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Regional Fine Art

Chautauqua Art Gallery opened in 2018 in Lakewood N.Y. as a space to create and showcase regional artwork. We currently showcase approximately 20 incredible artists, all of whom currently reside in, or have ties to the Chautauqua region. In 2020 we began hosting small classes at the gallery which we have currently converted to mail order and digital class kits available here.

Over the past 16 years I have regularly shown my paintings at regional and national galleries and competitions, including Women Create - Jamestown NY, Maryland Federation of Art - Annapolis MD, and Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art - Chautauqua N.Y. I am thrilled to now have a gallery space to call my own.

My Background:

I reside with my family in nearby Jamestown NY. Having grown up in Chautauqua County I went on to receive a BA in Commercial Art with a minor in Art History, from the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester N.Y. in 2005.  Upon receiving my BA I spent six years in Northern Virginia working as a print/web designer and freelance artist before relocating back to Chautauqua County where I was fortunate to be employed as Chautauqua Institution’s Digital Communications Manager for nearly seven years before opening Chautauqua Art Gallery.

Leslie Calimeri

Artist/Proprietor

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Photo credit: 

Riley Robinson/The Chautauquan Daily