Caribbean Fine Art Fair Barbados 2018

March 7-11, 2018 Grande Salle Gallery, Bridgetown

 

The 8th CaFA Fair Barbados returned to the recently renamed Courtney Blackman Grand Salle Gallery & Annex, Tom Adams Financial Center, Spry Street, Bridgetown, Barbados, to a fantastic reception from a receptive and energetic audience. The management, staff, presenters, artists, and volunteers would like to thank everyone who attended. The artwork presented was on a critically and aesthetically high level and we were treated with a thought provoking performance piece by emerging Barbadian artist Adam Patterson. As always CaFA Fair continued the tradition of presenting a unique look at the region’s visual and performing arts including distinguished symposium presenters, fashion, spoken word, and film. See it all via the link below:

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Beyond the success of CaFA Fair Barbados 2018 both in terms of art sales and visiting patrons, participating artists continue to receive opportunities to advance their careers and showcase their creativity.

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (RPAF) and the Caribbean Fine Art Fair (CaFA) presented My Home is Not Your Backyard, from February 26 – March 26, 2017. Curated by Oshun Layne, this exhibition was a dual venue experience at The Grand Salle Gallery and Annex (Bridgetown, Barbados) and Corridor Gallery (Brooklyn, NY). Works by 13 artists representing 8 Caribbean nations were on view. A closing reception and Artists’ Talk was held on Sunday, March 26. Here is a look:

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On Friday, June 30, 2017, 5-10 pm CaFA Fair Barbados in association Caribbeing House, 794 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn NYC, held a closing reception for the latest of their "Inside Caribbean Culture" series of exhibitions "The Art of Prints", featuring the work of Diogenes Ballester, Pepe Coronado, Rene De Los Santos, Leslie Jimenez, Jonathan Joseph, and Moses Ros Suarez. This series of popup visual art exhibits explores the expression of artists across the Caribbean's 4 major language groups. Curated by CaFA Fair Executive Director Anderson Pilgrim the series is hosted by Caribbeing's Shelley Worrell. The exhibit opened on June 16. Visit www.caribbeing.com for further information and future dates.

From August 6 – September 16, 2017, Strivers Gardens Gallery and Diaspora Now Inc. will present "Color and Texture Explored" featuring wall sculptures by multi-media artists Jorge A. Valdes (JAVA) and Alfred Weekes. An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2-5, pm. A Closing Reception and Artists’ Talk will be held on Saturday, September 16, 12-4 pm. The Gallery is located at 300 W135 Street, Harlem, NY.

CaFA Fair Barbados artists were again represented at Prizm Art Fair in Miami, December 2017, 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.