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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 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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More of Bandon’s Beauty

A few more images from my last visit to Bandon:  I was quite fortunate to be blessed with dramatic skies due to rain storms coming and going. Finally the weather calmed down and I was able to capture this image … Continue reading

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Bandon’s Beauty

While on our annual family retreat to the Oregon coast we were blessed with beautiful skies after a heavy rain storm in Bandon by the Sea:

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Battery Point Lighthouse

While showing my brother the Redwoods near Crescent City, California we visited Battery Point Lighthouse.  We were blessed with a beautiful morning.     Battery Point Light was one of the first Lighthouses on the California coast.  It sits on … Continue reading

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The Redwoods

  My brother and his wife came all the way from Sweden to celebrate Thanksgiving with us last year.  I took them to the Redwoods.  It is always such a special place … majestic, peaceful, awe-inspiring beauty.

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Art For Life … The Rest of the Story

  We are killing our planet!  Our oceans are a prime example.  I am becoming more aware of  how detrimental plastic is to our environment.  And I will be the first to confess that I too have been guilty.  Did you know … Continue reading

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Art For Life (pt 2)

Creation Care conclusion - John Petersen

  Yesterday I inadvertently sent my post “Art for Life” to my Life, etc. blog rather than  Franciscus Meus where this series Do you like a Mystery? has been unfolding.  This story could easily fit in either, but due to St. Francis’s love and … Continue reading

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Oregon Dunes

  The Oregon Dunes Overlook is a “view point” and a trail head for hikers that is about 11 miles north of Reedsport off of 101.   Be sure to get a Day Pass to park.  There are two viewing … Continue reading

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Florence Dunes pt 2

Florence Dunes II, image by John Petersen

  Here’s another photo from the Oregon Dunes near Florence captured in the wee hours of the morning. I love the warm glow of the morning sun filtering across the soft shapes of the dunes …. An “Alter Moment” reminding … Continue reading

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