The Buffalo Society of Artists is founded in April 1891, after an informal discussion in artist James Francis Brown’s studio. Brown was appointed the BSA’s first president.
Raphael Beck’s creative submission is selected as the official logo for the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo.
BSA artists support our effort during World War I with posters by Lucius Hitchcock and Alex Levy.
Charles Burchfield painting is awarded at the BSA Annual Exhibition.
The Buffalo Courier Express heralds the Buffalo Society of Artists’ Beaux Art Ball as the major event of the 1935 social season.
Robert Blair, serving in Europe during World War II, documents his Battle of the Bulge experiences with hundreds of sketches and paintings.
The BSA and the Patteran Society combine for a special exhibition to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy.
The centennial anniversary of the Buffalo Society of Artists is celebrated with exhibitions at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, the Buffalo History Museum, and Meibohm Fine Arts.
The BSA launches the Video Archive Project, a continuous oral and visual recorded history of prominent Western NY artists.
The BSA is officially recognized as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit art organization.
Building on a legacy since 1891, we embrace visual exploration as critical to the voice of our time.