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July 30 - August 13

A BENEFIT AUCTION in support of
ARTISTS and wpa

powered by Artsy


about the auction & Kickoff party

Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is thrilled to present HIGH FREQUENCY: a Benefit Auction in support of Artists and WPA, hosted online in partnership with Artsy

HIGH FREQUENCY, which replaces Collectors’ Night this year, will offer an amazing selection of artworks by artists in the DC area and beyond. We invite you to browse the digital catalog here. As always, 50% of sale proceeds will go directly to the participating artists, and the other 50% will provide crucial operating support to WPA, enabling us to continue producing artist-driven programs throughout the year. 

HIGH FREQUENCY has been rescheduled to open on Thursday, July 30 at 6:30 pm and bidding will run until the auction closes at 6:30 pm on Thursday, August 13. You can register to bid on Artsy one week before the auction opens. The link to our sale on Artsy will be posted here at that time.

Please join us for a VIRTUAL KICKOFF PARTY on Thursday, July 30 from 6-6:30 pm to celebrate the opening of the HIGH FREQUENCY auction! RSVP here.

Thank you for your support, your auction purchase will help sustain WPA and artists during this uncertain time.



Brittany Bansak

Martha Blalock


Zoe Charlton

Nadia Husty

Angie Kang

Andrea Limauro

Frederick P. Ognibene, M.D.


Michael Abrams & Sandra Stewart

Matt & Kit Ballenger

Brittany Bansak

Jennifer Baxter & Naomi O'Grady

Nina and Ray Benton

Martha Blalock & Chris Delucchi

Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell & Nathan Greenwell

Gregg Busch & Brooke Rose

Susan & Dixon Butler

Zach & Nora Cafritz

Christine Cannon

Ryan Dattilo

Elissa & Tom Davison

Andrea DeFlorio & Mike Kneller

Alice Denney

Ayanna Dunn & Joff Masukawa

Jacqueline Francis, M.D.

Ashley & J.K. Givens

Peter Hapstak & Olvia Demetriou

Lauren & Ben Hilyard

Elise Hoffmann & Chris Niemczewski

Joe & Nadia Husty

Michelle Isabelle-Stark & Marsha L. Semmel

Angie Kang & Colin Shah

Julia & Jonathan Lawless

Anna Mackler

Michael Marriott & Juan Sanchez

Derrick Mashore

Sophia McCrocklin & Bill Isaacson

Marvin Morris

Jessica & Ragan Naresh

Frederick P. Ognibene, M.D.

Mary Margaret & Scott Plumridge

Zena Quezado, M.D.

Jim Ritter

Dr. Paul G. Ruff IV & Jill Ruff

Devo & Mark Schamel

Judy & Andrew J. Sherman

Jocelyn Sigue & Jair Lynch

Paul So

Story Store Media

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Blair Wunderlich


Artists & ARTWORK

WPA is grateful to the more than 90 artists who are presenting work in the benefit auction. We invite you to preview the works for sale in our digital catalog here. The auction site on Artsy will be live about one week prior to the auction's opening date, July 30.

Kristin Adair,
John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres, Sobia Ahmad, Ida Applebroog, Ken Ashton, Abol Bahadori, Sasha Baskin, Kyle J. Bauer, Robin Bell, Joan Belmar, Erick Antonio Benitez, Mark Bennett, Wesley Berg, Amy Boone-McCreesh, Amy Hughes Braden, Wilson Butterworth, Gerardo Camargo, Eric William Carroll, Neke Carson, Natalie Cheung, Travis Childers, Bradley Chriss, Wesley Clark, Chris Combs, Lely Constantinople, Kathryn Cornelius, Martin Creed, Sheila Crider, Gabriella D’Italia, Thomas Dahlberg, Furen Dai, Nancy Daly, Leigh Davis, Catherine Day, Sara Dittrich, Tim Doud, Dee Dwyer, Edgar Endress, Diane Falk, Yacine Tilala Fall, Sherman Fleming, Espi Frazier, Alberto Gaitán, Ghana ThinkTank, Kate Gilmore, Maps Glover, Gordon Hall, Sarah Hardesty, James Huckenpahler, Nadia Husty, Martha Jackson Jarvis, Annetta Kapon, Christopher Kardambikis, Mark Kelner, Zerek Kempf, Jean Jinho Kim, Shana Kohnstamm, Vitaly Komar, Magnolia Laurie, Mehves Lelic, Janel Leppin, Andrea Limauro, Kim Llerena, Robert MacDonald, Kate MacDonnell, Tsedaye Makonnen, Jon Malis, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Gabriel Martinez, Jeanette May, Veronica Melendez, Linn Meyers, Maggie Michael, Bettie Ringma & Marc H. Miller, Jonathan Monaghan, Muntadas, Terence Nicholson, Nic Nicosia, Joseph Orzal, Betsy Packard, Matt Pinney, Rodrigo Pradel, Caitlin Teal Price, Hunter Reynolds, Paul Rucker, Francis Ruyter, Kate Sable, Jordan Hamlett Sanders, Sheldon Scott, Johab Silva, Alexandra Silverthorne, Jeff Spaulding, Molly Springfield, Dan Steinhilber, Matt Storm, Tim Tate, Paul Thulin-Jimenez, Kelly Towles, René Treviño, Holly Trout, Sylvie van Helden, Stephen Vitiello, Steve Wanna, Pat Ward Williams, Fred Wilson

Many of the artists above are also part of "45 Artists for 45 Years"—an anniversary initiative that we will unfold throughout the year.


If you do not plan to purchase artwork right now but would still like to support Washington Project for the Arts, please consider making a donation today. Donations can be made at the link below or by calling Alexa Kaye, Individual Giving and Development Director at (617) 710-3829.



Founded in 1975, Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) supports artist-driven projects, dialogue, and advocacy so artists can live, work, and flourish. WPA receives funding from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and many other sources. It is recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.