Last Chance to see our current Exhibition, Next Exhibition and 14C Art Fair in Jersey City
HARLEM: 2504 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10030. 646-964-5062
Calabar Gallery represents underserved artists locally and globally: African, African American and Caribbean artists, with the mission of providing a place for community, exhibition, creative initiatives and projects. It provides a venue for them to innovate, sustain, grow and expand ideas, concepts, projects and leverage opportunities by the use of our space, networks and relationships, and a distinctive location in Harlem New York City
Fall is now in full mode in New York. The heat came on this week - yes, the annual tradition when it gets cold. October beckons in its usual way - New Yorkers flee inside for the first cold days and return for the second cold wave when they remind themselves - it will stay this way until April. So, let's be outside even in below zero weather.
This year, we focused more on the 5 artists we represent and will be adding one more artist by the end of the month. We have been intentional about building awareness of these artists, making sure they are active in their practice and working on selling their work at art fairs and online. If you have not bought a piece, I will urge you to do so now as their values are increasing.
Next week, we will announce an amazing auction that we are curating with CHILL MOODY, a hip hop artist from West Philly. He is Philadelphia Music Ambassador and we are joining him with Visit Philly to do a "HOME SICK PHILLY" BLACK ART AUCTION focused on Philadelphia artists. It will launch November 29, please read more here. Chill Moody is also an art collector, pioneer, entrepreneur and will be joining us to curate Black Artists from Philadelphia. Read more about him here and here.
P. Wamaith Ng'ang'a just participated in IFE NKILI, an annual Black women's arts festival and will be heading to 6th Edition Addis Foto Festival: Dec 2- Dec 6, 2021, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia http://addisfotofest.com/.
More news soon on Donchellee Fulwood and Winfred Nana Amoah in our newsletter. All five will be at ARTFAIR 14C next month.
Harlem Arts Stroll is now fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas and next month, we will Our Harlem Arts Stroll is again on Saturday November 6. It's now a must do in Harlem - So join us November 6 - it's a Saturday from 1pm to 6pm, please register here to attend it. Please follow us on Instagram @harlemartsstroll. This is been a community of Harlemites and others coming together to make this event happen. Truly appreciative for the support and collaboration.
We continue our HOLIDAY SEASON with an E-GIFT CARD for buying art from us and we partner with our retail store, CALABAR IMPORTS to bring holiday gifts to you - we suggest you shop early this year - there really are supply issues globally. And SHOP with us in two ways
If you are able, come up to Harlem to see us as well as the other galleries and other types of art. We welcome you but remember New York City now requires you show evidence of vaccination to gain entry, so carry it with you.
Atim Annette Oton
Calabar Gallery will be at 14C ART FAIR from NOVEMBER 12 TO 14 in Jersey City.
Artists Pamella Allen and Donchellee Fulwood represent Black women artists using art to explore identity and process. The making of work for each is a long experimentation process with ideas and mediums that result in pieces that have a defined character.
Join us for: HARLEM ARTS STROLL. HARLEM IS: ART, FOOD, AND CULTURE.
Saturday, NOVEMBER 6, 1PM TO 6PM
It's about Harlem from 110th to 155th Streets with its galleries and businesses welcoming you.
BLACK RESILLIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY
curated by Atim Annette Oton
Inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org
The impact of Covid-19 brought an awareness of the fragility of Black life and the urgent call for an examination through art of state of the black community globally.
This exhibition of Black Artists (African, Caribbean and African American Artists) captures work that exposes Black Resilience and Sustainability from the framework of the fragility of life and time, nature and the environment, rural and urban to basic human rights and the demands for change, joy and freedom.
Black Artists live and work in communities on the periphery, mostly ignored. They produce works that need a re-entering from extraordinary to every day in the ways they dive deeply into ideas, and innovatively create.
The exhibition is scheduled for the Spring of 2022. To be considered, please send 3-5 images of work with details: title, year, medium, size and price responding to the call, a short bio, Website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to email@example.com
Deadline: November 30, 2021
CALABAR GALLERY is pleased to participate in BLACK FINE ART MONTH in OCTOBER.
Black Fine Art Month is a global celebration of the Black Art aesthetic, an annual recognition of artists, innovators, collectors, curators and those vested in the Black Art tradition, and an opportunity to commemorate these contributions through art programming. The celebration lies at the intersection of the past, present, and future of Black Art, and affords us a moment to toast the bold gallerists and esteemed art purveyors who revere the aesthetic, drive the value; and invest in artists who are making a cultural impact.
Visit blackfineartmonth.com for a list of participating artists, institutions and leaders as well as a full calendar of events.
Join Pigment International for its third annual celebration of Black Fine Art Month. For more information, please contact @pigmentintl
CALL FOR ARTISTS:
HARLEM AND NEW YORK ARTISTS
ROCKY MOUNT AND NORTH CAROLINA ARTISTS
Exhibition Theme: Black Empowerment and Community: Migration from the North to South
With the launch of Harlem Brew South, Celeste Beatty expanded Harlem Brewing Company (Harlem Brew) from Harlem to Rocky Mount, North Carolina and in some ways participating in the reverse of the great migration of Black Americans who once came from the south to the north. Since the 1970s, the migration from the north to south had been the norm and has reversed a 55 year trend of Black migration and both have been about opportunity. This is a return to a heartland of heritage, economic opportunities and cultural connections. It marks the celebration of craft, community and equity.
Curator Atim Annette Oton of Calabar Gallery in Harlem is seeking work from Artists in New York and North Carolina for the inaugural exhibition at Harlem Brew South Gallery Space (HBS Gallery Space) to honor and celebrate the transition and movement of Black people from the North to South while exploring the significance of Black Empowerment and Community in the United States. The 2022 Spring Exhibition deals with Black Empowerment through collective work and collaboration, from family and friends bonding to create and participate in economic development. It celebrates possibilities and opportunities in community development, dynamic change and progress.
To be considered, please send 3-5 images of work with details: title, year, medium, size and price responding to the call, a short bio,
Website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: October 31, 2021
KWESI O. KWARTENG
AND WINFRED NANA AMOAH
October 30 until December 4. 2021
An exhibition of two Ghanaian artists working innovatively with fabric as painting.
Kwesi Kwarteng is an Ghanaian born artist based in Newark NJ. He mostly works using textiles from various cultures and sewing them to make his pieces. He considers the fabrics as the paint he uses in making these works and sewing as the brush that brings them together. He dyes canvases using different dying processes then combining them with textiles to create his works. Kwesi has a BFA from the School of Visual Arts he’s had two solo exhibitions and taken part in several group exhibitions. His works are in private collections in US, Germany and Ghana.
Winfred Nana Amoah (Hohoe, Ghana) is a Hohoe based artist whose media of practice includes plastics, textiles, used credit cards, research articles, newspapers and acrylic on canvas. Amoah uses these materials to explore personal identities and community belonging, particularly in the contemporary Ghanaian context. Amoah series of mixed media depicts the faces of some of the Hohoe-dwelling people. The faces as a universal concept is a communicative event.
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