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Northwest Mystics 2019: Women of the PNW

Center on Contemporary Art Northwest Mystics 2019

Northwest Mystics 2019: Women of the PNW ​presents over 20 women artists for a representation of power found in the feminine mystique and, ultimately, communicates an inspired message that will leave viewers uplifted, hopeful, and with a little joy in their heart.

From December 5 through 21, Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) presents, “Northwest Mystics 2019: Women of the PNW.” CoCA will wrap up their 2019 year of amplifying the voices of women and femme-identified artists with an exhibition, not only of women, but also works from select CoCA members. A 2019 Mayor’s Arts Award recipient, CoCA has been an artistic staple in Seattle since 1981 and continues to challenge the status quo while exploring cultural assumptions and highlighting the essential role of art in a global conversation.

“Northwest Mystics 2019: Women of the PNW” will include a wide variety of artists from different backgrounds to include a

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CoCA to Present Ceci N’est Pas une Pipe d’un Homme

CoCA PR Ceci PosseImage Photo Credit Alec Miller

The Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA), is pleased to announce our upcoming show, Ceci N’est Pas une Pipe d’un Homme, in partnership with REFRACT. This show will be opening Oct. 3rd through Nov. 23rd and feature all women flameworkers from the Pacific Northwest and is in keeping with CoCA’s 2019 mission to amplify women and femme-identified voices. CoCA will be hosting an opening reception Thurs Oct. 3rd from 6 – 9PM, we hope to see you there! “​Ceci N’est Pas une Pipe d’un Homme​” shifts its focal point to the experiences and artistic vision of womxn glass artists in a male-dominated medium

Posse by Patricia Davidson (photo credit: Alec Miller).

Opening October 3, Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) presents a group show, ​Ceci N’est Pas une Pipe d’un Homme. ​A partner organization with “Refract: The Seattle Glass Experience,” the show seeks to empower the skill and work of

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CALL FOR ART: 2019 COCA MEMBERS’ SHOW

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CALL FOR ART: 2019 COCA MEMBERS’ SHOW Center on Contemporary Art 114 Third Ave, Seattle, WA, USA (map)

We are thrilled to present Motherland: 2019 CoCA Members’ Show from March 7 – April 20, 2019, a juried salon-style exhibition of artworks by CoCA’s artist members at our downtown Seattle gallery. This year’s juror for the exhibition is 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, was a previous curator at Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University, and co-founded multiple alternative art spaces and events across Seattle in the past decade. Members have a special opportunity to have work reviewed for the exhibition by Manitach, as well as have her highlight her juror’s pick in the catalog, CoCA’s newsletter, and blog. All current artist members will participate

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CoCA and La Sala Present Programming in Seattle for (Where)Do We Belong?

CoCA and La Sala Present Programming this November for (Where)Do We Belong?

This November, Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) and La Sala announce new events for the exhibition,​ (Where) Do We Belong?

The public is invited to join CoCA and La Sala at the First Thursday Art Walk for a performance by Milvia Berenice Pacheco ​Salvatierra. ​Pacheco ​is an Afro Latina artist, born in Caracas, Venezuela, where she trained in dance and theater. Her art is inspired by early traumatic experiences and she has devoted her life to reaching liberation through art and movement as a contemporary dancer, choreographer, performer,bodyworker,mother and community organizer.​Marías,​ is a​ work-in-progress dance and poetry performance inspired and created by Pacheco during the recent staged reading of the book, ​Killing Marías​, written by Washington State’s Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna.Recorded music by Trio Guadalevin will accompany the piece. Drawing on Mexican Son Jarocho and Huasteco, melodies sung in Zapotec, Spanish xácaras, Italian ciaccona, Andalusian song,

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CoCA Presents a Slice of  Four Decades of Seattle’s Art History

Center on Contemporary Art Presents a Slice of Four Decades of Seattle’s Art History in the CoCA Digital Archives www.cocaarchives.weebly.com

SEATTLE January 16, 2018 – Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) is delighted to introduce the CoCA Digital Archives (CDA), the public portal to the history of one of the Pacific Northwest’s longest-running and most colorful arts organizations. The CDA presents over 30 exhibitions curated from the CoCA Archives Project, the physical collection of materials spanning the organization’s four-decade history. Featured exhibits include James Turrell’s inaugural 1982 “Four Lights Installation,” the infamous 1990 Survival Research Laboratories performance, and the ground-breaking 2013 “Ceci N’est Pas Une Pipe: Flameworking on the Brink of Legalization.”

Boxes of postcards, videotapes, documents and ephemera were rediscovered in 2013 when the Henry Art Gallery approached CoCA for information for Turrell’s retrospective. In 2015, with grant funding from

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Yenom Wen at Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA)

Yenom Wen at Center on contemporary art, Seatlle WA

Yenom Wen explores consumerism and backward valuation systems coexisting in an atmosphere of economic disparities and mass homelessness

SEATTLE June 30, 2017 – On Thursday, August 3, 2017 C enter on Contemporary Art (CoCA) presents Yenom Wen featuring work from the Pacific Northwest artist collective, New Mystics. As a body politic, the New Mystics is a collection of degenerates from diverse disciplines: sign painting, screen printing, graffiti, performance, photography, dance, jewelry-making, street art, fabrication, tattooing, music production, painting, DJ’s & MC’s, producers and experimental musicians.

Utilizing mirrors and cast-off clothing, the gallery space will force patrons to confront their material relationships. Acid-etched by the artists, mirrors reflect found clothing hung on the opposite wall. Seen through this perspective, the exhibition title, Yenom Wen, reads “New Money,” and reflects not only the seemingly-reversed morals of materialistic consumer culture, but also highlights the ease with which we are blind to problems

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Call for Entries: Columbia Winery Celebrates Northwest Artists

“Columbia Winery Celebrates Northwest Artists” is a collaboration created to bring awareness to contemporary artists in the PNW, support our regional community, and offer a unique, engaging program to shoppers and retailers. This Call for Entries seeks Washington and Oregon artists over 21 years of age who are interested in being a part of a special promotional campaign launching October 2015.

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