Chesapeake Bay Art Association - CBAA

Covid-19 UPDATES:

The 2020 Student Scholarship Winners have been chosen and recipients will have their art on display at the Virginia Beach Art Center from August 8 through month end. Please join us on August 8th at 10:30am for a Facebook Live announcement of the winners!

The 2020 Ocean View Art Show has been canceled.

Announcing the 2020 ART CRAWL, OCT. 10-11, 2020


The Chesapeake Bay Art Association 2020 Art Crawl on October 10 (Norfolk) and 11 (Virginia Beach) will give visitors a chance to peek inside some creative spaces, and to view some wonderful fine arts and crafts in outside spaces on tables and in tents. This free, self-guided driving tour in Hampton Roads will cover Norfolk and Virginia Beach with plenty of room to grow in the coming years. “After six months of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our artists are chomping at the bit to show what we’ve accomplished during this trying time.” said CBAA President and organizer, Vivian Davis. “Patrons will have an opportunity to buy original artwork and handmade creations in a variety of media. And we are committed to doing this in a safe way, consistent with current health guidelines.”

Saturday, October 10 - Our Norfolk tour is numbered starting in the creativity-filled bay beach neighborhoods of East Beach and Ocean View and continues near and in the NEON District with city spaces and art centers.

Sunday, October 11 - Our Virginia Beach tour is numbered starting east of Chic’s Beach by the bay and down into the heart of Virginia Beach, close to Chesapeake, and then north to an easy ride out to the oceanfront.

A printable Map and Artist Index will be available here after September 15th, and follow us on

We are crawling out of our shells and feeling our way back! Join us (and please bring your masks).

Art Crawl Artists October 10 - 11, 2020

Norfolk Map Locations on October 10, 2020

Virginia Beach Map Locations on October 11, 2020

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 next April. More details to come.

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 July 2020

Marisa Mulligan

Marisa Mulligan

CBAA Painter Artist

Marisa was born and raised in Italy getting her American citizenship in 1968. Married to an army officer, she has traveled throughout the United States and Europe. Marisa has been expressing herself in art since childhood with painting, interior design, and crafts.

Marisa Mulligan - Majestic Cat

Marisa Mulligan - Majestic Cat

While stationed at Ft Monroe in the early 1980’s she began participating in art shows and exhibits including the Boardwalk Show, Neptune and Portsmouth Art Festivals, Arts in the Park and numerous other venues from Myrtle Beach to Ocean City, Maryland winning multiple awards for her delicate flowers in water color. She and her husband decided to make Virginia their home.

Marisa Mulligan - Uriel

Marisa Mulligan - Uriel

A self-taught artist, her bright, colorful paintings of flowers and birds, and reproductions of renaissance works reflect her personality. Marisa is a night person, usually working from late evening until 3 or 4 o’clock in the morning. Her friends know not to call her before noon. Marisa returns to their home in Italy each summer usually in mid-July returning in early October.