Amanda Coulson, Lauren Holowesko, and Jodi Minnis from TERN Gallery will be among over 50 contemporary female visual artists from the mid-Atlantic region participating in the Atlantic World Art Fair’s inaugural iteration.
TERN Gallery will participate in the Atlantic World Art Fair, June 1-21.
The Atlantic World Art Fair presents an under-represented, dynamic region of innovation, featuring nine galleries and curatorial agencies with decades of investment in artistic talents and practice. Exclusively on Artsy, discover the talents of contemporary 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/Black Pony Gallery.
“We’re thrilled to spotlight works from some of the most talented contemporary art makers in the Caribbean, the Atlantic islands and the region’s wider diaspora,” said Dustyn Kim, chief revenue officer at Artsy. “Through this partnership, we’re able to elevate the conversation around these artists and the art market in that region, as well as offer them the opportunity to engage with our global audience of over two million collectors and art lovers.”
Lisa Howie, fair founder, says the Atlantic World Art Fair intends to generate awareness of the contemporary artists in 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 work of art professionals dedicated to the cultural capital of mid-Atlantic Islands and the wider Atlantic world region. As a small, but potent collection of galleries, each has contributed so much in various ways. Together, on the Artsy platform, we collectivize, the artistic talents that propel us forward: to elevate the visual arts within our community and to the wider world. The online art fair experience flags the Atlantic World as an exciting new art market to discover,” said Howie, an independent curator, cultural entrepreneur, educator and writer.
In 2019, Howie launched Black Pony Gallery on the Artsy platform, featuring contemporary artists from the Atlantic World. Currently, she is the director of learning and engagement at the National Museum of Bermuda and board director with the Centennial Bermuda Foundation.
“Importantly, this online fair transcends barriers of travel and cultural access that are today exacerbated by the global pandemic. Our island artistic ecosystems are fragile, and so this engagement with the global art market will generate critically necessary cultural capital.”
Other participating galleries and artists include Black Pony Gallery (Lisa Howie, Bermuda); Sour Grass (Holly Bynoe, Annalee Davis, Barbados); Suzie Wong Presents (Susanne Fredricks, Jamaica); ReadyTex Art Gallery (Monique NouhChaia SookdewSing, Suriname); Olympia Gallery (Rosemary Thwaites, Jessica Jones, Jamaica); Gallery Alma Blou (Lusette Verboom, Curacao); Frame Center (Charmaine McIntosh, Dominique McIntosh, Jamaica) and Gallery Monnin (Gael Monnin, Haiti).
Coulson, Holowesko and Minnis with be joined by other Bahamian artists as well as other artists who are nationals of, or reside in Aruba, Azores, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Maarten, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, the US Virgin Islands, and their diasporas.
Collectors will be presented with over 200 top-tier selections of paintings, prints, photographs, textiles and sculpture, with prices across a range of access points. Collectors will be provided artist biographies, editorial commentary, and a parallel online program (such as art talks, panel discussions and studio visits) to develop cultural understanding of and appreciation for the region. The collector will make payment directly to each exhibitor, and assume the shipping and handling costs of the artwork.
With the global context making travel to the mid-Atlantic region more challenging than ever, the Atlantic World Art Fair gives collectors a chance to experience the presented contemporary artwork from the comfort of their home.
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