Chesapeake Bay Art Association - CBAA

Join the CBAA today!

Please email the application and three examples of your work to CBAAmembership757@gmail.com. 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

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.

Ocean View Art Show

The Ocean View Art Show is getting ready to turn the corner on its 58th 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!

Spring Art Show

The CBAA will be hosting our Spring Art Show in MacArthur Mall at Norfolk, Virginia on May 2 - 11, 2020.

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 March 2020

Peter Lampell

Peter Lampell

CBAA Painter

Peter retired in 2012 after a long career as a graphic designer and moved to Virginia Beach from Annapolis. He and his wife, Kate, liked the area while visiting their daughter, who was attending EVMS. It was after a serious health issue that he picked up the paint set his daughter had given him as a retirement gift and he describes what has happened since as “a dream come true.”

Peter Lampell

Peter Lampell

I paint almost every day. I sell my work. But I’m surviving without having to rely on my art for income. I paint what I want to paint. I’m a late-night painter and I’m a napper during the day – I work from 8 or 9 p.m. to 1 or 2 a.m. I like the peace and quiet at night. Sometimes, when I take a break to let the paint dry, I’ll work on a crossword puzzle, which I love to do.

Peter Lampell

Peter Lampell

I work from photographs. I use a lot of paint. I change the colors - everything - and I’ll make it my own.


Spotlight Artist April 2020

Timothy Starling

Timothy Starling

CBAA Sculpture

Timothy Starling is a Virginian native sculptor who designs and transforms copper into a magical world of handmade botanical organic art. His distinctive technique breathes life into a new vibrant hybrid breed of the garden plants that we adore.

Timothy Starling

Timothy Starling

Plants excite me. Their shape and structure define their living grace and elegance. I am driven to create their form with a malleable piece of copper. It is not the reproduction of a plant, but the capture of a living form from my mind’s eye into an aesthetic piece of artistry.

Timothy Starling

Timothy Starling

To me, each creation is a new journey that I take, each hammer blow is a series of progressive steps to bring concept into reality. I cannot tell you where I will step, but I will know it on my journey. My goal is to share my feelings for nature and plants so that others can take a moment to recall nature’s beauty just outside.



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