2012-2013 Annual Report

It is an exciting time for Rochester Art Center as we arrive at another milestone in our
68-year history as Rochester’s premier Art Center, and 10 years in our stunning building!
While we reflect on our accomplishments from 2012-2013, we are motivated by what we
can achieve together in 2014, already a robust year filled with promise. This year marks
10 years in this amazing building and 10 years of presenting cutting-edge art—art at
the forefront of culture and community— alongside innovative education and community
engaging programs. As we consider our success over the last two years, a period of
important and responsible growth, we have an extraordinary opportunity to understand
the institution as we celebrate our history and how, more than ever, Rochester Art Center
is vital and necessary for Rochester.
Dear Members and Friends,
Rochester Art Center holds an essential place in the cultural landscape of our city. As
an institution dedicated to international contemporary art and one that is nimble and
exciting in its non-collecting mission, Rochester Art Center is a vehicle through which
our community can regularly see the globe anew and be inspired by the transformative
contributions artists make to the world. In 10 years, we have presented 466 artists in exhibitions and programs to include artists
working in all contemporary media: painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, film, video, sound, and new technologies. We have shared
with you global artistic visions with artists from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Mexico,
Nepal, Norway, Pakistan, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and from all over the United States. We likewise are
dedicated to supporting artists and practices from our region as 2014 also marks the 40th solo exhibition of Minnesota artists in our 3rd
Floor Emerging Artists Series and our 4th year for RAC2 in which we have presented 44 artists from Rochester.
You have often been the first to experience experimental art before the rest of the US and the world. This experience represents our
commitment to supporting artists in realizing their vision in exploring new ideas and generating new work by providing the critical
platform, resources, and professional staff to make it possible. At Rochester Art Center you have the opportunity to witness what can
transpire when artists are provided the place and space to create.
The ephemeral quality of our temporary exhibitions reflects the dynamic pulse of the contemporary art world, and that pulse is beating
fast. We envision the next decade to be filled with opportunities as our community grows and embraces what makes us unique and
what makes us thrive—our distinctive culture.
Reaching our goals would not be possible without an enormously talented and dedicated staff; I am thankful for all they do, especially
their passion for and motivation in delivering our mission. We are grateful for the support provided by our donors and members, the City
of Rochester, the State of Minnesota, foundations, our terrific Board of Directors, and the many leaders in this community for all you do,
every year, to help us achieve our mission.
I look forward to your continued support and invite you to join us, your Art Center, as we chart the next 10 years for this great institution!
Shannon Fitzgerald, Executive Director
While Rochester Art Center doubled our impact in the community in 2013, we invited our supporters to double the impact of their special
gifts. In mid-October, Rochester Art Center’s Executive Committee rallied and established a challenge to the Board with the creation
of a new Board Matching Gift Challenge 2013. In a two-week campaign, the Board of Directors pledged $21,000. With such amazing
generosity and significant gesture of support and belief in our mission, the Board enabled the Art Center to launch a community-wide
matching gift program that ran from October 31 through December 31. This initiative was vital to going beyond our usual annual fund
drive and achieving our important financial goals for 2013.
With generous help from our supporters, we topped our $42,000 GOAL with donations exceeding $44,000. From the Board, staff, and
members of Rochester Art Center – THANK YOU for supporting our exhibitions, art education and public programs, and communityoriented collaborations.
I am delighted to provide this report of
Rochester Art Center’s activities from 2012
through 2013.
At the end of 2012, we shifted from a budget
model of cost containment to a more forward
thinking model of growth. With our new
growth model, we set aspirational goals to
enhance our programming across all areas
and Stephen Troutman pose for a photo with props created by
of Museum operations. We took particular Julie
Tastes Like Paint students at ARTigras 2012.
aim at education and community outreach in
a way that both supported and leveraged our exhibitions. We matched a more aggressive and
diverse approach to our curatorial programming with exciting special events and educational
opportunities for children and people of all ages. These new program initiatives were all
mission driven and expertly aligned to the Art Center’s strategy.
Our 2013 growth model created budgetary challenges and required astute management. I
am especially pleased to note that, while we increased the institutional budget in 2013, we
simultaneously retired a significant portion of the debt that was carried over from previous
fiscal years. We continue to embrace the budgetary finesse that we demonstrated throughout
the entire period. Our success was possible for several reasons. We were awarded many
coveted national and international grants—many for the first time— in 2012 and 2013. These
came from major foundations in recognition and support of our exhibitions, catalogs, and
education programming. Our support from the City of Rochester for Facilities provided a
stable base; and, importantly, our members, donors, and sponsors also stepped up to the
challenge. We are grateful for your generous support and are counting on you again this year!
None of these changes and challenges would have been possible without our new Executive
Director, Shannon Fitzgerald. In place since July, 2012, Shannon has brought intellectual
prowess and level-headed stewardship to the institution along with new perspectives and
new program initiatives. Shannon was at the helm for the full fiscal year cycle for 2013,
overseeing both planning and execution. She had lead our, already outstanding, staff to levels
of excellence they did not even know they possessed. The results have been simply wonderful.
Under Shannon’s leadership, we more than doubled the number of people we touched
directly in Rochester and tripled the number reached through community engagement. We
collaborated in 34 partnerships with other organizations and improved our operational position
with thoughtful, timely, and multifaceted events and programs. Our exhibitions and programs
continue, one after another, to be world class; and our impact has been greatly enhanced by
the publication of major exhibition catalogs.
This report tells the story of our achievements and provides an overview of the incredible work
produced and shared with your support. Please take a moment to review it. I think you will find
it to be thoughtful and very informative. Again, I commend our Executive Director, Shannon
Fitzgerald, and the entire talented staff for the important work they do and for the substantive
changes successfully brought forth in 2013.
On a personal note, I must tell you that I was repeatedly inspired by the depth and breadth
of the art, artists, curators, and scholars that were here, in our museum, to participate in
and contribute to our new programs. I want to underscore how important and exciting these
opportunities in contemporary art are to challenge one’s self and growth.
Bradley S. Nuss, Christine M. Armstrong, Dr. Paul D. Scanlon, Roger Stahl, Mary Dunlap, Dr. Stephen J. Russell, and Stephen Troutman.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank you—our members, donors, sponsors,
granting foundations, and the City of Rochester for helping to make our growth in 2013
possible. Thank you again for your great support. I look forward to seeing you often at
Rochester Art Center.
All campaign donors listed on page 6.
Stephen Troutman, Board President
Paul D. Scanlon, M.D.
