Art Lucaya The Grand Bahama Art Festival March 23 - 26 2023

Art Lucaya


A celebration of Grand Bahama's professional & emerging fine artists

March 23 - 26, 2023

All opening night ticket proceeds will be used to support art programs in all Grand Bahama High Schools.  
Subsequent days are free to public.

Rand Nature Center
Thursday. March 2023 ! 6:30pm
Opening Night Tickets: $75

Port Lucaya Marketplace
Friday, 24th March 2023 ! 6:30pm
Opening Night Tickets: $50

Sir Charles Hayward Yacht Club
Sunday. 26th March 2023 ! 2:00pm
Opening Day Tickets: $20

Or Bundle & Save ~ $100.00 for all 3 Opening Nights

An exciting new Art Festival on the island of Grand Bahama! So happy to be showing with an amazing group of artists! Make it a must see!!

Register Now at ArtLucaya: The Grand Bahama Art Festival


This Morning Presents Sunday Service - March 28 2021

This Morning Presents Sunday Service - March 28 2021 - 10am PT / 11am MT / 1pm ET

Join Dallisa Hocking and Lisa Gunshore for a special edition of This Morning: The Sunday Morning Edition. We are joined with the incredibly talented Claudette Dean for this incredible collective experience. Thank you for being a part of our community.

This Morning Presents Sunday Service - March 7 2021

This Morning Presents Sunday Service - March 7 2021 - 9am PT / 10am MT / 12pm ET

Join Dallisa Hocking and Lisa Gunshore for a special edition of This Morning: The Sunday Morning Edition. We are joined with the incredibly talented Julie Hoyle, Claudette Dean, and Mary Lydia Ryan for this incredible collective experience. Thank you for being a part of our community.

Diamond Beauties 2021 - Special Guest Claudette Dean - Thursday February 25, 5:55pm MT/7:55pm ET

Buddhist Biohacker - Diamond Beauties 2021 - Special Guest Claudette Dean - Wednesday, March 3, 5:55pm MT / 7:55pm ET
(Please note: Show has been rescheduled from February 25th to March 3)


Botanika Plastika Fall 2020 at Doongalik Gallery, Nassau Bahamas

BOTANIKA PLASTIKA imagines a leap into a surreal future in the year 2525 where the proliferation of plastics suffocating our soil and water has resulted in a new Yellow Coco-tic plant species being discovered that assimilates plastic as a means of coping with a deeply changed environment. Discovered along the remaining high ridge island settlements, the surviving shoreline birds are attracted to its bright plastic-predominant blooms and lay their eggs in its mesh of un-natural roots. A cautionary tale, BOTANIKA PLASTIKA is also a prayer of hope and awareness that our collective powers will come together in time to truly see, appreciate, and support protections for the existing environmental miracle of life on earth—before nature takes matters into an unrecognizable direction: a haunting nature-will-survive-at-all-costs hybrid adaptation. Set against a faded background of a long ago heirloom seed packet, the accompanying poster heralds this new bio-discovery by Creative Explorer & Time Traveler Artist Claudette Dean.

Claudette Dean coming home to Blind River for book signing

Visual artist Claudette Dean returns to her hometown of Blind River at least once a year, and this year she returns with a special surprise for book lovers.

Dean, who was born and raised as a member of the Leboeuf family in Blind River, will be on hand for a signing event at the Blind River Public Library on Friday, July 6 (2018) at 1 p.m. She will have a limited supply of her first novel, ‘Smelling Roses – A Tale of Connection and Transformation’ available for purchase at the event and looks forward to meeting old friends and book lovers to discuss her work.

Smelling Roses is described by the author as,

“a tale of love, forgiveness and transformation that puts ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances and shows how everyone is connected.”

The novel is set in the 1950s and 60s, and prompts readers to watch the subtle signs in life for clues as to what is truly important.

She Was Also In Your Nation, Haven’t You Heard? created by Claudette Dean

“She Was Also In Your Nation, Haven’t You Heard” is the title of a painting that was conceived of and produced for the Eight National Exhibition, NE8, held at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, November 2016 through to April 2017. This piece was created in response to a victorious “No” vote against gender equality in a referendum held in the Bahamas earlier that year (2016).

The following is the artist statement that accompanied the painting.

In this day and age, there are questions to be asked of a nation that votes against gender equality. In regards to the ultimate question - why would a women vote against her own best interest? - the following words from Belgian-born, French, feminist philosopher, Luce Irigaray, give pause for reflection: “To become means fulfilling the wholeness of what we are capable of being…But as long as woman lacks a divine made in her image she cannot establish her subjectivity or achieve a goal of her own. She lacks an ideal that would be her goal or path in becoming.”

Ray of Light created by Claudette Dean

The darkness is always pierced by a ray of light and that ray of light illuminates everything. After a period of gestation in the darkness of the creative womb, illumination did indeed arrive with a Ray of Light.

After having received an invitation to draw up a proposal for a sight specific art installation, my creative juices started flowing again with the idea of using an obelisk on which to display art. The following is my artist statement for “Ray of Light”:

Ray of Light was conceived and designed as an art installation that would inspire a swell of the positive energies of Love, Peace, Unity and Joy.

Claudette Dean - Artist

Some may say that there is no such place as the place between the old and the new, that the now is always new and of course this is absolutely true. However when we are in the process of shedding old outmoded habits and beliefs that no longer serve us, we are entering a place for which we no longer have a road map. It is a place of both unease and excitement; moving forward requires courage, the feeling of stagnation has to become more unbearable than facing the fear of the unknown.


JUST LET GO is advice we often give people when they are struggling in one way or another but it is not as easy to do as it sounds.

This past year I have been working on a body of work for a solo exhibition which opens on February 14, 2014, its title is “Beautiful Burden”.

I admit it has been a struggle at times mainly because I have not been able to completely LET GO.

One of five pieces that I have summed up as the wise women even speaks of this, it is called Surrender. In fact she came into being almost effortlessly simply because I was able to LET GO.

Entrance Wall at Hillside House for "Ripple" displaying donated works by Claudette Dean

In the spirit of the ripple effect of giving, I decided to donate a very special body of work to the Ripple 2013 Event that was held at Hillside House in collaboration with PoPopStudios International Center for the Visual Arts in March of this year. These particular paintings referred to as “Five New Works of Art” (I’ve donated 4) had marked, for me, the completion of a very long journey of reaching in with my work. The opportunity to now reach out and give back to the greater artistic community, through the donation of these paintings, completed a perfect circle. It also afforded me the opportunity to walk my talk of Unity and to, not only effect, but be the change that I’d like to see. As it turns out, all of the monies raised at Ripple 2013 went to assist in the junior residency program for young up and coming artists. I couldn’t be more delighted!

Claudette Dean