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Special Event  |  2014 Art Auction and Gala

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 6–11 pm

East Gallery  

Save the Date for the 2014 Art Auction and Gala: Saturday, September 20 at the Burchfield Penney!

Art is fluid, without boundary. It flows like water, filling the spaces between people, between places, between moments. Art is fundamental to our community. So it’s not surprising that water is a recurrent theme at The Center this year, and fitting that we draw inspiration from this life force for our annual celebration of the art and artists of Western New York. Join us at The Center for the 2014 Art Auction & Gala. Enjoy an evening filled with live music, performances, cocktails and wine, delicious food—and the opportunity to add to your collection, bidding on works created by some of our finest artists. Together, we honor Peter & Joan Andrews in recognition of the 50th anniversary of their donation of Charles E. Burchfield’s December Storm, a gift which became the cornerstone of The Center’s collection. 

Individual tickets: $250
Sponsorship information:  Please contact Jim Wyman at 716-878-3739 or email

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Even some of our special auction items include water!:

  • Amazing trip for two to Venice, Italy courtesy of Mionetto and Premier Wine and Spirits
  • Glorious retreat for two people at Chautauqua Institution, on the Lake in beautiful Chautauqua, NY (summer season 2015)
  • Fly Fishing Tour with Alberto Rey
  • And much, much more…


The 2014 Art Auction & Gala Committee:

Gina O’Neill (Co-Chair)
Margaret Candino (Co-Chair)

Jim Brandys
Audre Bunis
Cynthia Ciminelli
Jackie Culliton
John Darby
Carla DelGrosso
Brigid Doherty
Peter Fleischmann
David Kimelberg
Paula Joy Reinhold
Cynthia Baird Stark
Rachel Stenclik
Peter Vukelic

Please contact Jim Wyman at 716-878-3739 or email for reservations or sponsorship opportunities.