Storefronts UN[contained]
Sep
2
to Dec 25

Storefronts UN[contained]

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Storefronts UN[contained] is a new artist in residence program that supports artists of color and aims to create a platform for community dialogue around critical social issues

CALL FOR ARTISTS
We are seeking 1 - 2 nationally recognized artists to be a part of this residency. Housing and additional artist stipends
may be available. Follow the link here to apply!

CoCA presents an expanded version of their CoCA Lab Artist in Residence Program which directly supports underserved artists with 1-2 month residencies in an 8’x20’ shipping container, as well as financial support. A partnership with Shunpike and 225 Roy LLC, Storefronts UN[contained], will begin in late August and run through December, 2017.

The Storefronts UN[contained] residency program is designed to support 12 socially engaged artists from a variety of disciplines that celebrate cultural diversity to explore themes of racial equity and social justice among others. As an organization that presents contemporary artists, CoCA’s aim is to create a platform that will spark community dialogue around critical social issues of today.

From September to October CoCA will extend Anastacia-Renee Tolbert’s residency and host two new artists, Eliaichi Kimaro and Juliana Kang Robinson.

Anastacia-Renee Tolbert’s will be presenting their work Do You See What You Steal? - a visual and literary response to gentrification, appropriation and the multilayered and systemic death of the black woman. The work is a combination of art, text, poetry and photography created by Tolbert and curated by Rezina Habtemariam.

Juliana Kang will be showing her work Han San which is Korean for “One Mountain” – a site specific installation exploring power dynamics in society composed of small colorful fabric pieces and scaffolding in the formation of a large mound.

Eliaichi Kimaro will be presenting The Truth Has No Borders an immersive installation exploring themes of identity, belonging, cultural inheritance and legacy. The Truth Has No Borders is an expansion of Kimaro’s multi-award winning film A lot Like You.

Storefronts UN[contained] is made possible with the support of 225 Roy LLC, Elysian Brewing and Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

About CoCA
CoCA serves the Pacific Northwest as a catalyst and forum for the advancement, development and understanding of Contemporary Art. CoCA has been a vital part of contemporary art in the Northwest for 35 years, and has operated galleries and produced events throughout the Seattle area.

About Center Steps Residential
Center Steps is planned to be a mixed use, mixed income residential property that intentionally integrates residential and open spaces with the Uptown Community. The developer, Barrientos, on behalf of 225 Roy LLC, has been an active participant in integrated arts projects for many years and have been collaborating closely with the Uptown Arts and Culture Committee (UACC) to activate the site prior to the start of construction. UACC was influential in developing the site program with Sara Everett, the Barrientos representative, who is also Board President of CoCA. The collaboration between Shunpike, CoCA, UACC and the Developer is a model of how good community collaboration can result in great ideas.

About UACC
Uptown Aliance Arts + Culture Committee serves as a community connector and catalyst for this project and for future projects. UACC’s objective is to activate the all art forms within Uptown and to create more space (both permanent and transitional) for arts and culture, in the vibrant and expanding Uptown theatre, arts and culture community.

About Shunpike
Shunpike’s mission is to provide artists with the services, resources and opportunities they need to forge their own paths to sustainable success. Shunpike envisions a community where independent artists and arts groups thrive, creatively and economically, and where their work is widely valued as fundamental to the cultural, social and economic wellbeing of Washington State.

Calendar Listing:
CoCA Storefronts UN[contained]
One time open house and artist reception, October 21, 2017, 11:30am – 3:30pm
3rd Ave N between Mercer and Roy St, Seattle, WA 98109

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August-September | Inaugural Residency Artists | Storefronts UN[contained]

August-September | Inaugural Residency Artists | Storefronts UN[contained]

 
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Nov
25
11:30 AM11:30

Storefronts UN[contained] Artist Reception

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Storefronts UN[contained] is a new artist in residence program that supports artists of color and aims to create a platform for community dialogue around critical social issues

Join us for an artist reception at 3rd Ave N between Mercer and Roy St featuring the October artists in residence for CoCA and Shunpike's Storefronts UN[contained] - a new artist in residence program designed to support 12 socially engaged artists from a variety of disciplines that celebrate cultural diversity and explore themes of racial equity and social justice, among others. 

November featured artists in residence:
Imani Sims believes in the healing power of words and the transformational nuance of the human story. Imani is committed to sharing her story, bearing witness to marginalized stories, and creating spaces for the oppressed to share through artistic expression.

Zane Suarez is an artist born and raised in Seattle, WA. A child of the Filipinx diaspora, their work aims to explore the intersection of identity, history, and community while decolonizing the art space

Imana Gunawan is a Texas-born Indonesian and Seattle-based storyteller, multimedia journalist, and dance artist. She has performed on- and off-stage in Washington and Jakarta since 2011, and taught in Seattle, Jakarta, and Amman, Jordan.

A partnership between CoCA, Shunpike and 225 Roy LLC, Storefronts UN[contained] is additionally made possible with the support of Elysian Brewing and the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

About CoCA
CoCA serves the Pacific Northwest as a catalyst and forum for the advancement, development, and understanding of Contemporary Art. CoCA has been a vital part of contemporary art in the Northwest for 35 years, and has operated galleries and produced events throughout the Seattle area.

About Center Steps Residential
Center Steps is planned to be a mixed-use, mixed-income residential property that intentionally integrates residential and open spaces with the Uptown Community. The developer, Barrientos, on behalf of 225 Roy LLC, has been an active participant in integrated arts projects for many years and have been collaborating closely with the Uptown Arts and Culture Committee (UACC) to activate the site prior to the start of construction. UACC was influential in developing the site program with Sara Everett, the Barrientos representative, who is also Board President of CoCA. The collaboration between Shunpike, CoCA, UACC and the Developer is a model of how good community collaboration can result in great ideas.

About UACC
Uptown Alliance Arts + Culture Committee serves as a community connector and catalyst for this project and for future projects. UACC’s objective is to activate all art forms within Uptown and to create more space (both permanent and transitional) for arts and culture, in the vibrant and expanding Uptown theatre, arts and culture community.

About Shunpike
Shunpike’s mission is to provide artists with the services, resources, and opportunities they need to forge their own paths to sustainable success. Shunpike envisions a community where independent artists and arts groups thrive, creatively and economically, and where their work is widely valued as fundamental to the cultural, social and economic well-being of Washington State.

