GiveBIG 2019
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GiveBIG 2019

CoCA amplifies voices which have been historically silenced. But we cannot continue this work without your support. A gift to CoCA will help us resist the erasure of important contemporary art voices. #CoCAGives #GiveBIG2019

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May 26 Portfolio Review


When: May 26, 2018, 2-4pm
Registration: (go to the bottom of the page)
Where: TK building at 115 Prefontaine Pl. S, Seattle, 98104
Cost: $40 member benefit.
Slots available: 40
Reviewers: Suzanne Walker, Marge Levy, Ruthie V., Katy Hannigan, and June Sekiguchi

CoCA members, are you applying for a show or grant, or simply looking for feedback about your work? If so, we’d love for you to join us on May 26, from 2 to 4 pm, for a FREE member benefit portfolio review! Only 40 spots are available, so please RSVP as soon as possible.

This is a free event for CoCA members at the $45 (Artist) level or higher. The Portfolio Review will be held on the east side of the Tashiro Kaplan (TK) building at 115 Prefontaine Pl. S (opposite side of building CoCA is located in).  We will be at the door to let you in and direct you, but once inside the main lobby, the VCR room is the first room on the left. Tables with reviewers will be set up, and all paid members may start signing up for reviewers as soon as 1:50pm. Come early; all review meetings are first come, first served. 

Digital and print portfolios of your artwork are welcome, as are artist statements if you have them ready to share and there is time.  We strongly recommend you have all files and images ready in a folder on your computer or a physical portfolio prepared for the reviewer ahead of time. WiFi will be available for online portfolios and websites, but be prepared with a folder of images on your laptop in case of unexpected technology challenges.
Each review session will last 15 minutes. Depending on the number of CoCA members participating, you may have more than one opportunity to sit with various reviewers. We guarantee one reviewer minimum and will try our best to fit in as many reviews as we can within the time allotted.

The reviewers are all local art experts, including:

  • June Sekiguchi, independent curator and a founding member of the artEAST Art Center and METHOD Gallery
  • Ruthie V, a painter whose work has been exhibited at the Bellevue Arts Museum, the Bellingham Arts Museum, and CORE Gallery, and founder of the Seattle Artist League
  • Katy Hannigan, Program Manager at Artist Trust, supporting artists in their creative and professional endeavors
  • Marge Levy, ceramicist, former executive director of the Pilchuck Glass School, and first woman president of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
  • Suzanne Walker, PhD, a lecturer at the Seattle Artist League and grants expert

Want to come but haven’t renewed your membership? Go to
Spots are limited, so sign up early. We look forward to seeing your work!

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Give Big 2018


GIVEBIG is Wednesday, May 9 from 12am to 11:59pm

CoCA's GIVEBIG Celebration, May 9 from 5pm to 9pm
at Jewelbox Theater, 2322 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

About GIVEBIG: link
CoCA's GiveBig Page: link
Donate: link

GiveBIG is an annual online giving event supporting local nonprofits that make our community a better place to live and CoCA is pleased to be a part of this community. Our GiveBIG goal is $7500 and every dollar up to $3750 will be matched by Elysian Brewing!

Donations made by art lovers and supporters help CoCA provide a safe place of belonging for all. Artists courageously ask the important questions in life and CoCA serves as a sanctuary for those voices and the people that hear them. Every time we choose to listen and uplift the courageous, the community around us gets healthier, braver and more vibrant.

**Join us on May 9 from 5-9pm at Jewel Box Theatre, 2322 2nd Ave in downtown Seattle, for a community celebration of some awesome GiveBIG nonprofits including CoCA. CoCA member and artist, Kree Arvanitas, a.k.a. HennaDervish will be giving henna tattoos for donors at the $25 level and above! 

**All GiveBIG donors will be invited to a VIP reception on June 6 at CoCA for a fun celebration and preview of the upcoming exhibit, "Painters Who Fucking Know How to Paint."

Please join these artists and art lovers in their support of CoCA during GiveBIG and help us maintain the #CoCASanctuary For All! You can pledge your love now with the pre-giving option here:

As a student at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, I won first prize in a juried student-art show for my sculpture. The winner got to show at CoCA! It was EVERYTHING to me, validation, respect, and hope. Soon after, I had to put my artistic dreams on hold to raise my daughter and see her successfully through college. And now, 25 years later I started doing my fine art again and entered the 2018 CoCA Creativity Persists juried show. My sculpture was chosen to be in the show! Once again, it Is EVERYTHING to me, validations, respect, and hope.
— Patti Curtis
CoCA has been instrumental in allowing me to see myself as an artist. The opportunity to be in the show Math n Art and the Members’ Showcase, and the encouragement from the CoCA community, has given me the confidence to create and showcase new projects and to participate in a series of fascinating and enriching conversations.
— Jayadev Athreya
CoCA was there for me when raw emotions needed funneling and thankfully, creating and being part of this art community was the path I took. It continues to be an organization that while demanding excellence, does not discourage experimentation.
— Juan Alonso-Rodriguez
The people that come to CoCA every day create a sanctuary that I truly value. CoCA was the first place in Seattle that I felt I belonged. I related to not only the shows that were presented but created lifelong bonds with the people who helped make them happen.
— Megan Glasscock
CoCA for me has been a place for contemporary art to flourish in Seattle. And to give local artists a place for their voices to be heard.
— Ellen Hochberg
The artists who love and support CoCA are the people you want to know because they’re the ones who will fight for you. It is with immense pride I say, I am now one of them.
— Rohena Alam Kahn

Please join these artists and art lovers in their support of CoCA during GiveBIG and help us maintain the #CoCASanctuary For All!

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