The following Calls for Artist are curently
CoCA Collision: Past, Present, & Future Members show
In addition, CoCA accepts proposals from
independent curators and artists for art exhibits at its galleries:
GEORGETOWN Located in Suite 258,
Seattle Design Center, 5701 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108
4600 square feet. Features both wall space and large open spaces for three
dimensional work. Gallery hours are 9am-5pm weekdays.
Programming Committee, led by Vice President and Curator of Interdisciplinary
Arts & Sciences David Francis
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
, 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)
BELLTOWNLocated on the first floor of the
Avenue One Condominiums at 2721 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121
gallery is viewable through the three windows on the Clay Street side, together
with the high windows above, as pictured above.
Approximately 135 square
feet. A very unusual place for art created by Buster Simpson and Norie Sato.
Gallery hours are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Jodie Nelson
curates the Belltown
Gallery, with an emphasis on site-specific installations that take advantage of
the unique nature of this space, and engage the urban environment and community
of which this space is a part. Past shows in this spirit have included Haris
Purnomo's 'Visual Poetry', Jim Neihardt's 'Hypnosis', seven sauer's 'cycle
series', Derin Smith's 'Bombs and Spears', Paul D. McKee's 'Excerpts from
Trophies of the American Home', Mike Naylor's 'Yellow', Robin Oliver's
'Spectacle of Improbable Creatures', David Chula Tupper's 'Food on the Table
and a Roof over Head' (in cooperation with the 2008 Seattle Tattoo Expo), Holly
Senn's 'Textural', and Jay Craig's "Center for Scottish Budhism'.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