Exhibitions

Every summer, Chautauqua Visual Arts (CVA) presents nine exhibitions in the galleries of Strohl and Fowler-Kellogg Art Centers, as well as the Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden. These diverse spaces allow CVA to host a variety of contemporary shows from nationally-recognized artists. The focus in our galleries is on a wide range of contemporary art highlighting all media and sensibilities. Please visit our new website often, as we will be updating our content daily with new ways to engage with our exhibitions and artists! If you are interested in participating in our annual CVA Open Members Exhibition, click HERE to learn more about becoming an exhibiting CVA Member.

2024 Exhibitions

Passion for Paper

June 23 - July 21

Strohl Art Center  |  Main Galleries | Opening reception June 23, 3-5pm

Passion for Paper
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 and intelligent works. Abstraction and realism will be featured in the Main Gallery, including a large hanging installation. This exhibition is generously sponsored by Gary and Willow Brost. Curated by Judy Barie. Artists: Kevin Auzenne, Patricia Bellan Gillen, Roberto Benaviez, Kelly Moeykens, Elizabeth Mooney, Matt Shilan, Holly Wong 
Passion for Paper

Holding Space: Woven Works

June 23 - August 04

Fowler-Kellogg Art Center  |  First Floor Galleries and the Angela Fowler Memorial Gallery | Opening reception June 23, 3-5pm

Holding Space: Woven Works

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. Curated by Erika Diamond. Artists: Austin Ballard, Carrie Hill, Susan Iverson, Anina Major, John Paul Morabito, Skye Tafoya, Hope Wang, and Sarita Westrup. 

Holding Space: Woven Works

The Art of Robert Villamagna

June 23 - July 18

Strohl Art Center  |  Bellowe Family Gallery | Opening reception June 23, 3-5pm

The Art of Robert Villamagna

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 wall pieces. A strong sense of hidden messages are paramount in his work. 

The Art of Robert Villamagna

In the Garden

July 24 - August 21

Strohl Art Center  |  Main Galleries | Opening reception July 24, 3-5pm | Gallery Talk with exhibiting artists 5-6 pm

In the Garden
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 as climate change, indigenous plant knowledge, growth/decay, and tulip mania. This exhibition and related programming are generously sponsored by the Kay Hardesty Logan Foundation. Curated by Erika Diamond. Artists: Julia Blume, Kate Clements, Hillary Waters Fayle, Brian Fleetwood, Ryan Michael Flores, Margaret Jacobs, Regan Rosburg 
In the Garden

Off the Walls

June 23 - August 20

Strohl Art Center  |  Gallo Family Gallery | Opening reception June 23, 3-5pm

Off the Walls

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 internationallyAs 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. Curated by Judy Barie. Artists: Dee Briggs, Sam Chung, Seth Clark, Alison Croney Moses, Dan Droz, Brian Engel, Kyle Johns, Howard Jones, Nate Lucas, Andrea Moon, Lydia Musco, Jose Sera, Shoji Satake. 

Off the Walls

Wonder & Awe: Ashley Eliza Williams

July 21 - August 20

Strohl Art Center  |  Bellowe Family Gallery | Opening reception July 21, 3-5pm

Wonder & Awe: Ashley Eliza Williams

Ashley Eliza Williams, born in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Southwest Virginia, makes work about interspecies communication and alternative languages found in the natural world. Her work is “driven by a deep sense of wonder and curiosity about the non-human world.” Her paintings and sculptural investigations into the sentience of nature connect with Chautauqua Institution’s week seven theme of Wonder and Awe. Curated by Erika Diamond.

Wonder & Awe: Ashley Eliza Williams

Simpatico: Works by 2024 School of Art Faculty

July 03 - August 11

Fowler-Kellogg Art Center  |  Second Floor Galleries | Opening reception July 3, 3-5pm

Simpatico: Works by 2024 School of Art Faculty

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 participate in the CVA Lecture Series. This exhibition is generously sponsored by John and Susan Turben. Curated by Judy Barie. Artists: Sachiko Akuyama, Alex Callendar, Erika b Hess, Susan Lichtman, Raoul Pacheco, Taro Takizawa, Kevin Umana, Cosmo Whyte. 

