Jamaica Biennial 2017 – Bulletin 1: NGJ Welcomes International Judges

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Preparations for the Jamaica Biennial 2017 are moving into high gear next week with the selection of the juried section of the exhibition, which will take place on Monday, January 9 and Tuesday, January 10, 2017.
The juried section of the Biennial is open to artists resident in Jamaica and artists living elsewhere but who were born in Jamaica or are of Jamaican parentage. For the juried section of the Jamaica Biennial 2017, the National Gallery has received 176 qualifying entries by 110 artists. The panel of judges for 2017 consists of two international judges—Amanda Coulson and Christopher Cozier—and two local judges—Susanne Fredricks and Omari Ra. Artists will be notified about selections by Friday, January 13.
The National Gallery wishes to extend a special welcome to its two international judges, who are both arriving in the Island this weekend.