Portals and Portholes

Portals and Portholes

Exhibition Dates:

April 16, 2022 -
May 26, 2022

Reception Date:

April 16, 2022 - 3:00 PM


Francisco Hernandez-Illizaliturri, founder of Buffalo Art Movement

Artists Included:

Sherry Spann Allen
Jesse Aridoux
Deborah Bilinski
Noma and Jim Bliss
Paul Brandwein
Katherine Brown
Sunny Moxin Chen
James Conners
Ryann Cooley
Don Cooper
Jesse Davis
Kathleen Farrell
Jacq Alberga Germanow
Bob Geroux
Bonnie Gloris
Wendy Hastings
Robert Hunter
Hannah Johns
Tom Kredo
Lodiza LePore
Kirin Makker
Stephanie McCloud
Ann McCracken
Anne McCune
Carol Nickol
Ellen Osborne
Sydni Peeler
Dejan Pejovic
Noe Pina
Russ Revock
Jenna Ritter
Erin Ruffino
Joseph Schairer
Andrew Scott
Scott Singer
Sky Vance
Joe Ziolkowski

Portals and Portholes: A National Juried Exhibition

A national juried exhibition featuring painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed media works by 37 artists from 10 states. The themes of artwork in this exhibition dealt with the notion of looking into or out of something and included both literal and metaphorical interpretations of the theme.

Programming at Main Street Arts is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

About the Juror(s):



What began as a hobby of art collecting soon became a passion that led founder, Dr. Francisco J. Hernandez-Ilizaliturri (better known as Paco), to establish Buffalo Art Movement. Throughout his years of collecting, Paco has been able to curate a vast collection of works that highlight and celebrate the talents of WNY artists. Additionally, his passion for cultivating the arts in our community has led to an invitation of serving at the Burchfield Penney Art Center as a member of the board of trustees. When he is not at BAM! Paco can be found at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, as the Chief of the Lymphoma Section and Professor of Oncology. In creating BAM! Paco aspires to continue his work of supporting local artists by inviting them into a space where they can share their vision with our community.

Exhibition Photos
Portals and Portholes
Virtual Exhibition Walkthrough

Award Recipients

Best in Show
Sunny Moxin Chen "Home Collective 2020"
Juror’s Choice
Noma and Jim Bliss "Into The Mind"
Juror’s Choice
Ryann Cooley "Anthony (Collective Individual)"
Honorable Mention
Don Cooper "Shuffling Between Multiverses"
Honorable Mention
Ann McCracken "Mrs. Quinn's Phone"
Honorable Mention
Noé Piña "The Path"
Honorable Mention
Joseph Schairer "Cruel by Design"

Closed 7/28 through 8/3:

We will be closed to the public Friday, July 28 through Thursday, August 4 as we install our next exhibition, Inspired By Nature. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, August 4 from 5 to 8pm!