Each participant of the Chautauqua School of Art receives his or her own partitioned studio space with 24-hour access. They also have 24-hour access to communal studios in painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture. Each student and emerging artist is required to work with two of the faculty of their choice and can sign up for as many one-on-one sessions as they wish.

Facilities at the School of Art include a digital media studio, a full printmaking studio, a large drawing room, sculpture facilities including welding equipment, a full ceramic facility and large outdoor areas to stretch out and make work.

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Details of our facilities:

Studio spaces are, on average, between 50-100 square feet and come with tables, chairs and wall space. The studios are cubicles that are open, with walls that seperate each individual studio. Our large drawing room is 750 square feet. We have ample room outside to build, perform and experiment.

The ceramics studio includes tables for hand building, an extruder, numerous wheels, five kilns (gas, electric, salt fire, raku set-up) and a glazing room with a range of glazes. You do not need to bring your own clay, it is available for purchase on site. View video by Raheleh Filsoofi and Brant Weiland

Our printmaking studio has several presses and facilities for block printing, monoprints, etching, aquatint and dry point techniques. Our printmaking facility offers:

  • Two Ettan Printmaking Presses (24x40” bed)
  • Felts and blankets
  • Hot plate for hardground
  • Two large acid trays
  • One large paper tray
  • Stools (approximately 12-15)
  • Two large work tables
  • Bench hooks
  • Rulers, mixing knives and files
  • 40-50 wood cut tools
  • Etching tools and zinc plates
  • Approximately 12 assorted tools for etching
  • 12-15 plates 3x5” and 6x8”
  • Rags, jars and other miscellaneous materials

Techniques our print shop can accommodate include:

  • Dry point (on zinc or copper plates)
  • Relief printing (wood, lino)
  • Monoprinting and collagraph
  • Other experimental planographic processes

There is a silkscreen shop in the digital media studio if there is interest in screenprinting.

There is a darkroom with a flat bed exposure table (approx. 60x40”) adjacent to the silkscreen shop.

We have eight screens in the silkscreen shop which will be used on a first come, first serve basis. If you have something specific that you are working on and the screens are already exposed, it is recommended that you bring them. There is a blowout station and a printer for transparencies.

Our digital media studio offers:

  • 10 iMacs outfitted with Adobe Suites
  • 2 Wacom tablets
  • Epson SureColor P800 13x19"
  • HP laser printer

In addition, we have software including PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign and Premier, and there is Wi-Fi in the digital media lab and throughout VACI. 

We are happy to try to accommodate your needs to be as creative as possible.

subject to change, updated 7/15/19

VACI office hours: 8:45 a.m.–Noon; 1–5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Student/Emerging Artists and Faculty Studio Hours: Accessible 24-hours to students/emerging artists and faculty; accessible to public on Saturdays from 2–5 p.m. (see below).

Printshop, Ceramics Studio, Digital Media Lab and Life Drawing room hours: Accessible 24-hours to students/emerging artists; accessible to VACI members and public who are signed up for Special Studies classes and VACI workshops.

Core faculty in residence:

Hrag Vartanian: June 29–August 3 and Zoom/remotely after
Yasmeen Siddiqui: June 22–August 10
Alpesh Kantilal Patel: June 22–August 10
Hasan Elahi: June 22–July 6, July 21–August 3 and Zoom/remotely in-between
Wendy Red Star: July 7–13, July 21–27, and Zoom/remotely in-between
Jean Shin: June 29–July 6 and Zoom/remotely after
Tia-Simone Gardner: July 14–27 and Zoom/remotely after
Raheleh Filsoofi: June 22–August 10

Core faculty schedule of classes for VACI Students & Emerging Artists:

Hrag Vartanian: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:30–3 p.m.
Yasmeen Siddiqui & Alpesh Kantilal Patel: Wednesdays & Fridays, 2–5 p.m. (Fridays in the Galleries)
Hasan Elahi: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3–5 p.m.
Wendy Red Star: Wednesdays & Fridays, 9 a.m.–Noon
Jean Shin: Tuesday & Friday, 9 a.m.–Noon
Tia-Simone Gardner: Wednesdays & Fridays, 9 a.m.–Noon
Raheleh Filsoofi:  Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9 a.m.–Noon, Monday–Friday evenings for ceramics and all VACI students to use ceramics facilities

One-on-one sessions with core faculty, special studies faculty and visiting artists: Availability and sign-up sheets posted weekly, open to VACI students/emerging artists, faculty and staff only.

