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Happy Holidays from the NAGB!Read More
By carving out the center of apples or other appropriate vegetables/fruits and placing tea candles in them creates a fall inspired, natural and native look to room decor, as well as great scents and unique lighting!
By simply placing autumn leaves in lamp shade, we love the silhouette effect created!
Keep your wines on display? Or send them as gifts for season greetings? Simply using hemp to wrap leaves and twigs to bottle creates an elegant and appropriate design for the time of year!
By pasting leaves around outer walls of empty jar and placing candles inside creates a seasonal dim lighting for a room, and brings nature inside!
Love recycling? By using empty clean bottles, you can paint the outside of them with autumn colors and place flowers, twigs, leaves, etc, to create a low cost and eye catching table centerpiece
Tired of an excess of empty chocolate and cookie containers or simply using them for storage after the holidays? Use them for wall decals! By purchasing ones with already appropriate fall outer designs or wrapping with fall inspired paper and by either hanging from a string or on a hook you can make these tins into attractive wall candle, picture, or decor shelves/holders.
We hope our favorites help brighten up your home and get your home fall ready!
Craft well, and design happily!
& To all a seasons greetings from the NAGB !
Love the fall/ winter season? Love the colors, scents, and weather? NAGB has picked some of it's top favorite Do-It-Yourself Home decor Crafts. Great for artists, parents, kids, and simply all who love crafts. Here are our favorite home decor craft ideas:Read More
wins the 'under-14-age-group' In Central Bank Art Competition
James Cleare, of St. Johns College, a former participant in NAGB's 2013 Art Camp has made the gallery very proud, due to obtaining such distinction in this annual competition.
While a junior school student, he exemplified talent whilst in the camp and we are more than ecstatic to protest this has been recognized. The Central Bank Art Competition is a public and widely acknowledged event. To have won such an award shows the great skill he withholds. As he continues throughout his life, we hope to see him continually accomplish great things and ameliorate his art abilities. Great Job James!
-L. Gem Roberts
James Cleare wins the 'under-14-age-group' In Central Bank Art Competition!Read More
Ten Quotes For Every Artist and Art Lover
- "Every artist was first an amateur."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
- "This world is but a canvas to our imagination."
-Henry David Thoreau
- "A picture is worth a thousand words."
- "An artist is not paid for his labor but his vision."
- "Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
- "Art Enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."
- "The aim of art is to represent the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."
- "The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls."
- "Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle."
- "The artist is nothing without the gift, the gift is nothing without the work."
Quotes for the artist and art lover…Read More
The NAGB’s artist of the week is Kareem Williams!Read More
NAGB - Nassau Airport Development (NAD) Project
CALL FOR ARTWORKS
The NAGB’s artist of the week is Darvin Minus!Read More
As a platform of entry to the Bahamas the Sir Lynden Pindling International Airport is a vital component and first impression of our country. The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) is responsible for curating 12 display cases within the international departure and arrival corridors.Read More
The theme for the fourth AAA is in keeping with the Gallery’s current exhibition entitled “Master Artists of The Bahamas” and “The Bahamian Collection”. Amateur artists are asked to create works that relate to the distinct styles of any Master Artist or portraiture that portray themes within either exhibition. Artists can submit up to two (2) works of art in any media and must be original work created after January 1st, 2013. Artists must email photographs of each work of art to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, October 13th, 2013 at 5pm to be considered. Chosen artwork will be shown on the AAA Exhibition opening reception.
The AAA is open to amateur and nonprofessional artists only-from 12th grade senior and beyond. This event is not meant for established or professional artists or artists that have had previous exhibitions with the NAGB.
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) is hosting its upcoming annual All-Star Amateur Artists (AAA) presented by the NAGB Education Department.The AAA was designed to bring together emerging and amateur artists to display their work in a professional museum setting. The Gallery hopes this opportunity will encourage these artists to develop their skill and study within the arts.Read More
Artist of The Week:
Interview with Allan P. Wallace
Name: Allan Wallace
Specialty: Mural Art
What Interested You in Art?:
"I was always doing it from I was small and watching uncle draw from age of 2 inspired me"
Did you do art in high school?: "Yes"
BGCSE Art grade: A (with distinction)
Influential Artist: Antonius Roberts
Favorite Area of Art: Murals
Favorite Medium: Pencil/Graphite
Weakest area in art: "Patience to do things I have the ability to do. Patience in application."
Has art become every aspect of your life?
Favorite art piece & Artist: Persistence of Memory
Something that one has to constantly remind self about in creating art pieces:
That it is not me. You have discovered something, you have allowed it to happen through God. The Columbus of Art. "Let it be"
Art pet peeve:
"When people try to eliminate the intelligence part out of art."
Art quote for myself and others: "Put God first and all things will be added."
Favorite Color: Tan, shades of brown
Extra info: "I have no problem with critiquing but don't like people who criticize for no reason. Can be discouraging to an aspiring artist."
-L. Gem Roberts
NAGB Gallery Trainee Gem Roberts sits down with muralist Allan Wallace to talk about his career thus far.Read More
As the summer winds down, school bags begin to be packed and the camper's paint at NAGB grounds begin to dry. This past summer with-held the very first art camp, with camp coordinator, Jordia Benjamin, directors, Allan P. Wallace and John Cox, and interns, Dyah Neilson, Ashante Pratt, and Gem Roberts.Read More
"Every child is an artist.
The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."-Pablo Picasso
The second week of camp directed by artist John Cox was around the art of Printmaking. Campers were able to visit Bahama Handprints to view and become enlightened in the printmaking process from start to finish before starting this process themselves. They also attended The Festival of The Trees, ran by BahaMar interns, members of the staff and artists such as Antonius Roberts and John Cox themselves, where they observed the hanging of conch shells on the wood carved tree on the cable beach strip. In the duration of the week, campers took part in the printmaking process by creating their own designs by paper cut outs, whilst keeping in mind the terms and guidelines learnt. They also did wood carvings, to create various prints, like that of artist Maxwell Taylor, who also paid the campers a visit. Popopstudios was the venue of printmaking for the remainder of the week. Here, campers were able to print their carved blocks, leaves, and t-shirts which they were able to leave camp by becoming familiar with actual printmaking methods and tools. Overall, instructors and campers grew bonds and grew artistically, making this summer experience, needless to say, a memorable one.