Calendar Listing:
CoCA Storefronts UN[contained]

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Saturday, November 25th, 2017, 11:30am – 3:30pm
Location: Three shipping containers across from Seattle Center on 3rd Ave N between Mercer and Roy St in the Uptown Neighborhood

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Dispossessed
Nov
30
to Jan 13

Dispossessed

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Dispossessed

Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) is excited to present Cathy McClure, multi-media artist with a background in metal design who typically works in sterling silver, copper, bronze, and steel. Additionally, she has a preoccupation with engineering, mechanical toys and the discrepancy between America’s Dream of our techno-future and the actual state of it. Her latest body of work highlighted at CoCA involves the deconstruction and reinvention of toys.

“Hands wielding scissors, I massacre discarded motor-driven robotic plush toys, eviscerating them through a Geppetto-like taxidermy until I get down into the guts... Skinning my "Bots" to the bone, all that remains are their various articulated plastic limbs and bodily armature, which contains the preserved mechanisms that gave these once-cuddly Elmos, elephants, Mickeys and monkeys their life-like movement and sound.” -Cathy McClure

In times past, the future was an unfamiliar and magical place filled with technology. The Digital Kids generation’s post-toy life leans more toward apathy and bewilderment at a screen over jubilance and exhilaration found in play. Additionally, while Toys R Us files for bankruptcy* and Super Mario takes over the screens of millions of children this holiday season, we are left surrounded by a grossly abundant supply of the dispossessed and forgotten. McClure’s uniquely engineered and gold-leafed bots have led her to the place where the discarded are discovered and reinvented amidst her clever curiosity and a sheer joy for the darker side of play.

Mickey Twelve-Pack is part of the Moss Bureau exhibit MICKEY HARDWIRED at the METHOD Gallery exhibited in 2014, video credit: Cathy Mcclure 

 

 

 

McClure received the Betty Bowen Award and received her MFA from the University of Washington in 1997. She has had solo shows at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the Bellevue Arts Museum and has exhibited widely, including the Henry Art Gallery, the Milton Hershey School Museum, and Art Miami Basel.  She is currently represented by Edelman Arts and Moss in New York, New York.  She lives in West Seattle with her husband and lots of various parts and pieces of mechanical toys acquired at local thrift stores.

Join us for the opening reception during Pioneer Square Artwalk on Thursday, December 7 from 6-9pm.

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

 

 

 

Calendar Listing: Cathy McClure: Dispossessed

Opening reception on Thursday, December 7, 6pm – 9pm, as part of Pioneer Square ArtWalk

Exhibition opens November 30, 2017 and runs through Saturday, January 13, 2018.  

Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11 am – 6pm.

 

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2017 CoCA Legacy: Marathon and Auction
Nov
2
to Nov 3

2017 CoCA Legacy: Marathon and Auction

Looking forward to seeing you at our biggest event of the year! Every year, we host a very exciting 24-hour art marathon followed by an auction. This event reaches thousands and draws hundreds of artists and art lovers together. This year, our celebration of contemporary art will commence on November 2, 2017 when over 20 artists embark on a 24-hour journey where they paint, draw, hammer, solder, collage, spray, twist and wax their way to over 100 new works of art.
 

What's the theme this year, you ask? Well, it's called the 2017 CoCA Legacy in honor of our 25th year of putting on this exciting and dynamic event. It’s our Silver Remix, recalling CoCA's remarkable history. We will be inviting some of our amazing artist alumni along with some of the greatest emerging and established artists to join us on this creative collaboration. 
 

On Thursday, November 2 from 6-9pm, we're having an Art Preview Party at Elysian Fields (thank you, Elysian Brewing!) on 1st Ave S. during the Pioneer Square 1st Thursday Art Walk. The public is invited to preview the in-progress works.

On Friday, November 3, the freshly minted works of art will be auctioned off by our amazing auctioneer Laura Michalek!


Check out our 2017 CoCA Legacy: Marathon and Auction Event page here for more information on tickets, artists, and more!

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Additional Thanks to:

Audi Seattle
Glazer's Camera
New Roots Organics
Cupcake Royale, Madrona
Essential Baking Company
Irwin's Bakery
Top Pot Doughnuts, Capitol Hill
Le Fournil French Bakery
Caffe Ladro
Top Pot Doughnuts, 3rd & Columbia
Brimmer & Healtap

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CoCA Legacy Exhibition
Oct
5
to Nov 18

CoCA Legacy Exhibition

Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) proudly presents “CoCA Legacy” featuring a small selection of influential artists from the thousands of significant contemporary artists it has had the pleasure of working with in its rich 36-year history.

Since its inception in 1981, a robust creativity has shaped CoCA's legacy, community, and the ongoing notion of what contemporary art is to the region and world. The exhibition seeks to celebrate the diverse range of artists that represent CoCA's legacy best: those who are fiercely independent and experimental, with an unapologetically rough hewn nature, and often with an equally bold political statement. 

While CoCA has served thousands of artists in 36 years, visitors are invited to relive a small slice of CoCA’s best and brightest in this retrospective exhibition. The exhibition will include work from notable artists such as Laurie Anderson, James Turrell, Paul Rucker, Mary Ann Peters, Gary Hill, Juan Alonso-Rodriguez, Alice Wheeler, Doug Jeck, Judith Kindler, Michael Spafford, Elizabeth Sandvig, Annie Sprinkle, and Chuck Close among others.

In sharing this experience, CoCA hopes not only to celebrate its robust archives and the pedigree of Contemporary Art in Seattle, but also to catalyze CoCA's future legacy of-as the name suggests and the exhibition will showcase-Seattle's epicenter on contemporary art.  

CoCA Legacy is made possible with support from 4Culture, Greg Kucera Gallery, Traver Gallery and Elysian Brewing.

 
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Calendar Listing: CoCA Legacy

Opening reception on Thursday, October 5, 6pm – 9pm, for Pioneer Square ArtWalk.
Private VIP Event at the gallery on Tuesday, October 17 6pm - 8pm
Second reception on Thursday, November 2, 6pm – 8pm, for Pioneer Square ArtWalk.

Exhibition opens Thursday, October 5 and runs through Saturday, November 18.  
Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11am - 6pm.


