Exhibition | Catalyst


As Washington’s premier alternative arts organization for over three decades, Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) has supported tens of thousands of regional artists and presented exhibitions to hundreds of thousands of visitors.

Catalyst is a dynamic, narrative recollection of the Washington area’s multidisciplinary arts scene and WPA’s legacy, showcasing selected artists, exhibitions, programs, and events from its 35-year history.

The exhibition, curated by J. W. Mahoney, will include recent and period artworks, documentation in both still and moving media, a series of related performances and public programs, and a fully-illustrated catalogue.

Major support for Catalyst: 35 Years of Washington Project for the Arts and its accompanying catalogue has been provided by Alison and William C. Paley, Susan and Dixon Butler, and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Additional funding for Catalyst has been provided by: Annie Adjchavanich, Carolyn Alper, Elizabeth Ballantine, Max and Katie Brown, Daniel Burton and Caroline Little, Kimberly Casey, Liz and Tim Cullen, Sandra and James Fitzpatrick, Nadine Gabai-Botero and Luis Botero, Lisa Gold, Carol Brown Goldberg and Henry H. Goldberg, Corri Goldman and Michael Spivey, Stephen O. Hessler and Mary Ellen Vehlow, Elise Hoffmann and Christopher Niemczewski, The Humanities Council of Washington DC, KPMG Washington Foundation, Vivienne M. Lassman, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Lemer/WellNet Healthcare, Susan B. Levine, Barbara and Robert Liotta, Jennifer Motruk Loy and Luke Loy, Meredith Margolis and Gary Goodweather, Sophia McCrocklin and Bill Isaacson, Microsoft, David Ogden and Anne Harkavy, Frederick P. Ognibene, M.D., Mary Margaret and Scott Plumridge, Michael Rankin/TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, James Ritter and Andrea Calem, Jan Rothschild, Robert Shields and Thales Lopez, Sidley Austin Foundation, Lauren and Fernando Silva-Pinto, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Andres E. Tremols and Michael Reamy, Emily and Frank Vogl, Kim and Tim Ward, The Washington Post Company, and William Wooby.

Washington Project for the Arts’ FY10-FY11 organizational support comes from The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Michael Abrams, The Abramson Family Foundation, Christopher Addison and Silvia Ripley, Akridge, Arent Fox, LLP, Arnold and Porter, LLP, Artomatic, Ludmila and Conrad Cafritz, Clark Construction Group, LLC, James G. Davis Construction Corporation (DAVIS), Dozoretz Family Foundation, Galleria International, Haleh Design, Herman Miller, Inc., Hessler & Associates, Chartered, Hickok Cole Architects, Yvette Kraft, Dwayne Leslie, Sandra Masur and Scott L. Spector, Erin and Todd Mackay, Michael-Cleary, LLC, Marisa and Brian Michnick, MOI, Marvin Morris, Ramon Osuna, William S. Paley Foundation, Susan Pillsbury, Robert Rea, Salesforce.com Foundation, Richard Seaton and John Berger, Judy and Andrew Sherman, Robin and Adam Sidel, Sigal Construction Corporation, Sidney Stolz and David Hatfield, Tompkins Builders, Inc., Vivo Design, Inc., Alexia and Roderick von Lipsey, Ken Williams/Allied Telecom Group, LLC, and our many members.

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