News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda  The Atlantic World Art Fair announced Butterfield, a leading offshore bank and trust company headquartered in Bermuda, as the lead sponsor for this year’s inaugural event. 

Taking place online from June 1 – 21, 2021, the event will present nine exhibitors and feature the talents of over 60 contemporary visual artists from the mid-Atlantic region. Founded and curated by Lisa Howie, a Bermudian cultural entrepreneur, and hosted in partnership with Artsy, the global online marketplace and art brokerage, the Atlantic World Art Fair expects to reach four million art collectors.

 ·      Black Pony Gallery (Lisa Howie/ Bermuda)

·      Sour Grass (Holly Bynoe, Annalee Davis/ Barbados)

·      Suzie Wong Presents (Susanne Fredricks/ Jamaica)

·      TERN Gallery (Amanda Coulson, Lauren Holowesko, Jodi Minnis/ Bahamas)

·      ReadyTex Art Gallery (Monique NouhChaia SookdewSing/ Suriname)

·      Olympia Gallery (Rosemary Thwaites, Jessica Jones/ Jamaica)

·      Gallery Alma Blou (Lusette Verboom/ Curaçao)

·      Frame Center (Charmaine McIntosh, Dominique McIntosh/ Jamaica)

·      Gallery Monnin (Gael Monnin/ Haiti)

 Artists in the Atlantic World Art Fair are nationals of, or reside in, Aruba, Azores, The Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Maarten, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, US Virgin Islands, and their diasporas.

Michael Neff, Butterfield’s Managing Director of Bermuda and International Wealth, said: “Butterfield’s commitment to supporting Bermuda and the communities in which we operate extends well beyond providing financial services. The unique art and culture of Bermuda, and that of the wider mid-Atlantic region, is important because it enriches our lives. We are incredibly pleased to be supporting the inaugural Atlantic World Art Fair.”

Lisa Howie said: “I am delighted to welcome Butterfield as the lead sponsor for this year’s Atlantic World Art Fair and thank them for their support. The fair presents an exciting new art market that everyone with internet can access. It is the perfect place to start building an art collection and we are happy to provide any assistance, particularly to those who might be buying art for the first time. Together we have the opportunity to share the talented contemporary art from our region of the mid-Atlantic with the rest of the world.”

Collectors will have an opportunity to purchase over 250 top-tier selections of paintings, prints, photographs, textiles and sculpture, with prices ranging from $800 to $20,000. Information about artists, editorial commentary, and a parallel online program (such as art talks, panel discussions and studio visits) will be available to help develop cultural understanding and an appreciation for the region. Payments are made to the exhibitor directly and the buyer will assume the shipping and handling costs of the artwork.

For more information on the Atlantic World Art Fair, contact Lisa Howie at atlanticworldartfair@gmail.com and visit us online www.artsy.net/atlantic-world-art-fairFor the latest updates, follow us on Twitter @atlanticworldartfair.

About Lisa Howie:

Lisa Howie is an independent curator, cultural entrepreneur, educator and writer. In 2019 she launched Black Pony Gallery on the Artsy platform, featuring contemporary artists from the Atlantic World. Concurrently, she is the Director of Learning & Engagement at the National Museum of Bermuda and Board Director with the Centennial Bermuda Foundation. Ms. Howie is the former Executive Director (2009-2017) and Director of Education & Programming (2006-2009) of Bermuda National Gallery.