Herd About Buffalo 2020 creation from artist Peter Fowler
The Herd About Buffalo 2020 creation from Buffalo artist Peter Fowler

Roswell Park Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Herd About Buffalo With Commemorative Auction

  • Herd About Buffalo art program launched in 2000
  • More than 30 buffaloes designed by local artists up for auction
  • All proceeds benefit cancer research at Roswell Park

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Herd About Buffalo public art program with a commemorative auction. More than 30 Western New York artists have partnered with Roswell Park to each create a custom, one-of-a-kind buffalo, inspired by everything from sports to public art to Buffalo’s rich history.

The buffaloes, which were manufactured and donated by Boston Valley Terra Cotta, measure in at 18-by-12 inches and have been decorated with a variety of mediums, including paint, mirrors, fabrics and more.

“It’s amazing to see the WNY art community come together in a unique way to support the thousands of cancer patients who turn to Roswell Park every year for treatment,” said Sally Russell and Colleen Burns, co-chairs of Herd About Buffalo. “We are excited to bring local artists and Roswell Park together again to celebrate WNY and raise critical funds for cancer care and research right here in our backyard.”

“We are always delighted to assist Roswell Park in any way, shape or form, especially when it involves ceramic buffaloes! We are truly thankful for the partnership we share with this remarkable institution,” said John Krouse, Boston Valley Terra Cotta chief executive officer.

Herd About Buffalo was a unique collaboration between Roswell Park and the Burchfield-Penney Art Center in 2000. The public art exhibition showcased the talent and creativity of local artists and served to foster pride in all Western New Yorkers. After a brief showcase, the buffaloes were auctioned to benefit Roswell Park.

Bids can be placed on the 20th Anniversary Herd About Buffalo auction online at www.AllStarNight.org/auction beginning Sunday, November 15 until Friday, November 20. The starting bid for all buffaloes is $500. All proceeds benefit help fuel cancer research at Roswell Park. To learn more about the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation and the research and patient care programs it supports at Roswell Park, visit www.roswellpark.org/giving.



About Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is a community united by the drive to eliminate cancer’s grip on humanity by unlocking its secrets through personalized approaches and unleashing the healing power of hope. Founded by Dr. Roswell Park in 1898, it is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in Upstate New York. Learn more at RoswellPark.org, or contact us at 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) or ASKRoswell@roswellpark.org.

About the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation 
The Roswell Park Alliance Foundation is a is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that manages all donations made to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Its mission is to maximize dollars available for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center’s most promising lifesaving research, treatment and prevention programs, while supporting the psychosocial needs of patients and families touched by cancer.

Media Contact

Michelle Ostrander, Director of Development Marketing And Communications
716-845-1038; michelle.ostrander@roswellpark.org