President 2012
Past President 2013
Stephen Troutman
President 2013
Vice President 2012
Roger Stahl
President Elect
David P. Herbert
Development Chair
Chris Anderson
Treasurer / Finance Chair
Bradley S. Nuss
Treasurer / Finance Chair
Tracy Austin
Marketing Chair / Nominating
Sheila Broughton
Past President / Membership Chair
Sylvester Sterioff, M.D.
Past President
Christine M. Armstrong
Tracy Austin
Sheila Broughton
Ann Chafoulias
Manuel de Angel, CPA
Betty Devine
Francesca Dickson
Mary Dunlap
David Ebel
Scott Groth
Larry Guse
Cheryl Hadaway
David Herbert
Stephen Lehmkuhle, PhD
D.C. Mangum, Jr.
Sandra Means
Anna Milbach
Timothy M. Monaghan
Stephen J. Russell, MD, PhD
Jim Sloan
Betsy Carpenter
Anastasia Hopkins Folpe
Kim Norton
Nicole Pierson
Joan Weber
Michael Wojcik
$50,000 +
Titan Ventures / Chafoulias Companies
$25,000 – $49.999
Mayo Clinic
$10,000 – $24,999
Catering By Design
Cumulus Media
Davies Printing Company
Nuss Truck Group, Inc.
Shop Rochester
Spectrum Pro-Audio
Think Mutual Bank
$5,000 – $9,999
Charter Communications
$2,500 – $4,999
Eastwood Bank
Schad-Tracy Signs
Wells Fargo Bank
$500 – $999
K & M Glass
John Kruesel’s General Merchandise
& Auction Co.
Lasker Jewelers
Olmsted Medical Center
Premier Bank
Sapphire Concierge
Roger Stahl Law Firm PLCC
The Urban Studio
Wendland Utz, Ltd.
$250 – $499
Armon Architecture, Inc.
Canadian Honker Restaurant & Catering
Hanny’s Men’s & Women’s Wear
Mercedes Benz of Rochester
Merchants Bank
Olmsted National Bank
Suk Law Firm, Ltd.
Yaggy Colby Associates
Rochester Trolley & Tour Company
Art that is as timely as today's headlines.
—Tom Weber, Post-Bulletin, 2013
$10,000 +
The Lab
$1,000 – $4,999
Dr. Thomas & Julie Behrenbeck
Energy Products and Design
$500 – $999
Best Buy
El Carambas
Carson Framing
Minnesota Public Radio
Luz-Marie & Francisco Puga
Rochester Women Magazine
Sam’s Club
Heather Sampson Floral
Sargent’s Floral
Snappy Stop
$250 – $499
Andy’s Liquor
Apollo Wine & Spirits
Christine Kirt Photography
Roscoe’s BBQ
Jayne Schulte Photography
$100 – $499
Mary Beer & David Herbert
Diversity Council
Ann & Larry Downing
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Emily & Robert Rizza
Dr. Sylvester & Yvonne Sterioff
T. Welke & Co.
$50 - $99
Christine Armstrong & Roger Gansen
Miguel Cabanela
Carol & Peter Carryer
Sandy & Gene Dallman
Brigitte Barrette & Claude Deschamps
Betty & Rick Devine
Dr. Andrew & Alison Good
Sharon Robinson
Dr. Stephen & Janey Russell
Dr. Paul & Maggie Scanlon
Paulette & Rueben Schurhammer
Lauren & Sandy Thompson
Vikki & Bruce Wolff
Janine Yanish & Chris Jankowski
$0 – 49
Bryant Lake Bowl
Ann Chafoulias
Colossal Café
The Blue Door Pub
Hell’s Kitchen
Cynthia & Stephen Lehmkuhle
Kirsten & Tim Monaghan
Jacqueline & Roger Stahl
Jill & Jim Suk
Q Fanatic BBQ
Julie & Stephen Troutman
Christa Welbon & Larry Guse
Community Color Study at Thursdays on First & 3rd,
Downtown Rochester, 2012.
Schad-Tracy Signs in Oronoco, MN.
Davies Printing Company in Rochester, MN. Allison Davies, John Davies, Tom Davies, Mark
Dripps, Sue Dripps & Tom Dripps.
For the 2012 & 2013 Donor Spotlight, Rochester Art Center would like to recognize two long-time patrons:
SCHAD-TRACY SIGNS – since 1993
Connie and Mike Schad, Owners
Tom Davies, President; Sue Dripps, Vice President; Tom Dripps, Vice President; and Mark Dripps, Manager
One testament a community extends to organizations that provide quality programs is the length of time supporters continue their
exemplary generosity and services. Working directly with our marketing directors, curators, and exhibition preparators:
• Schad-Tracy Signs has generated distinctive advertising services including exhibitions, donor recognition, and special event wall signage.
• Davies Printing Company has created distinguished printing services including exhibition posters and flyers, event invitations and
programs, visitor and gallery guides, newsletter, and exhibition catalogs.
From our members, visitors, Boards of Directors, and staff, Rochester Art Center offers a profound and appreciative THANK YOU.
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation
Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation
The City of Rochester
The Clinton Family Fund
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
Judy & Robert Douglas, in Honor of Ed & Virginia McKevitt
Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation
Greystone Foundation
Since 1947, Rochester Art Center has consistently and innovatively provided
Japan Foundation
southeastern Minnesota communities with arts programming that reaches
Jerome Foundation
youth of all ages, skill levels, and socio-economic and ethnically diverse
Jumex Fundacion/Collecion
John M. Knudsen and Brian T. Austin
The Art Center’s approaches to accessing, informing, engaging, inspiring,
McKnight Foundation
teaching, and directing these young people, and validating their efforts and
Minnesota State Arts Board: Operating Support
work have made possible creative opportunities for thousands of Minnesota
and Cultural Community Partnership
Rochester Arts Council
Rochester Downtown Alliance
In addition to providing a variety of opportunities for creative expression in
Dr. Paul & Maggie Scanlon
several media, the Art Center has and continues to initiate numerous outlets
Shiseido America
for the community to experience individual and group expressions. Because
The Judy & Jim Sloan Foundation
these efforts positively affect so many Minnesotans, the Minnesota State Arts
Board has supported the Art Center’s programming for several years.
Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council
The Windgate Charitable Foundation
—Sue Gens, Executive Director, Minnesota State Arts Board
Martin Weinstein, Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis
2012 & 2013 MEMBER
SPONSOR: $2,500 +
Ann & Gus Chafoulias
Dr. Paul & Maggie Scanlon
Christine M. Armstrong & Roger Gansen, Dr. Daniel & Sheila Broughton,
Dr. Richard & Nancy Brubaker, Dr. Rick & Betty Devine, Dr. Joe & Lois
Duffy, Mary Dunlap, Shannon Fitzgerald, Christa Welbon & Larry Guse,
Cheryl & Mark Hadaway, David Herbert & Mary Beer, Ed Hruska, Yvonne
Hubmayr, Cynthia & Stephen Lehmkuhle, Joan Lovelace, D. C. Mangum,
Jr., June & Glenn Miller, Cinta & Kevin Molloy, Rebecca & Bradley Nuss,
Chad Ridgeway, Ellie Rohan, Dr. Stephen & Janey Russell, Dr. Paul &
Maggie Scanlon, Judy & Jim Sloan, Roger Stahl, Barbara & David Swart,
Julie & Stephen Troutman, Lisa Troutman
Total Arts Day Camp, 2012
Alan C. Anderson, Chartered, CPA, Gail L Anderson, George Anderson, Neil P. Anderson, Marie Christine Aubry, Stacey & Andrew
Badley - in memory of Irv Bonn, Mrs. Beatrice Bahr, Barbara & J.D. Bartleson, Jane & Paul Barton, Judy & Charles Bird, Anne BlackSinak, Aleta Borrud & Jim Findlay, Jinny & Phil Brown, Nancy & Richard Brubaker, Inger C. Calder, Canadian Honker Restaurant &
Catering, Carrie & Bryan Cannon - in memory of Lorraine Symons, Heidi Connolly, Cynthia & Jasper Daube, Betty Devine, Diane & John
Dockerty, Julie Domaille & Jack Gross, Kristi K. Downing, Lisa Drage & Eric Olson, Ms. Donna M. Drews-Boespflug, Lois & Joseph Duffy,
Mary Dunlap - in memory of Jane Dunlap, Lori & Brian Duresko, Andrea & Jon Ebbert, Ms. Jill M. Eggerichs, Deborah & Leon Ernster,
Cathy & David Farley, Shannon Fitzgerald & Glen Gentele, Dr. Andrew L. Folpe & Anastasia Hopkins Folpe, Elizabeth Gallanis, Ann &
Dennis Gastineau, Pat & Cliff Gastineau, Joyce Gibbs, Dr. Andrew & Alison Good, Schmidt Goodman, Barbara J. Hanlon, Jolene & Alan
Hansen, Paula & Gordon Harms, Holly & Hal Henderson, Sally & Jim Hodge, Lisa & Bryan Hoelzer, Kris & Maynard Johnson, Dr. & Mrs.
Frank A. Jost III, Jeannine Karnes, Dr. Donald W. Klass, Dr. Fredric & Mrs. Marion Kleinberg, John M. Knudsen, Beth Lamsam, Cynthia
& Stephen Lehmkuhle, Richard W. Leland, Mr. & Mrs. Louis Letendre, Kathy & Bob Lohr, Patricia & Lee Lovelace, Joleen & Paul Mainz,
D. C. Mangum, Jr. - in memory of Theresa Mangum Sharkey, Herta & Eric Matteson, Alice & Donald McIlrath, Walter Menning, Linda K.
Miller, Cinta & Kevin Molloy, David T. Nelson, Marilynn & Byron Olney, Gayle & Bryan O’Neill, Dr. Burton & Judy Onofrio, Chris & Joe Parisi,
Pheena Pearl & Sheldon Sheps, Julia & Robert Phyliky, Mark Pine, Mary M. & Jerry P. Price, Dr. Francisco J. Puga, Betty Qualey, Mary
Alice & Wayne Richardson, Jenni & Chad Ridgeway, Cheryl & Robert Roediger, Helen A. P. Roland, Sharon & Jeff Rome, Julie & Thom
Rooke, Connie Rosenow, Kathryn Ross, Dr. Stephen & Janey Russell, Jeanine Ryan, Veronique & Maurice Sarano, Dr. Paul & Maggie &
Scanlon, Terri & Ron Seeger, Lynda & Frank Sharbrough, Patricia Simmons & Les Wold, Linda & Gordon Smith, B. L. Spitzmiller, Jacqui
& Roger Stahl, Marius & Daniela Stan, Sarah Stauder, Amy & Larry Steinkraus, Stephanie & Don Supalla, Barbara & David Swart, Edith
& Del Thurber, Walter Wagener, Dr. Randall Walker & Patricia Dunn-Walker, George Franklin Waters, Naura & Frank Webb, Margaret
Weglinski, Shelly & Mark Winemiller, Christa & Greg Worrell, Maren Zincke
Al Abbott, Alan C. Anderson Chartered, CPA, Gail L. Anderson, George A. Anderson, Neil P. Anderson, Stacey & Andrew Badley, Lucy
& Mark Bahn, Mary Beer & David Herbert, Ann H. Benassi, Art Birdseye, Anne Black-Sinak, Catherine Brandel & Paul Bauer, Shari &
Stephen Brumm, Lois Berscheid-Brunn & Greg Brunn, Dr. Daniel & Sheila Broughton, Jennifer Buddenhagen, Jane A. Callahan, Carrie &
Bryan Cannon, Dr. Heidi Connolly, Davies Printing Company, Betty & Rick Devine, Marcia & Allen Dollerschell, Peter D. Driessen, Susan
Dripps, Thomas Dripps, Kika Dudiak & Henry Pitot, Lois & Joseph Duffy, Patricia Dunn-Walker & Randall Walker, Lori & Brian Duresko,
Andrea & Jon Ebbert, Jill M. Eggerichs, Leon A. Ernster, Shannon Fitzgerald & Glen Gentele, Elizabeth Gallanis, Dr. Gail Gamble & Dr.
Mark Pittelkow, Joyce Gibbs, Joye & Jim Goblirsch, Phyllis Goldman, Alison & Andrew Good, Cheryl & Marc Hadaway, Jolene & Alan
Hansen, Pam & Gary Hansen, Chuck Hazama, Sally & Jim Hodge, Julie & Harry Hoffman, Koji & Eriko Iijima, Randy Johnson, Eileen
Jursik, Jeannine & William Karnes, Lois Kennel, Dr. Donald W. Klass,Suresh Kotagal, Sandra & Stevan Kvenvold, Beth Lamsam, Mary
Lanier, Patricia & Edward Lavelle, Dr. Stephen Lehmkuhle, Kris & Mark Litzow, Ms. Marilyn J. Lovik, D.C. Mangum, Jr., Cindy & Jim
Martenson, Mark McClees Family, Patricia McCleese, Alice & Donald McIlrath, Walter Menning, Jean & Frank Michaels, Linda K. Miller,
Billie & Jerry Needham, Ohly Law Office, Judy & Burton Onofrio, Dr. Robert & Julia Phyliky, Carrie Robinson-Cannon, Sharon & Chuck
Rosen, Jane & David Rosenman, Jeanine Ryan, Pamela Sander, Paula Santrach, Joyce Sharp, Jessica & Sam Smelter, Myron J.
