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SEPTEMBER 2012

George Kocar Retrospective
1978 - 2012

Cuyahoga Community College
Eastern Campus
4250 Richmond Road
Highland Hills, Ohio
Opening reception September 13th 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Art about Art
Sandusky Cultural Center
Opening reception: September 9th 1 - 4 p.m.

George Kocar will be showing his work at the
Berea Art Festival, Sunday September 9th
Berea, Ohio


Anything Goes
Brecksville Center for the Arts
Friday September 7th
Opening reception: 6 p.m.

AUGUST 2012

George Kocar will be at the Lakewood Art Festival
August 4th, Lakewood, Ohio

JULY 2012

George Kocar will be at the
Syracuse Art Festival
July 27th through July 29th.

George Kocar's painting "Marbles" was accepted in
"Ohio Annual 23012," at the Zanesville Art Museum

George Kocar will have his tent at the
Cain Park Art Festival
July 13th through July 15th.
Cleveland Height, Ohio.

George Kocar will start his summer Art fest season
at Boston Mills Art Festival
July 6th through July 8th.

JUNE 2012

George Kocar was accepted in the prestigious
Butler Midyear Show, The Butler Institute of American Art
in Youngstown, Ohio. the show runs from June 24th to August 19th.

George Kocar's painting
Crazy about Vince IV was accepted in the
Ohio Art Leagues Annual Spring Exhibition
Show dates are June 7th until June 29th.
The show is held at Carnegie gallery,
Columbus Metropolitan Main Library
96 South Grant avenue, Columbus, Ohio

George Kocar painting "Kubist" received an
Honorable Mention at the Fairmount Art Exhibition
The Show runs from June 3rd through June 14th.

MAY 2012

George Kocar will head up the NOIS team for
Drawn 'n Quartered 4 at Loren Naji Studio
Saturday May 19th. 2138 West 25th Street

George Kocar was accepted in the "May show at Lakeland."
Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, Ohio
The show runs from May 18th until July 20th.

George Kocar had two pieces accepted in
Mansfield art Center's MAY SHOW
The show opens April 29th.

George Kocar has two paintings in
Artist Archives of the Western Reserve
May Members Show. the show opens May 4, 2012


George Kocar was sponsored by Cleveland State University,
and will paint a guitar for United Way's "GUITARMANIA 4."

APRIL 2012

George Kocar donated a linocut to Artcares 12 benefit.
The benefit will take place April 28, 2012

George Kocar will particate in ZYGOTE PRESS
100x100 Show, April 13, 2012

George Kocar will join John Carlson for a two person show
titled "CONTRASTS" at Trumbull Art Gallery
The show runs from April 8 - May 11, 2012

George Kocar will participate in SPACES
"Monster Draw Rally."
April 5th, 2012

MARCH 2012

George Kocar's painting "The Time Machine"
was accepted in the Barbara Luton Art exhibition
Shaker Heights Public Library.

FEBRUARY 2012

George Kocar is having a solo show titled

"SANITY CHECK"

at Arts Collinwood, Friday February 10th from 6 to 11 p.m.
15605 Waterloo Road
George Kocar will be having a Gallery Talk,
with Artist/Art Critic Douglas Max Utter<
Thursday, February 23rd at 7 p.m.


JANUARY 2012

George Kocar is part of the Sandusky Cultural Centers
Studio Skateboard Show
January 8th through February 12th, 2012.
The center is located at 2130 Hayes, Sandusky, Ohio
George Kocar will be showing his work as part of the
Ashland University Art Department Faculty Exhibition.
January 12 - February 10, 2012.
Coburn Gallery, 401 College Ashland, Ohio

DECEMBER 2011

George Kocar was included in the
Cleveland Artists Holiday Invitational
at the Trinity Cathedral Gallery
from December 2nd to January 29, 2012.
The gallery is located at
2230 Euclid Avenue
George is selling his work at the
Artcraft Building Holiday Show
December 3rd and 4th
2570 Superior Avenue


OCTOBER 2011

George Kocar's painting "The Divide" is included in
Cleveland State University's "2307 Chester Avenue The Last Exhibition."
Exhibition preview October 27th 4-6 p.m.
Reception October 28th 5-8 p.m.

George Kocar is having a solo exhibition in
Nutting Gallery, West Liberty University
West Liberty, West Virginia. Show opens October 26th.

George Kocar is included in Doubting Thomas Gallery
"Greatest Show on Earth" Show.
Show opens Friday October 14th. It runs for three weekends.

George Kocar is included in a show at the May-Salo Gallery
October 15 and October 16th from 12 to 5 p.m.
Gallery located at 13322 Wainstead, Cleveland, Ohio.

George Kocar is having a solo show titled "Season of the Dead"
at The Art Gallery at 4134 Erie Street in Willoughby, Ohio
Show opens October 14th with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m.

Kocar's work is included in Galeria Quetzal's 10th Anniversary Show
Show opens October 5th and ends November 5th.

SEPTEMBER 2011

George Kocar's work is included in Lakeland Community Colleges
Skulls & Skeletons in Art: Folk Art to Pop Culture.
Artist Reception Thursday October 27th from 7 to 9 p.m.
Show starts September 15th and ends November 3rd.

George Kocar was selected for The Ohio Watercolor Society's
Juried Show. Their will be an opening September 17th at the
Zanesville Art Museum.
George Kocar will display his work at the Tremont Art Festival
September 17-18th.
George Kocar will display his work at the Berea Art Festival
sunday September 11th.
George will have his work at the Art Gallery
4134 Erie Street, Willoughby, Ohio
For the opening reception of the NOIS members show
"Rock, Paper, Scissors." Friday September 9th from 6 to 9 p.m.

AUGUST 2011

George had his display at the Lakewood Art Festival
August 6th.

JULY 2011

Showing work at the Syracuse Art Festrival, Syracuse, New York, July 29-31.
George will have his display tent
at Hardesty park for the Akron Art Expo, July 23-24th.
George won a Directors Choice Award at
Cain Park Art Festival July 8-10th.
George created a piece for the Kokoon Art Gallery
to Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the
Kokoon Club at Bill Scheele's Kokoon Gallery
July 15th.
George displayed his work at The Boston Mills Art Fest over the 4th of July weekend.

JUNE 2011

George will be showing his work at the pretigious
Crosby Festival for the Arts
at the Toledo Botanical Gardens
June 24-June 26

George Kocar will be showing his work at
The Boston Mills Art Fest
June 30th-July 3rd.

MAY 2011

George Kocar had his paintings "Kubist" and "The Divide"
accepted into Manfield Arts Center MAY SHOW.
The show has an opening May 2nd from 2 to 4 p.m.

