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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.


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.


WEAVE Fest Event: Fremont Abbey | The Round on Tues, Sept 9

9/9 – The Round (112) – Benjamin Verdoes (Iska Dhaaf, Mt St Helens Vietnam Band), Robin Bacior(Portland), Nate Quiroga (Mad Rad, Iska Dhaaf), slam poet Elaina Ellis, plus live painters from Bherd Studios GalleryJohn Osgood: http://johnosgood.com/   and Curtis Ashby (aka Cash):http://curtisashbyart.com/ $ 8 / $10

Collaborative evening of acoustic music & arts.

@ Fremont Abbey Arts Center, Seattle
4272 Fremont Ave N, Seattle


FEW & FAR WOMEN celebrate 3rd Annual West Coast Tour

About HI-TECHNIQUE: beyond the glass wall + Few And Far Women
Bombsheller Art Labs‘ inaugural exhibition showcases Few and Far Women’s avant garde creativity, texture-rich typography, urban iconography, and explosive color stories. Dedicated contributors to the global project of women in art, Few and Far Women celebrate their individual expressions, and collaborate with other dedicated and talented women from around the world. The F&F team consists of artists elevating their craft, inspiring their communities, and challenging the world to go beyond the hurdles set before all of us…….
beyond the glass wall of the gallery “art world”…..
beyond the glass wall of a male dominated graffiti community……
and beyond the glass wall of the retail fashion industry between
artists who desire to create, define, and build their unique brands.
@ Bombsheller 424 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109
with double-your-trouble simultaneous free art events on Wednesday June 18, 2014!
Make the trek out to Lower Queen Anne during the new Uptown Artwalk for PIECE OF THE SKY Live Mural + Artwalk (5pm-7:30pm) with friends Jonathan Wakuda Fischer and John Osgood, and HI-TECHNIQUE: beyond the glass wall Art Show (5pm-7pm)
About PIECE OF THE SKY live mural: Local graffiti artists fewandfarwomen.comwakudastudio.com, and johnosgood.com have teamed up to create a collaborative mural live at the new Mud Bay Uptown + youth/teen art activities by theveraproject.org + skateboard demo by skatelikeagirl.com + gallery show at bombshellerartlabs.com. Bring your skate deck 2 deck it out + your pet 2 check out the new Mud Bay! @ 522 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109
About Bombsheller
Bombsheller is a new on-demand personalized fashion manufacturer right here in Seattle, empowering artists to transform their art into fashion while earning a royalty on garments sold, leggings to start.  We manufacture our shells (leggings) on-demand in-house, and encourage artists, fashion and graphic designers……and you…..to design your own garments!  Bombsheller Art Labs is a new kind of maker gallery……a “collaborative” gallery… where designer/artists and patrons are empowered to create, innovate, and exchange skills and ideas. Generating both art community and art commerce, Bombsheller Arts Labs exhibits an eclectic selection of works, installations and performances, with an emphasis on tech and fashion influenced works created primarily by local Northwest artists bent on furthering artistic expression and collaboration fueled by technological innovations re-imagining the fashion industry.

INDIGENOUS: Solace and John Osgood

Bherd Studios Gallery: 312 N 85th Street, Suite 101 | Seattle WA 98103


May 9, 2014 – June 27, 2014. Receptions Friday May 9 and Friday June 13.

The Northwest, more specifically Seattle, is a very interesting place to be an artist. There’s a magic and mysticism in the air and inspiration around every corner. From our folklore to our pop culture, there is a style and grace that is unmistakably us, the indigenous. This area breeds an ultimate respect for its surroundings. It’s a place where nature isn’t afraid to reclaim its territory amongst the urban sprawl. It’s with this spirit that we present a new collection of work that unearths some of what makes this area so electric. From the tiniest of creature to the beasts we’re so well known for, prepare to be immersed in our corner of the world visualized through the collaboration of two indigenous artists; Solace and John Osgood.

Left to Right, Droogie Dragon by Solace and  Klickitat Fire Fly by John Osgood
Left to Right, Droogie Dragon by Solace and Klickitat Fire Fly by John Osgood

Solace draws his inspiration from his surroundings, the lush landscapes of the Pacific Northwest that are his home. Often using leaves or natural materials as stencils in his aerosol spray creations, he effortlessly mixes the urban with the wild. His friendly monsters and fanciful figures seem to have emerged from a Technicolor forest just next to the ones we know: where every mountainside sports a brilliant graffitied mural, and Sasquatch might skateboard over for dinner.


Tiffany Moth by Solace
Tiffany Moth by Solace


The bright, bold colors of nature infuse John Osgood’s angular abstracts, painted in acrylic on panel. Patterns and themes from nature seem to unfold like wings or feathers, and there is a coiled energy in each composition that seems to be constantly blooming and growing. In addition to his abstracted work, Osgood presents his trademark figurative style insects and sculpted birds.


Walla Walla White Wasp by John Osgood
Walla Walla White Wasp by John Osgood


The opening reception for Indigenous, will take place on May 9, 2014 from 6 to 9:30 PM.