Smith, Susan Stoddard & Stephen Carmichael, Stephanie & Don Supalla, Barbara & David Swart, Lauren & Sandy Thompson, Nancy
& Steve Thornton, Julie & Stephen Troutman, Barbara & Kevin Truax, Robert Vassallo Family, Linda & Lou Wagner, Emmerson Ward,
George Waters, Margaret Weglinski, Roseann M. Weiss, Christa Welbon & Larry Guse, Doris Wenger, Aileen Williams, Winona Heating
& Ventilating Co., Barbara & Charles Withers, Maren Zincke
FOUNDER: $1,000 – $2,499
Mary Beer & David Herbert
Dr. Andrew & Katherine Moore
Delores Regedal
Jill & Jim Suk
BENEFACTOR: $750 – $999
Dr. Kika Dudiak & Dr. Henry Pitot
Dr. Vivita Leonard
Rebecah & Brad Nuss
PATRON: $500 – $749
Cynthia & Charles Branch
Dr. Rick & Betty Devine
Lynn Didier
Judy & Robert Douglas
Sharon & Greg Gentling
Suzanne & Jim Greenleaf
Cynthia & Stephen Lehmkuhle
Heidi Nelson
Dr. Burton & Judy Onofrio
Dr. Bruce & Kristen Pollock
Dr. Ed & Connie Rosenow
Dr. Joseph Rubin
Pougiales Trust
Olga Viso & Cameron Gainer
SUSTAINING: $250 – $499
Paul Armon, AIA Armon Architecture Inc.
Tracy Austin
Brigette Barrette & Claude Deschamps
Donna Beebe
Selby & George Beeler
Dr. Thomas & Julia Behrenbeck
Jane Bisel & Stevenson Williams
Carol & Yosef Bitton
Aleta Borrud & James Findley
Mayor Ardell F. & Judy Brede
Dr. Daniel & Sheila Broughton
Manuel de Angel
To Knit is to Live, 2012, with Karin Johansson, photo by Lisa
Anne Auerbach.
Ed Donoghue
Mary Dunlap
Holly & David Ebel
Dr. Shawna Elders & Dr. Mark Wilbur
Jennifer Fisher
Deepi Goyal & Bhargavi Gali
Elizabeth Gallanis
Dr. Mike & Mary Harper
Dr. Andrew & Allison Good
Larry Guse & Christa Welbon
Dr. John & Patricia Noseworthy
Beverly & Paul Olander
Sheri-Lu & John Pappas
Francesca & Don Ripple
Dr. Stephen & Janey Russell
Paula Santrach
Paulette & Charles Schurhammer
Dr. Sylvester & Yvonne Sterioff
Elizabeth Stewart & Paul Zellweger
Dr. Randall Walker & Patricia Dunn-Walker
Dr. Karen & Dr. Steven Ytterberg
SUPPORTING: $100 – $249
Dr. Al Abbott
Dr. Peter & Bari Amadio
Jane & Paul Barton
Mary & Malcolm Bastron
Corene Bernatz
Lois Bershied-Brunn & Gregg Brunn
Mary & Jane Campion
Bryan & Carrie Cannon
Stephen Carmichael & Susan Stoddard
Iris Kemler Cattaneo & Roberto Cattaneo
Ann Chafoulias
Shelagh Coffer & Ian Lockridge
Pamela & Robert Cofield
Dr. Daniel Connolly
Beth & Doug Creedon
Dr. & Mrs. Eugene DiMagno
Dr. & Mrs. David Dines
David & Susan Dripps
Dr. & Mrs. John & Shirley Edmonson
Michelle & Shawn Fagan
Shannon Fitzgerald & Glen Gentele
Linda Frie & Karl Schuller
Joan Gomez
Sue & Rich Greenberg
Kay Hocker
Sarah & Greg Griffiths
Ann & Robert Groover
Scott Groth
Chuck Hazama
Dr. Alan & Judith Hoffman
Sally & James Hodge
Elizabeth & Wayne Houser
Margaret Houston
Ann & Richard Hutton
Elizabeth & David Katzelneck
Karina Keogh
Judy & John Kruesel
Tina Liebling & Mark Lebow
Marilyn Lovik
Gretchen & Robert MacCarty
June & Glen Miller
Catherine & Ross Miller
Ramila Mehta & Kenneth Jackson
Cinta & Kevin Molloy
Kirsten & Timothy Monaghan
Dena & Mike Mundy
Heather & Robert Nessler
Dr. William & Sharon Nichols
Kathleen & Stephen Panetta
Ann & Noel Peterson
Suzanne & Paul Petty
Christie & Rick Paulson
Jane & David Piepgras
Carolyn & Jeff Piepho
Maureen & Irv Plitzuweit
Mary & Nick Poleschuk
Dr. Francisco & Luz-Maria Puga
Jane & David Rosenman
Anthony Rostvold
Sandra & James Ryan
Jay Ryu & Patricia Ann Pellikka
Jane Scanlon
Darlene & Byron Stadsvold
Jacqueline & Roger Stahl
Cecelia & Joseph Szurszewski
Stephanie & Don Supalla
Robin Taylor & Joe Lobl
Dr. Vicente Torres & Anna Lleal
Lynn & Laurence Torsher
Tim Troxel
Linda & Jack Van Straaten
Ruby Velosa
Kerri Vickers
Emmerson Ward
Jean & George Waters
Karel Weigel
Dr. Arnold & Sandra Weissler
Ryan West
Paula & Joe Wick
Romen & Mark Wilhelm
Barbara & Charles Withers
Dr. David Aamodt
Dr. David & Susan Ahlquist
Phillip Ahnen & Lydia Ewing-Green
Carl Anderson
