Free public opening reception: Thu Feb 27 / 7-10pm Curator Talks: Thu Mar 6 + 13 / Free / 6:30-8pm SELECT 2014 Gala: Sat March 22 / 7-11pm / For ticket information please visit WPA's website WPA’s Annual Art Auction Gala is the highlight of DC’s contemporary art world season! DC’s longest running and most-established contemporary art auction,SELECT is an annually anticipated event that supports the organization and the artist community.
SELECT 2014 comprises a three-week exhibition and a festive auction gala with works available for purchase chosen by eight of the region’s top and emerging curators as well as selections by WPA’s Board of Directors. Featuring works by over 100 established and emerging artists from DC, Baltimore, Richmond, and beyond, WPA’s selection of exquisite, engaging, and exciting art works offer something for collectors both seasoned and aspiring.
Curator Talks Schedule: March 6 - Cynthia Connolly, Olivia Kohler-Maga, Jennifer Scanlan March 13 - Jeffry Cudlin, Brandon Fortune, Megan Rook-Koepsel, Gregory Volk
SELECT 2014 Exhibition Curators: Cynthia Connolly - Visual Arts Curator, Artisphere, Arlington, VA Jeffry Cudlin - Professor of Curatorial Studies and Practice, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD Brandon Fortune - Chief Curator and Curator of Painting and Sculpture, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC Jennifer Scanlan - Independent Curator, New York, NY Olivia Kohler-Maga - Assistant Director, Luther W. Brady Gallery, The George Washington University, Washington, DC Megan Rook-Koepsel - Independent Curator, Washington, DC Mera Rubell - Co-founder, the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL Gregory Volk - Art Critic/Independent Curator/Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA and New York, NY