1 October 2012


WPA at the (e)merge art fair


This week, Washington will see the second consecutive installment of the (e)merge art fair. Still in its infancy, the fair is the city’s most recent serious attempt at a professional art fair. Last year’s fair, while not without its quirks, was largely seen as a success. The 2012 event boasts new additions and improvements, including more robust visitor food and drink options, and over 80 exhibitors showing 152 different artists.


As suggested by its name, the ethos of the fair leans slightly toward a younger, more experimental presence. (e)merge offers two platforms: artists show both with galleries and other organizations, but also individually, with artists showing their work independently of a gallery or organization. Last year WPA exhibited at the fair, displaying works by artist Mei Mei Chang and Kyan Bishop in addition to a flat file of over 120 WPA member artworks. This year, WPA will move the member artwork to the walls, displaying an assortment of members’ 8 x 8 inch works on paper. Additionally, WPA will exhibit sculptural work by artist Jimmy Miracle. The fair’s combination of established artists and galleries combined with emerging artists compliments WPA’s mission of supporting artists at all stages of their careers.


Date: Thursday, October 4 – Sunday, October 7, 2012
Location: Rooms 217 + 218, Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 “I” Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024
Fair Hours: 
(e)merge Friends and Press Preview: Thursday, October 4: 5pm – 7pm By invitation only
Opening Preview: Thursday, October 4: 7pm – 9pm

Fair Hours: Friday and Saturday, October 5 & 6, 12pm-7pm; Sunday, October 7, 12pm-5pm