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New Waves 2017

January 28 - April 16, 2017

Virginia MOCA proudly celebrates its 22nd juried exhibition, New Waves 2017. This annual tradition presents a small portion of the vast array of artistic talent found in our Commonwealth - over 300 artists submitted work! 

MOCA would like to thank juror, Ken Harman, and all the artists who submitted entries. As you move through the gallery, you will see a ballot box asking to vote for the People’s Choice award. Take part in this year’s exhibition by voting for your favorite artwork. MOCA will announce the winner at the end of the exhibition. 

Organized by Heather Hakimzadeh for Virginia MOCA. 


John Adams
Sarah Boyts Yoder 
Mickael Broth
Caryl Burtner
Siobhan Byrns
Casey Criddle
Sean Donlon
Patrick Harkin
Andy Harris
Tim Harriss
Melissa Hill
Blythe King
J.T. Kirkland
Hannah Kirkpatrick
Grace Kubilius
Ryan Lauterio
Wade Mickley
Paolo Morales
Bob Morehead
Dawit N.M.
Whitney Oldenburg
Jon Rajkovich
Jimmy Sconyers
Jason Stick
Sasha Waters Freyer
Jere Williams
Megan Wynne

Juror: Ken Harman is a curator and gallerist based in San Francisco, CA. He is the owner of two galleries, Hashimoto Contemporary and Spoke Art, which have locations in San Francisco and New York City. Previously, Harman was the online editor for Hi-Fructose Magazine where his writings appeared in multiple print and online features. His most recent art book, "The Wes Anderson Collection: Bad Dads" was published by Abrams Books in 2016.

Award Winners:

Best in Show: Siobhan Byrns, What the Water Took from Us, #1

Second Place: Grace Kubilius, Pink (compliance)

Third Place: Megan Wynne, Double Rebirth

Honorable Mentions: Caryl Burtner, Richmond Relics and Jere Williams, It Will Be Returned Even Without the Receipt

People’s Choice Award: Bob MoreheadJelly Birch Manor, 2014. 

These exhibitions are supported in part through generous contributions by Acoustical Sheet Metal, Capital 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.

RVA Magazine
WAVY TV 10 HR Scene
Mace & Crown


Audio Tour:

MOCA Audio Tour Spring 2017

Teen Audio Tours:

John Adams
Melissa Hill


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