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SkillQuest 2016

October 8 - November 14, 2016
SkillQuest is a day activity program for adults with developmental disabilities run by the City of Virginia Beach. The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is delighted to partner with SkillQuest for the thirteenth year to exhibit the work of these talented artists. This year’s exhibit includes more than 200 pieces of artwork, including paintings, collages, clay sculpture and wheel-thrown pottery. The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art is funded in part by the citizens of Virginia Beach through a grant from the City of Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission, and by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Business Consortium for Arts Support an…

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SkillQuest 2016
SkillQuest 2016

Prisms 2016

September 10 - October 2, 2016
Celebrate the artistic achievements of MOCA’s art campers at the Prisms 2016 art exhibition on view in the Fleming Gallery. Art Campers, their families, friends, and teachers are invited to share in the excitement at the closing reception, Sunday October 2 from 2-4pm.  Artwork can be taken home at the close of the reception. This reception will coincide with a Free Family Fest and will feature children’s art activities, scavenger hunts, and refreshments.   …

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Prisms 2016
Prisms 2016

The Artists Gallery: Call and Response

August 5, 2016 - January 10, 2017
In this exhibition, MOCA invited artists from the cooperative, The Artists Gallery in Virginia Beach, to respond to MOCA’s ground-breaking exhibition, Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose. The artists who responded spent some exclusive time with the exhibition and talked with the curators who organized it. From there, they created an original artwork as a response to the exhibition. This artist may have cited influence from a specific work or many pieces from the exhibition. Celebrate the results created by local artists through an exhibition hung in MOCA’s Satellite Gallery at Towne Pavilion II. This exhibition is organized by The Virginia Museum of Contemporary …

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The Artists Gallery: Call and Response
Constance Fahey. No Surfing Today, 2016. Acrylic and mixed media

ARTlab Summer/Fall 2016

May 22 - December 31, 2016
Explore the new exhibitions hands-on in ARTlab! The Butler Gallery (ARTlab) is a space for all ages to discover current exhibiting artists and their processes through interactive activities, fun facts, art making stations and reading materials provided by the Virginia Beach Public Library.   …

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ARTlab Summer/Fall 2016
ARTlab Summer/Fall 2016

Open (C)all 2016 Exhibition

June 1 - September 4, 2016
Many of the artists featured in Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose are influenced by art history. For this Open (C)all exhibition, MOCA invited Hampton Roads artists of all ages to respond to the work of one of the following artists: Andy Warhol Max Ernst Hieronymous Bosch Francisco Goya Alphonse Mucha Walt Disney Ingres Frida Kahlo Rembrandt Dr. Seuss Each of the artists above has been cited as influences of one or more artists participating in Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose. The works featured in this Open (C)all exhibition reflect individual imagination in creating a new work of art. MOCA would like to thank all the artists who submitted work for this exh…

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Open (C)all 2016 Exhibition
Open Call 2016