MOCAF strives to represent artists who are bold enough to go outside of the expected art genres of the typical Southwest. Unlike any other art/gallery/museum organization in Northern Arizona, MOCAF exhibits and promotes artwork not on a basis of sales or artworks that will be well received for its politically correctness but artwork and artists who speak to real issues and are bold enough to try something new or experiment with ideas that dive outside of traditional grand canyon paintings and Sedona type photography.
MOCAF – Museum of Contemporary Art Flagstaff – made a huge splash in Flagstaff in 2014. Launching two “pop-up” style art galleries, one in February and one in December, MOCAF immediately generated huge community buzz through grassroots online promotions. The exhibitions were well-attended and a had special hip vibe to them that few events can claim. MOCAF seems to have changed the overall picture of the art scene in Flagstaff, the results of which still remain to be seen.
The program was founded by local artists William Ambrose and Jacques Cazaubon Seronde, with original member artists Mike Frick, Jake Stannous, Erica Vhay and Billy Fefer. MOCAF is artists with a vision making that vision a reality on their own terms.