Stacy & Chris Anderson
Christa Anderson
Walter Astrone
James Baack
Maria Bachman
Timothy Baias
Elizabeth Baier
Dr. George & Lynn Bartley
Dr. Daniel & Sandra Berndt
Mark Bilderback
Todd Bille
Michele Bleskan & Stephen Sine
Michael Blocksome
Kerri Bonacci
Crystal Bonnichsen & Richard Oeckler
Ariel & Chris Boswell
Dr. Jessica & Ryan Bowman
Dr. John Brach
Marcy & Jon Brandt
Kelsey & Jake Brettin
The Brinkman Family
Stephen Broski
Rachel Bulbulian
Mary & Jerry Butlin
Lori & Ross Campbell
Marianne & Greg Couser
Paula Craigo & John Lieske
Dorothy Crowle
Paul & Connie Dahlberg
Jennifer Dahle
James Dankert
Deborah DeGeus
Dr. Amy Degnim
Emily De Grazia & Atta Behfar
Michelle & Chris Delisle
Jill Dilger
Julie Domaille & Jack Gross
Traci & Hunter Downs
Lisa Drage & Eric Olson
Jon & Andrea Ebbert
Elaine Eggert
Kristin & Scott Eising
Emma & Steve Erickson
Melissa Evans
Tara Feine
Bridget Ferguson & Peter Mathiason
Simon Fermor
Sarah & David Fields
Carol & Rick Fishbune
Dr. Andrew Folpe & Anastasia Hopkins Folpe
Lorie & Scott Forstie
Vladana & Ognjen Gajic
Jan & Steve Gatzke
Pam Geerdes
Gretchen & Gary Gerber
Peter & Paul Gerrard
Sara & Matthew Gettman
Joshua Golden
Tania González
Miriam & Scott Goodson
Nina Goradia
Molly & Dan Gossman
Kari Grabowsky & David Levin
John Griffin
Valerie & Paulo Guimalaes
Milli Gupta
Sookwon Hahn
Vanessa & Paul Haluska
Sara Hamilton
Kristi & Scott Hansen
Diane & Norb Harrington
Margaret Harris
Nicole Havekost & Brian Steele
Lisa Houston
Curtis Huber
Jill & Ty Huber
Susan & David Hutchinson
Eriko & Koji Iijima
Margaret & Douglas Johnson
Paula Justich
Janine & Patrick Kamath
Denise & Tom Kelly
Kathy Kennedy & Jim Fisher
David & Katherine Knorr
Grace Kweon & Yeonseok Seo
Paula Ladwig
Pat & Ed Lavelle
Deborah-Eve Lombard &
Richard M. Breaux
Margaret Long
Abby Lucas
Jill Ludowese-Skinner
Dr. J. Keith & Darri Mansel
Margaret & Ross Mattke
Greg & LaDonna McGohan
Sandra & Lewellan Means
Maria & Hector Michelena
Chuck & Julie Miedtke
Anna & Joe Milbach
Participants contributed to a community mural in Mayo Park at ARTigras 2013.
Fabulous exhibitions - congratulations!
—Kim Norton, Minnesota State Representative
Tim Eitel, Rest, 2012, oil on canvas, 69 x 82.5 inches. Courtesy of
Galerie EIGEN + ART, Leipzig/Berlin and Pace Gallery, New York.
Kami & Sanjay Misra
Wendy & Eric Moore
Janet & Thomas Munger
Quincy G. Nang & Sran Zanarotti
Aziza Nassar
Catherine & Mark Nathan
Amy & Bill Nelson
Laura & Mike Nevenheim
Margi & Jeff Newkirk
Kim Norton & Randy Stone
Jonathan O’Brien
Ken Oliver
Tamara Olson
Denise Otteson & Simon Huelsbeck
Alexandra Greenleaf Paisley
Linda & Tom Paltzer
Jae Myung Park & Eun Young Chai
Alexis Patton
Jason Pearson
Debbie Price
Katherine & Daniel Price
Steven & Amy Rabatin
Carlotta Gay Rabinstein
Megan Rahmlow
Vishal Rana
Marsha Rea
Anna & Eric Reeve
Annie & Peter Remes
Santiago Reyes
Kristen & Adam Rhodes
Lynn & Steven Richardson
Mary Alice & Wayne Richardson
David Rider & Ellen Goode
Jenni & Chad Ridgeway
Karl Rist IV
Jeffrey Robinson
Veronique Roger & Maurice Sarano
Carli & Michael Romero
Jennifer & Cory Rubin
Heather Ruskell
Kelly & Lance Saathoff
Scott Schneider
Joyce Gibbs
Sue & Scott Schwartz
Winifred Godfrey
Leslie & Paul Scott
Phyllis Goldman
Dr. George & Jean Sedgwick
Rachel Gordon
Deborah & Tim Seelinger
Arthur Handelman
Vicki Samike
Douglas Hanson
William Sharpe
Carla & Stephen Harner
Christine Shakel
Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Hodgson
Linda Shepherd
Eileen Jursik
Lucy & John Shonyo
Joyce & Pai Kao
Vesha & John Sloan
Lois Kennel
Jessica & Sam Smelter
Mary Sheeran
Lyn & Steve Smith
Anne & John Shelby
Geetika Srivastava
Thomas Sitzer
Opening reception for 2011 – 2012 McKnight Photography
Fellowship Exhibition, 2012
Sheri & William Stark
Judy & Tony Smithson
Pam & Loring Stead
Betty Spitzmiller
Deanna Steiner
Herbert Stellner, Jr.
