The Polish Arts Club of Buffalo, Inc. is supported with cultural funding from the adopted Erie County Budget, Mark C. Poloncarz, County Executive.

Polish Arts Club of Buffalo
P.O. Box 259
Buffalo, NY 14207
(716) 876-8108   ext.8
polishartsclubofbuffalo@outlook.com

To enhance Western New York’s cultural resources by fostering interest, appreciation and understanding of the culture and history of Poland and Polish-Americans and by safeguarding Polish American heritage throughout Western New York.

The Polish Arts Club of Buffalo was founded in 1945. Its establishment was inspired by a lecture presented by Dr. Zygmunt Stojowski, a noted composer and friend of the famed pianist, Ignacy Jan Paderewski. Stojowski’s council to his audience – to acquaint Americans with the rich Polish culture and heritage – was enthusiastically embraced by the Club’s founders: Mrs. John Frost, in whose home the initial meetings of the Club were held, Sophie Schoen, Sophie Czech, Mrs. Francis Schuncke and Mr. Walter Orzelski.

The Club prides itself on its standards, set originally by its founding President, Eugene Dyczkowski, a noted painter, President for several terms of the Buffalo Society of Artists and a one time Assistant Director of the Albright Art Gallery. The Club was fortunate to have a renowned man of letters, Aleksander Janta-Polczynski as its third President.

  • President –  Felix Klempka

  • First Vice President - Stan Nowak

  • Second Vice President – Robert Fronckowiak

  • Treasurer – Mary Lou Wyrobek

  • Financial Secretary -  Mary Lou Wyrobek

  • Membership Secretary – Maureen Gleason

  • Christine Nowak   - Historian  

  • Mark Peszko

  • Vacant

  • John Medwid

  • David Franczyk

  • Wanda Bolanowska-Higdon

  • Eugene Dyczkowski (1945-46)

  • Edward C. Sobolewski (1947-48)

  • Aleksander Janta (1949-51)

  • Dr. Richard B. Bugielski (1952)

  • Francis A. Winiarz (1953-54

  • Lawrence M. Januszczak (1955-56)

  • Emilie  Lubelski (1957-58)

  • Leonard B. Glowinski (1959)

  • Lawrence M. Januszczak (1960)

  • Edward V. Stronski (1961-62)

  • Dr. Herman A. Szymanski (1963)

  • Daniel L. Reczek (1964-65)

  • James R. Przepasniak (1966-67)

  • Mrs. Richard D. Brzyski (1969)

  • Emilie  Lubelski (1970-72)

  • Robert J. Jarnot (1973)

  • Zosia  (Sophia) Dabrowska (1974-76)

  • Benedict A. Rozek (1977-78)

  • Bronislaus R. Trzyzewski (1979-81)

  • Wanda Winiarz (1982-85)

  • Anthony Smaczniak (1986-88)

  • Ann Nowak (1989)

  • Jan Libront (1990)

  • Christine Nowak (1991-92)

  • Dr. Peter K. Gessner (1993-2005​)

  • Stanley J. Nowak (2006-09 

  • Charles Peszynski (2010-13)

  • Alfred Karney (2014-15)

  • Charles Peszynski (2015-17)

  • Elizabeth Rydzynski Hulley (2018-19)

  • Thomas J. Zawadzki (2019-20)

  • Felix Klempka - Acting (2020-21)

  • Felix Klempka (2022)

The Polish Arts Club of Buffalo, Inc. is supported with cultural funding from the adopted Erie County Budget, Mark C. Poloncarz, County Executive.