1st EMERGING ARTISTS AT BAM EXHIBITION - Buffalo Art Movement
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1st EMERGING ARTISTS AT BAM EXHIBITION

Calling all artists

Exhibition Dates: February 3rd to February 25th 2023

 

Opening Cocktail Reception:

February 3rd from 5 – 11 pm.

 

Awards will be presented 8 pm

We must embrace those who create at their own drumbeat

Emerging Artists at BAM exhibition 2023

 

In BAM, we are committed to uncover new talent and to become a platform for emerging artists in Western New York. As part of our vision we are proud to produce the first (hopefully, of many more to come) emerging artists exhibition.

 

We invite emerging artists to participate by submitting a piece of artwork. Please click in the link below to review eligibility criteria and to enter a submission.  HERE.

 

The Jurors/Judges for the exhibition are Tiffany Gaines and Edreys Here Wajed.  There will be three awards and one people choice award. Awardees of this exhibition will be invited to have a solo exhibition show at BAM in 2024.

 

Important Dates

 

Submission opens: September 16th, 2022  

Deadline for Late Entries: November 18th, 2022

Notification of Jury Results:  January 1st 2023  

Show Date: February 3rd 2023 thru February 25th 2023

About Tiffany Gaines

 

Tiffany Gaines is the Curatorial and Digital Content Associate at Burchfield Penney Art Center. 

 

She is a writer, curator and multimedia creator interested in highlighting the diverse arts and artists of our community. As the Curatorial and Digital Content Associate at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, she has been actively working with the Curatorial and Marketing departments to translate the museum’s work across platforms. She has a large experience in curating exhibitions, conducting research, communicating with artists, producing multimedia content, and interpreting works for mainstream audiences.  She is mastering the fine balance of curating art and marketing that is needed for emerging artists to break the fine art glass celling. As an artist and content creator, she is contributing to identity of a modern Black woman in America.

 

About Edreys Heru Wajed

 

Edreys Heru Wajed (also know as Billy Drease Williams) is American multifaceted artist and entrepreneur. He has become an American hip hop icon, emcee, singer and producer from Buffalo, New York; known for his uptempo production, clean lyrics, and motivational messages.

 

He is an active draftsman, painter, jeweler, designer, curator, hip-hop emcee and producer whose work is recognized internationally. He is also an educator and the co-proprietor of the entrepreneurial creative venture Eat Off Art with his partner and wife Alexa Wajed.

 

Edreys’s work has been exhibited in numerous solo or group shows. His work has been featured by the Albright-Knox in their Freedom Wall project completed in 2017, and by the Buffalo Sabres who presented his modified logo Breaking Barriers in 2021 honoring Val James, the National Hockey Leagues’ first African American player who made his NHL debut with the team in 1981. Edreys Heru Wajed work is part of multiple private collections.

Edreys work is part of permanent collections at the Burchfield Penney Arts Center, Roswell Park Institute “Art Heals” Gallery and the Albright Knox Gallery.

As a curator, he has organized several art exhibitions. Most recently, the moving “In These Truths” exhibition for Albright Knox Art Gallery (2022) highlighted the works by twenty-three living Black cultural producers

Exhibition Preview

INTIMATE GALLERY OPENING RECEPTION: SHERRY ARNDT AND NICK BONVISSUTO
FRIDAY, APRIL 5TH,
5:00-10:00 PM

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