Two old dudes have a big art sale


Two elderly gentlemen who have been gathering what they like in art for over 40 years each, are having their (pre) estate sale auction before they’re dead, and you are invited to come and peruse their collections. This is going to be mostly rarely seen, fresh to the market, as they say, 100+ works of art that have been stored for decades. There is going to be art for every budget.. but most will be stuff selling in the $200-$300.00 range.

Previews Friday and Saturday noon to 6pm. Come to the auction on Sunday at 4pm or bid online on the Invaluable website.

Margaret Keane

Billy King.1

Carl Smool

Gage Collector’s Gala Art Auction & Benefit + free preview

The Gage Collector’s Gala, hosted in the lofty and inspirational sanctuary of St. Mark’s Cathedral, is the art party of 2011! Drink, dine and be entertained under a 72-foot cathedral ceiling while supporting an extraordinary arts organization.

The big event is Friday, March 4th, but there is a free preview of all the art on Thursday 3/4.

The Gage Collector’s Gala offers the perfect backdrop to 100 works of art donated for your delight — you won’t be able to choose just one to take home!

The Gage Collector’s Gala is more than an opportunity to purchase great art — it is also an important way to support emerging and established artists and to support the school that nurtures technical and creative proficiency for artists of all ages.

More Info:
St. Mark’s Cathedral Sanctuary, 1245 10th Ave E
Seattle, Washington

Click HERE for ticket information!

Don’t miss the special preview the night before the auction on Thursday, March 3, 2011 from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Mingle with the artists and see the artwork in person before anyone else! FREE — public is welcome!

Artist Trust Benefit Art Auction

The sculpture by Cathy McClure, a patinated bronze battery-operated mechanism, complete with sound, is an example of some of the great art tonight that will be featured at the Artist Trust Benefit Auction at the Fisher Pavilion at the Seattle Center.

Artist Trust is dedicated to supporting Washington State artists working in all creative We provide Washington State artists of all creative disciplines the necessary support to launch and sustain successful careers, through financial grants, career training and professional resources.

Fremont Abbey’s 5th Birthday Bash: Wed Nov 17th

Fremont Abbey, the only arts center in North Seattle, is turning five and having a bash to celebrate!

Fremont Abbey Arts Center, an arts center where everyone can discover something new, is a nonprofit, non-religious, arts & community organization.  It is a vibrant community venue where people of all ages & incomes are supported in their artistic and social development through  collaborative arts experiences.

Located in the artistic Republic of Fremont at 4272 Fremont Ave N the Fremont Abbey is home to The Round, soon to have its 70th monthly collaboration of poets, painters and musicians, that has moved on to cities all across the country.

Come celebrate this enriching organization’s 5th year with family hour face painting, happy hour in the Abbey Cafe, photo booth, music, a raffle, mini auction, door prizes, pin-your-heart-on-the-Abbey & more.




COCA 24-hour painting marathon

24-hour Marathon: 9:00am Thursday, October 7 through 9:00am Friday, October 8.
First Thursday Public Viewing: 5pm-9pm Thursday, October 7 (free)
Silent and Live Auctions: 6:00pm Friday, October 8, 2010 (requires tickets)


In true potlatch form, the revitalized Center on Contemporary Art brings the tradition of its 24-hour art-making Marathon to historic Pioneer Square. This spectacle of pandemonium and frenzied mayhem includes 3,000 square feet of caffeine-fueled artists performing in Drawing, Painting, Sculpting, Hot Waxing (Encaustic), Photographing, Video-Taping, Versifying, Editing – all that and more. Over 100 works of art will be created spontaneously over the ensuing 24 hours.

Artists include established and emerging locals (see below) as well as those traveling from around the country to participate in this unique spectacle. The site for this year’s event is the former home of the Elliott Bay Book Company, where CoCA has opened a gallery space and is working with the owners to establish a permanent home. With the added chaos of the CoCA Marathon, October’s First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square is a “must see”!!

Nine hours after the artists finish, at precisely 6pm on Friday, October 8, silent auctions will begin, followed by dinner and a live auction of the “cream of the crop” – the best works created by each artist during the course of the event. As always, proceeds of the fundraiser will be split between CoCA and the artists. Tickets still available.

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

Artist Trust Benefit Gala and Auction: Tickets going fast


The Artist Trust Auction sells out every year and this is a year you don’t want to miss, with fabulous art and incredible performances by Lucia Neare and her Theatrical Wonders.


Support Artist Trust in providing opportunities for writers, musicians, visual and craft artists, choreographers, filmmakers and all kinds of artists to create and flourish in our community.