Simpatico: Works by 2024 School of Art Faculty

Nature Inspired: Open CVA Members Exhibition 2024

August 07 - August 22

Fowler-Kellogg Art Center  |  First Floor and the Angela Fowler Memorial Gallery | Opening reception August 7, 3-5pm

Nature Inspired: Open CVA Members Exhibition 2024
We are once again happy to host our annual Members exhibition. This year our members will show work that they have created this past year, inspired by nature. As always, there will be watercolors, paintings, sculptures, and more for all to enjoy.
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Nature Inspired: Open CVA Members Exhibition 2024

Sculpture Garden 2024

June 23 - August 23

Strohl Art Center  |  Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden

Sculpture Garden 2024

Featuring outdoor works by Dan Droz, Carin Mincemoyer, and Lydia Musco.

Sculpture Garden 2024

Sense of Place (2023)

June 25 - July 23

Strohl Art Center  |  Main Galleries | Opening reception June 25, 3-5pm

Sense of Place (2023)
Sense of Place 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, video, and photography, they explore the interconnectedness of earth, water, and air. They question our responsibilities to and our place within the landscapes we inhabit. They document, dissect, imagine, and tend to these spaces. Sponsored by the Jerome M. Kobacker Foundation. Curated by Erika Diamond. Artists: Marifer Fernanda Barrero, Samantha Fields, Liz Nielsen, Mika Obayashi, Hồng-Ân Trương and Lien Truong.
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Sense of Place (2023)

Body Language (2023)

June 25 - August 20

Strohl Art Center  |  Gallo Family Gallery | Opening reception June 25, 3-5pm

Body Language (2023)
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 hidden messages and feelings in these beautifully executed and intelligent works. Sponsored by Susan and John Turben. Curated by Judy Barie. Artists: Elizabeth Coffey, Francis Crisafio, Chris Friday, Beverly Mayeri, Rachel Rickert, and Kensuke Yamada.
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Body Language (2023)

Mutual Attraction (2023)

June 25 - July 20

Strohl Art Center  |  Bellowe Family Gallery | Opening reception July 25, 3-5pm

Mutual Attraction (2023)
Welcome to the world of Yeonsoo Kim and Jihye 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 national prominence in the contemporary ceramic world. Curated by Judy Barie. Artists: Jihye Han, Yeonsoo Kim
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Mutual Attraction (2023)

Prisms & Paradigms (2023)

June 25 - August 02

Fowler-Kellogg Art Center  |  First Floor Galleries and the Angela Fowler Memorial Gallery | Opening reception June 25, 3-5pm | Venancio Aragon lecture June 26, 6:30pm at Hultquist Center

Prisms & Paradigms (2023)
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 state at the same time. Connected by the spectrum of color, these artists tackle subject matter ranging from gender and sexuality to the ethereal experience of prismatic impermanent moments. Sponsored by the Kay Hardesty Logan Foundation. Curated by Erika Diamond. Artists: Venancio Aragon, Guillermo Castaneda, Katherine Gray, Julia Kunin, Kazue Taguchi, Jon Verney and Masaya Ozaki.
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Prisms & Paradigms (2023)

Positive Change: CVA Alumni (2023)

July 05 - August 13

Fowler-Kellogg Art Center  |  Second Floor Galleries | Opening reception July 5, 3-5pm

Positive Change: CVA Alumni (2023)
As the School of Art takes a pause this summer, we acknowledge the positive change that the Chautauqua Visual Arts has made on the lives of hundreds of artists during many stages of their careers. This exhibition highlights the work of alumni from the School of Art and former CVA Gallery interns. Through their work in and out of the studio, these artists create positive change in their communities while innovating within their fields. Curated by Erika Diamond. Artists: Marshall Ransfield (‘22), Colleen Coleman (‘22), Mic Boekelman (‘21), Jessica Valoris (‘21), Timothy Lee (‘20), Brett Taylor (‘19), Kelsie Tyson (‘17), Tate Leone (‘16), Molly Bernstein ('15), Lara Mann (‘11). Join us on the porch of Fowler-Kellogg for a printmaking workshop with Brett Taylor, July 6.
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Positive Change: CVA Alumni (2023)