Workshops: Printmaking and Drawing workshops listed below. Students/Emerging Artists and VACI members welcome no matter what level of experience and attendance is optional. Special Studies in the Art School can be found here.

VACI Lecture Series: Every Tuesday and Friday evening (except July 26) in the Hultquist building. See the schedule here. All are welcome.

Open Studios: Students/Emerging Artists and Faculty will be opening their studios every Saturday, June 29–August 3 from 2–5 p.m. All are welcome.


Week One: June 22–29

Visitors this week:
June 25–30 Lee Running, Artist, Associate Professor, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
June 24–29 Melissa Potter, Artist, Associate Professor, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Core faculty at VACI this week: Raheleh Filsoofi, Yasmeen Siddiqui, Alpesh Kantilal Patel, Hasan Elahi

June 22, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. | Registration, basement of Bellinger Hall, WELCOME! J for VACI students/emerging artists only

June 22, 3 p.m. | Tour of Chautauqua’s grounds and architecture with Av Posner, VACI Partner, meet in the Quad; open to Chautauqua School of Art students, emerging artists, faculty and members.

June 23, 10 a.m. | Studio lottery/move-in to studios, meet in the School of Art Quad for VACI students/emerging artists

June 23, 3–5 p.m. | Openings for Small Sculptures: Big Impact / On Common Ground: Works on Paper / Lineages in Bloom: New Works by Daisy Patton, Strohl Art Center

June 24, 10 a.m. | Orientation meeting Part 1: introductions with new students & emerging artists, faculty, staff at VACI in the Quad or Life Drawing room (if it rains) for VACI students and emerging artists only

June 24, 1:30 p.m. | Orientation meeting Part 2 with new students & emerging artists, staff: work-study, wood shop orientation, printshop orientation, ceramics studio orientation, digital media studio (including silkscreen) orientation for VACI students and emerging artists only

June 24, 7 p.m. | Meet with Melissa Potter/Professional Development welcome, in the Quad, VACI students only

June 25, 9 a.m. | Sessions with core-faculty begin!

June 25, 9 a.m. | VACI Artistic Director, Gallery Director, VACI Staff and Faculty meet with VACI Partners/Members in a private meeting. Open to all VACI partners and members; Porch of Fowler-Kellogg Art Center

June 25, 7–8 p.m. | VACI Lecture Series: Daisy Patton, Hultquist Center, open to all

June 26, 3–5 p.m. |  Openings for Reconstructing Identities / 2019 Chautauqua School of Art Students and Emerging Artists Exhibition, Fowler-Kellogg Art Center

June 27, 4:45 p.m. |  VACI Partners meet and greet, “Friend a VACI student/emerging artist” dinner, in the Quad, VACI students/emerging artists and all VACI members

June 28, 9–12 a.m. | RAKU FIRING, open to Special Studies Ceramics students and VACI Students/Emerging Artists, Ceramics Studios

June 28, 1:30–4:30 p.m. | RAKU FIRING, open to Special Studies Ceramics students and VACI Students/Emerging Artists, Ceramics Studios

June 28, 2–5 p.m. | Gallery talk and open class: Yasmeen Siddiqui and Alpesh Kantilal Patel, VACI Galleries, open to all

June 28, 7–8 p.m. | VACI Lecture Series: Yasmeen Siddiqui and Alpesh Kantilal Patel, Hultquist Center, open to all

June 29, 9–11:30 a.m. | Workshop: Collagraph with VACI Faculty Bonnie Ashmore and Sam Peck, Printmaking Studio, Members & VACI students only, $30 fee

June 29, 2–5 p.m. |  Open Studios, VACI Quad, open to all


Week Two: June 30–July 6

Core faculty at VACI this week: Raheleh Filsoofi, Yasmeen Siddiqui, Alpesh Kantilal Patel, Hasan Elahi, Hrag Vartanian, Jean Shin

