Every summer, Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution (VACI) presents 10 exhibitions in the galleries of the Strohl and Fowler-Kellogg Art Centers, as well as the Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden. These diverse spaces allow VACI to host a variety of contemporary shows from nationally recognized artists. The focus in our galleries is on contemporary work in a wide range of media and sensibilities.
Exhibition and Sponsorship Forms
VACI Partners Membership
VACI Partners is a membership-driven organization committed to the creative vitality of the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution. Members are crucial to our success! Take advantage of our benefits so we can thank you for your support.
Members only tour of the Chautauqua School of Art Student Exhibition with gallery docent, Barbi Price.
Art Movie Night – featuring "Frida" – Free to members!
Exhibition privileges in the annual VACI Partners Open Member’s Exhibition
Regular members get a 10% discount in the Gallery Store at the Strohl Arts Center on Wednesdays.
VACI Plus Individual and VACI Plus Couple members get a 10% discount everyday in the Gallery Store at the Strohl Art Center.
Invited to attend the Closing Reception for the Galleries.
Free subscription to our VACI Partners on-line newsletter.
Simply fill out the 2017 membership form and bring it to the Strohl Art Center with your payment during the 2017 season, or mail it to VACI Partners, PO Box 254, Chautauqua, NY 14722. Your membership card and Benefit Gala tickets will be available for pickup at the Strohl Art Center.
Advisory Council to the Artistic Director
- Denise Bibro, Director, Denise Bibro Fine Art
- Michael Gitlitz, Director, Marlborough Gallery
- Judy Glantzman, Artist
- Louis Grachos, Director, Albright Knox Gallery
- Donald Kuspit, Distinguished University Professor, SUNY Stonybrook
- 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