The Rockwell invites chefs, bakeries, and pastry enthusiasts to enter their innovative design for the chance to be one of (up to) 13 artists featured in a special holiday exhibition, The Gingerbread Invitational. The Community Choice Award winner will be chosen by visitors to The Rockwell voting throughout the exhibition.
As we celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Old City Hall (The Rockwell’s beloved home), we can’t help but marvel not just about the building’s history but its future potential. This year, the theme of the Gingerbread Invitational is Fantastical Future – we invite your application to re-imagine a regional building or structure with a futuristic twist!
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | Gingerbread Invitational application deadline
Friday, October 19, 2018 | Artist selection announced
Monday, November 19, 2018 | Artists drop off creations to The Rockwell Museum for photography and installation
Friday, November 23, 2018 | Exhibition open to the public. Public voting launches!
Friday, November 30, 2018 | Gingerbread Invitational Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony for artists, public and Rockwell Museum Members
December 1 & 2, 2018 | Sparkle and Holiday Open House. Gingerbread-themed games, art activities, shopping, photo opportunities and more.
Monday, December 31, 2018 | Final day of exhibition
Wednesday, January 2, 2018 | Artists pick up their creations if they wish – others will be discarded.
Friday, January 4, 2019 | Community Choice Winner Announced
Participants should contact Brianna VanOsdol at The Rockwell Museum:
Phone: 607-974-7063 | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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