4 Cool Things You Need to Know About the Buffalo Society of Artists

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BSA artist Cindi O’Mara discusses her work at the BSA Open Members Exhibition at Expo 68.

Did you know one of the oldest continually operating arts organizations in the entire country is located right here in Buffalo? The Buffalo Society of Artists has been around since 1891. 

BSA is committed to supporting and connecting artists here in Buffalo, and that’s a cause we 100% support. Here are 4 more super cool things you need to know about the BSA. 

 

BSA artist Ross Drago discusses his work at the BSA Spring Juried Exhibition at ArtSpace Buffalo.

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#1: They host a catalogue exhibition every year.

The annual BSA catalogue exhibition has been happening for years. This fall marks the 124th exhibition. Exhibiting members will be juried this year by Margot Muto, Head of Exhibitions, Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester.  Be sure to save the date for 2-5 pm Sunday, September 22 for the opening reception and awards ceremony at Sisti Gallery North, 6535 Campbell Blvd., Pendleton.  Exhibition runs through October 27th.

BSA artist Dennis Bertram discusses his work at the BSA Open Members Exhibition at Expo 68.

BSA artist Dennis Bertram discusses his work at the BSA Open Members Exhibition at Expo 68.

#2: They host coffeehouse talks, studio visits and artist talks.

During Coffeehouse Talks, BSA members and friends meet periodically to discuss various aspects of making, marketing, and viewing art.  At Studio Visits, BSA artists open their studios for visits and demonstrations. For Artist Talks, each BSA exhibit schedules talks wherein artists in the exhibition discuss their work – conceptually and technically. All of these events are free and everyone is welcome.  Visit buffalosocietyofartists.org periodically for announcements.

Artists Cindi O’Mara and Jacqueline Welch guide children’s painting exploration at the BSA’s annual Garden Walk Paint Out event.

 

#3: They host events for all ages. 

The Garden Walk Paint Out just happened July 27 and 28. Participants had a chance to paint with BSA artists, and it was open to all ages, including the kiddos. Plus, it was completely free. Even the paints, brushes, and paper are provided.  Missed it this year? Don’t worry…BSA will do it again next year! 

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Angel puts the finishing touches on his masterpiece at the annual BSA Garden Walk Paint Out event.

#4:  They have a nationally renowned project called the Video Archive Project (VAP).

Buffalo artists (BSA and non-BSA) are showcased in short videos. In their own words, they discuss their background, concepts and techniques while their artwork is beautifully presented. The Burchfield-Penney Art Center archives VAP but you can view the videos at buffalosocietyofartists.org.

BSA artist Phyllis I. Thompson demonstrates monotype printing at her workshop at Nash House, Buffalo.

All in all, the Buffalo Society of Artists is super dedicated to supporting our local artistic community. If you’re interested in getting more involved with this group, look into the membership options on their website.  Jurying for new exhibiting members is coming up soon, so check back often for requirements.

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This article is a paid promotion by one of our advertisers. With these paid articles our goal is to share valuable information with our readers that we think you’ll find useful and interesting.

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