The “Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition” at the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester will be cancelled for 2017 to accommodate the Grand Gallery’s expansion and renovation.
The exhibit is a well-regarded and highly anticipated regional juried showcase. MAG has hosted 65 exhibitions since opening in 1913, which features the work of artists from western and central New York. The exhibit will return to MAG as scheduled in the summer of 2019.
“While we are loathe to postpone the next in the series of Rochester’s longest-running juried exhibition, the opportunity to expand and enhance the Grand Gallery, our most important special exhibition space, is one we could not delay,” said Jonathan Binstock, MAG’s Mary W. and Donald R. Clark director. “An improved Grand Gallery means the next ‘Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition,’ the 66th, will be the best showcase yet for our region’s artists.”
The exhibit became a biennial event in 1997. Participants were eligible for nine cash awards in 2015, including the $1,500 MAG Award, the Alice Koret Award and the Harris Popular Vote Award.