Emerging Artist Showcase


Located in the AT&T Hub, the Emerging Artist Showcase is designed in an effort to cultivate and showcase our young local artists. Up to three local artists will be awarded a scholarship to show and sell their artwork at this year’s festival. This program was designed as a way to support a project pivotal to their future as an emerging artist.

Celebrate Fairfax! will provide the following to up to three accepted artists:

  • $500 cash scholarship
  • 10′ x 20′ shared tent at the 2017 Celebrate Fairfax! Festival
  • Recognition on the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival website

Artists must provide:

  • Their original artwork
  • Transportation of artwork to and from the festival
  • Their own display units (grids, easels, cases, etc.)

Emerging Artist Program Timeline
Application Deadline – March 25, 2017 by 4:00p.m.
Notification Deadline – May 1, 2017
Set-up – June 8, 2017 anytime or June 9, 2017 by appointment only

The Hub Exhibit Hours:
June 9, 2017 6:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
June 10, 2017 10:00a.m. to 10:00p.m.
June 11, 2017 11:00a.m to 7:00p.m. (No early departures are allowed)

Take Down – June 11, 2017 at 7:00p.m.

For additional information on judging criteria, rules and regulations, please download the Emerging Contest Rules and FAQ’s document.

To apply, please download the 2017 Emerging Artist Application

For additional questions contact, Development Coordinator, Alexandra Whitson


2014’s Emerging Artists were:

Elizabeth Witcher

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   Elizabeth Witcher 2

Raymond Barcarri

4 Mandolin  Raymond Baccari 2 

Michael Hyman

Michael Hyman 2  Michael Hyman 1