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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.

You have to be prepared to think outside the box...Stand back and think about what we could do creativity. We've got to do that to push the field forward — Geoffrey Canada, educator

“I can do anything when I am in a tutu.” — Misty Copeland, dancer


“What I want young women and girls to know is: You are powerful and your voice matters. You’re going to walk into many rooms where you may be the only one who looks like you or who has had the experiences you’ve had. So you use that voice and be strong.” — Kamala Harris, Vice President


Yesterday in New York, it was 83 degrees, so surreal. The month of April went by very quickly and for me some many really important things happened for us:
  • Our first exhibition went well and is getting lots of traffic. It is still up until May 16, so come and see it. 
  • We began a collaboration with the Fine Arts and Performing Arts Department at Bowie State University. They are looking for US based companies who can offer internships for their students, please reach out and I will be able to put you in touch with the chair. It is an immediate need: They are looking for: film, fashion, animation, design and social media opportunities. 
  • CALABAR GALLERY OUTPOST in Sante Fe, New Mexico. 
  • Our ArtTalk Series on Facebook Live is now viewed by 2000 people a week - we will take a week off to plan the next stage and relaunch again in 2 weeks.
  • SUPPORTING THE ART ECOSYSTEM: We expanded our circle by supporting younger women and their organizations by being intentionally in working with them, sharing what they do and been the "Big Sister" if they need advice. Lagos Art Shows by Princess Uzo will be opening a gallery in Lagos soon. We are so delighted to give her advice about the gallery business - and what she should prepare for. It's the same work we did with Akwaaba Gallery in Newark when it opened and Knowhere Art in Martha's Vineyard. We are intentional of supporting Black Women build galleries. We collaborated with Alpha Arts Alliance last year and have continued to be an advisor and mentor to assist Iram Sadaf reach her goals of curating and coaching to artists. And this month, we met with Stapledon Arts to give advice and help expand their mission of filling the void in art and art education by sharing quality art content focused on artist (educators) of color. So please go to Instagram and like these organizations.
  • Please head to Martha's Vineyard this summer to see: Knowhere Art is proud to present COLLIDE & SCOPE, a group exhibition launching the opening of their third season featuring painting, installation, sculpture and mixed media work from seven BIPOC artists; Anina Major (she/her), Anoushka Mirchandani (she/her), Jaleeca Yancy (she/her), Lerone Wilson (he/him), Rain Spann (he/him), Tana Torrent (she/her) and Zahyr Lauren (they/them). Visit https://knowhereart.com/pages/collide-scope learn about the artists.
  • GALLERY COLLABORATIONS: We will be working with two galleries this year, one in London and the other in Capetown to sell work and promote artists in each other's territory. We will like to add galleries in West Africa, Europe and Asia by the end of the year. These collaborations are ways of working in the midst of covid-19 and .
Just a short reminder - our auction ends at 9pm on Friday. 

You can also register to attend our exhibition, it's up until May 16 and you can register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/african-artists-and-processes-exhibition-at-calabar-gallery-tickets-151287201091
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Atim Annette Oton
Curator and Gallery Director
ZAMBIAN ART AUCTION ENDS THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 30 AT 9PM
CALABAR GALLERY presents more than 25 pieces of artwork from Zambian artists for its first Zambian Art Auction April 19 to 30th on its website.

We are proud to announce that ART AFRICA is a media sponsor for the Zambian Art Auction produced by Calabar Gallery and supported by Betty Wilkinson, an American collector of Zambian Art. The auction will feature noted Zambian artist Lawrence Yombe, Agness Buya Yombe, Style Kunda, Mulenga J. Mulenga, Lombe Nsama, William Bwalya Miko, and others.

The auction is at www.calabargallery.com/auctions. It closes April 30 at 9pm.
 
Power by Mwamba Chikwemba
Power by Mwamba Chikwemba
$1,000.00
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Watchman by Ng’andwe Mwaba
Watchman by Ng’andwe Mwaba
$1,000.00
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Waiting for the train by Evelyn Kalubi
Waiting for the train by Evelyn Kalubi
$500.00
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Reflections by Chipika Simanwe
Reflections by Chipika Simanwe
$900.00
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CALABAR GALLERY EXHIBITION AFRICAN ARTISTS AND PROCESSES, FEATURING THE WORK OF ALEXANDRE KYUNGU MWILAMBWE AND P. WAMAITHA NG'ANG'A IS OPEN WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY. 

We have created an Eventbrite with dates this week to register to see the exhibition- it will help us to cautiously monitor attendance and maintain Covid-19 protocols with attendance at 8-10 at a time. 

For those of you who are unable to attend our exhibition - here is a video of photographer Wamaitha Ng'ang'a talk about her work in the show - here.  Otherwise, you can REGISTER TO ATTEND AT HERE 
INTRODUCING HUSSEIN SALIM, SUDANESE ARTIST

“My struggle to continue painting is just a form of resistance, a resistance which at its root is grounding, naïve and primitive. I have but dreams, dreams that no other has used. Those are the gardens of my paintings. Hungry for exposure, for nudity lavishing in the wait of the insane.” - HUSSEIN SALIM

We are offering these pieces to be sold as well as some others, and you can contact us via this email - info@calabargallery.com

Untitled 1, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 120 cm
Communal, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 150 cm
TL: Small Untitled, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 cm
TR: Small Untitled 2, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 cm
BL: Small Untitled 8, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 cm
BR: Small Untitled 6, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 cm

We are offering these pieces to be sold as well as some others, and you can contact us via this email - info@calabargallery.com
HUSSEIN SALIM

As a result of a tumultuous political and economical period in Sudan, which too brought about disputes of its historical context, Hussein Salim spent a number of years as a refugee in various countries such as Egypt and South Africa. Despite his artistic training in Khartoum University, he attained his Master’s degree in art at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg. He has exhibited extensively overseas along with acclaimed local galleries, such as Johans Borman and Bonisa Private Gallery. It was during this time, that Salim and his family embarked on both an emotional and awakening return back to his homeland, Sudan. Inspired by its diversity and diasporic, multicultural communal structure, his body of work aims to celebrate this through extensive layering of symbols masked by rich colors. Following the example of graciousness, humility and resilience of the Sudanese, Hussain Salim has worked closely with NGO’s such as African Angels and Buccaneers Outreach program, whom focus on the sustenance and uplifting of children and schools in marginalized communities with proceeds of his artwork sales being donated to various outreach schemes. He is represented by Eclectica Contemporary in Cape Town, South Africa.
CALABAR GALLERY OUTPOST in Sante Fe, New Mexico.
We will begin a collaboration that gives us an opportunity to show African Art in New Mexico is a small space in a live/work studio at Second Street Studios. We will curate exhibitions and shows there in tandem with our shows in New York. After years of talking about working together with designer Issa Williams, we began to move ahead over the last few months. Our first exhibition showing the work of IBOU NDOYE will open in May.
CALABAR GALLERY ARTS RESIDENCY at BKLYN COMMONS
Calabar Gallery's first Arts Residency targeting BLACK ARTISTS IN BROOKLYN AND HARLEM, NEW YORK. CALABAR GALLERY ARTS RESIDENCY at BKLYN COMMONS, a 3 month residency, is now open and accepting applications - details are here.
ONGOING: A SPECIAL INVITE TO OUR FACEBOOK GROUP:
 
CALABAR GALLERY as a teaching and information place for art.
We continue this year 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. This newsletter is free and you can share it but please ask your friends to SIGN UP HERE.
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GALLERY IN HARLEM:  646-964-5062 
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