The 3rd Edition of Caribbean Fine Art (CaFA) Fair – Barbados opens on Wednesday, March 13, 6-9 pm with a Gala Reception featuring a celebration of the career of the late Guyanese artist Philip Moore as Caribbean Luminary of the Arts 2013, a live performance by Terry “Mexican” Arthur, and a preview of over 40 exhibitors of paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, original limited edition prints and new media exploring the cultural traditions of the Caribbean. CaFA Fair Barbados will be held from March 14-17 at the exciting new venue in the heart of historic Bridgetown, Barbados – the Spirit Bond Building.
A special feature of CaFA Fair Barbados 2013 will be performances and film screenings scheduled for each day of the event. Trinidadian Shelley Worrell of CaribBEING will present screenings by filmmakers from Guadeloupe, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago, while Barbadian performer Na La will entertain with his unique brand of humor.
We are pleased to welcome celebrated US artist and cultural entrepreneur Danny Simmons; former Sotheby’s executive and principal of New York’s AK Art, Amy Kisch; and world renowned artist and lecturer Dr. Ademola Olugebefola, USVI, as presenters at the Caribbean Art Symposium, scheduled for Saturday, March 16, 2013.
New works by Puerto Rico’s Diogenes Ballester and USVI’s Ademola Olugebefola, will headline the selection of artworks by over 40 artists representing 13 Caribbean nations. Internationally recognized contemporary artists such as Ras Ishi Butcher, Carlton Murrell, and Ras Akyem I Ramsay, Barbados; Carl F. Anderson, Carl E. Hazlewood, and Philip Moore, Guyana; Patricia Brintle, Haiti; Ava Tomlinson, Jamaica; Abishag Voundi, Martinique; Daniel Lind-Ramos, Puerto Rico; Marcel Pinas, Suriname; David Boothman, Trinidad & Tobago; will be represented at CaFA Fair Barbados. Emerging artists Nicolle Blackwood, Jamaica; Minerva Diaz, Puerto Rico; and many others from the English-speaking, Hispanic and Francophone Caribbean will also be on exhibit.