2008 | Catalyst



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Hickok Cole Art Night

October 16, 2008

A juried show and sale to benefit WPA, held at Hickok Cole Architects. The event raised $80,000 for WPA

WPA Art Auction Gala

March 7, 2008

Curated by Heather Darcy Bhandari, Andrea Douglas, Sarah Kennel, Dennis O’Neil, Sara and Marc Schiller, Emily Smith, JD Talasek, Kathryn Wat, Erin Chase Mackay. Artists include Max Aguilera-Hellweg, Suzanne Anker, Armsrock, Andras J. Bality, Lisa Beane, Barton Lidice Benes, Robin Braun, Calvin Burton, Christine Carr, Zoe Charleton, Che Jen, Andrey Chezhin, William Christenberry, Terry Falke, Suzanna Fields, Eric Finzi, Rosemarie Fiore, Pattie Porter Firestone, Travis Fullerton, Joy Garnett, Nick Georgiou, Helen Glazer, Susan Graham, Freya Grand, Susan Hamburger, David Henderson, Truly Herbert, Maremi Hooff, Scott Hutchison, Connie Imboden, Jennet Inglis, Erick Jackson, Susan jamison, Judy Jashinsky, Vera Khlebnikova, Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid, Koralie, Bridget Sue Lambert, Elaine Langerman, Erika Larsen, An-My Le, Amy Lin, Anthony Lister, Juan Logan, Laurel Lukaszweksi, Maxwell Mackenzie, Akemi Maegawa, David Maisel, Pavel Makov, Allegra Marquart, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Kendall Messick, Duane Michaels, Joseph Mills, Lori Nix, Sam Noto, Orlan, Susan Harbage Page, Don Porcella, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Lisay Ruyter, Sean Samoheyl, Amanda Sauer, Marie Sauvaitre, Elizabeth Schoyer, Michael Schultheis, Foon Sham, Jon-Phillip Sheridan, Katherine Sherwood, Alyson Shotz, Anne Slaughter, Mark T. Smith, Joseph Smolinski, Susanna Starr, Amy Stein, Betsy Stewart, Renee Stout, Zoe Strauss, Judith Supine, Noelle Tan, Rob Tarbell, Mary Temple, Leonid Tishkov, Heide Trepanier, Arthur Tress, Jennifer van Winkle, Kazaan Viveiros, Shen Wei, Catherine White, Robert Wiener, Bruce Wilhelm, Dan Witz, WK Interact, William Wylie, Davide Zucco aka Rekal.

WPA Open House and Ugly Sweater Party

December 18, 2008

Members Only Shopping Night at Utrecht Art Supplies

December 8, 2008

Oil Paint Workshop

December 3, 2008

In this workshop, held at WPA, participants learned about the chemistry and manufacturing of oil color.

Artists Panel Discussion and Curator Talk

November 19, 2008

in association with the Known Unkowns exhibition

How to Survive as an Artist in This Frightening Economy

October 29, 2008

Second lecture in the No Artist Left Behind series

Washington DC International Arts Expo

September 19-21, 2008

WPA participated in an art expo at the Washington Convention Center in order to distribute information about WPA and sign up new members. Accompanied by a gala entitled Theme: Metamorphosis on September 20.

WPA at Artomatic: Visual Arts Resource Center

May 9 – June 15, 2008

A space at the annual Artomatic exhibiton where visitors could receive information about local arts organizations

For & Against Benches

October 9, 2008

Linda Hesh

Hesh set out two benches labeled “For” and “Against” in front of WPA’s offices and invited passers-by to be photographed on the benches and write something they were for or against. Part of the Coup d’Espace program, where artists take over the WPA offices to present their work