Don't forget to join us November 2-3 for our CoCA Legacy Art Marathon & Auction
Purchase your tickets here

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Spontaneous Combustion
Sep
7
to Sep 30

Spontaneous Combustion

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Spontaneous Combustion

An explosion of two performative installations simultaneously critiquing power and elitism found in the contemporary (art) world. Made up of two groups of multidisciplinary artists, this exhibition explores power dynamics through performative research, institutional intervention, and an overload of sensory experiences.

Eastern Washington artists and educators, Peter Christenson and Phillip Mudd, collaborate on their project "Juried Performance,” an ongoing inquiry into the symbols, processes, and systems associated with institutionalized power and the hegemonic elite. Revolving primarily around a collection of recorded parasuicidal rituals that occurred in front of an absentee jury, the project analogizes the “juried art competition” to today’s sociopolitical climate. Videos of these performances were then mailed to nine well-known contemporary art institutions, essentially forcing review of the uncommissioned performances. The artists will perform during Pioneer Square’s artwalk.

Also in the exhibition is Desearch Repartment, an anonymous art team from Canada, the US and Germany that questions cultural and economic power through their creation of a conceptualized world in which the prison industrialized complex and performative art collide. The group appropriates the hyper capitalist world using an ever expanding universe of social practice, text-based manifestations, fake products, marketing gimmicks, famous people’s faces and more. Inhabiting the Desearch world translates into the practice of their “exercise program,” YAGA; navigating and becoming a part of an online group, “State of Exceptional (SOE) Webnation;” and integrates these in a performance experiment with costumes, movement, narration, projections and the SOE online activities and digital imagery. They aim to critically examine the relationship between embodiment and identification within digital capitalism.

“Through the various levels of YAGA, from Ground Zero to level 2001+, our Shock-Awes will awaken, we’ll free the inner artist, and we will discover Torture Compassion, a solution to the problem of world suffering through private, individual enactment of self-torture which exonerates us from unconscious guilt and responsibility. YAGA creates flexibility, especially in the neck area, so we can say yes to everything. Areas of tension are where Free Radicals congregate. Saying yes with a flexible neck creates Whi flow and makes it is possible to bend reality around your mind.” -Desearch Repartment

Public performances by both groups will occur on Thursday, September 7th beginning at 7pm

Calendar Listing: Spontaneous Combustion

Opening reception on Thursday, September 7, 6pm – 9pm, as part of Pioneer Square ArtWalk.

Exhibition opens September 7 and runs through September 30.

Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11am – 6pm.

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New Mystics: Yenom Wen
Aug
3
to Aug 26

New Mystics: Yenom Wen

New Mystics: Yenom Wen 

From August 3rd - August 26th Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) presents “Yenom Wen” featuring work from the Pacific Northwest artist collective, New Mystics. As a body politic, the New Mystics collect degenerates of diverse disciplines: sign painting, screen printing, graffiti, performance, photography, dance, jewelry-making, street art, fabrication, tattooing, music production, painting, DJ’s & MC’s producers and experimental musicians.

Individually and collectively New Mystics seeks to fill a spiritual void created by late capitalism and consumer narcissism thru reconnecting with mystery, myth and mysticism. They seek the beating heart of the city, the origin of poetry, and the landscape of dreams. For this exhibition, they explore what we discard, where we find value, and where we find “coolness.” The show will navigate the space between being complicit in the current homeless struggle and reflecting one’s disconnection between detritus and desire.

Seen in the mirrored view, the exhibition title, Yenom Wen, reads “New Money,” and reflects not only the seemingly-reversed morals of materialistic consumer culture, but also highlights the ease with which we are blind to problems directly in front of us. Having a preoccupation with “money” and “newness,” consumers can easily miss the obvious disparities in our times, which cast products—as well as people outside of this consumer culture—as disposable.

Yenom Wen is made possible with support from 4Culture and Elysian Brewing.

Calendar Listing:

Yenom Wen

Opening reception at 114 Third Ave S. on Thursday, August 3, 6pm-9pm.

Exhibition opens August 3 and runs through Saturday, August 26.

Public gallery hours, Thursday - Saturday, 11am-6pm.

Private Seattle Art Fair VIP event on Sunday, August 6, 10am-12pm.

 

 Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11am – 6pm.

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CoCA at the Seattle Art Fair: August 3-6, 2017
Aug
3
to Aug 6

CoCA at the Seattle Art Fair: August 3-6, 2017

CoCA at the Seattle Art Fair

Visit CoCA at Seattle Art Fair's Cultural Partner Booth August 3-6, 2017 located in the lobby of the Theater (SE corner inside CenturyLink Event Center) and pick up a limited edition Art Bingo Map.  A poster, a map and a game in one, players can get some awesome prizes at Elysian Fields on 1st Ave S. including a free entree or appetizer. Plus this will be your go-to resource for all the galleries and arts-friendly businesses in Pioneer Square.  We love our neighborhood!

2 for 1 MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL
During Art Fair weekend only you can take advantage of our 2 for 1 membership special! Receive a free CoCA membership at the $40 level when a new membership at that level and above is purchased from August 4-7. Already a member? Bring a friend to sign up and get yours renewed for free or go halfsies, either way a screaming deal, and remember it includes access to our free online member directory. We've heard such great feedback that this networking resource has connected artists with curators, contemporary art lovers and other artists across the globe.

Seattle Art Fair Tickets | Enjoy Special Member Discount
CoCA is a proud Cultural Partner of the Seattle Art Fair and delighted to offer our supporters a 20% discount on Seattle Art Fair tickets including single-day, three-day and Beneficiary Preview tickets.

Purchase your tickets online* here: http://seattleartfair.com/tickets/coca
 
For more information on the Seattle Art Fair visit http://seattleartfair.com/ and follow @SeattleArtFair on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
 
*Discount is only redeemable online.
 

OPENING NIGHT
Thursday, August 3, 2017
5:30pm - 9:00pm | Beneficiary Preview

PUBLIC FAIR HOURS
Friday, August 4, 2017 | 11:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday, August 5, 2017 | 11:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday, August 6, 2017 | 12:00pm - 6:00pm

CoCA TK Building | 114 Third Ave. S
Thursday, August 3, 2017, 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Artists' Reception
Friday, August 4, 2017, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, August 5, 2017, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, August 6, 2017, 10:00am - 12:00pm | Private Seattle Art Fair VIP event

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CoCA Gener8
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

CoCA Gener8

CoCA Gener8 is a catalyst for new artist projects that *generate* work in a unique, short term, large-scale office space. The eight artists who were selected to have 24/7 access to the large studio space (which is near Elysian Brewing on Capitol Hill) May 17 through June 15.

