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CALABAR GALLERY
HARLEM: 2504 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10030. 646-964-5062

Website: Calabar Gallery and Instagram page (please follow us here too). 
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Welcome to CALABAR GALLERY. We showcase contemporary African Artists and African Diaspora artists globally. Based in Harlem, work featured is inspired and influenced by black African culture globally with a focus on dynamic ideas about art and society.

I've got to where I am in life not because of something I brought to the world but through something I found - the wealth of African culture.

- Hugh Masekela

Yesterday, the Endangered Language Alliance reached out to me about speakers of Anaang, Ibibio, Efik in New York, and I realized they found me because of the gallery. I speak 2 of these Nigerian languages: Efik and Ibibio. Yes, I speak 2 Endangered Languages. What a concept.

I recalled my father, my mother and his best friend emphasize the importance on raising Nigerian children to speak their language and understand their culture.

New York continues to surge and we are keeping an eye on the new strain, it has arrived upstate in New York. So, shop our gallery at https://calabargallery.com

If you have not read my story- please feel to read it in our past newsletter:
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Atim
Atim Annette Oton
Curator and Gallery Director
Preview our East African Women Artists Auction before it opens from January 7 to 16, 2021.

We have 30 pieces of artwork from East African Women Artists. The auction will feature emerging and mid-career East African Women Artists: painters, photographers to fiber artists, provocative and dynamic work. Preview it here: https://calabargallery.com/auctions/ and you can BUY IT NOW if you want it before it goes to the Auction. Wink and Hint - you get it before others get to bid on it.
WHAT'S NEW:  CaFA ART FAIR in BARBADOS in March 2021
Join us virtually in Barbados in March 2021.

CALABAR GALLERY will be at CAFA ART FAIR 2021.
CAFA Art Fair will be hosted virtually from March 10– March 24, 2021 with invited galleries and artists.
We begin 2021 in preparation for CAFA Art Fair in Barbados from March 10– March 24, 2021 by launching our new series:

ART TALK: DIALOGUES WITH ARTISTS
A Series by Calabar Gallery, New York

We will be featuring artists this January until March, 2021:

Danielle Scott
Mario Joyce Belyusar
Musah Swallah
Sonia E. Barrett
Elan Cardiz
Alexandre Kyungu
Donchellee Fulwood
Mulenga J. Mulenga

The series will feature curator Atim Annette Oton @AtimAnnetteOton in weekly conversations with these 8 artists who will be presenting at CaFa Art Fair.

Artists will be talking about their work, processes and projects from their home based and studio locations in New Jersey, New York, Washington D.C, London, Kinshasa and Lusaka.
CaFA ART FAIR: We talk with SONIA E. BARRETT
ART TALK: DIALOGUES WITH ARTISTS
A Series by Calabar Gallery, New York

SONIA E. BARRETT, VISUAL ARTIST
A Talk With Curator Atim Annette Oton @AtimAnnetteOton

DATE: January 11, 2021
TIME: 2pm EST, 7pm GMT, 6pm, UTC,and 8pm, CAT.

WHERE: FACEBOOK LIVE
AT CALABAR GALLERY: facebook.com/calabargallery
AND CALABAR GALLERY FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/calabargallery


Of German Jamaican Parentage brought up in England, China and Cyprus, Sonia Elizabeth Barrett has an international range of cultural influences. She is a graduate of St Andrews University where she studied Philosophy, Literature and International Relations graduating with an MA in literature. She also graduated recently from the Transart Institute and now has a MFA in Studio Practice. Sonia is a MacDowell fellow and has been recognized by the Premio Ora prize, NY Art Slant showcase for sculpture and the Neo Art Prize. 

Born in the UK of Jamaican and German parentage Sonia E Barrett grew up in Hong Kong, Zimbabwe, Cyprus and the UK. She studied literature at the University of St Andrews Scotland and her MFA at Transart Institute Berlin/New York. Her work unpacks the boundaries between the Determined and the determining with a focus on race and gender, She makes sculptural works so she can run her hands alone the fissures and manifest strategies for multiple compatible existences and mourn. Her sculptural practice includes place making with a view to assembling communities under the threat of climate to (Re) claim space as well as instituting permanently.

