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About The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA)

The Center For Emerging Visual Artists, formerly Creative Artists Network, was founded in 1983 by Felicity R. “Bebe” Benoliel to encourage the career development of talented individuals building careers in the visual arts. The Center dedicates itself to making art careers viable for those who choose them. CFEVA provides numerous exhibition opportunities for its Fellows, many of whom have later shown work in juried exhibitions at the Woodmere Museum of Art and the Samuel Fleisher Art Memorial Challenge program, or have received grants from the Pew Charitable Trusts, Leeway Foundation, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Several from the group have gone on to train future generations of artists, including Elaine Erne at the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Kate Moran at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and Judith Taylor at Arcadia University. For a few, recognition has come in the form of gallery representation, while eleven of the artists have works in the Museum’s permanent collection, including Rita Bernstein, Vincent Feldman, and Charlotte Yudis. Visit CFEVA’s website at for more information.