Friday, March 6, 2015

Pastel Society starts up 3/14 10 am

The first meeting for The Pastel Society of Western New York (name to be voted on at the meeting or other suggestions welcome) on Saturday, March 14th at 10am in the studio of the Rochester Art Club at the Hungerford Bldg. The address is 1115 E. Main St. Rochester 14609. The studio is on the fourth floor, #437-439 (north end). If you need assistance with the elevator (inside Door #2) call Suzi at 585-233-5645.


Following is our agenda:

We could encourage anyone who can't come to email their thoughts on the topics.  Some of the topics are mentioned here only to indicate where we are headed and will not have time spent on them Saturday in discussion so that we may keep the meeting to a reasonable length. 

- Reasons/benefits of a pastel society (briefly present)
- choice official name
-location of meetings (?Hungerford unless a different location better suits the orientation of a  specific meeting?)
-frequency of society meetings (officers and committee chairs may need to meet more  frequently particularly in these early stages)
-when to meet (Saturdays, evenings or alternating Saturdays and evenings)
-the four officers, we have two potential officers (Robin and Suzi)
    President-overseeing and facilitates the Society 
    Vice President- assists President, oversees meeting if to President is absent, oversees Exhibition committee
    Treasurer- sets up bank account, processes incoming and outgoing monies, manages membership committee
    Secretary- emails all notifications, updates call to artists opportunities, a focus of the communications
-Membership- dates of membership year (March 1-February 29), urge volunteering, in the future add signature status
-IAPS membership-benefits and fees, Robin and Suzi will process this membership
-Exhibition-annual juried exhibition 
-Facebook- Suzi
-Website- any one experienced with setting up a website?
-Logo- interest in designing one? Process to decide on an image?
-Not-for-Profit status (future requirement)

We will have membership forms available at the meeting and once the group name has been agreed upon we will get the form published via email, Facebook etc. Please plan to sign up at the meeting (if you like what you hear) ~ $35/yr. 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Cynthia Iannaccone at Creative Wellness Coalition

Strength, Courage, Beauty, Spirit, Freedom

Opening reception:
Friday, October 3rd, 2014
5:30 pm - 8pm at

The Creative Wellness Coalition
320 N Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14607

585-325-3145 x 144

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Save the date: 11th Annual CHILI COOKOFF

 Saturday, November 15
4:30 - 7:30 pm

Genesee Center for the Arts & Education
713 Monroe Ave. Rochester, NY 14607

More info and tickets HERE.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

At Spectrum Gallery

This Thursday, 6-8 p.m.
Closing reception of “Made in New York” exhibition (Carl Chiarenza, Nathan Lyons, William Edwards, Pat Cain, and Bruno Chalifour)
and book-signing (Nathan Lyons’s latest book “Put Your Mind in Its Upright Position”).

Sunday, May 4, 2014

David FitzSimmons Workshop

Learn how to produce extraordinary close-up images of animal subjects with award-winning photographer and author David FitzSimmons

Exhibit of Photographs at Image City Photography Gallery
June 17 - July 13, 2014

Image City Photography Gallery announces Sigma Pro Photographer David FitzSimmons will hold a workshop covering the novel techniques he uses to produce the photographs from his Curious Critters portfolio. He will also review some new directions of his talented creations.

Curious Critter How To: Producing Your Own Animal Portraits    

Instructor: David FitzSimmons, Sigma Pro Photographer

Learn how to produce extraordinary close-up images of animal subjects with award-winning photographer and author David FitzSimmons.

Date: June 21, 2014

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (No lunch will be provided - plan to bring a "brown bag" lunch)

Location: 1600 East Avenue Apartments (conference room on lower level)

Fee: $125 Register by May 31st and save $10 off the fee. Sorry, no online signup is available. Make reservations and remit your payment at Image City.

Description: Learn the secrets of producing high key animal portraits just like the award-winning Curious Critters photo series. Understand the techniques, challenges, and purposes for photographing creatures against white backgrounds, and participate in a Curious Critters animal photo session with LIVE animals. Everyone will get a chance to photograph critters such as turtles, frogs, salamanders, birds, or other Curious Critters, learning lighting, posing, and post-processing. Sigma will provide loaner lenses in popular mounts.

For more info or questions contact the workshop coordinator,

Space is limited  
Sign up now and reserve your space!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Arts & Cultural Council Re-locates

The Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester and Rochester Association of Performing Arts (RAPA) are delighted to announce that the Arts & Cultural Council will be moving this spring into its new home at the Kodak Center for Performing Arts at Eastman Business Park on West Ridge Road, Rochester NY. The council’s new headquarters will include a gallery as well as offices and meeting space. The move is expected to be completed this April.

“We are very excited to welcome the Arts & Cultural Council,” said Jim Vollertsen, RAPA CEO and President. “We are looking forward to the executive committees of both our organizations working together on partnership opportunities.”

Arts & Cultural Council Board Chair Grace Tillinghast added, “The Arts & Cultural Council is thrilled with this opportunity, not only for the council’s new home, but also to be part of what promises to be the premier performing arts facility in Western New York.”

Friday, March 14, 2014

NYFSG Featured Artist Program

Special Presentation
March 18, 2014 at 6pm

"The War Inside My Head - A Self-Portrait"
Suzi Zefting-Kuhn
                                                                                                                              Suzi Zefting-Kuhn  
 Member of New York Figure Study Guild
President, Rochester Art Club
Main Street Artists

Steve Carpenter Gallery & Art Center
176 Anderson Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

NYFSG Members: Free

Non-members: $5 Free-will donation

- Light refreshments will be served -