Rebecca Graham "Traditional Mixed Media in a Digital World"


Raised in a pre-digital era, I learned artistic concepts "hands-on" in art classes throughout grade school and high school. I began drawing in pencil and charcoal with my mother, who possessed above average artistic skills. We would draw together from instructional Walter Foster drawing books. My sophomore year in high school I impressed my family and classmates with a graphite rendering of a phantom view of a 1963 corvette in a Corvette book. I enjoyed drawing sports cars and eventually progressed to using color in illustrations. I completed an Associate degree in Graphic Art through Genesee Community College in 1987. Being busy with work and family for the past several decades has made it difficult for me to spend time on any artwork. Now, with more free time, I've gotten busy again exploring various subjects and media, from pet and family portraits to nature.


Artist Statement

My artwork consists of illustrations of various subjects done in a number of different media, but with the exclusion of digital art or photography. The subjects I choose have become meaningful either through first hand experiences including those with friends and family or via mass media including current events, and pop culture and music.

Exhibiton Dates: Sept 7, 2022 - October 29, 2022

Ed Hallborg: Quiet Buildings 


Drawing from a wide breadth of experiences and influences, Ed Hallborg’s “cement paintings” or “cement friezes” combine multiple disciplines into a unique form of wall art. The inspiration for this unusual art form comes from his work in the building trades while he was living in the Southwest United States. In terms simplest terms, it is similar to the application of stucco. A dimensional understructure is created onto which a slurry of various cements and adhesives are brushed, dripped or poured for effect. Each work is part of an ongoing experiment in creating rugged but evocative art. A finished composition combines elements of sculpture, painting, model making and design. Ed and his wife Amy live in Wyoming County, NY. He currently teaches and serves as the Scenic and Lighting Designer for the theatre program at Hobart and William Smith College.


Artist Statement

“Quiet Buildings” Some of Hallborg’s latest work, entitled “Quiet Buildings” is a series of apparently desolate cityscapes in which the viewer is asked to question when, why and how. Are these derelicts of the past, a snapshot of life during a pandemic or a warning for the future?

Exhibiton Dates: July 6, 2022 - August 27, 2022

Reception: July 21, 2022; 5-8pm

Richard Della Costa "Remnants, Remains and Memory"

Exhibition Dates: May 4, 2022 - June 25, 2022

Reception: May 19, 2022; 5-8pm 


I am a retired media teacher and film/video producer currently living on the family farm in Kendall, NY. After Peace Corps service in India and Guatemala, I joined the Peace Corps staff in Washington, DC, where I  worked as a public affairs officer and media producer. While living there I  produced three independent 16mm films. They were, as best as I can describe them, collage films, avant-garde and expressionist in style. I have  been making collage art and assemblage art, box constructions and  sculpture since my return to this area in 1989. I find that the use of found  objects, junk and detritus lying around the farm in Kendall and in the woods  around me, very calming and always interesting. Since my retirement I  have had the time to devote myself to this work, have fun doing so, and  visually reflect on the state of my life and the world around me. 


Any work with found objects, shadow boxes and the like, owe much to Joseph Cornell. For myself, the collages and Merzbau constructions of Kurt Schwitters and the aesthetic of Marcel Duchamp, form a more powerful influence. The political cynicism of the Dada artists and later on the exploration of the subconscious by the Surrealists, form an evolved aesthetic that I find meaningful, although those movements had their heyday in the early to mid 20th century. The work is essentially collage, although different descriptions abound: Assemblage, Shadow Box, Box Construction, Found Object Sculpture. The rule that I try and enforce is that I make minimal changes to the objects and photos as I combine them.

Working with found objects, combining pieces of junk, discarded bits of metal and glass, or using antique objects in new assemblies, comprise a way for me to organize the world that I see as chaotic and violent. I enjoy finding methods of securing differing materials to each other, filling pre-made (found) boxes or building boxes around objects and materials that work together. I use negative space as the need to fill boxes or collages completely works against the sense of power in the work.


Art of the Rural Juried Annual Exhibit

Exhibiton Dates: March 16, 2022 - April 30, 2022

Reception: March 17, 2022; 6-9pm

Andrew Dumar

Exhibiton Dates: January 7, 2022 - February 26, 2022

Reception: January 20, 2021; 5-7pm

Paper, Fabric and Sisters

Julie Lambert Coleman & Laura Richardson 

Exhibiton Dates: November 3, 2021 - December 17, 2021

Reception: November 18, 2021; 5-8pm

Human Nature: An Exhibtion of Paintings by David Burke

Exhibiton Dates: September 1 2021 - October 29, 2021 

Reception: September 16, 2021, 6:30-9pm


Members' Holiday Show

Exhibit Dates: November 14 - January 4, 2019

Reception: November 21, 2019 from 6-8 pm



Batavia Society of Artists

Exhibiton Dates: August 3, 2022 - October 1, 2022

Madeliene Rusch "Song Lyrics"

Artist Bio: I have been painting for about 15 years, having started with oils and then changing to acrylics.  Early lessons and encouragement from John Hodgins and Dennis Wood allowed me to also dabble in watercolors.  My subject matter varies as I like to take inspiration from everyday scenes and iteams to music legends and song lyrics.  Thru the years I have won various ribbons and awards including Best of Show in the Alden Art Club show September 2021.  I have lived in the Town of Batavia for many years and am an associate real estate broker with Hunt Real Estate in Batavia.