George Kocar's painting "Crazy about Vince IV" was accepted into
Lakeland Community Colleges MAY SHOW
The show opens May 20th from 7 to 9 p.m.

George Kocar led his Northern Ohio Illustrators Society at
"DRAWN & QUARTERED III" at the WALLEYE Gallery,West 53rd & Detroit
May 6th & 7th

JANUARY 2011

George Kocar is having a solo show of his work at Case Western University Mandel School of Applied Social Science
from January 18, 2011 until March 15, 2011


George Kocar is featuring three of his new "Kubist" paintings at Ashland University
faculty show from January 13 until February 4th.

DECEMBER 2010

George Kocar will be selling his work at the ARTCRAFT BUILDING
Holiday SALE, December 4th and 5th.


NOVEMBER 2010


George Kocar will have his work in the Artist Archives of the Western Reserve Holiday Show
from November 6th until December 18th.
George Kocar's "A Kubist Kind of Day" was accepted in the
Valley Art Centers 39th annual exhibition
from November 6th until December 1st


OCTOBER 2010


George Kocar entered "Shaman's Ride" in The Peoples Art Show
from October 29th until December 10th.
George Kocar won First Place in Utrecht's Your Show '10
George Kocar was the featured artist at Galeria Quetzal
Day of the Dead in Folk Art Show
from October 6th until November 10th

SEPTEMBER 2010

George Kocar's "Behind the curtain: Pablo looks at Judith"
was accepted in "Watercolor Ohio 2010 at
The Canton Art Museum opening September 4th.
George Kocar will have his display at the Tremont Art Festival Sepember 20 & 21st.
George Kocar will be at The Berea Art Fest September 12th.
George Kocar was accepted in the BayArts 48th Annual Exhibition
The show opens September 10th and runs until September 30th

AUGUST 2010

George Kocar's painting "Kubist" was accepted in "The Ohio Show"
at the Zanesville Art Museum
George Kocar painted the tall ships for
Artist Archives of the Western Reserve
"COLOR ME CLEVELAND"
The work was auctioned off August 21st.

JULY 2010

George Kocar had a display booth at the Syracuse Art Fest
Cain Park Art Festival
Boston Mills Artfest

MAY 2010

George Kocar has two of his paintings in the
Mansfield Art Centers "May Show."
There will be a reception sunday May 2nd from 2 to 4 p.m.
The center is located at 700 Marion Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio.


KOCAR'S KRAZY KUBIST KONCEPT

A solo show of Kocar's work at the (art)ificial gallery
opening saturday May 1st at 6 p.m.
17020 Madison Avenue in Lakewood, Ohio
The show will run until May 29th.

APRIL 2010

George Kocar's painting "Time Machine" will be at
Summit Art/Space's "FRESH Art" show. The show opens
4-30-10 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Summit Art/Space is at 140 Market Street in Akron, Ohio.


George Kocar will be selling
his work at SPACES Art Mart, Friday April 9th from 7 to 9 p.m.

JANUARY 2010

George Kocar will participate in Ashland Universities
faculty show at Coburn Gallery.The show opens 4 to 6:30 p.m.
January 14th with a reception for the artists.


George will have his work at The Pop Shop Gallery
$50 Dollar Show, Saturday January 9th.

DECEMBER 2009

George will have his art at The Artcraft Building Holiday Sale
on December 5th and 6th, 2570 Superior Avenue.


NOVEMBER 2009

New work will be featured by George Kocar at
BayArts Holiday Gallery Shop, starting November 21st.


H4>George Kocar will feature two new works at
The Artist Archives for the Western Reserve
Holidays Members Show and Sale.
The show runs from November 20th until December 19th.

George will feature work at SPACES "Erie Prom" benefit
November 7th.

OCTOBER 2009

George Kocar's Skull paintings will be included in
the "Skull a Day" show at The Sandusky Cultural Center, in Sandusky, Ohio.
There will be a reception sunday October 25th.

George Kocar will have a solo show, titled "The Two Sides of Kocar"
at The Art Gallery, 4099 Erie Street in Downtown Willoughby. There will be a reception friday October 9th from 7 to 10 p.m.
The show will run until November 6th.

SEPTEMBER 2009

George Kocar will be part of the "Cleveland Arts Connection" show
at the Indigenous Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio which starts September 28th.
The show will have a reception friday October 2nd. The show was curated by Mark Yasenchack and will feature almost thirty artists.


George Kocar will part of a group show titled
"A Vehicle for Satire...The Skull and Skeleton in Art: Folk Art to Pop Culture
at Lakeland Community College. The show runs from September 17th until November 3rd, with an artist reception October 29th.

George Kocar will feature new paintings in the theme
"Go Green" at the NOIS members show in Tri-C Eastern campus.
There will be a reception tuesday September 15th from 6 to 8 p.m. To see pictures of show, click here.

George Kocar will be showing and selling his work at
The Tremont Art Festival September 12 & 13th.


George Kocar will have paintings of Dead Celebrities
at "Icon if you Can" at The Pop Shop Gallery.
The show opens September 5th.

AUGUST 2009

George Kocar's painting "The Last Supper" is included in
"FRESH & WITTY!" at Summit artspace. The show opens August 14th and runs until September 19th.
Summit art space is at 140 E. Market, Akron, Ohio.

George Kocar will be selling his art at SQUARE FAIR
in Lima, Ohio August 7 & 8th.

July 2009

George Kocar will be selling his artwork at the SYRACUSE ART FESTIVAL
in Syracuse, New York from July 24 until July 26th.

George Kocar will be selling his work at CAIN PARK ART FESTIVAL
July 10,11,12

George Kocar will be selling his work at Boston Mills Art Festival
July 2nd until July 5th.

JUNE 2009

George Kocar will be part of "Color Me Cleveland" to benefit the Artist Archives of the Western Reserve.
You can catch George painting sunday June 21st from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.
The completed painting will be auctioned off at Rachel Davis Gallery
friday June 26th from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.

George Kocar will be at Bay Arts Artistic Yard Sale
saturday June 20th from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

George Kocar showed five paintings at the POP SHOP "50 Dollah Holler,"
saturday June 13th

MAY 2009

George Kocar is donating a painted dog for the 5th Annual Art Fur Animals.
It is a benefit for The Cleveland Kennels
and will take place Friday May 22nd from 6-10 p.m. at The Galleria at Erieview.

George Kocar is exhibiting work at the Pop Shop's "4th Annual Show."The show opens saturday May 2nd.

George Kocar donated work to the "Art and Cocktails" show at ASTERISK Gallery in Tremont.
The benefit raises money for the Tremont West Development Corporation.
The benefit is at 8 p.m. May 2nd.

George Kocar is exhibiting work at the Artist Archives of the Western Reserve
annual members "MAY SHOW." The show opens May 1st and runs until June 1st.

