Listen in! ChiVAA Board Interview on Weekend Showcase

  This Friday, August, 4 at 3 pm, KCHO/NSPR (91.7fm), on Weekend Showcase, hosted by Tom Kinnee, Dolores Mitchell interviews three Chico Visual Arts Alliance (ChiVAA) board members about the revitalization of the organization, its new website, and production of the ChiVAA Art Map to be distributed by the Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Business Association. Dolores… Continue reading Listen in! ChiVAA Board Interview on Weekend Showcase

ChiVAA Board

Yes, we have an official ChiVAA board: President: Cynthia Sexton V. P.:  Pat Kozsis Secretary: Teresa Juarez Treasurer:  Pat Kozsis Webmaster:   Marion Hunziker-Larsen Art Commission and Art Organizations Outreach:  Jackie McClain Media: Dolores Mitchell, Carol Thomson, Kathleen Nartuhi In addition we have a few advisors, Jana Lawton and Susan Schrader, who will be working… Continue reading ChiVAA Board

Behind the Scene at Art at the Matador

Eleven Wise Women, all artists, make Art at the Matador happen. They bring decades of career and family experiences to strategizing about everything from entertainment to port-a-potties, and work for free!.. They genuinely enjoy raising public awareness of Chico’s artists. Committee members are: Cynthia Sexton, Carol Thomson, Jana Lawton, Jackie McClain, Dolores Mitchell, Kathleen Nartuhi,… Continue reading Behind the Scene at Art at the Matador

Art at the Matador + Architecture

“Festivals promote diversity, they bring neighbors into dialogue, they increase creativity, they offer opportunities for civic pride, they improve our general psychological well-being.  In short, they make cities better places to live.”–David Binder, Broadway and Off Broadway Theater Producer. Mother’s Day Weekend is an ideal time to share cultural experiences with family and friends. But where?… Continue reading Art at the Matador + Architecture

Amanda Jordan | Art at the Matador

Amanda Jordan, an original artist on earth, will be showcasing her fine art paintings and crafty magnets at the Art at the Matador. “Wonderland… through the Rabbit Hole”, is the theme of the room she will be sharing with Sheryl Cummings and Patti Lloyd. Learn more about Amanda at

Patty Moriarty | Art at the Matador

This year Patty Moriarty will be selling gifts for moms.  Vases with flowers, succulent pots, small candy dishes with candy and  special pit fired pieces, pictured here, for those who love the magic of pit firing.  She looks forward to seeing you all at the Art at the Matador as it is such a fun event!