Untitled 7 (2023)

July 23 - August 20

Strohl Art Center  |  Bellowe Family Gallery | Opening reception July 23, 3-5pm

Untitled 7 (2023)
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 each a further blurring of authorship between the two. Their site specific installations often springboard from an ongoing investigation into the forms and functions of the utilitarian systems that surround us, such as electrical conduit and heating ducts. Curated by Judy Barie. Artists: Jeremy Boyle and Mark Franchino.
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Untitled 7 (2023)

In Conversation (2023)

July 26 - August 21

Strohl Art Center  |  Main Galleries | Opening reception July 26, 3-5pm. Gallery Talk with Donté Hayes and Gabe Brown at 4:30pm

In Conversation (2023)
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, structure, and spirit. They explore notions of detachment, hollowness, intimacy, memory, and place. Sponsored by Brenda & Larry Thompson. Curated by Judy Barie and Erika Diamond. Artists: Eliza Au, Gabe Brown, Molly Hatch, Donté Hayes, Karlyn Sutherland, and Arielle Zamora.
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In Conversation (2023)

Into the Blue: Open CVA Members Exhibition (2023)

August 07 - August 23

Fowler-Kellogg Art Center  |  First Floor Galleries and the Angela Fowler Memorial Gallery | Opening reception August 7, 3-5pm

Into the Blue: Open CVA Members Exhibition (2023)
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 the possibility of the great beyond. They may be a reflection on solemn moods, distinctive patterns found in nature, or the light of a blue moon. Whatever the interpretation, we look forward to sharing the exceptional work of our CVA Exhibiting Members.
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Into the Blue: Open CVA Members Exhibition (2023)

Washed Ashore (2023)

June 25 - October 31

Strohl Art Center & Fowler Kellogg Art Center  |  Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden & locations throughout Chautauqua Institution

Washed Ashore (2023)

“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 promote awareness of plastic’s environmental impact and encourage plastics reduction and recycling.

Washed Ashore (2023)

Undercurrents (2022)

June 26 - August 21

Strohl Art Center  |  Gallo Family Gallery | Opening reception June 26, 2022 (3-5pm)

Undercurrents (2022)
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 access to it and who is willing protect it. Through a wide range of media and tactics, these artists remind us of the beauty and preciousness of water. Sponsored by an anonymous supporter. Curated by Erika Diamond. Artists: Asia Freeman, Catt Rez Beaders, Merritt Johnson, Marek Ranis, Jean Shin, Tali Weinberg, Emily Williams, and Derrick Woods-Morrow.
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Undercurrents (2022)

Natural Rhythms (2022)

June 26 - July 24

Strohl Art Center  |  Main Galleries | Opening reception June 26, 3-5pm

Natural Rhythms (2022)
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, forces the viewer to look at our natural world as we often don't see it. Curated by Judy Barie, the Susan and John Turben Director of Galleries. Artists: Samuelle Green, Leah Kaplan, Mami Kato, Linda Lopez, Nate Lucas, and Caprice Pierucci.
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Natural Rhythms (2022)

All That Glitters (2022)

June 26 - August 07

Fowler-Kellogg Art Center  |  First Floor Galleries and the Angela Fowler Memorial Gallery | Opening reception June 26, 3-5pm

All That Glitters (2022)
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 worth than money, success, or power. They examine the weight of inheritance. They illustrate the importance of human contact, chosen family, and hope in dark times. Sponsored by Brenda and Larry Thompson. Curated by Erika Diamond. Artists: Tracey Beale, Steven Frost & Frankie Toan, Yvette Molina, Mikael Owunna, Samantha Wall.
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All That Glitters (2022)

