The exhibition committee is accepting digital photos submissions for the November members exhibition 2017.
Archives for October 2017
Help us celebrate our 75th anniversary in 2018
Become a member and be a part of making a difference in the visual arts. Write your name on history’s page …. Help develop and execute the 75th Anniversary celebration of one of the oldest visual Arts Society in the Caribbean!
Whether you are an artist, arts administrator, accountant, lawyer, executive, public relations officer, marketing administrator, events coordinator etc. we are looking forward to you becoming a member, joining us on one of our committees or becoming a member of our board.
All you need to do is to become a financial member. Fill out the membership application form, pay the fee and a membership card will be issued to you. We accept LINX/CC payments in the ASTT gallery, payment can also be made via our FCB account #96345, scan and email to us proof of payment. Once you are a financial member you can vote and/or if you are interested in being elected to become a board member, financial members must nominate you.
You can be nominated for more than one position. Click the icon below for more information. Deadline for submitting nomination forms is 1st November, 2017.
The ASTT is having an Extra-Ordinary General Meeting on 5th of November at the ASTT headquarters to elect a completely new board:
President, First Vice President, Second Vice President,
Treasurer, Secretary, Assistant Secretary – Human Relations Representative
6 Ordinary Directors –Public Relations, Gallery Management, Fund-Raising, Exhibitions, Other ASTT Activities.
You can find all the required documents by clicking the buttons below:
PRESS RELEASE – BFH Twenty Seventeen
By Simone Hamel-Smith
Beverley Fitzwilliam Harries is one of the most admired artists living and working in the country today. Admirers of Beverley’s distinctive style will not be disappointed by the pieces featured in her upcoming show, at 101 Art Gallery, opening on October 14th at 10am to two in the afternoon. Featured are the stylized figures in settings and poses evoking Caribbean life that we have come to associate with a Harries piece. Beverley’s use of color is bold and brash, and the effect is riveting. Her botanicals are represented in a riot of color, and even manicured landscapes take on a wild, primeval and untamed air under her brush. They are luscious and vivid, and they draw one inward.
It is always interesting to witness the evolution of an artist, and Beverley is unafraid of experimentation. Having attended a workshop in Barbados on poured painting hosted by Canadian artist Arial Lyons last January, Beverley returned home and began her own experimenting with the method; and the results are stunning.
Says the artist about these new pieces: “I pour with acrylic paints, both heavy and light flow acrylic. The acrylic is mixed with an extender and water, or sometimes just water. There are several different pouring techniques, the one I use is called a “dirty cup”, that’s how you get the “melee of colour.” There is also a swipe technique which I used in several pieces in order to get some definition and create semi abstract effect.”
Beverley explains that in some pieces she paints on top of a pour. In the work “Bush Fire” the artist painted in the bushes in the foreground in order to bring details into focus. The artist adds that the work “Chancellor Fire” is an example of another poured piece where she went in with a brush and painted in the distant fire in the hillside. The new poured work features colour that builds and blends lusciously, lending a very liquid feel to the work. The pieces are at once soothing and startling and possess something of an emotional force.
Beverley says always had a strong appreciation for Art throughout her primary and secondary schooling, therefore studying Fine Art in Canada with a Painting Major seemed a natural choice. Since 1975 Beverley has taken part in several group and collective shows in Canada, Barbados and Trinidad and has had several successful solo shows both in St. Lucia, and here at home. The artist’s work is part of many private collections internationally and to date she had held six solo shows.
This latest exhibition, titled simply “Beverley Fitzwilliam Harries Twenty Seventeen” is her seventh solo exhibition. This showing at 101 Art Gallery at 84 Woodford Street Newtown runs until October 25th.
The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago presents “Rebirth” November Members Group Exhibition 2017. The exhibition will be held from Tuesday 14th November – Wednesday 25th November 2017.
Become a member today and showcase your artistic talent.
The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago
AGM 2017 NOTICE
Dear Members of the ASTT,
The 2017 AGM will be held on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 4.00 pm at the Society’s Headquarters. Members have been notified via email.
Members are asked to send the completed Nomination Forms and Nominee Acknowledgement Forms to the Acting Secretary by October 02nd, 2017. Nominations received after this date will not be considered. Completed forms may be hand-delivered to the ASTT Gallery or emailed to the Acting Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please confirm your attendance by 3rd October 2017. We look forward to seeing you there.