Tuesday, September 28, 2010

CoCA 18th Annual Art Marathon & Auction

Friday, October 8, 6:00 - 9:00 pm (or so)

Globe Building, Pioneer Square
(formerly Elliot Bay Book Company)
310 First Avenue S., Seattle, Washington

A 24 hour non stop art marathon, featuring 30 emerging and established artists starts at 9:00 am on Thursday, October 7, and ends at 9:00 am Friday, October 8. Nine hours later, on Friday night, the work is auctioned to benefit both the artists and CoCA. Three silent auctions are followed by a curated live auction. Dinner included and adult beverages available for purchase. VIP table purchase includes wine for the table. Click here to buy tickets.

Special Performance Art: during First Thursday Art Walk and right before the Live Auction on Friday

Seattle's own ticktock post modern aerial circus and dance company will perform their "ticktock vs. Perseus". Intrigued by the intersection of visual art and performance, post-modern aerial dance company ticktock has created a short experimental performance using Miguel Edwards' sculpture, Perseus, fresh from "Heaven and Earth II", our Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition at Carkeek Park, as the landscape.

City Arts Blog says it's "It Beats the Flying Trapeze", in their review of this spectacular performance.

The following artists are confirmed for the 2010 Marathon:

Kelly Lyles, Seattle, WA
Momoko Sudo, Oakland, CA
Geoffrey Garza, Seattle, WA
Joan Engelmeyer, Seattle, WA
Kate Vrijmoet, Seattle, WA
Wesley Wozniak, Seattle, WA
BK Tran, Seattle, WA
Daniel Lorentz, Seattle, WA
Kristin Tollefson, Bainbridge Island, WA
Sonya Stockton, Mountlake Terrace, WA Anette Lusher, Fife, WA
Vick Vercauteren, Bradenton, FL
David "Chula" Tupper, Seattle, WA
Craig van den Bosch, Seattle, WA
Aaron Haba, Camano Island, WA
Carol Skvorak, Seattle, WA
John Osgood, Seattle, WA
Tracy Boyd, Seattle, WA
Clare Johnson, Seattle, WA
Anne Simernitski , Redmond, WA Michael Shephard, Seattle, WA
Nathan Reese, Yakima, WA
David Francis, Seattle, WA
Reino Carlson, Seattle, WA
Holly Ballard Martz, Bremerton, WA
Suzanne Tidwell, Sammamish, WA
Anthony Callaway, Bellevue, WA
Todd Horton, Bow, WA
John Reese, Seattle, WA

Come by for First Thursday, from 5-9pm and meet the artists. Watch them work. Admission is free. Then come to the auction on Friday night and see the finished work, bid on it, and own a piece that you saw being made just the day before. You get great art (and a great meal from Cafe Paloma!), the artists makes some money, and CoCA's mission is sustained with your support. Where else can you stretch your money like that? See you there!

This event benefits the Center on Contemporary Art, a 501c3 organization, and is open to CoCA members and the public.

More info: www.cocaseattle.org

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Two Pioneer Square Alleys Feature First Thursday Events