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CFEVA turns 35 this year! On Friday, June 8th, we invite you to celebrate with us as we pay tribute to the thousands of artists who have come through CFEVA’s doors since we were founded by the visionary Felicity R. "Bebe" Benoliel in 1983. Join us for an evening of artist demonstrations, a special 35th Anniversary exhibition, and hand-crafted cocktails and delicious fare, all while creating lasting relationships with our city’s vibrant creative community. 

All proceeds support CFEVA's artist career development programs.

Image: Image: Daydrawing 180316. Graphite on Paper. © Christopher Wood

Daydrawing is a long-term project from the studio of contemporary artist Christopher T. Wood (a CFEVA Fellowship Finalist) that began on January 1, 2016. Christopher creates daily drawings, the accumulation of which, over time, expand into a broader endeavor in the form of a hyperobject. Learn more at

With of mission to nurture and advance the careers of emerging visual artists while expanding opportunities for the public to discover and connect with art, CFEVA raises the profile of Philadelphia’s professional artists, fosters artistic experimentation and innovation, and showcases how vibrant artistic communities boost civic engagement. Through fellowships, residencies, educational outreach, exhibitions, professional development, and city-wide events, CFEVA provides artists with the tangible resources needed to develop viable and sustainable careers.