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Call for Artists - Deadline February 12, 2017

Make America Create Again: CoCA 2017 Members' Show

We are pleased to announce that the call for artists for CoCA's Members' Exhibition, #MakeAmericaCreateAgain, is now open! The Members’ Show is open to all living, national and international contemporary artists, all ages, all mediums including 2D, 3D, multi-media, installation and ambient performance. We especially welcome artists working in the disciplines of performance, dance, spoken word, music, and immersive experience to apply to be featured in our March Exhibition. We are thrilled to welcome Deborah Paine, Senior Curator for Seattle Office of Arts & Culture as Guest Juror for this year’s members’ show.

To apply, please update your membership and create a portfolio of images in CoCA's online directory. If you are not a member, please sign up here.  Every current member with a finalized Directory page will be included in the printed Members' Catalog and also be included in the jury process for the exhibition at our Pioneer Square gallery. Strong preference will be give to 2D and 3D work that do not exceed 30" in the longest dimension during the jury process, in an effort to feature more of our members in the April Exhibition. However, larger works will be equally reviewed and considered. 
Deadline to get your directory page up for review is Sunday, February 12 at midnight.  Renew, upgrade or review your membership today. Questions to

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WHAT & WHEN: Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) invites all contemporary artists to submit their art and join us in celebrating our 36th year of programming. Open to all living, national and international contemporary artists, all ages, all mediums including 2D, 3D, multi-media, installation and ambient performance. 

CoCA is one of the longest running artist-run organizations in the United States. Artist members receive discounts on calls for art and purchases at local businesses, free portfolio reviews and an online profile in our new, publicly accessible resource for curators, artists and collectors: the CoCA Artist Member Directory.

WHERE: The CoCA Gallery, located at 114 Third Avenue South, part of the Tashiro Kaplan Building in Pioneer Square, Seattle.

EXHIBIT & CATALOG: To participate in Make America Create Again, become a CoCA member (or renew) then complete your profile in the CoCA Artist Member Directory by midnight on February 12, 2017. Instructions and links are below. There are no additional submission fees. Everyone with a profile in the CoCA Artist Directory will be:

  • Considered for exhibition at one of our galleries during Make America Create Again: CoCA Members' Show
  • Included in a printed Make America Create Again Members' Show Catalog created by our resident publisher, Ray C. Freeman III
  • Included in the CoCA Artist Member Directory for a full year

Detailed Exhibition Information

  • Open to all living local, national, international contemporary artists, all ages, all mediums, including 2D, 3D, multi-media, installations and ambient performance.
  • Only digital entries uploaded via the CoCA Member Directory (link below) will be accepted.
  • All artists will have one piece selected for inclusion in the exhibition catalog.
  • In order to be considered for the physical exhibition, artists must indicate that the work is available for sale during the submission process.
  • You must be a CoCA member: $40 regular, $30 if you are a dues paying member of another arts organization, $15 for students. 
  • All artwork selected for the exhibition must be ready for installation: framed when appropriate, delivered with necessary hardware and/or instructions for installation.
  • 50% of all art sales go to the artist.
  • Print catalogs will be available at a discount to exhibiting artists.
  • Accepted work must be shipped by artists.
  • CoCA insures work during exhibition.
  • Exhibiting artists will be asked to sign an "Artist's Loan Agreement," which includes a liability waiver and permission to use any images for promotional purposes.
  • All artists' profiles will be accessible to the public through the CoCA Artist Member Directory for the duration of your membership (one year minimum).

Application Process: 

You must be a current CoCA member and have an active Profile in our Member Directory.

Application Process Step 1: Become a CoCA member (or renew your membership)

Application Process Step 2: Add your Profile to the Member Directory

Application Process Step 3: Finalize the above by Sunday, February 12 at midnight 

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