Freedom Call – Front Cover

In 2007, the world commemorated the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. Fellow artist Chantal E.Y. Bethel and I organized a cultural show and Fine Art Exhibition in Freeport, G.B. in commemoration of this important event in the history of our Bahamas. Thirteen of the country’s top artists participated and Mr. Antonius Roberts was the curator of the show. The evening also included song, dance, poetry and drama. The event was held under the auspices of The Grand Bahama Heritage Foundation. The catalogue contained essays by the  Minister of Tourism for the Bahamas, Mr. Neko Grant; Dr. Gail Saunders, (Ph.D) Director General of Heritage and Board Chair – National Art Gallery of the Bahamas; and Erica Moiah James (Ph.D), Director of The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas.The piece I produced for the exhibition was "Silk Cotton Spirit".

A Grand Bahamian Vision by Claudette Dean and Chantal E.Y. Bethel

"A GRAND Bahamian Vision" is the result of collaborative work by two Grand Bahamian artists – Chantal E.Y. Bethel and I – who along with 13 local and international artists were commissioned by DNP (Downtown Nassau Partnership) for the installation of artistic murals throughout downtown Nassau, The Bahamas.

A Grand Bahamian Vision Mural Erected on Bolam House

"A GRAND Bahamian Vision" which is represented by a pair of sunglasses captures part of the heritage and culture of the Bahamian people. Each of us used one lens to share our vision with the viewer and the two lenses are connected by the island of Grand Bahama.

Carrie and photo of I’m Every Woman

"The Naked Truth" show was held as a private auction at Government House in Nassau, Bahamas. Thirty Bahamian artists were each given a plaster of paris bust of a woman and asked to decorate it in a style of their choice. All proceeds from the auction were donated in aid of breast cancer awareness in the Bahamas. Any remaining bust would be put on display in the new Cancer Society Building in Nassau.

All Things Bright and Beautiful Calendar: Front Cover

In 2002 fellow artist Chantal E.Y. Bethel and I were approached by Mrs. Lavender Roberts, an early childhood department teacher, to facilitate and participate in the creation of artwork by students of The Sunland Lutheran School’s early childhood department. The project was inspired by a similar project undertaken by renowned Bahamian artist Mr. Antonius Roberts. Works were created by students and then refined by the artists and signed by both students and artist. Twelve of the artworks were selected and the end result was the "All Things Bright and Beautiful" calendar. Its publication was sponsored by Miami Children’s Hospital who also hosted a reception and art exhibition of the works under the theme "Children Helping Children".

Claudette Dean