MADE IN VA¬
NOVEMBER 27, 2021–MARCH 6, 2022
For over 25 years, we have maintained a strong tradition of celebrating regional artists through our annual juried exhibition, New Waves. Our story finds its roots in a concerned and connected artist community. Virginia MOCA has never lost the goal of keeping ties with the talented artists who live close to our doors.
As our community evolves, so will the museum and its traditions. This year, New Waves has become Made in VA. The new title reasserts our commitment to Virginia artists. We will continue to bring together jurors who are at the top of their field with the talented contemporary artists found in the Commonwealth. With the new name come changes intended to strengthen our award program and provide opportunities for the growth and professional development of the selected artists.
MADE IN VA 2021 JUROR
This year’s juror is Grace Deveney. Grace Deveney is a curator and art historian. She is Associate Curator of Prospect.5: Yesterday we said tomorrow, a New Orleans-based contemporary art triennial (2021). Previously, she was Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Exhibitions at the MCA include Christina Quarles (2020; postponed until 2021) Direct Message: Art, Language, and Power (2019) and Groundings (2018; with Tara Aisha Willis), as well as presentations of the work of Paul Pfeiffer, Amanda Williams and Ania Jaworska. She is currently a PhD candidate in Art History at Northwestern University.
MADE IN VA 2021 ARTISTS
Federico Cuatlacuatl, Charlottesville
John Alan Stock, Virginia Beach
Megan Angolia, Chesterfield
Shara Appanaitis, Blacksburg
Cedric Baker, Dale City
Brittany Beach, Gainesville
Caitlin Blomstrom, Newport News
David Bohnhoff, Columbia
Sarah Boyts Yoder, Charlottesville
Vivian Chiu, Henrico
Kadija Corinaldi, Virginia Beach
Kay Darling, North Chesterfield
Chongyuan Du, Glen Allen
Eirene Espinoza, Virginia Beach
Suzanna Fields, Richmond
Chlo Finley, Henrico
Riley Goodman, Richmond
Lou Haney, Charlottesville
Gregory Hennen, Dyke
Linda Hollett-Bazouzi, Richmond
Donna Cooper Hurt, Hardy
Ray Johnson, Portsmouth
Marisa Stratton, Arlington
Janelle Washington, Alexandria
Brian Kreydatus, Williamsburg
Austin Miles, Petersburg
Nikki Painter, Chesterfield
Katherine Prock, Virginia Beach
Russell Richards, Charlottesville
Robert Schultz, Salem
Instagram Live Chat with Riley Goodman
December 9, 2022
Join Curator Heather Hakimzadeh for a conversation with current and past Virginia MOCA exhibiting artists and other inspiring creatives. Guests will give us a look inside their studios, share current projects, and discuss process and inspiration. This month’s guest is Made in VA artist Riley Goodman.
Artful Insights: Made in VA
February 24, 2022
Discover the amazing talent of artists living and working in Virginia. Join Made in VA exhibiting artists Katie Prock, Vivian Chiu, Austin Miles, Ray Johnson, and Kadija Corinaldi as they discuss their work. This is a great opportunity to discover new artists and learn about their approaches to artmaking.
Master Class with Megan Angolia
March 5, 2022
Join Made in VA exhibiting artist Megan Angolia for a master class inspired by her artistic viewpoint and process. In this workshop, you’ll hear from the artist how to sculpt an expressive face in clay and learn to capture the anatomical components of a person's likeness by sculpting a face in dynamic expression.