Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Lucinda Bunnen Artist Talk - May 12

Lucinda Bunnen gave an artist talk on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 7 pm in MOCA GA Gallery I to discuss the twelve new works featured in the exhibition From Hatcher's Pond. We would like to extend a huge thank you to all those who came out and participated in the discussion! The night was a great success!

MOCA GA President/CEO/Director, Annette Cone-Skelton and Exhibitions and Collections Coordinator, Shana Barefoot introduced Atlanta artist Lucinda Bunnen to the crowd of 100+ people who had gathered to take part in the discussion. Bunnen, who was born in 1930 in Katonah, New York, discussed several artists whose work had influenced her new collection, including Cy Twombly's large calligraphic-style graffiti paintings and the works of Claude Monet. Bunnen describes her work as an attempt to photograph the abstract imagery that she finds so interesting. To her, each piece represents the relationship between earth, sky and water. During the discussion Bunnen revealed that this series of photos is substantially larger than the selection displayed here at MOCA GA. She brought many examples of her work for viewers to admire including some smaller versions of the images in the gallery, joking "I brought some smaller ones because Jerry Cullum wrote in his article, 'They look better big,' but they look just fine this size." Bunnen ended her talk by reading the poem "Birches" by Robert Frost.

To read Jerry Cullum's review of Lucinda's exhibition on click here.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

MOCA GA Interns

We would like to thank our 2009-2010 interns for all their hard work and dedication!

Megan Nare

Georgia State University
BA, Art History
Spanish minor

Cassondra Hayasaki

New York University
MA, Arts Administration

Savannah College of Art and Design
BFA, Art History

Rent the MOCA GA Expansion Gallery

The MOCA GA Expansion Gallery is available for Rent!

The 2400 square-foot MOCA GA Expansion Gallery is available for rent to artists or curators for solo or group exhibitions. Call Martha Brewer at 404.367.8700 for more information.

Call for Volunteers

MOCA GA Needs Volunteers!

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) needs volunteers to man the registration desk and greet visitors. We need volunteers to sign up for 10 am - 2 pm or 2 pm - 5 pm shifts Tuesday - Saturdays.

Volunteers are needed to greet visitors, direct them to the various exhibitions, answer simple questions about the exhibitions, hand out literature, encourage visitors to become members and participate in upcoming events, etc. In additions, volunteers will answer the phone, handle general inquiries about directions, exhibitions, opening dates and times, etc. and forward calls to staff members. MOCA GA will provide a brief training course and a volunteer handbook with all the information needed to do the job.

From time to time, volunteers will be asked to help with mailings or other general museum tasks. There will, however, be periods of time when things are very quiet so volunteers are encouraged to bring personal reading materials and/or tasks to fill their time at the reception desk.

Volunteers who help with the registration desk will be given the first opportunity to participate as special event volunteers, helping with our signature events such as MOCA GALA Art Auction, our largest fundraiser in the spring; Off-the-Wall Pin Up Show + Sale in the late fall; Art for Everyone, an off site event in the early fall and other workshops, exhibition openings and artist talks. In addition, our volunteers will be eligible for membership at MOCA GA after only 20 volunteer hours.

If you are interested in becoming a MOCA GA volunteer, please email MOCA GA at, subject: Volunteers.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Welcome! - May 2010

Welcome to MOCA GA's new blog! We hope you will visit this new site often to read, comment and enjoy!

All the best,

Annette Cone-Skelton

MOCA GA is going Social!

