The Halo Foundation recently coordinated an art competition that singled out three artists for their exceptional pieces.
These artists were awarded cash prizes and recognition for their paintings at the Royal Drawing School Art Competition.
During a special ceremony, the Governor General, Sir Rodney Williams, and Lady Williams presented the prizes to the winners at Government House.
Shelleysha Morgan, a teacher at Villa Primary School, won first prize for her painting “Fluidity.” An independent artist, Kelly Hull won second prize for her painting “Season.”
Bernard Richardson, a teacher at Antigua Grammar School, was awarded third prize for his work “Beginning.”
Each artist was given a cheque for their respective prizes, which were $5000, $3000, and $1000.
The paintings were exhibited at the annual “Wings of Charity” Fundraiser, held at the Dorchester Hotel in London this year.
The Halo Foundation spearheaded a 6-week teacher’s training program in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and the Jumby Bay Fund.
The program occurred at The Workshop Studio Art Gallery in English Harbour, owned by renowned artist Dina de Brozzi Goodenough.
Two tutors from the Royal Drawing School in London conducted the workshop. This is the second training session of its kind held in Antigua and Barbuda. Information about the 2024 classes will soon be available to the public.