APRIL 2009


George Kocar is exhibiting and selling his work at
ARTMART 09 at Spaces Art Gallery. The show runs from
April 17th until May 1st.

MARCH 2009

George Kocar won an Honorable Mention at the 10th Annual
Barbara Luton Art Competition
at Shaker Heights Public Library. The shows runs from March 29th until May 4th.

George Kocar's work will be included in the POP SHOP "KNUCKLE SANDWICH" show
which opens saturday March 21st. The POP SHOP is located at
17020 Madison Avenue in Lakewood. For more info call 216-227-8440.

George Kocar was a state juror for the OHIO GOVERNORS YOUTH ART EXHIBITION
at Upper Arlington High School, March 14th.

George Kocar judged the 10th Congressional District Art Contest March 12, 2009.

JANUARY 2009

George Kocar judged the Lorain county students work for
SCHOLASTICS competition at Marion Steele High School.

George Kocar featured his skull paintings at Vision Art Gallery
"RED LIGHT SPECIAL" show which ran from January 23rd until February 21st.

DECEMBER 2008


For great Christmas Gifts
Locations you can find work by Kocar:
BayArts, 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village
The Art Gallery, 4099 Erie Street, Willoughby, Ohio
Devout Home, 19032 Old Detroit Rd., Rocky River, Ohio
Fuego 718, 249 Grand Street, Brooklyn, New York

George Kocar's work will be part of the
21st Annual Artcraft Building Holiday Sale
December 6th from 11 to 8 p.m. and 7th from 11 to 5 p.m.
The building is located at 2570 Superior Avenue

NOVEMBER 2008

George Kocar will be featuring a selection of his
Christmas Card Artwork at Low Life Galleries "Christmas Show."
The show opens Friday November 28th and runs until New Years.
Low Life Gallery is located at 16001 Waterloo Road, just past Beachland Ballroom.

A George Kocar linoprint lent by CMA Print curator Joan Brinkley
will be part of the Cleveland Artists Foundation "CLEVELAND COLLECTS" show.
The show opens November 20th and will run until January 2nd.
CAF is located in the Beck Center 17801 Detroit.

George Kocar will have work in the "Holiday Members Show"
sponsored by The Artist Archives of the Western Reserve.
The show runs from November 14th until December 20th.

Look for George's work at SPACES annual benefit
"MAMBO MUERTO" saturday November 1st.

OCTOBER 2008


George Kocar illustration of a demented Ronald Reagan
was included in Jerelle Kraus's book
"All the art that is fit to print..." published by Columbia University.

George will have work in Ashland Universities "Faculty Show" from October 23rd until November 28th.
The show is at Coburn Gallery and there is a reception thursday October 23rd from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.



George will have his work in The Sandusky Art Center "ORANGE" Show.
The show runs from October 19 until November 23rd.

George Kocar will be selling his work at The Crocker Park Fall Art Festival
in Westlake Ohio.



George Kocar's art will be part of
"COUNTING DAYS"
at Asterisk Gallery opening Friday October 10th.
The gallery is located at 2393 Professor Avenue in Tremont.
The show runs until November 1st.


SEPTEMBER 2008

George will have his work at The Tremont Art Festival
September 20th and 21st.

"NATURES BOUNTY"

George Kocar will be showing his work
along with fellow NOIS (Northern Ohio Illustrator Society)
members at Cuyahoga Community College Eastern Campus
September 16 through October 9th
Gallery Hours from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be a reception for the artists
tuesday September 16th from 6 to 8:30 p.m.


AUGUST 2008

George will be showing his work at The Lakewood Arts Festival
saturday August 2nd from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


JULY 2008

George Kocar's painting "Sisyphus" was accepted in The Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition.
The show opens July 30th and runs until August 10th.

George will be traveling out of state to be part of
The Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival July 25,26,27th.


George will be selling his art at the CAIN PARK ART FESTIVAL
July 11th to 13th.


George will be displaying his artwork at
The Boston Mills Artfest July 3,4,5,6.
Preview night is July 3rd from 6 to 9 p.m.

JUNE 2008

George Kocar was selected to paint a sculpture for
The St. Clair/Superior Development Corporation "Year of the Rat" project.
These over three feet high rats will be unveiled June 7th at The Wooltex Gallery.



George Kocar will be selling his work at
"Art by the Falls" in Chargrin Falls, Ohio June 7 and 8th.
This will be Georges second year at this venue.

MAY 2008

George Kocar is donating a painted dog sculpture as well as some
of his animal paintings for the 4th Annual "ART FUR ANIMALS."
Hosted by the Friends of the Cleveland Kennels
it will take place Friday May 23rd from 7 to 10 p.m.
at The Galleria at Erieview.


The 5700 Gallery presents a solo show of work by George Kocar with a reception
friday May 16th from 6 to 9 p.m.
The show is located at 5700 Broadway in Slavic Village.


George Kocar's painting "Primitive Punk" will be auctioned off at
"Op at the Top," a benefit for The Cleveland Artists Foundation
saturday May 17th at The Beck Center


George Kocar is exhibiting his large canvas
"BLUE VS. RED" in the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve
"10th Year Members May Show" opening May 9th from 5 to 9 p.m.
The show runs until June 13th.

APRIL 2008

The Vision Gallery in Collinwood presents the 25/25 show.
George Kocar is exhibiting 25 paintings all for $25 each.
The show opens saturday April 19th and runs until May 2nd.


George Kocar will display painted gourds
at the Sandusky Cultural Center in a group show titled "OUT OF A GOURD."
The show opens April 13 and runs until May 18th. The Center is located at 2130 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio.

MARCH 2008

George Kocars painting "The Flying Banana Returns"
was included in Shaker Heights Public Library Barbara Luton Art Competition.
The show opens sunday March 30th from 2 to 4 p.m.
The show remains on view until May 9th.

George Kocar displayed fifty three paintings at SPACES "ArtMart 2008." The show runs from March 21st to March 28th.

George Kocar won first place for his painting "Demo Out West"
at Bay Arts Juried Show "ARTISTIC BY NATURE."
The show runs from March 7 to the 30th.

FEBRUARY 2008

George Kocar featured a new series of Day of the Dead paintings
for the "Stupid Cupid" show at Doubting Thomas Gallery,
856 Jefferson, opening February 8th.

JANUARY 2008

George Kocar has three new paintings in the
"Art Department Faculty Exhibition" in the Coburn art Gallery, Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio

NOVEMBER 2007

"George Kocar - Paintings and Prints" will open
at Shaker Heights Public Library with a reception
from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
November 17th, 2007. The show will run until December 31st, 2007.

