The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Participating in Inaugural (e)merge Art Fair

Arts Commission displaying works from its D.C. Portfolio, featuring works from ten local artists

Washington, D.C. – The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) will be participating in the inaugural (e)merge Art Fair at the Capitol Skyline Hotel . The fair opens with a preview night on Thursday, September 22, 2011 and will run through Sunday, September 25th.

DCCAH will be exhibiting works from its D.C. Portfolio. The portfolio highlights a variety of artwork created by ten remarkable artists residing in the District. Each artist used state of the art digital printing technology in collaboration with Davis Adamson, one of the world’s leading printmakers. A single edition of 25 portfolios was created. The D.C. Portfolio contains works by William Christenberry, Billy Colbert, Patricia Tobacco Forrester, Aziza Claudia Gibson-Hunter, Joey Manlapaz, Percy Martin, Michael Platt, Lynn Putney, Trish Tillman, and Kelly Towles.

The Commission will be displaying the D.C. Portfolio in the Lower Level in space 10.b.

The (e)merge Art Fair celebrates galleries, artists, artists’ work and the creative process. The Fair garners support from all corners of the art world and aims to create an energetic environment of collaboration and discovery. The fair will feature dozens of international galleries and nonprofits in hotel rooms on designated exhibition floors. Throughout the hotel’s public areas and grounds, (e)merge will provide exhibition space, free of charge, for vetted works in various media by artists who are currently not represented.

(e)merge
September 22 – 25, 2011
Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 “I” Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

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Since 1968, the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) has developed and promoted local artists, organizations and activities.
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