CVA Welcome & Galleries Opening

CHQ Assembly: Video Platform

CVA Welcome & Gallery Reception for Strohl Art Center, hosted by Judy Barie and Sharon Louden. Tour Wallpaper Diaries Exhibition, Bridge Gallery, and the Gallery Store.

CVA Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Miguel Luciano

CHQ Assembly: Virtual Porch

Miguel Luciano is a multimedia visual artist whose work explores themes of history, popular culture, social justice and migration, through sculpture, painting and socially engaged public art projects. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he lives and works in New York, NY.  Due to technical difficulties, this lecture is not available on-demand.

Chautauqua School of Art Residency Open Studios

CHQ Assembly: Chautauqua Visual Arts Website

Join us for a wonderful opportunity to see some of the work and meet the participants of the 2020 Chautauqua School of Art Residency Program. We will be Zooming in starting at 6 pm. Open to all! Join us for what will surely be a fun happening and unique experience! Please register in advance for […]

The Inaugural Chautauqua School of Art Alumni Lecture with Chris Friday

CHQ Assembly: Virtual Porch

Chris Friday is an interdisciplinary artist who currently lives and works in Miami, Florida. Chris is an alumni of or 2019 program. Using the internet as a source for archival material, Chris Friday investigates themes of Identity, Race, Gender, Sexuality and the affects of popular culture and iconography on the perceptions of brown bodies. Identifying […]

CVA Online Auction: August 19-22

The Chautauqua Visual Arts 2020 Online Auction presents works by 22 professional artists to benefit the CVA School of Art student scholarships. The Auction will begin at 12noon August 19 and ends at 12midnight August 22. Register and bid online at 32auctions.com/cva-gala-auction/ Read more on our website at art.chq.org/galleries/

CVA Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Miguel Luciano

CHQ Assembly: Virtual Porch

Miguel Luciano is a multimedia visual artist whose work explores themes of history, popular culture, social justice and migration, through sculpture, painting and socially engaged public art projects. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he lives and works in New York, NY.

CVA Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Joe Stahlman

CHQ Assembly: Virtual Porch

Dr. Joe Stahlman is the Director of Seneca Nation’s Seneca-Iroquois National Museum-Onöhsagwë:de' Culture Center. Joe is a scholar and researcher of Tuscarora descent. He has over 20 years of research experience working with First Peoples. His research focuses on culture and history, as well as ongoing socio-economic and health & wellness related endeavors with Native […]

CVA Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Derek Fordjour

CHQ Assembly: Virtual Porch

Derek Fordjour was born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1974 to parents of Ghanaian heritage. Fordjour earned his BA at Morehouse College, MA in Art Education at Harvard University and an MFA in Painting at Hunter College. His work has been exhibited at notable institutions nationally and internationally. He received commissions for public projects including a […]

Devil Is in the Details

CHQ Assembly: Virtual Porch

This inaugural Alumni Exhibition includes a diverse group of Chautauqua School of Art Alumni from various years, personal backgrounds, and studio techniques. Each of the works in this exhibition focus on the details, using processes and compositions that are highly detailed or by rendering the details of our everyday lives. They highlight the meaningful minutiae […]

CVA Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Alpesh Kantilal Patel

CHQ Assembly: Virtual Porch

Alpesh Kantilal Patel is a contemporary art historian, critic, and curator based at Florida International University, Miami, where he directed the MFA program in Visual Arts from 2012-2017. His lecture will be loosely connected to the workshop, a description of which is below, that he leads during the summer. “Storytelling and Worldmaking.” Artworks can be part […]

CVA Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Erika Wong

CHQ Assembly: Virtual Porch

Dr. Erika Wong is the founder of To Practise_Practice, a digital-discovery platform that gives early-career artists the toolkit they need to survive in the real world of the art industry. Additionally, she is a practicing artist, podcast cohost of Hyde or Practise and lecturer teaching the value of creative thinking to business students at the […]

CVA Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Abby Chen

CHQ Assembly: Virtual Porch

Abby Chen is the Senior Associate Curator and Head of Contemporary Art at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Prior to taking on this position, she served for over a decade as the Curator and Artistic Director at the Chinese Culture Center and Foundation of San Francisco. Abby Chen was the Asian Cultural Council […]

