Please note: Drop-in and Draw and Creative Connections have been cancelled until September
OCAC Artists Brenda and Al Cretney
Award wining painter and bird carver
“Feather and Fur"
at the Ontario County Arts Council Gallery
Fort Hill Performing Art Center
May 28 - July 2
Artist Reception: June 1, 6-8pm
"Rest Stop” watercolor by Brenda Cretney and “Barn Owl” carving by Al Cretney
See their work at https://fhpac.org/visual-arts/
Calling all OCAC Artists
“PeRspectives” Juried Art Exhibit: You can SUBMIT up to 3 images, all mediums!
Submit your art from “your particular way of expressing something”
Deadline: Send jpegs by midnight, Wednesday, June 14th to:
firstname.lastname@example.org (You will receive notification of accepted art by Saturday, June 17th.)
Opening reception - July 8
OCAC 2022 grant recipient
Bristol Hills Historical Society publishes book
"History and Mystery”
"The Folklore and Legends of the Bristol Hills"
Original illustrations by
OCAC member Anna Overmoyer
Find out more at bristolhillshistory.org
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.
Knitting with Beads Workshop
Learn how to add beads to your knitting
2-part Workshop Jun 3 & Jun17 1-3:30
Make a small, beaded, amulet necklace (1.5 x 2")
with instructor Eugenia McLouth
$50 for both sessions
“For the Birds"
new juried exhibit & sale
OCAC Gallery at the Ontario County Historical Society
55 N. Main Street, Canandaigua
April 1-June 23
Exquisite wood bird carvings by Ross Brown
Loaned by OCAC Board member Carol Henshaw, carved by her father Ross Brown
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
May 31 - Fort Hill Exhibit - Brenda & Al Cretney
Artist Reception, June 1, 6-8pm
June 3 & 17 - Knitting with Beads Workshop
June 14 - Perspectives Exhibit Art Submission
July 8 - Opening Reception Perspectives Exhibit
July 14 - Fort Hill Exhibit: Jacqueline Fegan
July 14, 15 & 16 Readers Theatre Performance
Sept 16 & 23 - Nui Shibori Workshop
Sept 27 - Words Exhibit Submission
Sept 30 - Ontario Pathways Art Trails Artwork Submission
Oct 2, 3 & 4 - Robert Simone Nationally Known Plein Air Artist
Oct 7 - Papermaking Workshop
Oct 14 - Registration for Plein Air Photography
OCAC Members Annual Meeting
Words Exhibit opening reception
Oct 23 - Plein Air Photography Submission
Nov 11 - Plein Air Photography Exhibit
Nov 16 - Fort Hill Exhibit: Robin MCondichie
Dec 8 - A Christmas Carol Performance
Support us in strengthening the creative capacity of our communities!
Ontario County Arts Council is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit