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.
Current & Upcoming Gallery Exhibits
“Into the Forest: Fairytales and Folklore"
January 5 — February 27, 2020 | Bunis Family Art Gallery at the Benderson Family Building
Artist: Jessica Gadra
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 5 from 2:00-4:00PM
“New and Nearly New Works"
January 5 — February 27, 2020 | Levy and Daniel Families Art Gallery at the Holland Family Building
Artists: Scott Klaurens and Daniel Rodgers
Opening Reception: Friday, January 10 from 4:30-7:00PM
Closing Reception: Sunday, February 23 from 3:00-5:00PM
"Kindred spirits and other connections" Solo show by Cornelia Dohse-Peck
March 8 — April 29, 2020 | Levy and Daniel Families Art Gallery at the Holland Family Building
Opening Reception with artist talk: Sunday, March 8, 2020, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m
Closing Reception and silent auction: Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m
(a portion of funds raised will go to the Buffalo Niagara Waterkeepers)
Dohse-Peck works in mixed media and has demonstrated her talents in numerous solo shows, has exhibited in group shows both nationally and internationally, has won prizes and is featured in private collections.
The upcoming exhibit at the JCC, Kindred Spirit and other connections continues to display Doshe-Peck’s use of art as a medium to express her thoughts and educate the community on topics that are important to her. Her on-going concerns about environmental crises led naturally to the centerpiece of this show. She has chosen to take advantage of the dynamic, curved space in the Levy and Daniel Families Art Gallery to address fears about the pollution of water. Using the space to mount a large scale mixed media collage measuring 56 inches by 182 inches, she will incorporate found and purchased objects, paint, quotations and drawings into this focal piece, a whale. The whale emerged from several years of work on art projects (a “man versus nature” series) focusing on plastics, which gradually developed into an exploration of water-related issues.
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 email@example.com: 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.