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Bahamas TERN Gallery to take part in Atlantic World Art Fair

Art fair to feature nine female exhibitors and over 50 artists from quite a few Caribbean countries

“Family and Friends no. 2” (2017) by Rodell Warner.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Join TERN Gallery starting next week, from June 1 to 21, and explore the skills of latest artists from the mid-Atlantic within the inaugural Atlantic World Art Fair. The artists’ creative expressions reflect intertwined histories, relations and cultures informed by Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe.

The Atlantic World Art Fair presents an under-represented, dynamic region of innovation, featuring nine galleries and curatorial agencies with many years of investment in artistic talents and practice. Exclusively on Artsy, discover the skills of latest artists from the mid-Atlantic whose creative expressions reflect intertwined histories, relations and cultures informed by peoples of Africa, the Americas and Europe.

The Atlantic World Art Fair is initiated by Lisa Howie of Black Pony Gallery, based in Bermuda.

“Starry Night” (2016) by Delton Barrett.

Artsy Chief Revenue Officer Dustyn Kim said: “We’re thrilled to highlight works from a number of the most talented contemporary art makers within the Caribbean, the Atlantic islands and the region’s wider diasporas.

“Through this partnership, we’re capable of elevate the conversation around these artists and the art market in that region, in addition to offer them the chance to interact with our global audience of over two million collectors and art lovers.”

“So Much Meaning” (2020) by Kendra Frorup.

Fair founder Howie stated: “The Atlantic World Art Fair intends to generate awareness of the contemporary artists within the mid-Atlantic region, stimulate capital and galvanize the collective efforts of the exhibitors.

“The Atlantic Art World Art Fair comes out of a shared vision: the collective murals professionals dedicated to the cultural capital of mid-Atlantic islands and the broader Atlantic World region.

“As a small but potent collection of galleries, each has contributed a lot in various ways. Together, on the Artsy platform, we collectivize the artistic talents that propel us forward: to raise the visual arts inside our community and to the broader world. This online art fair experience flags the Atlantic World as an exciting new art market to find.

“Importantly, this online fair transcends barriers of travel and cultural access which can be today exacerbated by the worldwide pandemic. Our island artistic ecosystems are fragile and so this engagement with the worldwide art market will generate critically essential cultural capital.”

The Atlantic Art World Art Fair inaugural iteration presents nine exhibitors, all women, featuring over 50 contemporary visual artists from the mid-Atlantic region:

  • Black Pony Gallery (Lisa Howie; Bermuda)
  • Sour Grass (Holly Bynoe and Annalee Davis; Barbados)
  • Suzie Wong Presents (Susanne Fredricks; Jamaica)
  • TERN Gallery (Amanda Coulson, Lauren Holowesko and Jodi Minnis; The Bahamas)
  • ReadyTex Art Gallery(Monique Nouh and Chaia Sookdew Sing; Suriname)
  • Olympia Gallery (Rosemary Thwaites and Jessica Jones; Jamaica)
  • Gallery Alma Blou (Lusette Verboom; Curacao)
  • Frame Center (Charmaine McIntosh and Dominique McIntosh; Jamaica)
  • Gallery Monnin (Gael Monnin; Haiti)
“BreadFruit” (2021) by Tessa Whitehead.

Artists to be featured at TERN Gallery are Melissa Alcena, Delton Barett, Kendra Frorup, Tamika Galanis, Anina Major, Heino Schmid, Rodell Warner, Drew Weech, Tessa Whitehead, Averia Wright and Jodi Minnis.

Artists within the Atlantic World Art Fair are nationals of, or reside in, Aruba, Azores, The Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, St Maarten, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, US Virgin Islands and their diasporas.

Collectors will probably be presented with over 200 top-tier selections of paintings, prints, photographs, textiles and sculpture, with prices across a variety of access points. They will probably be provided artist biographies, editorial commentary and a parallel online program, equivalent to art talks, panel discussions and studio visits, to develop cultural understanding of and appreciation for the region.

“Seasoned Rice Pot” (2020) by Anina Major.

The collector will make payment on to each exhibitor and assume the shipping and handling costs of the artwork.

With the worldwide context making travel to the mid-Atlantic region tougher than ever, the Atlantic World Art Fair gives collectors a probability to experience the presented contemporary artwork from the comfort of their home.

For more information on the Atlantic World Art Fair, please contact Lisa Howie: atlanticworldartfair@gmail.com or visit the Artsy website or the TERN Gallery website.

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