CVA Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer

CHQ Assembly: Virtual Porch

Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, the Executive Director of the Queens Council on the Arts, believes in the power of the arts to mobilize and transform community. She was a member of the Transition Team for Mayor DiBlasio, serves on Tony Bennett’s Exploring the Arts Foundation and sits on many grant panels across the country. Hoong […]

CVA Visiting Artist Lecture Series: John Sabraw

CHQ Assembly: Virtual Porch

An activist and environmentalist, John Sabraw’s paintings, drawings and collaborative installations are produced in an eco-conscious manner, and he continually works toward a fully sustainable practice. He collaborates with scientists on many projects, and one of his current collaborations involves creating paint and paintings from iron oxide extracted in the process of remediating polluted streams. […]

CVA Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Asia Freeman

CHQ Assembly: Virtual Porch

Asia Freeman co-founded the non-profit multidisciplinary art space, Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska where she serves as Artistic Director today. Asia writes, curates, teaches and speaks about art. Asia’s paintings are represented in Alaskan museums and private collections worldwide. She serves on the Boards of National Performance Network and Alaska Arts and Culture […]

CVA Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Quinn Alexandria Hunter

CHQ Assembly: Virtual Porch

Quinn Alexandria Hunter is a sculptor and performance artist who completed her MFA work at Ohio University. Born and raised in North Carolina, she works primarily with hair and the African American female body as material. Hunter is interested in the erasure of history from spaces and how the contemporary uses of space impacts the […]

CVA Stroll through the Arts Gala

Strohl Art Center

CVA Stroll through the Arts Gala. This event is presented by Friends of CVA and Chautauqua Visual Arts. All proceeds benefit the CVA School of Art Participant Scholarships.

Improvisations: Julie Blackmon

Strohl Art Center 2nd Floor

“Improvisations: Julie Blackmon” exhibition opens. Closing August 26.

Pour, Spill, Drip, Stain

Strohl Art Center

“Pour, Spill, Drip, Stain” exhibition opens. Closing August 27.

Art in the Park

Miller Park

Hosted by Friends of CVA, Art in the Park is an open art fair with 70+ vendors held in Miller Park, showcasing art by members of the Chautauqua community, students from the School of Art, and artisans from the region around Chautauqua Institution. Items for sale include ceramics, paintings, Chautauqua-themed trinkets, pieces made of up-cycled […]

“Natural Rhythms” Exhibition Opening Reception

Strohl Art Center: Main Galleries

“Natural Rhythms” Opening Reception with exhibiting artists June 26, 3:00-5:00pm. Natural forms, shapes and patterns will abound in this exhibition. Soft and subtle changes, shadows and movements will be featured in paper, wood, clay, mixed media and paint. The works reference our innate love of nature, materials and beauty. The exhibition, basically devoid of color, […]

“Undercurrents” Exhibition Opening Reception

Strohl Art Center 2nd Floor

“Undercurrents” exhibition Opening Reception with exhibiting artists June 26, 3:00-5:00pm. Water, in its various forms, is captivating, healing, and expansive, but it is also a fundamental need and right for all of the earth’s inhabitants. This exhibition includes work that references the environmental and socio-political issues underlying our relationship to water. It questions who has […]

“All that Glitters” Exhibition Opening Reception

Fowler-Kellogg Art Center: 1st Floor

“All that Glitters” exhibition opening reception with exhibiting artists June 26, 3:00-5:00pm. This exhibition takes its cue from the aphorism “All that Glitters is not Gold”. The dazzling works in this exhibition use embellishments of glitter and gold to question notions of value. These contemporary artists celebrate what is often deemed to be of lesser […]

“The Shape of Things to Come” Exhibition Opening Reception

Strohl Art Center 2nd Floor

“The Shape of Things to Come” exhibition opening reception June 26, 3:00-5:00pm. This one-person exhibition with works by Jean Alexander Frater experiments with the materials inherent to painting and then integrates other histories, traditions and language into this form. Her colorful and complex paintings will be shown in all shapes and sizes with woven patterning […]

