CoCA accepts proposals from independent curators and artists for art exhibits
at its galleries:
Located in Suite 258, Seattle Design Center, 5701 6th Ave S,
Seattle, WA 98108
Approximately 4600 square feet. Features both wall
space and large open spaces for three dimensional work. Gallery hours are
The CoCA Programming Committee, led by Vice President
and Curator of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
, curates the
Georgetown Gallery, with an emphasis on large interactive exhibits and dynamic
groups shows such as the 'CoCA Annual' Juried by Gary Hill
, 'Across the
Divide 3' six artists from the 'dry side'
, 'The Art of the CoCA Marathon
Artists', '(Un)Sanctioned' 13 Pacific Northwest Contemporary Urban
, and this year's upcoming 'CoCA Members' Show'. The scale of the
space allows for not only large installations, but big parties as
of the gallery (pdf)
BALLARDLocated inside the Shilshole Bay Beach
Club at 6413 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98118
Approximately 812 square
feet. Best for flat or low-relief work, as event usage generally prohibits most
3D work. Gallery hours ar 9am-5pm weekdays.Joseph Roberts
curates the Ballard
Gallery, with an emphasis on emerging solo artists and small thematically
linked group shows. Recent solo artists include Stephen Rock, Kirsten Francis,
Betsy Barnum, Juan Carlos Castellanos, Lynn Schirmer , Chae Tongyull, Pola
Brändle, Gideon Kramer, and Kate Vrijmoet. Group shows have included
'They've Released the INTRUDER' An Exhibit of Seattle's Latest Underground
, 'The Use of Everything', contemporary drawings from
, 'Works on Paper' featuring Wanda Pelayo and Shanti Geise
and 'Altered Photo' originality, authorship, authenticity, integrity, and
attribution in the digital age
, all curated by Joseph Roberts, and 'Across
the Divide 2' and 'Resident Alien', curated by David Francis. The location
within the Shilshole Bay Beach Club creates the opportunity for occasional
panel discussion, symposia, and other events.download drawings of
the gallery (pdf)
PDXLocated at Willamette Cultural Resources 623 SE Mill St,
Portland, OR 97214
Approximately 2000 square feet, inside a
working archaeology lab
Gallery hours are M-F, 10am 4pm,
503-281-4576; visitors are shown to the exhibit but not otherwise
Curated by David
, Kunstkammer PDX is an evolving experiment requiring flexibility on
the part of artists, curators, archaeologists, and business managers.
Functionally, the space consists of a main wall measuring 50long by
10 height, adjacent walls of smaller size, and a concrete-floor area of
about 2000 sq. feet. Access is through an 8 garage door. The space would
be judged raw by commercial standards, with temperature and
humidity settings to accommodate the preferences of the business occupants.
Each exhibition will last from one to three months,
depending on the gallery, the scale of the show, and how it works with the
overall exhibition schedule. All calls are open to all media, with the caveats
mentioned above. Selected exhibitions will receive exhibition show cards, event
marketing and support in seeking individual and corporate sponsorship for
exhibitions. Catalog are generally created for group shows. Solo show catalogs
can be created with the artist's financial participation. Although there are
CoCA curators overseeing each gallery, independent curators are welcome to
Curators and artists must submit the
following to be eligible (please note we strongly prefer
over hard copies):
- up to five digital images of each piece in jpg
file format (maximum dimension of 800 pixels in either direction).
- If the work is multi-media (film, video, electronic media,
etc.), tailor your submission appropriately.
- CoCA can accept Quicktime videos that are 90 seconds or less
in length and a max file size of 150mb.
- If submitting a video, please email us and let us know, we
will email you a link to our FTP server.
- Do NOT send us videos via email or attempt to post them to
the submission page, except as links.
- Description of the proposed exhibition or work
- Artist's/Curator's Statement
- Artist's/Curator's Bio
- Contact info (address, phone, email).
- Artist's/Curator's web site link (if available).
Submit online at
or send proposals to:
Center on Contemporary Art
6413 Seaview Ave NW Seattle WA 98107