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 2016 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 15, 2016 by 4:00p.m.
Notification Deadline – May 1, 2016
Set-up – June 9, 2016 anytime or June 10, 2016 by appointment only

The Hub Exhibit Hours:
June 10, 2016 6:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
June 11, 2016 10:00a.m. to 10:00p.m.
June 12, 2016 11:00a.m to 7:00p.m. (No early departures are allowed)

Take Down – June 12, 2016 at 7:00p.m.

For additional information on judging criteria, rules and regulations, please download the 2016 Emerging Contest Rules and FAQ’s document.

To apply, please download the 2016 Emerging Artist Application.

For additional questions contact, Development Coordinator, Samantha Zebell


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