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.

David C. Brandon III, Gallery Manager

Raised in Memphis and now residing in Nashville, David has been a Tennessean his whole life. Coming from a family of artists and creatives, David decided he would be an artist at the age of seven. After receiving a dual degree from Vanderbilt University in Human and Organizational Development and Studio Art Photography, he now seeks to help other artists represent themselves in a gallery setting. He believes the creation and consumption of art is something that can and should be accessible to all. David continues to pursue his own digital art projects on the side and is particularly drawn to photographing and altering various states of organic matter.

Tess Varga,  Art Liason + Media Contact

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.

Madeline Cramer, Gallery Initiative Coordinator

Madeline was born and raised in Upstate New York but spent her summers in Tennessee. After earning degrees in drawing, painting, graphic design, and art history from SUNY Purchase, Madeline worked in curation, development, and education for several New York museums. Inspired by the lively creative energy of Nashville, she is excited to work with fellow creatives and help bring their work/influence into the community. Madeline is also an active painter of large-scale abstract expressionist works. She lives in Nashville with her wheaten terrier Murphy and enjoys riding her motorcycle and tending to her two beehives.

Langley Burton, Art Advisor

Langley  grew up in Northwest Arkansas, but spent most of her summers in the UK exploring some of the greatest museums and galleries in the world. After getting her Bachelor’s degree in History (emphasis in Art History + Museum Studies) from John Brown University and spending time in London gaining professional experience in Fine Art Distribution, she got married and moved to Tennessee. Langley is excited to continue learning from and contributing to the rich culture of arts here in Nashville.

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