Welcome to the 6th CaFA Fair Barbados from March 9-13, 2016 at Divi Southwinds Resort, Christ Church, Barbados.
New works by renowned Barbadian artists Ras Ishi Butcher and Ras Akyem I Ramsay will headline a powerful representation of Barbadian art at this year’s event. Kenneth “Black” Blackman, Ras Bongo Congo I, Ras Ilix Heartman, David “Guru” McClean, Oneka Small, Arlette St. Hill and several other noted Barbadian artists will lead the list of over 50 artists representing 13 Caribbean nations, Brazil, Ghana and the USA. CaFA Fair Barbados will continue to present a unique look at the region’s visual and performing arts including distinguished symposium presenters, fashion, spoken word, and film. Please visit our Events page for a detailed look at our schedule.
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2015 was an exciting year for CaFA Fair Barbados and our participating artists, with 2016 offering new possibilities. Beyond the success of CaFA Fair Barbados 2015 both in terms of art sales and visiting patrons, artists continued to receive opportunities to advance their careers and showcase their creativity.
From December 3, 2015 – April 23, 2016 the Dwyer Cultural Center in Harlem, NYC, hosts “Contemporary Painting & Printmaking: Selections from CaFA Fair Barbados” an exhibition celebrating Caribbean culture, which will feature artwork by Ras Ishi Butcher, Jamal Ince & Hedy Klineman (Barbados); Patricia Brintle & Jean Patrick Icart-Pierre (Haiti); Carlos JM Dominguez, Alex Guerrero, Miguel Luciano, Rene De Los Santos & Moses Ros-Surez (Dominican Republic); Bernard Hoyes (Jamaica); Alfredo Isaac (Panama); and Beatrice Mellinger (Martinique). A Closing Reception will be held on Friday, April 22, 2016. Video footage from CaFA Fair Barbados 2015 & 2016 will be shown throughout the evening. Visit www.dwyercc.org or call 212-222-3060 more information on Dwyer events and rentals.
Tikhonova-Wintner Gallery in association with CaFA Fair Barbados presented "News from the Islands: 6 Caribbean Printmakers" from November 1, 2015 – January 17, 2016, featuring Diogenes Ballester (Puerto Rico), Pepe Coronado (DR), Francks Francois Deceus (Haiti), Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez (DR). Leslie Jimenez (DR), and Jamaica’s Ava Tomlinson. The gallery is located in historic Mount Morris district in Harlem, New York City. Opening reception was held on Saturday, November 7, 4-7pm. An Artist Talk moderated by Trinidadian scholar Daniela Fifi was held on Wednesday, December 2, 7pm. Visit TikhonovaWintner.com for further details.
CaFA Fair Barbados was represented by the paintings of Haitian American artist Francks F. Deceus at Prizm Art Fair in Miami, December 1- 11, 2015, during Art Basel Miami week. Visit www.prizmartfair.com for details and updates.
Stay tuned to this space for more upcoming events and art news.