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New Waves 2018

March 17 - August 19, 2018

Virginia MOCA proudly celebrates its 23rd juried exhibition, New Waves 2018. This annual tradition presents a small portion of the vast array of artistic talent found in our Commonwealth. MOCA would like to thank juror, Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, and all the artists who submitted entries.

378 artists submitted work, our juror selected the following artists to exhibit:

Jean Benvenuto

Benjamin Boshart

Caryl Burtner


Alana Edwards

Marlowe Emerson

Marie Fornaro

Peter Geiger

M. Alexander Gray

Matthew Grimes

Meredith & James Hill

Everett Hoffman

Aimee Joyaux

Jihee Kang

Annie Layne (Third Place)

Rachel Lemanski

Nikki Leone

Carl Medley III (Honorable Mention) 

Mary Menzer

Angela Ramsey

Ana Rendich

Lauren Rice

Richard  Robinson

Jason Robinson

Stuart Shepard

Todd Webb

Echard Wheeler (Honorable Mention) 

Sandy Williams (Best in Show) 

Liza Wimbish

Megan Wynne (Second Place)

Juror:  Cay Sophie Rabinowitz (born in Norfolk, Virginia) is Director of OSMOS, a network of independent editorial and curatorial platforms based in New York. The brand OSMOS was founded in Berlin in 1997. Rabinowitz has been Senior Editor of Parkett and Artistic Director of Art Basel as well as faculty at Columbia University and Parsons. Rabinowitz has edited and published numerous monographs and critical essays on modern and contemporary art and culture. In 2011 Rabinowitz launched OSMOS Magazine to be an art quarterly “about the use and abuse of photography” wherein established practitioners are featured alongside the next generation. A recognized art world insider, Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, is known for her highly professional, yet deeply personal approach.


  • Best in Show:                         $2,000
  • Second Place:                        $1,000
  • Third Place:                              $500
  • Honorable Mentions:                $250 (two awarded)
  • People’s Choice Award:           $750

Take part in this year’s exhibition by voting for your favorite artwork during your visit to the Museum. MOCA will announce the winner of the People’s Choice Award at the end of the exhibition. 

Audio Walk:

Spring/Summer 2018 MOCA Audio Walk

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