<1.999333>Now that the (e)merge Art Fair is entering its third year, it is approaching the threshold that some people in this business describe as the viability test for such an enterprise. Fair directors Leigh Conner and Jamie Smith (of the bieponymous gallery Connersmith) and former fair partner Helen Allen may have found the right mix of domestic and international art dealers to make it stick. What they have certainly done over the past two years is prove that it’s a worthwhile stage for performance artists from D.C. and beyond—making it an important art exhibition in a way that most fairs aren’t.