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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.


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

Earlier Event: September 7
Spontaneous Combustion
Later Event: November 2
2017 CoCA Legacy: Marathon and Auction