VACI: Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution
Current students and recent graduates may be interested in this respected summer program to apply for a scholarship. Chautauqua’s 7 week session gives student residents maximum time to work in an atmosphere created by highly motivated peers and a faculty of deeply committed professional artists selected from outstanding art programs nationally.
Tuition is low compared to most national summer programs, and there is also considerable financial assistance, especially for students with financial need. 2011 students ranged in age from 20 to 30. Some of our participants are already enrolled inMFA programs and others are advanced undergraduate or post baccalaureate students working toward admission to top graduate schools. College credit throughSUNY (and often from the home school) is also available.
Examples of recent student and faculty work can be found on our web site and in our recent exhibition celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Chautauqua School of Art at Denise Bibro Fine Art in New York City –
The deadline for receipt of applications is April 15
ABOUT THE CHAUTAUQUA SCHOOL OF ART, VACI
– Our faculty: Collectively the work of this summer’s faculty has been included in dozens of major galleries and museums internationally. They have also taught in top art programs throughout the country.
- Our students: Program residents are selected from art programs nationally and internationally. They are extraordinarily motivated and committed to their work.
- Over the past several years we have raised more than 7 million dollars to expand our studio and exhibition facilities in painting, drawing, sculpture/installation, ceramics and printmaking.
- (Every summer 10 contemporary exhibitions are presented in our museum quality galleries in the Strohl and Fowler-Kellogg Art Centers.
- Chautauqua also offers multiple resources not available in other summer art programs. Working alongside studio art participants are apprentices in dance, music, theater and opera.
- A professional symphony performs three nights each week in our 6,000 seat amphitheater, and theater, opera and dance productions are presented throughout the summer in other venues atChautauqua.
- There are nightly performances with popular entertainers and guest artists, and the historic Chautauqua lecture series, often broadcast nationally on NPR, takes place every morning.
- Studios are open 24/7.
While often nationally recognized, and always highly respected, faculty have been selected before anything else because of their belief that art involves a lifelong process of education – a rigorous grounding combined with persevering exploration. It is this conviction that provides art students with a genuine educational experience and a sense of the authentic in the midst of an extraordinarily complex art world.
A partial listing of Painting/Sculpture faculty and visiting faculty this summer includes:
A partial listing of Ceramics faculty and visiting faculty this summer includes:
Polly Ann Martin
A complete listing of 2012 summer faculty is available on our website.
ADVISORY COUNCIL TO THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Denise Bibro Denise Bibro Fine Art, NYC
Michael Gitlitz Director, Marlborough Gallery, NYC
Judy Glantzman Artist
Louis Grachos Director Albright Knox Museum
Donald Kuspit Distinguished University Professor SUNY
Barbara Rose Art Critic/Historian
Robert Storr Dean Yale School of Art
Stephen Westfall Artist/Critic, Art In America
Julian Zugazagoitia Director Nelson Atkins Museum