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  • Works by Jamaican artists will be showcased at the upcoming Jamaica Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition 2014 Travelling Showcase, scheduled for April 14 to 25.
  • The event will take place at the Bloomfield Great House, at 8 Perth Road, Mandeville, Manchester.
  • Opening hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. The exhibition will be closed on April 18, 19 and 21 for the Easter holidays.

Works by Jamaican artists will be showcased at the upcoming Jamaica Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition 2014 Travelling Showcase, scheduled for April 14 to 25.

The event, which will take place at the Bloomfield Great House, at 8 Perth Road, Mandeville, Manchester, will exhibit original works of art that received the highest awards in the 2013 Jamaica Visual Arts Competition.

Opening hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. The exhibition will be closed on April 18, 19 and 21 for the Easter holidays.

Visual Arts Specialist of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Sana Rose Savage said over 80 medal-winning pieces including paintings, drawings, sculptures, and other works from Jamaican artists will be on display.

She said the 2013 competition received over 600 entries in the categories of paintings, photography, video art, drawings, ceramics, sculpture, and fine arts from more than 150 artists.

“I think the standard this year is very high and I think that patrons will be in awe of what they will see,” she added.

Miss Savage commended the many sponsors who have supported the competition over the years, noting that it has given a number of artists a start in their careers.

“It has brought a number of names to public attention, so it is significant in that it is unearthing and showcasing talent and exposing persons. It is part of the critical landscape of Jamaican art,” she said.

To begin the exhibition, a cultural presentation was held at the Bloomfield Great House restaurant on Friday, April 11, under the title, ‘FEAST’ (Flavourful, Entertainment and Arts Sweetened to Taste).  This event included a hand-made gift campaign for children in state care titled, ‘Mek it and Share it.’