Tuesday, February 26, 2008

WPA Auction Gala week events

WPA Auction Gala week has preliminary events for collectors and for those who would like to learn more about the curator selections. (All events are free of charge)

Preview reception this Thursday, February 28th from 6:00 - 8:30. This is an excellent opportunity to see the art before the crowds on auction night and to get a better understanding of the art selected by the curators...it is always a fun and interesting evening. The presentations will take place in the Katzen Auditorium - please be sure to RSVP to info@wpadc.org. Cocktails and appetizers will follow.

Sara and Marc Schiller, the founders of the Wooster Collective, will present,“From the Streets to the Gallery: How Contemporary Art is Being Influenced by the Urban Experience”Wednesday, February 27th, from 6:30 - 8:00, at the Katzen Museum. Sara and Marc are have been pioneers in documenting and supporting contemporary street art at the fine art level. Read more about them at www.woostercollective.com

"Insider's Guide to the 2008 WPA Selected Artworks,"tour with WPA Board Member and noted Washington DC, collector Frederick P. Ognibene, M.D. on Saturday, March 1st at the Katzen Center for the Arts at American University. Fred will lead small group tours through the exhibition of more than 130 works, discussing his experience with collecting works of art, and sharing insights into the auction curator selections. Fred has built an impressive collection of contemporary art, of both regional and international artists, with many works acquired through the WPA auctions and exhibitions of the past. Free tours will be offered at 11am and at 2pm, and will last approximately 90 minutes.

Auction ONLINE. For the first time ever, WPA will accept electronic bids on artwork through their website, launching at 10:00 pm on February 28, for those of you who would like to start your bidding early. Preview the artwork featured in this year’s auction, read guidelines and register for online bidding at www.wpadc.org.

Larissa Leclair
WPA Auction Coordinator
Washington Project for the Arts | 2023 Massachusetts Ave, NW | Washington | DC | 20036

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