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CoCA Pop-Up (AR)t

May 4 through May 28, 2016
CoCA at Rubix: 515 Harvard Ave E., Seattle, WA

November 17-18, 2016
Seattle Mini Maker Faire at EMP Museum, 325 5th Avenue N., Seattle, WA

Project Updates

The project continues! If you are showing your artwork from Pop-Up (AR)t anywhere, send me a note at, and I'll help get the word out!

Pop-Up (AR)t at EMP scheduled
The show will be featured at the Seattle Mini Maker Faire at EMP Nov. 17&18

Hardcover Edition of Pop-Up (AR)t Book now available at

Xavier Lopez Jr. Pop-Up (AR)t pedestal shown at Echo Echo Gallery Opening

CoCA Pop-Up (AR)t Playing Cards available at the Game Crafter

CoCA Pop-Up (AR)t Exhibition article by John Williams in SEA-Media Blog

CoCA Pop-Up (AR)t Books go on sale at CoCA Galleries and

Artists' Reception and Book Release Party at CoCA Rubix as part of Capitol Hill Art Walk

Pop-Up (AR)t Exhibition opens at CoCA Rubix

Opening/Book Release Party Press Release sent out

Artist Selections Announced

Submission Deadline

Call For Work Published on CoCA website, Press Releases sent out

Center on Contemporary Art Presents High Tech Pop-Up (AR)t Book

As part of CoCA's ongoing effort to push the boundaries of contemporary art—in this case by bringing new technology to its publications—CoCA jurors Joseph Roberts and David Francis have worked with Producer Ray C. Freeman III to select 18 contemporary artworks to present in a technology-enhanced art volume, Pop-up (AR)t Book. Similar to a traditional pop-up book, three dimensional versions of featured artists' work spring to life as the viewer turns each page. But instead of elaborate paper cutouts, new technology called Augmented Reality (AR) allows the viewer to see the artwork in three dimensions on their mobile device – iPhone, iPad, and Android.

CoCA Celebrates Launch Of Pop-Up (AR)t at Special Reception

CoCA celebrated "CoCA Pop-Up (AR)t," with a new book and exhibition at CoCA Rubix, 515 Harvard Avenue East, Seattle, Wed-Sat, noon-6pm.

In the exhibition, the artists were featured with backlit AR "targets" that allow visitors to view larger scale Augmented Reality representations of the art in the context of a gallery show. Physical versions of some of the artwork were also on view so gallery goers could experience both the "real" and the "virtual" editions of selected works. The event also hosted a full-scale re-creation of the CoCA p(AR)k exhibition presented at 2015's PARKing Day event. Pieces from that event include 10-foot-tall Augmented Reality trees created by Casey Scalf of

In addition to Scalf, other participants in the project include Northwest artists Miguel Edwards, Alan Fulle, Jeff Mihalyo, Ray C. Freeman III, Stephen Rock, BK Tran, j shagam, Xavier Lopez, Jr., Karen Hackenberg, L. Kelly Lyles, and Reilly Donovan together with California artists Amiko Matsuo, Megan Geckler, Corey Dunlap, and Bradley Tsalyuk, plus Joseph Reyes from Seoul, Korea and Nina McGowan from Dublin, Ireland.

Rock's Studio provided the printing for the exhibition, and Castanes Architects, P.S., A.I.A. contributed software used to assemble many of the models in the book and exhibition.

How to View "CoCA Pop-Up (AR)t"

You can view the the 3D models in the book and exhibition with the ARt portal app, available on the iOS App Store and on Google Play

Image: Book Cover on sign at CoCA Rubix, featuring artwork by Stephen Rock. (AR)twork clockwise from upper left by Reilly Donovan, Alan Fulle, Xavier Lopez Jr., and Karen Hackenberg.

Earlier Event: May 1
CoCA Lab: Carl Lawrence