Our Story - Buffalo Art Movement
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Our Story

Buffalo Art Movement (BAM!) supports the development and works of emerging and established artists in Western New York. As an exhibition space and art incubator, we strive to foster collaboration among artists, patrons, students, galleries and art institutions within our community. We are a space free of commercial, political, religious, socioeconomic and ethnic bias, where ideas and new voices are celebrated. Our vision is to provide a platform for local artists to flourish beyond the borders of WNY.

We are calling for artists of all mediums to visit our gallery and reimagine our exhibition space.

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The Team

Francisco J Hernandez-Illizaliturri (Paco)

Francisco J Hernandez-Illizaliturri (Paco)
Founder
fhernandez@bam716.com

What began as a hobby of art collecting soon became a passion that led our founder, Dr. Francisco J. Hernandez-Ilizaliturri (better known as Paco), to establish Buffalo Art Movement. Throughout his years of collecting, Paco has been able to curate a vast collection of works that highlight and celebrate the talents of WNY artists. Additionally, his passion for cultivating the arts in our community, has led to an invitation of serving at the Burchfield Penney Art Center as a member of the board of trustees. When he is not at BAM! Paco can be found at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, as the Chief of the Lymphoma Section and Professor of Oncology. In creating BAM! Paco aspires to continue his work of supporting local artists by inviting them into a space where they can share their vision with our community.

Jeff Heras

Jeffrey Heras
Marketing Director
jeff@bam716.com

Jeff graduated from Buffalo State College and holds a BA in Journalism. He has a background in marketing, copywriting and digital content strategy. You’ll find Jeff structuring written content or interviewing artists for their exhibitions at BAM!

Joe Babcock

Joe Babcock
Creative Director
joe@bam716.com

Joe graduated from Buffalo State College and holds a BFA in Communication Design. He has a background in marketing, design, photography and custom framing. You’ll find Joe getting the gallery walls ready for BAM!’s next exhibition or in the photo studio capturing images of our contributing artists’ work.