“Connections I: CVA School of Art Residents Exhibition” Opening Reception

Fowler-Kellogg Art Center 2nd floor

“Connections I: CVA School of Art Residents Exhibition” opening reception with exhibiting artists July 1, 3:00-5:00pm. One of our most popular exhibitions of the summer will once again be displayed on the second floor of Fowler- Kellogg Art Center. This year each Artist-in-Residence, who will be attending the summer program at the Chautauqua School of […]

Art in the Park

Miller Park

Hosted by the Friends of CVA, Art in the Park is an open art fair with 70+ vendors held in Miller Park, showcasing art by members of the Chautauqua community, artists-in-residence from the School of Art, and artisans from the region around Chautauqua Institution. Items for sale include ceramics, paintings, prints, Chautauqua-themed trinkets, pieces made […]

CVA Visiting Artists Lecture: Squeak Carnwath

Hall of Christ

Squeak Carnwath draws upon the philosophical and mundane experiences of daily life in her paintings and prints, which can be identified by lush fields of color combined with text, patterns, and identifiable images. She has received numerous awards including the Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art (SECA) Award from San Francisco Museum of Modern […]

CVA Visiting Artists Lecture: Jean Alexander Frater

Jean Alexander Frater experiments with the materials inherent to painting and then integrates other histories, traditions and language into this form. Alexander Frater is represented by Engage Projects Gallery in Chicago. She was a 2017-2018 Chicago Artists BOLT resident, received an MFA from School of Art the Institute of Chicago, and a BA in Philosophy, […]

CVA Visiting Artists Lecture: Hakim Bishara

Hall of Christ

Hakim Bishara is an editor and writer for the online art publication Hyperallergic. He is also a co-director at Soloway Gallery, an artist-run space in Brooklyn, and a professor at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Bishara is a recipient of the 2019 Andy Warhol Foundation and Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant and he […]

“Connections II: CVA School of Art Residents Exhibition” Opening Reception

Fowler-Kellogg Art Center 2nd floor

“Connections II: CVA School of Art Residents Exhibition” opening reception with exhibiting artists July 21, 3:00-5:00pm. One of our most popular exhibitions of the summer will once again be displayed on the second floor of Fowler- Kellogg Art Center. This year each Artist-in-Residence, who will be attending the summer program at the Chautauqua School of […]

“Wallflowers” Exhibition Opening Reception

Strohl Art Center 2nd Floor

“Wallflowers” exhibition opening reception July 24, 3:00-5:00pm.The elegant sculptures of Rain Harris will be featured in this one-person exhibition. They are refined, domesticated, and shaped into formalized landscapes and still lifes. Set mostly in black porcelain, Harris’s meticulously hand-formed ceramic flowers are composed in lush arrangements. This combination of delicate petals and flowers creates a […]

CVA Visiting Artists Lecture: Shirley Wegner

Hall of Christ

Shirley Wegner is a multidisciplinary artist focusing on photography. In her work, she explores photography’s dialogue with other disciplines like painting, sculpture, video and installation. Wegner was born in Tel Aviv and lived in New York for many years before returning to Israel in 2016. She holds an MFA from Yale University School of Art […]

“Squaring Up Histories” Exhibition Opening Reception

Strohl Art Center: Main Galleries

“Squaring Up Histories” exhibition opening reception with artists July 28, 3-5pm. This group exhibition is meant to coincide with Chautauqua Institution’s week 9 theme highlighting American Folk Art. Featuring textiles as well as video and glass, the work by this eclectic array of artists features various aspects of traditional quilt-making like storytelling, piecework, and the […]

Gallery Talk and Q&A: Loretta Pettway Bennett

Strohl Art Center: Main Galleries

Loretta Pettway Bennett, Gee’s Bend quiltmaker and “Squaring up Histories” exhibiting artist Loretta Pettway Bennett is a fifth-generation quilter from Gee’s Bend, Alabama, and one of the youngest to continue hand-stitching quilts in the renowned Gee’s Bend style. Born December,1960, she is the second of eight children and oldest daughter of Tom O. and Qunnie […]

The Leon and Gloria Plevin Family Museum Director Lecture: Virginia Shearer

Hall of Christ

Executive Director, Sarasota Art Museum Virginia Shearer has devoted her 25 years in museum leadership to catalyzing meaningful connections with art and artists for people of all ages, backgrounds and experience with the arts. Virginia comes to us from the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, where she most recently served as Director of Education. […]

