These seven exibitions chart the history of both CoCA and the cultural scene in Seattle. Many notable firsts came from CoCA: the organization provided the introduction of many artists to the Seattle area, like Barbara Kruger and Komar and Melamid. Modern Primitives, and Gender, Fucked, provided premiere exhibitions into what were controversial topics at the time. With the Northwest Annuals and the Heaven and Earth series, CoCA has a strong tradition of exhibiting and highlighting local artists. For almost 35 years, and at many locations, CoCA has provided Seattle with ground breaking exhibitions that provide a kind of social history. Its exhibitions conveyed an immediacy and a connection to issues that served both to push the envelope and to provide fuzzy and fascinating snapshots of their eras. These exhibitions represent a fraction of what the physical archives hold and as funding, capacity and time allow, we will continue to develop what we hope will be come an important public resource and tool for those interested in learning more about Seattle's cultural identity and history.