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Make America Create Again: Annual Members' Meeting

Image courtesy of Felipe Pinzon.

Make America Create Again: CoCA 2017 Members' Show

THIS JUST IN: We are happy to announce the winners of the People's Choice Awards we held in partnership with sponsor Blick Art MaterialsMakena Gadient has won the award for $100 from Facebook likes, and Morgan Peterson won the award for $50 from April's gallery visitors. We congratulate these two awesome peeps as well as everyone who participated, and a huge thanks to Blick for sponsoring the exhibition! 

"Never Play Safe" by Makena Gadient.

Let the revolution begin with creativity and a joyous freedom of expression!

Huge thanks to the 277 artist members who participated in the call for artists. We are so excited to share our members' art with the world. You can see the great work on our Online Member Directory and then join us in March and April for the real deal.

Our 2017 members' show, Make America Create Again, will feature more than 119 artists in the bursting-at-the-corners Pioneer Square gallery from March 2-4 and then again in April. The March exhibition opens to a celebration during the Pioneer Square Art Walk on March 2 from 6-9pm and on March 4 from 12-6pm to feature our members performing spoken word, music, choreography plus time-based performance among other ephemeral works.

March will be a short month due to a minor remodel in the gallery, but we will throw open the doors again in April to feature 2D and 3D artworks plus special performances. The exhibition is set to run from the opening reception on Thursday, April 6 (6-9pm) through Saturday, April 29. See further down below for the complete list of participating artists!

And, mark your calendars for the Annual Members' Meeting on Tuesday, April 4 from 7-9pm with a special presentation by this year's guest juror Deborah Paine as she talks about the selected artwork. Members also vote on new and renewing board members. Individuals interested in board service with CoCA should contact Nichole DeMent at nichole@cocaseattle.org. Special thanks to Elysian Brewing for providing beverages for this members only private event! 

In addition, we are feeling the love from Blick Art Materials as this year's sponsor! You will too with a 40% off discount (click here or on Blick's logo image below to find out more). Plus, new this year, Blick Art Materials is providing gift cards as prizes for our fabulous artist members with three chances to win and we need your voice! Select your faves online here for one artist with the most likes to win $100, and another artist with the most votes in the gallery exhibition will win a $50 gift card. Votes will be accepted through April 28 and winners will be announced on our website on April 29.

There will also be a $150 Blick Art Materials gift card presented for the Juror's Award announced at the Annual Members' Meeting. We have Blick gift cards as prizes for our fabulous artist members. All will be announced at the meeting, but you have to be a member to attend. Sign up now and join us to learn more about the future of CoCA, vote for your favorite piece of art in the show and have a voice in the selection of new Board members.

Below is the list of participating artists. Stay tuned as we make updates to this page with more names!

LIVE PERFORMANCES - Thursday, March 2
7-7:30pm: Musical performance by Jennifer Wagner
7:40-7:55pm: Spoken word performance by Blu the Baqi
8:30-8:40pm: Choreographed dance performance by Joseph Blake

VIDEO ARTISTS - Friday, March 3 from 10:30-4:30
Amber Barney-Nivon
Peter Bill
Kamari Bright
Sarah Fetterman
Ellen Hochberg
Scott Kolbo
Robbie Land
Alysse Stepanian
Helen Thorsen

LIVE PERFORMANCES - Saturday, March 4 from 12-6pm
1:30-2:15pm: Melanie Voytovich with collaborator Storm Benjamin - An acoustic musical set with vibraphone, drum set, flower pots, plants and a few other instruments.
4:00-4:20pm: Rahikka (aka Carson Rennecamp) - Digital video and ambient sound performance.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS - April
Christy Bailey
Nicole Kaul
Ray C. Freeman
Kalindi Kunis
John Osgood
Sara Everett
Ali Holmes
Curtis Ashby
Juli Adams
Kyle Rees
David Francis
Holly Ballard Martz
Nan Wonderly
Gabriel Marquez
Braden Duncan
Brenda Scallon
J Shagam
Robin Hominiuk
Karen Hackenberg
Mimi Sturman
David Sokal
Rebecca Woodhouse
Louise Britton
Judith Rayl
Vikram Madan
Jeff Mihalyo
Susan Christensen
Sonya Stockton
Leah Gerrard
Leonardo Lanzolla
Sarah Guthrie
Jacqueline K Calladine
Kree Arvanitas
Harriet Sanderson
Phil Stoiber
Randi Ganulin
Mark Lubich
Terrell Lozada
Gary Beeber
Tatyana Brown
Li Turner
Amina Blyden
Deborah Knetzger
Nichole DeMent
Talia Silveri Wright
Malayka Gormally
Susan Gans
Lisa Sheets
Cheri Kopp
Kayleigh Wold
Anita Yau
Polly Purvis
il
John Zimmerman
Victoria Raymond
Suze Woolf
Suzanne Morlock
Babs Fulton
Alan Newberg
Sandi Bransford
Tom Gormally
Honghong Wang
Cynthia Luckie
Stephen Rock
Stephanie Hargrave
Jody Joldersma
Phil Eidenberg-Noppe
Iskra Johnson
Cynthia Lahti
Terrance Wolf
Justin Chase Lane
Dan Brassfield
Cathy Sarkowsky
Noelle Morrison
Katie Metz
Karey Kessler
Nancy Coleman
L. Kelly Lyles
Jennifer McNeely
Morgan Peterson
Curt Clugston
Kara Manseau
Amanda Triplett
James Lilly
Andrew Drawbaugh
Julia Wald
Rosie Peterson
Caitlin Dundon
Greg Caldwell
Minhi Winkempleck
Andrew Hoeppner
Rachel White
Lynda Swenson
Rob Gischer
Kate Vrijmoet
Julie Devine
Megan Glasscock
Sydney M. Perti
Rebecca Wachtman
Jean Bradbury
Ann Daedalus
Kerry Davis
Chi Michalski
Brian Lane
Daniel John Williams
Sofia Babaeva
Claire Brandt
Thomas Green
Travis Monroe
Erin Fox
Miguel Edwards
Kamari Bright


Refreshments will be provided by Elysian Brewing!


If you have any questions about the exhibition, feel free to message us at: info@cocaseattle.org
 
We thank 4CultureRock's Studio, Elysian Brewing and Blick Art Materials for their amazing support!

Calendar of Events

MARCH EXHIBITION (March 2-4, 2017)

  • Grand Opening Celebration during the Pioneer Square Art Walk on March 2 from 6-9pm featuring time-based works and performances
  • Video and temporary installations on March 3 from 10:30am-4:30pm
  • March 4 from 12-6pm we will feature our members performing spoken word, music and choreography plus time-based performance and video, among other ephemeral works

APRIL EXHIBITION (April 6-29, 2017)

  • Public pening Celebration during the Pioneer Square Art Walk on Thursday, April 6, 6-9pm
  • Featuring 2D and 3D art plus video alongside special performances on dates TBA.
  • Private members only party: Tuesday, April 4 from 7-9pm, with special guest and this year's juror Deborah Paine talking about the artwork selected.  Sponsored by Elysian Brewing.


*Gallery will be closed from March 6 -25 due to a gallery remodel

All events at CoCA in Pioneer Square: 114 Third Avenue South, Seattle, 98104

Earlier Event: February 11
CoCA Lab: Artist in Residence Program