How does it feel to be part of a regional movement of women artists as well as contemporary artists?
It’s a fantastic time for us to be a part of a movement like this – it’s challenging, interesting and is allowing us to grow on many levels through organising the shows, curating work and creating our own personal work as well. There doesn’t seem to be many women-oriented art shows or groups that includes younger people in the region. It’s allowing us the opportunity to meet people around the globe who are doing different and similar types of work, and show it off. We are seeing the expanse and variety of work out there even more and it’s exciting. We enjoy having a mixture of both traditional and contemporary work, as well as emerging and professional artists, at least for this year and last.
In what ways has social media been a part of making this collaboration and organizing, on a whole, a possibility?
Basically we have done everything online, from our call to artists to marketing and distributing our invitations. Facebook has been a great part of this, and Twitter to a lesser extent. We’ve also been able to reach others through the art networks we are involved with as well as the press we’ve received from various groups and individuals. We have had immense support from our peers and are grateful that we’re getting through to an array of folks around the globe. We wanted women in the Caribbean and the diaspora and that’s exactly who we got!
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