Thursday, February 05, 2015

Local Visual Artists presented by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Contemporary Art by Local Visual Artists presented by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Exhibition features works by grantees of 2015 Artist Fellowship Program 

I STREET GALLERIES - 200 I (Eye) Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003
EXHIBITION: February 20 - March 27, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, February 20, 2015, 6 PM - 8 PM
Gallery Hours: Open Monday-Friday, 9 AM - 6PM 

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) is proud to announce the 2015 Artist Fellowship Program (AFP) Exhibition. This exhibition presents some of the District's finest visual artists, who each were awarded a FY15 Artist Fellowship Program (AFP) grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. The exhibition and its programs are free and open to the public. 

The 24 AFP artists will each exhibit a small body of work that illuminates their unique artistic perspective. The collection of these artworks within the I Street Galleries underscores the importance of establishing the first District government-operated public gallery, and captures the broad scope of the dynamic, Washington, DC art scene. The gallery provides an opportunity for artists to share their work with the public on a daily basis, especially with those that may not visit museums or galleries regularly. While on display, the work will receive exposure from residents, art patrons and the press. Many works are available for purchase directly from the artists.

"Our grantees are integral to improving the quality of life in Washington, DC, and the Commission is pleased to support them," said Edmund C. Fleet, Chair of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. "Funding is vital, and our support allows these artists to produce quality art and programs for District residents and visitors." 

"Promoting excellence is a key part of our mission," said Lionell Thomas, Executive Director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. "The AFP grant program and this exhibition are prime examples of how the Commission supports diverse artists and artistic disciplines."

The AFP offers grants of up to $10,000 to individual artists who make a significant contribution to the arts and who strive to promote the arts in the District of Columbia. 

Exhibiting Artists include: Sondra Arkin, Jessica Beels, Anne Bouie, Adam Davies, Anna U. Davis, Christopher Dolan, Nekisha Durrett, Mary Early, Cheryl Edwards, Rik Freeman, Rania Hassan, Ian Jehle, Timothy Johnson, Rachel Kerwin, Gediyon Kifle, Nate Lewis, Alex Mayer, Kathryn McDonnell, EJ Montgomery, Mike Osborne, Marta Perez Garcia, Carmen Torruella-Quander, Joyce Wellman and Martine Workman.