The 2019 Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. Fellowship Dinner, hosted by Jeffrey and Priscilla Ahn, was held on Friday, May 17, at the Metropolitan Club of New York.
The evening's program honored this year's Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. Fellowship winner, Grace Bryan. The award was presented to Bryan by Helena Anrather, one of twelve distinguished judges from the art world who selected this year's winner and finalists. The program acknowledged the contributions of the Fellowship's Patrons and the 2019 Jury, with opportunities for attendees to pledge gifts to the Fellowship.
Charles Gariepy returned for a sixth time as master of ceremonies. The festivities included remarks from Fellowship Director Presca Ahn; Fellowship Board members Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos and Melissa Ko; and other special guest speakers including Amanda Edelman, Julia Ho, Peter Kanavos, and William Harlow, childhood friends of Jeffrey Ahn, Jr.
Past Fellows Rivers Liu (2018) and Richard Medina (2016) were also in attendance as honored guests.
Board members Melissa Ko, Priscilla Ahn, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos
Board member Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos
Gallerist and Jury member Helena Anrather, 2019 Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. Fellow Grace Bryan
Lisa Muran Walla, John Walla
Carol Chirico, John Chirico
Penelope Farris, Luke Camery
Pamela Kauppila, Nels Kauppila
Arielle Patrick, Jim Porçarelli
William Harlow, Eric Sharma
Natalia Garcia, Peter Kanavos
2016 Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. Fellow, Richard Medina, 2018 Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. Fellow, Rivers Liu
Lisa Muran Walla, John Walla, Marie-Monique Steckel