"Light over Dark: The Art of Sean Madden"

By Sean Madden

Dates: January 4, 2018 - March 2, 2018

Opening Reception: January 18, 2018 from 6-8pm

Sean Madden has been drawing and painting since early childhood. He was heavily influenced as a teenager by surrealists such as Ernst Fuchs and Salvador Dali.  When he was 16, he was lucky enough to be placed in a fine arts apprentice program in downtown Buffalo, NY.  While there, he learned how to use color and light as tools of dynamic expression. At that time , he was also very influenced by psychedelic-era artists Robert Crumb, Robert Williams and S. Clay Wilson-- all of whom were the original artists responsible for ZAP Comics.  The unapologetic level of expression of these artists appealed to Sean instantly and opened his mind up to new creative possibilities.



"Cabal and Zen"

By Jim Burns

Dates: November 9th, 2017 - Feburary 3rd, 2018

Reception: November 16th, 2017 6-8pm

"My work explores the relationship between emerging sexualities and skateboard ethics. 
With influences as diverse as Kafka and Francis Bacon, new variations are manufactured from both explicit and implicit structures. 
Ever since I was a student I have been fascinated by the essential unreality of the zeitgeist. What starts out as hope soon becomes debased into a hegemony of distress, leaving only a sense of unreality and the chance of a new order. 
As momentary replicas become distorted through emergent and critical practice, the viewer is left with a tribute to the inaccuracies of our condition and beauty."



GO ART! presents a Members Challenge Show,

Dates: December 10, 2017 - March 3, 2018
Opening Reception: December 21, 2017 from 6pm - 8pm


The bar will be hosting the fifth members challenge exhibit. For the challenge show, GO ART! members will asked to submit something in the theme, 'Juxtapose'. With no media limitations the possibilities are limitless.

Through this exhibit, we hope to offer a unique opportunity for GO ART! members to showcase a small selection of their works in a professional setting, allowing for increased visibility and networking with fellow artists. In turn, we hope to provide you, the viewer, with a unique opportunity to celebrate the remarkable talent and creativity of our local artists, and perhaps to even purchase one of these exceptional pieces to enjoy in your home!

Thanks to all the artists for participating, and for their membership support of this organization and our mission.

MEMBERS' CHALLENGE SHOW: JUXTAPOSE (Dec 10, 2017-March 3, 2018)



Ugly Sweater Ceramic Ornament Contest Reception

"Ugly Sweater Ceramic Ornament Contest"

Dates: December 4, 2017- Feburary 3, 2018

Opening Reception: December 7, 2017 from 6-8pm

Purchase an unfinished ugly sweater ornament at Fired Up (215 Ellicott St) for $5 and then make it your masterpiece.  They will be judged and on display at GO ART!, 201 Main St., Batavia.



DATE: November 2- December 2, 2017

RECEPTION: November 9, 2017 6-8 pm

I enjoy art in all forms and see art in everything that is life it self. Sketching, painting, photography, sculpting, I enjoy participating in all kinds of art projects like that. Art is a loss of thought and flow of self.