June 30, 2–5 p.m. | Closing Reception, LGBTQ Regional Juried Art Exhibit, curated by Sharon Louden and Hrag Vartanian, Erie Art Gallery, 24 W. 8th Street, Erie, PA, open to all

July 1, 9:30 a.m. | VACI Staff Meeting, VACI Conference Room, Chautauqua School of Art

July 1, 10 p.m. | Arts Quad Mixer, participants in the Opera, Theater and Visual Arts program will gather for an evening meet and greet

July 2, 7–8 p.m. | VACI Lecture Series: Jean Shin, Artist, faculty member at Pratt Institute and board member of the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Hultquist Center, open to all

July 5, 2 p.m. | Book signing, "Productive failure: Writing queer transnational South Asian art histories (Rethinking Arts Histories MUP)" by Alpesh Kantilal Patel, VACI Core Faculty, Porch of Fowler-Kellogg Art Center

July 5, 2–5 p.m. | Gallery talk and open class: Yasmeen Siddiqui and Alpesh Kantilal Patel, VACI Galleries, open to all

July 5, 7–8 p.m. | VACI Lecture Series: Samuel Peck and Bonnie Ashmore, Artists and faculty in Young Artists at Chautauqua, Hultquist Center, open to all

July 6, 9–11:30 a.m. | Workshop: Monoprint with VACI Faculty Bonnie Ashmore and Sam Peck, Printmaking Studio, Members & VACI students only, $30 fee

July 6, 2–5 p.m. | Open Studios, VACI Quad, open to all


Week Three: July 7–13

Visitors this week:
July 8 Cathleen Chaffee, Chief Curator, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
July 8 Kate Werble, Owner and Director, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY

Core faculty at VACI this week: Raheleh Filsoofi, Yasmeen Siddiqui, Alpesh Kantilal Patel, Hrag Vartanian, Wendy Red Star

July 7, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. | Art in the Park, Miller Park

July 8, 9:30 a.m. | VACI Staff Meeting, VACI Conference Room, Chautauqua School of Art

July 9, 7–8 p.m. | VACI Lecture Series: Hrag Vartanian, Editor-in-Chief and Co-founder of Hyperallergic, open to all

July 10, 3 p.m. | Field trip to Seneca Iroquois National Museum, Salamanca, NY

July 11, 7:30–9 p.m. | Core faculty member Hrag Vartanian in Conversation with artist Shary Boyle, Gardiner Museum, 111 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C7 Canada

July 12, 9 a.m.–Noon | RAKU FIRING, open to Special Studies Ceramics students and VACI Students/Emerging Artists, Ceramics Studios

July 12, 1:30–4:30 p.m. | RAKU FIRING, open to Special Studies Ceramics students and VACI Students/Emerging Artists, Ceramics Studios

July 12, 2–5 p.m. | Gallery talk and open class: Yasmeen Siddiqui and Alpesh Kantilal Patel, VACI Galleries, open to all

July 12, 7–8 p.m. | VACI Lecture Series: Wendy Red Star, Native American contemporary multimedia artist, open to all

July 13, 2–5 p.m. | Open Studios, VACI Quad, open to all


Week Four: July 14–20

Visitors this week:
July 17–21 Nicole Drake Crawford, Chief Curator, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY
July 15–18 Jane South, Artist & Chair of Fine Arts at Pratt Institute and Judit Torok, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Core Faculty at VACI this week: Raheleh Filsoofi, Yasmeen Siddiqui, Alpesh Kantilal Patel, Hasan Elahi, Hrag Vartanian, Tia-Simone Gardner

July 15, 9:30 a.m. | VACI Staff Meeting, VACI Conference Room, Chautauqua School of Art

July 15, 8:30 p.m. | Arts Quad Mixer, participants in the Opera, Theater and Visual Arts program will gather for an evening meet and greet

July 16 | Last Day Small Sculptures: Big Impact, Strohl Art Center

July 16, 5 p.m. | Lecture: “Becoming a Collector” by Judy Barie, Susan and John Turben Director of VACI Galleries, Strohl Art Center, Members Only

July 16, 7–8 p.m. | VACI Lecture Series: Tia-Simone Gardner, Interdisciplinary artist and Black feminist scholar, open to all

