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 are supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Baird Foundation, the Cameron Baird Foundation, the Children's Foundation of Erie County, the Experimental Television Center, the Fund for the Arts, Hodgson Russ LLP, M&T Bank, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, the John R. Oishei Foundation, and our members. The Experimental Television Center's Presentation Funds program is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.
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 since 2007). Actively involved in the local community arts and culture scene, she currently serves as a board member at the Western New York Book Arts Center (WNYBAC) in Buffalo, on the leadership team for a new Arts Partners initiative in Western New York, Arts Partners for Learning (APL), spearheaded by Young Audiences of Western New York (YAWNY), and on the policy & planning committee with the Greater Buffalo Cultural Alliance (GBCA). Recently, she participated as a panelist in the Fall 2012 National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture Conference (NAMAC) on Leading Creatively in Minneapolis, MN. She is an internationally exhibited, award-winning artist, working in immersive noise, moving image, 2-D and participatory works. Always on the hunt for creative adventure and excitement, she is an active supporter of new ideas and collaborations that connect artists and communities. She received a degree in expanded media at Alfred University (2004).
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 promoter. From 2005 until 2011 he held the position of New Media Developer in the University at Buffalo's Office of University Communications, collaborating on campus-wide communications initiatives. In the past, he co-founded the west side arts and music space Kitchen Distribution, and functioned as graphic designer, music curator and lead events promoter. You can visit his design/web/motion graphic/video portfolio HERE.
Kate Ross began working at Squeaky Wheel in August 2012. A recently certified NY State Art Teacher, Artist, and Mom, she has been dabbling in the arts since she was 5 years old. She graduated from Bennington College in Vermont with a Bachelors Degree in Literature, and went on to complete a 6 year program at the Beaux Arts in France where she holds the equivalent of a Masters + 1 in Contemporary Fine Arts. Her artwork entails video, installation, photography and sculpture. As a teacher, she loves to give lessons in clay, drawing, painting, printmaking, video, photography, sculpture, and anything that looks engaging and worth a try. At Squeaky Wheel she is currently creating a curriculum for the center, based on the NY State Art Standards, and will be implementing Squeaky's high caliber program into various public and private schools to expand an already successful program.
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.
Goda began working at Squeaky Wheel in 2010 as an Americorps Community Outreach Coordinator. Since then her tasks have evolved to include coordinating and tending to Squeaky's media arts workshops, residency programs, events, and the Channels documentary production initiative. She holds a BA in Philosophy and Art History from Haverford College and has been involved in public access television and video production since the early 2000s. She is an exhibited video artist and illustrator and has taught youth and adult workshops in topics including media literacy, documentary, and cut-out animation.