Peace Project at the Impact Artists’ Gallery

We would like to thank DEC Grant Program Ambassador,Ally Spongr  for being with us at the reception. We had generous support of the New York State Council on the Arts, Govenor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the Arts Services Initiative of Western New Yourk for the Grant that was issued to support this project.  A special thanks to the Art Education Department and Michele Agosto, Director of Art Curriculum for Buffalo Public Schools for spondoring this event, showcasing the talents of the students as well as their educators.

Our jurors, Patti DeWitt,Executive Director of the Impact and Sara Rosiek, on of our supporting members are both award winning artists and we thank them for their efforts in selecting the placements.  We also had Jennifer Miner, a Buffalo Public School teacher with us who has three sons in the district,all artistically inclined. two of which have work in this year’s Peace Project Exhibition.

While all of the artist’s work is turly outstanding, Impact Artists Gallery recognizes the following achievements.

A special award for the quilt project with 14 students contributing a block. Pictures and names will be shown  on the page.

Age Group 4 to 9

Placement One: Sara Reeve: “On the Path to Peace”

Placement Two: Anthony Benedetto: “The Letter S on the Green”

Placement Three: Jayden Diaz: “Untitled” Photograph

Honorable Mention: Cohen Sattuck: :Mickey Mouse:


Age Group 10-14

Placement One: Amman Fanning: “Peace World”

Placement Two: Parker Hanson: “Happiness”

Placement Three: Nicholas Stokes “Angelos”

Honorable Mention Alexander Benederro:”Peace”


Age Group 15-19

Placement One:Jerod Minor: “Peaceful Nation”

Placement Two:Caroline Hogan:”A Day in the Life”

Placement Three: Hsa Thay Blay Wah:”World Peace”

Honorable Mention: Olivia Rusinek: “Give Sheep a Chance”