George Kocar will have work for sale at
The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve
"Holiday Art Show and Sale."
There will be an opening reception Friday November 9th from 5 to 9 p.m.
AAWR is located at 1834 East 123rd, Cleveland, Ohio.

George Kocar will have work at SPACES
"Garden Noir" benefit saturday November 3rd from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

SPACES is located at 2220 Superior Viaduct.


George Kocar will have a solo show
at THE COFFEE STATION
next to BAYARTS.


George Kocars' painting "Vince Tormented by Crows"
was selected for inclusion in
The Valley Art Center 36th Annual Juried Competition.
The show opens Friday, November 2nd and will continue until December 14th.
The Valley Art Center is located at 155 Bell, Chagin Falls.

OCTOBER 2007


George Kocar had two paintings selected for The Hoyt Institute
"2007 Hoyt Mid Atlantic Juried Art Exhibition."
There will be an opening reception October 7 from 2-4 p.m.
the show runs from October 2 - November 21, 2007.

SEPTEMBER 2007


George Kocar's painting "Pablo Stew"
was selected for inclusion in WATERCOLOR OHIO 2007.
The show opens September 22 at
The Middletown Fine Arts Center
and runs until October 20th. George's work was selected to be part of the Traveling Show.


NOIS "True Colors"

George Kocar will feature new paintings in the group show
"TRUE COLORS" sponsored by the Northern Ohio Illustrators Society
at Cuyahoga Community College Eastern Campus
The show opens September 18th with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.


George Kocar will have a solo show
at THE BECK CENTER FOR THE ARTS
opening September 7, 2007 from 7 to 9 p.m.
The Beck Center is located at 17801 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio.
The exhibit runs from August 24 until October 28.

AUGUST 2007


George Kocar's painting "He Loves Monet"
was selected for inclusion in the ZANESVILLE ARTS CENTER
Annual Ohio Juried Exhibition, August 23-September 30.
The Art Center is located at 620 Military Road, Zanesville, Ohio.


George Kocar's painting "The Blue Rock" was selected for inclusion
in the 43rd TAG Annual Juried Exhibition
from August 5 to September 22, 2007.
there will be an opening reception
August 5th from 7 p.m. with awards at 8.
the Trumbull Art Gallery is located at 196-198 E. Market, Warren, Ohio


George Kocar is one of 40 artists chosen for "Color Me Cleveland."
On August 3rd you can see George painting at Mall "C."
On August 6 to 10 his painting will be displayed at The Artist Archives of the Western Reserve,
1834 E. 123rd Street. on August 11th his painting will be sold at at Silent Auction benefiting the AAWR.

JULY 2007


George Kocars painting "Shaman's Ride" was included
in T.A.N.K.s (The Artists Network of Kent)
Juried Exhibition at KSU's Downtown Gallery
223 N. Water Street from July 11-28
There will be an Artists Reception Friday July 13, 2007 from 5 to 7 p.m.


George Kocar will have a tent at
CAIN PARK ARTS FESTIVAL
July 13, 14, 15 2007
Friday 3-8 pm, saturday 10-8 pm, sunday 12-5 pm
Lee & Superior Roads, Cleveland Heights, Ohio


JUNE 2007


George Kocar's work "Her Garden" was selected for inclusion in
BAYCRAFTERS BOTANICAL VIEWS
opening June 8th.


George Kocar will have a tent at ART BY THE FALLS
held in Riverside Park in Chagrin Falls June 9th & 10th.
Show hours are 10 a.m until 7 p.m. saturday
11 a.m. until 5 p.m. sunday.


George Kocar was invited to participate in
Just Art Cleveland at the Asterisk Gallery
June 8, 2007
The show will be part of the Tremont Art Walk.


George Kocar will feature his painting
"He Loves Monet" at the 9th annual spring
MEMBERS SHOW for the artists at
The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve
Reception June 1st from 5 to 9 p.m.
The show continues until July 13th.


MAY 2007


Year of the pig unveiling reception,
thursday, May 31st from 6 to 8 p.m.
will feature George Kocars PIG for sponsor
CUSTOM RUBBER CORPORATION.
Plain Dealer Building, invitation only.


George Kocar will auction off "Night Carousel"
as part of "CIRQUE DES ARTISTES" benefiting
The Cleveland Artists Foundation
saturday May 5th, 2007 at the
Metropolitan Ballroom in the
Huntington Bank Building

George Kocar will be a participating artist
at the CLEVELAND PUBLIC THEATRE BENEFIT
saturday May 5th, 2007.

APRIL 2007

George Kocar will have a solo show of works at the tasting room
of HEARTLAND VINEYARDS from April 24th until May 26th.
There will be an opening reception as will as a wine tasting
saturday April 28th from 7 to 10 p.m.
The tasting room is located at 24945 Detroit Road, Westlake, Ohio.


George Kocar will auction off his "Pablo's Dog"
at The 3rd Annual Art Fur Animals
April 13th at The Parish Hall
6205 Detroit Avenue. The event is from 7 to 10 p.m.
Click HEREto view pictures of dog.


George Kocar painted a small banner for "BANNER-RAMA"
at Convivium 33 1433 East 33rd Street.
The event is being held April 13th from 7 to 10 p.m.


George Kocar will be part of Art House's members show with the theme
"TRANSITIONS." There will be an opening reception friday April 6th from 5:30 until 9 p.m.
The show will continue until April 27th.


MARCH 2007


George Kocar will be featured in the show "COMIC RELIEF"
at The Cleveland Plain Dealer lobby gallery. The show runs from March 26th until May 4th.


George Kocar is the First Place winner for "Mad about Munch" at the Barbara Luton Art
Competition at the Shaker Heights Public Library located at 16500 Van Aken Boulevard.
There will be an opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. sunday March 25th.
The show continues until May 6th.


George Kocar had two paintings excepted for "ALL-OHIO JURIED ART EXHIBITION"
at the Pearl Conard Gallery at The Ohio State University at Mansfield. There will be a reception March 25th from 2 to 4 p.m. and the show continues until April 13th.


George Kocar will be part of SPACES ArtMart 2007 with an opening reception friday March 23rd from 5 to 9 p.m.

George Kocar along with Charles Pinkney will be the judges for
BAYCRAFTERS EMERALD NECKLACE SHOW.


FEBRUARY 2007


George Kocar was awarded a jury award
at BAYCRAFTERS Juried "Portraits and Figures Show"
for his painting "Monet: Thinking about Japan.
The show opens February 9th and will continue until February 24th.


JANUARY 2007


George Kocar will feature three large canvases for ASHLAND UNIVERSITIES
FACULTY SHOW at Coburn Gallery.
The show opens January 18th at 4:30 p.m. and continues until February 15th.


