Bernadette Persaud AA, inducted into Caribbean Hall of Fame
Local Artist, Bernadette Indira Persaud, has been inducted into the Caribbean Hall of Fame for Excellence 2012. Mrs. Persaud received the Award for Excellence at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, on November 23, 2012.
The award recognizes Persaud for her outstanding contribution and achievement in the field of Visual Arts. She was selected by the Committee of the Caribbean Development for the Arts, Sports and Culture Foundation in association with the Caribbean Community.
The Foundation’s main aim is “to recognize the development of the Arts, Sports and Culture in the Caribbean, and to encourage the natural genius of our people to reach the highest level. This prestigious award, is made by the Foundation in recognition of the notable contribution made by those who have achieved excellence in Arts, Sports and Culture, and is not influenced nor determined by factors of race, colour, religion, sex or political affiliation.”
Persaud, who has participated in workshops on art, as far off as Mauritius, has had a number of regional and international exhibitions and has her pieces in private collections overseas, including Russia, England and North America.
Her previous awards and accolades include:
The Distinguished Visiting Artist’s Award – awarded by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations with India, in 2005
Guest Artist – International Women’s month – Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts, UWI, Jamaica (1999) and the Arrow of Achievement, AA, 1997 (Guyana). Her regional and international publications were featured in countries that include Germany, New York, India and in major mainstream media houses such as CNN and BBC.
Previous inductee to the Caribbean Hall of Fame was National icon — Guyanese artist, Philip Moore.
The Editor and Advisory Board of THE ARTS JOURNAL salute Mrs. Bernadette Persaud on this remarkable achievement, recognizing that she is a part of the editorial board of this Journal.