Arts & Culture

Call to Artists for the 66th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition at MAG

The Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition (RFLX), a long-running showcase for artists from
western and central New York, returns to the Memorial Art Gallery for its 66th installment during the summer of
2019. The eagerly anticipated biannual juried exhibition was skipped the summer of 2017 to accommodate the
expansion and renovation of MAG’s largest special exhibition space, the newly named Docent Gallery. The next
installment of the exhibition, on view from June 9 through September 15, 2019, is being juried by Marilyn Zapf, the
Assistant Director and Curator at the Center for Craft, a national arts nonprofit headquartered in Asheville, North

Every two years, Rochester’s oldest and longest-running juried exhibition showcases the talents of emerging and
established artists from a 27-county region. These artists are eligible for cash awards, among them the $1,500
Memorial Art Gallery Award, selected by the juror; the Alice Koret Award, presented by museum docents; and
the Harris Popular Vote Award, selected by visitors during the first two weeks of the exhibition. In 2019, artists
are eligible for nine cash prizes totaling more than $6,000. The first eight will be announced June 8 at the
members’ opening party; the popular vote award will be announced June 25, 2019.

Invitation to artists
Artists are invited to submit works of art for consideration by the juror, Marilyn Zapf, for inclusion in the
exhibition. To be considered, artists must be 18 or older and reside in one of these 27 counties: Allegany, Broome,
Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Genesee, Erie, Livingston, Madison Monroe,
Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Oswego, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne,
Wyoming or Yates. Submissions will be accepted from January 18, 2019 – Friday, March 1, 2019 at 12 am.


• Memorial Art Gallery Award (Award of Excellence); selected by the juror ($1,500)
• Alice E. Koret/Docent Award, given in memory of Alice E. Koret by Dr. Sidney Koret, friends and family;
selected by a MAG docent ($1,000)
• Gertrude Herdle Moore/Isabel Herdle Award, given by the Gallery Council of the MAG; selected by the
juror ($500)
• Louis D’Amanda Memorial Award, given by family of Louis D’Amanda in memory of his grandfather;
selected by the juror ($500)
• Elmer Louis Award, given in memory of Mr. Louis by his family; selected by the juror ($600)
• Ronan Christopher Louis Award, given in memory of Ronan Christopher Louis (2010–2013) by his family;
selected by the juror ($500)
• Oxford Gallery Award; selected by the juror ($500)
• Rochester Contemporary Art Center Award; selected by the juror ($500)
• Harris Popular Vote Award, given in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Manville S. Harris to the artist whose work
receives the most votes from visitors during the first two weeks of the exhibition ($500)


This exhibition is sponsored by…Sponsored by M&T Bank, with additional support provided by the Elaine P. and
Richard U. Wilson Foundation, the Rubens Family Foundation, and the Margaret Davis Friedlich and Alan and
Sylvia Davis Memorial Fund.

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