December Exhibitions and Events
Charles Burchfield, Nighthawks at Twilight [detail], (1917-1949)



Holiday Open Studios Sale at the Burchfield Penney
December 5, 6 & 7

The Burchfield Penney is happy to be part of Artists in Buffalo Holiday Open Studios for the third year. More than 40 artisans will sell their hand-crafted works at The Center as part of this very special event! Visit for more on this region-wide event. Thank you to the generous artists who are donating 20% of their sales to the Burchfield Penney!

In addition, Jerry will be offering specials in Burchfield’s Café, including his famous homemade egg nog!

Artists at the Burchfield Penney are:

Ani Hoover, Alison E. Kurek, Art FX Glass (Catherine O'Connor), Artyard Studio (Thom Hooper), Avalon (Paul Morgan), big gurl stuff, Blessings by Nature (Paula D'Amco), Buffalo Art Prints (Eta Rottenberg), Buffalo Etchings, Buffalo History Buff (Lauren and Eric Woods), BuffaloGalOrganics, illusions 3rd eye productions (Chary L. Robbins), David Day, DaVoria (Dawn DiGesare), dna jewelry designs (Donna Angelo), Wood Cutting Boards (Ed Jakubowski), Evolve Designs Jewelry (Kenia Ciraulo), Jackie Albarella, Zenjoy (Jackie LoVullo), (Antinomians Designs), Julia Skop, Little Wood People by Barbara Hart/Studio Hart, Michelle DaRin Jewelry, Killeleart (Mike Killelea), missy crowell, Mundo Images (Ann Peterson), Photos by Darleen (Darleen Stry), Raveloe Fibers (Linda Collignon), Redman Moccasins (Rick Dittmar), Roadkiln (Shaun Silverwood), Ronna Mink, Sarah Blackman, Sean Huntington, Temi Kucinski, Just Beachy (Sandra Amoia), Everyday Earthware (Pottery by Sarah M. Cozzemera), Faces of Buffalo Mosaics, Aremel Soaps (Robin Lenhard), Evette Slaughter, Woodman's Toy Farm (Woodman Farms) and Junko McGee.

M&T Second Friday
December 12 from 5:30 pm

On the Second Friday of every month, thanks to the support of M&T Bank, the Burchfield Penney hosts something great! From openings and happy hours, programs, concerts, screenings or other special events, visitors experience the best of the Burchfield Penney. Gallery admission is free all day (10 am-8 pm) with special events and programs beginning at 5:30 pm. More information at RSVP on Facebook, and invite your friends! 

5:30-7:30  pm Opening Celebration: Exalted Nature: The Real and Fantastic World of Charles Burchfield and Phillip Stearns: A Chandelier for One of Many Possible Ends

5:30-7:30 pm  Happy Hour with live music by Nikki Hicks and Momma Biscuits

5:30-7:30 pm Drop-in Art Making Workshop

7:00 pm  Writers and Poets Series: Susan Nusbaum and Sherry Robbins

Holiday Shopping at the Burchfield Penney Museum Store Supports the Center!

Every sale in the Museum Store supports the Center’s exhibitions and programs. The Store carries the works of more than 100 WNY artists, from jewelry to pottery, handbags, totes, books, and more, directly benefitting our local artisans. Shop online or in person! Members receive 10% off of all purchases.

Enjoy additional discounts during the 12 Days of Burchfield 

**Members receive 20% off of the following categories/"not yet" members receive a 10% discount**

Thursday, December 11 Children’s Gifts
Friday, December 12 Pottery
Saturday, December 13 Stationery
Sunday, December 14 Scarves, Ties & T-shirts
Tuesday December 16 Jewelry & Pins
Wednesday, December 17 Books
Thursday, December 18 Prints & Posters
Friday, December 19 Handbags & Wallets
Saturday, December 20 Holiday Gifts (ornaments/gift-wrap & tags/popcorn)
Sunday, December 21 Wood & Glass
Tuesday, December 23 Any 1 Item
Wednesday, December 24 Any 1 Item

The Burchfield Penney and Museum Store are open until 5 pm on Christmas Eve.


Give the Gift of Membership this Holiday Season!

Give the gift that gives all year long—the gift of a Burchfield Penney membership! Gift memberships are available at every level and are available at our holiday sale rates! Individual $30, Family/Dual $45, Friend $100, Curator’s Circle $250, Director’s Circle $500, Burchfield’s Circle $1,000. To take advantage of this offer, call 716-878-3547, join or renew online or visit the Burchfield Penney! Gift memberships are available in the Museum Store and are beautifully gift wrapped! Prices valid between November 1-December 31, 2014 only. 

And for the kids....Celebrate the Season at the Burchfield Penney with a holiday craft workshop led by artist / educator Clare Poth! All participants will have the opportunity to choose from a range of materials to design and create handmade objects to serve as holiday gifts, seasonal decorations for the home and unique accessories.

This workshop is designed for students 6-12 years of age. Space is limited. Pre-registration and payment are required. Please call 878-6011 during gallery hours. Cost for workshop: $25.00 (includes holiday snack). For more information, visit

Please note that this program is non-refundable.



The Burchfield Penney, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and member of the American Association of Art Museum Directors, is supported in part with public funds from the New York State Council for the Arts and Erie County. Additional support is provided by SUNY Buffalo State, the Elizabeth Elser Doolittle Trust, the Mary A.H. Rumsey Foundation, the James Carey Evans Endowment and Burchfield Penney members and friends.



Featured Upcoming Events

Lecture / Discussion  |  Dreamscapes, Artist Renee Brown and Anthony Bannon

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7–9 pm

Widely respected artist and educator Renee Brown will present a talk and book signing with Burchfield Penney executive director Anthony Bannon promoting her new book Dreamscapes.


Screening  |  Joyeux Noel with introduction by Professors Andrew Nicholls and Chuck Mancuso

Friday, December 5, 2014, 8–10 pm

The Burchfield Penney will screen Joyeux Noël (English: Merry Christmas) about the World War I Christmas truce of December 1914 with an introduction by Buffalo State professors Andrew Nicholls and Chuck Mancuso.


Book Club  |  BURCHFIELD PENNEY BOOK CLUB: Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation by Judith Mackrell

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 5–7 pm

The Burchfield Penney Art Center Book Club is open to all, and new members are always welcome! 


Special Event  |  Discussion and Book Signing with Ben Perrone

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 2–4 pm

Join artist Ben Perrone and chief curator Scott Propeack for a discusson of Perrone's career. This event takes place in celebration of the publication of a new book celebrating Perrone's career.


Class / Workshop  |  CREATIVE PLAY GROUP

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 10:30–11:15 am

Children and their caregivers will explore materials together in a developmentally appropriate and supportive environment. 

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