Kirkland Arts Center Artbeat Fundraising Gala and Auction: 1980s Thriller

You’re Invited to KAC’s Annual ARTbeat Benefit Auction & Gala: 80s Thriller

Saturday, October 29, 2016 // doors open at 5:30pm

Bellevue Square, 600 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

“It’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurking in the dark.”

Night creatures one and all, join Kirkland Arts Center for a ghoulish 8th annual ARTbeat Benefit Auction & Gala. Discover fantastic art from over 30 of the region’s best emerging and established artists, travel, fine wine, dining, and unique experiences, yours for the bidding in our silent and live auctions presented by Auctioneer Fred Northup. The evening includes a delicious 3-course meal and complimentary wine and cocktails.

Get your tickets now for ARTbeat: 80s Thriller, a gala evening inspired by 1980s culture, music, and Michael Jackson’s most iconic album. ARTbeat is Kirkland Arts Center’s most significant fundraising event, providing affordable art classes for youth and adults, access to free visual arts experiences for underserved populations, dynamic free-admission gallery exhibitions, and preservation of the historic Peter Kirk building. In 2015, ARTbeat raised over $165,000 to support KAC’s mission to bring dynamic art experiences to the greater Seattle area.


$250 VIP Patron Ticket

Includes an exclusive VIP preview reception with the artists, VIP pre-registration, early bidding privileges starting at 4:30 PM, VIP seating during the Live Auction, and all the benefits of the Individual Ticket.

$150 Individual Ticket

Includes a cocktail reception and Silent Auction, three-course dinner, and Live Auction seating.

$1500 Host a Full Table of Guests

Bring your friends for a night of fun! Includes 10 seats with all the benefits of an Individual Ticket.


Meal Options

Meat: Roasted herb Chicken breast and seared Salmon filet, with citrus and chive risotto, seasonal vegetables, and basil beurr blanc (gluten-free)

Vegetarian: Wild mushroom ravioli, sautéed vegetables, artichokes, fennel, olive oil, and sage

Dietary Restrictions: We are more than happy to work with our catering staff to provide you with a delicious meal that work with any dietary restrictions you may have. Please make note of any allergies or needs you might have when asked to select a meal option when RSVP’ing or purchasing tickets below. To assure we have a meal provided for you, please let us know before the event of these needs.

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Auction Preview

ARTbeat features artists from the Kirkland Arts Center community; from instructors to students to art lovers. Over 60 pieces of art will be featured in the silent and live auction.

  • A Simple Way by Michael Dickter
  • Pearl by E. Valentine DeWald
  • Red Merrily Dicks
  • Rabbit Block by Georgia Gerber
  • Organella 6 by Stephanie Hargrave
  • Colorful Summer '16 by Anna Skibska
  • Ameliorate by Deborah Kapoor
  • Dwindle by Michael Ottersen
  • Ink and Ivory by Leslie Stoner
Our ARTbeat art judge, Bellevue Arts Museum Director Emeritus Michael Monroe, selected the five following artists as the 2016 William Radcliffe Studio Challenge finalists:

  • E. Valentine DeWald II
  • Michael Dickter
  • Deborah Kapoor
  • Michael Ottersen
  • Anna Skibska

The winner will be announced at the ARTbeat Live Auction, so you don’t want to miss it!

View the 2016 Auction Catalog

Style Tips

The 2016 ARTbeat theme is 80s Thriller

In the spirit of returning to the past, we use the theme of our auction to celebrate influential and historical periods of art and culture. Dress to impress in your 80s era best for our ARTbeat Style Contest! The midnight hour is close at hand, show-off your Thriller inspired ghoulish garb or resurrect your favorite 80s icon. Enter if you dare!

  • Aiming for an 80s-inspired outfit?
    Get tips on putting together a totally awesome costume
  • Going for a ghoulish zombie look?
    Get DIY makeup and costume ideas
Guest viewing donated art at the ARTbeat silent auction

ARTbeat Donors

Kirkland Arts Center is grateful for the generous support from our 2015 donating artists, businesses, and individuals.

