1999: the second biennial

Anguilla International Arts Festival

The Festival

Sunday, July 25, 1999 - Sunday August 1st, 1999

Anguilla, British West Indies

The Competition

February, 2000

Anguilla, British West Indies

Dear Artists,

We are pleased to announce that the second biennial Anguilla International Arts Festival will take place Sunday, July 25 - Sunday, August 1, 1999 here on our beautiful island.

The programme for this exciting event is very extensive and includes a choice of 4 in-depth workshops by qualified experts in oil & acrylic, watercolour, pastel and stained glass. In addition, evening critiques of participants' work, followed by demonstrations from the workshop leaders will make the event a valuable and interesting learning experience. Workshop leaders' biographies follow in this brochure.

The Arts Festival Board has put together 4 attractive packages for next summer's "on-island" event from which to choose. We'll make your visit to our island hassle-free, allowing you to maximize your participation in this week-long sojourn. There will be lots of fun and interesting options as well!

Details on these options and other free-time activity will follow in a future mailing.

The culmination of the Arts Festival is the contest in February, 2000, when participants' submissions are judged, with awards totaling US$15,000. The February date allows ample time to complete submissions after returning from the summer visit to Anguilla. Details and rules are included.

The registration form is attached. Please complete it in full, following the guidelines in the Rules section and return to the Arts Festival along with your deposit. Contact us using any of the addresses on the back of this brochure.

Anguilla and the Caribbean inspires all artists. We look forward to having you here for our exhilarating event in July, 1999!

Yours sincerely,

Courtney Devonish

The Competition

Who Can Enter

The competition is open to all artists, 18 years of age and over.

Submission Categories

Oils & Acrylics


A total of US$15,000 will be awarded.

Best In Show US$10,000
Winner in each of 3 categories US$1,250
People's Choice US$1,250

In addition, the "Best In Show" will be reproduced as a poster for the next Anguilla International Arts Festival. Also, four works will be selected for reproduction as Anguillian postage stamps.

For information on the 1997 Festival Stamps, click here.

The Packages

There are four packages for artists attending the festival:

There should be an option here to appeal to any artist. All prices are per person, not including airfare.

For more details on the Packages, click here.

Workshops & Demonstrations

For in-depth workshops are planned for the summer festival, of which attendees may select one:

The workshops take place over 5 consecutive mornings and are each 4 hours in length for a total of 20 workshop & 7.5 critique hours.

For each workshop, there will be evening demonstrations by each workshop leader, for a total of 7.5 demonstration hours.

For more details on the Workshops, click here.

Calendar of Events

Wed. March 31,1999
Non-refundable Deposit & Workshop Registration due

Mon. May 31,1999
Balance of Selected Option Payment due
Festival Registration Forms due
Flight arrival/departure information due
Sun. July 25,1999 4:00PM Latest arrival time in Anguilla

7:00PM Opening Reception
Mon. July 26 - Fri. July 30,1999 8:00AM - 12:00PM Workshops
Stained Glass

4:00 - 5:30PM Critiques
br> 5:30 - 7:00PM Demonstrations
Sat. July 31,1999 10:00AM - 5:00PM Sidewalk Show & Sale

7:30PM Farewell Dinner
Sun. Aug 1,1999

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Anguilla International Arts Festival
P.O. Box 550
The Valley, Anguilla, British West Indies

Telephone: (264) 497-2949   fax: (264) 497-2735

Internet: http://www.artfestival.ai
E-mail: cperry@anguillanet.com