George Kocar work is featured in a show at Gallery 324 titled
"The Best of NOIS II." The show will feature artists from the organization
Northern Ohio Illustrator's Society (NOIS).
Gallery 324 is located in the Galleria at Erieview, 1301 E. 9th.
The show opens with a reception for artists January 13th from 6 to 9 p.m.
The show will continue until February 3rd.


George Kocar will have work in the show "52 weeks 52 works,"
at THE POP SHOP gallery opening January 6th
from 6 to 9 p.m. The gallery is located
at 17020 Madison Avenue in Lakewood.


George Kocar will have a one person show at the Clague Playhouse
in conjunction with the play "An Empty Plate in the Cafe Du Grand Boeuf."
The show and the play open January 12th and will run until February 4th.
The Clague Playhouse is located at 1371 Clague Road in Westlake.

DECEMBER 2006


George Kocars' painting "Adam & Eve Dance around God"
is included in the Cleveland Artists Foundation
show "Collectors' Choices" at The Beck Center
opening December 8th. The show runs until January 20th.
The center is located at 17801 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood.


George Kocar will have his work at "Auction for Artists #16" at Eikona Gallery.
The auction is saturday December 9th beginning at 7:30 p.m. Eikona is at 2180 West 11th in the Tremont neighborhood.


George Kocar will have a booth at the
ARTCRAFT BUILDING ANNUAL ART SHOW & SALE.
The sale is saturday and sunday December 2nd & 3rd.
Hours on saturday are from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., sunday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.


Look for small works of art by George Kocar at MOCA in the Artspace gift shop.

NOVEMBER 2006


Numerous works by George Kocar are included in the
Artist Archives for the Western Reserves Holiday Show & Sale.
The show opens November 17 and will continue until December 15th.


George Kocars' painting "Vince & Paul have it out"
is included in Valley Art Center's 35th Juried Annual Exhibition.
The show opens November 3rd and runs until December 15th.


OCTOBER 2006

The Show "BONES OF CONTENTION II" at the Sandusky Cultural Center will include numerous works by George Kocar. The exhibition opens sunday October 22nd from 1 to 4 p.m. The center is located at 2130 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio. Other artist in the show include: Ken Arthur, John Bavaro, Peter Billington, Diana Bjel, Barbara Chia, Erik Flesher, Salvador Gonzalez, Nina Vivian Huryn, Lynne Lofton, Charles Mayer, Michael Paulus, Nancy Prudic, Russ Revock, Matt Ritter, Melissa Rossi, Rafael Troya, Todd Wendt and Mark Yasenchack.

George Kocar's work was included in ARTIST ARCHIVES OF THE WESTERN RESERVE
exhibition "Marking the past." The show opens Friday October 13th from 5 to 9 p.m.
George Kocar will also do a painting demo on saturday October 14th. The Archives are located at 1834 East 123rd.

Juror Faith Ringgold accepted two of George Kocars paintings
and awarded him a Merit Award in the Hoyt Institutes
Mid Atlantic Juried Art Exhibition.
The exhibition opens October 1st from 2 to 4 p.m. and continues until November 10th.
The Hoyt Institute is at 124 Leisure Avenue
New Castle, Pennsylvania.


SEPTEMBER 2006

George Kocar will feature five new paintings at
The Edge Gallery as part of the NOIS member show.
The theme for this year is "NOW WE'RE COOKIN'."
The opening for the show will be Friday September 15th from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Edge Gallery is located at 1844 Euclid Avenue. The show will continue until October 6th.

George Kocar was awarded 2nd place at the BAYCRAFTERS 44th Annual Juried Show.
The show opens Friday September 8th and continues until September 30th.
Baycrafters is located in the Huntington Park Reservation in Bay Village.

Ashland University purchased six of George Kocars
large acrylic canvases for the Universities collection. Paintings purchased were:
Crazy about Vince III (2005) The Trial (2000) Expulsion (1997)
Livingroom Picasso (2004) Conversation with the Canvas (1997) Argyle Gargoyle (1988)


AUGUST 2006

George Kocar received a Jurors award for his watercolor "Picasso takes a Turkish Bath (after Ingres)"
at the 42nd TAG Annual, at the Trumbull Art Gallery in Warren, Ohio.
There is an opening reception August 19th from 7 to 9 p.m. The show continues until September 16th.
Trumbull art Gallery is at 196-198 E. Market, warren, Ohio.

George Kocar entries "Blue Rock" and "Shaman's Ride"
were accepted in the OHIO ANNUAL SHOW
at the Zanesville Art Center
The show will run from August 17th until September 17th with a reception
sunday August 20th from 2 to 4 p.m.

Work by George Kocar will be included in Gallery 324's
"The Female Figure In Art: Contemporary Northeast Ohio Artists" show.
The show opens August 5th and runs until August 26th. Gallery 324
is located at 1301 East 9th Street in the Galleria.


George Kocar is having a solo show at THE ASHTABULA ARTS CENTER.
The show opens with a reception August 4th from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
and will run until August 29th. The center is located at
2928 West 13th, Ashtabula, Ohio.


George Kocar was awarded BEST OF SHOW at the
Art House SEAN Annual Members Show
The theme for the show is "A Face In The Crowd"
The show opens Thursday August 3rd from 7 to 9 p.m.
at the Beck Center for the Arts
17801 Detroit Lakewood, Ohio

George Kocar had all three of his paintings
accepted for The Ohio State Fair annual juried exhibit
the show opens August 1st and continues until August 13.

JULY 2006

Paintings by George Kocar are featured in BAYCRAFTERS
FACULTY SHOW & WORKSHOPS opening July 7th from 7 to 9 p.m.
Baycrafters is located at 28795 Lake Road at Huntington reservation.


JUNE 2006


The Law Office of David G. Phillips
presents a solo show by GEORGE KOCAR
June 30th to August 31st.
There is a reception for the artist
Friday June 30th from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m.
The law office is located at
17921 Lakeshore Blvd.


George Kocar had two paintings accepted in BAYCRAFTERS JURIED FLORAL SHOW.

George Kocar is a proud participent in The JAR, June Art Review
a showcase of area talent being held at
the Galleria at Erieview,
kicking off with a party Friday June 2nd from 6 to 10 p.m.

All three of George Kocars' entries made it into the "4th Annual CSU Alumni Art Exhibition,"
at The Edge Gallery, 1844 Euclid Avenue. There will be an opening reception
wednesday June 7th from 5:30 until 8 p.m
The show will be open to the public six days a week, Monday to Saturday.

George Kocars' watercolor Cubist Cats and Cows was
accepted in WATERCOLOR U.S.A. 2006 at
The Springfield Museum of Art in Springfield, Missouri.
There is a preview reception on June 9th from 5:30 until 7 p.m.
The painting was purchased by a museum patron.


