Our Spooktacular, Fangtastic, Show
By the “Players of Ontario County Arts Council”
Reader’s Theatre*: 3 Performances:
Fri Oct 6, & Sat Oct 7: 7pm
The Chapel at The First Congregational Church
58 N. Main St. Canandaigua
Sun Oct 8: 2pm Ferris Hills, 1 Ferris Hills, Peg Rayburn Dr. Canandaigua
FREE ADMISSION (PG Rated- mildly macabre)
Donations gratefully accepted to support the Student Scholarship & Community Grants Programs of OCAC
*Reader’s Theater is a style of theater in which actors present dramatic readings of narrative material without costumes, props, scenery or special lighting. Actors use only scripts and vocal expression to help the audience understand the story.
1 Day Workshop with Mary Ann Proia
Oct 21 10 - 2:30pm
Class is $50 plus $15 materials payable to the instructor
Students will learn the simple techniques needed to create their very own art paper: simple writing sheets, and more artistic ones.
Limited to 6 Participants
Plein Air Photography of Ontario County
Juried Exhibit: Call for submissions
Members must take photos in Ontario County, at outside locations
Registration deadline: Oct 14 at midnight
Photo taking dates: Oct 15 - 21
Submission deadline: Oct 23 at midnight
Exhibit dates: Nov 12 - Dec 2
Reception date: Nov 18 1 - 3pm
For more information, to become a member, to register and submission guidelines click here
Art Exhibit “Words”
Juried Exhibit: Call for Submissions
Due Wed, Sep 27
Members: Use your creativity to submit up to 3 images showcasing words. Any medium!
For more information, to become a member and submission guidelines
Exhibit opening reception Oct.14
Calling All Artists!
Blue Hour Canandaigua Lake - Dana Besaw
Blue Bird - Neal Allen
Cattails - Peter Blackwood
OCAC and Ontario Pathways are sponsoring “Ontario Art Trails.”
Submit one image of your artwork by Sept 30, 2023, for juried selection.
Selected artwork will be displayed on all-weather signs posted at several Ontario Pathways trails.
Art installation in 2024.
Bring your favorite art supplies (no oils, please) and draw a historical artifact or photograph from the OCHS collection in a friendly, small group setting.
Oct 7 & 21; Nov 11; Dec 9
11:30am - 2:30pm
Sponsored by Ontario County Arts Council at the Ontario County Historical Museum, 55 N. Main, Canandaiguia.
OCAC and the Dove Block Project presents:
A Christmas Carol performed by Mr. Kim Tenreiro
Friday, Dec. 8 at 7:00 pm, with one intermission
Optional informal prologue prior to curtain time at 6:15
The Dove Block Project, 465 Exchange St, Geneva
Tickets $35 including light refreshments - mature audience suggested
100% of ticket price benefits projects of
OCAC and the Dove Block Project
Funded in part by a donation from:
"Ghost of Roseland” Sculpture Honors Roseland Park
Created by Benji Carr,
local metal sculptor
Support the creation of the sculpture
Mail a check to
Lakeside Sculpture, P.O. Box 449,
Canandaigua, NY 14424,
Visit Finger Lakes Area Community Endowment at https://www.cnbank.com/flace/
go to Direct your funds: select an organization
choose “Ghost of Roseland Sculpture.”
To find more about this project see
Juried Art Exhibit
art created with the artist’s unique point of view
Ontario County Historical Society
Until Oct 5
Congratulations to our 2023 Grant Recipients
ChamberFest Canandaigua: $1,000 toward artist compensation for the organization’s free concert at Cobblestone Arts Center for special-needs children, adults, and their families. The concert is part of ChamberFest Canandaigua’s 2023 season, ˜Symphony in a Teacup,” which runs July 15-23.
Bristol Valley Theater Naples: $1,000 to launch a first-ever fall theatre performance.
Main Street Arts Clifton Springs: $1,000 to support publicity for a plein air event on Sept.16 in the village that includes a public exhibit and free children’s art activity.
Geneva Concerts Inc.: $1,000 to subsidize ticket prices for the Fisk Jubilee Singers, who perform African-American spirituals, on Nov. 4 at Smith Opera house.
We sincerely thank our recent donors:
Maureen McCarthy; Barbara McPhail; Brian Dennis, Anna Polimini
We sincerely thank the Max and Marion Farash Charitable Foundation for their generous grant:
Finger Lakes Community College student Clara Elwell received the $2,000 Ontario County Arts Council Mariner Family Scholarship for the 2022-23 academic year.
From left, Kay Howard, secretary of OCAC; Finger Lakes Community College student Clara Elwell; and Judi Cermak, past president of OCAC, at the Constellation Brands Scholarship Celebration in September 2022 at the FLCC main campus.
Rotating Artist Exhibits
Member Artist Exhibits and Sales in Local Businesses
Businesses and City Hall host rotating artist exhibits of member artists at different locations in the county for an annual fee of $150. See which member artists are showing where!
If you are interested in becoming a Rotating Artists host, more information here
OCAC Upcoming Events
Sep 23 - Nui Shibori Workshop
Sep 27 - Words Exhibit Submission
Sep 30 - Ontario Pathways Art Trails Artwork Submission
Oct 2, 3 & 4 - Robert Simone Nationally Known Plein Air Artist
Oct 21 - Papermaking Workshop
Oct 7 & 21 - Drop-in & Draw
Oct 14 - Registration for Plein Air Photography
Oct 14 - OCAC Members Annual Meeting
Oct 14 - Words Exhibit opening reception
Oct 23 - Plein Air Photography Submission
Nov 11 - Plein Air Photography Exhibit
Nov 11 - Drop-in & Draw
Nov 16 - Fort Hill Exhibit: Robin MCondichie
Dec 2 & 16 - Drop-in & Draw
Dec 8 - A Christmas Carol Performance
Upcoming Events - Ontario County Historical Society
Lakefront Walking Tours:
Sept. 8 & 22, Oct. 6 & 20, Nov. 3
Sep 30, Bring a Friend Day - details coming soon!
Oct 28, Halloween Party and Fundraiser 6-8pm
Nov 16, Annual Dinner at Bristol Mountain
Winter Speaker Series
Dec 14, Ansely Jemison Ganondagan State Historic Site
Ontario County Historical Society
55 N Main St, Canandaigua, New York