Jarrod Markman, Executive Director

Jarrod Markman is a Philadelphia based arts-administrator, theatre director, producer and dog dad. In addition to his work with DVAA he coordinates the annual Fringe Festival with FringeArts and is the Associate Artistic Director of Simpatico Theatre.  He is a Colorado native and a graduate of the University of the Arts.




"Blurring the Subject", Flameworked Glass

Jessica Jane Julius, Gallery Director

Jessica is an Artist, Educator, Director, Collaborator, and Mother. Along with her work at DVAA she is a practicing Artist, a Professor at Tyler School of Art in the Glass program and the co-founder and active member of the artist collective performance groupThe Burnt Asphalt Family. She has been published in the New Glass Review and Glass Quarterly Magazine amoung others, received the Emerging Artist Award from the Glass Art Society, and received CGCA fellowships from Wheaton Arts Creative Glass Center in 2007 & 2011 and Museum of Glass residency in 2013. She is currently on the Board for the Glass Art Society and has an upcoming exhibition this March in Seattle. Her work has been included in numerous national exhibitions including “Craft Spoken Here” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and son.




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Brad Carmichael, Site Manager

Bradford Evert Carmichael is a contemporary artist born 1983 in Chester, Pennsylvannia. His primary medium is painting, drawing and sculpture, often including mixed media and found objects in the artwork. Graduating Tyler School of Art in 2008 with a Bachelors of Painting/Drawing and in 2014 earning a Masters in Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He now lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.