Chesapeake Bay Art Association - CBAA

The Chesapeake Bay Art Association 2021 Spring Art Crawl

May 29th and 30th in Norfolk and Virginia Beach both days, 10am - 5pm.

This ARTIST tour will give visitors a chance to peek inside some creative spaces. Visit Galleries with multiple artists in both Norfolk and Virginia Beach as well as individual art spaces inside and out under tents. This is a free, self-guided driving tour including a numbered Artist Index and Google Map.

Art Crawl Index (use live link for the March/April newsletter)

Google Map Link: Art Crawl Map

Join the CBAA today!

Please email the application and three examples of your work to You will be notified of the committee’s decision within two weeks of receiving the application. Upon acceptance into CBAA, the membership chair will email you information on the next meeting and where to send/bring your membership dues. The January annual membership fee is $20.00; after March $30.00. Checks should be made out to CBAA.

Monthly Meetings

CBAA Library meetings are on hold at this time.

Ocean View Art Show

Our 58th annual fall show has been canceled in order to support the state's effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 and due to current restrictions. After much discussion we concluded that we could not hold this festival with the necessary safety measures for our members and patrons. We will look forward to 2021.

Spring Art Show

The CBAA will be hosting the 2021 Spring Members Show and student scholarship exhibit at Gallery 21 in Norfolk in April.

VA Flower & Garden Expo

CBAA will be hosting the Artists Alley at the Virginia Flower and Garden Expo January 22-24, 2021 with the theme Symphony of Gardens at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

Spotlight Artist November 2020

John Massey

John Massey

CBAA Wood Sculpture

John Massey’s career in higher education spanned more than 38 years at Tidewater Community College. He began as a mathematics instructor at Tidewater Community College in 1973. Through 1992 he also served as an Associate Professor of Mathematics and as the first Dean of Mathematics, Sciences, and Technologies at the Chesapeake Campus.

John Massey - Majestic Cat

John Massey

In 2012, John joined RRMM Architects as a Higher Education Project Specialist, working with higher educations faculty and staff across the Commonwealth to define the types of spaces needed in new or remodeled facilities.

John Massey - Uriel

John Massey

Since retirement, John has pursued a new career as a woodworking artist. He shows his work each spring and fall in art shows both locally and in nearby states. John has also been active in community affairs playing a leadership role on the Homelessness Advisory Committee in Norfolk, and chairman of the Norfolk Literacy Partnership.