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Applications are Now Being Accepted for the (e)merge Art Fair Gallery and Artist Platforms

Published May 9, 2013





Applications are Now Being Accepted for the (e)merge Art Fair Gallery and Artist Platforms

The third edition of (e)merge art fair will take place October 3 – 6, 2013, in Washington, DC, at the Rubell Family’s Capitol Skyline Hotel.

The (e)merge art fair connects emerging-art professionals from around the globe with collectors, curators and cultural decision makers in Washington, DC. Founded by long time art world innovators Leigh Conner and Jamie Smith of Washington, DC gallery CONNERSMITH, (e)merge has succeeded in introducing an authentic art experience to a new generation of art consumers in the capital region.
In 2012, 80 exhibitors including bitforms, Baeckerstrasse 4 and NOMAD Gallery presented rising talent from the Americas and Europe at (e)merge. More than 5,500 art supporters engaged with painting, sculpture, digital media, performance and installation works by 152 artists from 24 countries in both its gallery and artist platforms.

(e)merge’s two exhibition platforms inspire a new echelon of art collectors and provide curatorial access to the latest movements in emerging art. The Gallery Platform features participating galleries in hotel rooms on designated floors, while the Artist Platform presents a vetted selection of works by unrepresented artists displayed throughout the hotel’s public areas and grounds.

(e)merge is the only art fair that gives free exhibition space to artists without gallery representation.
Artists currently without gallery representation whose proposals are selected by the vetting committee (Molly Donovan, Associate curator at the National Gallery of Art, Eric Shiner, Director at The Andy Warhol Museum, and Shinique Smith, Artist based in Hudson, NY) will have the opportunity to exhibit their works at no charge throughout the hotel and its grounds. Any artist who applies to be exhibited at (e)merge will also be given a one day pass to the fair.

Artist Applications are due May 18th

Gallery Applications are due May 31st

Artist selections and gallery notifications will be sent in June.

For more information or to submit your proposal, visit