Become a Gadzook!


We’re so excited to introduce the Gadzooks, the WNYBAC studio collective!

In typography, a ‘gadzook’ is the connecting piece that attaches two letters together in a ligature. Here at WNYBAC, the Gadzooks connect our studio space to our community of printmakers, book enthusiasts, members, and friends! We need your help keeping our collaborative letterpress and screenprinting spaces clean and organized, and in exchange for your hard work we’re excited to offer some exciting perks – like group outings to neighboring print shops – plus drinks, snacks, and good times with fellow Gadzooks at monthly meetups.
Want to be involved? Please fill out this form!
Be sure to include your email address so you can stay up to date on all things Gadzooks!

Upcoming Gadzook Studio Clean Up Days:

Saturday, March 9th | 12-5pm  –  join here
Saturday, March 16th | 12-5pm  –  join here
Wednesday, March 20th | 5-8pm  –  join here
Thursday, April 11th | 5-8pm  –  join here
Saturday, April 13th | 12-5pm  –  join here


First Gadzook Outing:

Thursday, April 4th | 7-8:30pm
Abaca Press 9 Lafayette Ave, Buffalo, NY 14213
FREE + a special take away!

Tour the Studio of Artists Barbara Rowe & Peter Sowiski, WNYBAC Board President! You must be a registered Gadzook to attend. With the exception of this first tour, Gadzooks must accrue at least 10 volunteer hours to attend special perk workshops and tours. A $20 donation can be given to attend these events by those unable to commit to volunteer hours.


Come back often for more information regarding fun events & activities!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our funders listed below, for providing support to WNYBAC's ongoing programs taking place throughout Western New York:

NYSCA M & T Art 4 Moore Zenger Group Evans Bank Community Foundation
Baird Foundation Cameron Jane