Call for Artists: Participate in the Genesee Valley 100

Visual Arts
Organization Genesee Valley Conservancy
Deadline October 14, 2022

We are looking for 100 painters to each create a painting inspired by the Genesee Valley for the 2022 Genesee Valley 100. There are just two requirements: you must paint something inspired by the Genesee Valley and use our provided 12×12 canvas. The goals of this project are to see what inspires artists about the Genesee Valley landscape and to inspire the community through their creations on the diversity and importance of the Genesee Valley. Why 12×12? This unique size requires extra thought and care by the artist and, on a very practical level makes this project manageable as we store, transport, and hang these 100 paintings!

Project Details

  • All are welcome to sign up and paint.

  • Artists can submit 1 painting, on our provided canvas to ensure uniformity of the exhibit. A second canvas may be available if room allows.
    Watercolor painters: submit a 12×12 paper which will be pinned to the wall with a T pin, (contact us so we save a space for you!)

  • $10 per artist

  • Works due by Oct 14; you may submit your painting to Genesee Valley Conservancy any time before this date!

  • All paintings will be for sale with a minimum $40 price and 25% commission to the Conservancy; the artist will set their price and can choose either 25%, 50% or 100% commission to the Conservancy.

  • Your painting must be inspired by the Genesee Valley: see this map for a reference or reference this Google Map

To Sign Up

  • Stop by Silver Lake Brewing Project on Sunday February 6th from 1-3pm to sign up and pickup your canvas

  • Sign up and canvas pickup will be available at the Conservancy starting on February 7th as slots remain.

Project Events

  • Signup & canvas pickup: February 6, 1-3pm at Silver Lake Brewing Project

  • PAINTINGS DUE by October 14th to Conservancy office (or earlier!)

  • Artist Preview Reception: Nov. 15, 5-7pm (we are committed to an in-person reception this year!)

  • Public Opening Reception: Nov. 20, 5-7pm (we are committed to an in-person reception this year!)

  • In-Person Viewing: Nov. 16-Dec. 31 at Silver Lake Brewing Project | 14 Borden Ave, Perry, NY 14530

    • Wed/Thur, 5pm to 9pm

    • Fri/Sat, 12pm to 9pm

    • Sunday, 12pm to 6pm

  • On-Line Viewing (starting Nov. 16)


  • Via the online gallery (starting Nov. 16)

  • Contact the office (585-243-2190) for purchase by cash/check

  • Picking up paintings; Three options are available for artists or buyers:

    • Week of Dec. 19th at Conservancy Office, 1 Main Street, Geneseo (please let us know you wish to pickup your piece this week)

    • Week of Jan. 2nd (or after) at Conservancy Office, 1 Main Street, Geneseo

    • Shipping week of Jan. 2nd (for added fee)