Now in its 37th year, the WPA Auction Gala is one of DC's most highly anticipated art events. The evening includes cocktails, dinner, dessert, a silent auction of more than 200 artworks, and a dance party featuring Electric Llama.  It is the primary way the WPA raises funds for its artist-driven exhibitions, programs, and projects, and sales are split 50-50 with the artists. The event this year will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the historic Uline Arena.


This year WPA invited a national art committee of six artists, collectors, and curators to help identify the artists whose work would be presented in the silent auction. We are grateful for their expertise.  

Edgar Arceneaux, artist, LA
Mark Beasley, Curator of Media and Performance, DC
Jocelyn Miller, Assistant Curator, MoMA PS1, NYC
Frederick P. Ognibene, M.D., collector, DC
Jessica Stafford Davis, collector and founder, The Agora Culture, DC
Renée Stout, artist, DC

participating Artists

Kristin Adair, David Amoroso, Amber Eve Anderson, Sondra N. Arkin, Mary E. Arnzten, Abol Bahadori, Rushern Baker IV, Kyle J. Bauer, Sarah Bedford, Joan Belmar, Chloe Bensahel, Leslie Berns, Alan Binstock, Michael Booker, Andre Bradley, Nakeya Brown, Gerardo Camargo, Amy Chan, Hannah Cohen, Shannon Leah Collis, Larry Cook, Joseph Corcoran, Kyrae Cowan, Sheila Crider, Markele Cullins, Alexa de los Reyes, JD Deardourff, Sara Dittrich, Monique Dodd, Alexis Duque, Mary Early, Margo Elsayd, Edgar Endress, Mike Ferguson, Suzanna Fields, Adrienne Gaither, Shaunté Gates, Jerrell Gibbs, Jason Gubbiotti, Avi Gupta, Jack Henry, Timothy J. Horjus, Ashley Ja'nae, Kaitlin Jensco, Jacob Kainen, Caroline Lacey, Serli Lala, Magnolia Laurie, Khanh Le, Andrea Limauro, Marissa Long, Aaron Maier, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Gabe Martinez, William Matheson, Jeanette May, Antonio McAfee, Ryan McCoy, Matthew McLaughlin, Veronica Melendez, Maggie Michael, Curtis Miller, Greg Minah, Jaclyn Mottola, Linn Meyers, Jung Min Park, Michael B. Platt, Nicole Salimbene, Ginevra Shay, Alexandra Silverthorne, Daniel Simmons, Anne Smith, Dan Steinhilber, Cindy Stockton Moore, Monica Stroik, Justin Dane Strom, Martin Swift, Ryan Syrell, Kristen Neville Taylor, Kate Warren, Jayoung Yoon, and Helen Zughaib



The Individual Ticket and Corporate Sponsorship portals are now live.

Party Tickets will be available in April.

If you have any questions, please contact Nathalie von Veh, Development & Outreach Manager, at or 202-234-7103 x101.


List in formation 

Douglas Development
White & Case
Winmar Construction

Brittany E. Bansak
Design Cuisine
Jennifer Baxter and Naomi O'Grady
Fritz Ewins Inc.
Sophia McCrocklin and Bill Isaacson
Please Bring Chips
Judy and Andrew J. Sherman
Alexia and Roderick von Lipsey

Flux Studio
Hickok Cole Architects
Suzanne Hellmuth and Jock Reynolds
Mary Snider State Farm Insurance Agency
No Kings Collective
Sherwin Williams
The Tower Companies

The Art Registry
Diana and Michael Allen
City First Bank
Ayanna Dunn
Sid Stolz and David Hatfield
The Kimberly Hoover and Lynn Hackney Fund
Elise Hoffmann and Chris Niemcziewski
Wollam Gardens

auction gala committee

Martha Blalock, Co-Chair
Lauren Hilyard, Co-Chair
Brittany Bansak
Zoë Charlton
Patty Delk
Linn Meyers
Jessica Naresh
José Ruiz
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Uline Arena

1140 3rd St NE, 4th Floor


Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7pm

Photo gallery