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CoCA’s 22nd Annual 24-Hour Art Marathon & Auction

Mark your calendars and shine your shoes because CoCA’s infamous 24-Hour Art Marathon & Auction fundraiser is back, this year bringing the Seattle art community Live! Nudes! Artists!

The Marathon

The event launches noon on Thursday, November 13 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. Everyone is welcome to come watch the artists in action.

From 6-9pm, Live! Nudes! Artists! will be a part of Capitol Hill Art Walk. Join the ongoing cacophony at the Artists Appreciation Party, meet the artists, get a peek at the work in progress, enjoy light refreshments, a tasty beer from Elysian Brewery and the beats of DJ Alann Alann. Admission is free!

The Artists

The auction will feature paintings, sculptures, assemblages, prints and more by these fabulous artists: Kate Alkarni, CASH, Crystal Barbre, Seb Barnett, Flynn Bickley, Claire Loreen Brandt, Larry Calkins, Casey Curran, Adream de Valdivia, Ryan Finnerty, Jonathan Wakuda Fischer, Anne Marie Grgich, Robert L. Horton, Savina Mason, Che Lopez, Gabriel Marquez, June Olson, John Osgood, Antonia Price, and Siolo Thompson.

The Auction

The festivities continue on Saturday, November 15 when 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 a signature cocktail from Sparkle Donkey and 3 Howl Distillery, wine from Columbia Winery, savor the culinary artistry of Wonderlust Catering and groove to the funky DJ beats.

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

CoCA Mission

Since 1981, CoCA has served the Pacific Northwest as a catalyst and forum for the advancement, development and understanding of contemporary art; this annual fundraiser helps support the hundreds of artists the organization presents each year. And it’s a phenomenally spectacular party.

Location

The Summit Building (on Capitol Hill) 420 East Pike Street, Seattle, WA  98122

Auction Tickets

$125 Reserved Seating. Sit up front with your friends.
$100 Open Seating. Arrive early to select your favorite seats.

CoCA Members receive a $10 discount on either style of seating.
Email info@cocaseattle.org for your discount code.

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“DROP BY DROP” at BHERD STUDIOS GALLERY

Opening Reception: November 14th 6:00pm – 9:30pm
Bherd Studios Gallery
312 N 85th Street, Suite 101, Seattle, Washington 98103
Closing Celebration: Fri, Dec 12th from 6-9:30pm

RSVP Here

Join Bherd Studios Gallery for an Epic Group Show entitled “Drop by Drop” featuring a bevy of PNW urban and contemporary artists who have exhibited with us over the years. While the show is unthemed, the artists invited are the inspiration and include: Michelle Anderst, Curtis Ashby, Debbie Bianchi, Zach Bohnenkamp, Greg Boudreau, Jenn Brisson, Jenny Dayton, Nichole DeMent, Braden Duncan, Miguel Edwards, Ego, Marty Gordon, Jeremy Gregory, Troy Gua, Aaron Jasinki, Lucien Knuteson, Larkin, Ryan Molenkamp, Ninjagrl, Chris Olson, Kate Protage, Sensei 23, Chris Sheridan, Megon Shore, Solace, Kellie Talbot, Siolo Thompson, Dan Voelker, Joe Vollan and Brian White.

We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over. – Ray Bradbury

Image by: Ryan Molenkamp

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“OUR DAILY ARMOR” at TWILIGHT GALLERY & BOUTIQUE

Our Daily Armor:
Woman as Warrior in Contemporary Art and Adornment
Opening Reception Nov 13th, 6 to 9pm
Twilight Gallery
4306 SW Alaska St, Seattle, Washington 98116

RSVP Here

Featuring:
Kim Merritt (Seattle)
Rebecca Rose (Florida)
Neva Balnikova (Bulgaria)
Stasia Burrington (Seattle)
Caitlin Brookins (Seattle)
Jason Foster (Seattle)
Jordan Christianson (Seattle)
Stone Crow Designs (Seattle)
Adia Bobo (Seattle)
Flannery Good (Kansas CIty)
Rosary Solimanto (New York)
Shannon Koszyk (Seattle)
Seb Barnett (Seattle)
Chris Sheridan (Seattle)
Kemba Opio (Seattle)
Kwanchai Moriya (Los Angeles)
Rhodora Jacob (Seattle)
Elizabeth Hull (Texas)
Daniel Ogden (Sammamish)
Zel Margaretes (Seattle)
Chloe Allfred (Seattle)
Joana Stillwell (Seattle)

Trunk show by Stone Crow Designs

Seattle based choreographer Maya Soto will perform an excerpt of her piece “Gathering Bones”. 7:30 and 8:30pm

(Gathering Bones will be performed in it’s entirety on May 21 as a part of Our Daily Armor programming, stay tuned for details.)

History and mythology abounds with tales of warriors. Men who acted as servants to powerful ideals, through fierce bravery in battle, either lived to celebrate and fight again, or lost their life in the field and gained special favor for their valor and sacrifice in the after-life. Lesser known are histories and mythologies of powerful female warriors, although women have fought in battles throughout the ages, and do still.

