Island artists to get global exposure in online art fair
Local artists will gain exposure on a global online marketplace as part of a Bermudian-led art fair.
Work from artists including AB Wilson, Meredith Andrews, James Cooper, Kevin Morris, Teresa Kirby Smith and Charles Zuill will be available to purchase via Artsy as part of the Atlantic World Art Fair spearheaded by Bermudian Lisa Howie and supported by Butterfield.
Artsy has the potential to reach two million global art collectors and lovers.
Ms Andrews, who has received local and international recognition, said: “There are so many amazing artists, galleries and curators from the region, so to be held in such high company is wonderful. The Artsy platform gives us a chance to be seen.”
AB Wilson, a self-taught artist, said: “I look forward to connecting with artists and collectors from around the world as I grow and develop my art.”
Mr Zuill added: “Each island brings to the fair their own unique artistic viewpoint. I find that immensely fascinating and am sure the diversity will be appreciated by art lovers and collectors alike.”
The event, which is underway now, will this year feature a programme of panel discussions aimed at art collectors, artists and art organisations. The sessions will provide insights into how the art world functions and into the region's art landscape.
Ms Howie, who founded the Black Pony Gallery, is the Director of Learning and Engagement at the National Museum of Bermuda, a board director with the Centennial Bermuda Foundation and a former executive director for the Bermuda National Gallery.
She said: “While we may possess the passion and commitment to drive business opportunities, we can only do so with the active contributions by our talented artists. It is very much a collaboration.
“This collective of entrepreneurs and artists is very much determined to cultivate new relationships with collectors, curators, and our wider communities.”
For more information on the Atlantic World Art Fair, contact Ms Howie via e-mail at email@example.com. To follow the Atlantic World Art Fair on Artsy click here.
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