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 Advancing Women. In this spirit, design a gingerbread creation inspired by a woman historical figure, author, character or architect!
We encourage you to think outside the box for this year’s challenge, and be sure to tell us about your inspiration in your application!
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | Gingerbread Invitational application deadline
Friday, October 23, 2020 | Artist selection announced – artists informed via e-mail
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | Artists drop off creations to The Rockwell Museum for photography and installation.
Saturday, November 21, 2020 | Exhibition open to the public. Public voting launches!
December 5 & 6, 2020, December 12 & 13, 2020 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Holiday Open House. Free admission for all ages, all weekend.
Thursday, December 31, 2020 | Final day of exhibition; Community Choice Winner Announced
Monday, January 4, 2021 | Artists pick up their creations if they wish – others will be discarded
Gingerbread Invitational 2019: My Dream Home
Community Choice Award: Lindsay Traver | “Tudor Revival”
Gingerbread Invitational 2018: Fantastical Future
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
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
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
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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