Art is a Gift Holiday Art and Gift Sale this Weekend and more



Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. You can celebrate this special day through your gift to the Burchfield Penney Art Center’s Annual Appeal.

With your generosity, the Center is able to support the work of talented Western New York artists, many of whom are your neighbors, friends and colleagues. Just this year, the Burchfield Penney presented 26 exhibitions featuring the work of these talented individuals! Donate online or by calling Shawn Schlifke, Development Associate, at (716) 878-4526 or

Book Club: The Garden of Unfortunate Souls by Eddie Mark
Thursday, December 5, 2019, 6:30 pm

In this award-winning coming-of-age story, two families grapple with the effects of child abuse in 1980s Buffalo, New York. Loretta Ford, an eccentric single mother and religious fanatic, lives a reclusive life with her twelve-year-old son, Shadrack. Convinced that harsh discipline is the only way to save a boy, she uses a brand of corporal punishment that blurs the line between parental love and physical violence. Cornelius Brooks is the mayor of Buffalo. His dysfunctional relationship with his children is threatening to ruin his family and his career. When an unlikely incident brings these two troubled parents face-to-face, what transpires is a meeting full of suspicion, bribery, and a host of secrets raging to get out. Their confrontation sets off a chain of events that will haunt both families forever. Lyrically beautiful and stunningly honest, The Garden of Unfortunate Souls is a masterwork of storytelling by Wheatley Award-winner Eddie Mark.

The Center’s book club takes place on the First Thursday of the month and features books written by WNY authors. Whenever possible, the author will attend the meeting!

For more information, please contact Mary Kozub at 716-878-3156 or email

View the 2019/20 schedule at

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10 am–5 pm
Sunday, December 8, 2019. 11 am-4 pm

The Burchfield Penney is excited to be part of Bank of America's Musueums on Us program, offering free general admission to Bank of America customers the first weekend of every month. More info at



Join the Burchfield Penney for our Annual Holiday Gift & Art Sale! More than 50 WNY artists are part of this three-day event!

Friday, December 6: 12-8 pm
Saturday, December 7, 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, December 8, 11 am - 4 pm

The event is free!

RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends at

Participating artists include:

Andrea Pawarski, Andrea Pawarski Ceramics
Robin Lenhard, Aremel Soaps
Catherine, O’Connor, Arteffectsglass
Tina Hirschbeck, At 88 Textile Designs
Paul, Morgan AVALON
Lynn Huetter, Bama Cutting Boards
Nancy Hesketh, Banyon Bags
Barbara Rickard, Paintress
Billy Prendergast, Billy Prendergast Designs
Paula Damico, Blessings by Nature
Eta Rottenberg, Buffalo Roots
Dayna Banka-Slone, By Dayna
Beverly Speller, Colorworks and Design Studio
Diana Storm, Diana Storm Jewelry
Constance Krueger, Different by Design
Donna Angelo, dna jewelry designs
Kristen Horn, Dognanny Originals
Junko McGee, Earth Art
Evette Slaughter, Evette Slaughter Studio
Elaine Kessel, Fotografix
Frani Evedon, Frani Evedon Fine Art Photography
Gretchen Cole, Gretchen Cole Jewelry
Chary Robbins, Illusions - 3rd Eye Productions
Deborah Petronio, Imaginaries
Danielle Iris, Planter Iris Planter
Cheryl Perez, Jewelrybeyondthesea
Joshua Fraass, jf.vintage
Jayne Hughes, Joyfulenergy Jewelry
Katharine Mallaber-Prestia, Katie Mallaber Ceramics
Kristin Fundalinski, Kris Art Glass
Barbara Hart, Little Wood People
Lynn Schwab, Lynn Schwab Jewelry
Mandy Ranck, Mandy Ranck Ceramics
Mario Santilli, Mario D. Santilli, Woodworker
Marleah Doherty, Mia’s Studio
Linda Collignon, Raveloe Fibers
Rosanna Cappellino, Rosanna’s Art Clay
Sarah Blackman Jewelry Design
Sarah Kieffer Designs
Patricia Hutton, Sew REDI Buffalo
Mary Cotton, The Art Barn
Catherine Southwick, The Sparkwork Studio
Tom Burns, Tom Burns Photography
Julie Bridge, White Crab Soap Co.
Michelle Collins, Wise Woman Designs
Suzanne O'Brien, ZanieCrafts
Jackie LoVullo, ZENJOY


Image: Peter Busa (1914-1985), Untitled, undated; oil on canvas, 34 11/16 x 77 9/16 inches; Collection of Daniel and Shelley Fogel, On view in In the Fullness of TimeL Painting IN Buffalo 1832-1972, presented by M&T Bank.

The Burchfield Penney, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and member of the Association of Art Museum Directors, is supported in part with public funds from Erie County and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Featured Upcoming Events

Class / Workshop  |  Art Moves Me

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 10:15 am–12:30 pm

Art Moves Me is a gallery-based dance program designed for people living with brain and movement disorder disease. 


Opening Celebration  |  Members Only Preview: Open Waters and Charles Burchfield: A MAGICAL REBIRTH, 1943-1967

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 5:30–7:30 pm

Join us at the Burchfield Penney Art Center for the opening of two new exhibitions: Open Waters and Charles E. Burchfield: A Magical Rebirth.


Special Event  |  December M&T SECOND FRIDAY

Friday, December 13, 2019, 10 am–8 pm

Join us for December M&T Second Friday!


Special Event  |  POSTPONED: Reading and Book Launch: At Home Anywhere by Rachael Lynn

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 1:30 pm

This event has been postponed.

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