Jarrod Markman, Executive Director
Jarrod Markman has shepherded the resurgence of DVAA since 2015, building a strong community of artists, leaders and volunteers. He is interested in the intersection of community building, art making and business management. He has spent 4 Festivals at FringeArts managing the independent artist portion of the Fringe Festival and 6 years administrating theatre with Simpatico Theatre. 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 artists.
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.
Donghee Amy Oh - Administrative and Gallery Assistant
Amy Oh is a recent 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.
Julia Votto - Membership and Marketing Intern
Julia Votto is a student at Tyler School of Art where she is working towards receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metals, Jewelry, and CAD-CAM. Julia is looking forward to studying abroad during her time at Tyler, and can’t wait to become a part of the arts community in Philadelphia and beyond.
Danielle Degon - Artistic Planning and Development Intern
Danielle is a studio artist and living and working in Philadelphia. She received her BFA from Tyler School of Art and has since worked on fabrication teams for artists in Philadelphia and New York City. Through large sculptures and installations, Danielle uses theories of the self vs the other to engage viewers in questioning their actions, perspectives, and constructs of thought.