Every summer, Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution (VACI) presents nine exhibitions in the galleries of the Strohl and Fowler-Kellogg Art Centers, as well as the Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden. These diverse spaces allow VACI to host a variety of contemporary shows from nationally recognized artists. The focus in our galleries is on contemporary work in a wide range of media and sensibilities.

Strohl Art Center | 33 Wythe Avenue

Fowler-Kellogg Art Center | 12 Ramble Avenue


Counterbalance

Counterbalance features women working primarily in the media of Wood and Textiles, using a hybridized language of adornment and structure.

June 28–July 21
Opening Reception: Sunday, June 28, 3–5 p.m.
Location: Strohl Art Center | Main Gallery

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Pour Spill Drip Stain

Multi colored paintings, encaustics, works on paper, and ceramics will be shown together creating a symmetry of styles by seven nationally recognized artists.

July 24–August 25
Opening Reception: Friday, July 24, 3–5 p.m.
Location: Strohl Art Center | Main Gallery

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T E N A C I T Y

This exhibition was curated in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. Being tenacious is a common link the Suffragette women have in common with these seven artists.

June 28–August 23
Opening Reception: Sunday, June 28, 3–5 p.m.
Location: Strohl Art Center | Gallo Family Gallery

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Midwest Materials: New Photographs by Julie Blackmon

This exhibition 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, and the timelessness of family dynamics.

June 28–July 27
Opening Reception: Sunday, June 28, 3–5 p.m.
Location: Strohl Art Center | Bellowe Family Gallery

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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.

July 30–August 24
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 30, 3–5 p.m.
Location: Strohl Art Center | Bellowe Family Gallery

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Wallpaper Diaries

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.

June 28–August 3
Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 1, 3–5 p.m.
Location: Fowler-Kellogg Art Center | First Floor Galleries and the Angela Fowler Memorial Gallery

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2020 VACI Emerging Artists Exhibitions

This year each Student/Emerging Artists, who will be attending the seven week summer program at the Chautauqua School of Art, will exhibit one original work created pre-season highlighting their personal style.

July 1–August 12
Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 1, 3–5 p.m.
Location: Fowler-Kellogg Art Center | Second Floor Galleries: Leon and Gloria Plevin Gallery, Joan L. and Robert K. Rich Family Gallery, Jim and Mimi Gallo Gallery

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Places We Have Never Been: New Works by VACI Members

Exhibiting Members of the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution (VACI) are invited to show their original artwork this summer in the Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, based on the theme Places We have Never Been.

August 6–26
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 6, 3–5 p.m.
Location: Fowler-Kellogg Art Center | First Floor

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