Quilt Workshop: Aaron McIntosh

Strohl Art Center (Front Porch)

Aaron McIntosh, Squaring Up Histories exhibiting artist, US Artist Fellow, and Associate Professor of Fibres at Concordia University Join us at the CVA School of Art in a community workshop to create a Chautauqua Community Quilt. No sewing experience necessary. Aaron McIntosh is a cross-disciplinary artist and fourth-generation quiltmaker whose work mines the intersections of […]

CVA Stroll through the Arts Gala

Strohl Art Center

Each summer, the Friends of CVA hosts a ticketed event to raise funds in support of scholarships for the CVA School of Art Residency Program. The Stroll through the Arts Gala provides an opportunity to connect with fellow art lovers and to bid on original pieces of art as well as experiences, amphitheater performance tickets and more! Auctioned artwork includes […]

Art in the Park

Miller Park

Hosted by the Friends of CVA, Art in the Park is an open art fair with 70+ vendors held in Miller Park, showcasing art by members of the Chautauqua community, artists-in-residence from the School of Art, and artisans from the region around Chautauqua Institution. Items for sale include ceramics, paintings, prints, Chautauqua-themed trinkets, pieces made […]

CVA Visiting Artists Lecture: Judy Barie and Erika Diamond

Hall of Christ

Judy Barie is an artist who creates contemporary abstract works. Inspired by the likes of Brice Marden and Elizabeth Murray, Barie combines layers of color, gestural marks and rich patterns on birch panels. For over 30 years, Barie has developed a visual vocabulary of her particular mark making that exists in both singular paintings and […]

“Thinking Green: Open CVA Members Exhibition” Opening Reception

Fowler-Kellogg Art Center: 1st Floor

“Thinking Green: Open CVA Members Exhibition” Opening reception with artists August 10, 3-5pm. We invite all Exhibiting Members of CVA to submit work related to this year’s theme and title – Thinking Green. The word “green,” known in Latin as “viridis,” may conjure visions of emeralds, viridescent landscapes, garden growth, and verdant hues. It may […]

CVA Visiting Artists Lecture: James Hunter

Hall of Christ

James Hunter is an Award winning Design Director with the Wiseman Group, a nationally renowned interior design firm based in San Francisco, California. He earned a Masters Degree in Art Education and has completed postgraduate work in textile design and surface printing from State University College at Buffalo, NY. His body of residential client work […]

“Sense of Place” Exhibition Opening Reception

Strohl Art Center: Main Galleries

"Sense of Place" exhibition Opening Reception June 25, 3–5 p.m. Exhibitions runs June 25–July 23. This is a non-traditional landscape exhibition that considers our relationship to place. These works conjure more of an aura than an illustration of a particular location. Through painting, textiles, photography, and ceramics, they explore the interconnectedness of earth, water, and […]

“Prisms & Paradigms” Exhibition Opening Reception

Fowler-Kellogg Art Center: 1st Floor

"Prisms & Paradigms" exhibition Opening Reception June 25, 3–5 p.m. Exhibition runs June 25–August 2. This exhibition brings together sculpture, photography, and textiles that focus on the use of iridescence and color gradients. Filling the gallery with rainbows, these works collectively speak of change and transformation and the magic of existing in more than one […]

“Body Language” Exhibition Opening Reception

Strohl Art Center 2nd Floor

"Body Language" Opening reception June 25, 3–5 p.m. Exhibition runs June 25–August 20. Body Language focuses on all desires, moods, interpretations, and wonder that each of us possess. Paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs are featured in this thematic exhibition, including two Chautauqua School of Art Alumni. Realistic based work abounds with a strong sense of […]

“Mutual Attraction” Exhibition Opening Reception

Strohl Art Center 2nd Floor

"Mutual Attraction" exhibition Opening Reception June 25, 3–5 p.m. Exhibition runs June 25–July 20. Welcome to the world of Yeon Soo Kim and Jiye Han, who are partners in life as well as collaborators in their artistic practices. These ceramic sculptures blend beautifully together, highlighting their personal styles and ambitions. Both artists have risen to […]

