The Bunis Family Art Gallery located in the JCC Benderson Family Building and the Art Gallery at the Holland Family Building 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
Photography Caravan – Images of Jewish Buffalo
August 15 – October 31, 2018 | Art Gallery at the Holland Family Building
This exhibit is a showcase of photographs taken by members of the community who participated in a day long photography workshop with Israeli artist-in-residence, Asaf Elkalai.
Participants: Barbara Chazen, Larry Cohen, Brenda Feldstein, Ellen Goldstein, Gretchen Gross, Leslie Kramer, Cheryl Pleskow and Katie Wzontek.
Please joins us for a free Opening Reception Sunday, August 19 from 3:30 in the Holland Family Building.
“Photographs from Near and Far” by Larry M. Ross
September 5 – October 31, 2018 | Bunis Family Art Gallery at the Benderson Family Building
The exhibit will feature over thirty photographs, mostly taken while traveling. “These photographs are from near and far, and some may appear familiar as all photographs share certain common traits—composition, color, perspective, shadow and light. A good photograph should capture the viewer’s attention and seize the imagination, rivet you in place, hint at a hidden story, or inspire thought.” Larry Ross
“5 Jewish Photographers from WNY”
November 1 – December 28, 2018 | Bunis Family Art Gallery at the Benderson Family Building
This group photography exhibit will showcase the works of photographers Errol Daniels, Milt Ehrenberg, Linda Gale Gellman, Marty Kerker and Shiri Kester.
The exhibit will feature forty photographs; eight photographs from each photographer, creating a collaborative group exhibit while still focusing on the individuality and artistic qualities of each photographer. The exhibit is dedicated to past Jewish photographers from Western New York.
Please join us for a free Opening Reception Thursday, November 1 from 7:00 – 9:00pm.
Event Sponsored by Delaware Camera
“Thoughts Along The Way”
November 1 – December 28, 2018 | Art Gallery at the Holland Family Building
Almost entirely self-taught, artist Daniel Rodgers’s repertoire includes forays into collage, décollage, photomontage and assemblage. The exhibit showcases the differences in the various mediums, displaying thought provoking pieces.
Please join us for a free Opening Reception Sunday, November 4 from 3:00 – 5:00pm.
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.