2021 Members' Exhibition

April 30 – May 23, 2021
Edgewater ArtSpace, 1101 West Granville, Chicago, IL
Special Poetry Workshop Event:
Saturday May 8, 4:30–5:30 p.m.


Gallery hours: Fri., April 30, 4:30–7:00 p.m. | Sats.–Suns. May 1–23, 12:00–4:00 p.m.
NOTE: MASKS ARE REQUIRED while visiting our exhibition space, a spacious airy storefront on a busy Edgewater retail street. Guests will be assisted in rotating while in the gallery to maintain social distancing during the weekend gallery hours.

Congratulations to this year's winners!

Best of Show:    Gregory Mejia, Or Am I Moira, mixed media on panel

Special Award:   Set Gozo, Cosmos, ceramic, paper, and clay sculpture

Special Award:   Laura Cowell, Wishy Fishy on a Dishy, painting on ceramic plate

Special Award:   Daniel Gamez, Homeless, Please Help, Steven Lewis, cyanotype on brown paper bag

Honorable Mention:   Robert Anderson, Three Guardians, Three Birds, oil on canvas

Honorable Mention:   Linda Eisenberg, Wayward Women, encaustic

Honorable Mention:   Patricia Stewart, The 2020 Effect, mixed media

Special Concurrent Event! Poetry Workshop / Writing in Response to Visual Art
Permission to Enter Your ART: Real or Imagined?

Saturday, May 8 | 4:30–5:30 p.m.

Join artist and CAVA member Colette Wright Adams for a free 1 hour workshop at the CAVA Members show. Open to all interested writers and artists, from novice to pro.
Free and open to the public, but space is limited for this special event!
Save your spot, RSVP to colettewrightadams@gmail.com


We still have time slots open for volunteers to help out as gallery attendants during the run of the show.
Meet fellow CAVA members while you enjoy a few hours at the exhibition, helping to promote the artwork of all members! 
To volunteer, please click here to view our online sign-up platform, and sign up for available days and times.

Artwork Pickup Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021, 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Art Pick-up location: 1101 West Granville, storefront

Call for Entries now open!! 
Special Themed Show: A Moment of Zen

July 2–30, 2021
Artists' Reception:
Sunday, July 11, 1:00–3:30 p.m. 

North Shore Art League
Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, IL   60093 847.446.2870

Gallery Hours:
Mon.–Fri., 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Sat.–Sun., 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

CAVA is pleased to announce the theme and call for entries for our juried summer show, A Moment of Zen, to be held at the North Shore Art League in the Winnetka Community House.
This past year has been stressful in so many ways. The theme of our next exhibition explores how we've been able to manage during this difficult time, and focus on the present moment and positive things. Share through your art what helped you to relax, and bring balance back into everyday life.


Best of Show $200;
3 Special Awards $100;
3 Honorable Mentions

Entry Deadline: Wednesday, June 2.
For more info and to access the ONLINE ENTRY application,
click HERE.

Annual Learning Symposium
Sunday, July 31, 2021, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
FREE for CAVA Members | $20 for nonmembers

This year's featured speakers and topics:

~ 1:00 p.m.    Protecting Your Artwork from Intellectual Property Theft 
        presented by Daliah Saper, Saper Law Office
~ 2:00 p.m.    Accessibility: Creating with Industrial Material and Processes

        presented by Matthew Runfola, Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center 
~ 3:00 p.m.    Re-imagining the Future of Visual Art
presented by William Estrada, School of Art and Art History, University of Illinois, Chicago

~ 4:00 p.m.    Meditation and Drawing — The Artists Lair 
presented by Colette Wright Adams, creator, curator, artist

Held concurrently with the Moment of Zen theme show at

North Shore Art League Studio
620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, IL   60093


September 1–October 22

Looking forward to Fall

with 2 special celebratory receptions
September 17 and October 15, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Bridgeport Arts Center's 3rd Floor Gallery, 1200 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL  60609
Entrance on north side of building, off of Racine Ave / 34th Place. Free parking in the north lot.
773.843.9000 |  info@bridgeportart.com

Fall Show & Tell SALON

Thursday, September 9, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

FREE for CAVA Members | $15 for nonmembers
Bridgeport Arts Center
, 1200 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL  60609

Entrance on north side of building, off of Racine Ave / 34th Place. Free parking in the north lot.
773.843.9000 |  info@bridgeportart.com

Annual CAVA Members' Luncheon

…and just wait until Winter, to enjoy IN-PERSON

 Date and location TBD—Watch the website and Facebook page for updates!

Fall Board Member’s Exhibition
October 22–December 4, 2021

Beverly Arts Center
2407 West 111th Street 
Chicago, IL 60655
(773) 445-3838



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