AWARD: Semi-Finalist - DCCAH ArtBank Over 3,000 two and three dimensional works were entered in the DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) annual Art Bank Collection this year. Out of those entered, 300 works were selected as semi-finalists and of that, approximately 60 were purchased for the collection. I'm honored to have had three of my photographs make it to the semi-finalist round, though none were selected for purchase this year. It was a great experience and I look forward to entering again in 2014. A little more about the program: The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) is the official District government agency for arts and culture. In support of visual artists and art galleries in the Washington metropolitan area, artwork is purchased each year to expand the District’s Art Bank Collection, a growing collection of moveable works funded through DC Creates! Public art works in this collection are owned by DCCAH under the District’s Art in Public Places Program and loaned to other District government agencies for display in public areas of government buildings.