July 17, 7 p.m. | Experimental Drawing workshop with Paul Hauth, Life Drawing Room, open to VACI students/emerging artists and VACI members

July 19, 9 a.m.–Noon | RAKU FIRING, open to Special Studies Ceramics students and VACI Students/Emerging Artists, Ceramics Studios

July 19, 1:30–4:30 p.m. | RAKU FIRING, open to Special Studies Ceramics students and VACI Students/Emerging Artists, Ceramics Studios

July 19, 2–5 p.m. | Gallery talk and open class: Yasmeen Siddiqui and Alpesh Kantilal Patel, VACI Galleries, open to all

July 19, 3–5 p.m. | Opening Getting Real, Strohl Art Center

July 19, 7–8 p.m. | VACI Lecture Series: Kimia Ferdowsi-Kline, Artist and Art Curator of the Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn, NY, open to all

July 20, 9–11:30 a.m. | Workshop: Linocut with VACI Faculty Bonnie Ashmore and Sam Peck, Printmaking Studio, Members & VACI students only, $30 fee

July 20, 2–5 p.m. | Open Studios, VACI Quad, open to all


Week Five: July 21–July 27

Visitors this week:
July 23–26 Michael Dickins, Artist & Gallery Director, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
July 23–26 Kate Krier, Assistant Dean for the Arts, Director of Production, Yale University, New Haven, CT
July 24–26 Maureen Buri, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Fine Arts Initiatives, Division of Experienced-Based Learning and Career Education
July 27 Jill Snyder, Executive Director, MoCA Cleveland

Core faculty at VACI this week: Raheleh Filsoofi, Yasmeen Siddiqui, Alpesh Kantilal Patel, Hasan Elahi, Hrag Vartanian, Tia-Simone Gardner, Hasan Elahi, Wendy Red Star

In the Cinema: July 24 & 25 Special film program curated by Hrag Vartanian with Q&A session after each film (see below).

July 21, 2–3 p.m. | Time-management workshop with Zac Thompson, in the Big Drawing Room, VACI, VACI Emerging Artists only

July 22 | Last Day Lineages in Bloom: New Works by Daisy Patton, Strohl Art Center

July 22, 9:30 a.m. | VACI Staff Meeting, VACI Conference Room, Chautauqua School of Art

July 22, 1–5 p.m. | VACI Trunk Show: showing the works of Chautauqua School of Art and VACI Staff, Porch of Strohl Art Center

July 23, 7–8 p.m. | VACI Lecture Series: Joe Stahlman, Director of the Seneca-Iroquois Museum, open to all

July 24, 5:30 p.m. | with Q&A following: Hrag Vartanian curated film program, "Camera Person," Chautauqua Cinema, open to all

July 25, 3–5 p.m. | Opening  Flora / Fauna, Strohl Art Center

July 25, 6 p.m. | with Q&A following: Hrag Vartanian curated film program, "Wild Relatives," Chautauqua Cinema, open to all

July 26, 9 a.m.–Noon | RAKU FIRING, open to Special Studies Ceramics students and VACI Students/Emerging Artists, Ceramics Studios

July 26, 1:30–4:30 p.m. | RAKU FIRING, open to Special Studies Ceramics students and VACI Students/Emerging Artists, Ceramics Studios

July 26, 2–5 p.m. | Gallery talk and open class: Yasmeen Siddiqui and Alpesh Kantilal Patel, VACI Galleries, open to all

July 26, 5:30–8 p.m. | Stroll Though the Arts, Strohl Art Center and Fowler-Kellogg Art Center 

July 27, 10:30 a.m.–Noon | Group visit with Jill Snyder, Executive Director, MoCA Cleveland, VACI students/emerging artists only

July 27, 2–5 p.m. | Open Studios, VACI Quad, open to all

July 27, 8–10 p.m. | "Genesis: First VACI Drag Show," curated by VACI Emerging Artists Zac Thompson and Jungmok Yi, VACI Quad, open to all, $10 suggested donation for entry


Week Six: July 28–August 3

Visitors this week: 
July 28 Jill Snyder, Executive Director, MoCA Cleveland
August 2 Dennis Kois, Executive Director of Burchfield Penney Art Center