Exhibiton Dates: June 15, 2022 - July 30, 2022

Reception: June 16, 2022; 5-8pm

Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster

Exhibition Dates: May 28, 2022 - June 12, 2022

Reception: June 10, 2022; 6-8:30pm

These posters are on loan from the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery (MAG) is current show Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster.  "This is the first major exhibition devoted to the University of Rochester's vast collection of HIV/AIDS-related posters.  The exhibit in the MAG features 165 of the most visually arresting and thought-provoking posters from the over 8000 posters from 130 countries.  Thess posters were assembled by collector, physician, and medical historian Dr. Edward C. Atwater.  Dr. Atwater generously donated the entire collection, which also includes a broad range of AIDS-related ephemera, to the University's River Campus Libraries' Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation beginning in 2007.  Today it comprises one of the largest collections of its kind in the world.  Both the collection and the exhibition illustrate the wide range of communication strategies used to educate and inform people this devastating global epidemic." 

GO ART! was lucky enough to aquire through loan 28 of these posters for display for the first half of June (Pride Month).

Art of the Rural Juried Annual Exhibit

Exhibiton Dates: March 16, 2022 - April 30, 2022

Reception: March 17, 2022; 6-9pm 

Nurses & Nuns, Saints & Angels: The Art of Rita Mallison

Exhibition Dates: February 2, 2022 - March 26, 2022

Reception: February 17, 2022; 6-9pm 

Lampshade Poems - Anthony Terrell 

Exhibition Dates: November 12, 2021 - January 29, 2022 

Reception: November 12, 2021; 6-8pm

Judy Wenrich

Exhibit Dates: Decmber 12 - February 8, 2020

Reception: Decmber 19, 2019 from 6-8 pm

Andrew Dumar and Dave Paprocki

October 10 - December 7, 2019


Karen Crittendon "Slices of Life"

Exhibition Dates: May 4, 2022 - June 25, 2022

Reception:  May 19, 2022; 5:30pm-7:30pm


Batavia High School Student Show

Exhibition Dates: January 12, 2022 - February 26, 2022 

Reception: January 28, 2022; 5-7pm

Works in Glass

Christy Valsente

Exhibition Dates: November 3, 2022 - December 18, 2022

Reception: November 18, 2022; 5pm-8pm

It’s Not All About the Tutus by Sarah Hoeppner

Exhibit Dates: December 19 - January 18, 2020

Reception: January 16, 2020

Dave Paprocki and Andrew Dumar

October 10 - December 7, 2019

Artist Reception: Octoer 17, 2019 from 6-8pm


Rhonda McClurg "Paintings by Rhonda McClurg"

Exhibiton Dates: August 3, 2022 - October 1, 2022

John Midla "Female Inmate Portraits"

Exhibit Dates: June 1 - July 30, 2022

Reception: June 16, 2019

"Does this Make You Uncomfortable?"

Curated by Mary Jo Whitman, Poetry by Jodi Fisher

Curator Statment:

What would a gallery look like without artwork? How about the world? Or life?

I do not ever want to imagine a world without art.  The thought is nauseating to me.  It makes my skin crawl and my spine feel weak.  I cannot think of something more uncomfortable than living in an artless world.

Art of the Rural Juried Annual Exhibit

Exhibiton Dates: March 16, 2022 - April 30, 2022

Reception: March 17, 2022; 6-9pm 

Adrian Morris

Exhibition Dates: February 2, 2022 - March 26, 2022

Reception: February 17, 2022 6-9pm

Members' Challenge Show: Purpose

September 12 - December 7, 2019

Reception: September 19, 6-8 pm

Please download the contract by clicking the link below


We are looking to exhibit artwork that invokes the idea of, feeling, meaning or experience of the theme, "Purpose".
Artists are encouraged to submit works that interpret this theme in any way they choose.
One piece per artist requested. No media restrictions. Entries must be no larger than 3’X3’.

Submissions may be dropped of September 9-11, 2019 at GO ART! 201 E Main St Batavia, NY. General Hours are Thursday and Friday 9-5 and Saturday 8-2. To drop off your pieces outside these hours, call 585-343-9313 or email

If you are not a member, don't fret, you can join when you drop off your piece.

Salih Studio Gallery

First Annual Holiday Juried Show

Exhibition Dates: November 22 - December 21, 2019

Reception: November 22, 2019

GCC Medina Campus

Retrospective - Constance Mosher

Exhibit Dates: October 8 - December 13, 2019

Reception: November 20, 2019, 6-8pm

GCC Albion Campus

Judy Wenrich

Exhibit Dates: October 8 - November 15, 2019

Reception: October 15, 2019, 6-8pm

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