Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Opening Night Photos: update

We were very happy to have Salim of Sin Pix take some photos at the event. Thanks so much Sal!
Hey folks if you have albums please send WOMA a link (especially on Facebook) so we can share the love.

ART Raffle

So we've changed the format of our Carina Andrew piece! Now for $10 EC a chance, you can win this gorgeous piece of artwork. Please remember that the proceeds are all going to our GNOW charity for domestic abuse victims!!!

Carina Andrew, Mask, 14.25" x 30", wire on canvas
Come down to the gallery to take part and to see the artwork.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Because You're a Girl: Growing up in the Commonwealth

Have a read of the awesome report from the Royal Commonwealth Society. New Zealand, Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago rank at the top of the list of places where it's cool to be female. Grenada is at number 23 overall, but you can check out the individual categories to see where each country stands.

Monday, March 14, 2011

WOMA Launch!

Tracey Chan, Lorice Pascal (GNOW), Stacey Byer
Trace and Stace
Hey folks, we had a brilliant opening night on Friday! We had about 200 people - it was a big crowd and I think we made a pretty  good impression. From the comments made thus far, I think everyone is happy that we have something different going on.

Thank you to all those who came and supported us, to those who bought work (fairly impressive sales on opening night), who actually came up and spoke to us, and who have been sharing our information.

Big thank yous all around from the both of us!

We have our little gallery up on the Facebook page, so check them out. We will post updates as photos come in.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

WOMA Opening on Friday!!!

We cooking with gas!
Space, check!
Artwork, check!
Frazzled art curators, check!
Hope to see you there folks!
If you need a print version of this flyer please email us for a print ready black and white or colour PDF. Otherwise you can save this graphic and post it on your web pages, facebook pages, whathaveyou.
Please distribute to everyone you know! Remember we have a silent auction on opening night!

Don't forget to keep up with us on our facebook page!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Press Release!

Whoa, we're just about a week away from the opening! We are not frazzled yet (by then you will not want to see panda eyes).

Our press release has been released and lovingly put on Arc Magazine!

We're taking interviews media folks!

We will be on Flow network's Chit Chat on Tuesday March 9th and maybe on the radio!

“Women Make Art!” (WOMA ’11), Grenada’s first ever women-themed art exhibition featuring women artists exclusively will be held at the old United Travel Agency Building, #9 Young Street, St. George’s, from March 11th – 25th, 2011, in honour of International Women’s Day (March 8th, 2011). The exhibition will feature paintings, photography, sculpture and three-dimensional works from Grenadian and Grenada-based women artists.

The WOMA Committee, comprising established and upcoming members of the local art community, conceived the exhibition as a way to contribute to the educational development and cultural enrichment of artists, art lovers, and help raise awareness of women’s issues in Grenada. As an event in commemoration of the 100 year celebration of International Women’s Day, WOMA ’11 will be listed as an event along with over 1000 other events worldwide.

Held under the auspices of the Alliance Fran├žaise and the Grenada Arts Council, the exhibition brings together communities of artists, both professional and emerging, while engaging other members of the Grenada community. The artists seek to harness visual media to explore and promote the support of women’s issues. For this reason, a portion of the sales proceeds will be donated to Breaking Barriers. Breaking Barriers is a project run by the Grenada National Organisation of Women (GNOW) to help abused women acquire skills that will enable them to be a viable part of the workforce.

The theme of the exhibition is simply “Women”. With more than 30 artists signed up, the organizers hope that this will be a success so that future events can be held, making the event an annual one. One of the main event organizers, Stacey Byer, is a young artist who says, “Through art we can address important social issues and supporting women in need is such a worthy cause.” Another committee member, artist, Tracey Chan says, “This is an exciting time in the Grenadian art society – we are looking forward to doing more, making more and getting people interested in new things.”

Opening night on March 11th will feature a special silent auction of an art piece donated by Carina Andrew, the proceeds of which go to Breaking Barriers. The exhibition opens at 6:30pm, March 11th, 2011, and runs until March 25th. Hours of operation will be 10 am – 6 pm. There is no admission fee and donations are accepted.

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