Core faculty at VACI this week: Raheleh Filsoofi, Yasmeen Siddiqui, Alpesh Kantilal Patel, Hasan Elahi, Hrag Vartanian

July 28, 12–1 p.m. | VACI Partners hour with Jill Snyder, Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Lenna Hall, Members only

July 28, 1– 2 p.m. | The Leon and Gloria Plevin Family Museum Director Lecture: Jill Snyder, Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Lenna Hall, open to all

July 28, 3 p.m. | Book signing: Gloria Plevin, artist, collector, former student at the Chautauqua School of Art shares her new book highlighting her art and history as an artist, Chautauqua Book Store, open to all

July 28 |Last Day, 2019 Chautauqua School of Art Students and Emerging Artists Exhibition, Fowler-Kellogg Art Center 

July 29 | Last Day, Reconstructing Identities, Fowler-Kellogg Art Center

July 29, 9:30 a.m. | VACI Staff Meeting, VACI Conference Room, Chautauqua School of Art

July 29, 6–8 p.m. | Teaching Workshop with Sam Peck, large drawing room, open to all VACI students.

July 30, 7–8 p.m. | VACI Lecture Series: Raheleh Filsoofi, Interdisciplinary artist and faculty member at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

August 1, 6–8 p.m. | Printmaking Workshop: Etching, with Bonnie Ashmore and Sam Peck, open to all VACI Students, Faculty, and Staff, Printmaking Studio. 

August 2, 9 a.m.–Noon | RAKU FIRING, open to Special Studies Ceramics students and VACI Students/Emerging Artists, Ceramics Studios

August 2, 1:30–4:30 p.m. | RAKU FIRING, open to Special Studies Ceramics students and VACI Students/Emerging Artists, Ceramics Studios

August 2, 2–5 p.m. | Gallery talk and open class: Yasmeen Siddiqui and Alpesh Kantilal Patel, VACI Galleries, open to all

August 2, 7–8 p.m. | VACI Lecture Series: Hasan Elahi, Artist, Director of the School of Art at George Mason University and board member of Creative Capital, Hultquist, open to all

August 1, 3–5 p.m. | Opening: Patterns and Repetitions: New Abstract Works by VACI Members *** 2–3 p.m. Members Viewing Only

August 3, 2–5 p.m. | Last Open Studios, VACI Quad, open to all


Week Seven: August 4–10

Visiting this week: 
August 4 Sequoia Miller, Chief Curator, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON Canada
August 4–6 Melissa Potter, Artist, Faculty at Columbia College, Chicago, IL
August 6–10 Ruby Lernerfounding Executive Director of Creative Capital, advisory board member of New INC at the New Museum and Eyebeam, and board trustee of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
August 7 & 8 Jen Dalton, Artist and Brett Wallace, Artist, Brooklyn, NY

Core faculty at VACI this week: Raheleh Filsoofi, Yasmeen Siddiqui, Alpesh Kantilal Patel

August 4, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. | Art in the Park, Miller Park

August 5, 9:30 a.m. | VACI Staff Meeting, VACI Conference Room, Chautauqua School of Art

August 6, Noon | Dance Performance in the galleries at Strohl Art Center and Fowler-Kellogg Art Center 

August 6, 7–8 p.m. | VACI Lecture Series: Chautauqua School of Art Student and Emerging Artists Presentations, Hultquist, open to all

August 7, 10–11:30 a.m. | Professional Development: on Labor. Morning presentation with Jen Dalton & Brett Wallace, meet in the Quad; open to Chq School of Art students & emerging artists, open VACI students/emerging artists and VACI Members

August 7, Noon | Dance Performance in the galleries at Strohl Art Center and Fowler-Kellogg Art Center

August 7, 1:30–4 p.m. | Professional Development: on Labor. Afternoon workshop with Jen Dalton & Brett Wallace, meet in the Quad; open to Chq School of Art students & emerging artists

August 8, 10–11:30 a.m. | Optional one-on-one sessions with Jen Dalton & Brett Wallace, VACI students/emerging artists only

August 8, 1:30–4 p.m. | Optional one-on-one sessions with Jen Dalton & Brett Wallace, VACI students/emerging artists only

August 9, 9 a.m.–Noon | Professional Development: workshop with Sharon Louden, Life Drawing Room, Open to all

