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2024 Collectors’ Night Gala

SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2024 | 6 - 11pm


6:00 | VIP Cocktail Reception
7:00 | Buffet Dinner by Design Cuisine
8:00 | Brief Remarks
8:10 | Performance by Katie Magician
8:30 | Artwork viewing & bidding
9:00 | Dance party by DJ Geena Marie
10:30 | Auction closes

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Melissa Chiu
Lisa Gold, Asian American Arts Alliance
Kim Sajet, National Portrait Gallery
Susan Fisher Sterling, NMWA

Brittany Bansak, co-chair
Madeline Locke, co-chair
Ashley Givens
Jocelyn Sigue
Alexa Kaye
Charlotte Fox
Olivia Igbokwe
Jill Gibson
Elizabeth Pisano
Martha Blalock

Contact Alexandra Silverthorne


Collectors’ Night 2024 will take place on Saturday, May 4th in downtown Washington, DC, and we can’t wait!

For 44 years, WPA’s art auction gala (called Collectors’ Night) has been a staple of the DC art scene. Collectors’ Night is not only an opportunity to celebrate with our community, but also provides essential support for the powerful, artist-driven contemporary art programs that WPA produces right here in DC. Proceeds from the auction directly benefit the participating artists and WPA, as all sales are split 50-50.

The gala begins with an intimate VIP cocktail reception for sponsors and host committee, followed by a dinner and the debut of a new performance work by Katie Magician. The evening ends with a lively after-party, featuring music by DJ Geena Marie, dancing, and plenty of art-viewing! More than 100 artworks by the most exciting artists working in the region today will be on display and available for purchase online. Many of the participating artists were recommended to WPA by curators, arts professionals, and other artists, as well as sourced through our annual open call.

The online auction is powered by Artsy, an international arts sales platform that averages more than 2,000,000 visitors per month. The auction is open for bidding now and closes at the gala on Saturday, May 4th.



Oreoluwa Akinyode • Polly Apfelbaum • Sondra N. Arkin • Mary Anne Arntzen • Abol Bahadori • Svetlana Bailey • Rush Baker IV • Ama BE • Sophia Belkin • Joan Belmar • Jessi Binder • Rachael Bohlander • Michael A. Booker • Arden Bendler Browning • Tom Bunnell • Ainsley Burrows • Jermaine “jET” Carter • Cecile Chong • William Christenberry • Hannah Cohen • Michèle Colburn • Will Connally • Sheila Crider • Marco DaSilva • Delna Dastur • Frank Day • Bria Edwards • Edgar Endress • Amy Finkelstein • Justyne Fischer • Emily Fussner • Janis Goodman • McKenzie Grant-Gordon • Xenia Gray • Jason Gubbiotti • Khaleelah I. L. Harris • Misha Ilin • Sarah Irvin • Roberto Jamora • Charles Philippe Jean Pierre • Traci Johnson • Debbi Kenote • Don Kimes • Zofie King • Shana Kohnstamm • Chee Keong Kung • Andrew Kung • Galina Kurlat • Anthony Le • Mehves Lelic • sTo Len • Barbara Liotta • Giulia Piera Livi • Kim Llerena • Jon Malis • Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann • Matthew Mann • Charles Mason III • Jeanette May • Lindsay McCulloch • Bryan McGinnis • Mercedes • Jonathan Monaghan • Maria del Carmen Montoya • Ali Newhard • Lisa Noble • Nazanin Noroozi • Cory Oberndorfer • Betsy Packard • Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Eric Heist • Lauren Portada • Mojdeh Rezaeipour • Samuel Richardson • Carolyn Rogers • Esther Ruiz • Kim Sandara • Sharon Shapiro • Alexandra Silverthorne • Manavi Singh • Noreen Smith ‘Justis’ • Christopher “Puma” Smith • Susan Stacks • Marisa Stratton • Kat Thompson • Vincent Tilney • Eleanor Mahin Thorp • Mehmet Uskul • Tina Villadolid • Jenny Walton • Sandy Williams IV • Redeat Wondemu • Chen Xiangyun • Bahar Yürükoğlu • Ying Zhu

View the artworks and register to bid at

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Host Committee

Ann Anderson and Mike Hickok, Brittany Bansak, Martha Blalock and Chris Delucchi, Ryan and Jamie Dattilo, Jennifer Duncan, Abdul Fouzi and Kim Tignor, Charlotte and Timothy Fox, Jill Gibson and Terrence Johnson, Ashley and J.K. Givens, Lynn and John Hooff, Nancy Hirshbein and Robert Roche, Elise Hoffmann and Chris Niemczewski, Kay and Frank Lord III, Jair Lynch and Jocelyn Sigue, Connor and Madeline Locke, Chip and Wendy Lunde, Deirdre and Andy MacWilliams, Jessica and Ragan Naresh, Frederick P. Ognibene, M.D., Elizabeth Pisano and Tabb Wyllie, Stefanie Reiser, Jim Ritter, Art Silpasuvan and Debbie Tang, Paul So

Corporate Sponsors

DAVIS Construction, MetLife, Norges Bank

Carl M. Freeman Foundation, Goldman Sachs, Lightility, Soho House

De Novo Projects, Design Cuisine, Hines

with additional support from Amazon Web Services, Aslin Beer Co., Capital One, Comete Wines, New Standard Frames, Nido Wine Shop + Market, Tequila Tromba, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Wide Roots, LLC


Contact Alexandra Silverthorne,

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Calling all artists What question fuels your practice? Submit Your Idea How does your process manifest?