The Bunis Family Art Gallery located in the Benderson Family Building in Amherst and the Levy and Daniel Families Art Gallery at the Holland Family Building in Buffalo are community spaces providing creative opportunity for local artists to showcase and sell their works. Brightly colored paintings, and intriguing photographs are just examples of the beautiful pieces of art on display throughout the year in the Gallery. Exhibits and receptions in both Galleries are free and open to the community. Most work on exhibit is for sale and a portion of the proceeds go to support Cultural Arts programming efforts at the JCC.
Virtual Art Galleries
Tabula Rasa by J. Tim Raymond
on exhibit at the Levy and Daniels Families Art Gallery
Because we did not know how this past year would be marked, it was like a blank slate. While we still do not know the best outcome of what we have experienced, these works continue my exploration of building textural surfaces along themes of planetary crisis and the bargains man has made with the future. I remain in wonder of it all.
~J. Tim Raymond, April 2021
J. Tim Raymond has resided in Western New York since the early 1990s after starting his art career in Baltimore where he received an MFA from the Maryland Institute of Art. He moved on to New York where he was represented by the Jack Tilton Gallery, and later worked as an instructor at University of Texas in Austin. Along the way, he also worked at a museum worker in Washington DC and Manhattan, art specialist in Buffalo.
Raymond has been included in numerous local solo and group shows, most recently including Carnegie Art Center, Queen City Gallery, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, and Artspace Buffalo Gallery. His articles reviewing local exhibitions have been published in the Buffalo free press and he been a frequent reader at local poetry venues, as well as a set painter and actor with the Subversive Theater Collective.
Calling all Artists
The gallery provides a creative space for artists to showcase and sell their works. Opportunities are available for two month exhibitions and each new exhibition includes an opportunity for an artist sponsored reception to kick off the exhibit, allowing JCC members and interested community arts patrons the opportunity to meet the artist and learn more about their artistic process and creative goals. Additionally, for some exhibiting artists, workshops, presentations to schools and synagogues, and interactive classes are included. We are currently seeking works on paper, photographs, paintings and textiles. No 3-D accepted at this time.
To submit, please send the following via email to : 4-10 images, along with resume, biography of the artist and details for the pieces that the artist is submitting (Title, Year, Dimensions, Medium, Price). Selected artists will be responsible for delivery, installation and de-installation of the artists’ work. Submissions are reviewed year-round for future exhibitions.