SCCA to Host Chesapeake Bay Art Group Members Exhibit – The Suffolk News-Herald


The Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts will host a new art exhibition organized by the Chesapeake Bay Art Association.

The 59th Annual ACAA Member Art Show opens with a reception on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. in the center’s two galleries. The exhibition will continue until June 24, open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free entry.

The exhibition will feature 39 artists, including nine high school students, and 98 works of art. Mediums include paintings, photography, pottery, glass, metal, paper and a unique 4ft x 5ft mixed media sculpture titled “Here: Disco Desert Runaway” by Loren Hoffman. Hoffman’s art description reads: “After shooting 10,000 photos over 10 days in the desert, Loren wanted to bring some of the magic of the West and into the gallery. Allowing the viewer to experience the Bazaar of Arizona and Desert X from the perspective of an Alien Disco wizard.

Judge Kyle Kogut will select the Best in Show and the other winning works. CBAA award winners will receive Jerry’s Artarama gift certificates at Thursday’s Opening Reception. Gallery visitors are encouraged to vote for the ACAA People’s Choice Award until June 24th.

Kogut, a resident of Norfolk, is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in drawing and sculpture. He received an MFA from the Multidisciplinary Program at Mount Royal School of Art in 2016. He received his BFA from Tyler School of Art in 2012. Kogut is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Drawing and Painting at Old Dominion University. .

The local artists whose work will be featured are Tosha Watkins from Suffolk and Shirley Whitenack from Carrollton.

The others are Julie Beasley from Chesapeake, Marianne Bechtle from Virginia Beach, Jaylah Belton from Churchland High School, Alisha Brown from Norfolk, Gina Buzby from Norfolk, Kathleen Bruce from Chesapeake, Madison Clarke from Churchland High School, Vivian Davis from Norfolk, Lesley Hildreth from Virginia Beach, Tonya Horsow from Norfolk, Gabriella Garza from Kellam High School, Vanessa Golson from Norfolk, Mick Grochowski from Norfolk, Loren Hoffman from Virginia Beach, Eafrica Johnson from Chesapeake, Monica Johnson from Norfolk, TeeJay Jones from Virginia Beach, Maggie Kerrigan from Virginia Beach, Jada Kimble from Churchland High School, Amy Lee from Norfolk, Sue Mangan from Norfolk, Janet Matthews from Virginia Beach, Ed Obermeyer from Virginia Beach, Jan Osborne from Chesapeake, Val Parnell from Virginia Beach, Alexia Pilpot from Landstown High School , Alan Rickman of Virginia Beach, Camellia Robertson of Norfolk Academy, Michael Schimmel of Virginia Beach, Brenda M. Siegle of Chesapeake, Ellen Sinclair of Virginia Beach, Br andon Thompson from Virginia Beach, John Tobin from Chesapeake, Jade Van Vactor from Deep Creek High School, Peyton Waters from Granby High School, Jake Wille from Virginia Beach and Jay Yanello from Landstown High School.

The Chesapeake Bay Art Association was founded in the Ocean View neighborhood of Norfolk on August 8, 1961, as a group “that gets together and makes art, talks art, looks at art, and raises money so that young artists go to art”. school.”

At the Suffolk Fair, the group will award at least one high school student scholarship to study arts education in the fall. For more information, visit

For more information on the CBAA Expo, visit The Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts is located downtown at 110 W. Finney Ave.


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