The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) invites Hampton Roads artists of all ages to participate in our upcoming Open (C)all 2016 exhibition. This is a unique opportunity for artists — including you — to have work on display in MOCA’s Fleming Gallery.
MOCA will feature the exhibition Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose in our galleries. Ten years ago, two San-Francisco-based artists, Annie Owens and Daniel “Attaboy” Seifert started the magazine Hi-Fructose to share the type of art they loved. Over the years, Hi-Fructose Magazine has become an influential publication with a devoted international readership, celebrating diverse art that transcends genres from artists who break away from conventional trends.
The pages of Hi-Fructose will come to life this summer through a MOCA curated retrospective. It will feature such notable artists as Beth Cavener, Wim Delvoye, Ron English, Shepard Fairey, Kate MacDowell, Olek, Mark Ryden, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Wayne White, Kehinde Wiley and many others. These artists have never been shown together in one location at one time. Viewers will find hyper-realistic paintings of unexpected animal and nature-inspired juxtapositions, intricately built sculptures that eclipse traditional themes and mediums, and even a crocheted mural.
Many of the artists featured in Turn the Page are influenced by art history. For this Open (C)all Exhibition, MOCA invites Hampton Roads artists to respond to the work of one of the following artists with which you connect in some way.
Andy Warhol | Max Ernst | Hieronymous Bosch | Francisco Goy | Alphonse Mucha | Walt Disney | Ingres | Frida Kahlo | Rembrandt | Dr. Seuss
Each of the artists above has been cited as influences of one or more artists participating in Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose.
All mediums are encouraged; the piece must simply reflect individual imagination in creating a new work of art. Show us how the art world influences you by submitting one original 2-D work of art and have your work featured in the Fleming Gallery of MOCA this summer!
An opening reception will take place on Tuesday, June 21, 6-8pm. Each participating artist is invited to attend.
Submissions can be made in person on Thursday and Friday May 26 and 27 (10am-5pm) or Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29 (10am-4pm).
What a great opportunity for anyone who enjoys art – Make plans to be a part of the art community.
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