Caribbean Fine Art Fair Barbados 2020
March 11-15, 2020
The 10th Anniversary Caribbean Fine Art Fair Barbados was held from March 11-15, 2020 at the Courtney Blackman Grande Salle Gallery & Annex, Tom Adams Financial Center, Spry Street, Bridgetown, Barbados, with over 50 artists representing 13 Caribbean nations, Brazil, Ghana, Nigeria, and the USA. Three featured exhibitions: “The Cuban Connection”, “Wire Artists of Barbados” and “Diaspora Dialogue V” highlighted the visual art on display from the multi-talented array of artists.
Caribbean Fashion Showcase was another tremendous success, while Symposium Saturday provided instruction and education for the eager patrons who attended. On Saturday evening the Inaugural Bridgetown Arts Festival presented an exciting combination of performing arts and musical talent as the nightcap for our Saturday offerings. CaFA Fair Barbados’ presentation of our now annual Student Art Exhibit and Cosplay Alley continued at Norman Centre Mall in Bridgetown.
While scores of enthusiastic visitors attended our exhibits and special events, many others followed our presentations on social media. We were fortunate to complete our programming with the impending spread of the COVID-19 virus. All was still well in paradise and thankfully everyone who traveled with us, and all those who worked so hard to produce the event returned to their respective homes safely.
We want to thank the artists, presenters, participants, staff and volunteers who made this entire event possible. A special thank you to our sponsors, supporters, patrons, and everyone who has attended CaFA Fair Barbados over the years. We look forward to welcoming you in 2021.
Stay safe and well.
Here is a link to pictures from Opening Night:
The organizers, partners and associates of CaFA Fair Barbados continue to provide opportunities for our participating artists to advance their careers and showcase their creativity:
On Friday, August 16, 2019, 6-9 pm, Newark, New Jersey’s Akwaaba Gallery hosted a reception for the opening of “Origins: Memories from the Metropolis”, an exhibition featuring 8 artists who all received their professional training in the metropolis of New York, but trace their origins to the nations of the Caribbean archipelago. Curated by CaFA Fair Director, Anderson M. Pilgrim, the paintings, designs and mixed media creations of Ademola Olugebefola, Carla Armour, Carlton Murrell, Diogenes Ballester, Francks Deceus, Kevin Darmarnie, Patricia Brintle, and Victor Davson presented a comprehensive and incisive exploration of Caribbean reflections from the major world capitals, London and New York City. 2 artists’ talks were held during the exhibition which ended on September 30, 2019.
The 2nd “Contemporary Art & Collectibles - At The Breakwater” opened on Wednesday, December 4 with a reception sponsored by Barbados Tourism and Mount Gay Rum at the Breakwater Hotel, Ocean Drive, Miami, FL. The Fair continued from December 5-9, 2019 with a phenomenal lineup of artists representing Africa, the Americas and the Caribbean. For further details and updates visit www.athebreakwater.com
Caribbean and Diaspora artists were represented at Prizm Art Fair in Miami, December 2019, 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.
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