Call for Art: Place Setting


The Politits: Art Coalition is honored to announce an open call for our 3rd annual juried exhibition: Place Setting, held at The Yards in Rochester, NY. Place Setting is inspired by the idea of the dinner table, a place where artists are welcome to join in conversation, to share, reflect and organize during a time of unrest. This show is for those who are feeling unheard, fed-up, full of rage and are looking for support from their fellow creatives.

Place Setting is focused on supporting artists who have historically been underrepresented in the arts. This year, we will accept work from up to 40 artists, focusing on submissions from female-identifying (and gender non-conforming), POC, and LGBTQ artists that encourage place, space, and togetherness in trying times. We are searching for diversity in process, materiality, and vision; free from censorship.

This exhibition is a way of welcoming folks to our table; opening up places to those who have been traditionally passed over within the art community. We offer you a place, set for those who have art, vision and most importantly tenderness to share.

Two awards will be offered in this exhibition!
(Award Juror TBA)
No size restrictions. Open to national and international artists.

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Submission Deadline: January 15, 2019
Artwork Received: February 15-22, 2019
Exhibition Dates: March 1, 2019 – March 23, 2019
Opening Reception: March 1, 2019
Submission fee: $15 for 1-3  images. Please send $15 via PayPal to at the time of submission.

Germinate at Loud Cow


Politits Art Coalition is pleased to announce Germinate, a one-night event showcasing current works by the Politits members Lindsey Collier, Melissa Huang, Kristina Kaiser, Rebecca Lomuto, Jacquelyn O’Brien and Tina Starr.

This show explores what it means to continue developing their bond as Politits members move across the country, touching on the uncertainty and triumph of uprooting yourself to grow something new. This show promises an evening of sculpture, painting, photography, and installation that should not be missed!

Loud Cow is an artist-run, alternative art exhibition space and activity center focusing on showing contemporary artwork in a non-commercial art setting. Visit to learn more about this exciting new space!

Loud Cow Studio
13 Pine Hill Road
Spencerport, NY 14559

Facebook Event: Germinate Reception

No Man’s Land Opening Reception

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Presented by the Politits Art Coalition at The Yards (50-52 Public Market Way)
Opening reception: March 2, 2018, 6-11pm
Visit the exhibition during Public Market hours: 3/3, 3/10, and 3/17

Join the Politits Art Coalition at The Yards for our second annual juried exhibition! No Man’s Land features artwork by those who have been historically underrepresented in the arts, focusing on work by female-identifying, POC, and LGBTQ artists. This exhibition is a celebration of diversity in practice, the removal of censorship, and strength in vision.

Exhibiting artists:
Ansley Adams, Brandin Barón, Beti Scott Brown, Lane Chapman, Carly Collier, Gwendolyn Anne Davies, Rina Miriam Drescher, Karen Frutiger, Briell Giancola, Abi Good, Maxwell Harvey-Sampson, Maddy Jason, Nina Jordan, Andrea Kennedy, Ryana Lawson, Cielo Ornelas MacFarlane, Rachel Marcotte, Kristin Moore, Gracia Nash, Vukasin Nedeljkovic, Christie Nesbit, Kylie Newcomer, Allison Nichols, Leah Oates, Jina Park, Sarah Peck, Emma Percy, Brittany Rea, Joseph Ressler, Andre Rubin, Lisa Maria Rickman, Maria Victoria Savka, Suzanna Scott, Danielle Suzanne Smith, Jackie Spaventa, Rachael Strittmatter, Megan Sullivan, Kiki Szende, Amanda Taves, FeiFan Zhang


  • Two Best in Show awards selected by our award jurors:
    Calvin Eaton, CEO & Founder of 540WMain Community Learning Academy and Roslyn Bakst Goldman, Fine Art Appraiser
  • One Politits Pick award selected by the Politits Art Coalition as a group
  • Six Awards of Distinction selected by individual members of the Politits Art Coalition

Facebook Event: No Man’s Land Opening Reception

Call for Art: No Man’s Land


Artists are invited to submit to No Man’s Land, the 2nd annual juried exhibition hosted by the Politits Art Coalition. This exhibition will be held at The Yards in Rochester, NY. Open to all media, no size restrictions.