Sonia is a MacDowell fellow and has been recognized by the Premio Ora prize, NY Art-Slant showcase for sculpture and the Neo Art Prize. She has exhibited by the National Gallery of Jamaica, 32 degrees East Gallery, Kampala, Uganda, the Heinrich Böll Institute Germany, the British Library, The Museum of Derby, and the Kunsthaus Nürnberg. Her work has been shown at a number of galleries including the OCCCA California, the NGBK Berlin, Tete Berlin, The Format Contemporary in Milan and Basel and the Rosenwald Wolf Gallery Philadelphia. Her works have been published in the International Review of African American Art, Black History 365 Journal, Kunstforum International, Protocollum, ELSE journal and the Contemporary & Platform.  She is a co-initiator of the AIPCC in Bavaria.

Black Artists in their Own Realm: Ideas, Materials and Techniques is an exhibition focused on exploring what ways Black Artists globally are working ideas from concept to processing, using materials and techniques to evolve artwork.

The exhibition will showcase a group of African, Caribbean and African American Artists whose work dig deep into ideas, materials and technique innovatively and philosophically curated by Atim Annette Oton of Calabar Gallery. It may be online based on the state of Covid-19.

Please send us your most captivating work that responds directly to the call and we are looking for work under $5000. Please send 3 to 5 images with title, year, medium, and size to info@calabargallery.com  with a short bio and a short description about each work as it relates to Ideas, Materials and Techniques.

Deadline: February 28, 2021
WHAT'S NEW:  PLEASE TAKE OUR FIRST SURVEY in 2021
PLEASE COMPLETE OUR EMAIL HERE
Calabar Gallery is seeking to assist and develop Black Women Collectors across the United States.

ARE YOU INTERESTED?

BLACK WOMEN ART COLLECTORS
INCREASING THE NUMBERS


One major project we have been quietly working on: assisting, building and expanding art collections for Black Women.

It is imperative that Black artists are in these collections, so, we will continue to curate dynamic selections of work that should be bought, collected and grow our artists towards these collectors. 

It is a simple idea: buy a piece of art every 2 months, so, 6 pieces per year.

Please feel free to email us at  info@calabargallery.com on how you participate by December 31st.
ARTWORK AVAILABE FROM PRIZM ART FAIR
Forest Gospel by Mario Joyce Belyusar
Forest Gospel by Mario Joyce Belyusar
$3,200.00
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Precious Cargo by Antoinette Ellis-Williams
Precious Cargo by Antoinette Ellis-Williams
$1,800.00
View
Beach Beauties Matching by Antoinette Ellis-Williams
Beach Beauties Matching by Antoinette Ellis-Williams
$1,600.00
View
3 Little Sisiers by Mulenga J Mulenga
3 Little Sisiers by Mulenga J Mulenga
$1,500.00
View
Hidden Treasures V by Mulenga J Mulenga
Hidden Treasures V by Mulenga J Mulenga
$1,500.00
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ARTWORK AVAILABE FROM OUR WEBSITE
Untitled by Doba Afolabi
Untitled by Doba Afolabi
$1,700.00
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Face by Nelson Okoh
Face by Nelson Okoh
$3,750.00
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Girl by Nyemike Onwuka
Girl by Nyemike Onwuka
$2,750.00
View
ONGOING: A SPECIAL INVITE TO OUR FACEBOOK GROUP:
 
CALABAR GALLERY as a teaching and information place for art.
For the whole of this year, we have been working hard on our very private Calabar Gallery Facebook Group:  
www.facebook.com/groups/calabargallery/ and now we are opening it up for you to join. Once you apply and respond to 3 questions, you will join a daily feed of art and cultural articles.

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