Chesapeake Bay Art Association - CBAA

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

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 23-25, 2021 with the theme Symphony of Gardens at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

Spotlight Artist February 2020

Deb Branch

Deb Branch

CBAA Painter

This month, we spotlight CBAA member, Deb Branch, who is a Native of Norfolk, VA. She received a B.A in fine Arts from Norfolk State University, and took painting classes under Jackie Merritt, who still teaches and enters show with her paintings, and Elliot Jones who is now an art professor at Old Dominion University.

Deb Branch

Deb Branch

Upon graduation Deb exhibited in a few outdoor shows including Norfolk’s Ghent Arts Festival, Portsmouth’s Umoja Festival, Norfolk’s Afr’Am Festival at Town Point Park, and most recent The 1619 African American Commemoration at Fort Monroe in Hampton, Va.

Indoor Art the Saint Gregory Children’s Art Fest and other local public school’s art festivals. Norfolk Parks and Rec Annual Art show. Norfolk’s Prime Plus Winter Senior Art Show.

Deb Branch

Deb Branch

Recent retirement is allowing Deb to return to her first love doing art on a regular basis again. Doing portraits from photos is a favorite.

Deb’s interests also include Digital Photography, Wire Wrapped jewelry, and cut out magazine paper collages.

She is looking into working part time in the art field, social media and online marketing, and doing workshops, and she welcomes any advice, or helpful info you may have to offer.