Rochester Contemporary Art Center

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137 East Avenue, Rochester NY 14604 [Directions]
Hours (as of October 2011)
Wednesday - Sunday: 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Friday: 1:00PM to 9:00PM
Saturday - Sunday: 1:00PM to 5:00PM
585 461 2222
Wheelchair Accessible
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Rochester Contemporary Art Center is a non-profit art gallery in the East End. It is also a venue for the exchange of ideas.

First Friday, a collaboration between non-profit, university, and commercial art venues, was initiated by Rochester Contemporary Art Center.

Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

The following information was provided by the organization.

Exhibit Your Work in the International Phenomenon 6x6x2017
6x6x2017: June 3 - July 16, 2017
Entries Due by: April 16 (don't wait, send yours early!) Postmarked by April 15

Looking for an opportunity to participate in a unique exhibition in 2017? 6x6x2017 is a great opportunity for artists and art lovers alike! Our global exhibition in Rochester, NY is coming up in June, and we would love to have participation from artists of all ages and skill levels. There are no entry fees, no rejections, and no excuses! Entries are due April 16 and details are on our website You can also visit us at visit us on Facebook at and get social using #RoCo6x6!

Makers and Mentors
February 5 - March 13, 2016

Opening Reception: February 5, 6-9pm

Artists’ Talk: Saturday, February 6 at 1pm

First Friday: March 4, 6-9pm

Featuring new and recent artworks by:

Sheldon Berlyn (Penn Yan, NY)

Russell Floersch (New York, NY)
Juan Perdiguero (Oswego, NY/Madrid, SP)

Kathleen Sherin (Buffalo, NY)

Gerardo Tan (Manila, PH)

Makers & Mentors highlights the importance of art education in the Western/Central New York Region and celebrates the artwork and influence of the region’s accomplished artists. The exhibition series includes Mid/Late career artists exhibiting alongside their former students, many of which have gone on to become educators themselves. This year, Makers & Mentors will include celebrated abstract painter, Sheldon Berlyn and four former students. All studied with Berlyn during his tenure as professor at SUNY at Buffalo from 1962-1999.


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Wed-Sun 1-5pm and Fri 1-9pm
Non-Member $2 / Members Free

The Ordinary and the Divine

April 1 - May 13, 2016
Opening Reception: April 1, 6-9pm
Artist’s Talk: Sat. April 2 at 1pm
First Friday: May 6, 6-9pm

The Ordinary and the Divine is a special exhibition of over 40 new paintings by Kathy Calderwood. This show is Calderwood’s largest solo exhibition in over 20 years and will include the latest paintings from her ongoing projects The Hall of Suitors and Paramours and The Sacramental Objects.



Visit the International Small Art Phenomenon 6x6x2016!

6x6 is an international phenomenon of thousands of artworks, made by artists from all around the world. They are donated to us by famous artists, hobbyists, celebrities, children, etc. Each work is sold for $20 each to benefit the Rochester Contemporary Art Center and artists' names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase. All works remain on display through July 17, 2016.

June 6 - July 12, 2015
Artwork Entries Due: April 17 (Postmarked April 16)
Global Online Preview Begins: May 20 at 10am
In Gallery Preview (no purchasing): May 30 - June 3, 1-9pm
Opening Party & Artwork Sale: June 4, 4-10pm (admission: $10)
    7:30pm raffle for buyer position 1-20
    8:00pm purchasing open for all other buyers
Global Online Purchasing Begins: June 7 at 10am
Artwork Purchase Price: $20 each
Sold Out Artists’ Names Revealed Online: July 1
Purchased Artwork Pick-Up: July 17-20, 12-8pm

Support Contemporary Art
Rochester Contemporary Art Center's (RoCo), international small art phenomenon returns for the 8th year!

6x6 Returns for the 9th Year
Last years exhibition included over 6,700 artworks from 65 different countries and every US State! Past international artists contributors include Philip Glass, Jerry Uelsmann, Carl Chiarenza, Nathan Lyons, Joan Lyons, John Pfahl, Bill Viola, Dexter Dalwood, Wendell Castle, and many more. Past celebrity artists include Thich Nhat Hahn, Louise Slaughter, and Andrea Barrett among others.

Questions: For more information and an informative list of FAQ’s visit our website:

Rochester Contemporary Art Center
137 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604 USA


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