What is Squeaky Wheel?
Squeaky Wheel / Buffalo Media Resources is a grassroots, artist-run, non-profit media arts center founded in 1985 to promote and support film, video, computer, digital, and audio art by media artists and community members. We provide low-cost access to video and film equipment rental, editing suites, workshops, and screenings of independent and avant-garde film and video. We would like to acknowledge that our programming is made passible with generous support from the following sources: Allen Street Consulting, Allen Street Hardware, The Cameron & Jane Baird Foundation, The Children's Foundation of Erie County, City of Buffalo Cultural Funds, Erie County Cultural Funds, Hodgson Russ LLP, Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., M&T Bank, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts' Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes. The John R. Oishei Foundation, Re/Imagine Buffalo, The Regional Economic Development Council, Ronald McDonald Charities - Global, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York, The Spaulding Foundation, The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation, and every current member of Squeaky Wheel - Thank you!
Be in Touch with Squeaky
Keep up with Squeaky Wheel activities online by becoming facebook friends with us, viewing our videos on vimeo and youtube or subscribing to our rss feeds. Become a member and receive mailing about our events, workshops and various artist opportunities. Also, stop in and visit anytime during our office hours!
Jax Deluca is the Executive Director at Squeaky Wheel (formerly Director of Programming 2007-2012). Actively involved in the local community arts and culture scene, she currently serves on the Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship Advisory Council at Buffalo State College, on the leadership team for Arts Partners for Learning of Western New York (APL), and on the policy & planning committee with the Greater Buffalo Cultural Alliance (GBCA). She has 6 years of grant writing experience, currently serves as a grant application review panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts, and has participated as a juror for numerous curatorial panels that review artist submissions. When she is not writing grants for Squeaky Wheel or reviewing other people's work, she likes to research residency programs and interesting artist opportunities to share with her fellow artist friends. Outside of that, she also likes to make her own artwork, which includes video, sound, and simple scenarios for social intervention. Contact Jax
Originally a native of Sayre, Pennsylvania, Kline obtained his BFA from Alfred University in 2004 with concentrations in photography and digital media. He has shown internationally in Beijing and London as well as numerous shows in upstate New York and New York City. Before coming to Buffalo for graduate studies, Kline working in the medical field and started a gallery/arts organization in his hometown area called Rural Research Laboratories. He obtained his MFA in Visual Studies from the University at Buffalo in 2008. While a master candidate, he gained experience as an Instructor of Photography at CEPA Gallery and Unseen America, a community-based project in Niagara Falls. Kline now serves on the steering committee for two major arts education initiatives in Western New York: Arts Partners for Learning and for the newly-developing WNY STEM Hub of the Empire State STEM Learning Network. He is also the Professor of Photography at Niagara County Community College and Instructor of Photography at the New York State Summer School for the Arts. Contact Kevin
Mark Longolucco is the Tech Director at Squeaky Wheel. On staff since 2008, he oversees all aspects (new purchases, repairs, maintenance, usage) of SW technical facilities, equipment, and rental/video services. Responsibilities also include the management of Squeaky Wheel’s media library and archival of final products created through Squeaky Wheel production programs (such as Channel: Stories from the Niagara Frontier, Buffalo Youth Media Institute, artist residencies, workshops). Since 2010, he has trained and provided support for Artgrease Video Production Interns and manages the intern-driven production of Artgrease episodes. He also teaches evening workshops for Squeaky Wheel, in Final Cut Pro and Video Production. In his spare time, Longolucco is an avid home-recording enthusiast, plays in a band called A Relative Term, and creates artworks that revolve around folk artist storytelling and the elusive nature of modern fact. He holds a BFA in expanded media from Alfred University (2004).
Frank Napolski is a designer, web developer, tech-artist, and events producer. He is the current Program Coordinator at Squeaky Wheel. | www.nplsk.info
Brenda J Smith SUNYAB, BS Accounting, 1976 Accountant, Squeaky Wheel, 8 yrs School bus driver, 32 yrs. Like photography, reading, sports, being on my computer.