Kay & Chris Batchelder
Wayne Stellmaker
Antoinette “Toni” Stevens
Ann Catherwood
Scott Stern
C.A. Stevens
Kay Cooper
Paula & Greg Stewart
Jan & Fred Ulrich
Carissa Gisi
Lynette & Will Stott
Catherine & James Wegner
Heather Hebl
Eric Straubmiller
Dr. & Mrs. J.P. Whisnant
Kathy Lessard
Alexandra Stucki
Aileen & David Williams
Sarah McNeilus
Lynn & Steve Swensen
M. Christina Zimmerman
Susan Meiches
Sandra Taler & Andrew Westreich
James Mikos
Janice & Larry Tarnow
Beth Nienow
Jennifer Tessmer-Tuck & Paul Tuck
Jerome Beckley
Shaun C. Palmer
Kris & Matthew Thomas
Curtis Clifford Butturf
Pamela Riggs
Lauren & Sandy Thompson
Arlyn Gagnon
Walter Rocca
Mary Tigner-Rasanen
Christina Meeusen
Steven Saliba
Caro & Xavi Torres
Mary Ann Sahs
Barbara Schafer
Julie & Steve Troutman
Suzanne Szucs
Brian Smidt
Lisa & Jason Troutman
Mona Stevermer
Dr. & Mrs. Eastwood Turlington
Gina Rundquist
Emily & Carey Tweten
Lisa Becker
Virginia & John Woodruff
Ella & Glenn VanLanningham
Dr. Marin Veldic
Jyll Victoria
Shelly Aquino Brandon
Julia & Curtis Accola
Kara & Guy Vig
Kate Bauman
Howard Anderson
Margaret & John Wade
Dr. Kevin Weismann & Jennifer Buddenhagen
Neil Anderson
Tamara Vos
Susan Lynn & Mel Turcanik
Myrtle & Richard Bard
Paul Walech-Roth
Tracy Selby Pavlik
Mary & William Boyne
Aaron Van Dyke
John Ready
Kathleen Greden Christianson
Signe & Tom Walker
Catherine Ross
Dr. & Mrs. Clyde Culp
Margaret Wall-Romana
Mrs. Doris Troutman
Jo & John Dalin
Kate & Wayne Walters
Ramona Digre
Sue & Roger Warndahl
Winnie Donoghue
Rahma Warsame
Patty & Dan Holland
Chenoa Donoghue
Sonia Watson
Nancy & Warren MacKenzie
Alice & Alan Durst
Naura & Franklin Webb
Jackie & Don Schacht
Marion Etzwiler & John Shepherd
Nicholas Weber
B.J. Shigaki
Jessie & Robert Finch
Cindy & Ken Weinlaeder
Dr. Abraham & Denise Sorom
JoAnn & Robert Fiss
Becky & Chris Wendland
Dr. Michael & Sarah Stauder
Joy & Mike Fogarty
Sue & Phil Wheeler
Rachel & Scott Stulen
Victoria & Roger Gacke
Julia Wheeler & Jason Monfre
James Wiggins
Transforming Rochester, is an exciting opportunity. The great work of Rochester Art Center and the
Gregory Wimmer
Rochester arts and culture community is a vibrant example of collaboration promoting an energetic,
Chance Witt
alive urban core with active streets, public places, art, theater, galleries, and entertainment. Together,
Naomi Woychick
through DMC, we will create one of America’s great destination communities!
Nancy Yang
Jie Zhou
—Lisa Clarke, Executive Director, Economic Development Agency, Destination Medical Center
2012 & 2013 VOLUNTEERS
Barb Anderson
Kevin Banitt
Neesha Basynat
Linnea Benike
Marissa Berthold
Dave Blissenbach
Destiny Breland
Sheila Broughton
Christy Calder
Tia Calvert
Ann Chafoulias
Ellen Courbet
Crist Dahl
Betty Devine
Sebastian Eising
Emily Elwood
Laura Elwood
Laura Forsman
Lisa Freidrich
Jonae Gallichino
Abby Gilmore
Carissa Gisi
Mike Gisi
Anna Glenski
Alison Good
Andrea Grimm
Scott Groth
Jeff Hagge
Brittany Hansen
Tom Hillebrand
Keeley Hruska
Emily Hullberg
Devin Hyde
Jorrie Johnson
Kerk Johnson
Rachel Jung
Jeremy Kilkus
Jessalyn Kimball
Rebekah Kollar
Shannon Knoepke
Callie Lampert
Katie Maguire
Rachel Malloy
Jacob Malwitz
Shane McKee
Sarah McNeilus
Jason Meek
Rayyan Mikati
Kirsten Monaghan
Tim Monaghan
Heather Nessler
Rebekah Nielsen
Brian Olson
Emily Olson
Sarah Olson
Maggie Panetta
Sherri Lu Pappas
Eric Pearson
Nicole Pierson
Kristen Pollock
Mike Repede
Lindsey Rippentrop
Heather Sampson
Ellie Rohan
Claire Ryan
Greg Schelling
Taran Schneider
Corey Scott
Sarah Shonyo
Lily Simmons
Brian Smidt
Yvonne Sterioff
Toni Stevens
Claudia Tabini
Lauren Thompson
Tim Troxel
Alison Van Hook
Dan Van Hook
Frank Webb
Roger Webb
Jayne Whiting
Todd Whiting
Kylie Yeigh
Marketa Zapletalova
Wanda Zodrow
2012 & 2013 INTERNS
2012 & 2013 EXHBITIONS
Karl Friedrich, Michele Heidel, and Pat Dunn-Walker:
Rochester Abstraction – In Paint, Paper, and Metal
RAC2: Rochester Artists Collaborative
January 5 – February 5, 2012
Jochen Lempert
February 4 – April 22, 2012
Tetsuya Yamada: Commuter
February 4 – April 22, 2012
Barbara Claussen: Seven and One Half
3rd Floor Emerging Artist Series
February 4 – April 22, 2012
New work by Amy Creighton and Suzanne E. Szucs
RAC2: Rochester Artists Collaborative
February 16 – March 25
Kari Dunn and Chuck Hues: Portals
RAC2: Rochester Artists Collaborative
April 5 – May 13, 2012
Adolescence Through the Lens
April 5 – May 11, 2012
Abby Gilmore
Andrea Grimm
Rachel Juhn
Callie Lambert
Maggie Panetta
Ellie Rohan
Nancy Yang
Congressional Art Competition Exhibition
April 24 – May 6, 2012
The Discrete Opulence of Rochester
A Student Exhibition from Tastes Like Paint
May 17 – June 3, 2012
Miguel Calderón: Color Bleed
May 12 – August 26, 2012
Jehra Patrick: Inescapable Support
3rd Floor Emerging Artist Series
May 12 – August 5, 2012
Artbash ‘13 Co-chairs Tim & Kirsten Monaghan
Artbash ‘12 committee members Carissa Gisi, Sarah McNeilus, Rebekah Nielsen, Heather Nessler
Since her first experience in Total Arts Day Camp at age 9, Maggie has been hooked on
the Art Center returning every year for camp before interning and eventually co-instructing
younger students at Kids Art Summer Camp in August, 2013. As the daughter of a
graphic designer, art was something she knew well; as an 8th grader, Maggie joined the
teen art group Tastes Like Paint at RAC. Now in her 5th year with the group, she has
participated in collaborations, co-curated exhibits, and produced work for other projects.
Volunteering at RAC immersed her fully into its community, entranced by the excitement of
gallery openings, community interaction, and events. Rochester Art Center has become
a second home for Maggie. Between figure skating practices and work, you could always
find Maggie spending her free time at the Art Center during the summer—volunteering,
painting, or interning for Naura Webb, Director of Community Relations, Marketing, and
Design. Without the Rochester Art Center, she states, "My world would be black and
white instead of bursting with color."
Maggie is a senior at Mayo High School where she is a member of the National Honor
Society. While still pursuing the arts, Maggie also actively participated in scientific research
throughout high school—publishing a scientific research paper by age 16. The balance
of art and science in her life is the driving force behind her decision to major in Molecular
Biology and double major or minor in Studio Art in her no longer distant future. Beyond
art and science, Maggie enjoys synchronized figure skating, classical piano, record store
digging, and concert going in her free time. After interning at the SCRIPPS Research
Institute in La Jolla, CA, she became a vegetarian and sun enthusiast.
