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Friday, October 10, 2008

2008 CoCA Annual: Hybrid | Call for Artists

From December 8 – January 30, CoCA will present the 2008 CoCA Annual, a juried exhibition, asking artist to respond to “hybrid”:

The elements of the world we live in are increasingly becoming synthesized, mixed and reorganized. New ideas are being combined with existing ones. From cars to food, politics and religion, biochemistry, new technologies and art, we are all experiencing the “hybrid”.

CoCA has presented the Annual since 1989, each time bringing in an independent juror to select the work from among the entries received. This year’s juror is Riko Nakasone.

Riko Nakasone has been the director and curator of the Bau-Xi Gallery (http://www.bau-xi.com) in Vancouver, British Columbia for over 8 years. The Bau-Xi Gallery represents a broad range of emerging and senior artists creating both representational and abstract work in diverse media.

There will be a reception for the artists, the work, and the juror on Thursday December 11, from 6-9pm, at CoCA’s Ballard Gallery inside the Shilshole Bay Beach Club at 6413 Seaview Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107. Free entry and parking provided.

A $500 first prize and a $250 second prize will be awarded by the juror.

Submissions are by email with the following requirements:
Minimum three, maximum five digital images of the work, jpg file format, maximum dimension of 800 pixels in either direction.
A description of the images (artwork title, dimensions, medium and year of creation)
Artist’s statement (Send as an attachment not in the body of your email).
Resume/CV (Send as an attachment not in the body of your email)
Contact info (address, phone, email)
Artist web site link (if available)
$25 entry fee for first item, $10 each additional piece
Entry deadline is October 23, and winners will be notified by November 20. Selected work must be shipped to the gallery by December 1. Artists are responsible for packing, shipping & transit insurance costs to & from CoCA.

Call (206) 728-1980 or visit http://www.cocaseattle.org/2008annual.html for more information.

Send proposals to: submissions@cocaseattle.org

Check may be made out to Center on Contemporary Art, and sent to:
Center on Contemporary Art
6413 Seaview Ave. N.W. Seattle, WA 98107

Note: Two-dimensional, three-dimensional and multi-media work will be considered. If there are special requirements associated with the display of your work (including budgetary and/or time constraints), please indicate these in your email submission.


CoCA serves the Pacific Northwest as a catalyst and forum for the advancement, development, and understanding of contemporary art

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