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DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Participating in Third Annual (e)merge Art Fair

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Visual art by recipients of the 2013 Artist Fellowship Program Grants to be displayed

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) is pleased to participate in the third edition of the (e)merge Art Fair. Located at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, the fair opens with a preview night on Thursday, October 3, 2013 and will run through Sunday, October 6, 2013.

DCCAH will be exhibiting works by visual art recipients of the 2013 Artist Fellowship Program Grant (AFP). The exhibition space, curated by DCCAH Resident Curator Zoma Wallace, is on the second-floor in adjoining Rooms #217 and #218. Participating artists are: Alexandra Silverthorne, Anna U. Edholm Davis, Cory Oberndorfer, Dana Jeri Maier, Dean Kessmann, Elizabeth Graeber,  Evangeline Montgomery, Jack Gordon, John James Anderson, Linn Meyers, Melani Douglass, Roderick Turner, Terry DeBardelaben, Tim Doud, Michael Iacovone and William Newman. The AFP is awarded in the areas of dance, design, folk and traditional arts, literature, media arts, music, theater, and visual arts, as well as other emerging and experimental fields and multi-disciplinary media.

“The (e)merge art fair brings attention to Washington’s thriving and diverse arts community on an international stage,” said Judith Terra, Chair of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. “The Commission’s contribution to the fair, with the visual artists exhibiting, represents some of the very best in local artists. Our goal is to showcase the District as a world-class cultural capital.” 

“The Commission is delighted to participate in (e)merge, Washington’s premier art fair," said Lionell Thomas, Executive Director of DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. "This year’s exhibiting visual artists spotlight the significance of a vibrant arts community, which contributes to making our city a vibrant place to live, work, and play.”

About (e)merge art fair

The (e)merge art fair connects emerging-art professionals from around the globe with collectors, curators and cultural decision makers in Washington, DC. Since its launch in 2011, the fair has introduced an authentic art experience to a new generation of art consumers in the prosperous capital region. (e)merge facilitates and promotes the development of relationships between exhibitors and potential clients. Tickets for the 2013 festival may be purchased at www.emergeartfair.com.

About the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities provides grants, professional opportunities, education enrichment, and other programs and services to individuals and nonprofit organizations in all communities within the District of Columbia. The Arts Commission is supported primarily by District government funds and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.