Image courtesy of Felipe Pinzon.
Make America Create Again: CoCA 2017 Members' Show
THIS JUST IN: We are happy to announce the winners of the People's Choice Awards we held in partnership with sponsor Blick Art Materials! Makena Gadient has won the award for $100 from Facebook likes, and Morgan Peterson won the award for $50 from April's gallery visitors. We congratulate these two awesome peeps as well as everyone who participated, and a huge thanks to Blick for sponsoring the exhibition!
"Never Play Safe" by Makena Gadient.
Let the revolution begin with creativity and a joyous freedom of expression!
Huge thanks to the 277 artist members who participated in the call for artists. We are so excited to share our members' art with the world. You can see the great work on our Online Member Directory and then join us in March and April for the real deal.
Our 2017 members' show, Make America Create Again, will feature more than 119 artists in the bursting-at-the-corners Pioneer Square gallery from March 2-4 and then again in April. The March exhibition opens to a celebration during the Pioneer Square Art Walk on March 2 from 6-9pm and on March 4 from 12-6pm to feature our members performing spoken word, music, choreography plus time-based performance among other ephemeral works.
March will be a short month due to a minor remodel in the gallery, but we will throw open the doors again in April to feature 2D and 3D artworks plus special performances. The exhibition is set to run from the opening reception on Thursday, April 6 (6-9pm) through Saturday, April 29. See further down below for the complete list of participating artists!
And, mark your calendars for the Annual Members' Meeting on Tuesday, April 4 from 7-9pm with a special presentation by this year's guest juror Deborah Paine as she talks about the selected artwork. Members also vote on new and renewing board members. Individuals interested in board service with CoCA should contact Nichole DeMent at firstname.lastname@example.org. Special thanks to Elysian Brewing for providing beverages for this members only private event!
In addition, we are feeling the love from Blick Art Materials as this year's sponsor! You will too with a 40% off discount (click here or on Blick's logo image below to find out more). Plus, new this year, Blick Art Materials is providing gift cards as prizes for our fabulous artist members with three chances to win and we need your voice! Select your faves online here for one artist with the most likes to win $100, and another artist with the most votes in the gallery exhibition will win a $50 gift card. Votes will be accepted through April 28 and winners will be announced on our website on April 29.
There will also be a $150 Blick Art Materials gift card presented for the Juror's Award announced at the Annual Members' Meeting. We have Blick gift cards as prizes for our fabulous artist members. All will be announced at the meeting, but you have to be a member to attend. Sign up now and join us to learn more about the future of CoCA, vote for your favorite piece of art in the show and have a voice in the selection of new Board members.
Below is the list of participating artists. Stay tuned as we make updates to this page with more names!
LIVE PERFORMANCES - Thursday, March 2
7-7:30pm: Musical performance by Jennifer Wagner
7:40-7:55pm: Spoken word performance by Blu the Baqi
8:30-8:40pm: Choreographed dance performance by Joseph Blake
VIDEO ARTISTS - Friday, March 3 from 10:30-4:30
LIVE PERFORMANCES - Saturday, March 4 from 12-6pm
1:30-2:15pm: Melanie Voytovich with collaborator Storm Benjamin - An acoustic musical set with vibraphone, drum set, flower pots, plants and a few other instruments.
4:00-4:20pm: Rahikka (aka Carson Rennecamp) - Digital video and ambient sound performance.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS - April
Ray C. Freeman
Holly Ballard Martz
Jacqueline K Calladine
Talia Silveri Wright
Justin Chase Lane
L. Kelly Lyles
Sydney M. Perti
Daniel John Williams
Refreshments will be provided by Elysian Brewing!
If you have any questions about the exhibition, feel free to message us at: email@example.com
We thank 4Culture, Rock's Studio, Elysian Brewing and Blick Art Materials for their amazing support!
Calendar of Events
MARCH EXHIBITION (March 2-4, 2017)
- Grand Opening Celebration during the Pioneer Square Art Walk on March 2 from 6-9pm featuring time-based works and performances
- Video and temporary installations on March 3 from 10:30am-4:30pm
- March 4 from 12-6pm we will feature our members performing spoken word, music and choreography plus time-based performance and video, among other ephemeral works
APRIL EXHIBITION (April 6-29, 2017)
- Public pening Celebration during the Pioneer Square Art Walk on Thursday, April 6, 6-9pm
- Featuring 2D and 3D art plus video alongside special performances on dates TBA.
- Private members only party: Tuesday, April 4 from 7-9pm, with special guest and this year's juror Deborah Paine talking about the artwork selected. Sponsored by Elysian Brewing.
*Gallery will be closed from March 6 -25 due to a gallery remodel
All events at CoCA in Pioneer Square: 114 Third Avenue South, Seattle, 98104