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47th Western New York Exhibition

Saturday, April 25, 1998Sunday, June 21, 1998

Installation view of 47th Western New York Exhibition. Photograph by Tom Loonan. 

University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery

This iteration of the museum’s biennial exhibition featured the work of artists living or studying in the eight counties of Western New York. Works — which included original paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, photographs, and video — were selected by juror Paul Ha, Executive Director at White Columns, New York's oldest not-for-profit alternative art gallery. From a selection a more than 1,200 slides and videotapes submitted by 313 artists, Ha selected 72 works by 45 area artists.

The exhibition was presented at the Anderson Gallery, Martha Jackson Place, University at Buffalo, as some sections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery was closed for renovation.

About the Western New York Exhibitions

The Western New York exhibitions acknowledge the breadth of talent in the art community of Western New York and reflect the Albright-Knox’s ongoing commitment to support the creative endeavors of these artists. Begun in 1934, the Western New York exhibitions bring together notable works of art in the region and provide a wider field of appreciation for area artists.

Painting, sculpture, prints, and works on paper have traditionally been included, with a category of photography added in 1951 and video and film in 1984. From 1977 to 2010, the Western New York exhibitions alternated with In Western New York and Beyond/In Western New York, invitational exhibitions with selections made by the museum’s curators.

This exhibition was organized by Senior Curator Cheryl Brutvan.

Exhibition Sponsors

This exhibition was part of the "1998 Special Exhibition Series," which was made possible through the generous support of HSBC (formerly Marine Midland Bank).