Join us from 6-9pm on July 13th during the Capitol Hill Art Walk at 1300 E. Pike St. to see what they are up to.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Beer Sponsor: Elysian Brewing 


Kamari Bright
Wyly Astley
Amina Maya
Dylan Tucker
Makena Gadient
Jean Bradbury
Melanie Voytovich
Stefan Gonzales
Jazz Mom

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Opening Reception of Sarah Fetterman: Past Selves
Jul
6
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception of Sarah Fetterman: Past Selves

Sarah Fetterman: Past Selves 

From June 17 to July 29, we will feature artist Sarah Fetterman, a welder and woodworker, with collaborators Hannah Simmons, a digital artist who utilizes coding and dance, and Jack Christoforo, a software designer. Past Selves is a multi-sensory experience through performance and technology with an additive memory arc that runs through the 6-week exhibit.

In Past Selves performances, Simmons will be covered in flour and her movement in the gallery recorded via black tar paper on the walls. As she moves, a white powdery shadow of her body is left in her wake, the flour capturing the back of a leg leading to the ghost of her foot’s arch and the curve of her shoulder as she turns.

At an angle to the performance, a viewer interacts by inserting both elbows into bronze armrests and the natural conductivity of the human body completes the circuit between skin and sculpture, activating a camera to record the performance and room. 

By recording viewings, a memory is generated which is continually overwritten. Simmons’ software layers each recorded “memory” over the previous recordings to form a single ghostly record. With each performance, Simmons’ repetitive actions will meld into previous ones, stabilizing her presence in memory and video recording. The final recording revealing only the blackness of the walls and the flour traces, with a jacket sleeve here, a peering neck there—blurring back to the unseen beginning. The oil from skin transforms the bronze with a patina, storing the memory of the individual in the material of the sculpture as well.

The team's premiere performance of Past Selves on Saturday, June 17 at 4pm will be a private and exclusive event with light hors d'oeuvres and a refreshing beverage courtesy of Sparkle Donkey Tequila for donors at the $100 level and above.  Donate now and make sure you are a part of this unique event! 

A second public presentation of this contemporary art event will be held on Thursday, July 6 from 6-9pm. Join us during artwalk in July for a second performance by Simmons at 7pm.

Sarah Fetterman: A Seattle-based welder and woodworker, Fetterman is a multidisciplinary performative sculptor with a focus on interactive, contemporary art experiences. Since graduating from Bennington College in2014, she has received numerous awards and recognitions including the 2016 Pratt Award and an upcoming Vermont Studio Art Awards Residency, as well as an International Residency in Can Serrat, Barcelona in 2018.

Hannah Simmons: Boston native, Seattle-based choreographer and performer. She graduated from Bennington College with a degree in Mathematics and Dance. Before migrating to Seattle, Hannah was a company member with José Mateo Ballet Theatre (Boston) and had the privilege of spending several months with The Forsythe Company (Frankfurt, Germany) through an educational exchange. She currently performs with Seattle-based companies Coriolis Dance and House of Verlaine. Hannah has also performed with Anna Conner + Co, PE|Mo, and Daniel Roberts, among others. Her choreographic work has been supported by Velocity’s Bridge Project, Arts Incubator at Cornish Playhouse, and Artist Trust.

Jack Christoforo: Seattle-based software developer. As the technical collaborator, he wrote the code for Past Selves as well as designed and implemented the hardware and interactive controls. Christoforo began learning code the summer after 8th grade. He graduated UVM in2012 with a degree in Computer Science with a minor in Chinese. Christoforo is currently an after school teacher at Creative Coding Camps for children in kindergarten through 6th grade.

Calendar Listing:

Sarah Fetterman: Past Selves 

Private event: Premiere performance on June 17 at 4pm for donors at $100+.

Opening reception and performance on Thursday, July 6, 6pm – 9pm, as part of Pioneer Square Art Walk.

Exhibition opens to public June 22 and runs through July 29.

 

Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11am – 6pm.

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Call for Artists: CoCA Sketchbook 2 - Marginalized: Edges and Gutters
Jun
30
12:00 AM00:00

Call for Artists: CoCA Sketchbook 2 - Marginalized: Edges and Gutters

CoCA is delighted to offer our members the CoCA Sketchbook, a CoCA publication with (mostly) blank pages for notes and sketches. The second in a series, Marginalized: Edges and Gutters, will thematically explore what it means to exist on the periphery and literally push artwork to the boundaries of the printed page.

This call explores what it means to exist on the periphery. Selected artwork will bleed off the edges, fit in the margins, or be intentionally censored in the center of the page. Artists from a wide range of perspectives and backgrounds are encouraged to submit work which expresses the concept of marginalization in our communities, politics, galleries, and institutions. By redacting areas of visual information in the printing process, the catalog seeks to start a dialogue addressing how voices are seen, heard, and represented.

CoCA Sketchbook 1

Submission Details

This call is for current CoCA members. Selected artists received a copy of the sketchbook and a discount on additional copies.

 Attach up to 3 b+w/grayscale images only

  • ·Label submitted images: LastName_First_01_Title.jpg
  • ·Size to300 dpi, jpg, grayscale mode, 1920 on the longest side

Email your proposal to submissions@cocaseattle.org

Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017

“It is a very exciting project. It helps me think about my work from a new perspective. I am looking forward to participating more collaborative projects with CoCA." -- Zihan Liang, Sketchbook 1
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Sarah Fetterman: Past Selves
Jun
22
to Jul 27

Sarah Fetterman: Past Selves

Photo courtesy of Thomas Clapper with illum.


Sarah Fetterman: Past Selves 

From June 17 to July 27, we will feature artist Sarah Fetterman, a welder and woodworker, with collaborators Hannah Simmons, a digital artist who utilizes coding and dance, and Jack Christoforo, a software designer. Past Selves is a multi-sensory experience through performance and technology with an additive memory arc that runs through the 6-week exhibit.

In Past Selves performances, Simmons will be covered in flour and her movement in the gallery recorded via black tar paper on the walls. As she moves, a white powdery shadow of her body is left in her wake, the flour capturing the back of a leg leading to the ghost of her foot’s arch and the curve of her shoulder as she turns.

At an angle to the performance, a viewer interacts by inserting both elbows into bronze armrests and the natural conductivity of the human body completes the circuit between skin and sculpture, activating a camera to record the performance and room. 

