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New Waves 2014

January 31, 2014 - April 27, 2014

The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is pleased to present its annual juried exhibition, New Waves 2014. 239 artists from across Virginia submitted work and proved, yet again, that the Commonwealth contains a rich and vast array of artistic talent. This exciting exhibition demonstrates the diversity of materials and approaches that are used in contemporary art today.

About the juror: Charles L. Moffett joined Sotheby’s in 2013 after spending two years working for an art advisory group with offices in Los Angeles and New York.  He graduated from Occidental College with a degree in Art History in 2007 and received his Master’s Degree in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts in 2011.  He is presently the Head of the Afternoon Sale in the Contemporary Art department at Sotheby’s maintaining key client relationships throughout North America and Europe, securing consignments for auction, as well as private sales.

MOCA would like to thank Charles L. Moffett and all of the artists who submitted entries to New Waves 2014. Continued support from regional artists and art professionals allows MOCA to uphold its commitment to support contemporary artists who work in all media. MOCA is proud of the lasting New Waves tradition and we hope you will be pleased with this year’s selection.

ACCEPTED ARTISTS:

  • Mark Atkinson
  • Jonathan Aumen
  • Nathan Boor
  • Jessica Braun
  • Christiana Caro
  • Travis Childers
  • Carey Coleman
  • Naomi Falk
  • Marisa Finos
  • David Garratt
  • Jeanne Goodman
  • Mark Isaac
  • Pat Jarrett
  • Emma Knight
  • Kate Negri
  • Setsue Putney
  • Hans Saunders
  • Ying-Fang Shen
  • Alan Skees
  • Jessica Smith
  • Eric Standley
  • Jeffery Stockberger
  • John Tobin Jr
  • Sue Von Ohlsen
  • Susan Willis Brodie
  • Jenny Windsor
  • Jihyung Yoon

Prizes:                       

Best in Show:  Ying-Fang Shen, "Humanexus"
Second Place:  Jessica Sheenan Smith, "Light & Sound I & II"
Third Place:  Christiana Caro, "Star House"
Honorable Mentions:  Mark Edward Atkinson, "Burn Ward, Calcutta" and Naomi Falk, "Holding my Breath"

Juror:  Charles Moffett joined Sotheby’s in 2013 after spending two years working for an art advisory group with offices in Los Angeles and New York.  He graduated from Occidental College with a degree in Art History in 2007 and received his Masters Degree in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts in 2011.  He is presently the Head of the Afternoon Sale in the Contemporary Art department at Sotheby’s maintaining key client relationships throughout North America and Europe, securing consignments for auction, as well as private sales. 

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