Three awards will be offered in this exhibition! Award jurors include:
Calvin Eaton, CEO & Founder of 540WMain Community Learning Academy
Roslyn Bakst Goldman, Fine Art Appraiser

Deadline: February 9, 2018
Exhibition Dates: March 2-21, 2018
Opening Reception: March 2, 2018
Closing Reception: March 18, 2018
Submission fee: $15 for 3-5 images. Please send $15 via PayPal to at the time of submission.

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This year, we will accept works from up to 40 artists. Submissions are particularly encouraged from female-identifying, POC, and LGBTQ individuals. This exhibition will have a particular focus on promoting artwork by those who have been historically underrepresented in the arts.

The Politits Art Coalition supports diversity in practice and strength in vision. This is an exhibition intended to be free from censorship, open to artists from Rochester and beyond.

“No man’s land” refers to territory under dispute between parties who then leave it unoccupied due to fear or uncertainty. In this exhibition underrepresented artists will lay a claim to their piece of the art world.

*Pictured below: Photographs from “Women’s Work”, the 2017 invitational exhibition by the Politits Art Coalition held at The Yards.


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Women’s Work Exhibition Catalogue


Download the digital catalogue:
Womens Work Catalogue

Women’s Work is the first international invitational exhibition hosted by Politits Art Coalition: a group of six artists including Lindsey Collier, Melissa Huang, Kristina Kaiser, Rebecca Lomuto, Jacquelyn O’Brien, and Tina Starr. As part of our mission to support women in the arts, the Politits Art Coalition has invited over forty women artists to participate in this pop-up exhibition at The Yards! We intend to amplify our voices by coming together. In a world and industry that still favors the masculine, we hope to show just what women artists can do.

Opening Reception: Friday, March 10, 2017 from 6–9pm
Spoken word performance from 7–7:15pm
Musical performance from 7:30–8pm

Open Studio Hours: Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 10am–2pm
Tits Talk Round Table Discussion: Sunda, March 12, 2017 from 5–7pm

Exhibiting Artists:
Mandi Antonucci, Jeanne Raffer Beck, Marisa Bruno, Kira Buckel, Kayla Carpitalla, Amanda Chestnut, Ellina Chetverikova, Caitlyn Childress, Victoria Connors, Nicole Cooke, Rachel Cunkelman, Melanie Fisher, Jackie Evangelisti, Ali Feser, Judy Gohringer, Maddy Jason, Olivia Kim, Yoonjee Kwak, Melania Lanzini, Sarah Rose Lejeune, Cara Luddy, Jeannette McDunnah, Heather McKay, Madison Moore, Erin Murphy, Marisa Nowodworski, Lauren Noelle Oliver, Anna Overmoyer, Jina Park, Andrea Pawarski, Janet Pelechaty, Lea Rizzo, Emily Roth, Tina Rott, Stacey Rowe, Maria Victoria Savka, Domenica de la Torre, Amber Tracy, Lauren Tucci, Robin Whiteman, and Sabra and Beckett Wood.

Download the digital catalogue:
Womens Work Catalogue

Politits at the 6×6 Opening Party


The Politits Art Coalition made an appearance at RoCo’s 6×6 Opening Party. As you can see, our 6th member Tina Star was here in spirit… and in lips!

Our artwork is on display in the Lab Space (we’re party #9!). You can stop by the 6×6 exhibition to pick up original works of art by the members of the Politits Art Coalition for only $20 (all proceeds benefit the Rochester Contemporary Art Center).


Posing for the Politits at 6×6! Big thanks to Director Bleu Cease (left) for putting together such an exciting exhibition.