Exhibitions & Openings


There is always something new and exciting at MOCA! 

Upcoming Exhibitions

Winter Spring Exhibition Opening

Friday, Jan 29, 6:30-8:30pm  

You’re invited!

Opening Reception

Celebrate the opening of MOCA’s winter exhibitions and meet the exhibiting artists, including gallery talks with Crystal Wagner and Courtney MattisonJuror Jan Tumlir will present awards to selected artists from MOCA’s annual juried exhibition of Virginia artists, New Waves 2016.

Enjoy live music by BJ & JB, fine fare from Catering ConceptsCreative Catering of VirginiaGourmet Bake ShoppeNorth End CateringSweetwater CuisineChef by Design Catering Co. and a cash bar. MOCA members FREE. All other guests $10. MOCA Memberships can be purchased at the event.

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE  or call 757-425-0000 x310 to reach visitor services. Advance ticket sales will end at noon the day of the event. Guests may pay by cash or credit card at the door. 

Overflow parking is available across the street at the Virginia Beach Visitor's Center and Towne Pavilion I lots. 

These exhibitions are supported in part though generous contributions by Acoustical Sheet MetalCapital Group Companies, and PRA Group, as well as grants made possible by the Business Consortium for Arts Support, the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission.

Featured artists: 


Courtney Mattison. Our Changing Seas III, 2014. Glazed stoneware and porcelain. 10 x 14 x 2 feet. Courtesy of the Artist. Photograph by Courtney Mattison
Crystal Wagner. Surface Tension, 2015 Courtesy of the Artist