October 1, 2020

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Cayman Islands National Gallery’s latest news and events

5 – A Success!

A special thank you to the artists, collectors, and supporters who recently joined us for the Big Art Auction 5! On display were 23 artworks by celebrated local contemporary artists before they were auctioned in a “Sotheby’s style” auction on 01 November 2018.
Funds raised at the event will be allocated to collection development, artwork conservation, and collection-based educational initiatives.
See attached images.

Educators’ Happy Hour!

Educators: You’re invited to the National Gallery’s Educators’ Happy Hour on Friday, 16 November from 5-7 PM! This event is free and open to all teachers, education administrators, and home school parents in the Cayman Islands.
Please share with your colleagues – we look forward to seeing you soon!
This event is made possible due to the generous support of Minds Inspired.

For more information and to RSVP please contact [email protected]kyor call (345) 945-8111.






Open Call for Models: ’s Annual Fundraising Gala

NGCI’s Annual Fundraising Gala – Tickets on sale!
Get your uniquely embellished frocks and suits, bold hair styles, and extreme make-up runway looks ready to
celebrate – “extreme fashion”!
One of the most anticipated parties of the year is set to take place at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) 30 November 2018. The Art of Fashion Costume Gala will be sure to inspire guests but most importantly the event helps to raise essential funds needed for NGCI to continue to provide free community programmes for all ages and backgrounds.
Tickets to the event are on sale and can be purchased individually for CI $195.00 per person or by tables, CI $1,900.00 for a table of ten, CI $3,000 for a premium table of ten, and CI $3,500.00 for a premium table of twelve. Tickets include a reception, seated dinner, live auction, presentation of the Art of Fashion collections, and dancing to a DJ until the early hours. Premium tables include champagne, a professional photo of the table, and mentions throughout the evening. Tickets purchased after 23 November 2018 will increase in price.National Gallery staff and volunteers have crafted a Pinterest page, to share visual collections of extreme fashion-inspired looks for you to peruse. For more event details visit nationalgallery.org.ky/gala or contact the events team at [email protected].
Coral Encounters Opening in Little Cayman 
Are you a current volunteer or would you like to become a volunteer at NGCI? We need you!
Gallery volunteers are one of our most vital assets and we are keen to attract interested people dedicated to arts andinvite you to attend the upcoming Volunteer Training Series.
Cayman Art History  – Wednesday, 21 November, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
New volunteers coming on board will be required to attend a minimum of one session and complete an induction and orientation before starting.
Interested in becoming a volunteer? Click here for details.
Email [email protected]org.ky to register or call (345) 945 8111.
Open Call for Artists – Deadline 26 November
Davin Ebanks -Waterline Eastern and Western Passage
The National Gallery is launching a new biennial exhibition and award that seeks to showcase the very best of Cayman’s artistic landscape.
The inaugural exhibition will be an open call with a wide latitude that will enable diverse and varied expression.
Artists are invited to submit work for consideration and to engage in an internationally juried process. Contemporary work in a wide variety of media from painting, photography, new media including video, experimental film and sound works, collage, digital collage, sculpture, drawing, installation, textiles, ceramics, fibre arts, performance and prints, will be considered.
Selected Artwork will feature in a three-month long exhibition at the National Gallery and in the accompanying exhibition catalogue. In addition, each year one exhibiting artist will be awarded the Juror’s Selection Award with a significant monetary prize and the opportunity to develop a solo exhibition with the National Gallery.
For more information, submission process and deadlines, please email Assistant Curator, Simon Tatum.
KAABOO Names Exhibiting Artists
Congratulations to the named artists exhibiting at KAABOO Cayman!
Support local arts.
Purchase KAABOO tickets to see the exhibiting artists through NGCI’s designated ticket link
NGCI will receive part proceeds from each ticket sold to support non-profit educational programming.
Membership Renewal
Have you renewed your membership? Don’t forget the wide range of amazing benefits that are available to our members that include:

1) An invitation to members’ preview evenings for each new exhibition.
2) An exclusive invitation to our Members’ Christmas Party.
3) National Gallery electronic newsletters and bulletins (optional).
4) First word on upcoming exhibitions, programming and NGCI National Collection acquisitions.
5) A 10% discount on all continuing education courses at NGCI.
6) A 10% discount in the National Gallery Gift Shop.

And much more!

Renew your membership here

@NatGalCayman | www.nationalgallery.org.ky | (345) 945 8111 | [email protected]
Community Calendar
(non-NGCI events)
The National Gallery seeks to promote visual arts in and of the Cayman Islands. Through this e-bulletin you can learn about other arts-related happenings in our community.
What’s Happening
Social Clubs, Groups, Associations
Art Nest Creative Community Studio – “Nurturing Creativity”
Offers a wide variety of activities for all ages
VAS (Visual Arts Society)
Various events and activities
Contact Mary McCallum
(345) 546-9422
Open Canvas VAS (Visual Art Society)
7:00pm – 11:00pm
At Karoo Restaurant Terrace at Camana Bay
Easels provided – no fee required
For more info contact [email protected] or [email protected]
Camana Bay Artisan Market
Display artwork for sale
Every Wednesday, 12:00pm – 7:00pm
The Paseo, Camana Bay
Cayman Islands Craft Market
Come out and support our local artists
Items on sale include prints and original pieces
Monday to Friday 8:30pm – 3:00pm
Corner of Boilers Road and South Church Street, George Town
(345) 949-0049
Disclaimer: the opinions expressed at non-National Gallery community calendar are the artists’/organisations’ personal views/ideologies and do not necessarily reflect the views and ideology of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.
National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, P.O. Box 10197, Grand Cayman, KY1-1002 Cayman Islands
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