August 9, 9 a.m.–Noon | RAKU FIRING, open to Special Studies Ceramics students and VACI Students/Emerging Artists, Ceramics Studios

August 9, 1:30–4:30 p.m. | RAKU FIRING, open to Special Studies Ceramics students and VACI Students/Emerging Artists, Ceramics Studios

August 9, 2–5 p.m. | Gallery talk and open class: Yasmeen Siddiqui and Alpesh Kantilal Patel, VACI Galleries, open to all

August 9, 7–8 p.m. | VACI Lecture Series: Chautauqua School of Art Student and Emerging Artists Presentations, Hultquist, open to all

August 10, morning |VACI students/emerging artists pack and exit VACI! L We would love for VACI Members to assist! We will all miss the VACI students & emerging artists, looking forward to your returning again soon!

August 12, 9:30 a.m. | VACI Staff Meeting, VACI Conference Room, Chautauqua School of Art


Follow-up:

September 10ish |  VACI students/emerging artists follow-up call with Av Posner, Sharon Louden via Zoom!

Any questions & for more information, please contact:
Sharon Louden
Sydelle Sonkin and Herb Siegel Artistic Director of the Visual Arts
art@chq.org

VACI welcomes partnerships with institutions and organizations who are aligned with our mission to further the lives of artists. We are currently collaborating with the institutions listed below by exchanging information, sharing resources and cross-marketing our programs. Our similar missions allow us to build opportunities for students and emerging artists all across the country. We are open to many different kind of partnerships and currently inviting more partners into our exciting VACI Experience. If you would like to join us, please contact Artistic Director Sharon Louden at art@chq.org.

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Augusta University will offer one matching or full scholarships to one of their students.

Austin Peay State University: Two APSU students are fully financially supported to participate in the Chautauqua School of Art seven-week program annually. See the news release about our exciting partnership.

California College of the Arts (CCA) will give $2,000 to a student who is accepted into the Chautauqua School of Art Residency program.

Cornish College of the Arts offers matching scholarships for one or two of their students to attend Chautauqua School of Art annually.

Fredonia State University of New York will offer 1-3 college credits for any student who is accepted into the Chautauqua School of Art residency program.

Georgia Southern University will match one or more scholarships should their students be accepted into the Chautauqua School of Art Residency program.

Golden Artists Colors will contribute art supplies to three of the accepted students who will attend the Chautauqua School of Art residency program.

The Greater Erie Alliance for Equality and VACI core faculty collaborate curating exhibitions and support connecting local artists to Chautauqua School of Art emerging artists. 

Grinnell College will offer a matching scholarship to one their students.

Thanks to generous funding from a donor, if an alumnus from the High School of Art and Design is accepted into the Chautauqua School of Art, they will receive a full scholarship to attend.

Marshall University will offer a matching scholarship to one of their students to attend the Chautauqua School of Art Residency annually.

Maryland Institute College of Art will give $500 toward to one of their students to attend Chautauqua School of Art. 

Pratt Institute: The inaugural Pratt/VACI Fellowship in Pedagogy enables a graduate student to teach a course through the training of Hasan Elahi, VACI Core Faculty in Chautauqua’s School of Art Residency Program. For more information, see the PDF at this link.

Tyler School of Art at Temple University will provide a full scholarship to a student should they be accepted into the residency program.

The University of Arkansas will offer a matching scholarship to one of their students to attend the Chautauqua School of Art Residency annually.

The University of Central Arkansas will offer matching scholarships to one or two of their students.

The University of Cincinnati offers two internships to two ceramic students for the summer to teach Special Studies courses and train as young educators at VACI.

The University of Houston will contribute to a student's fees to attend the Chautauqua School of Art.

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will offer three matching scholarships to up to three of their students.

The University of Wyoming Art Museum will support a student to work in the VACI Galleries for the season.

The Wythe Hotel, the first art hotel located in Brooklyn, New York is generously providing space to VACI faculty and staff for programming meetings and juries of applications for the Chautauqua School of Art Residency.

Yale University is offering an apprenticeship to one of their junior undergraduate students to study with the Chautauqua School of Art core faculty.


