Chesapeake Bay Art Association - CBAA

Ocean View Art Show

The Ocean View Art Show is getting ready to turn the corner on its 57th annual fall show, making it Virginia's oldest and largest artist run, art show! Overlooking the beautiful Chesapeake Bay the OV Art Show is one of the main events for Visual Arts Month in Norfolk!

Monthly Meetings

Each month CBAA holds instructive meetings for the community at large. Space is limited! Reserve your spot at CBAA for hands on art instruction and projects.

VA Flower & Garden Expo

CBAA will be hosting the Artists Alley at the Virginia Flower and Garden Expo January 24-26, 2020 with the theme Symphony of Gardens.

Spotlight Artist December 2019

Alan Rickman Painter

Alan Rickman

CBAA Painter

This month, we spotlight CBAA member, Alan Rickman, who is originally from Texas. Alan currently resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with his wife of 40 years. He joined the U.S. Navy and served for 23 years. While serving our country on active duty, he feels he was very fortunate to have traveled the world and visited a significant number of museums which contain art that spans centuries.

Alan Rickman Painter

Alan Rickman

While looking for something to help relieve stress, Alan stumbled across a beginner’s art program at a local art store (Jerry's Artarama) and this is where he met Miss Nancy Lucks. Nancy pushed him in the right direction, as she always stressed the importance of developing his own style and to pay attention to the details.

Alan Rickman Painter

Alan Rickman

Alan is currently the treasurer of the Chesapeake Bay Art Association (CBAA); the organization has given him the opportunity to work directly with some very talented artists. Through the CBAA, he keeps learning and, he says, “hopefully improving.” Thus far, he has received two honorable mentions and a second place award in art shows. One honorable mention is the Death Dealer (forgery of Frank Frazetta) and a second place in the old fogie art show (AKA Senior Citizens) titled “Hummingbird.” He likes to experiment in different mediums of paints to see what effects and patterns the medium will achieve, thus the “Hummingbird” painting.

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.