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Spring Art Show in Norfolk, VA

Published: April 1, 2010

The Chesapeake Bay Art Association is pleased to announce their 47th Annual Spring Art Show, running from April 30 through May 16, 2010. The "Gallery at East Beach", 9559 Shore Drive, Norfolk, VA, will be the location for the show. Each year at their Spring Show, the Art Association awards The John B. Tenney Memorial Scholarship to a high school student that has been accepted into a college Art Studies program.

CBAA Charter Member John B. Tenney began the fund raising by donating one of his paintings for an auction in the early 1960s. After his death in 1989, the organization renamed the fund The John B. Tenney Memorial Scholarship, in his honor. Proceeds from the Association's Fall Outdoor Show, The Ocean View Art Show, go towards the scholarship fund, along with proceeds from other events throughout the year. 2009 saw $1500 in scholarships awarded.

All of the fine artwork in the Spring Show will be by members of the Chesapeake Bay Art Association. The work will be on display, and for sale, at the gallery beginning May 1.  Hours at the Gallery are 10 AM to 3 PM, Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 3 PM on Sunday.  The Gallery at East Beach, located in the heart of East Ocean View, is among the pioneering businesses that have helped to re-establish this long neglected but historic section of the south Hampton Roads community.

In 1961 a group of artists living in Ocean View and Willoughby got together and formed the Chesapeake Bar Art Association.  Their first outdoor Art Show was organized shortly after that, and has been going strong every year since then.  This year's Ocean View Art Show (the 48th Annual) will be held October 9 & 10, 2010, at the Ocean View Beach Park.

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