Not only are we now blogging, but MOCA GA is also on Twitter and Facebook! Follow us at for the very latest updates. Become a fan of our MOCA GA group page on Facebook to see pictures of exhibitions and events, learn about artists in the permanent collection and more! Check it out and become a fan at

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Working Artist Project 2010/2011

MOCA GA is pleased to announce the 2011/2011 Working Artist Project Winners. Congratulations to:

Katherine Mitchell

Labyrinth VI for Stein with Grey, 2004, Watercolor, chin-colle and graphite on paper

Katherine Mitchell is an Atlanta-based artist. She received a BFA from the Atlanta College of Art and a MFA from Georgia State University. A retired professor from the Visual Arts Department at Emory University, she has been extensively exhibited in Atlanta, across the United States and abroad. Most recently, Mitchell was featured in the Georgia Council for the Arts publication, Georgia Masterpieces: Selected Works from Georgia Museums.

Micah Stansell

Installation view of "Presynaptic Potential" at MOCA GA, 2010, Video work created for Le Flash, 2009

Micah Stansell is an Atlanta-based artist and filmmaker living in College Park, Georgia. He received an MFA in Digital Filmmaking from Georgia State University. His work has screened in galleries and film festivals across the United States and as far away as Beijing, China. Stansell has also worked as a cinematographer with artists on projects and installations that have been exhibited locally and internationally.
and Alan Caomin Xie

Mandala no. 10, 2008, Oil on Canvas

Alan Caomin Xie is an Atlanta-based artist originally from China. He has been teaching and working as a painter in the United States since 1999. He received a BFA from the China Academy of Art in sculpture and a MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in painting. He currently serves as head of the art program at Clayton State University. He has been widely exhibited in both the United States and abroad, primarily in China..
The 2010/2011 MOCA GA Working Artist Project (WAP) is an awards program to support established visual artists of merit who reside in the Atlanta metropolitan area. This initiative provides an unparalleled level of support for individual artists, expands the Museum's mission, and promotes Atlanta as a city where artists can live, work and thrive. As with past years, jurors selected three visual artists to receive the award, representing our city's best and brightest. These artists will be supported with an exhibition, promotion, a studio assistant, and a major stipend to create work over the course of one year. This program is supported by a major grant from The Charles Loridans Foundation with additional funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Allison Unruh, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) served as this year's guest juror.

MOCA GALA Art Auction 2010

The 2010 MOCA GALA Art Auction on April 10, 2010, in honor of Lucinda and Bob Bunnen was a big success and we thank our artists, patrons and sponsors for their support of Georgia art and artists. It was so wonderful to spend the evening with people who believe in MOCA GA and to see many familiar and new faces!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Exhibitions at MOCA GA: April 24-July 3, 2010

Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members, $1 for students

Lucinda Bunnen: From Hatcher's Pond

Exhibition Dates: April 24 - July 3, 2010
Lucinda Bunnen Artist Talk:
Wednesday, May 12th at 7 pm

Lucinda Bunnen, Hatcher's Pond I, 2010, C-Lambda print, 55x75 inches

The exhibition From Hatcher's Pond features twelve new works by Lucinda Bunnen in MOCA GA Gallery I.

Certain Artists, Curated by Susan Cofer

Exhibition Dates: April 24 - July 3, 2010

Katherine Mitchell, Mandala I, 1999, Gouache on Okawara paper

The exhibition Certain Artists features drawings from the MOCA GA permanent collection as well as Susan Cofer's private collection, on display in Gallery II. Among the artists featured are Genevieve Arnold, Marcia R. Cohen, Eula Ginsburg, Ruth Laxson, Susan Loftin, Katherine Mitchell and Rocio Rodriguez.
Susan Cofer: Absence of Certainty
Exhibition Dates: April 24 - July 3, 2010
Susan Cofer Artist Talk: Wednesday, June 9th at 7 pm
Susan Cofer, Absence of Certainty, 2010, Prismacolor on Arches hot press paper, 9.5x11.5 inches
The exhibition Absence of Certainty features twelve new works by Susan Cofer in MOCA GA Gallery III.
A Wall Drawing Installation by Rocio Rodriguez
Exhibition Dates: April 24- July 3, 2010
A wall drawing installation by Rocio Rodriguez will be on display in the MOCA GA Education/Resource Center.