Confluence: Collision of Form
An Exhibition by Dana Saylor

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On View September 5th – October 17th, 2015
Opening Reception Saturday, September 5th, 2015 / 6-9pm

The Western New York Book Arts Center (WNYBAC) presents Confluence: Collision of Form, an exhibition by Dana Saylor on view from September 5th through October 17th, 2015. An opening reception to celebrate the exhibition will be held on Saturday, September 5th from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m at WNYBAC, 468 Washington St. in Buffalo. This event is free and open to the public.

Dana Saylor is an artist, author, activist, historian, and genealogist who lives and works in Buffalo, N.Y. Saylor will present her first solo art show in three years at WNYBAC. Her show is the fourth in the 5 x 12 series at WNYBAC which features five artists over the course of twelve months, made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Confluence: Collision of Form unveils Saylor’s evolution from self-described “hardcore preservation purist” to “creative placemaker,” a transition that has not come easily. Her local work in preservation, as well as exposure to preservation and urbanism on a national-level, helped her to reimagining what the future of preservation could look like. She chose to use “creative placemaking” as her term of choice to describe her new works of art, creative event management, and public history research. Saylor believes that history is a continuum, and this art show will offer a timeline of Buffalo from the Victorian era to the end of the Modern era, along with watercolor and pen and ink images that depict the end result. This exhibition will raise questions about world events and social changes that led to mid-century urban planning policies, giving us the legacy we grapple with today.


7th Annual Members’ Show

On View July 10th-August 21st, 2015

Opening Reception Friday, July 10th, 2015 / 6-9pm


Please join us for the opening reception of the 7th Annual Western New York Book Arts Collaborative Members’ Exhibition on July 10th from 6-9pm at the WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street in downtown Buffalo. This event is free & open to the public.

The Annual Members’ Exhibition is open to all current, new & renewing members of WNYBAC and will feature a wide range of book-related work: prints, paintings, text, collage, traditional bookbinding, and sculptural books. The definition of “book” is left to the widest possible interpretation to allow for a diverse exhibition.

Each year, we look forward to display artworks by our members who make the Book Arts Center possible! We love to see what our members create, and encourage all to submit (we are especially proud of the work that comes out of our many workshops!).

Not a Member? Become one today to submit your artwork into our 7th Annual Members’ Exhibition! Artist must be a member at time of artwork submission. To check the status of your membership, email rosemary@wnybookarts.org or call WNYBAC at 348-1430 during store hours, Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6pm.

Exhibition Rules & Deadlines:

Artwork drop-off: Tuesday, June 30th – Friday, July 3rd from 12 – 6pm at WNYBAC

(Please contact WNYBAC to arrange for alternate drop-off times)

Work may have been created at any time, but recent work is encouraged. Work can be for sale or listed as not for sale (NFS). WNYBAC will retain 30% commission on work for sale. Two-dimensional submissions must be ready for hanging (framed) and all work must be labeled with the artist’s name, title, process / media, date and sale price (or NFS). If your piece is larger that four feet in any direction, please contact WNYBAC prior to submitting to make arrangements for installation. Work will be displayed in the best possible manner as space allows. If the work is intended to be picked up and read, white cotton gloves will be placed near the work, but any handling will present the risk of wear. If the work is not intended to be handled, we will display in a case or hang on a wall. If your work involves video / a digital component, please contact WNYBAC to make arrangements. And please – join us for the reception to celebrate your work!

Artworks submitted will be handled with care; however, WNYBAC assumes no liability for theft or damage of works. All works must be picked up after the show has closed, from Tuesday, August 25th through Friday, August 28th between the hours of 12pm and 6pm.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call WNYBAC during store hours at 348-1430, Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6pm or email rosemary@wnybookarts.org. We hope to see you at the show!