July Board Meeting:
Our next board meeting will be held after the Drop-Off for the upcoming Urban Life show on Friday, July, 17, at 1:00 p.m., at Dank Haus, 4740 North Western Avenue. All members are welcome!
CAVA Virtual Online Members' Show 2020
June 1–July 6, 2020
The Chicago Alliance of Visual Artists Member's Show on ArtistVenu.com has been updated and extended to July 6! Log back in to see new entries, or register on the artistvenu.com site to see the show. This is a great way to connect with other artists and support your fellow CAVA members.
Head to the show now by clicking on the image at left.
Then, click on the CAVA/ArtistVenu
graphic on the artistvenu.com home page to register for your FREE CAVA membership, and enter our exhibition.
As part of this new initiative, we’ll be presenting three “People’s Choice” awards that can be voted for within the online exhibit! Please share the link, and tell your friends, business colleagues, patrons, and family to peruse the exhibit, and vote for your favorite work! Winners will be announced on July 17, and livestreamed via Facebook at our NEXT BOARD MEETING at Dank Haus! Any inquiries on the sale of artwork in the show will be sent directly to the artists from CAVA, so artists will engage with collectors directly.
Click here to find the complete downloadable PDF of this exhibition catalog.
Summer 2020 Specialty Theme Show
July 23–August 21, 2020
Artists' reception: July 24, 5:00–8:00 p.m.
RSVP required, see link below!
Judge: Joanna Pinsky
Dates to Remember
Artwork Drop-Off July 17, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
July 18, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
Exhibition Opening July 23
Artist's Reception July 24
RSVP REQUIRED for the reception to comply with CDC SOCIAL DISTANCING recommendations. Please click here to register and reserve your attendance time.
Artwork Pick Up August 21, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
DANK HAUS GALLERY
German American Cultural Center
4740 North Western Avenue
Save the NEW date!
Annual Learning Symposium:
Empower Your Art Practice
Friday, August 21, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
In conjunction with the Urban Life exhibition, CAVA's annual half-day Learning Symposium will take place on the same date as the artwork pick-up for the show, at the Dank Haus German-American Cultural Center, 4740 North Western Avenue, Chicago, IL.
This event is FREE for CAVA members; Cost is $20.00 for non-Members.
Click here to visit the JOIN page to join CAVA for $50.00, and your entry to the Symposium will be FREE.
Click here to RSVP for this special event to save your spot!
Non-members can pay the entry fee using this PayPal button
SYMPOSIUM AGENDA: "Empowering Your Art Practice"
Panel Discussion: The Past, Present, and Future of Artist Colonies in Chicago
• Mark Thomas, owner, The Alley, The Art Colony and Music Factory
• Keith Stolte, author, Chicago Art Colonies
Become the Artist you Dream About
• Lynn Basa, American painter, sculptor, public artist, and author.
The Future of Art Collecting: How to Position Your Art with Collectors
• Patric McCoy, Diasporal Rhythms
We will be striving to keep our event safe for our speakers, members, and guests. The Symposium will be held in one of the large event rooms at Dank Haus. This will ensure plenty of room for attendees to sit spaced apart, and we will be requiring everyone to adhere to recommended social distancing guidelines.
LATER IMPRESSIONS 2020
CAVA's Annual Juried Exhibition
Saturday, October 3–Friday, October 30, 2020
The Leslie Wolfe Gallery, Old Town Triangle
1763 N. North Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
Fall Show-and-Tell Salon
Sunday, October 18
at the Old Town Triangle Art Center
1763 N. North Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 | 312.337.1938
Our next Salon event will be at the Old Town Triangle, concurrent with the Later Impressions exhibition in the Leslie Wolfe gallery. Come join us for our critique salon night, an interesting and inspiring afternoon of discussions, critiques, and sharing creative ideas with fellow artists. And take the opportunity to enjoy the Later Impressions show during the breaks!
CAVA Annual Meeting + Luncheon
Thursday, November 12
at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Save the date to joins us for our 2020 annual meeting at the MCA in November. Time and guest speakers to be announced soon!