Horizons Gallery
Horizons Gallery

Located in the foyer of WNED | WBFO Studios, Horizons Gallery proudly showcases the work of student and professional artists from Western New York and Southern Ontario. We are delighted to share the talents of local artists, schools and organizations with our many visitors and guests.
For information on gallery availability please contact Heather Hare hhare@wned.org.

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Watercolors by Fritz

The exhibition includes 30 original watercolor paintings by National Watercolor Society award-winning artist Fritz Raiser that represent “colors from my gypsy soul.” Raiser’s paintings fall under the genre of transparent watercolor. Although the colors white and black are seen in the paintings, Raiser does not use them deliberately. Through merging colors together, he is able to produce them.

“The colors I use are very bright,” said Raiser. “When these colors merge and blend, you get this beautiful watercolor that is both bright and clean.”

Raiser, an Elma native, has won over 70 awards for his work along with multiple awards at the Adirondacks National Exhibition of Watercolors. He has demonstrated his techniques at Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, Hamburg Art Society, Williamsville Art Society, Lancaster Art Society, Alden Art Society, East Aurora Art Society and Kenmore Art Society. His paintings are in private collections in the United States, Canada and England.

Free Exhibition through June 21, 2018
Open Weekdays 9am-4:30pm

Horizons Galley
140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202

Recently at Horizons Gallery

Peace Project 2018

Peace Project 2018 Shares Messages of Compassion and Love by Young BPS Artists

In their biggest showing yet, Buffalo Public School students from across the district submitted artworks that represented their visions for love, compassion, kindness and understanding to our 4th art event of the year.

The Peace Project 2018 exhibition took place at WNED's Horizons Gallery (140 Lower Terrace) from December 8 - January 8

The Peace Project is intended to inspire peace through the visual arts. All works are created by BPS students and from children of BPS staff.

Veterans as Artists: Transitions

October 2017

“Veterans as Artists: Transitions,” was an exhibition of Veterans’ Art in the Horizons Gallery. Curated by Jackie Albarella, co-founder of Artists/Veterans Art Collaborative, the show featured over 20 works from Western New York veterans and active service members. This work, by accomplished artists and beginning artists, demonstrated how these veterans use art as a manner of expressing complex feelings. Fear, hope, and joy all have a place in these works, which are all connected through their experience of serving our country.

“The quality of the art work showcased in this exhibit is truly remarkable,” said Albarella. “The artists are united by their service to our country, and their creations are incredibly diverse.”

The Artists/Veterans Art Collaborative was started in 2010 by Jackie Albarella and Dan Frontera. Two neighborhood friends, Jackie, an artist, and Dan, an Iraq War veteran, decided to use their personal experiences to help returning Vets cope with the tensions of coming home after deployment. With the help of Jim Becker, a VA therapist, the group was founded. The program has served over 500 men and women whose war experience spans Vietnam to the current conflict.

Jackie Albarella is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, artist and author. Her photography has been exhibited throughout the country with one-woman exhibits including The Burchfield Penney Art Center. She is the author of three books. Her most recent, The Hotel Lafayette: Restoring Louise Bethune’s Masterpiece, follows with photographs and interviews, the restoration of architect Louise Bethune’s masterpiece, and the companion film aired on WNED–TV, Buffalo/Niagara.
Exhibit sponsor:

Artists of Autism, Autism Services

April is national Autism Awareness month and once again our WNED | WBFO Horizon Gallery is home to artwork from Artists of Autism. This year's theme is "Throwback" featuring a selection of work remembering things past.