MAY 2006


George Kocars' work will be featured at the
Cleveland Arts Foundation Annual Benefit,
"A Century of Design" Celebrating Viktor Schreckengost's 100th Birthday,
at The Galleria May 20th.


APRIL 2006


George Kocar will be included in the Artist Archives
of the Western Reserve members show,
COMING HOME. The show will have an opening reception April 28th from 5 to 8 p.m.

An opening for the Lunar Year of the Dog
at the PLAIN DEALER will feature George Kocars' two "lucky dogs"
as will as three of his paintings, wednesday April 26th.

Two of George Kocars' Dog paintings will be auctioned off
at "ART FUR ANIMALS" at Artefino, 1900 Superior saturday
April 22nd from 5 to 9 p.m. The auction benefits The Cleveland Kennels.

George Kocars' work will be included at the Zanesville Art Center,
ART IN BLOOM XXIV, saturday evening April 22nd.
The Center is located at 620 Military Road, Zanesville, Ohio.

MARCH 2006

George Kocar had two of his paintings in the
"Annual All-Ohio Juried Art Exhibition" at
The Ohio State University Mansfield Campus.
There will be a reception for the artists sunday March 26th from 2 to 4 p.m.
The Mansfield show is at the Pearl Conard gallery,
1680 University Drive, Mansfield, Ohio.


George Kocar had two of his paintings accepted by
juror George Kozmon for the "Prism juried exhibition"
(including "Crazy about Vince III" seen here)
at the Fine Arts Association. There will be an artists reception
from 5 to 8 p.m. saturday March 25th.
The show will remain on view until May 12th.
The Association is located at 38660 Mentor Avenue in Willoughby.


FEBRUARY 2006


George Kocar is organizing and participating in a show at
The Sandusky Cultural Center in Sandusky, Ohio.
The shows title is "The Best of NOIS," that will feature over 50 works by
the organizations members. The show opens sunday February 26th and continues until April 3rd.


George Kocar had two of his paintings accepted in The Greater Midwest International XXI
at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Missouri.
The show opens February 13 and runs until March 16th.

JANUARY 2006


George Kocar was invited to take part in a group show titled
"Cleveland in Focus" in the Plain Dealer lobby.
The show opens on January 30th and will run until April 1st.


George Kocar will take part at Ashland University
Department of Art Faculty Exhibition.
The show opens with a reception January 12th and ends on Febuary 13th.


George Kocar is displaying his work in a group show titled "PURPLE"
at The Sandusky Cultural Center opening on sunday January 8th.
The centers hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. sunday to friday.
The Show will run from January 8th until February 12th.
The center is located at 2130 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio.
For photos of show click here


George Kocar is having a solo show of his work at the Bay Village Branch
of The Cuyahoga County Public Library in the reading room. The show features art historical parodies.
The show opens January 5th, during regular library hours.

DECEMBER 2005


George Kocar will be selling his work at the 18th Annual ARTCRAFT
Building Open Studio Holiday Sale December 3rd and 4th.
The show will be open from 12 to 7 p.m. saturday, and 12 to 5 p.m. sunday. For more info go to: www.artistsofcleveland.com/artcraft.htm


NOVEMBER 2005


George Kocars' painting "Cubist Cats and Cows Show" was selected for inclusion in THE 34th ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION at the Valley Art Center in Chagrin Falls. The show opens November 4th and runs until December 16th.

OCTOBER 2005


George Kocar will be part of a group show titled
"Bones of Contention: The Skull and Skeleton on Art."
The show will be held at Cuyahoga Community College
Western Campus Gallery West. The show runs from
October 3rd until November 5th, 2005.
There will be a reception for the artist
Saturday October 29th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.


George Kocar will be having a solo show at The Fitton Center
opening October 1st until November 23rd, 2005.
Titled "George Kocar: Comic Cure" it will be presented in the Anne Bever Galleries.
There will be a reception for the artist saturday October 8th from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Fitton Center is located at 101 South Monument Avenue, Hamilton, Ohio.

To view photos of show click HERE

SEPTEMBER 2005

Kocars painting "Pablo playing poker with dogs,"
was selected for inclusion in
The Ohio Watercolor Societys Annual juried show.
The show will be held at The Mansfield Art Center.

AUGUST 2005

George Kocar had two of his paintings included in the 2005 OHIO STATE FAIR.
The Fair runs from August 2nd to the 14th.

JUNE 2005


George Kocar won an Honorable Mention at THE EDGE GALLERY "3rd Annual CSU Alumni Art Exhibition." The show opens June 2nd and continues until July 8th. The gallery is at 1844 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland.


MAY 2005


George Kocars' painting "Sideshow" won a Jurors Award at ZANESVILLE ART CENTER
juried 59th Annual MAY SHOW. The show dates are from May 1st until June 5th, 2005.
Kocar also had his watercolor "Pablo's Zoo" accepted by the jury.


Kocars show at the Flying Monkey has been extended through June.

APRIL 2005

There will be a solo show of George Kocars' work at The Flying Monkey Pub,
819 Jefferson Avenue in Tremont. The show opens April 8th and will be part of the Tremont Art Walk.


George Kocars' work is part of Baycrafters "Cat & garden show."
Baycrafters is located at 28795 Lake Road in Bay Village.

MARCH 2005


George Kocar is having a one person show of his paintings in the Bay Village Libraries
reading room. The paintings were done from 1980 to 1990.


FEBRUARY 2005


George Kocar is having a solo show of his work at Lucky's Cafe in the Tremont area of Cleveland.
The show runs from February 4th until March 4th.
There will be a reception as part of the Tremont Art Walk Friday February 11th, from 6 to 9 p.m. Lucky's is at 777 Starkweather Avenue.


JANUARY 2005


George Kocar is showing three large canvases at Ashland University Faculty Exhibition in the Coburn Art Gallery.
The show opens January 20th and runs until February 18th.


George Kocar painting "Vince & Paul have it out" was accepted in the Greater Midwest International Exhibition XX at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Missouri. The show opens January 25th and run until February 25th.


George Kocar will be part of the group show "RED" at the Sandusky Cultural Center, which opens on Sunday January 9 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Center is located at 2130 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio. The exhibition runs until February 13th.

NOVEMBER 2004


George Kocar is participating in the Tri-C Faculty Art Exhibition at Gallery East, 4250 Richmond Road, Highland Hills, Ohio. There will be a reception Tuesday Novemver 2nd from 6 to 8 p.m. The show continues until December 2nd.


George Kocar was invited to participate in an exhibition titled:
"PIGMENT: CONTEMPORARY PAINTING INVITATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITION" at Bradley Universities Heuser Art Center Gallery. The show will have a reception November 11th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The gallery is at 1501 West Bradley Avenue, Peoria, Illinois, and will continue until December 3rd.


