Full Color Catalog from 2009 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition at Carkeek Park in Seattle. Curated by Center on Contemporary Art, edited by David Francis, with a history of Carkeek Park and essays by... More > David Francis, Show Curator, Joseph C. Roberts, CoCA Curator, and Ray C. Freeman III, CoCA President.
Features art work by Meredith Hall and Vaughn Bell, Barbara De Pirro, Kristin L. Tollefson, Miguel Edwards, Stephen Rock/Rock Brothers, Peppé, Gerry Stecca, Aaron Haba, Sylwia Tur, Julie Lindell, and Todd Lawson.< Less
A collection in three sections from a poet with passions in archaeology, visual media, assemblage, text art, teaching, and curation.
The inaugural volume in CoCA's Occasional Monograph Series,... More > published in celebration of National Poetry Month 2010.< Less
Full Color Catalog from 2012 Outdoor Art Exhibition at Carkeek Park in Seattle. Presented by Center on Contemporary Art, curated by David Francis, with essays by David Francis and Willow Fox.... More >
Seattle: Julie Lindell, Joe Reno, Miguel Edwards, Viewlands Group, Peppé, Brenda Scallon, Alan Fulle, Suze Woolf, Cameron Mason and Lara McIntosh, Josho Somine, Rebecca Maxim, Gary Golightly, The Unearth Collective; Bellevue and Sammamish: Fox Spears, Suzanne Tidwell; California: Judy Shintani; Oregon: Lee Imonen; Vancouver BC: Tiki Mulvihill.< Less
Full Color Catalog from 2011 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition at Carkeek Park and Point Shilshole Beach in Seattle. Presented by Center on Contemporary Art, curated by David Francis, with essays by... More > David Francis, Dan Smith, Brian Gay, and Ray C. Freeman III. Features art work by Anette Lusher, Thendara Kida Gee, Chris Papa, Barbara De Pirro, Gabriel Brown, Aaron Haba, April Lelia, Brian Gerich, Miguel Edwards, By Hand Fiber Consortium, Reginald Brooks, Stephen Rock, Zucker, Turner, Jacobson, Peppe, Julie Lindell, Matt Babcock, Eden Rivers, Teresa Burrelsmann, Dan Smith, Sylwia Tur, and David Francis.< Less
Combined catalog of CoCA's two 2010 outdoor sculpture exhibitions, Heaven and Earth II at Carkeek Park and Overgrowth and Understory at Cougar Mountain Regional Wildlands Park. The work of over 30... More > artists is represented. Maps of the exhibitions and essays about each show by curator David Francis round out the volume.< Less
Full Color Catalog from 2013 Outdoor Art Exhibition at Carkeek Park in Seattle. Presented by Center on Contemporary Art, curated by David Francis, with essays by David Francis. Includes in-situ... More > images of all works, and artist's statements from all 14 participating artists.< Less
Full Color catalog from 2010 show at Center on Contemporary Art. Since 2009, Seattle-based CoCA has explored the concept of exchanging artwork with contemporary art organizations, collectives, and... More > art departments east of the Cascade Mountains in the interior west with their series Across the Divide.
For the fourth incarnation of the series, "The New Boondocks", CoCA featured the work of 8 artists working in Montana alongside a group of 8 artists selected from the west side of the Cascades. The Exhibition addresses the proposition that the postmodern environment has spread into the rural landscape to the point where the art of the rural/ suburban/urban landscapes are indistinguishable.
East of the Cascades is represented by Brad Allen, Nicole Pietrantoni, Matt Hamon, Edgar Smith, Kevin Bell, Karina Noel Hean, Trey Hill, and James Bailey.
West of the Cascades is represented by Natalie Niblack, Janet Fagen, Gary Berg, Rodrigo Valenzuela, Lily Martina Lee, Zack Bent, Aaron Haba, and Libby Gerber.< Less
Catalog of the sculptor Peppé's 2011 Exhibition at the Center on Contemporary Art's Georgetown Gallery at Seattle Design Center, subsequently moved to the CoCA Showroom in the same building.... More >
This volume includes all the pieces in the original exhibition, plus additional pieces by Peppé not in the Gallery show, with commentary by CoCA president Ray C. Freeman III and an essay by CoCA curator-at-large David Francis.< Less
A complete color catalog of the 2012 CoCA Members' Show at our Georgetown Gallery, "Show Us Yours". Includes all of the artwork on display, as well as artists statements and bios of the 32... More > participating artists. Also includes short essays by Curator David Francis and CoCA President Ray C. Freeman III.
Members represented include June Olson, Dave Francis, Tristen Wuori, Jennifer Loomis, Reginald Brooks, Sarah Lavin, Dayton Knipher, Momoko Sudo, John Smither, Ray Schutte, Dara Solliday, Babs Fulton, Anne Marie McNamara, Mark Lubich, Anna Macrae, Kathy Liao, Karen Hackenberg, Seiko Purdue, Terra Holcomb, Suzanne Tidwell, Joseph Lavely, Aaron Haba, Philip Donahue, Nichole DeMent, Laurie Fronek, Vance Balter, Sara Everett, Fox Spears, Brenda L. Scallon, Roy Powell, Peppé, and Ray C. Freeman III.< Less
Recognized by art critic Matthew Kangas as one of the Northwest's 'new masters,' and widely collected by museums and art afficionados, painter Joseph "Joe" Francis Reno (b. 1943) came to an... More > early understanding that he would be a lifelong artist. His decision to join the Army in 1962, shortly after graduating from Ballard High School in Seattle, launched him on a formative period in his life, as he found solace in art from the demands of military service. By the time he left in 1965, Reno emerged with the clarity and self-understanding that he would live his life dedicated to art.
These excerpts from his journals offer a glimpse of his transformation during 1962-63, while also showcasing his wide-ranging interests in poetics, science, and mysticism. Together, they reveal a relatively unknown side to this fascinating Northwest artist and serve as the third volume in CoCA's Occasional Monograph Series in Artist's Writings, started in 2010.< Less