“Washed Ashore” Exhibition Opening Reception

Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden

“Washed Ashore — Art to Save the Sea” is centered on plastic pollution and its impact on sea life. The exhibit will consist of 14 elaborate sculptures that represent marine life affected by plastic pollution. They are made by artisans who use debris found washed up on beaches. Mixing art and science, the exhibit aims to […]

CVA Visiting Artists Lecture: Venancio Aragon

Hultquist Center, Room 101 19 Miller Ave, Chautauqua, New York

Venancio Aragon, “Prisms & Paradigms” exhibiting artist, is a Diné textile artist and holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees: one in Cultural Anthropology from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and the other in Native American Studies from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Prior to becoming a full-time artist, Venancio worked for the […]

Art in the Park

Miller Park

Hosted by the Friends of CVA, Art in the Park is an open art fair with 70+ vendors held in Miller Park, showcasing art by members of the Chautauqua community, artists-in-residence from the School of Art, and artisans from the region around Chautauqua Institution. Items for sale include ceramics, paintings, prints, Chautauqua-themed trinkets, pieces made […]

“Positive Change: CVA Alumni” Exhibition Opening Reception

Fowler-Kellogg Art Center 2nd floor

"Positive Change: CVA Alumni" exhibition Opening Reception July 5, 3–5 p.m. Exhibition runs July 5–August 13. As the School of Art takes a pause this summer, we want to acknowledge the positive change that the Chautauqua Visual Arts has made on the lives of hundreds of artists during many stages of their careers over the […]

“Posters for Positive Change” Master Class with Brett Taylor

Posters for Positive Change with Brett Taylor. Watch and learn as visiting CVA School of Art Alumni artist Brett Taylor demonstrates how to pull a silkscreen print. He will talk about his own creative process and the motivation behind similar works on view in the exhibition "Positive Change: CVA Alumni" at Fowler-Kellogg Art Center. There […]

Friends of CVA Social Evenings

Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, back porch

In the hopes of fostering and growing our Friends of CVA community, we are hosting two Social Evenings on the porch of Fowler-Kellogg Art Center on July 12 and August 9 from 6:00-8:00pm. Kick back and join us for a glass of wine and conversation – the galleries will be open late especially for you! 

“Untitled 7” Exhibition Opening Reception

Strohl Art Center 2nd Floor

"Untitled 7" exhibition Opening Reception July 23, 3–5 p.m. Exhibition runs July 23–August 20. Jeremy Boyle and Mark Franchino began a collaborative practice in 2012, exploring common interests in their individual studio practices and artwork. Their forthcoming exhibition / installation at CVA’s Bellowe Family Gallery will be their seventh solo exhibition of collaborative work, with […]

“In Conversation” Exhibition Opening Reception

Strohl Art Center: Main Galleries

"In Conversation" exhibition Opening reception July 26, 3–5 p.m. Exhibition runs July 26–August 21. While quite distinct in form and material process, each of these mostly monochromatic works evoke a sense of transformation or "becoming" through pattern and repetition. While creating very different objects regarding form and tone, these artists generate conversation around layering, ornamentation, […]

Gallery Talk with Gabe Brown & Donté Hayes

Strohl Art Center: Main Galleries

Gallery Talk and Q&A with exhibiting artists Donté Hayes and Gabe Brown. Please join us for a discussion in the gallery among exhibiting artists Donté Hayes and Gabe Brown joined by co-curators Judie Barie and Erika Diamond. They will briefly discuss the exhibition "In Conversation" and answer questions from the audience. Gabe Brown holds her […]

Party on the Art Quad

School of Art Quad

Party on the Art Quad. In lieu of the annual Stroll through the Arts Gala and Auction, this one-time only event is presented by Friends of CVA and Chautauqua Visual Arts in the heart of the CVA Arts Quad. All proceeds benefit much needed renovations to the CVA School of Art facilities.

