Upcoming Exhibitions

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Donna Iona Drozda: Roots and Wings

November 20, 2014 – March 16, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 20th, 5-6:30pm. Artist's Talk at 6pm. 600 22nd Street, Pavilion II, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 As an artist, author and educator Donna Iona Drozda impacts many lives through her artwork and teaching. Her work includes vibrant and complex acrylic paintings and mixed media works of art. For the artist, they are a means to celebrate life and its idiosyncrasies.  Each piece fuses images from nature with brilliant colors, textures, patterns and symbols. What results is a cohesive vision of personal stories, beliefs and shared human experience. Within each narrative is an invitation to explore. Soon, you will discover and appreciate the world through Drozda's b…

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Donna Iona Drozda: Roots and Wings

Ryan McGinness: Studio Visit

January 31 - April 19, 2015
Ryan McGinness: Studio Visit will explore this contemporary artist’s creative process for his 2009 painting Art History Is Not Linear (VMFA). Commissioned by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, this 16-panel painting contains 200 icons inspired by works from the museum’s collection. A three-part exhibition, the first gallery will provide a glimpse of McGinness’s studio practice, the second will display a selection of the objects McGinness chose from the VMFA museum collection alongside his sketches and final image, and the last portion will show early works the artist made while growing up in Virginia Beach. This exhibition has been organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in colla…

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Ryan McGinness: Studio Visit

New Waves 2015

January 31 - April 19, 2015
MOCA presents its annual juried exhibition, New Waves 2015. To celebrate our 20th juried exhibition, MOCA is offering additional prizes including a special People’s Choice award this year! Over 230 artists from across Virginia submitted work in 2014 and proved, yet again, that the Commonwealth contains a rich and vast array of artistic talent. Each year this exciting exhibition demonstrates the diversity of materials and approaches that are used in contemporary art today. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS TO APPLY. Calendar:  Submissions Open: 9 am, October 1, 2014Entry Deadline: Midnight, November 30, 2014 Juror: Lisa Dent is the Director of Resources & Award Programs for Creative Capital. Befo…

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New Waves 2015

Selections from the AIGA SHRED Skateboard Art Show

JANUARY 31 - APRIL 19, 2015
MOCA has partnered with AIGA Hampton Roads to exhibit a selection of skateboards from their annual SHRED Design Competition.  In 2014, over 50 graphic artists submitted skatedeck designs to be judges by a panel of expert judges. AIGA held the annual event at MOCA, where all skatedecks were displayed and awards were presented. In addition to the awards present by AIGA, MOCA's Curators selected 19 of the skatedecks to be exhibited in MOCA's Community Gallery January 31 - Apri 19l 2015.  Exhibiting Artists: Ashley Berkman Brian Villalon Cherilyn Colbert Christopher Kozak Ellis Chay Erika Wright Gabriel Pons Igor Turovskig – Standard Ishaway Friestad Jessy Davis Kim Moore Matthew Kuntz Mel…

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Selections from the AIGA SHRED Skateboard Art Show

Eric Standley: In Depth

May 21 - August 16, 2015
Artist Eric Standley creates paper sculptures that live where technology, art history, and mathematics meet. Rich and detailed, they evoke images of Gothic rose windows and Islamic architecture.  But, Standley has moved beyond traditional ornamentation as each sculpture becomes more complex than the last. The artist begins with comprehensive vector drawings.  He explores the impact of color, shape and geometry within a three dimensional space. With great care, Standley layers and stack the paper to create the final work.  The results invite intense examination and contemplation. Eric Standley is an associate professor in the School of Visual Arts in the College of Architecture and Urban S…

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Eric Standley: In Depth