By recording viewings, a memory is generated which is continually overwritten. Simmons’ software layers each recorded “memory” over the previous recordings to form a single ghostly record. With each performance, Simmons’ repetitive actions will meld into previous ones, stabilizing her presence in memory and video recording. The final recording revealing only the blackness of the walls and the flour traces, with a jacket sleeve here, a peering neck there—blurring back to the unseen beginning. The oil from skin transforms the bronze with a patina, storing the memory of the individual in the material of the sculpture as well.

The team's premiere performance of Past Selves on Saturday, June 17 at 4pm will be a private and exclusive event with light hors d'oeuvres and a refreshing beverage courtesy of Sparkle Donkey Tequila for donors at the $100 level and above.  Donate now and make sure you are a part of this unique event! 

A second public presentation of this contemporary art event will be held on Thursday, July 6 from 6-9pm. Join us during artwalk in July for a second performance by Simmons at 7pm.

Calendar Listing:

Sarah Fetterman: Past Selves 

Private event: Premiere performance on June 17 at 4pm for donors at $100+.

Opening reception and performance on Thursday, July 6, 6pm – 9pm, as part of Pioneer Square Art Walk.

Exhibition opens to public June 22 and runs through July 27.

Press: 06/29/2017 Seattle Times

Gallery hours are Thursday-Saturday, 11am – 6pm.

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Mizzonk: The Constant
May
4
to Jun 10

Mizzonk: The Constant

Image courtesy of Mizzonk. 
Natural Sand, 72" x 44" installed on concrete floor
A temporary stillness cast in sand, however beautiful, might vanish in a swipe. “Nothing and Everything” intends to illuminate that moment, a solitary moment to question if there is meaning in the impermanent nature of life. 

The Constant                                                                       Mizzonk with Wan-Yi Lin and Roger Chen

From May 4 through June 10, 2017, we are excited to present Mizzonk, the artist team (husband and wife, Architecture and MFA) of Wan-Yi Lin and Roger Chen. Based in the Greater Vancouver Area of BC, Canada, these two talents have art and design backgrounds that have involved creating art and installations that invoke a sense of mindfulness and the notion of "being." 

“MIZZONK,” a name inspired by a monk’s devotion to contemplation and his work, is an award-winning collaborative art and design studio based in the Greater Vancouver Area.

Mizzonk's work evokes the senses and stimulates the relationship between one's inner world and the connection to one's outer world. Both founders believe that a person's relationships with others and with the world start with an introspective view and the exploration of the inner self.

Subjects in Mizzonk's art include consciousness, introspection, human nature, the human condition, memories and identity.

In a stripped-down, minimal and timeless appearance, Mizzonk's art invites the viewer to engage. It creates conversation, invites imagination and calls for contemplation.

Join us for the opening reception during Pioneer Square Artwalk on Thursday, May 4 from 6-9pm.
All events at CoCA in Pioneer Square: 114 Third Avenue South, Seattle, 98104 

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Feb
12
4:00 PM16:00

Make America Create Again: CoCA 2017 Members' Show

Image: Record-breaking numbers turned out for the opening reception of 35 Live: CoCA's 35th Anniversary Members' Show in 2016. We can't wait to celebrate number 36 with you!

Image: Record-breaking numbers turned out for the opening reception of 35 Live: CoCA's 35th Anniversary Members' Show in 2016. We can't wait to celebrate number 36 with you!

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 are thrilled to welcome Deborah Paine, Senior Curator for Seattle Office of Arts & Culture as Guest Juror for this year’s members’ show.

Simply update your membership and create a portfolio of images in CoCA's online directory, which is FREE for members to be included. 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. Final spring dates and other locations announced soon.  
 
Deadline to get your directory page up for review is Sunday, February 12 at midnight.  Renew, upgrade or review your membership today. Questions to info@cocaseattle.org.

Calendar of Events

Deadline to apply: Sunday, February 12 at midnight

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Feb
11
3:30 PM15:30

Kin.der.garten of light

CoCA Lab: Artist in Residence Program
Featuring Kin·der·gar·ten of Light

Saturday, February 11, 2017 6-9pm

In the same way kids want to try, do and touch everything, the GlowFi team wanted to do and create everything with light. Too many choices and too much energy means GlowFi is creating an eclectic collection of new and experiential light art with multiple ways to interact with light. This exhibit will feature new technologies with “side glow fiber optics” that look a bit like neon (but much more fun), a Throne of Light you can sit in, interactive projection art, fun things to play with and new ideas with light. This garden of light promises to inspire your inner child.

GlowFi is a collection of light art by Josh and Liz Larsen. More about GlowFi can be found at http://GlowFiArt.com.

All CoCA Lab events held at CoCA UN[contained]
6555 5th Avenue S, Seattle
Part of the Georgetown Art Attack

About CoCA Lab Artists in Residence Program

CoCA Lab provides individual artists or artist teams the opportunity to transform our space into a living art laboratory. Artists are invited by CoCA curators and have included international artist Dr. Phoebe Ching Ying Man (Hong Kong), Brooklyn-based installation artist Aaron Asis, performance artist Ezra Dickinson, installation artist Cait Willis, sound artist Nat Evans, installation artist Michelle de la Vega, performance artist ilvs strauss, multimedia installation artist Trina Cooper, composer Jovino Santos Neta, fiber and installation artist Wyly Astley, filmmaker Adam Sekuler, installation artist Celeste Cooning, performance artist Carl Lawrence, rock'n'roll band Marion Walker, Seattle artist and interventionist,Suzanne Morlock, indigenous installation artist Christine Babic, and many others since the program's inception in April 2014.

CoCA Lab is supported, in part, by an award from , Seattle Foundation, individual donors and CoCA members.

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Feb
2
to Feb 25

"HEAR OUR VOICE" VISUAL ART SELECTIONS FEATURED IN THE WOMEN'S MARCH ON WASHINGTON AND IN SEATTLE

FEBRUARY 2 – 25, 2017


SIGN PREPPING PARTY FOR SEATTLE WOMXN'S MARCH
JANUARY 20, 2017 6 - 8 pm or until finished 


D.C. isn't the only march getting great images for Saturday! In addition to showing the visual work in the Pioneer Square gallery in February (scroll down for more details), CoCA will be disseminating 900 free posters for Seattle's Womxn's March. Join us on Friday January 20, 2017 6-8 p.m. to help add handles to our double-sided signs so they can be held proudly up above the crowd! 

