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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

Multi-Faceted Art World Phenomenon, Wayne White, Explores the Battle of Hampton Roads in a Multi-Media Installation at Virginia MOCA

Monday, September 11, 2017
Dot Greene  PR & Marketing Specialist  757-425-0000 x321 Dot@VirginiaMOCA.org  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  (Virginia Beach, Va.) Aug. 18, 2017 — The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) announces the opening of their Fall/Winter Exhibitions on view Sep. 16, 2017 through Feb. 11, 2018 featuring an exclusive on-site installation; Wayne White: MONITORIUM. Artist, designer, author, entertainer and the subject of the 2012 documentary, Beauty is Embarrassing, Wayne White explores the 1862 Battle of Hampton Roads through a multi-media installation of the first battle of ironclad ships. Focusing on the intimate, human side of this game-changing moment in US naval history, the Unio…

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Multi-Faceted Art World Phenomenon, Wayne White, Explores the Battle of Hampton Roads in a Multi-Media Installation at Virginia MOCA

MOCA’s Boardwalk Art Show Presented by PNC Bank Awarded 3rd Best Art Show in the Nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine

Thursday, August 10, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Virginia Beach, Va.) August 8, 2017 — The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MOCA) Boardwalk Art Show presented by PNC Bank was awarded third place out of 200 art shows nationwide by Sunshine Artist magazine in the Fine Art and Design Show category. The annual ranking appears in the September issue, distributing this week. Sunshine Artist magazine is the leading publication for art and craft show exhibitors, promoters and patrons. Sunshine Artist magazine has published the list of top 200 shows in the nation for 25 years. Art show designation is determined by artist subscribers of the magazine who are asked to list their top 10 shows from the past year (Januar…

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MOCA’s Boardwalk Art Show Presented by PNC Bank Awarded 3rd Best Art Show in the Nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine

Internationally Renowned Artist MASER to Create Multiple Artworks in Virginia Beach

Friday, July 14, 2017
Dot Greene PR & Marketing Specialist 757-425-0000 x321Dot@VirginiaMOCA.org   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Internationally Renowned Artist MASER to Create Multiple Artworks in Virginia Beach   (Virginia Beach, Va.) Jul. 13, 2017 — The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and the ViBe Creative District in partnership with the City of Virginia Beach Office of Cultural Affairs will host internationally renowned artist, Maser, for an artist residency in July. Maser will create a large mural on the back of MOCA’s building (that faces I-264 heading west), a sculptural installation in the pop-up park across the street from the Convention Center and an entertainment stage, in ViBe Park…

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Internationally Renowned Artist MASER to Create Multiple Artworks in Virginia Beach