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Motherland: 2019 CoCA Members' Show

  • Center on Contemporary Art 114 Third Ave S Seattle, WA 98104 (map)
Image: Angeline Nisbet

Image: Angeline Nisbet

Welcome to our annual members’ show with over 160 artists from across the world, celebrating a depth of creativity that we’ve been proud to amplify for four decades. This year’s show explores a wide range of creatives and celebrates artists of all ages and media including 2D, 3D, video and multimedia.

All participating artists will be a part of the exhibit's digital slideshow and represented in the annual printed catalog. From emerging to established, the list of contemporary artists to show in CoCA's Pioneer Square gallery is comprehensive with over 120 works on display. This show is part of CoCA’s 2019 programming that amplifies female voices and themes.

Photo Credit: Timothy Rysdyke

Photo Credit: Timothy Rysdyke

CoCA supports artists not only through their exhibitions, but also through meaningful local partnerships. The show was juried by artist and writer Amanda Manitach. In addition to working extensively in the field of drawing and multi-disciplinary visual art, she has also served as Visual Arts Editor at City Arts Magazine, spent three years as curator at Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University and co-founded multiple alternative art spaces and events across Seattle in the past decade. This partnership provides an extra special opportunity for CoCA artist members to receive recognition by the juror in this year's catalog, as well as CoCA's blog and newsletter.

Another partnership this year is with Artist & Craftsman Supply, an art supply store located in the U-District in Seattle. Two winners of the Artist & Craftsman Supply People’s Choice Award will each receive a $100 gift card to Artist & Craftsman Supply. Vote in person at the show, or online in our Facebook photo album by liking your favorites. We are thrilled to provide a direct link to such a valuable resources for artists in the region.

Participating Artists

The breadth of talent from Washington state is great with art represented from Tacoma, Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Bellingham, Kenmore, Mercer Island, Kirkland, Sammamish, Normandy Park, Olympia, Port Hadlock, Renton, Redmond, Seatac, Shoreline, Snohomish, Bothell, Port Townsend, Yakima, Twisp, Vashon, Anacortes, Medina, Wenatchee, Waldren, Auburn, Richland and, of course, Seattle.

Gallery Display Participants

Marie Abaya, Zeynep Alev, Kree Arvanitas, Anastasia Babenko, Christy Bailey, Sarah Banks, Jocelyn Beausire, Claire Brandt, Sandi Bransford, Kamari Bright, Louise Britton, Karen Buhler, Lynette Charters, Sena Clara Creston, Jessica Damsky, Nichole DeMent, Sarah Dillon, Braden Duncan, Phil Eidenberg-Noppe, Laura Engstrom, Sara Everett, Dede Falcone, Kathleen Faulkner, Jeanne Marie Ferraro, Gary Frankel, Michelle Friars, Babs Fulton, Makena Gadient, Randi Ganulin, Shruti Ghatak, Tom Gormally, Salyna Gracie, Anya Gudimova, Karen Hackenberg, Tyrah Hannibal, Mollie HansenLynda Harwood-Swenson, Soo Hong, Judy Chia Hui Hsu, Han Huisman, Carl Jackson, Hiba Jameel, Linda James, Hart James, Lezlie Jane, Cara Jaye, Steve Jensen, Jody Joldersma, Meghan Jones, Dan Joslin, Jenny Jun Smith, Ivana Kartzov, Niki Keenan, Karey Kessler, Eliaichi Kimaro, Melissa Koch, Kalindi Kunis, Ingrid Lahti, Carole Landisman, Andrea Lawson, Geraldine Le Calvez, Susan E Lehman, Gabrielle Lundy, L Kelly Lyles, Anna Macrae, Pamela Markman, Josh R. McDonald, Deane McGahan, Tom McIntire, Emily McLaughlin, Pamela Mills, Sophia Moreau, Nabil Mousa, Tiki Mulvihill, Montana Murdoch, Debbi Murray, Lisa Myers Bulmash, Edward Nelson, Vian Nguyen, Randy Nichols, Jeff Olson, Polly Purvis, Yasmine Rafii, Flora Ramirez-Bustamante, Judith Rayl, Victoria Raymond, Eddie Reed, Kyle Rees,ST Rivera, Stephen Rock, Liz Ruest, Timothy Rysdyke, Jill Sahlstrom, Blanca Santander, Cathy Sarkowsky, Brenda L. Scallon, Mary Scott, Barbara Shaiman, Lisa Sheets, Brian Sholdt, Eva Skold Westerlind, Jeffrey Smith, Marissa Sohn, Alaina Stocker, Phil Stoiber, Diego Suarez, Lark & Tyler Sundsmo, Amanda Sweet, Philip Tice, Laura Van Horne, Elizabeth Waddington, Randy Warren, Siobhan Wilder, Minhi Winkempleck, Kayleigh Wold, Suze Woolf, Cynthia Yatchman, John Zimmerman, Vicky Zomenou

Digital Exhibition Artists

Leslie Atkins, KJ Bateman, Abbie Birmingham, Reginald Brooks, Drie Chapek, Monica Cowdery, Grace Ann Cummings, Alice Dubiel, Martha Dunham, Leslie Ebert, Sara  Farhat, Fredericka Foster, Ray C. Freeman III, Karen Graber, Diana Grant, Nikki Hobensack, Sheri Jacobson, Mindi Katzman, Sean Lafferty, Katerina Lanfranco, Pansy Lee, Minna Lee, Anne Lifton, Yuan-Lin Mao, Diana Milia, Suzanne Morlock, B. Murray, Julian Peña, Carol Pettersen, Lindsay Peyton, Anne Randall, Dina Skeels, David Smith, Shirene Soleiman, Shima Bhamra, Julie St. Clair, Amy Stone, Kenneth Susynski, Kristin Swenson-Lintault, Tara Tamaribuchi, Chad Yenney

Artist & Craftsman People’s Choice Award Winners

This year’s winners of the People’s Choice Awards, sponsored by Artist & Craftsman Supply are are Sophia Moreau (online voting) and ST Rivera (gallery voting) — congratulations!

Exhibition Catalog

Order your copy of the exhibition catalog here. Participating artists, come to the gallery to pick up your copy for a $5 discount.

Calendar of Events

Exhibition: March 7 - April 20
Opening Reception: Thursday March 7, 6-9pm, part of the Pioneer Square Art Walk
Annual Member's Party & Juror’s Talk: Tuesday, March 12, 5-7pm
Members Only Portfolio Review: Saturday, April 20, 11-1pm
Closing Reception & Peoples Choice Awards: Saturday, April 20, 4-6pm

All events at CoCA in Pioneer Square, 114 Third Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98104
Gallery hours spring ahead: Thursday through Saturday, 11am – 6pm


Motherland: 2019 CoCA Members Show is made possible with support from Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, Artist & Craftsman Supply, Rock’s Studio, 4Culture, Elysian Brewing Company and CoCA Publisher, Ray C. Freeman III. Thanks to Sugar Mountain for providing refreshments at our member party.

Earlier Event: January 8
Call for Art: 2019 CoCA Members’ Show
Later Event: March 12
Annual Members Party