Grenada’s “WOMA: Women Make Art”

Caribbean artists Tracey Chan and Stacey Byer recently curated the first ever all female artists exhibition in Grenada, in honor of International Women’s Day and women around the world. The proceeds will also help raise funds to help survivors of domestic abuse. “WOMA: Women Make Art!” opened on March 11, 2011.

Tracey Chan is a Trinidadian multimedia visual artist living in Grenada. She has a B.A. in Visual Arts (University of the West Indies, St. Augustine) and a diverse background involving print, media, advertising and event management. She has exhibited Grenada Arts Council Show and group shows Ephemeral, Line & Colour and A Sampling of Grenadian Art.

Stacey Byer is a Grenadian painter and illustrator, whose work reflects an abstract expressionistic influence. She earned her B.F.A. at Ringling College of Art and Design. She has exhibited in the Grenada Arts Council Annual Exhibition and group shows including “Double Vision” and “A Sampling of Grenadian Art.” She was recently featured in ARC magazine’s emerging artist line-up [see ARC: New Art Magazine Launched.]

Byer and Chan explain, “We are two artists that live and work in Grenada, [who] want to revolutionise and develop the Grenadian art scene. We are interested in trying new things, sharing knowledge and encouraging young Grenadian (and other) artists to explore their talents and challenge themselves. We have also realised that the pool of talent is quite large for a small island and aim to push the limits and break some new barriers. [. . .] WOMA is the first of many collaborations that will be held here in Grenada. [. . .] We look forward to a journey of collaborations, sharing and developing the Caribbean art scene. Artists are pioneers of their societies, but we cannot succeed without the help of all of you.”

For more about WOMA, see http://womenmakeart.blogspot.com/ and http://womenmakeart.blogspot.com/p/about.html  

Photo of Chan and Byer flanking Lorice Pascal (GNOW) by Debi Franklin.

5 thoughts on “Grenada’s “WOMA: Women Make Art”

  1. Great idea – well done for making it a reality!

    So many women are underexposed in the art world. Raising awareness of the excellent work that is being produced and giving women the chance to showcase their creations is a great opportunity to celebrate talent and develop the careers of those involved.

    Hopefully it will reach even further and inspire many more female artists!

  2. thanks Laura! It’s lovely to have your comments! We are quite happy to be able to do this. It’s 41 artists in the show, with more with did not participate. For a small island in the Caribbean, I think it’s fantastic!

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