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Executive Director Debi Gray's Retirement

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sallie Wiggins PR Specialist 757-425-0000 x321Sallie@VirginiaMOCA.org Virginia Beach, VA – June 19, 2018 – The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art has announced that Debi Gray will retire as Executive Director as of January 31, 2019. Coming to MOCA in 2009, she guided the museum through the final stages of accreditation, which was awarded by the American Alliance of Museums in December 2010. Under her tenure, Gray has established MOCA as one of the most preeminent contemporary art museums focused on the art of now. She has been a tireless advocate for elevating the curatorial program and took on the largest and most groundbreaking exhibition endeavors in the museu…

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 Executive Director Debi Gray's Retirement

Virginia MOCA’s 63rd Annual Boardwalk Art Show presented by PNC Bank

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMEDIA KIT Sallie Wiggins PR Specialist 757-425-0000 x321Sallie@VirginiaMOCA.org Virginia Beach, VA – May 23, 2018 – The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) announces the 63rd Annual Boardwalk Art Show presented by PNC Bank. The show runs June 14-17, 2018 from 18th Street to 35th Street on Virginia Beach’s Boardwalk. Three hundred artists from all over the United States will display and sell their artwork to visitors to the show. Art mediums on sale include painting, photography, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, digital media, mixed media, fiber, wood, and more. With prices as low as $25, there is something for everyone at the show. MOCA is proud to work with lo…

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Virginia MOCA’s 63rd Annual Boardwalk Art Show presented by PNC Bank

Virginia MOCA Partners with SPCA for Exhibition on Compassion

Monday, May 21, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sallie Wiggins PR Specialist 757-425-0000 x321Sallie@VirginiaMOCA.org Virginia Beach, VA – May 21, 2018 – The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) has partnered with the Virginia Beach SPCA for their Open (C)all 2018 exhibition.   Open to all ages, this year the show focuses on a special theme: that of compassion. Feelings of tenderness and empathy are not often celebrated or encouraged in our fast-paced, media-driven society. Yet, these emotions bring out the best qualities of humans. Through them we connect, communicate, show mercy, and lend aid to those in need. Compassion both motivates and reveals the heroes among us in ways both large and small.    MO…

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Virginia MOCA Partners with SPCA for Exhibition on Compassion

New Waves 2018, 23rd annual juried exhibition, opens at Virginia MOCA

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
For Immediate Release Media Contact Sallie Wiggins 757-425-0000 x321Sallie@VirginiaMOCA.org VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – February 28, 2018 – New Waves 2018 presents a vast array of artistic talent found throughout Virginia. The opening celebration for the show will take place at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art on March 16th, 2018. The artists were selected by juror Cay Sophie Rabinowitz (born in Norfolk, Virginia), Director of OSMOS, a network of independent editorial and curatorial platforms based in New York. Rabinowitz has been Senior Editor of Parkett and Artistic Director of Art Basel. A recognized art world insider, Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, is known for her highly professional, yet d…

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New Waves 2018, 23rd annual juried exhibition, opens at Virginia MOCA

OTHERWORLDLY EXHIBITION FEATURING ARTIST INKA ESSENHIGH OPENS AT MOCA

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact Sallie Wiggins 757-425-0000 ex. 321Sallie@VirginiaMOCA.org Virginia Beach, VA – February 7, 2018 – The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) celebrates the opening of Inka Essenhigh: A Fine Line, 6:30pm on Friday, March 16. Essenhigh gained national attention in the late 1990’s and is known for her experiments with enamel paint, traditional oils, and printmaking. Inspired by time spent in New York City and Maine, Essenhigh developed her signature use of line by practicing automatic drawing. Fantastical images of the everyday, both urban and rural, distinguish her work. Essenhigh’s large-format paintings will illuminate MOCA’s TowneBank Galle…

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OTHERWORLDLY EXHIBITION FEATURING ARTIST INKA ESSENHIGH OPENS AT MOCA