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Presented by Honfleur Gallery with funding from the Gautier Family

The second-annual East of the River Distinguished Artist Award recognizes a current East of the Anacostia River artist for artistic excellence as well as significant impact on the DC cultural life. One EOR artist is honored with this $5,000 award each year.  
The first recipient of the East of the River Distinguished Artist Award,  BK ADAMS*I AM ART (in red), accepts his prize with his family last summer. 
Applications for the 2013 East of the River Distinguished Artist Award are now available HERE on the Honfleur Gallery website. Alternately, applications are available to pick up at the following locations: Honfleur Gallery (1241 Good Hope Rd. SE), The HIVE (2027 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE) , and The HIVE 2.0 (1231 Good Hope Rd. SE).

Who is eligible? 
Artists who currently live in East of the Anacostia River neighborhoods in all disciplines-including dance, film, literature, music, theater, photography and visual arts-whose careers have made a substantial impact on the arts in the District of Columbia may apply. Artists must have lived East of Anacostia River for at least one year and worked in the District of Columbia for more than five years. No one may receive the award more than once. No posthumous awards will be made. Application must include at least two pieces of work that have been completed or are in progress from the current year of application. 

·       All applications for the 2013 East of the River Distinguished Artist Award are due Friday June 7, 2013. 
·       Second-parties may nominate an artist to apply for the award, but the artist must complete the application themselves by the above due date. 

What is the purpose of the award? 
The award celebrates the achievements and contributions of East of the River artists who, individually and collectively, have made an impact for the wealth of arts in Washington, D.C. Although these East of the River artists have been working in the District of Columbia over a number of years, their role in the DC cultural scene is often overlooked. In recognizing them, the award will help document the East of the River cultural history and continue the long succession of tradition EOR artists. This award is the newest component of the ARCH Development Corporation support for local artists and will be given on an annual basis. 
For more information, please find the full description of the award and instructions for applying on the Honfleur Gallery website

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