Juror Barbara Tannenbaum Chief Curator at The Akron Art Museum accepted Kocars painting "Wasteland" for inclusion in the Valley Arts Center 33rd Annual Exhibition. There is an opening reception Friday November 5th from 6 to 8 p.m. The Center is located at 155 Bell Street, Chagrin Falls, Ohio. The show continues until December 17th.


OCTOBER 2004


Juror Peter Plagens chose Kocars painting "Beerframe" for inclusion in the "2004 Hoyt Mid Atlantic Juried Art Exhibition" at The Hoyt Institute of Fine Art. The Institute is located at 124 Leisure Avenue in New Castle, Pennsylvania. The show will be on display from October 5th until November 19th. There is an opening reception on October 10th from 2 to 4 p.m.


The work of George Kocar as well as nine other artist is featured at Mardi Gras in a show titled: "10x3." Mardi Gras is at 1423 East 21st.


SEPTEMBER 2004


George Kocar will be part of the Northern Ohio Illustrators Society members exhibition titled "Heaven and Hell." The show will be held at The Edge Gallery, 1844 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. There will be an opening reception Friday September 17th from 5 to 10 p.m. The show runs from September 17 to October 30th.


Juror George James chose George Kocars painting "He likes Van Gogh, she loves Gauguin"
for inclusion in the Ohio Watercolor Society 27th Annual Exposition. The show is at the Owens Illinois World Headquarters Building, One Seagate, Toledo, Ohio. The show opens September 18 and runs until October 15th.

The work of George Kocar and his daughter Allison will appear at The Valley Art Center in a show entitled: "All in the family." The show runs from September 11 to October 22, 2004. The Center is at 155 Bell Street in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

George Kocars' painting "Sideshow" will be included at Limner Gallery group show titled "FANTASTIC VISIONS." The show runs from September 2nd to September 30th. There will be a reception saturday September 4th from 4 to 6 p.m. Limner Gallery is at 59 Main Street, Phoenicia, New York. Go to www.slowart.com to see images from the show.


AUGUST 2004


George Kocar is having a one person exhibition of his work at Mount Union Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, Ohio from August 23rd through September 24th. There will be a reception sunday September 5th from 2 to 4 p.m.


The paintings "Blue Rock" and "Lessons Unlearned" were accepted for inclusion at The Ohio Exposition Center, Columbus, Ohio. The show runs from August 2nd to August 15th.

JULY 2004

George Kocar will be part of a group show titled "Insight Out" at The Edge Art Gallery, 1844 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio.


JUNE 2004


The Deadhorse Gallery is sponsoring a show titled "Birds, Bees & Fantasies" at the Avon Lake Public Library. Work by George Kocar will be featured as well as work by Harry Melroy, Lynn O'Brien, John Rannally and Mark Yasenchack. The library is at 32649 Electric Boulevard. The show opened on June 5th and will continue until July 1st.


Works by George Kocar are included in "The 2nd Annual CSU Art Exhibition at The Edge Gallery.
The show opens on June 4th and ends June 30th. The Edge gallery is at 1844 Euclid Avenue.


MAY 2004


Guitarmania is back and so is a new guitar by George Kocar.
The 10' Stratocaster features scenes from outdoor venues
as Tower City and the Scene Pavilion on the front and Blossum Music Center on the back. The guitar is titled "OUTDOOR ROCK!"
The guitar was sponsored by AMCO and is in front of the Rock Hall throughout the summer.

APRIL 2004


George Kocars painting "Livingroom Picasso" will be featured at
the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve annual members show.
The theme of the show is "INTERNATIONAL APPEAL."
The show opens April 23rd and will continue until June 4th.


George Kocars painting "To be Van Gogh," was selected for inclusion
in THE GREAT PLAINS INTERNATIONAL at the Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art, Fort Hays, Kansas.
The show opens April 30th and will run until May 28th.


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George Kocar will be having a one person show at The LeFevre Art Gallery, The Ohio State University- Newark Campus. The show opens Monday April 5th and will run until Sunday May 23rd. There will be a reception for the artist Thursday April 8th from 5 to 8 p.m. The gallery is located at 1199 University Drive, Newark, Ohio.


George Kocar is included in a show of Beck center Instructors
at the Avon Lake Public Library, Avon Lake, Ohio from April 4th until April 30th.
Click here to view photos of show.

MARCH 2004

Juror Dr. Louis Zona selected "He likes Van Gogh, She loves Gauguin" by George Kocar for inclusion in OH + 5 at The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio. He also awarded the painting a jurors award. The show opens March 5th and runs until April 25th.


FEBRUARY 2004


George Kocar is featured in a one-person show at FATCATS
in the Tremont area of Cleveland.
The show runs from February 13th until March 10th.
Fat Cats is located at 2061 West 10th.



George Kocar will be included in the group exhibition "Go Figure"
at the Sandusky Cultural Center. The show opens
Sunday February 22nd and runs until March 28th.
The Center is at 2130 Hayes Avenue in Sandusky, Ohio.
There will be an opening from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday February 22nd.
The other artists in the show are Donna Coleman, Erik Flesher, Lisa Kenion, Doug Unger and Russ Revock.


JANUARY 2004


George Kocar's work is included in the Ashland University
FACULTY EXHIBITION at the Coburn Art Gallery.
The show opens January 15th and continues until February 19th.

NOVEMBER 2003


George Kocar's painting "He likes Van Gogh, She loves Gauguin"
was selected by Juror Susan dePasquale for inclusion in
VALLEY ART CENTERS 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition.
The show opens November 7th until December 12th,
and is located at 155 Bell Street, Chagrin Falls, Ohio.


George Kocar was invited to exhibit in the
"Visiting Artist Exhibition" at Lorain County Community College, Stocker Center Gallery.
The show opens November 9th and runs until November 23rd.
The college is located at 1005 Abbe Road North, Elyria, Ohio.

George Kocar is exhibiting his work at The Beck Center for the Arts "2003 Faculty Show".
The show opens November 9th. The Beck Center is at 17800 Detroit Road, Lakewood, Ohio.

SEPTEMBER 2003


George Kocar's painting "Pablo's Cats" was accepted for inclusion in
WATERCOLOR OHIO 2003 in Zanesville, Ohio.
The painting also won The George Stocker Memorial Award of $250.
The exhibition opens September 20th and runs until October 31st.


AUGUST 2003

The Dead Horse Gallery in Lakewood, Ohio is hosting
this years annual NOIS (Northern Ohio Illustrator Society)
from August 1st until August 30th. For more info call 216-228-7214.


Crazy about Vince II was excepted for the Ohio State Fairs Fine Arts Exhibition in Columbus, Ohio. The exhibition opened August 1st and runs until the 17th.


