The 2018 Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. Fellowship Dinner, hosted by Jeffrey and Priscilla Ahn, was held on Wednesday, May 16, at the Metropolitan Club of New York.
The evening's program honored this year's Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. Fellowship winner, Rivers Liu. The award was presented to Liu by Gracie Mansion, one of ten 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 2018 Jury, with opportunities for attendees to pledge gifts to the Fellowship.
Charles Gariepy returned for a fifth 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 honored guests including Caleb Haddad, a childhood friend of Jeffrey Ahn, Jr.
Past Fellows Richard Medina (2016) and Katrina Fuller (2017) were also in attendance as honored guests.
Alex Breton, Marie-Monique Steckel, Raymond Steckel
Host and board member Priscilla Ahn, Valérie Breton
Gallerist and Jury member Helena Anrather, Jury member Gracie Mansion
Fellowship Program Coordinator Lauren Shaw, 2016 Jeffrey Ahn Jr. Fellow Richard Medina
Michele and John Allman
Fellowship Director Presca Ahn, Alex Breton
Nina, Neal and Kat McElroy
Valérie Breton, Alex Breton, Thierry Breton, Marie-Monique Steckel, Raymond Steckel
A Edward Major, Deirdre Costa Major
Peter Kanavos, Caleb Haddad, William Harlow
Fellowship Director Presca Ahn, Ian Alteveer, Fellowship board member Priscilla Ahn, Shinkyung Kim
Ian Alteveer, Nick Zamiska, Lucas Wittman
Fellowship board member Melissa Ko
Fellowship board member Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Peter Kanavos
Natasha Mehta, Nicky Bernstein
Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. Fellows Katrina Fuller(2017), Rivers Liu(2018) and Richard Medina(2016).
Caleb Haddad, childhood friend of Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. and special guest speaker
Artists and Fellowship Jury members Ben Thorp Brown and Meena Hasan