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2019 Marathon & Auction: CoCA Magic!

  • The Summit 420 E Pike St Seattle WA 98122 USA (map)

Put some CoCA magic on your calendar! We are excited to announce the 2019 CoCA 24-hour art marathon and auction will be held September 12-14, at The Summit, 420 E Pike St. Since 1981, thousands of people have supported contemporary art in Seattle through CoCA, and we’d love to keep it going. Help us continue the work of supporting bold ideas in regional contemporary art.

Image: Amanda Hood

Image: Amanda Hood

Tickets are on sale now! VIP tickets include a $75 art credit for the auction, free booze, and the best seats in the house. Join us, and auctioneer Laura Michalek, for an amazing evening!

Participating Artists

Here are the artists who’ll be joining us to create for you!

Kamari Bright, Lisa Myers Bulmash, Julie Devine, Carrie Dinah-Rivah, Makena Gadient, Leah Gerrard, Kathy Gore-Fuss, Catherine Grisez, Jody Joldersma, Karey Kessler, Eliaichi Kimaro, Anna Macrae, Savina Mason, Natalie Niblack, Flora Ramirez-Bustamante, Erika Rier, Lisa Sheets, Jenny Jun Smith, and Ruthie V.

Auction Items

In addition to the pieces these wonderful artists will be making, there are a few special items up for bidding, including:

  • An Oregon beach getaway for 6 people

  • Private spirit animal journey with our own executive director in her studio

  • Studio visit with a CoCA founder

View the full catalog here: CoCA Magic Auction Catalog


Chef Chantel Jackson of Thyme Well Spent Catering has once again prepared a feast for us. See menu details here.

Calendar of Events

Marathon: Thursday, September 12, 10:00 am until Friday, September 13, 10:00 am
Art Preview: Thursday, September 12, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Auction: Saturday, September 14, 5:30-10:00 pm
Location: The Summit, 420 E Pike St, Seattle, WA

Our Sponsors

Huge thanks to Elysian Brewing for renewing their Presenting Sponsor level support! Would you like to join our wonderful sponsors and support us? See more information here about how you can sponsor CoCA magic.

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Biscuit Bitch, Byen Bakery, Cafe Victrola, Cubes Baking, CoCo & Company Hair Salon, Dona Irma, Gargoyle's Statuary, Henna Dervish, McMenamins Six Arms Pub, Mary Ann Peters, Mountaineering Club, Nuflours, Petit Pierre Bakery, Pratt Fine Arts Center, QFC - West Seattle, Rhein Haus Seattle, Safeway- West Seattle, Sassafras Seattle, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, Sparkle Donkey Tequila, Sprout Salads, Tacoma Art Museum, TM Dessert Works, Versatile Arts, Zoee Xiao

Our Team

It takes a lot of people to pull this event together! Thanks to our great team this year:

Our Board of Directors: Eddie Reed, President, Judith Rayl, Board Chair, Volunteer Lead, Devon J. Chan Dunham, Vice President, Treasurer, Joel Cazares, Secretary, Archis Gore, Tech Committee Chair, Auction Committee Chair, Sara Everett, Curatorial Committee Co-Chair, Kayleigh Wold, Curatorial Committee Co-Chair, Joy Turner, Development Committee Chair, Joseph Bisacca, and Joseph Roberts

Our Staff: Nichole DeMent, Executive & Artistic Director, Katelyn Johnson, Development & Operations Manager, and Nat Thornton, Curatorial Lead

Special Auction Support from Katelyn Johnson, CoCA Magic Auction Event Manager

Our Interns: Glysed Barboza, Curatorial Intern, Eric Chinn, Social Media Intern, Lianna Hamby, Marathon & Auction Intern, Leona Kazi, Tech Intern, Avril Lum, Board Liaison Intern, Brooke McCulloch, Membership Intern, and Angeline Nesbit, Development and Grants Intern

Lead Volunteers: Liz Ruest, website support, and auction photographers Lonnie McKenzie, Don Milgate, and Travis Monroe

Earlier Event: August 29
2019 Mayor's Arts Awards