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Art Studio Of Western New York Inc

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Causes: Art Museums, Arts & Culture

Mission: The organization's mission is to provide affordable studio space and regular public exposure for regional, national, and international artists through exhibitions, and to enrich the community through art classes, mural programs, and public art. Exhibitions, public art projects, and classes help the studio serve as a cultural center.

Programs: Buffalo arts studio subsidizes studio space for under-represented and emerging artists. Rent and utilities are our largest expense in the artists' studio program. Buffalo arts studio presents emerging regional, national and international artists in ten solo exhibitions and one group exhibition each year. Bas staff select artists from a public call, install exhibitions, develop invitations and all press releases, write catalogs, and uninstall exhibits. Artists are provided with shipping fees, travel fees, and a small honorarium. The exhibition program has a balance of expenses ranging from artists costs, staffing, to rent and utilities. Also included is a gift shop to further promote the artist's work.

project create education program provides professional arts training to low income youth, adults and emerging professional artists. Students and young adults are mentored through college. Bas provides instructors who are foremost in their field, including artists, college professors, and high school art teachers from the region. Courses range from drawing, ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking, video media arts, and portfolio development. All materials are provided throughout the year. Fully equipped classrooms for painting, a six-station darkroom, a printmaking studio, a ceramics studio with 9 wheels and kiln room, 4 station computer lab, cameras and light kits are all available for students' usage. The largest costs for the education program are teaching fees, staffing, rent and utilities.

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