Exhibitions & Events

Collages & Assemblages
From the Gerald Mead Collection

Opening Reception:
Thursday, September 5, 6-8PM
Tour of Exhibition w/ Gerald Mead:
Wednesday, September 18 at 6PM
On View until October 4, 2019

This exhibition consists of over 50 collages and assemblages by artists associated with Western New York by birth or residency, and includes emerging artists as well as those with national and international reputations. The artworks were selected from the extensive collection of Gerald Mead, a noted Buffalo artist and educator. Included are works by many of the region’s most noteworthy historic and contemporary artists whose have worked in collage or assemblage including Nancy Belfer, Larry Bell, Susann Denny, Seymour Drumlevitch, Jack Edson, Joyce Hill, Cletus Johnson, Wes Olmsted, Russell Ram and Richard Rockford among others.

Patterns and Growth:
Works by Cindi O’Mara & Friends
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 10, 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, October 17 at 6PM
On view until October 26

This exhibition will display works by Cindi O’Mara and Friends. Friends being several emerging artists that began studying their craft with Cindi O’Mara while in high school. Each of the participating artists have gone on to become skilled artists in several mediums and are active in exhibiting their work or have professional studios. Some of the mediums that will be represented are painting, drawing and photography, to name a few.

The former students of O’Mara were part of the many studio classes that were offered at North Tonawanda High School and many of them were part of the Advanced Placement Studio Art Program.

O’Mara has been very pleased to see the continued growth each of these students. This exhibition will be a gathering of these artists to encourage each other to exhibit their current works and share their successes as artists.

The Works exhibited will demonstrate the variety of talents and interests that the Friends of Cindi O’Mara have presumed. Cindi will exhibit several new works with her students work as well.

Participating Artists include:
Cindi O’Mara, Hannah Bella, Katherine Bogdon, Lindsay Dzielski, Colleen Durkin, Josh Fornalik, Michelle Godfrey, Dana Heider, Amber Heider-Lorenz, Andy Krzystek, Bailey McCarthy, Ian McCrohan, Ruby Merritt, Van Tran Nguyen, Carolyn Perillo, Amanda Rose Terragnoli

This exhibition is co-curated by Natalie Brown, Program Coordinator at the Carnegie Art Center and a former student of O’Mara’s.

The opening reception and the artist talk event are both free and open to the public.


Western New York Artists X8 

Opening Reception:
Saturday, November 2,
On view until November 29, 2019

This exhibition will showcase eight artists residing in Western New York who work in various media including painting (both representational and non-representational), printmaking, mixed media and sculpture (carved stone, cast bronze and other natural materials).

Artists will include:
George Gilham • Kaitlyn Gilham • Norma Joy • Eric Knerr • Susan Nowak • Joseph Orffeo • Rose Popper • JoAnn Vanderheite

Thursday, December 5, 2019

see it. buy it. take it off the wall.

Join us for this unique opportunity to purchase an
original 5 x 7 piece of artwork for just $20.

Hundreds of 5 x 7 sized original pieces of artwork are exhibited on the main gallery wall in the Carnegie Art Center. Each piece is donated by award-winning, local artists, committed to supporting the arts and programing within our community.

Learn more HERE

8th Annual Holiday Trunk Show!
Saturday, December 14

You are invited to the 8th Annual Holiday Trunk Show on Saturday, Dec. 14th, 12-5pm at the Carnegie Art Center! This will be a perfect place to get all your Holiday shopping done. We will have 20+ vendors on site selling handcrafted items.

The Holiday Trunk Show will showcase high quality artwork and handmade gifts made locally by artists and craftspeople of WNY.

List of participating artists coming soon!
Join the Facebook event page HERE

Professional Headshots for Artists
Thursday, Nov 14, 4-8PM and
Saturday, November 16, 12-4PM

The headshot you submit with your portfolio is often times the first face that a gallery or buyer can put to your work. It is your avatar, your stand-in, and it helps speak for you when you’re not present.

The Carnegie Art Center will host a two day photography session for artists to get their professional headshots taken by local photographer, Raul J. Marrero.

Each participant will be able to select a 20 min slot time with the link below.

Members of the Carnegie will be able to chose 2 digital images.
Non-members can chose 1 digital image.
We will check your membership status when you arrive for your photo shoot.

Each session will cost $30.

We will provide all of the photography equipment needed including a gray backdrop and someone to edit the photos. You may bring props with you. All participants will be able to chose between a black and white image or color.

Register here to secure or slot:

We will send you a conformation email with payment options.

Participants of the headshot sessions will also receive an exclusive 10% discount to get a digital image of their artwork at Pencil in the River Studio Inc.. Located directly down the street from the Carnegie, Pencil in the River has been creating high quality images for artists for over 2 years.
More information will be provided for participants of the headshot series only.

Proceeds from the photo series will support the photographer and the Carnegie Art Center.