Evidence in history, anthropology, art, and mythology of women as warriors, knights, soldiers, heroes, protectors also exist as stories, remembered by those who want to remember. Women fight as soldiers in battles around the globe, further, the characteristics of a warrior are manifest in several roles women fulfill in daily living, historically and in the present, to whit, not only can women be warriors, women sometimes also identify as warriors in many ways for many reasons.

The characteristics of the warrior describe a tenacious individual, willing to fight for their cause, facing any range of consequences. The culture of the warrior includes a uniform, armor, and weapons. It involves ritual and training. The art of war not only creates the warrior, it is woven into culture and speaks through images and symbols. As for the warrior, underneath symbols of power, beyond tactical maneuvers of obfuscation and distraction, under the armor, are the small symbols close their heart, wrapping their wrist, or woven in their hair, touching their flesh, the miniature handmade symbols of faith, hope, love, reminders of home, parents, children, lovers, of any myriad of things that spoke to them with meaning enough to gird them against fear, superstition, loneliness, terror and grief.

Being a warrior is commonly viewed through the lens of it’s impact on what it means to be male, in so much that to be male inherently comes with an expectation of being warrior-like. While less frequently acknowledged or explored, being a female inherently requires women to also be warrior-like, though on their own terms.

Image by: Kemba Opio

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“BOXES OF DEATH” at PIRANHA SHOP

One night only event Saturday, October 17th, 2014 6-10pm

Piranha Shop
1002 1st Ave S, Seattle WA 98134
Hours: by appointment
contact via webform

Boxes of Death 5 is back and badder than ever! This year we have an unprecedented roster of world renowned artist, and have teamed up with Roq La Rue Gallery to offer you the chance to be inspired by Death. Come delight your eyes and imagination, and take in what it means to be fully alive in the shadow of the world’s most recognizable box.

Boxes of Death is an unorthodox artist exhibition that abandons the traditional gallery format for larger community based event spaces. Featuring 50 artists, working form all disciplines, all working with the same canvas, interpreting, working with and around the preconceived notions of the ideas and emotions that surround the coffin shape. All creating a unique work of art but that relates to the rest of the artists dealing with the same boundaries.

We have teamed up with Rudy’s Barbershop, Ninkasi Brewing, Juxtapoz Magazine, and Surfrider Foundation to bring you a show like no other. We will be kicking off in Portland Oregon on Oct 3rd and heading down the West Coast to San Francisco and Los Angeles, before bringing it home for the grand finale in Seattle Washington.

For show updates, artists interviews, and more follows at:

Web: boxesofdeath.com
Instagram: boxesofdeath
Hashtag: #boxesofdeath5

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Siolo Thompson at TWILIGHT

Twilight Gallery & Boutique
4306 SW Alaska St, Seattle WA 98116
Hours: Mon & Wed-Sat, 12pm-7pm and Sun, 11am-5pm
ph: 206-933-2444

Siolo Thompson – The Linestrider Codex

October 9th – November 5th, 2014

This October at Twilight Gallery & Boutique, Seattle artist Siolo Thompson, will present her tarot themed collection. Each card, lovingly rendered in graphite, ink, and watercolor will be on display and available for purchase.

Tarot decks created by artists are a long standing tradition dating back hundreds of years. Following in the footsteps of many artists before her, Siolo Thompson has brought her own artistic vision and contemporary style to this classic divination system.

Image: Siolo Thompson

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“At The Edge of The Forest” at Ghost Gallery

504 E Denny Way, Seattle WA 98122
Hours: Mon, Wed-Fri, 11am-7pm & Sat-Sun, 11am-6pm
ph: 206-832-6063

At The Edge of The Forest
On view through Mon, Nov, 10th, 2014
11 local & national artists expound on this spooky theme, perfect for our favorite month.

Artists include:
Adrienne Rozzi (Poison Apple Printshop, Pittsburgh), Caitlin McCormack (Philly), Cory Benhatzel (NY), Counsel Langley (Port Townsend), Emily Yun (Seattle), Heather Gabel (Chicago), kAt Philbin (Los Angeles), Kristina Cullen (Open the Cellar Door, Seattle), Marc Tweed (Seattle), Natalia Czajkiewicz (Ballard), Salyna Gracie (Twisp)

 

 

 

Image: Adrienne Rozzi (Poison Apple Printshop, PA), mixed media on wood 2014

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WEAVE FEST EVENT: School of Rock presents “The Best of Bowie”

School of Rock presents “The Best of Bowie”

September 27 @6pm
Hales Palladium: 4301 Leary Way NW, Seattle (Fremont)

School of Rock’s hooking up for the night with RockOnArts digital tribute-art site and new Seattle fashion company Bombsheller Art Labs‘ pop-up gallery ArtLabs to cryogenically thaw Ziggy Stardust’s lightening and leggings, gifting Seattle the glamrock resurrection it’s been waiting for.  This event is a rock concert meets fashion show inspired by the infamous David Bowie.

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