The Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. Fellowship Celebration [PHOTOS]

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

Alex Breton, Marie-Monique Steckel, Raymond Steckel

Priscilla Ahn, Valérie Breton

Host and board member Priscilla Ahn, Valérie Breton​

Helena Anrather, Gracie Mansion

Gallerist and Jury member Helena Anrather, Jury member Gracie Mansion

Lauren Shaw, Richard Medina

Fellowship Program Coordinator Lauren Shaw, 2016 Jeffrey Ahn Jr. Fellow Richard Medina

Michele Allman, John Allman

Michele and John Allman

Presca Ahn, Alex Breton

Fellowship Director Presca Ahn, Alex Breton

Nina McElroy, Neal McElroy, Kat McElroy

Nina, Neal and Kat McElroy

Valérie Breton, Alex Breton, Thierry Breton, Marie-Monique Steckel, Raymond Steckel

Valérie Breton, Alex Breton, Thierry Breton, Marie-Monique Steckel, Raymond Steckel

A Edward Major, Deirdre Costa Major

A Edward Major, Deirdre Costa Major

Peter Kanavos, Caleb Haddad, William Harlow

Peter Kanavos, Caleb Haddad, William Harlow

Presca Ahn, Ian Alteveer, Priscilla Ahn, Shinkyung Kim

Fellowship Director Presca Ahn, Ian Alteveer, Fellowship board member Priscilla Ahn, Shinkyung Kim

Ian Alteveer, Nick Zamiska, Lucas Wittman

Ian Alteveer, Nick Zamiska, Lucas Wittman

Melissa Ko

Fellowship board member Melissa Ko

Fellowship board member Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Peter Kanavos

Natasha Mehta, Nicky Bernstein

Katrina Fuller, Rivers Liu, Richard Medina

Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. Fellows Katrina Fuller(2017), Rivers Liu(2018) and Richard Medina(2016).

Caleb Haddad

Caleb Haddad, childhood friend of Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. and special guest speaker

Ben Thorp Brown, Meena Hasan

Artists and Fellowship Jury members Ben Thorp Brown and Meena Hasan