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The heat was on, and so were the artisans at the Boardwalk Art Show

June 26, 2015
By Lee Belote It's not often that the Boardwalk is more jam packed than the beach. But on June 19, art enthusiasts chose to endure a balmy Boardwalk Art Show with fans in hand, umbrellas for shade and cool frosty concoctions served in coconut cups. The 60th annual MOCA Boardwalk Art Show, held June 18-21, added splashes of color and eclectic decorations to the scenic waterfront from 19th to 33rd streets. Patrons strolled through the outdoor art gallery that featured crocheted jewelry, giant metal sculptures, fiber creations, metal birdhouses and nautical drawings. CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE  …

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The heat was on, and so were the artisans at the Boardwalk Art Show

moca’s boardwalk art show celebrates 60th anniversary

June 06, 2015
(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA)  June 1, 2015 — The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is pleased to announce the 60th anniversary of the Boardwalk Art Show presented by PNC Bank, June 18-21, 2015, recently ranked as one of the top 15 summer festivals not to miss by Virginia is for Lovers, the official tourism website for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Sixty years ago, the Boardwalk Art Show started a Virginia Beach summer tradition and founded an arts organization which evolved into what is now the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). MOCA produces this four day festival that serves as the museum’s largest fundraiser, helping to fulfill their mission in providing thought-provokin…

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moca’s boardwalk art show celebrates 60th anniversary

art historical masterworks meet 21st century themes & technology in virginia moca’s summer EXHIBITIONS

May 13, 2015
(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) May 13, 2015 — The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) will feature an intriguing array of works by artists Rob and Nick Carter, Michelle Erickson, and Eric Standley that encourage guests to look beyond the surface as part of their summer exhibitions, May 21-August 16, 2015, with an opening reception on Wednesday, May 20. As image-laden technology increases in our culture, the length of time an artwork can attract and hold attention decreases. In Rob and Nick Carter’s exhibition Transforming, a collaboration with MPC (digital imagery studio), the British duo present an irresistible invitation to look, and look again. They added color, form, and movement to ar…

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art historical masterworks meet 21st century themes & technology in virginia moca’s summer EXHIBITIONS

THIRD ANNUAL ARTINI FUNDRAISER AT MOCA: BELLES & BOW TIES

April 23, 2015
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in partnership with Sazerac Company (featuring Rain Handcrafted Vodka) will host the third annual ARTini fundraiser May 7th at Virginia MOCA. This spring gala fundraiser, where art meets mixology, is produced by GENERATION MOCA; a committee of rising business, civic, and social leaders committed to advancing MOCA’s mission.  A selection of the area's finest mixologists from Virginia Beach and Norfolk, Virginia restaurants will come together to support the arts and share their creativity and distinct style in preparing a signature “ARTini” that the public votes for. The winner will be announced at the grand gala on M…

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THIRD ANNUAL ARTINI FUNDRAISER AT MOCA: BELLES & BOW TIES

New exhibit in Virginia Beach proves art imitates Mal

April 20, 2015
Those pictures! The nude, jaundiced Oscar. The bench with Forrest Gump. Sitting smugly in a lifeboat while the Titanic sinks. Taking to the sword as a Gladiator. The rose petals. Birdman attacking. Houston realizing it has a problem. Not all of them are pretty. And up until now, none of these annual illustrations of my best-picture Oscar picks in The Virginian-Pilot were officially "art," but lo and behold, we're legitimate now. The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach is officially launching its "Mal at the Oscars" exhibit at 6 p.m.Tuesday with a gala reception and a good degree of shamelessness. It just goes to show that if you wait around long enough, you might end up in …

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New exhibit in Virginia Beach proves art imitates Mal