A Stoddard J ChainGang

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Community Art Gallery


Mission Statement 

The Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Community Art Gallery will present artwork for the encouragement and development of artistic expression, and to foster greater appreciation for art. It will strengthen and sustain our community by creating a place where people of every background can foster connections among artists and the public, to ignite the creative spirit and be touched by art.

Guidelines and Policies  

Exhibitions in the BNHV Community Art Gallery is a program sponsored by the Town of Amherst, NY, and is managed by the Curatorial department of BNHV.  The BNHV Community Art Gallery invites artists living or working in Western NY to submit proposals for exhibits.  Due to space limitations, only work that can be hung on the gallery’s rod and hook system and does not exceed 15 pounds is eligible.

Apply to Exhibit 

  • Proposals must be mailed and digital images must be emailed to curator@bnhv.org No slides or photographs will be accepted. Read and follow all proposal guidelines in their entirety. Incomplete proposals will not be accepted.
  • Include a numbered image list with artist, date of artwork, medium, and size (height by width) and a simple layout of the installation proposal.
  • The Exhibition Committee of BNHV reviews all applications, approves all artworks for exhibitions, and determines the exhibition schedule. You will be notified by email of your exhibit dates. Submitting a proposal does not guarantee being selected for exhibition, and the panel may reject any application.
  • Exhibitions are published on BNHV website and fb page. Any other publicity is strictly the responsibility of the exhibiting artist.

For more information, please download our Community Art Gallery application and contact Curator, Beth Roehling-Flynn, at curator@bnhv.org or 716-689-1440.




Current Exhibition:

Dana Hatchett


“Working from historical photographs of the Erie Canal, obtained courtesy of the Buffalo History Museum, I reimagine the past in this series of drawings. Using pencil, conte crayon and charcoal, I explore the shapes of the water, boats and buildings with the intent of capturing the structural grace of the Canal, what traversed it, and what was built around it.

To me, the most fascinating section of the Canal extends from Tonawanda through Black Rock and into Buffalo where it connects with Lake Erie. The enormous towering wooden granaries and the commercial bridges that spanned these waterways provided an extraordinary backdrop for the constantly active and thriving commercial traffic. Tugboats merging and interacting with Canal boats and lake-going vessels create a rich and vital visual tapestry. That long lost world right underneath where we live out our lives is reimagined through art, where it can be appreciated and experienced anew.”

Click here to view photos of Dana’s exhibit.