Exhibitions & Events

NEW LIVE MUSIC SERIES! 

Live On the Lawn at the Carnegie Art Center

“Live on the Lawn” is an outdoor music series that will take place Thursday nights at the Carnegie Art Center located at 240 Goundry Street in North Tonawanda.

Schedule of Shows: 

Thursday, May 13, 6-8PM
Buffalo Jazz Collective Sextet Plays Big Band Hits from the Swing Era

Thursday, May 27, 6-8PM
Multi-Dimensions Quartet

Thursday, June 10, 2021, 6-8PM
Saranaide

Thursday, June 24, 6-8PM
Brendan Lanighan Octet

Thursday, July 8, 6-8PM
Morgan Street Stompers

Thursday, July 22, 6-8PM
Buffalo Jazz Composers Workshop

Thursday, Aug 12, 6-8PM
Tim Clarke Soul-tet

Thursday, Aug 26, 6-8PM
GirlCrush+

Thursday, Sept 9, 6-8PM
The Buffalo Jazz Collective presents Jazz Impressions: “Jazz at the Movies”

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Makers Market at the Carnegie Art Center

 

The Carnegie Art Center presents a monthly Makers Market that will take place outside on our lawn every second Saturday of the month starting in May and going into September 2021. This monthly event will feature up to 35 vendors selling handcrafted, vintage items or food/drink on our lawn space.

The Carnegie Art Center is located at 240 Goundry Street, North Tonawanda, NY 14120.

Price to participate as a vendor:
$50 per event for Non-members
$40 per event for Members of the Carnegie Art Center

The Makers Market will take place on our lawn space during the following dates & times:

Saturday, May 8, 2021: 11AM-4PM
Saturday, June 12, 2021: 11AM-4PM
Saturday, July 10, 2021: 11AM-4PM
Saturday, August 14, 2021: 11AM-4PM
Saturday, September 11, 2021: 11AM-4PM

Submissions for the Makers Market will be accepted until the spots are filled!

CALL FOR ARTISTS: CLICK HERE TO APPLY TO THE MARKET 

My Colours…OUR TRUTH 
WNY – Urban Arts Collective

A collection of artworks representing each artist’s own lived experience.
On view: May 1 – 27, 2021
Opening Reception: Thurs. May 6, 5-9PM
Artist Talk & Panel: Sat. May 15, 1PM
Art Class for Children: Sat. May 22, 10AM

 

CELEBRATING 130 YEARS OF THE BUFFALO SOCIETY OF ARTISTS (1891-2021)

 PAST PRESIDENTS OF THE BUFFALO SOCIETY OF ARTISTS EXHIBITIONS 

On View June 3 – 26, 2021

Opening Reception

Thursday, June 3, 6 – 8 pm 

Presentations 

Gerald Mead: Collecting the Legacy of the Buffalo Society of Artists

Thursday, June 17, 6 PM

Collector and Buffalo Society of Artists past president Gerald Mead, a leading authority on WNY art, will discuss the origins, composition, and curatorship of his extensive art collection, and lead a tour of the exhibition of artworks from his collection by 33 of the historic past presidents of the Society that are on view at the Carnegie Art Center.  

Len Kagelmacher: 130 years of the BSA History – Important Highlights

Saturday, June 19, 12:30 PM

All events and admission to the Carnegie Art Center are free. 

Gallery Hours: Wed & Thurs 6-8PM, Fri & Sat 12-4PM 

 

About the Buffalo Society of Artists

The Buffalo Society of Artists, one of the oldest continually operating arts organizations in the country, was founded in 1891 to promote and expand the awareness of Western New York artists, a mission that it maintains today. Throughout its history, a member artist has been regularly elected by the membership to serve as president of the Society, guiding the organization through three centuries spanning eras of growth, change and challenges.

The Exhibitions

Organized as part of the Society’s 130th anniversary celebration, these two companion exhibitions celebrate the artistry of many of the 72 artists who have served as president of the Society since its founding.

 (1) Past Presidents of the Buffalo Society of Artists: An Invitational 

(Rotunda Gallery)

 All of the living past presidents were invited to provide a work that best represents their art practice.

(2) Past Presidents of the Buffalo Society of Artists: Works from the Gerald Mead Collection

(East Gallery)

This exhibition consists of artworks by 33 of the deceased artists who served as presidents of the Society since its founding in 1891. On loan from past president Gerald Mead’s extensive art collection, this selection includes work ranging from a painting by James Francis Brown, the first president in 1891, to a photograph by Sherwin Greenberg, who was president of the Society in 1990. Other works are by many of the region’s most noteworthy historic and contemporary artists such as George Cary, Larry Griffis, Jr., Donald Haug, Lucius Hitchcock, Rixford Jennings, Shirley Kassman, Alexander Levy, Evelyn Rumsey Lord, Carlo Nisita and Frank Penfold among others.

Gerald Mead is an artist, educator, arts writer and independent curator. Thematic exhibitions from his collection of over 1,500 artworks by artists associated with WNY by birth or residency have been presented at numerous museums and galleries, most recently at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University. He has also lent works from his collection for exhibitions at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Burchfield Penney Art Center and UB Art Galleries.