Binod Shrestha: ECHOES
3rd Floor Emerging Artist Series
August 23 – November 4, 2012
New Work by Crist Dahl and David Quady
RAC2: Rochester Artists Collaborative
September 14 – November 4, 2012
2011-2012 McKnight Photography Fellowship Exhibition
September 14, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Cinthia Marcelle + Tiago Mata Machado: O Século (The Century)
September 14, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Michelle Fagan and William Schmidt: Details & Patterns
RAC2: Rochester Artists Collaborative
November 8 – December 23, 2012
Americananana: Selections from the Collection of Broc Blegen
3rd Floor Emerging Artist Series
November 16, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Jeanne Licari & Toni Stevens: Water – A Medium and a Subject
RAC2: Rochester Artists Collaborative
January 10 – February 17, 2013
Fantastic exhibitions! What a pleasure to have the local and
international contemporary art available in Rochester – thank
you for the experience.
– from the visitor guest book
Miguel Calderon, from Panic Room, 2012, archival inkjet print, 96 x 144 inches.
Tim Eitel: Elsewhere
January 26 – April 28, 2013
Jessica Ashley Nelson: NOT STEP / RESET SUITES
3rd Floor Emerging Artist Series
January 26 – April 7, 2013
New Work by Kandice Mascotti and Max Menning
RAC2: Rochester Artists Collaborative
February 21 – April 7, 2013
Hiawatha Valley League Conference Art Show
March 20 – 31, 2013
Congressional Art Competition Exhibition
April 17 – 28, 2013
Nicole Havekost: Mend and Measure
RAC2: Rochester Artists Collaborative
April 18 – June 2, 2013
Katie Hargrave: How to Fold L’Étoile du Nord
3rd Floor Emerging Artist Series
April 26 – July 14, 2013
The Protagonist: Narrative & Animation
Barry Anderson | Tara Najd Ahmadi | Allison Schulnik |
Catharina van Eetvelde | Hank Willis Thomas | Marina Zurkow
May 17 – August 25, 2013
Henny Linn Kjellberg: Critical Mass
Wells Fargo Atrium Series
May, 2013 – August 2014
Anna Boyer: Frozen Music
3rd Floor Emerging Artist Series
August 9 – October 13, 2013
David Rathman: Stand By Your Accidents
September 13, 2013 – January 26, 2014
Jessamyn Rieke & Jordan Rieke: Similarity in Polarity
RAC2: Rochester Area Collaborative
September 13 – November 3, 2013
Aki Shibata: First Dates
3rd Floor Emerging Artist Series
October 24, 2013 – January 19, 2013
Rochester Art Center has been filling a unique niche in our
community – contemporary visual art is an important element
in the creation and sustenance of an inclusive community.
Rochester Art Center is stepping up their promise of serving
all members of our community and to creating a culture that
encourages belonging that welcomes the exchange of diverse
arts traditions, forms and artist, and promotes the value of
all human difference. I, and the Diversity Council, are proud
supporters of Rochester Art Center.
Alliance for Chicanos Hispano Latino Americans
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester – Adolescence Through the Lens
Golden Hill Education Center – Adolescence Through the Lens
Kids Art – Pre-K / three 1-week sessions
Rochester Area Foundation – Hispanic Youth Mural Project
Tastes Like Paint – Weekly Teen Art Group
Total Arts Day Camp – Grades K-12 / six 2-week sessions
—Kay Hocker, Executive Director, Diversity Council
Great variety of animation.
Open Studio: Life & Still Life Drawing / Oil Painting
PossAbilities weekly open studio
Rochester Community & Technical College Life Drawing
Question Bridge: Black Males film screening and panel discussion with the Diversity Council.
ARTBASH (2012)
ARTBASH: The Silver Factory (2013)
Artwalk with Rochester Downtown Alliance
Art for Lunch
Arty Party
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester
Opening Reception & Lectures – Miguel Calderón, Tim Eitel,
Jochen Lempert, McKnight Photography Fellows, The
Protagonist: Narrative & Animation, and David Rathman
Century High School Project
Channel One Food Bank & Food Shelf: Empty Bowls
Collaboration – Mayo Clinic & Local High School Students
Congressional Art Competition
Consul de Mexico – Luncheon & Presentation
3rd Floor Emerging Artist Opening Receptions
Family Fun Night
Friends of RAC
Free Family Days
Free Thursdays
Fuel Rochester
Gallery Group Tours
Gamehaven Council Cub Scouts of Rochester
Global Mala Rochester: Yoga for Peace
Hiawatha Valley League Conference Art Show
Lunch & Learn with Rochester Music Guild
Locas Por Juana Concert with Rochester Civic Music
Mayo Clinic Christmas Parties
Mayo Medical School – Paint Your Brain
Minneapolis Institute of Art – Docents Emeritus Tour
Movies Under the Stars at the History Center of Olmsted County
Palette to Palate: Reds, Whites & Brews
Public Forum – About You Creators' Forum
Public Forum – Perspectives on Conflict
Total Arts Day Camp, 2012
Student image from Adolescence through the Lens, 2012
Question Bridge: Black Males with the Diversity Council
River Valley Girl Scouts of Rochester
Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce – Educators in the
Rochester Civic Theatre – Creative Projects
Rochester Community & Technical College – Drawing Class and
Campus Open House
Rochester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale pre-concert reception
Tastes Like Paint Exhibition – The Discrete Opulence of Rochester
Ten x Ten Small Works Show
Thursdays on First – Community Color Study
Center for Innovation – Transformer Project
Tetsuya Yamada Lecture
University of Minnesota Rochester – Four Seasons Fundraiser
Wells Fargo Tour
Alliance for Chicano Hispanic Latino Americans
Alternative Learning Center, Rochester Public Schools
Austin High School
Bamber Valley Elementary, Rochester Public Schools
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester
Cambodian Student Association
Canyon Cinema
Diversity Council
Friedell Middle School, Rochester Public Schools
Hiawatha Valley League Conference
Make a Wish Foundation
Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine
Mayo Clinic Medical Students
Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Minnesota’s First Congressional District
Northern Clay Center
Open Studio
Oxbow Park & Zollman Zoo
Quarry Hill Nature Center
Rochester Arts Council
Rochester Civic Theatre
Rochester Community & Technical College
RCTC/Learning Is ForEver Program
Rochester Downtown Alliance
Rochester Golf & Country Club
Rochester International Airport
Rochester Public Library
Senior Center
Somali Student Association
Stepping Out
Student Design-an-Ad, Rochester Post-Bulletin
Sudanese Student Association
Taste of Rochester
University of Minnesota, Rochester
Willow Creek Middle School’s Newcomer Program, Rochester
Public Schools
– from the visitor guest book
Marina Zurkow’s work is amazing! My favorite is Slurb! Very
– from the visitor guest book
The amount of creativity was awesome. The videos were
something else.
