Art Night 2017 raises $120,000 for Washington Project for the Arts

Washington’s art patrons and buyers packed the Georgetown, DC offices of Hickok Cole Architects for Art Night 2017 on Thursday, October 19th. Curators Rachel Schmidt and Betsy Johnson selected compelling works by local contemporary artists working in a variety of media. Art Night 2017 generated a record-breaking $120,000 in artwork sales, with many pieces still available. Art Night will be up for an additional week, closing on Friday, October 27th. Interested buyers are encouraged to contact Hickok Cole for a private tour.

Each year Hickok Cole works with Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) to host a juried art show with proceeds going to further WPA’s mission of providing essential resources to support the creative spirit and success of regional artists. All artists receive 50% of the sale price, with the other 50% donated to the WPA. Hickok Cole sponsors event expenses, allowing 100% of the proceeds to go to the Washington, DC art community. Now in its seventeenth year, this event has raised over one million dollars for WPA and the local artist community.

Hickok Cole generated $72,700 in advance sales through our Art Angel and Art Cherub programs. Each Art Angel commits $2,200 towards the purchase of art at Art Night, with Art Cherubs committing $500 each.

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2017 Art Angels include:

2017 Art Cherubs include:

  • Anthony Balestrieri
  • Laura Ewan & Mark Palmer
  • John Bisch
  • Brook Katzen
  • Rob Holzbach
  • Samantha/David Prestidge
  • Noel Carson
  • Peter Colarulli
  • Rory & Lauren Pillsbury

Each Art Night, Senior Principals, Michael Hickok, FAIA and Yolanda Cole, FAIA, IIDA, LEED AP (Art Angels themselves) commit to purchasing a work of art for the firm’s collection. Employees vote for their favorite, and at 8:30 PM, the piece with the most votes wins. This year’s selection, is a collection of sixteen archival pigment prints on aluminum by American artist Shannon Collis.

If you are interested in purchasing any remaining pieces featured at Art Night, please contact Hickok Cole.

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