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 2009 show at Center on Contemporary Art featuring artwork from the "dry side" of Washington State. Essays by Curator David Francis and CoCA President Ray C. Freeman... More > III.
Featured artists include: Michelle Acuff (Walla Walla), Kevin Bell (Missoula), Michelle Forsyth (Pullman), Kevin Haas (Pullman), Ryan Hardesty (Spokane), Chris Ireland (Pullman), Yuko Ishii (Riverside), Nicklous Meisel (Pullman), Megan Murphy (Spokane), Joseph Peila (Royal City), Reza Safavi (Pullman), Selene Santucci (Pullman), Mark Sherer (Stehekin), Richard Schindler (Spokane), Barbee Teasley (Leavenworth), Pedro de Valdivia (Pasco), and Steve Ward (Twisp).< Less
Full color catalog of CoCA's 2010 show of the same name. a group exhibition focusing on local artists from Europe and the Mediterranean exploring issues of memory, history, immigration, and... More > displacement. The show features video, sculpture, book art, site-specific mixed media installation, and 2D works. Artist represented include Timea Tihanyi (Hungary), Sylwia Tur (Poland) , Ingrid Lahti (Finland), Iole Alessandrini (Italy), Anette Lusher (Germany), Evren Artiran (Turkey), Tobias Walther (Germany), Paula Stokes (Ireland), Hanita Schwartz (Israel) and Simon Kogan (Russia).< 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