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The Regional Gallery Director's Forum

Mission Statement and Goals
Founded in 2007, by Kathrine Page, Director Davison Gallery, The Regional Gallery Director's Forum exists to promote the ideals and business skills of upstate New York regional gallery, museum, or cultural center directors, and ultimately to generate greater public appreciation for and participation in the arts and artists in the region.

As venues for cultural enrichment of artistic practice, the RGDF exists so that collectively gallery spaces can make a difference in the lives of artists that come through our doors in the following ways:

  • To build on conversations resulting from networking events of willing participants such as curatorial roundtables, symposiums, and conferences with participants/members on technical advice and solutions to specific issues
  • To increase knowledge by the free dissemination of information and presenting symposiums on innovative exhibitions and practice
  • To encourage exhibitions of high artistic merit
  • To encourage best practice in exhibition development by adhering to professional standards set by the American Association of Museums Guide to Exhibiting Borrowed Objects.
  • To collaborate on exhibitions

Meetings on the third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m., except on holidays and summer months of July and August. Free Membership

Participating Galleries

1 *A DIFFERENT PATH GALLERY, 27 Market St., Brockport, NY  14420, Katherine Weston, director,<>;

2 *ANDERSON ALLEY ARTS 250 N. Goodman St.
Sharon Jeter; Valerie Larsen,; or Kathleen Hanney,

3 *ART CENTER GALLERY AT NAZARETH College, 4245 East Ave. 389.2491; Cathy Sweet, Ed.D.;; Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 1:00 — 4:00 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday 4:00 — 8:00 p.m.; Closed on Sunday and Monday.

4 *ARTISAN WORKS, 565 Blossom Rd. Suite L. Rochester Ny,14610, Victoria Benz, Director(work #) 585-288-7170, (fax #) 585-288-7186,

5 *B.T. ROBERTS MEMORIAL HALL ART GALLERY Northeastern Seminary at Roberts-Wesleyan College. Hours: Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Kathrine Page, curator, 2265 Westside Drive Rochester, NY 14624; 585.594.6442.;

6 *BAOBAB CULTURAL CENTER 728 University Ave. Hours: Wed-Sat 6-9 p.m. 563-2145,;  Moka Lantum, director.

7 *BERTHA V.B. LEDERER GALLERY, 1 College Circle, Brodie Fine Arts Hall 232, SUNY Geneseo, 14454. Hours: Sun-Wed noon-4 p.m., Thu-Sat 5-8 p.m. 245-5813. Cynthia Hawkins, Director of Galleries, email:;

8 *BEVIER GALLERY James E. Booth Building, RIT campus. Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mon-Thu 7-9 p.m., Sat 1-4:30 p.m., Sun 2-4:30 p.m. 475-2646; 475-5719. Robert Baker,

9 *CENTER AT HIGH FALLS 60 Browns Race. Hours:  Wed-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat non-6 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. 325-2030. Sally Wood Winslow, director,;

10 *COLACINO GALLERY Nazareth College, 4245 East Ave. 389.2536. Hours: Wednesday through Saturday — Noon to 5:00pm; Closed Monday, Tuesday, Sunday and school holidays. Lynn Duggan, Director. ;

11 *CROCUS CLAY WORKS GALLERY 1115 E. Main St., Door 2-Suite 225, Rochester, 14609 Hours: Tue 6-9pm, Sat 10-3pm, 469 8217; 585.414.5643;; Sabra Wood, director;

12*DAVISON GALLERY Roberts Cultural Life Center, 2301 Westside Drive
Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY 14624.  Hours:  Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 1-4 p.m. 594-6442. Kathrine Page, Director,

13 *FOUR WALLS GALLERY 179 University Ave, 14607. Hours: W-F 2-6 p.m; Sat. 1-4 p.m. 354.5221; 442.7824.  Shawn Dunwoody, director.

14 *THE GALLERY AT EQUAL GROUNDS 750 South Ave, 14620.561.676.1985. Beth Bloom, director;;

15 *GALLERY 821 7 Schoen Place, Pittsford, NY 14534, 585.385.2131. Hours:  Tues – Fri, 11-6pm;  Sat 11a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. by appointment; closed Mondays. Regina Neri, director;

16 *GALLERY R , RIT initiative, Zerbe Sodervick, director.

