CoCA’s 24th Annual Juried Exhibition PostGlamism: Glam Art in the 21st Century

Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA)

May. 15, 2014, 05:00 pm

5701 Sixth Avenue South, Seattle Design Center, Suite 258

From May 15 – August 1, 2014, Seattle’s long-established Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) will present the 24th Annual Juried Exhibition, celebrating this year’s theme, PostGlamism: Glam Art in the 21st Century.

Each year, CoCA curators invite an independent juror to select the work from among the entries received, and is proud to have Michael Sweney as the 2014 Annual juror. Sweney currently serves as Manager for the Art in Public Places Program with the Washington State Arts Commission. A member of the Tacoma Arts Commission and Tacoma Art Museum’s Collection Committee, Sweney’s work is informed by almost 20 years experience as an art dealer and curator in New York City (Charles Cowles Gallery) and Seattle (Davidson Contemporary).

The exhibition features the work of 14 artists who embrace and glorify the concept of PostGlamism pop culture and history through a mastery of mediums in both small and large scale including: neon, glass, painting, photography, interactive video installation, found objects and performance.

2014 Annual artists are: Karen Clark (CA), Dixie Darling (WA), Christian French (WA), Jeff Gerber (WA), Troy Gua (WA), Vin Hill (WA), Virginia Jenkins (WA), Lauren Kalman (MI), Rebecca Maxim (WA), Lindsay McCoy (WA), Dylan Neuwirth (WA), Hadley Northrop (CA), Matthew D. Rowe (WA), and Glenn Tramantano (WA).

Opening Night Artists’ Reception
Thursday, May 15, 5pm – 9pm, as part of ART@SDC Third Thursday Open Galleries
Seattle Design Center, 5701 Sixth Avenue South, Suite 258, Seattle, WA 98108

With music, beverages, tasty snacks and lots of bling in the PostGlam Lounge (designed by Ray C. Freeman, III) and a special interactive installation. Juror awards will be annnounced at 7pm.
The audience is encouraged to become part of the art: come dressed to impress.

Additional special events will be held on June 19 and July 17.
Open Monday-Friday generally 10am-4pm. Call ahead to confirm.

PostGlamism is made possible with generous support from: 4Culture, Allied Arts Foundation, Seattle Foundation, Overbeck Real Estate, Sky River Mead, Juniper Flowers, CoCA members, volunteers and donors. The exhibition runs through August 1, 2014.

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