Mike Killelea won the 2023 regional award for his watercolor painting Making Maple Syrup (above) at the VA of Western NY Health System. His work will go on to be juried in the National VA system in December.
BSA Members Recognized in 49th Annual Hallwalls Member Show
BSA’s Sara Baker Michalak opened her exhibition of collages ‘The Real Ethereal World’ on July 15th at the Peg Bothner Gallery. This show is presented by the Tri-County Arts Council in Olean and will be on view through August 26. Sara -“The collages that I make reflect my view of the natural world as it is shaped by place, season and time. The compositions convey my sense of forms’ fluid ephemerality and the layered interconnections among living things.” Peg Bothner Gallery
George Grace won awards in three of the past four exhibitions: two Best of Shows in the Fine Arts League for Blast Furnaces Under a Shrouded Moon (pictured above) and Watching the Sunrise, and Second Place in the Pastel Society of Western New York exhibition at the Kenan Center for Through the Rain-Blurred Windshield. He also published his fourth collection of poetry, a 202-page opus, A Hastening Countdown from Infinity (LitGarden Press), available through Amazon and directly from the author. His third collection, Steeling America: A Poetic Memoir of Lackawanna’s Bethlehem Steel was a semifinalist in the Winning Writers International Poetic Memoir Competition.
Catherine Shuman Miller’s silk collagraph and carborundum monoprint, Round About 2, was juried into the Prince Street Gallery’s 15th Annual Juried Show in New York City. She is one of 36 artist juried into the show. Jurors were Flavia Bacarella, Larry Groff, and Gina Werfel. Opening Reception: August 3, 5-8 pm Exhibition runs through August 19th. 547 West 27th Street, Suite 504, NYC
Jane Foley Ferraro was awarded third place abstract for her painting Echoes Softly Pace in the June Bold Brush Painting Competition sponsored by FASO (Fine Art Studio Online) and judged by Kyle Stuckey.
Andrea Tasevski received the Rochester Art Supply Award for Renée at the Pastel Society of Western New York’s The Art of Light and Color show at the Kenan Center. She also won a Dick Blick award for Streets of Siena at the 9th Annual Adirondack National Pastel Exhibition at the LARAC Mountain Gallery in Glens Falls, NY,
Dennis Stierer’s photograph, Good Hope Picnic Grounds from his project ByPassed America, was chosen for the exhibit Forgotten. The exhibit was juried by Paula Tognarelli at the SE CENTER for Photography, 116 East Broad St. in Greenville, SC. The exhibit will hang in the main gallery from 9/1 – 9/30/2023.
Look who made the cover of the latest Stroll Delaware Park magazine – David Cloyd! David is behind the redesign and many new functions of the Buffalo Society of Arts website. (Photo by Michelle Day Photography)
Susan Explains I have good news to share with our membership that started with the BSA website artist listings! I was contacted in April by a young woman inquiring for her dad about a very special commission. Her dad’s dream was to have a landscape painting done as an “heirloom” artwork. It was a very special landscape depicting the village he was born in and the home of his ancestors, Futani, Italy. The young lady informed me that she had been searching for an artist willing to take on commission for a large (30″x48″) painting for quite some time when she was referred to the Buffalo Society of Artist’s website. After looking through the exhibiting artists profiles and featured work, she reached out to me…