

Dick Kane                                Place to Reflect

Christine Norris                       Flower Child

Matthew Sinacola                   Morning Transport

Richard Thomas                      Metamorphosis


The JoEll Mileo Cunningham Creativity Award


Drew Baker                 Crown Graphic



Rochester Art Supply Award


Don Grieger                Woodside Patterns



Best in Show


Nancy Lane                 Wild Solitude


Congratulations to everyone! Thank you Nancy Lane (V. President and Exhibtion Chair), Brenda Cretney and Becky Maynard for all of your hard work to make this exhibition a success!



Our annual RAC Signature member exhibition will be held at the Bevier Gallery at RIT. When submitting your information for registration please note that things are different this time. There is no longer a registration form but instead a separate file for the RIT staff. This form must accompany your check payable to the Rochester Art Club (also note slight increase in the fee per entry). We need one form per painting/sculpture entered. Be sure to save your painting/sculpture ID tags for receiving. All pieces must be labeled. 



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

Oct 102018

Do you need inspiration to keep sketching to improve your drawing skills, document your travels, or work out painting ideas?  This may be the program for you!  Buffalo based artist Carol Case Siracuse has a prolific history of sketch booking. This program is free and open to the public hosted by the Rochester Art Club.

Please click on the link below to see all the information.  We look forward to seeing you on the 27th!

Artist Carol Case Siracuse
Copyright 2018


RAC Siracuse 102718

Aug 262018

Studio 437 and 458
The Hungerford
1115 E. Main St. Rochester NY 14609

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For students of all levels join Mary Whyte for a comprehensive three-day workshop as we paint the clothed model from life. Mary will begin each day with a painting demonstration, and then work one on one with each student. Let Mary help you become the best artist you can be through her discussions about composition, color mixing, achieving accurate values, getting a likeness, correcting mistakes, and creating dynamic concepts. You won’t want to miss Mary’s insights on originality as well as her tips for promoting, framing and pricing your works.

Class time is 9am to 4pm with a one-hour break for lunch. Limited to 18 students of all levels. RAC/NYFSG members $550(registration open til 9/15)
Non Members $600 (registration open 9/16)

As of 9/16/18 this workshop is FULL!  Wait list only. 

Registration Open Now to RAC/NYFSG members only until September 15th. Workshop opens to the public beginning September 16th.

(Above work copyrighted @Mary Whyte and may not be reproduced) Any questions please email Suzi at

Contact Suzi for to inquire about space, and to obtain the registration form.