photo by Sarah R. Bloom

Jarrod Markman, Executive Director

Jarrod has shepherded the resurgence of DVAA since 2015, building a strong community of creatives, leaders and volunteers. He is interested in the intersection of community building, art making and business management. He spent 4 Festivals at FringeArts managing the Philadelphia Fringe Festival and has been producing theatre with Simpatico Theatre for 6 years. He is a Colorado native,  Bella Vista resident, dog dad and graduate of the University of the Arts. Contact Jarrod for information about how to best support DVAA's mission to build community for creatives in Philadelphia.

photo by Sarah R. Bloom

photo by Sarah R. Bloom

Near Insighted  (detail) - Bryant Girsch; acrylic on canvas; 60" x 48"; 2017

Near Insighted (detail) - Bryant Girsch; acrylic on canvas; 60" x 48"; 2017

Bryant Girsch, Exhibitions and Programming Director

Bryant Girsch is an artist and Midwest transplant currently based in Philadelphia. He is a graduate of Tyler School of Art with a Masters in Painting and a Temple University Rome alumni. His artwork explores the intersection of painting and digital technology. Moreover, he has been published in New American Painting and Not Random Art critical review and exhibited both domestically and abroad. He is the former Exhibitions Manager at InLiquid.


Donghee Amy Oh - Administrative and Exhibitions Assistant

Amy Oh is a graduate from Tyler School of Art where she obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing. Born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Amy creates works that reflect her background as a multicultural individual. In addition to working at DVAA, Amy is currently working as an artist assistant. 


Processing Problems. Archival Ink on Paper. 2017

Processing Problems. Archival Ink on Paper. 2017

Tristan Kravitz - Exhibitions Intern

Tristan Kravitz is a visual artist and musician based in Philadelphia, working primarily in ink, watercolor, and marker. Drawing from their experience as queer and non-binary and their academic background in Classics, their images combine contemporary and ancient symbolism to address internal and interpersonal narratives of gender and sexuality. Tristan has been creating art for Washington West Project, part of Mazzoni Center, since 2016. In 2017, their work was selected for the Emerging LGBTQ Artists exhibition at the William Way Center. Tristan has been a member of DVAA since Fall 2017



Nicole O’Malley - Membership and Development Intern

Nicole O’Malley recently moved to the area from Indiana, and received her BFA in Sculpture and a BA in Psychology from Indiana University Bloomington. After graduating, she was an intern artist in residence at Franconcia Sculpture Park in Shafer, MN. She split her time working for the sculpture park and creating artwork that would be installed within the park and exhibited in shows in Minneapolis. Along with interning at DVAA, Nicole works at the Brandywine River Museum of Art.