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 […]

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