Event | “Merging Mediums” Exhibit Features Work of 27 Artists Who Participated in the Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp

Event | “Merging Mediums” Exhibit Features Work of 27 Artists Who Participated in the Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp

Arts Services Initiative of Western New York exhibition in Buffalo, NY, to open this Friday, March 2.

“Merging Mediums,” presented by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI), will showcase the work of 27 artists ranging in style and medium including painting, sculpture, interactive art, music, poetry, and dance. The exhibition resulted after New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) partnered with ASI to host its “Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp” in Buffalo, NY in October 2016. With the help of the staff at AFI, this collective of artists is reuniting to bring a group exhibition to Buffalo’s Main Street Gallery.

The “Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp" was supported by New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and delved into the principles of sustainability—and ultimately profitability—in the arts. Participating artists learned about strategic planning, finance, and marketing and worked through a flexible and dynamic “action plan” and other entrepreneurial tools that served as a blueprint for their practice or specific projects. Since the weekend-long workshop, the Western New York artists maintained contact and continued to work together to achieve their professional goals, including mounting this collective exhibition.

Title: “Merging Mediums”
Opening Reception: Friday, March 2, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Exhibition Dates: March 2 – March 7, 2018
Location: Main Street Gallery, 515 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
Gallery Hours: Available upon request; Contact Natalie Brown at [email protected] or 716.523.0068


Participating Artists Include:
Kathie Aspaas, Daniel Butler, Caitlin Cass, Colleen Darby, Sara Dinatale, Audrey Kay Dowling, Stephanie Dubin, Kaitlin Frisicaro, Keith Harrington, Allan Hebeler, Ani Hoover, Ashley Johnson, Joyce Kessel, Alison Kurek, Marissa Lehner, Ricardo Letelier Brecht, Nicholas Miller, Penelope Minner, Brenda Molloy, Anthony Phillips, Helen Ruggieri, Jeannine Swallow, Jessica Tomaino, Edreys Wajed, Kimberly Weikert, Andrea Wenglowskyj, and Janna Willoughby-Lohr.

“One of the goals of NYFA’s Boot Camp is to foster community, nurturing a network of artists with like-minded aspirations,” said Felicity Hogan, Director of NYFA Learning. “We are so thrilled to see the learnings of the program actualized in ‘Merging Mediums.’ With the support of ASI, I hope the exhibition brings forth new opportunities and sales for this talented and energetic group of artists!” she added.

Of the exhibition, ASI Associate and Exhibition Curator Natalie Brown said: “ASI strives to provide resources for artists to extend their careers. The Boot Camp gave them the educational tools and now we can provide a real exhibition where they can sell their work and make professional connections.”

The Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp is part of NYFA Learning, which includes professional development for artists and arts administrators. Sign up for NYFA’s free bi-weekly newsletter to receive updates on future programs.

Images from Top: N.C. Miller (Boot Camp ’16), Glory Wings, and Brenda Molloy (Boot Camp ’16), Inner Core.

Amy Aronoff
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