History of the Biennial Art Competition
This event was introduced in the year 1998 with the aim of encouraging young, aspiring artists to continue painting after school.
The response from the schools has always been overwhelming, with schools from across the country participating in consistently great numbers.
Thanks to Mr. Vel Lewis, curator at the National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad and Tobago, who has always shown a great interest in the Women in Art Organisation, this event has been successfully kept for years running at that location.
Students receive prizes and honourable
mentions in seven categories;
- Landscapes / Seascapes
- Still life
There are also challenge trophies, including the distinguished Leroy Clarke Trophy and the Pat Bishop Trophy.
The art works are juried by a panel of distinguished artists and are always of high standard.