Gallery Tours

Visit the Chautauqua Visual Arts galleries virtually.

Undercurrents

JUNE 26 – AUGUST 21

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

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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Natural Rhythms

JUNE 26 – JULY 24

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

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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All That Glitters

JUNE 26 – AUGUST 07

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

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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The Shape of Things to Come

JUNE 26 – JULY 21

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

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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Connections I: CVA School of Art Residents Exhibitions

JULY 01 – JULY 18

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

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.
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Pour Spill Drip Stain

JULY 28 – AUGUST 27, 2021

Strohl Art Center  |  Main Galleries

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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CVA School of Art Participants Exhibition 2021

AUGUST 01 – AUGUST 26, 2021

Fowler-Kellogg Art Center  |  Second Floor

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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Improvising: New Photographs by Julie Blackmon

JULY 25 – AUGUST 26, 2021

Strohl Art Center  |  Bellowe Family Gallery

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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Co-Existence

JUNE 27 – JULY 21, 2021

Strohl Art Center  |  Bellowe Family Gallery

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.
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Materials Redefined

JUNE 27 – AUGUST 25, 2021

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

Curated by Judy Barie, the Susan and John Turben Director of  VACI 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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Counterbalance

JUNE 27 – JULY 25, 2021

Strohl Art Center  |  Main Galleries

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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Tenacity

JULY 04 – AUGUST 24, 2021

Strohl Art Center  |  Gallo Family Gallery

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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Wallpaper Diaries

JUNE 29 – AUGUST 25, 2020
Strohl Art Center | Main Galleries

Curated by Judy Barie, the Susan and John Turben Director of VACI 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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Watch our Artist Spotlight Interview with Gavin Benjamin.

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Attention to Detail: Glass 2020

JULY 08 – AUGUST 24, 2020
Strohl Art Center  |  Bellowe Family Gallery

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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Watch our Artist Spotlight Interview with Ryann Cooley.

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CVA School of Art Student & Emerging Artist Exhibition

JULY 20 – AUGUST 19, 2020
Strohl Art Center  |  Gallo Family Gallery

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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Bridge Gallery

The Bridge Gallery is situated in Strohl Art Center just between The Gallery Store and the curated exhibitions of the Main Gallery. We offer a selection of rotating works on view and available for acquisition for the duration of the summer season, hand-made by a select and growing roster of extraordinary craftspersons from around the country. You will find smaller works and functional objects in ceramics, glass, and so much more. We are always on the lookout for innovative techniques and exceptional objects to enliven your home and spirit.

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