(585) 243-6785 info@gvartscouncil.org

Genesee Valley Council on the Arts is here to spread the word about artist opportunities! If you have an event you would like us to promote via social media please email us with the details at pr@gvartscouncil.org and don’t forget to submit to our calendar! 

Opportunities in the GVCA galleries: 

Interested in being a part of our annual members exhibit?
Register below!

Open registration form

GVCA 2019 Members Exhibit Registration Form

Artwork drop off: February 6th - 9th Wed and Fri: 11am-4pm, Thurs 11am-7pm & Sat: 11am-3pm
Show Dates: February 15th-March 16th
Reception: Thursday February 21st, 5-7pm
Exhibit closes: Saturday, March 16th, @ 3:00pm
Artwork pick up: March 19th-23rd (during regular business hours) (If necessary, other drop-off and pick-up times can be arranged with our staff)
  • Street, City, and State required
  • Please describe yourself and/or your work in 1-2 sentences.
  • Title, Medium, Size, Value $ (if for sale, GVCA takes 25%)
  • Title, Medium, Size, Value or NFS (if for sale, GVCA takes 25%)
  • ex. lastname_01.jpg
  • ex. lastname_02.jpg
  • This space should be used for special hanging/display instructions.
  • Your membership must be in good standing to have your work considered for this show.

    Membership Rates:
    -$10-Students/Seniors
    -$20-Individual
    -$30-Family
    -$50-Art Supporter

    ***Membership for businesses are available for $100, $300 or $500***
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  • I understand the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts (hereinafter referred to as GVCA) will take a 25% commission on sales. I understand that my membership must be in good standing to participate in this show. I also understand that I will be required to drop off and pick up my work at designated times. Between the drop off period and pick up period, my work is insured against damage or theft. GVCA will not be responsible for my work beyond the pick-up date. I understand that GVCA will only hold my work for 30 days beyond the pick-up date, after which GVCA may dispose of the work in any way it sees fit.

    Additional questions can be sent to: melissa@gvartscouncil.com
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Thank you for your interest in showing at GVCA in 2019. Deadline has been extended until January 11th. 

Gallery Application and Guidelines

Ongoing opportunities in the Genesee Valley: 

Livonia Public Library

In honor of a longtime board of trustees member we’ve opened “The Karl Hanafin Community Gallery.” Our goal is to display various works by local artist both young and old. We do not charge a fee and artists may not sell their work from the gallery. It is simply a way for local artists to display their work publicly as well as to show the community the great talent we have in our area. Feel free to reach out by email of phone. Frank Sykes 2 Washington Street Livonia NY 14487 Phone: 585-346-3450

Prometheus Farm & Market

Prometheus Farm & Market is opening up their space to area artists to present their work! Please contact Rob Gallagher at rsgallagher61@gmail.com or by phone at 814-574-6644 for more information and check out their Facebook page @PrometheusFarmMarket!

Yard of Ale

A casual dining restaurant in the quaint town of Retsof is looking for local 2D artists to exhibit their work on the walls of the dining room. If you are interested, please contact Liz Simmons at 585.243.3380.

Cricket's Coffee

Cricket’s Coffee at 53 Main Street Geneseo NY 14454 is looking for local artists to grace their cafe walls! Contact Renee if interested, renee@cricketscoffee.com or 585.245.8984.

ArtSEEN, CITY Paper, Rochester

To have your work in our pages, send a color photograph or slide to ArtSEEN, City Newspaper, 250 North Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14607. Black and white work is also encouraged. Please provide your name, address, phone number, exact medium and dimensions of the work, and a self-addressed stamped envelope. Submissions accepted only from artists themselves—not from gallery owners. Contact Chad Oliveiri at (585) 244-3329 ext. 11 or coliveiri@rochester-citynews.com.

Go Art! Galleries

Applications available for artists interested in exhibiting at any of the regional GO ART! Galleries. All ages and media are welcome to apply. Artists need not be residents of Genesee or Orleans Counties. Applications and guidelines available from GO ART! at 343-9313 or 1-800-774-7372 or email info@goart.org.

The Arts Center, Old Forge, NY

Artists interested in a solo exhibition at The Arts Center/Old Forge, NY are welcome to send slides of recent work, a bio, and artist’s statement to the Gallery Committee, Arts Center/Old Forge, PO Box 1144, Old Forge NY 13420. Proposals are reviewed twice annually. For information, call 315.369.6411.

ARTWalk Rochester

Visual artists and musicians sought for various ARTWalk events in Rochester. Download application from website or call 585/234-6670 or email artwalk@rochesterartwalk.org .

Stella Studio, Johnstown, NY

Highly collected artists from all over the US are sought for monthly shows at Stella Studio, 10 North Perry Street, Johnstown NY. Original pieces only. Contact owner Jane Ellen Isabella, 518/848-7488 or stellastudio@nycap.rr.com .

Image City Photo Gallery, Rochester

Located at 722 University Avenue, Rochester. We’re eager to give other photographers an opportunity to exhibit in our Gallery. If you’re interested, please contact Ed Vesneske for a prospectus and application form, at 585-271-2359 or evesneske@yahoo.com.

Bank on Art, Geneva

The Bank on Art program, now administered by Geneva Arts Development allows artists and several local financial institutions to work together to enhance community access to art. If you wish to be part of Bank on Art, submit digital or traditional photographs of your work to Geneva Arts Development for consideration. Dimensions, composition and price of the pieces should be included. If works are selected by an institution for display, it is the artist’s responsibility to transport the works to the facility and work with Geneva Arts Development and the building’s manager to arrange for placement of the art. As part of a rotating exhibit, pieces will remain on display for 30-60 days. Geneva Arts Development reserves the right to collect a commission on pieces sold while in the Bank on Art program. If you are interested in having your works shown as part of Bank on Art, please email m911w@rochester.rr.com. Please include .jpgs of the pieces you would like to submit.

Mount Morris Dam Visitor Center

Visual artists are invited to exhibit at the Mount Morris Dam Visitor Center, off of Route 408 in Mount Morris. Artists may use the Visitor Center’s Mini Gallery to exhibit one piece of artwork or an entire collection. Exhibitors can also arrange to sell their artwork. For more information, please call Senior Park Ranger Teresa Gallagher at 585.658.4790.

Gathering at the Depot

Gatherings At The Depot is a venue for purchasing artisan’s works and artisan coffees and pastries. The goal of proprietors Joni & Vince Santucci is to provide an excellent opportunity for artists to creatively display their works of art for sale. Displayed work will include but not be limited to jewelry, pottery, fabric, photography, paintings, leather, printmaking/graphics, wood and metal pieces, hand blown glass, soaps and sundries and a pantry full of regional culinary treats. Call Joni & Vince Santucci at (585)319-8026 with any questions that you may have.

Livonia Inn

17 Commercial St,  Livonia, NY  http://www.livoniainn.com/ 585.346.3670 Ask for Ralph Parker, he is a devoted art lover who has displays of many of the area artist hanging in his restaurant.

Oak Valley Inn and Suites

We have beautiful high ceilings that display artwork in a professional manner. Our goal is to adorn the entire Inn with Art from Local Artists. We will promote the Gallery on our website and facebook. Artists are encouraged to make up a placard with some information about them / there e-mail, facebook etc.. for visitors who would like more information about there work.4562 Millennium Dr., Geneseo, NY  14454 http://www.oakvalleyinn.com/  585.243.5570 Ask for Jay or Maggie Curci.