17 -19 *GENESEE CENTER FOR THE ARTS & EDUCATION 713 Monroe Ave. 244-1730, 271.5920,;;
The Firehouse Gallery at Genesee Pottery; 271.5183--Kate Whorton and Audrey Shaughnessy The Gallery at Community Darkroom; 271-5920--Marianne Pojman; 244.1730 Janice Gouldthorpe The Gallery at Printing and Bookarts; Mitch Cohen

20 *HARTNETT GALLERY, 201 Wilson Commons, University of Rochester River Campus. Hours:  Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-6 p.m. 275-4188, 585) 276-3730; Alan Topolski, Jessica McDonald;;  University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627.
*HIGH FALLS FINE ART GALLERY (see Center at High Falls)

21 *HOBART & WILLIAN SMITH College, Nick Ruth, Dept. of Art, Katherine D. Elliott Arts Building, Geneva, NY 14456, (315) 781-3487,;

22 *IMAGE CITY PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY 722 University Ave. Rochester 14607 Hours:  Wed-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun noon-4 p.m. 271-2540,  Contact: Gil Makker;

23 *LINK GALLERY 30 Church St., Hours: M-F 9am-5pm, 288.2169. Ginna Moseson;; 325.6669.

24 *LOCKHART GALLERY McClellan House, 26 Main St, Geneseo. Hours:  Mon-Sat noon-4 p.m., Thu noon-8 p.m. Cynthia Hawkins, Director of Galleries, School of the Arts, SUNY, Geneseo, 1 College Circle, Brodie Hall 232, Geneseo, NY 14454, Phone: 585.245.5813;

25 *MEMORIAL ART GALLERY 500 University Ave 14607. Hours: Wed-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu until 9 p.m. Always free to members, University of Rochester students, and children 5 and under. General admission, $10; senior citizens and active and reserve military personnel, $6; college students with ID and children 6–18, $5. ( Half-price admission Thursdays from 5–9 pm: general admission $5; senior citizens $3; college students with ID $2.50; and children 6-18 $2.50. Made possible by ExxonMobil Chemical Co. and Monroe County ). Contact:  276-8900, Grant Holcomb, 276.8902; Nancy Holowka, 276.8903; Marie Via, Director of Exhibitions, 585-276-9003;; Marjorie B. Searl, Chief Curator, 276-8978,  Includes Lucy Burne Gallery (primarily featuring student and faculty of the Creative Workshop), Rachael Baldanza, Curriculum Director, 276-8956,; or

26 *MERCER GALLERY Monroe Community College, 1000 E Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14623-5701; Hours:  Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-5 pm; Kathleen Farrell, gallery director,585-292-3121/585-292-2021 Fax 585-292-3120,;;

27 *OXFORD GALLERY 267 Oxford St. Rochester, 14607. Hours:  Tue-Fri noon-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 271-5885, James Hall, Ph.D. fax (585) 271-2570;

28 *RENAISSANCE ART GALLERY 74 St. Paul St. Rochester NY 14604. Hours:  Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 423-8235. Renaissance;  Art Directors, Carol DiMarzo and Reva Riley.  585.423.8235.

29 *RepARTee GALLERY 2131 Five Mile Line Rd, Penfield, NY 14526;
586-5192, Hours: Wed - Sat 1 - 5 p.m. Director, Kristina Hutch.;

30 *ROBIN MUTO INTERIORS Robin Muto, CLC 176 Anderson ave. ste 303, rochester, ny 14607; 585-232-6030 x22;;; 

31 *ROCHESTER CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER 137 East Ave. Rochester 14604
Hours:  Wed-Sun 1-5 p.m. 461-2222,
Bleu Cease, Executive Director

32 *SAGE ART CENTER, University of Rochester, P. O. Box 270480, Rochester, NY  14627 585.273.5995,; Stephanie Ashenfelder
Studio Arts Program Coordinator (Michael Frank, spring 2009,; 276-3730))

33 *THE SHOE FACTORY ART CO-OP, 250 N. Goodman St., Studio 212, Rochester, NY 14607 (585)732-0036, Beth Brown, Director;;

34 *STRONG MUSEUM OF PLAY, One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY 14607, (585) 410-6310, Fred Shroyer, Director of Exhibit Production,;

35 *TOWER FINE ARTS CENTER 350 New Campus Drive, SUNY Brockport, 14420. Hours:  Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m. 395-2805. Tim Massey, Director, Tower Fine Arts Gallery;;

36 *TWO HALVES GALLERY  CPU Box #274052, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627 Emma Vann (;

37 *VISUAL STUDIES WORKSHOP, Siskind Gallery, 31 Prince St. Rochester, NY 14607 Hours:  Fri-Sun noon-5 p.m. 442-8676 x112,  Director,; Kristen Merola, curator.;  

38 *WILLIAMS-INSALACO GALLERY 34 Finger Lakes Community College, 4356 Lakeshore Dr, Canandaigua. Hours:  Mon-Thu 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m. 394-1218, Barron Naegal, Gallery Coordinator;;