National Gallery West is pleased to announce the second staging of our annual exhibition Due West, which will have its opening reception on Sunday, January 19, 2020. Created in 2018, Due West is a submission-based exhibition which is a key part of a continuing initiative aimed at discovering and showcasing the work of artists who live in, or are from Western Jamaica.
On September 2019, a call for entries was sent out into the public inviting all artists, amateur and professional, residing in or originally from Western Jamaica, to submit their works for consideration. After the adjudication, 14 artists were selected, namely Indie Allen, Greg Bailey, Krystal Ball, Esther Chin, Andrew Duhaney, Andrea Jadusingh, Kate Moyston, David Pinto, Naomi Redway, Nathan Robb, Deon Simone, Penelope Stewart, Ivorhod Walters and Trisannia Watson. These artists are represented by a mixture of paintings, photography, audio visual art, fiber art, mixed media and sculpture.
A returning feature of the exhibition is the People’s Choice Award, a cash prize of JA$50,000.00 that will be given to the work which receives the most votes by the viewing public. The winner will be featured on all of National Gallery West’s social media as well as in the local press. In an effort to continue the movement in supporting the Western Jamaica artistic community, we encourage you to visit the Due West exhibition and vote!
The opening reception’s formalities will begin at 2pm sharp at National Gallery West and is free and open to the public. Come and enjoy live entertainment and refreshments while exploring the contemporary art from Western Jamaican artists. You may also get the opportunity to meet the creators behind the art and be inspired.
Voting begins on January 19, 2020 and will continue until April 10, 2020. Ballots are available at National Gallery West and must be submitted there. The winner will be announced on April 11, 2020. We look forward to seeing you all!
For additional information, please visit our website, www.montegobayculturalcentre.org or contact our office at (876) 940-6402 /971-3920