Over 100,000 views for first Caribbean art exhibit on social media
WILLEMSTAD - The first art exhibit on social media in the Caribbean region was viewed over 100,000 times. Curated by 'Caribbean Painters' and called 'How to Paint a Caribbean Christmas' the exhibit ran from 21 December 2015 to 10 January 2016. The curators used Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest to promote the exhibit.
The 40 paintings were liked 4,282 times and shared another 1,113 times. Three participating painters were contacted for a commissioned work through the social media exhibit, and six other painters enrolled in a program that Caribbean Painters offers to promote local artists. Caribbean Painters expects more painters and commissions will follow.
Photo: 'Dance in Red' by Barbadian artist Vanita Gopwani Comissiong, one of the most popular paintings of the exhibit. It was liked, shared and retweeted 194
By Jorge Cuartas