Genesee Valley 100 - Details

The Project

To engage the community in active appreciation of itself and its geographic setting, the landscape of the Genesee Valley. 

This project will recruit 100 area artists to paint a landscape piece inspired by the Genesee Valley for public display in a virtual gallery and a physical venue that is to be determined. Individuals of all abilities and ages are encouraged to participate

Canvases will be available throughout the spring and summer and works will be due by October 20th.  Earlier submissions are welcomed and encouraged.  

Gallery of Paintings

Visit our Instagram webpage to see results as they come in (you don't need an Instagram account to view our posts)

Visit our Gallery page for the collection (under development - complete gallery to be posted by Nov. 1)


  • Piece must be inspired by the Genesee Valley
  • Work must be completed on a provided 12"x12" canvas
  • Work may be submitted to the Conservancy at any time, but no later than October 20th
  • One canvas per person (two may be allotted upon request)
  • Contact Jim Mott (below) with your idea, name, and location.  Jim will coordinate receiving your canvas.

Art Teachers

We welcome participation with schools on this project to seek student submissions for every school district in the Genesee Valley.  Read more on school participation.

Other Details

Artist agrees to let the work be digitally photographed and displayed in a virtual gallery.  Works will be held by the Conservancy and shown virtually and physically as will be determined.  Works will be returned by Jan. 1, 2019.

Artists may choose to sell their painting at a price they determine as part of the final gallery show, a 10% commission will be kept by the Conservancy.  Funds from a sale will be sent to the artist by Jan. 1, 2019.

Assistance with materials and instruction can be provided to artists if there is a need.  Please include your request when contacting Jim.

Project Events

April 19, 7pm at Wadsworth Library, 24 Center Street, Geneseo
Nationally recognized artist Jim Mott will discuss his community based art projects and the Genesee Valley 100

May 15, 4-6pm, Paint Out #1 on Oneida Lot in Geneseo

Sept 11, 4-6pm, Paint Out #2 on Oneida Lot in Geneseo

Special event TBD: walk to site of Thomas Cole's famous Genesee Scenery viewg "Genesee Scenery"

Public Exhibition: An online gallery will show all of the 100 works beginning November 1st (at latest)
A public showing is also being planned to view works in person.  Details TBD.

Request a Canvas

Email a brief description of your idea, your name, and location to Jim Mott at 


Project presented by:

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts at the Livingston Arts Center, a member supported organization.

Additional support by: