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Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose

May 22, 2016 – Dec. 31, 2016
The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) will feature some of the foremost contemporary artists through a ten year retrospective of the art magazine, Hi-Fructose. This exhibition is a unique opportunity to bring a broad spectrum of artwork by over 50 artists from the pages of magazines and computer screens to the walls of a contemporary art museum dedicated to educating on the significant art of today. Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose is a collaborative initiative by two like-minded organizations – MOCA in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Hi-Fructose The New Contemporary Art Magazine in San Francisco, California. Both are committed to creating an awareness of contempora…

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Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose

Ryan McGinness: Studio Visit

January 30 - 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

Selections from the AIGA SHRED Skate Deck Exhibit

JANUARY 30 - APRIL 19, 2015
MOCA has partnered with AIGA Hampton Roads to exhibit a selection of skatedecks 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 exhibitions staff selected 19 of the skatedecks to be exhibited in MOCA's Community Gallery Janurary - April 2015.    …

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Selections from the AIGA SHRED Skate Deck Exhibit

New Waves 2015

January 30 - 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