Art in the Park

Miller Park

Hosted by the Friends of CVA, Art in the Park is an open art fair with 70+ vendors held in Miller Park, showcasing art by members of the Chautauqua community, artists-in-residence from the School of Art, and artisans from the region around Chautauqua Institution. Items for sale include ceramics, paintings, prints, Chautauqua-themed trinkets, pieces made […]

“Into the Blue: Open CVA Members Exhibition” Opening Reception

Fowler-Kellogg Art Center: 1st Floor

"Into the Blue: Open CVA Members Exhibition" Opening Reception August 7, 3–5 p.m. Exhibition runs August 7–August 23. We invite all Exhibiting Members of CVA to submit work related to this year’s theme and title – Into the Blue. These works can reference the soothing color of the sea, the sky peeking through clouds, or […]

Friends of CVA Social Evenings

Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, back porch

In the hopes of fostering and growing our Friends of CVA community, we are hosting two Social Evenings on the porch of Fowler-Kellogg Art Center on July 12 and August 9 from 6:00-8:00pm. Kick back and join us for a glass of wine and conversation – the galleries will be open late especially for you!

“Passion for Paper” exhibition opening reception

Strohl Art Center: Main Galleries

Enjoy this exhibition featuring seven talented artists who work with paper. Working with paper requires a special set of skills and a steady hand as it is known to be unforgiving. Passion for Paper, a thematic exhibition, features seven talented artists that have mastered their techniques and personal styles, resulting in a series of beautiful […]

“Holding Space: Woven Works” exhibition opening reception

Fowler-Kellogg Art Center: 1st Floor

This exhibition is a nuanced exploration into woven structures including jacquard weaving, pulled warp tapestry, and basketry. While distinct in style and perspective, these works collectively address notions of containment, transformation, and connection to place through abstraction. They make space for and carry our stories. Exhibition runs June 23 - August 4, 2024. Curated by […]

“Off the Walls” exhibition opening reception

Strohl Art Center 2nd Floor

Off the Walls is an exhibition featuring a dozen contemporary artists who create small sculptures, and are at the peak of their careers, showing nationally and internationally.  As the title implies, all works will be hung from the ceiling or displayed on pedestals. Works in wood, glass, clay, metal, and concrete will be featured. Exhibition […]

“The Art of Robert Villamagna” exhibition opening reception

Strohl Art Center 2nd Floor

Robert Villamagna grew up in the Rust Belt in Ohio and started making art as a young child with materials he found in his home. He now passionately works with colorful found materials, especially items that have language, show use and are rusted. These discarded metal items breathe life into his colorful sculptures and two-dimensional […]

CVA Lecture Series: Anina Major, “Holding Space” exhibiting artist

Hultquist Center, Room 101 19 Miller Ave, Chautauqua, New York

Anina Major (she/her) is a visual artist from the Bahamas. Her decision to establish a home contrary to the location in which she was born and raised motivates her to investigate the relationship between self and place as a site of negotiation. By utilizing the vernacular of craft to reclaim experiences and relocate displaced objects, […]

CVA Lecture Series: Kevin Umaña, School of Art Faculty

Hultquist Center, Room 101 19 Miller Ave, Chautauqua, New York

"Materiality and Abstraction" Kevin Umaña was born in 1989 and grew up in El Salvador and Los Angeles. He received a BFA from San Francisco State University in 2014. Umaña is the co-founder of The Ekru Project, an artist-run Kansas City gallery focused on contemporary, emerging, and underrepresented artists. In 2017, he created a permanent installation at […]

“Simpatico: Works by 2024 School of Art Faculty” exhibition opening reception

Fowler-Kellogg Art Center 2nd floor

Simpatico: characterized by shared attributes or interest, compatible. It is an honor to introduce you to the work of the new Chautauqua School of Art faculty and also paintings by our new Artistic Director, Erika b Hess.  These nationally recognized artists will spend time teaching at the School of Art this summer, as well as […]

CVA Lecture Series: Alex Callender, School of Art Faculty

Hultquist Center, Room 101 19 Miller Ave, Chautauqua, New York

"Disentangling the Interwoven Relations of Race, Gender, and Capitalism" Alex Callender works in drawing, painting, and installation to trace and remap historical materials as a means to explore with both criticality and care, how we disentangle the interwoven relations of race, gender, and capitalism. Drawing largely from archival sources her work engages with mythic and […]

