The Arthur Dove Tribute Group

Members of the Arthur Dove Tribute Group with various community members on the Third Floor (Arthur Dove’s studio space) of The Dove Block, Winter, 2016 (Left to Right: Joanne Goff, Jim Spates, Steve O’Malley, Jeff Hodde, Rachael DeLue, and Charlie Bauder)

Late in 2016, it became clear to members of The Dove Block Restoration Group that the task of saving the building carried with it one set of responsibilities while the establishment of a gallery devoted to Arthur Dove and the region’s community arts carried with it another set. And so, with these connected but essentially different goals in mind, it was determined, for efficiency’s sake, to form a second group which would be devoted to the task of imagining, creating, and bringing to life the gallery aspect of our project, a group which became The Arthur Dove Tribute Group (ADTG).

The objectives of the ADTG are to create, in a single space in The Dove Block where Dove created so many of his most acclaimed works, a gallery which pays tribute to him as a major American artist and which, simultaneously, will serve as a community art center for Geneva and the Finger Lakes area.

It is with an eye dedicated to these goals that the ADTG has, since its inception, devoted its energies. Our first step was to create a Board of Directors who, because of their accomplishments in and devotion to the arts, shared this vision. Our second step was to select a space on the first floor of The Dove Block that will serve as our gallery.

Our third step was to create a plan not only for reconstructing the proposed gallery space, but devise a financial plan for the gallery’s maintenance in years to come.

Like The Dove Block itself, to bring this gallery vision to life will require not only some hundreds of hours more of conceptual and organizational work, it will require not an insignificant amount of money. To that end, once the reclamation of the building begins in the new year (2019), ADTG will begin a major fundraising campaign to defray these costs.

With this necessity in mind, we invite you to join us in this effort.

The Arthur Dove Tribute Group: BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Jim Spates

    Photo: Neil Sjoblom

    Jim Spates, President

    Professor of Sociology Emeritus
    Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York

  • Dave Bunnell

    Photo: Neil Sjoblom

    Dave Bunnell, Vice-President

    Real Estate Developer
    President, Bunnell Associates, Geneva, New York

  • Charlie Bauder Cropped

    Photo: Neil Sjoblom

    Charlie Bauder, Treasurer

    Director Emeritus of The Geneva Historical Society, Geneva, New York

  • Teddy Aikens

    Edward “Teddy” Aiken

    Associate Professor of Museum Studies, Emeritus, and former Director, The Lowe Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York


  • Rachael DeLue

    Rachael DeLue

    Professor of Art and Archaeology
    Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

  • Joanne Goff

    Joanne Goff

    Local Activist, Geneva, New York

  • Chris Lavin

    Photo: Neil Sjoblom

    Chris Lavin

    Executive Director, The Boys and Girls Club of Geneva

  • John Raimondi

    John Raimondi

    Public Scale Sculptor
    Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

  • Steve Sjoblom

    Photo: Neil Sjoblom

    Steve Sjoblom, Archivist

    Neil Sjoblom Photography, Geneva, New York

  • Kathryn Vaughn

    Photo: Neil Sjoblom

    Kathryn Vaughn

    Former Director and Curator, The Davis Gallery
    Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York