The Shape of Things to Come (2022)

June 26 - July 21

Strohl Art Center  |  Bellowe Family Gallery | Opening reception June 26, 3-5pm

The Shape of Things to Come (2022)
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 inherent in each piece. Curated by Judy Barie, the Susan and John Turben Director of Galleries.
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The Shape of Things to Come (2022)

Wallflowers (2022)

July 24 - August 21

Strohl Art Center  |  Bellowe Family Gallery | Opening reception July 24, 3-5pm

Wallflowers (2022)
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 visual hybrid of opulence and elegance born of high and low heritage. At the heart of Harris’s sculpture is an investigation of the ideas of beauty, artificiality and preciousness. They owe their heritage to the 17th century Baroque and Flemish Vanitas tradition and to Harris’s experience in Jingdezhen, China. Curated by Judy Barie, the Susan and John Turben Director of Galleries.
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Wallflowers (2022)

Squaring Up Histories (2022)

July 28 - August 22

Strohl Art Center  |  Main Galleries | Opening reception July 28, 3-5pm with Artist talk 4:30-5:30pm | Quilt workshop August 2, 1-3pm

Squaring Up Histories (2022)
This group exhibition is meant to coincide with Chautauqua Institution’s week 9 theme highlighting American Folk Art. Featuring primarily textiles, the work by this eclectic array of artists highlights various aspects of traditional quilt-making like storytelling, piecework, and the forging of community-based connections. From the iconic quilts of Gee’s Bend to reimagined Korean bojagi to inflatable glass, these works place quilt practices into a contemporary interdisciplinary context. This exhibition will also include a quilt-based community workshop. Sponsored by Kay Hardesty Logan Foundation. Curated by Erika Diamond. Artists: Natalie Baxter, Quinn Hunter, Julia Kwon, Aaron McIntosh, Rachel Meginnes, Loretta Pettway Bennett, Matthew Szosz.
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Squaring Up Histories (2022)

Connections I: CVA School of Art Residents Exhibitions (Past 2022)

July 01 - July 18

Fowler-Kellogg Art Center  |  Second Floor | Opening reception July 1, 3-5pm

Connections I: CVA School of Art Residents Exhibitions (Past 2022)

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, will exhibit original work created pre-season highlighting their personal style. In order to give our residents more exhibition space, we will be sharing their work in two separate exhibitions: July 1-18 and July 21-August 7.

Read the Chautauquan Daily article, July 2, 2022.

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Connections I: CVA School of Art Residents Exhibitions (Past 2022)

Connections II: CVA School of Art Residents Exhibition (2022)

July 21 - August 07

Fowler-Kellogg Art Center  |  Second Floor | Opening reception July 21, 3-5pm

Connections II: CVA School of Art Residents Exhibition (2022)

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, will exhibit original work created pre-season highlighting their personal style. In order to give our residents more exhibition space, we will be sharing their work in two separate exhibitions: July 1-18 and July 21-August 7.

Read the Chautauquan Daily article, July 20, 2022.

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Connections II: CVA School of Art Residents Exhibition (2022)

Thinking Green: Open CVA Members Exhibition (2022)

August 10 - August 24

Fowler-Kellogg Art Center  |  First Floor Galleries and the Angela Fowler Memorial Gallery | Opening reception August 10, 3-5pm

Thinking Green: Open CVA Members Exhibition (2022)
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 also refer to being new at something or to the feeling of envy. Some may think of cold hard cash, while others may be inspired to ponder our responsibility to this shared planet. We look forward to an array of perspectives and media inspired by Thinking Green. 
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Thinking Green: Open CVA Members Exhibition (2022)

Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden (2022)

June 26 - August 25

Strohl Art Center & Fowler Kellogg Art Center  |  John Melvin Sculpture Garden

Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden (2022)

Featuring outdoor works by Julie Schenkelberg and Jeff Schofield, presented in collaboration with Franconia Sculpture Park.

Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden (2022)

State of Nature (2022)

ONLINE February 1 - April 30, 2022

State of Nature (2022)
This year's annual invitational Alumni Exhibition, State of Nature, is meant to connect with Chautauqua Institution's 2022 Week Two theme of The Wild: Reconnecting with Our Natural World. It showcases innovative nature-inspired works by Jessica Elena Aquino ('21), Kate Bae ('21), Paper Buck ('20), Taisha Carrington ('19), Misato Pang ('18), Ayad Almissouri ('15), Stacy Larson ('14), quinn mcnichol ('13), and Jenny Walton ('07).
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State of Nature (2022)

Pour Spill Drip Stain (2021)

July 28 - August 27

Strohl Art Center  |  Main Galleries

Pour Spill Drip Stain (2021)
Curated by Judy Barie, the Susan and John Turben Director of CVA Galleries, this vibrant exhibition in the Main gallery of Strohl Art Center, highlights surface and fluidity as both technique and inspiration. Multi colored paintings, encaustics, works on paper, and ceramics will be shown together creating a symmetry of styles by six nationally recognized contemporary artists.
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Pour Spill Drip Stain (2021)

CVA School of Art Participants Exhibition (2021)

August 01 - August 26

Fowler-Kellogg Art Center  |  Second Floor

CVA School of Art Participants Exhibition (2021)
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 Participating Artist, who will be attending the  summer program at the Chautauqua School of Art, will exhibit one original work created pre-season highlighting their personal style. This exhibition will be curated by Judy Barie and Sharon Louden along with the Chautauqua School of Art core faculty.
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CVA School of Art Participants Exhibition (2021)

Improvising: New Photographs by Julie Blackmon (2021)

July 25 - August 26

Strohl Art Center  |  Bellowe Family Gallery

Improvising: New Photographs by Julie Blackmon (2021)
Improvising features new work by Julie Blackmon, a photographer from Springfield Missouri. Her photographs are inspired by her experiences of growing up in a large family, her current role as both photographer and mother, the timelessness of family dynamics, as well as surviving the pandemic. As the oldest of nine children and the mother of three, Blackmon uses her own family members and household to “move beyond the documentary and to explore the fantastic elements of our everyday lives”. This exhibition has been generously sponsored by Jim and Bonnie Gwin.
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Improvising: New Photographs by Julie Blackmon (2021)

Tenacity (2021)

July 04 - August 24

Strohl Art Center  |  Gallo Family Gallery

Tenacity (2021)
This exhibition will feature works by women who are extremely talented, creative and have had long successful careers in the Visual Arts. Lucy Fradkin, Raheleh Filsoofi, Bovey Lee, Beth Lipman, Shervone Neckles, Carol Prusa, and Jackie Tileston will be showing an array of work in disparate mediums from paintings to large glass installations. Please join us in honoring women of the past, while celebrating these tenacious artists whose work will be on display the entire season. This exhibition has been generously sponsored by the Jerome M. Kobacker Foundation.
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Tenacity (2021)

Materials Redefined (2021)

June 27 - August 25

Fowler-Kellogg Art Center  |  First Floor Galleries and the Angela Fowler Memorial Gallery

Materials Redefined (2021)
Curated by Judy Barie, the Susan and John Turben Director of  CVA Galleries, this exhibition focuses on seven contemporary artists who work with their selected materials in non-traditional ways.  The result will be a thought provoking, inspiring show of pieces that have not been seen before in Chautauqua.  Abstractions and realism are featured,  resulting in a colorful play of disparate materials including paper, oil paint, vintage metal trays, and clay.
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Materials Redefined (2021)

Counterbalance (2021)

June 27 - July 25

Strohl Art Center  |  Main Galleries

Counterbalance (2021)
Curated by Erika Diamond, Assistant Director of CVA Galleries, Counterbalance features women working primarily in the media of Wood and Textiles, using a hybridized language of adornment and structure. Wood objects drape over corners and conform to the body, while textiles muscle in with bold color and rigid form. Works scale walls and shimmer from across the room in this exhibition that plays with our understanding of hard edges and soft curves.
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Counterbalance (2021)

