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2014 an Art Odyssey

This year, 
VAA’s Art Auction is held 
in a new location at the spectacular Outer Space of Open Space for Arts & 
Community, only a few stars
 down Vashon’s interplanetary superhighway.

The auction’s all-star team features emcee Jeff Hoyt at ground control, spaceman 
Kevin Joyce conducting the auction launch, Steffon Moody and his crew orbiting the room with otherworldly entertainment and an entire weekend of exceptional art-gazing. 150 
stellar pieces created and 
donated by local artists, great business-donated items and incredible experiences will be auctioned off over the course of both nights in support of Vashon Allied Arts programs.

Friday, September 19
The Big Bang
Start off the weekend with our Friday night explosion, The Big Bang. Moonwalk your way over to enjoy some delicious U.F.P.s (Unidentified Flying Pies) by 314 Pie and other tasty earthling food by The Hardware Store Restaurant. Space spirits, including Rocket Vodka specialty cocktails, are provided by Seattle Distilling Company. Exquisite commissioned pieces for the evening include wood sculpture by Tom Northington, jewelry by Gordon R. Barnett and basketry by Barbara Dusty Gustafson.

Saturday, September 20
A Starry 
Starry Night
Float through the atmosphere on Saturday with A Starry Starry Night. Out-of-this-world cuisine provided by Herban Feast catering, along with astronomically delicious wine pairings by Northwest favorites and premiere Italian vintners, and more specialty cocktails by Seattle Distilling Company. Saturday’s commissioned pieces include photography, encaustic and steel by Francesca Fuller, painting by Britt Freda and sculpture by Michael Magrath.

of the Universe
Another highlight of Saturday’s evening are centerpieces created and donated by Vashon artists. Launch pads at the center of each table will feature uniquely customized “rocket” birdhouses, perfect for your yard, garden or mantel. Orbit the room and admire the works of 22 Island artists who took on the challenge of adapting a simple wooden birdhouse into a work of art. Each rocket is up for bid in Saturday’s Silent Auction.

Whether you join us for one or both nights, VAA’s 38th annual Art Auction is sure to be a fun and festive adventure! Earthlings are encouraged to dress in costume to mask their human appearance. For more event details and a closer look at auction items, including commissioned pieces, donated artwork, centerpieces and an amazing array of experiences (i.e. NASA travel package), visit our brand new Art Auction website at
Thank you to our presenting sponsor John L. Scott and event sponsors Sellen Construction, PointB, Trigg Insurance, Vashon Thriftway, OCCU, LMN Architecture, Bangasser & Associates, Seattle Distilling Company and Hilliard’s Beer.