You still have time to visit The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago’s November Members’ Exhibition. The event opened November 26 at the ASTT’s headquarters in Federation Park and closes December 16.
The 112 works of 64 member artists represent a cross-section of genre of visual art, artistic styles, and sizes. The artists are a true representation of our Trinidadian and Tobagonian people—young and old, established and emerging, longtime and new members, first time and seasoned exhibitors.
The exhibition itself is a reflection of how our artists have worked to raise their own personal bars to produce the pieces on show.
Several members of the Board of the Art Society explain that it is rewarding to see such an awesome response from its membership and a delight to see this body of work pulled together into such a well-balanced exhibition by the curatorial team with the assistance of some participating artists.
This collection of works comprises some names such as Keith Gibbs, Yulia Balakhonava, and well-known ‘Bunty’ O’Connor. Also popular are some of our newer exhibitors such as Alison Attin and Andra Sanderon, and artists from recently held ‘Art For Us’ exhibition, Margaret Horsham, Caroline Camacho, Wendy Perreira-Aqui to name a few. There are several other talented member artists whose works are a part of this collection.
In addition to Covid-19 health protocols being in place at the gallery, the curatorial team has worked diligently to facilitate the safety of visitors by putting together an online reservation form available on the ASTT’s FB and IG pages, @artsocietytt, which allows ASTT to control the flow of visitors. Parking is also available, and admission is free.
There’s the People’s Choice competition, and visitors are invited to drop their vote into the red box provided. This will be awarded at the close of the exhibition. The President’s Award will also be announced at that time.
A big part of the development of artists and their art is the support they receive from members of the public, the private and corporate sectors, and their peers who visit the gallery and enjoy their creativity.
The greatest support, however, is through the purchase of these works of art. Companies are encouraged to acquire works of art from this exhibition and in so doing, benefit from the 100 per cent Corporation Tax Incentive initiative that has been put in place by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to encourage growth in the creative sector.