Co-Existence: Works by Cecile Chong, Jennifer Ling Datchuk, QiuChen Fan, and Cathy Lu (2021)

June 27 - July 21

Strohl Art Center  |  Bellowe Family Gallery

Co-Existence: Works by Cecile Chong, Jennifer Ling Datchuk, QiuChen Fan, and Cathy Lu (2021)
This exhibition examines cultural signifiers and the notion of hybridity in works by four contemporary artists of Chinese descent who live and work in the U.S. Their varied practices interrogate the histories and metaphors of everyday objects like dishware, vases, plants, and ping pong paddles through a range of media including sculpture, photography, ceramics, and painting. Curated by Erika Diamond.
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Co-Existence: Works by Cecile Chong, Jennifer Ling Datchuk, QiuChen Fan, and Cathy Lu (2021)

Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden (2021)

June 27 - August 28

Strohl Art Center & Fowler Kellogg Art Center  |  Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden

Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden (2021)

Featuring outdoor sculpture by Dee Briggs, Walter Early, and Jonathan Shapiro.

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Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden (2021)

Devil Is in the Details (2021)

ONLINE January 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021

Devil Is in the Details (2021)
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 we often overlook - ubiquitous trash, the coziness of a hand-made quilt, comfort food, the subtleties of gerrymandering, or a single line repeated. Spend some time with meticulous and contemplative works by Hannah Chalew, Yewen Dong, Chris Friday, Bryan McGinnis, Anna Muradyan, Rachel Rickert, Matt Smith, Taro Takizawa, and Jenny Wu.
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Devil Is in the Details (2021)

Wallpaper Diaries (2020)

Strohl Art Center  |  Main Gallery

Wallpaper Diaries (2020)
Curated by Judy Barie, the Susan and John Turben Director of CVA Galleries, this exhibition focuses on eight artists whose work involves pattern. The result will be a colorful, dynamic show, marrying and merging intricate patterns created by each artist. Works on paper, oil paintings, collages, wood wall sculpture and ceramics will be featured.
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Wallpaper Diaries (2020)

Attention to Detail: Glass (2020)

Strohl Art Center  |  Bellowe Family Gallery

Attention to Detail: Glass (2020)
New glass works by four contemporary glass blowers and sculptors will be shown together highlighting their personal styles and techniques. Megan Biddle produces experiment- and process-driven work with an emphasis on materials and their distinct characteristics. Ryann Cooley uses photographs to engage the viewer with an image both spatially and physically. Amber Cowan’s sculptural pieces are created through a process of flameworking, blowing, and finding second-life glass in flea markets. Leo Tecosky deconstructs iconography through an impressive range of glassmaking techniques.
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Attention to Detail: Glass (2020)

CVA School of Art Participant Exhibition (2020)

Strohl Art Center  |  Gallo Family Gallery

CVA School of Art Participant Exhibition (2020)
One of our most popular exhibitions of the summer will be displayed on the second floor of Strohl Art Center in the Gallo Family Gallery. This year each Student / Emerging Artist, who is participating in the seven week summer program at the Chautauqua School of Art, will exhibit one original work created pre-season highlighting their personal style. This exhibition is curated by Judy Barie and Sharon Louden along with the Chautauqua School of Art core faculty. 
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CVA School of Art Participant Exhibition (2020)

Places We Have Never Been: Open CVA Members Exhibition (2020)

Places We Have Never Been: Open CVA Members Exhibition (2020)
We are proud to present original artworks by the Exhibiting Members of the Chautauqua Visual Arts within our new online gallery. Based on the theme Places We have Never Been, these works offer us the freedom to travel far and wide through the visions of our many generous and talented CVA Members.
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Places We Have Never Been: Open CVA Members Exhibition (2020)

Past Exhibitions (2019)

Past Exhibitions (2019)
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Past Exhibitions (2019)

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