Supplies needed!

  • Thin, long material for handles; roughly 2"W x 24"L wooden slats, paint stir sticks and long cardboard tubes will work great;
  • hot glue guns, glue sticks and duct tape

Alternatively, support CoCA to help do even more for this effort at our website. Thanks in advance for your support!

FREE SIGNS FROM CoCA & AMPLIFIER FOUNDATION
The majority of signs will be available at Judkins Park starting at 8:30 a.m., but you can also come by CoCA to pick yours up at the sign prepping party. Stay tuned for other locations and opportunities to pick up the signs!


Seattle is the only location other than D.C. that will have these images prominently available. Be sure to join us for this gathering of creativity, activism and amazing, empowered voices through art!
@ CoCA 114 Third Ave S., Seattle 98104

 

 

CoCA is proud to feature artists from across America in “Hear Our Voice,” an exhibition and partnership with The Amplifier Foundation that features visual messaging used to amplify the voices of women and supporters of the monumental grassroots movement and post-inauguration marches. Artworks from two Amplifier campaigns “that capture the shared humanity of our diverse America” will be the visual messaging for marches occurring in DC and Seattle and CoCA will feature over 75 images and video of the activations at their Seattle gallery this February. A panel discussion featuring local and national artists and organizations that utilize art as activism is scheduled for Saturday, February 4 at Noon at CoCA, 114 Third Ave South in Seattle's Pioneer Square.

Over 40,000 posters and nine large-scale banners from two campaigns will be created by Amplifier Foundation and carried by participants in the Women’s March on Washington in DC. Additionally, Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art will disseminate 900 of these artworks to march participants in Seattle and produce a public street art campaign from the Amplifier projects.

One of the projects includes artwork by Shepard Fairey, Jessica Sabogal, and Ernesto Yerena titled, We the People, in response to issues of “hate, fear, and open racism” raised in the current political atmosphere. According to Amplifier Foundation, “In the wake of this year’s presidential campaign, un-American things are becoming normalized. This moment calls for new images, to disrupt the rising tide of hate and fear. We the People need to come together under new symbols of hope...our America is one of equal humanity, it does not demean or discriminate….we are resilient.” Text included in the We The People artwork states, “We must be indivisible, we must be greater than fear, we must defend dignity, and we must protect each other.” 

This January, Amplifier also worked alongside Women’s March on Washington (WMW) coordinators for the call for art from women and femme expressive individuals inspired by WMW’s mission and values, “We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families - recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.” From 5,000 submissions from across the US, five were selected to be included in post-inauguration marches and over 75 more will be in CoCA’s February exhibition, Hear Our Voice. Selections were juried by Carmen Perez and Paola Mendoza from the WMWCleo Barnett from the Amplifier Foundation, independent artist Swoon, and Jess X. Snow and Favianna Rodriguez from Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative; the selection process was committed to ensuring that the artwork reflected women and femme expressive people of all backgrounds and residing in the US, yet did not require artists to be US citizens.

POPUP SCREENPRINTING DEMO | EMPOWER PEOPLE THROUGH ART
CoCA’s opening reception from 6-9pm on February 2 will also feature a pop up screen-printing shop with Eric Carnell from Fogland Studios and New Mystics demoing screen printing. Continuing on these artists’ recent CoCA Lab residency RESISTANCE: Art as Advocacy, artists and printers Eric Carnell and NKO will demo guerrilla screen printing techniques featuring posters for local advocacy group, Shout Your Abortion, and posters from the Amplifier campaigns. Carnell and NKO will showcase how, using simple tools and techniques, it's possible to empower people through visual art. Free posters will be available to the public from Fogland Studios and Amplifier Foundation. 


Thursday, February 2, 6-9pm, Opening Reception during Seattle’s 1st Thursday Artwalk
Thursday, February 2, 7-8:30pm, Popup Screenprinting demo with Fogland Studios and NKO

Saturday, Feb. 4 at Noon, Panel Discussion: Art as Advocacy

Exhibition runs February 2-25, 2017

CoCA is located at 114 Third Ave S., Seattle, WA 98116.

                  

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Jan
5
to Jan 28

Laura Rodriguez

Surrealism Part - Fear of the Other 
a collaborative multi-media exhibition and performance by Laura Rodriguez

Final Immersive Public Experience & Closing Party: Saturday, January 28, 3-6pm.

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 5 at 6pm - 9pm.

Exhibition runs through January 28, 2017.

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Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) is proud to present a multi-media experience created by Laura Rodriguez in January entitled, Surrealism Part - Fear of the Other along with collaborating artists Levi Ryan, Scotty Flores, Becca Blackwell, and Ashlyn Fletcher throughout January. Through a Surrealist lens, Laura Rodriguez will create multi-media experiences that explore the complex history of LGBTQ and minority persecution in the past and present. Through choreographed performance and special objects especially created for the show, the space will be in constant transformation and activation throughout the month. Audience participation is encouraged.

In our current political climate, the LGBTQ and Minority communities are being threatened. Racism, xenophobia, homophobia and social injustices are rearing their heads to suppress, oppress and endanger such communities. With so many issues at hand, Laura Rodriguez will utilize creativity as the weapon. 

Pink and black triangles will be a strong visual component in Surrealism Part - Fear of the Other. These reference her intimate examination of Germany during WWII when Nazis’ persecuted millions of Jews and minorities to uphold an ideology to purify German society and uphold the Aryan race. Paragraph 175 of German Criminal Code 1935 was extended to persecute the LGBTQ community during this time and utilized the Pink and Black triangle symbols to define those in concentration camps.

Rodriguez’s work is inspired by the surrealist works of Frida Kahlo, Dorothea Tanning, Leonora Carrington, Leonor Fini, Remedios Varo, Francis Bacon and Salvador Dali. Ridriguez adeptly employs the mysteriousness of a surreal landscape for a beautiful visual organization of layers, meanings and juxtapositions to explore these shocking truths.

Surrealism Part – Fear of the Other is dedicated to the LGBTQ and minority communities that have been persecuted, banned together and pushed back. The show's creation intends to build awareness and propagate a reconstruction for the betterment of humanity.

