About Jim Barclay

Jim Barclay

A resident of Rochester, NY since the 1970s, I have developed an ever-growing fondness for its special architecture, landscapes, and historic roots. I love the varied light and weather that reveals the nuances of local scenes and feel compelled to make images that capture what I feel. I began exhibiting my Rochester portfolio in 1992 and year-by-year continue to expanded the collection which you can view on the galleries pages of this site.


Exhibitions and Awards

  • 2010 Rochester Contempory Art Center - 6x6x2010 Exhibit
  • 2006-10 City Hall Link Gallery, Rochester, NY - Annual Exhibit
  • 2006 Park Avenue Summer Art Festival - Best Photography Award
  • 2003 SEAD Front Porch Exhibit, Rochester, NY
  • 2002 "Second Story Project" - Images of Monroe Avenue, above the street level. An exhibit and book sponsored by South East Arts Development
  • 2001 "A Photographer's Path IV: Traveling Light" - Center at High Falls Fine Art Gallery
  • 1999 "The Grande Dame of Rochester" - A selection of contemporary and vintage images of East Avenue at 1570 Gallery
  • 1999 "The Art of Urban Living" Landmark Society of WNY Photo Exhibit - Award of Excellence in Landmark Imagery
  • 1997 "Legacy: Rochester Icons" - One-man show at Light Impressions' Spectrum Gallery
  • 1997 "Highlights & Shadows" - A joint exhibit at 1570 Gallery, East Ave., Rochester, NY
  • 1997 Mt. Hope Cemetery Photo Competition at City Hall Link Gallery - 3 images
  • 1996 Park Avenue Summer Art Festival - Best Photography Award
  • 1996 Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition - Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester
  • 1996 Made in New York Exhibition - Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn NY
  • 1995 WXXI Fine Arts & Crafts Showcase - featured Artist
  • 1995 "Light Impressions' Biennial Juried Show" - An international exhibit at the Spectrum Gallery, Rochester, NY
  • 1995 Park Avenue Festival - Second Place in Media Arts
  • 1995 "City Scapes" A collection of photographs celebrating Rochester's urban icons, MCC LeRoy Good Library
  • 1993 "Rochester: The Big Picture" - 9 images published
  • 1993 Wilson Arts Center "Colors" Exhibition - Judges Award
  • 1993 Photographers Forum's "Best of Photography Annual"
  • 1992 WXXI Art Auction - Judges Award
  • 1992 Everson Biennial, Everson Museum of Art
  • 1992 Regional at the Arnot Museum - Star-Gazette Award for Best Graphics
  • 1992 Downey Museum of Art (LA) - "Photography as: Urban Scape /Rural Scape"
  • 1992 Photographers Forum's "Best of Photography Annual - Honorable Mention - Color
  • 1992 Democrat & Chronicle / Times Union Calendar Cover Photo