After being involved with art for decades, Joyce Buffalo will serve as the Galveston Art League’s
Featured Artist from Oct. 1-24. A selection of her vibrant watercolors will grace the front of the gallery,
2117A Postoffice St. in Galveston. The gallery is open to shoppers from noon to 6 p.m. Fridays-Sundays.
Its online gallery at www.GalvestonArtLeague.com will feature Buffalo’s works as well as dozens by
other league members.
Buffalo appreciated art when growing up in Erie, Pa., just as her parents did. Bot h her mom and dad
painted, and young Joyce loved to draw and paint, too.
When she moved to Galveston in 1994, Buffalo began going to ArtWalks and during one of those
downtown Galveston events, she met watercolor teacher Sallie Anderson. Buffalo, a Jamaica Beach
resident, began taking lessons from Anderson in 2004 and has continued taking classes from her ever
Buffalo had a career in the travel industry for 40 years, and these days she sometimes combines trips
with art. She has visited France and Fredericksburg with a group of art students and sometimes attends
art workshops to polish her skills. She also has lived in some far-flung locales: Minneapolis, New York
City and Germany.
Buffalo volunteers at the Galveston Art League Gallery and will begin serving as its director of juried
exhibitions in 2022. The league holds three juried contests in February, May and September of each
As the Galveston Art League’s Featured Artist for October, Buffalo holds a professional membership in
the all-volunteer organization. Since 1914, the nonprofit Art League has depended on membership fees
to support its mission of advocating on behalf of visual arts and art education throughout the region. It
welcomes artists and non-artists as members and sponsors; membership fees are tax deductible.
For more information about Galveston Art League, its membership levels, and the Featured Artist
program, please visit www.GalvestonArtLeague.com. If you have questions, please email the league at