Opening Reception & Immersive Public Performance: Thursday, January 5, 6-9pm. 
Open Conversation with artists: Saturday, January 7, Noon
Closing Reception: Saturday, January 28, 3-6pm

Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 10:30am-4:30pm
CoCA is located at 114 Third Avenue South, Seattle, WA

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Nov
3
to Nov 26

Considering the Voluntary Absence of God Featuring Robert E. Marx

Intolerance, violence and war in the name of a deity, church, tribe or state have dogged civilization from time immemorial. Robert Marx -as historian, journalist and prophet- comments on the arrogance of power; the exclusivity of the institutions of church and state; the abuse of and by both spouse and child; our own and others' personal fears and insecurities; and on the conventions we have chosen to impose upon ourselves. In light of global affairs today, and particularly in advance of the US presidential election, this work is timely. Viewers are invited not to abandon their beliefs, but for a sober moment at least to consider the voluntary absence of God.

THE ARTIST: Rochester, NY, based artist, Robert Ernst Marx (b. 1925), is a late career artist with an impressive resume . He has been represented locally by Davidson Galleries since 1970. He is also represented in Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New York and in the UK.

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Oct
27
3:30 PM15:30

CoCA New Wave Ball & Auction

CoCA's 24th Annual 24-hour Art Marathon & Auction

Celebrating our 35th Anniversary, we are proud to announce the CoCA New Wave Ball & Auction, our 24th Annual 24-hour Art Marathon and Auction.

About the Art Marathon & Auction:

CoCA’s 24th Annual 24-Hour Art Marathon & Auction is a three-day celebration of contemporary art. Held at the Summit Building in Seattle (420 E Pike St), the events starts at 10am Thursday, November 10 when over 20 artists embark on a 24-hour journey where they paint, draw, collage, spray and wax their way to over 100 new works of art. For this years marathon and auction we are throwing it back to CoCA's first year, 1981. It was the New Wave era. Glam it up and pull on those wristbands, studded belts (and hot pink?)!

THE ARTISTS
We've put together a stellar list of artists for this year's event including: Juli Adams, Zeynep Banu Alev, Crystal Barbre, CASH, Casey Curran, Julie Devine, Jessica Dodge, Braden Duncan, Galvanic Games, Aaron Haba, Gabriel Marquez, Hanna Myers, Kemba Opio, Kyle Rees, Erika Rier, Sara Takako-Skinner, Mackenzie Stratton, Robin Walker, Casey Weldon, Leslie West, Daniel John Williams, and Junko Yamamoto. Plus Daniel Carrillo will be back creating tin-type portraits for you on site during the preview party on Thursday, November 10!

These artists are preparing to paint, cut, design, melt, fabricate, code, photograph, glue, snip, draw, wire, and sew over 100 phenomenal new works of art during the frenetic, controlled chaos that is the CoCA 24-Hour Art Marathon.

Schedule of Events:
On the evening of Thursday, November 10, we hold our popular Art Preview Party during Capitol Hill Art Walk where the public is invited to preview the completed works and hoist a glass of beer in celebration. On Saturday, November 12, these freshly minted works of art will be auctioned off by the indomitable and entertaining auctioneer, Laura Michalek. Guests will be treated to a sumptuous seated dinner.

THE MARATHON
The entire event launches at 10AM on Thursday, November 10 with 24 hours of controlled chaos as 20+ emerging and established artists paint, draw, wax, construct, collage, spray, write and sculpt their way to creating nearly 100 new works of art to be auctioned off at the New Wave Ball & Auction on Saturday, November 12. Everyone is welcome to come watch the artists in action during the Marathon.

Join the ongoing cacophony at the Art Party on Thursday, November 10, from 6-9pm during Capitol Hill Art Walk. Meet the artists and get a peek at works in progress. Admission by donation.

THE AUCTION GALA
On Saturday, November 12 doors open at 5:30pm for CoCA's popular silent and live auctions with the effervescent Laura Michalek, our auctioneer and guide for the evening. While you decide which of the pieces you'll be bidding on, enjoy complimentary tasty beverages from Columbia Winery and Elysian Brewing with a cash bar featuring Sparkle Donkey Tequila. You'll be seated for a sumptuous dinner courtesy of New Roots Organics and Underwood Stables then groove on out the door to the new wave beats of DJ Jesse Milden.

To further our mission to support contemporary art, CoCA offers 50% of all auction sales back to the participating artists so the higher you bid, the more you directly help artists thrive!

TICKETS:

Early Bird Auction Tickets Special: Limited tickets available for $95.00 ($99.32 w/service fee), September 10 through October 1, or for first 75 seats sold.

New Wave Ball and Auction: $140.00 ($145.89 w/service fee)
CoCA's 24th Annual Fundraiser includes silent and live auctions of art, plus seated dinner and drinks

Reserve a Table of Eight Seats: $760.00 ($787.59 w/service fee)
Purchase a table so all eight of your guests can sit together. Best option if you want to reserve best seats in the house plus you get the early bird rate per seat - always!

Support CoCA with a Donation: $50.00 ($50.00 w/service fee) 
Help us reach our Raise the Paddle goal ahead of time and/or in lieu of attending the event.

 SAVE THE DATES:

November 10th and 12th, 2016

CoCA 24-hour Art Marathon Artist Preview Party
November 10, 2016, 6:00pm

CoCA New Wave Ball & Auction
November 12, 2016, 5:30pm

Where: Summit Building 420 E. Pike Street

Out sincerest thanks to our amazing sponsors!:

And as a generous show of their support of the CoCA Art Marathon, our sponsor, Blick Art Materials is offering 15% off of purchases of $25 or more, and 30% off custom framing, Oct 17-Nov 27! Access the coupons here: http://bit.ly/BlickSeattleCoCA2016 
 

 

         

      

 

               

 

Douglas Home Remedy  Dick's Drive-In  New Roots Organics  

Grey Matter Partners, Inc.

Brimmer & Heeltap  Underwood Stables/Ocho  

Cupcake Royale

Essential Baking Company

Irwins Bakery

Morfey's Cake Shop

Metropolitan Market Bakery

The Collage Salon

Ken's Market Greenwood

McQuesten Framing and Fine Art Services

 

  

Volunteer Information
CoCA's 2016 24-Hour Art Marathon & Auction Gala


Some of our incredible volunteers at the 2015 Marathon and Auction. We couldn't do it without you!

