Collectors’ Night 2023 takes place on Saturday, April 29 in downtown Washington, DC. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception and dinner featuring an exclusive performance by Armando Lopez-Bircann. A lively after-party will follow, including music by DJ Geena Marie, dancing, and plenty of art viewing and bidding!

This event will be the closing of our benefit auction, hosted online by Artsy from April 17–29, with over 140 artworks by some of the most exciting artists working in the region. The artworks will be installed on-site, so guests can bid on artworks they see. 

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 participating artists, as well as WPA.

Address: 800 9th Street SW (just off of Maine Ave SW near the Wharf)

Link to the sale:


7:00 | Buffet Dinner by Susan Gage Caterers

7:30 | Brief Remarks

8:10 | Performance by Armando Lopez-Bircann

8:30 | Artwork viewing

9:00 | Dance party & bidding

10:30 | Auction closes

Participating Artists

Kristin Adair • Rick Bach • Aliana Grace Bailey • Sophia Belkin • Wesley Berg • Jessi Binder • Julia Bloom • Amy Boone-McCreesh • Tom Bunnell • Ainsley Burrows • Asha Elana Casey • Héctor Cataño • Peter Cochrane • Michèle Colburn • Cynthia Connolly • Lely Constantinople • Markele Cullins • Nancy Daly • Nancy Daly & Kim Llerena • Leigh Davis • Catherine Day • Frank Hallam Day • JD Deardourff • Muse Dodd • Brian Michael Dunn • Alexis Duque • Alex Ebstein • Patricia Encarnación • Ghana ThinkTank • Marsha Goldberg • Janis Goodman • Jason Gubbiotti • Jason Andrew Hammond • Kei Ito • Roberto Jamora • Adele Yiseol Kenworthy • Jean Jinho Kim • Shana Kohnstamm • Andrew Kung • Galina Kurlat • Magnolia Laurie • sTo Len • Leah Lewis • Andrea Limauro • Nathan Loda • Robert MacDonald • Jon Malis • Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann • Lex Marie • Rebecca Marimutu • Ebony Marshman • Gordon Matta-Clark • Ryan McCoy • Patrick McDonough • Jayme McLellan • Maggie Michael • Greg Minah • Jonathan Monaghan • Ali Newhard • Jamilla Okubo • Lauren Portada • Taj Poscé • D'Metrius Rice • E. Brady Robinson • Esther Ruiz • Kate Sable • Rachel Schmidt • Sheldon Scott • Saloni Shah • Sharon Shapiro • Ernest Shaw • Ginevra Shay • Anne C. Smith • Bria Sterling-Wilson • Amy Stober • Jia Sung • Tim Tate • Kelly Towles • SHAN Wallace • Dawn Whitmore • Julie Wills


Dinner and Party tickets are both available. Click here to purchase your tickets.

Dinner tickets: $350/ea. 
$225/ticket is tax-deductible
7:00 pm | Dinner
8:30 pm | Artwork viewing
9:00–11:00 pm | Dance party

Party tickets: $125/ea.
$100/ticket is tax-deductible
8:30 pm | Artwork viewing
9:00–11:00 pm | Dance party

Register to Bid

To place bids on Artsy, the first step is to create an account at (click the "Sign Up" button) if you have not already done so in the past. Then you must register for the auction by clicking the button "Register to Bid" on our auction page the auction is live and open for bidding, at 5:30 pm on April 17, it will appear in the “Current Auctions” section.

Place a Bid

You can bid in two ways: a) enter a bid that is higher than the existing bid; or b) place a maximum bid and allow the system to bid on your behalf (in predetermined increments) up to your maximum bid amount. Setting up a maximum bid may be useful if you plan to attend the gala and want to insure you do not miss bidding on your desired artworks. Please note that maximum bid amounts are only executed if there is a competing bidder up to that amount.

If you would like the convenience of browsing the sale on your iPhone or iPad, you can download the Artsy app from the Artsy website. If you plan to bid while attending the gala on the closing night, we recommend downloading the app.

For any questions about bidding, please email Emily Fussner at

Corporate Sponsors

Amazon Web Services
Courtney Abrams and TTR | Sotheby's International Realty
Goldman Sachs
The Hatfield Weir Gale Team and Washington Fine Properties
Hickok Cole
HITT Contracting
Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners
JBG Smith
Of Place
Shah & Shah Distinctive Jewelers
Soho House & Co
Tito's Handmade Vodka
West End Plastic Surgery

With additional support from Bandura Design, Capital One, Other Half Brewing, Total Wine & More

Host Committee

Antonia Ketabchi, Brittany Bansak, Susan & Dixon Butler, Zachary Cooper Cafritz and Nora Severson Cafritz, Yolanda Cole & Randy Mueller, Ryan & Jamie Dattilo, Elissa & Tom Davidson, Jennifer A. Duncan, Charlotte & Timothy Fox, Jacqueline Francis, Jill Gibson & Terrence Johnson, Ashley & J.K. Givens, Mike Hickok & Ann Anderson, Lauren & Ben Hilyard, Alexa & Brent Kaye, Jair Lynch & Jocelyn Sigue, Marvin Morris, Dorothy Moss & Stockton Williams, Jessica & Ragan Naresh, Frederick P. Ognibene, M.D., Liz Oyer & Geoff Wyatt, Jim Ritter, Robert Roche & Nancy Hirshbein, Dr. Paul G. Ruff IV & Jill Ruff, Angie & Colin Shah, Art Silpasuvan & Debbie Tang, Paul So, Kim Tignor

Organizing Committee

Brittany Bansak & Nekisha Durrett, Co-Chairs, Rachel Appleton, Charlotte Fox, Alexa Kaye, Jill Gibson, Ashley Givens, Olivia Igbokwe, Angie Shah, Jocelyn Sigue, Emily Susman, Chavon Warren    


Questions? Email Alexandra Silverthorne at


800 9th Street SW


Collectors' Night: Saturday, April 29th, 7–11 pm EDT

Benefit Auction on Artsy: April 17–29, 2023