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 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.
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. He spent the years before coming to Buffalo for graduate studies working in the medical field and starting a gallery and 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 was also an Instructor of Photography at CEPA Gallery and the community based Unseen America project in Niagara Falls. Currently he is the Professor of Photography at Niagara County Community College and Instructor of Photography at the New York State Summer School for the Arts as well as Youth Education Coordinator at Squeaky Wheel Buffalo Media Resources.
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.