JULY 2003

George Kocar is having a solo show at The Cuyahoga Community Regional Library Bay Village Branch from July 1st until the end of August. Call 440-871-6392 for details.


JUNE 2003

George Kocar was one of the twenty four artists selected to paint a fire hydrant for the project "Clevelands on fire." Sponsored by SPARX the event will be held on June 20th.Click here for views of the painted hydrant.

The paintings "Ugly Flags" and "Wasteland" were accepted in
"The First Annual CSU Alumni Art Exhibition." Show opens June 6th at 1844 Euclid Avenue.

APRIL - MAY 2003

George Kocar will give a gallery talk in conjunction with the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve members show, "Without Fur." The talk will be held on Thursday May 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. The show runs from April 25 until June 6th. The Archives is located at 1834 East 123rd street, Cleveland, Ohio. For more info call 216-721-9020.


George Kocar's linocut "Redhead" accepted in The 80th Annual Spring Show at The Erie Art Museum.
The Show opens April 26th and runs until June 22nd.


MARCH 2003

George Kocars' painting "To be Van Gogh" included in "ALL-OHIO JURIED EXHIBITION"
at The Pearl Conard Gallery, Ohio State University at Mansfield, Mansfield, Ohio.
Shows runs until April 27th.


George Kocar had his linocuts "Redhead" and "Vince" accepted in "PRISM 2003"
at the Fine Arts Association in Willoughby, Ohio. The show runs until April 25th.


George Kocar will be part of a two person exhibition along with
Dayton's John Benvenuto at Roy G Biv Gallery in Columbus, Ohio.
Click here to view photos of show preview.

JANUARY 2003

George Kocar is elected to be the President of The
Northern Ohio Illustrators Society (NOIS).

DECEMBER 2002

George Kocar was selected by co-curators Marianne Berardi & Joseph Kisvardai for inclusion in "Hired Hands: Then and Now" Cleveland's illustrators(1920-2002) at The Beck Center in Lakweood, Ohio. Sponsored by The Cleveland Artist Foundation.

NOVEMBER 2002

George Kocars linocut "Redhead" accepted at the Valley Arts Center, 30th Juried Exhibition, in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.


George Kocar exhibits "Shotgun Wedding" at Cleveland State, in their Peoples Art Show.

OCTOBER 2002

George Kocar painting "Wasteland" was accepted for inclusion in the Hoyt Institute of Art "MidAtlantic Art Exhibition, New Castle, Pennsylvania.

George Kocar wins first place in the show "Fables Retold", at the Valley Art Center in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. The show is sponsored by The Northern Ohio Illustrators Society.

SEPTEMBER 2002

Kocars watercolor "Pablos zoo" was accepted for The Ohio Watercolor Societys juried show. There will be a reception September 28, 2 to 4 p.m. at The Appalachian Gateway Center in Sadinia, Ohio.


George Kocar exhibited his painting "The Accused" at The University of Akrons Faculty Art Exhibit.

George Kocar exhibited and sold two paintings at Eikona Gallery in Tremont.

AUGUST 2002

George Kocar wins award at The Society of American Graphic Arts for his linocut "Redhead." He won the SAGA award honoring Riva Helford. The show is being held at The Arts Students League, 215 West 57th, New York, New York. There will be a reception August 6th from 5 to 8 p.m. The show continues until August 17th.

August 2002

George Kocars painting "Wasteland" is selected for the Ohio Exposition Centers Exhibition in Columbus, Ohio. Dates of the show are from August 1st until August 18th.

JULY 2002

Kocars' painting "Monet: Reflection" is selected for inclusion in the
66th Butler Mid-year show at The Butler Institute, Youngstown, Ohio

SUMMER

George Kocar helps suburban groups, The Westlake Junior Womans Club and the Rocky River Junior Womans Club by painting benches for the 2002 "Sitting pretty' project. The Westlake bench is called "Pablo's Zoo" and the Rocky River bench is titled, "River Pirates."

SUMMER

House of LaRose sponsors George Kocar in United Ways project, which will debut at the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME June 14th. The 10' tall stratocaster guitars will be placed around the city of Cleveland throughout the summer and will be auctioned off at the Rock Hall in October. Click here for more views of the guitar.

June 2002

George Kocar along with artists Jack Delaney and Erik Flesher will be showing new works at the DEAD HORSE GALLERY in Lakewood, Ohio. The show opens June 14th.

May 2002

George Kocar paints colorful adirondack chair for the Cleveland Botanical Gardens, titled "Pablo's jungle." The chair will be displayed at the Botanical Garden Flower Show from May 29th to June 2nd.

George Kocar had two paintings accepted for the "Taos National Watercolor Exhibition" at the Taos Art Museum.

April 2002

Kocars' painting, "Monet: Reflection included in the juried show "All-Ohio 2002" at Ohio State Universities Mansfield Campus. Show opens April 7th and ends April 28.

February 2002

George Kocars work is included in the "Stupid Cupid" show at The Doubting Thomas gallery in Tremont. The show opens Friday February 8th from 6 to 10 p.m.

September 2001

George Kocar is having a one person show at the Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 West 13th Street, in Ashtabula, Ohio. There will be a reception for the artist on September 14th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information on the show call 440-964-3396.


August 2001

George Kocar achieves signature status with the Ohio Watercolor Society.


July 2001

ArtMetro show "Games people play" featuring the artists of NOIS (Northern Ohio Illustration Society). The show will feature a juried session around the theme as well as over 50 other pieces. Also, the original art for Custom Graphics 2001 Calendar will be featured. The show runs from the opening Friday July 27th until August 25th. For more information click onto the NOIS web site.

SUMMER 2001

George Kocar was selected to participate in the "Sitting pretty" painted bench project for the Westlake Junior Woman's Club. The project brought together 5 Cleveland suburbs- Bay Village, Rocky River, Lakewood, Fairview Park and Westlake.
For his bench, Kocar decided to paint wild colorful cubist cats. The benches will be situated at different locations throughout the summer and will be auctioned in August and September.

June 2001

George Kocar painting The Trial accepted in The Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The 60x48" acrylic on canvas was selected by juror Howard Fox, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for inclusion in the show.
The Festival runs from June 1st until June 17th.


May 2001
Artmetro gallery
George Kocar wins jurors award at the American greetings Spring fine art show with his painting UGLY FLAGS. The 48x48" acrylic on canvas painting was awarded a $250 prize by jurors Viktor Schleckengost, Carrol Cassil and Susan Channing. He also has two other paintings in the show Running Bull and Painting.
The show features 99 pieces of art, and runs until June 2. ArtMetro is at 530 Euclid, Cleveland, Ohio.


Copyright George F. Kocar 2006