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5th Annual Gingerbread Invitational: My Dream Home

The Rockwell Museum is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Gingerbread Invitational − a fun, artful gingerbread competition for baking enthusiasts and community members of all skill levels.

The Gingerbread Invitational is made possible with support from Ellen and John O’Hare.

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Gingerbread Invitational – 2019 Rules and Application

We invite you to enter your innovative design for the chance to be one of (up to) 12 artists featured in a special holiday exhibition. This year, Rockwell programming and exhibitions revolve around the theme of Questioning Identity – in this vein, we invite you to design “My Dream Home” – in gingerbread!

Is your dream home a typical building? Is it classic or futuristic? What kind of features would your dream home have and why? Who lives in your dream home with you? What kind of architecture are you drawn to? Be sure to tell us in your application!

How It Works – Please note important changes to this year’s competition

  • Interested individuals/teams must submit their application, including a design sketch, by October 18, 2019. It’s important to follow all of the size and materials specifications (see page 3).
  • Up to 12 submissions will be selected to be featured in The Gingerbread Invitational. Each artist/team will then have approximately 1 month to create their design, and drop it off at The Rockwell Museum on the designated date.
  • New this year: At drop-off, each team will be awarded a $50 honorarium in the form of a VISA gift card to help compensate them for their materials.
  • Artists/teams will have the opportunity to present their work to the public at an opening reception on December 4, 2019. This is your chance to explain your inspiration to visitors and schmooze for votes!
  • Throughout the exhibition, visitors to The Rockwell will vote on their favorite gingerbread creations – the winner of the Community Choice Award will be announced toward the end of the exhibition.

Gingerbread Invitational – 2019 Rules and Application

Prizes

  • All participants will receive thank-you honorariums in the form of a $50 VISA gift card, plus swag bags featuring gifts from the Museum Store and ceramic medallions created by local artist Colleen McCall.
  • Community Choice Award Winner – $250 + Ceramic Trophy by Colleen McCall

Questions?

Contact Kristen Bocek-Kahn at The Rockwell Museum
Phone: 607-974-5621 |  E-mail: bocek-kahnk@rockwellmuseum.org


Past Exhibitions

Gingerbread Invitational 2018: Fantastical Future  See all photos

First Place: Gina Traylor, Lauren Milano, Mary Milano | “Wegmans 2116”
Second Place: Tuscarora Elementary Art Club | “The Future of Addison CSD”
Third Place: Kristen Merritt, Amanda Gantert, Christopher Knitter | “Civic Center on the Hill”
Community Choice Award: Tuscarora Elementary Art Club | “The Future of Addison CSD”


Gingerbread Invitational 2017    See all photos

First Place: Ryan Anderson, in partnership with Card Carrying Books and Gifts | Susan B. Anthony House, Rochester, NY
Second Place: LaDonna Costello, Eldridge Park Carousel of Elmira, NY
Third Place: Kristen Merritt, Christopher Knitter, Amanda Gantert | Elmira Heights Theater
Community Choice Award: Ryan Anderson, in partnership with Card Carrying Books and Gifts | Susan B. Anthony House, Rochester, NY

 

Gingerbread Invitational 2016    See all photos

First Place: Ann Cady, Colleen McCall, and Martha Easton | Mark Twain Study, Elmira, NY
Second Place: Wegmans Bakery | “Heart of Corning” – Centerway Square
Third Place: Barbara Mack of Corning Pie Works | Corning Fire Department
Community Choice Award: Ann Cady, Colleen McCall, and Martha Easton | Mark Twain Study, Elmira, NY

 

Gingerbread Invitational 2015   See all photos

First Place: Amber Colby of ‘Cuse Cakes | Historic Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse 
Second Place: LaDonna Costello | Watkins Glen State Park South Pavilion
Third Place: Emily Elizabeth Smith, Tiffany Williams, Jessi Moore, Mandy Kritzeck and Alexandra Ruggiero | First Presbyterian Church in Bath, NY. 
Community Choice Award: LaDonna Costello | Watkins Glen State Park South Pavilion

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