  • Beth Adams
  • Toni Almerico
  • Jacqui Beck
  • Pam Beer
  • Betz Bernhard
  • Joanne Bohannon
  • Patti Bowman
  • Elizabeth Brinton
  • Larry Calkins
  • Jacqueline Calladine
  • Susan Derrick
  • E. Valentine DeWald II – William Radcliffe Studio Challenge nominee
  • Merrily Dicks
  • Michael Dickter – William Radcliffe Studio Challenge nominee
  • Jeni Falldine
  • Amy Ferron
  • Sherri Gamble
  • Georgia Gerber
  • Beverly Ash Gilbert
  • Diana Grant
  • Joy Hagen
  • Elizabeth Halfacre
  • Frank Hannigan
  • Stephanie Hargrave
  • Milan Heger
  • Marc Hoffman
  • Fran Holt
  • Lyla Jacobsen
  • Steve Jensen
  • Deborah Kapoor – William Radcliffe Studio Challenge nominee
  • Lee Kennedy
  • Sami Khoury
  • Karen Klee-Atlin
  • Paul Lewing
  • Anna Macrae
  • Joan Mamelok
  • Kelda Martensen
  • Daphne Minkoff
  • Naoko Morisawa
  • Barbara Noonan
  • Michael Ottersen – William Radcliffe Studio Challenge nominee
  • Thea Peterson
  • Donna Lindeman Porter
  • David Price
  • Flora Ramirez-Bustamante
  • Inge Roberts
  • Joanne Shellan
  • Anne Simernitski
  • Kathleen Skeels
  • Anna Skibska – William Radcliffe Studio Challenge nominee
  • Barbara Solomon
  • Brian Somers
  • Leslie Stoner
  • Jan Tervonen
  • Joann Wadge
  • Carole Weaks
  • Suze Woolf
  • 5th Avenue Theatre
  • Ashley Meadows, Makeup Artist
  • Banya 5 Spa
  • Bear Mountain Ranch Gold Course
  • Bellevue Arts Museum
  • Benson Vinyards Estate Winery
  • Brix Wine Cafe
  • Cactus
  • Cafe Veloce
  • Cairdeas Winery
  • Chihuly Garden and Glass
  • Chihuly Studio
  • DERU Market
  • EMP Museum
  • Flux Ceramics
  • Frye Art Museum
  • Heathman Hotel
  • Heavy Restaurant Group
  • Hector’s Restaurant
  • Henry Art Gallery
  • Hotel Bellevue and The Bellevue Club
  • Hothouse Spa and Sauna
  • Hyatt Regency Bellevue
  • Inn at the Market
  • Isarn Thai Soul Kitchen
  • KEXP
  • Kirkland Arts Center
  • Kirkland Arts Center – Chuck Webster
  • Kirkland Performance Center
  • Lady Yum
  • Lee Johnson Chevrolet
  • Lynn’s Bistro
  • Metropolitan Market
  • Milagro Cantina
  • MOD Skin and Body
  • Munchen Haus – Icicle Creek
  • Nordstrom
  • Northwest Cellars – Robert Delf
  • Novell Designs
  • Oki Golf
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet
  • Ristorante Paradiso
  • Seattle Art Museum
  • Seattle Children’s Theatre
  • Seattle Mariners
  • Seattle Reperatory Theater
  • SIFF – Seattle International Film Festival
  • Striking Art Studio – Jamie McKay
  • Strother Dermatology & Laser Treatment Center
  • Studio East
  • Sugar Mountain
  • Teatro Zinzanni
  • The Benson Hotel
  • The Grape Choice
  • The Lodge Sports Grille
  • Tipsy Cow Burger Bar
  • T Maccarone’s – Tom Maccarone
  • Tutta Bella Neopolitan Pizzeria
  • Va Piano Vinyards
  • Village Theatre
  • Vista Lago
  • Wilde Rover
  • Woodland Park Zoo
  • Woodmark Hotel
  • WorldMark by Wyndham
  • Angela Hung Byers
  • Anu Vasanth
  • Beth Adams
  • Beverly Ash Gilbert
  • Bonnie and Jerry Currey
  • Carole and TJ Woosely
  • Carole Weaks
  • Jeni Falldine
  • Jesse Freeman
  • John and Anne Adams
  • Margaret and Ron Shapiro
  • Marian Poole
  • Marty and Sue Peterson
  • Kerry and Mike Meadows
  • Patty Leverett
  • Penny Sweet
  • Robert Moreno
  • Rohit Amberker
  • Ryan James
  • Steve and Greta Dunn
  • Sue and Joe Bell
  • Thea Peterson

ARTbeat Leadership

Our deepest gratitude to our Board of Directors and the following individuals for their leadership, who make this event possible:

ARTbeat Event Committee

  • Sue Bell
  • Angela Hung Byers
  • Jesse Freedman
  • Ryan James
  • Kara Mumea

ARTbeat Art Committee

  • Cheryll Leo-Gwin
  • Bernadette and Michael Monroe
  • Anna Skibska
  • Frances Taylor

Special thanks to the KAC Angels for their support and Marc Hoffman, Songbird Photography for photography.

Questions about ARTbeat?

Email or call (425) 822-7161 x182.