BSA Today

The Mission of the Buffalo Society of Artists is to promote and recognize excellence in visual art through the presentation of exhibitions and activities favorable to artistic expression, and to develop interchange among artists and those interested in the arts.

The Buffalo Society of Artists is one of the oldest continually operating arts organizations in the country. Started in 1891 to promote and expand the awareness of Western New York artists, we maintain the same mission today.

The Buffalo Society of Artists Constitution may be downloaded here.

We mount three exhibitions a year: a Catalogue Exhibition, an Open Members' Exhibition, and an alternative exhibition

We also provide members with lectures, workshops and studio visits throughout the year.

"A Brief History-The Buffalo Society of Artists/1891-1991" written by Albert L. Michaels and Russell Ram, and "President's Books", scrapbooks and records submitted by outgoing presidents, are held in the Archives Room at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York,14222, (716) 878-6001.


2017 Officers
– Cindi O'Mara
– Tim Brooks
– Gary L. Wolfe
Recording Secretary
– Nancy Cerny
Corresponding Secretary
– Sally Treanor
Board of Director Chairs
- Frani Evedon, Communications
- Marie Hassett, Membership
- Nancy Mariani, Education
- Jacqueline Welch, Nominating
- Exhibitions, Tim Brooks
At Large
- Daniel Haskin
– George Gilham
– Judy Hodge
Special Committees
Video Archive Project
– Beth Pedersen, Chair
Board of Trustees
John McKendry, Chair
Rita Argen Auerbach
LeRoi Johnson
William C. Maggio
Grace Meibohm
Sally Moehlau
Sharon Osgood


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