– from the visitor guest book
Allison Schulnik, Hobo Clown, 2008, stop motion video, 5:05 minutes
(still). Courtesy of Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA.
Marina Zurkow, Slurb, 2009, color animation, sound, dimensions in
pixels: 1920 x 1080, 17:42 minutes (still). Courtesy of bitforms, nyc.
The exhibition, featuring six artists, had an international flavor
and pushed the boundaries of the mediated image in order
to express contemporary storytelling . . . The Protagonist
was an ambitious and extremely successful survey of some
trends in contemporary fine art animation. Well thought
through and exceptionally presented.
—Suzanne E. Szucs, Afterimage, 2013
Thank you for the opportunity. The show
has done wonders for me personally in
ways I didn't even expect and I really
appreciate the faith you showed in us.
—Jon Allen, RAC2 exhibiting artist
Fantastic that the Rochester Art Center is giving local
artists such a wonderful gallery to show their imaginative
and professional work.
– from the visitor guest book
When Sheryl and I arrived six or so years ago, we were very pleasantly surprised to find a top-notch, professional and dynamic
contemporary art center thriving in a community the size of Rochester. Over these recent years, the Rochester Art Center has grown
both in prestige and has become more deeply engaged in our community for which I am grateful.
RAC2 opening reception artist talks for Jon Allen & Tom Erickson: Circular Document.
Most museums in small towns showcase a smattering
of expected artists – this museum always surprises me
in showing interesting conceptual work. And kudos for
supporting local talent.
– from the visitor guest book
— Randy Chapman, Publisher, Post-Bulletin Co.
Ingeniously creative.
– from the visitor guest book
Pride Experimental Film Screening, 2013
Kids Art Summer Camp, 2012
The Tastes Like Paint exhibit
was absolutely incredible! As
a young and aspiring artist, it
definitely inspired me to do a lot
more in the art field. Great job!
– from the visitor guest book
Installation view of The Discrete Opulence of Rochester, a student-curated exhibition by Tastes Like Paint, 2012.
Gregory Volk, Distinguished Lecture Series 2013
Worth every one of the 8,000 miles to see this.
World class installation.
– from the visitor guest book
PEOPLE ARE TALKING Really beautiful show, easy to sit for days. So much said
in so few words.
– from the visitor guest book
The proportions of his horses were true, and the slogans
were perfect additions. The museum is a fine addition to
our area; I wish you continued success.
– from the visitor guest book
I loved losing myself in this show.
– from the visitor guest book
David Rathman, Above Ground, 2002, ink on paper, 22 x 25 inches.
A common sentiment at ARTBASH:
2012 & 2013 STAFF
Artist talk with David Rathman, 2013
Shannon Fizgerald
Executive Director, 2012-2013
Sarah Stauder
Executive Director, 2012
Phillip Ahnen
Facility Director and Exhibition Preparator
Chris Delisle
Assistant Curator of Education and Public
Engagement, 2013
Kris Douglas
Chief Curator
Joan Lovelace
Administrative Operations Director
Mary Magee
Event and Visitor Services Manager, 2013
Jason Pearson
Curator of Education
Sandy Thompson
Director of Development
Emily Tweten
Event Manager, 2012
Naura Webb
Director of Community Relations,
Marketing, and Design
We need to do this more often!
Sarah Rysavy, Abigail Gilmore, Kelly Saathoff, Chris Delisle, Phillip Ahnen, Mary Magee, Shannon Fitzgerald, Kris Douglas,
Sandy Thompson, Naura Webb, Joan Lovelace, Jason Pearson
Adelie Bergstrom
Marketing Assistant
Elaine Eggert
Joshua Hardt
Laura Elwood
Marketing Assistant
Abigail Gilmore
Development Assistant
Ana Reasner
Membership Assistant
Ellie Rohan,
Membership Assistant
Kelly Saathoff
Administrative Assistant
Cortney Browning
Anna Canfield
Robert Durham
Mary Eggert
Mulli Harris
Kyle Gerads
Lauren Langworthy
Alexandra Paisley
Abbey Potter
Laura Quest
Sarah Rysavy
Megan Stoyles
Maggie Tweite
Timothy Baias
Lisa Becker
Selana Davis
Jenna Grassle Whiting
Henry Harris
Katherine Plesknoko
Paul Shakespeare
Karl Unnasch
& Fundraising
& Rentals
Grants, Sponsorships
& In-kind Support
Education &
Rochester, Minnesota’s 3rd largest city is a city that values diversity
and is “Building an Inclusive Community.” A key component of our city
is the strong presence of the arts supported by Rochester Art Center.
RAC helps create a sense of community and engages audiences,
residents, and visitors in a meaningful way. As Rochester is home to
Mayo Clinic, RAC not only provides a diversion for our patients and
their families but also contributes to the healing process.
From local patrons to an international clientele, RAC stimulates
and challenges one’s senses through varied nationally acclaimed
exhibitions. And while this is extremely important, I would be remiss if
I didn’t extoll the value of the many youth and summer arts programs.
Having a granddaughter who can’t wait to participate regularly and
each summer gives me firsthand knowledge of this aspect of the
programming at RAC.
As a city about to experience tremendous growth through our
Destination Medical Center, Rochester Art Center will play an integral
and important part of this growth.
—Mayor Ardell F. Brede
40 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55904
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is available in the Civic Center Parking
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To be a cultural center for innovation and creativity through contemporary art.
Rochester Art Center offers the opportunity for all people to understand and value the arts through innovative experiences
with contemporary art. Through world-class exhibitions and programs, we present a welcoming, integrated, and diverse
experience that encourages questioning, creativity, and critical thinking. These exhibitions and programs are designed
to reflect the dynamic relationship between art and society. They educate, challenge, and connect individuals to our
world in compelling new ways. We are committed to being a cultural center in our community and to enhancing our
region as a destination for creativity and innovation. We provide value through engagement with broad communities,
strong collaborations with other organizations, and a history of excellence.
Cover image: Henny Linn Kjellberg, Critical Mass, 2013 (detail), porcelain, dimensions variable (detail).
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