CVA Lecture Series: Sachiko Akiyama, School of Art Faculty

Hultquist Center, Room 101 19 Miller Ave, Chautauqua, New York

"Carving the Figure" Sachiko Akiyama received her MFA in sculpture at Boston University and continued her studies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Akiyama lives and works in Portsmouth, NH. Her proximity to the ocean, woods, and wildlife has deepened her connections to the natural themes prevalent in her work.  Akiyama has had recent solo […]

CVA Lecture Series: Susan Lichtman, School of Art Faculty

Hultquist Center, Room 101 19 Miller Ave, Chautauqua, New York

"Painting the Figure and Light" Susan Lichtman is a figurative painter of domestic spaces, working out of her home studio in southeastern Massachusetts. She graduated from Brown University and received an MFA in Painting from Yale University School of Art. Lichtman has had solo exhibitions at Steven Harvey Fine Arts Projects, (NY, NY); Fahrenheit Gallery […]

CVA Open Studios

School of Art Quad

You are invited to join the CVA artist residents during the CVA Open Studios on July 13 from 3-5 PM at the Art Quad. This event gives you the chance to meet with our artists displaying work in their studios. This event is free and open to the public. 

Continuum: Alums of CVA exhibition

CVA School of Art Gallery, located at the School of Art Quad 19 Prospect Ave, CHAUTAUQUA, New York

CVA is honored to share our exhibition, Continuum: Alums of CVA, with an opening reception on July 13 at the new CVA School of Art Gallery located at the Art Quad. The exhibition runs June 24-July 17. Join us to celebrate the work of our esteemed alums in our newly dedicated exhibition space. This event […]

CVA Lecture Series: Stephanie Pierce, School of Art Faculty

Hultquist Center, Room 101 19 Miller Ave, Chautauqua, New York

"Observing Time in Painting" Stephanie Pierce’s paintings explore relationships between light, time, and perception as it is reconsidered over time. Her work has been exhibited at The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; The Staten Island Museum, NY; and Asheville Art Museum, NC. Her work is represented by Jupiter Contemporary in Miami, Alpha Gallery in Boston, and […]

CVA Lecture Series: Elizabeth Mooney, School of Art Faculty

Hultquist Center, Room 101 19 Miller Ave, Chautauqua, New York

"Exploring the Concept of Place" Elizabeth Mooney is a visual artist that explores the construct of landscape through painting, printmaking, and kinetic sculpture. She received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from California College of the Arts, and her BFA from the Art Institute of Boston. Elizabeth was a Visual Artist Fellow at the Provincetown Fine […]

“Wonder & Awe: Ash Eliza Williams” exhibition opening reception

Strohl Art Center 2nd Floor

Ash Eliza Williams, born in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Southwest Virginia, makes work about interspecies communication and alternative languages found in the natural world. Their work is “driven by a deep sense of wonder and curiosity about the non-human world.” Their paintings and sculptural investigations into the sentience of nature connect with Chautauqua Institution’s […]

CVA Lecture Series: Leon and Gloria Plevin Lecture, Rebecca Ibel

Hultquist Center, Room 101 19 Miller Ave, Chautauqua, New York

Rebecca McCabe Ibel is the owner and director of Contemporary Art Matters. Originally from Columbus, she graduated from The Branson School in Marin County, California. She received her BA in Art History at The American University of Paris. Her career in the arts began at Sotheby’s auction house in New York and worked in Berlin […]

“In the Garden” exhibition opening reception

Strohl Art Center: Main Galleries

Inspired by what we learn from the garden, this exhibition reflects the complicated histories and often tenuous futures of flowers and food. It also digs at our relationship to them, as those charged with tending the garden. Through media ranging from still life painting to glass pâte de verre, these works tackle diverse subjects such […]

“In the Garden” Gallery Talk with exhibiting artists Hillary Waters Fayle, Brian Fleetwood, and Margaret Jacobs

Strohl Art Center: Main Galleries

Join us in the Main gallery at Strohl Art Center for a discussion with "In the Garden" exhibiting artists Hillary Waters Fayle, Brian Fleetwood, and Margaret Jacobs, moderated by curator Erika Diamond. This program is generously sponsored by the Kay Hardesty Logan Foundation. Hillary Waters Fayle is an artist and Assistant Professor, directing the fiber […]

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