MEET THE TEAM
Jorge Arrieta, Owner/Director
Jorge grew up surrounded by art. As artists, his parents made his childhood home their studio and inspired a future rooted in creativity. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Belmont University, Arrieta pursued design, film making, and business management opportunities while growing a family of his own. Now, as the Owner and Director of Chauvet Arts, he is dedicated to helping distinguished artists generate a sustainable income and create purposeful art. Jorge, his wife Dominique, and two children call the Tennessee countryside home -- along with a beehive, chickens, and Gloria and Jake, their two dogs.
Madeline Cramer, Operations
Madeline was born and raised in the Adirondacks while spending many summers in Tennessee. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Purchase College, Cramer worked in curation, development, and education at the Neuberger Museum of Art and the Hyde Historic House & Art Museum. She now resides in Nashville with her Wheaten Terrier, Murphy, and is also an active painter of large-scale abstract expressionist work. Inspired by the lively creative energy of Music City, Madeline is excited to work with fellow artists and help bring their work/influence into the community.
Sarah Carroll, Corporate Sales Representative
Sarah was born in Nashville, TN, and raised in Huntsville, AL. In 2010 she received a degree in Printmaking from Birmingham Southern College and went on to travel through the US and abroad, where she fell in love with the growth that comes from new experiences. The second eldest of six children, Sarah loves fostering new connections—especially between art and nature! When she's not working on the gallery's corporate sales initiatives, she's most likely teaching children in one of her outdoor programs for early childhood. Sarah loves gardening, IPAs, and exploring near and far with her husband and son. She's excited to join the Chauvet Arts team and connect people of all ages to artworks that inspire and enliven them.
Tess Varga, Gallery Associate
Originally from Louisville, KY, Tess has lived in various places across the country including Dallas, Southern California, and Boston. While earning her bachelor’s degree in Writing, Literature, and Publishing with minors in art history and narrative nonfiction, she spent two summers working at On Center Gallery in Provincetown, Cape Cod. She quickly fell in love with the work and decided she wanted to continue working as an advocate for artists. Tess finished her degree in London while researching and writing about London’s street art scene for Graffik Gallery. She has now settled in Nashville and is excited to continue connecting people through art.