While all of our partner schools encourage their students to plan for a summer session VACI experience as part of their professional development plan, many of our partner schools also have established special programs as an additional aspect of their relationship with Chautauqua School of Art. To be clear, applications are judged by merit. A partnership with a school does not guarantee a student or emerging artist acceptance into our School of Art residency program. We encourage those who are not attending these colleges and/or other institutions to apply. For more information about financial aid, please visit our General Information and Costs page on our website.

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Marshall University
Huntington, WV 
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Maryland Institute College of Art
Shenzhen, China
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Pratt Institute
Bridgetown, Barbados
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Dallarosa TessaTessa Dallarosa
Laramie, WY
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Briarcliff Manor, NY
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Houston, TX

 

 

 

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University of Arkansas – Fayetteville
Fayetteville, AR
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University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
La Joya, TX
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Florida International University
Goulds, FL
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Northville, Michigan
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Fueyo LaurenLauren Fueyo
Temple University
Lancaster, PA
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Girardello MichelleMichelle Girardello
School of Visual Arts
Sherman, CT
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Glazer AsherAsher Glazer
Maryland Institute College of Art
Towson, MD
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Griffin EllenEllen Griffin
Augusta State University
Aiken, SC
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Hart WesJames Hart
University of Central Arkansas
Jonesboro, AR
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Hernandez JonathanJonathan Hernandez
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Edinburg, TX
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Joseph MelissaMelissa Joseph
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Philadelphia, PA
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Princeton University
Accra, Ghana
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Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN
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Dublin, CA
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Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA
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Temple University
Baltimore, MD
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Cornish College of the Arts
North Las Vegas, NV
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University of Central Arkansas
Francistown, Botswana
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Cornish College of the Arts
Seattle, WA
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SUNY Purchase
Bay Shore, NY
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California College of the Arts
Davis, CA
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Grinnell College
Chicago, IL
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University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Mission, TX
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Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
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Philadelphia, PA
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School of Visual Arts
New York, NY
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University of Florida
Palm City, FL
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School of Visual Arts
Brooklyn, NY
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Grinnell College
Skokie, IL
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Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN
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Every student and emerging artist in the Chautauqua School of Art is invited into the richness of our distinctive visual arts program that offers a range of opportunities we call 
The VACI Experience.

June 27–August 15, 2020


Application deadline is March 2, 2020

 

lectures VACIgraphicVisiting Artist Lectures: We have lectures on Tuesday and Sunday evenings every week with various thought leaders in the visual arts to discuss the most current cultural topics in the arts today.  

 

 

classes VACIgraphicWorking with thought leaders: Our world-class, exceptional mentors meet with participants a minimum of twice a week as a group as well as private, one-on-one studio visits as needed and wished. This is a rare and unique opportunity to share and develop your work with thought-leaders and change-makers of today.

 

openstudio VACIgraphicWeekly Open Studios: Twice a season participants will open their studios for visitors to say hello and see what they're up to. 

 

 

 

celebrate VACIgraphicCelebrations: Pop-ups, impromptu gatherings, performances — experimentation in all forms is welcomed and strongly encouraged. Participants who attend the residency are encouraged to push boundaries and use resources at Chautauqua to discover more about themselves and their work. In 2019, we had our first Drag Show, mixers with participants in the Theater and Opera companies, and gatherings with VACI Partners.  

 

exhibitions VACIgraphicExhibitions: Our galleries show a variety of artists and subjects throughout the summer and our critics-in-residence host weekly gallery talks open to the public,

 

 

community VACIgraphicCommunity-wide Events: The Chautauqua School of Art exists in the incomparable cultural and intellectual community of Chautauqua Institution. Special Studies courses and various events open to the public will happen during your experience at VACI. Stay tuned for many different offerings to learn and explore the visual arts today. It's for everyone!

 

workshops VACIgraphicWorkshops & Demonstrations: Through the seven-week session, we offer technical workshops including Printmaking and Digital Media, and host guest speakers to conduct one-day workshops that are challenging and engaging.

 

collaborate VACIgraphicCollaborations:  VACI encourages collaborations between different fields, schools, artists and disciplines. We encourage collaborative projects and experimentation. We have also developed partnerships with schools across the U.S. to bring a diverse and talented population of students and emerging artists to the Chautauqua School of Art.