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CoCA New Wave Ball & Auction

CoCA’s 24th Annual 24-hour Art Marathon & Auction

Celebrating our 35th Anniversary, we are proud to announce the CoCA New Wave Ball & Auction, our 24th Annual 24-hour Art Marathon and Auction.

About the Art Marathon & Auction:
CoCA’s 24th Annual 24-Hour Art Marathon & Auction is a three-day celebration of contemporary art. Held at the Summit Building in Seattle (420 E Pike St), the events starts at 10am Thursday, November 10 when over 20 artists embark on a 24-hour journey where they paint, draw, collage, spray and wax their way to over 100 new works of art. For this years marathon and auction we are throwing it back to CoCA’s first year, 1981. It was the New Wave era. Glam it up and pull on those wristbands, studded belts (and hot pink?)!


We’ve put together a stellar list of artists for this year’s event including: Juli Adams, Zeynep Banu Alev, Crystal Barbre, CASH, Casey Curran, Julie Devine, Jessica Dodge, Braden Duncan, Galvanic Games, Aaron Haba, Gabriel Marquez, Hanna Myers, Kemba Opio, Kyle Rees, Erika Rier, Sara Takako-Skinner, Mackenzie Stratton, Robin Walker, Casey Weldon, Leslie West, Daniel John Williams, and Junko Yamamoto. Plus Daniel Carrillo will be back creating tin-type portraits for you on site during the preview party on Thursday, November 10!

These artists are preparing to paint, cut, design, melt, fabricate, code, photograph, glue, snip, draw, wire, and sew over 100 phenomenal new works of art during the frenetic, controlled chaos that is the CoCA 24-Hour Art Marathon.

Schedule of Events:

On the evening of Thursday, November 10, we hold our popular Art Preview Party during Capitol Hill Art Walk where the public is invited to preview the completed works and hoist a glass of beer in celebration. On Saturday, November 12, these freshly minted works of art will be auctioned off by the indomitable and entertaining auctioneer, Laura Michalek. Guests will be treated to a sumptuous seated dinner.

The entire event launches at 10AM on Thursday, November 10 with 24 hours of controlled chaos as 20+ emerging and established artists paint, draw, wax, construct, collage, spray, write and sculpt their way to creating nearly 100 new works of art to be auctioned off at the New Wave Ball & Auction on Saturday, November 12. Everyone is welcome to come watch the artists in action during the Marathon.

Join the ongoing cacophony at the Art Party on Thursday, November 10, from 6-9pm during Capitol Hill Art Walk. Meet the artists and get a peek at works in progress. Admission by donation.

On Saturday, November 12 doors open at 5:30pm for CoCA’s popular silent and live auctions with the effervescent Laura Michalek, our auctioneer and guide for the evening. While you decide which of the pieces you’ll be bidding on, enjoy complimentary tasty beverages from Columbia Winery and Elysian Brewing with a cash bar featuring Sparkle Donkey Tequila. You’ll be seated for a sumptuous dinner courtesy of New Roots Organics and Underwood Stables then groove on out the door to the new wave beats of DJ Jesse Milden.

To further our mission to support contemporary art, CoCA offers 50% of all auction sales back to the participating artists so the higher you bid, the more you directly help artists thrive!

New Wave Ball and Auction: $140.00 ($145.89 w/service fee)

CoCA’s 24th Annual Fundraiser includes silent and live auctions of art, plus seated dinner and drinks.

Support CoCA with a Donation: $50.00 ($50.00 w/service fee) 

Help us reach our Raise the Paddle goal ahead of time and/or in lieu of attending the event.


November 10th and 12th, 2016

CoCA 24-hour Art Marathon Artist Preview Party

November 10, 2016, 6:00pm

CoCA New Wave Ball & Auction

November 12, 2016, 5:30pm

Where: Summit Building 420 E. Pike Street

Out sincerest thanks to our amazing sponsors!:

And as a generous show of their support of the CoCA Art Marathon, our sponsor, Blick Art Materials is offering 15% off of purchases of $25 or more, and 30% off custom framing, Oct 17-Nov 27! Access the coupons here: 

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