Jarrod Markman, Executive Director
Jarrod Markman is interested in the intersection of community building, art making and business management. He wears many hats, including the one in the picture to the left! In addition to running DVAA he coordinates the annual Fringe Festival with FringeArts and is the Associate Artistic Director of Simpatico Theatre where he directed the 2016 Barrymore award winner for Best New Play. He is a Colorado native, dog dad and graduate of the University of the Arts. He is currently enrolled in the Arts and Business Council's Designing Leadership program.
Dawn Kramlich, Membership & Marketing Coordinator
Originally from Texas, Dawn has been living and working in Philadelphia since 2009, and is an artist, writer, professor, people-person, and dog mom. She received her MFA in Studio Art from Moore College of Art & Design. Alongside her marketing and membership work with DVAA, Dawn teaches courses at Muhlenberg College and Penn State University's Abington College, maintains her own active studio art practice (text-based artwork examining the subjective in the Information Age), writes freelance assisting artists with CVs and Artist Statements, and creates freelance design projects for various clients throughout Philadelphia, including the new Logan Hotel. Dawn has shown her text-based art widely from Ireland to California, most recent and notable of which was her inclusion in a 4-person show of installation art at the Philadelphia Art Alliance in early 2017.
Bryant Girsch, Exhibitions Coordinator & Technician
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. In addition to DVAA, he also works in architectural restoration throughout the greater Philadelphia region.