We'd love you to be a part of this massive fundraising event for one of Seattle's most colorful arts organizations. Meet new people, learn a new skill or show off your talents, fulfill a philanthropic desire, feel great about supporting living contemporary artists.

Marathon Volunteer Positions

Wednesday, November 9, 7pm - Friday, November 11, 11am 

  • Set-up crew (6-8): Wednesday, 7:30pm-Midnight (or earlier). 
     
  • Administrative Assistant (2): Various times. Should have good computer skills: excellent at Word and Excel. Experience with Photoshop, InDesign, PHP, HTML and Google Drive all a plus.
     
  • Artist Helpers (2) Thursday, 7:30am-11:30am. 
  • Artist/Event Photographers (3) Various shifts available. Help needed Thursday at 10am-Friday at 10am, Saturday, 5:30pm-10pm. 
     
  • Daytime Artists’ Liaison (2) Various shifts available. Help needed Thursday, 10am-Thursday 6pm. 
  • Overnight Artists’ Liaison (2) Various shifts available. Help needed Thursday 9pm through Friday 10am. 
  • Art Party Helpers (6-8) Thursday, 5pm-10:30pm. 
     
  • Sign in Table (3-4) Thursday, 5:30-9pm
     
  • Merchandise Table (1) Thursday, 5:30-9pm
  • Security (2-3) Thursday 5pm-10pm, Saturday 5pm-10:30pm. 

Auction Volunteer Positions

Friday, November 11-Saturday, November 12

All auction volunteers, with the exception of the set up and clean up crews, should be prepared to stay the entire duration of the auction. We will try to schedule you so that you don't have too much down time. Please dress to impress (with appropriate shoes if you're standing). We are currently seeking donations of food for our volunteers; if you have a serious food allergy, please plan on covering your own needs. 

  • Marathon Clean Up/ Auction Set Up (10) Friday, 11:00am-7pm. 
     
  • Technical Assistant (1-2): Friday, 1pm-7pm, Saturday, 1pm-11pm. 
     
  • Art Photographer and Slide Show prep (2) Friday, 11am-completed. 
     
  • Art Photography Support and Art Handler (1-2) Friday, 11am-completed. 
     
  • Art Data Entry (1) Friday, 11am-completed. 
     
  • Event Photographer (2) Time TBD. Must be approved by lead photographer.
  • Administrative Assistant (2): Saturday, 3pm-11pm. 
     
  • Box Office/Door (2-3) Saturday, 5:30pm-9:30pm. 
  • Bar (3) Saturday, 4:30pm-10:00pm. WA State License required.
  • Food Servers (4-6): Saturday, 4:30-10pm. Must have current WA State food handler's card
  • Art Wrappers (6) Saturday, 7p-11pm. Must be fast, have previous art handling experience, be cautious around pieces that are fragile.
  • Coat Check (2) Saturday, 5:30-10:30pm. 
  • Guest Registration & Check-Out  (4) Saturday, 4:30-10:30pm.  Qualities Needed: calm under pressure, quick, warm personality, trouble-shooter, strong organizational skills, multi-tasker, experience with online forms and credit card swipers. 
  • Check-out Expediters (2): Saturday, 7-10:30pm. 
  • Auctioneer Assistant (1): Saturday, 4:30-10:00pm. Run silent and live auction crews (with their crew leaders). Must have previous experience.
  • Auction Spotters (2-4): Saturday, 7 -10:00pm. Qualities Needed: assertive and fun personality, enthusiastic while not disrupting the auction, the auctioneer or bidders, ability to read non-verbal cues, attentive to auctioneer needs, high school pep rally experience helpful but not necessary. This is a standing position.
  • "Vannas" (3-5): Saturday, 7-10:00pm. Carry art onto floor for guests to preview as Auctioneer introduces it. Move across stage/through crowd as bidding occurs, engage with any bidding wars. 
  • Clerk Recorder (3): Saturday, 7-10:00pm. Record all sales made by the Auctioneer. Qualities Needed: strong concentration, focus on one task, ability to ignore outside noise, good with numbers, trouble-shooter, spontaneous, legible writing, ability to complete paperwork.
  • Greeters (2): Saturday, 5-8pm. Welcome auction attendees as they enter the venue. 
  • Runner (2): Saturday, 7-10:00pm. Serve as a point person for the Auctioneer. Qualities Needed: overall sense of auction organization, staff, volunteers, and facility layout, ability to problem-solve, assertive and organized, fast mover.
     
  • Silent Auction Monitors (2-3) Saturday, 5-9:30pm
     
  • Security (2-3) Saturday 5pm-10:30pm. 
  • Clean Up (20) Saturday, 10pm-12am. All hands on deck! If you have a car or truck and can help us move items back to CoCA we will kiss you.

Sign Up!

Please email info@cocaseattle.org with your top 3 choices, and we will follow up with more information.

All times are estimated and will be confirmed; plan on arriving 20 minutes before your shift begins. If you’re not sure what you’d like to do, feel free to email info@cocaseattle.org with your available times and interests. The planning committee meets most Monday evenings on Capitol Hill. You are welcome to join us if you’d like to get more involved.

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Oct
6
to Oct 29

Select 2016 Marathon Artists: Going The Distance

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 6
On View October 6-29, 2016

We invite you to join us for a preview of work by participating artists in the upcoming New Wave Ball: 2016 Art Marathon and Auction! There will be an opening reception on Thursday, October 6, 6-9pm. 

Artists are gearing up now for their all nighter that's just over a month away. The 2016 24-Hour Art Marathon is a three day event that starts at 10am Thursday, November 10 when over 20 artists embark on a 24-hour journey in one big room where they paint, draw, collage, spray and wax their way to over 100 new works of art.

As a preview for the great art you will see at the November 12 auction, we open our gallery space on October 6 to introduce you to works by some of the new artists that have pledged 24 hours of sleep deprivation for our annual FUNdraiser. Join us on Thursday, October 6 from 6-9pm for a preview of some of the immensely talented artists participating in this year's art marathon including Zeynep Banu Alev, Aaron Haba, Sarah Takako-Skinner, Robin Walker, Leslie West, Daniel John Williams, Junko Yamamoto, and more.

Learn more about the New Wave Ball: 2016 Marathon and Auction. Tickets are available now, and we are also accepting applications for volunteers at this exciting event!

Opening Reception: 
Thursday, October 6
6-9pm
114 3rd Ave S, 
Seattle, WA 98104
Part of the Pioneer Square Art Walk

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