Central Bank Announces Theme For 2013 Open Art Competition

By in News on March 12, 2013

The Central Bank of The Bahamas is proud to announce The Open/Senior Category Competition and Exhibition component of its 30th Annual Art Competition and Exhibition to be held from Tuesday, 1 October to Friday, 1 November 2013.

The objectives of the competition are to identify, recognize, and encourage Bahamian visual artists. To qualify, participants must be citizens of The Bahamas, aged 18 years or older (as of October 1, 2013) and not registered in secondary school.

The theme for the 2013 Open is “The Independents”.

Heino Schmid, curator of the Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Gallery states, “The 2013 theme of “The Independents”, directly references the 40th anniversary of The Bahamas.

This year, participating artists are invited to celebrate their own independent thoughts and visual practices. Artists under 30 years of age are especially encouraged to embrace this opportunity of the theme of “The Independents” as a challenge in terms of material and/or the role and responsibilities of independent thinking in art in The Bahamas, as well as, thinking of the larger political symbolism of independence of the country.

By bringing these evolving personal, political and cultural landscapes to the forefront for greater discussion, The Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Gallery seeks to continue its mission to add to the expanding dialogue of art in the country.”

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