Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation's

Taking place at the Brooklyn venue Littlefield on Saturday, October 22nd, Gold Rush Awards 2016 will be hosted by Reggie “Combat Jack” Osse with a special set by DJ April Hunt. Gold Rush will include an exhibition featuring Swoon (on display at Littlefield through October). This event promises to be the most exciting award benefit of the fall!

The night will be presided over by our co-founders and brothers Russell Simmons, Daniel Simmons, and Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons. The awards presentation will showcase four honorees, some of New York’s best and brightest cultural figures who all foster growing art communities and create opportunities for emerging artists and curators to share their visions in the world!

Gold Rush Awards
@Littlefield, 622 DeGraw Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Saturday, October 22, 2016



Kimberly Drew

Lauren Haynes

Rashaad Newsome


Hosted By

Reggie “Combat Jack” Osse

Music by

DJ April Hunt

Host Committee

Rahsaan “MR. Gandy” Gandy,
Creative Consultant and Host

Jasmine Wahi,
Co-Owner/Executive Director of Project For Empty Space and Gateway Project Spaces

Leanne Stella,
Founder/Director of Art In FLUX and FLUX Art Fair

Jae Joseph,
Chairman of The Brenon Joseph Trust

Rebecca Jampol,
Co-Owner/Executive Director of Project For Empty Space and Gateway Project Spaces

Dexter Wimberly,
Executive Director of Aljira a Center for Contemporary Art

Cultural Curator

Akintola Hanif,
Photojournalist and Founder/ Editor-in-Chief of HYCIDE magazine

Anderson Pilgrim,
Co-Founder, Caribbean Fine Art Fair (Barbados)

Alex Emmart,
Founder of Mighty Tanaka

KD Wilson,
Principal of Phenix Enterpr.

Andrew Lockhart,

Joey Lico,
Independent Curator

Stevenson Dunn,
Co-Founder of Bishop Art Gallery

Mikhalie Solomon,
Founder of Prizm Art Fair

Nicola Vassell,
Founder of Concept NV

Tiana Webb Evans,
Founder of ESP PR

Zoe Buckman,

Larry Ossei Mensah,
Curator and Co-Founder of ARTNOIR

Helen Toomer,
Director of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair

Albert Nkulu Kakudji,
Founder/Managing Director of Kakudji Fine Arts

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