Stephen Houseknecht was awarded Second Prize in the Made in NY 09 juried exhibition at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn NY. Houseknecht has also been included in the Curator’s Choice Exhibition in the Albright Knox Collectors Gallery.
On October 17, 2015, the BSA board reviewed works of several artist applicants. Please welcome the following 8 new exhibiting artists and plan to meet them on December 6 at the new members party. Thomas Coyne is a graduate of Niagara Community College in Art History, and a member of several different art organizations in WNY area. He ‘has spent the better part of my life rearranging the world I see around me….it is I believe, the artist’s soul and very being that is injected into one’s work…I paint because I have no other skills. I found I could say things with color that I couldn’t say any other ways…Things I had no words for. It’s not so much an obsession as it is an…
The Buffalo AKG Art Museum published an article about Gerald Mead’s art practice and collecting in the January 2023 issue of their Members’ Calendar (and an expanded version on their blog), referring to him as “a pillar of Buffalo’s art scene.” The profile also included images of the two works by Gerald in the museum’s permanent collection. Find the article at Jerry Mead’s Passions.
Cast, 2017, wood, plaster, barbed-wire Exhibiting Member Rich Tomasello was commissioned to create a piece for the exhibition Give Us The Vote for ArtsWestchester gallery in White Plains, NY. This show focused on voting rights in America and also marked the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New York State. The show at ArtsWestchester runs from October 10th until January 27th. Immigration Survival Kit, 2017, cardboard, acetate, hat, make-up kit Tomasello was also selected to exhibit new work in a group pop up exhibition Into Action in Los Angeles, CA. Into Action is a show focused on activism and justice. Tomasello will be exhibiting his work alongside artists such as Swoon, Shepard Fairey, Hank Willis Thomas, Zoe Buckman, Michael Murphy, and more.
BSA members Nancy Cerny, Fran Noonan, Charles Houseman, James Sedwick and Thomas Kegler had works in the Mill Road Scenic Overlook Benefit Exhibition.
Gerald Mead will receive the Arts Services Initiative (ASI) of Western New York’s “Unsung Hero Award” at its second annual Spark Cultural Awards celebration on May 20 at the Hotel @ the Lafayette. http://www.asiwny.org/cultural-awards/ The award recognizes Mead for his contributions to the cultural community of Western New York for almost 30 years, including his 18-year tenure as a former curator at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. ASI promotes the cultural sector’s vital role in economic development and the community through capacity building, collaboration, and advocacy. The Spark Awards honor and celebrate “those who ignite arts and culture.”
Flora and Fauna: BSA artists Jackie Albarella, Robert Blair, Catherine Tillou and Jacqueline Welch have works in this exhibit, works from the Collection of Gerald Mead, at Carnegie Art Center which will run until May 14, 2011.