December 2 thru January 13, 2024
Opening December 2 from 6-9 pm
Curated by the esteemed Dr. Erica Moiah James, PhD, art historian, curator and assistant professor at The University of Miami and was the founding Director and Chief Curator of The National Gallery of the Bahamas.
Artist La Vaughn Belle explores the relationship between history, memory and myth while centering Black female subjectivity through multidisciplinary artwork as she expands on Black feminist writer Audre Lorde’s concept of biomythography, in which myth and fiction function to frame past, present and future selves.
Belle has exhibited in the Caribbean, the USA and Europe and is the co-creator of I Am Queen Mary, the artist-led groundbreaking monument that confronted the Danish colonial amnesia while commemorating the legacies of resistance of the African people who were brought to the former Danish West Indies.
Dr. Erica Moiah James, PhD
October 28 thru November 25, 2023
Opening October 28 from 4-7 pm
This retrospective exhibition of collage artist Elisa McKay is the most comprehensive survey of McKay's artistic endeavors to date presenting the evolution of her creative making process and artwork over the last 50 years.
Elisa McKay is a celebrated artist from St. Croix. Her creative investigations are constant and her message is as clean cut as her silhouette collage cutouts as she explores themes of family, community, movement, spirituality and joy. The spirit of her artwork uplifts the soul and reminds us of the basics of our humanity.
Sept 9 thru Oct 21, 2023
Opening Sept 9 from 4-8 pm
Centering the cultural aesthetic of African descendants of the Spanish speaking Caribbean with the English speaking Caribbean seeks to frame our creative perspectives through the eyes of artists focused on sharing the contemporary vision that continues to honor our African legacy. The process of De-Colonizing Eurocentricity as the criteria of artistic excellence insists upon framing exhibitions, curriculums, public forums that center truth telling African descendents' creativity at all levels of our society. This is the objective of Absolutamente Negro/a/x
Curated by Creative Justice Initiative, Corredor Afro, Ori Gallery and Wilfred Labiosa
August 5 thru August 26, 2023
Opening August 5 from 5-8 pm
Because Freedom isn't always free:
Emerging artists in dialogue with freedom.
Olessia Popova, Khyra Thomas, Isobelle Yousef, Madelin Yousef, Vitaly Lopez Recio, Eliana Schuster-Brown, Kia Griffith, Emily Braswell, Kiing George, Blue Tarp Productions, Soundstage VI, TeamFaKtornize
Also showing in conjunction with the Freedom exhibition is a film screening of new films by three local filmmaker groups. Join us!
August 24th, 7pm - 9 pm
June 27 thru July 29, 2023
open July 3rd from 12 - 6 pm
Emancipation - Images from the Archives
The series of images in the Emancipation Exhibit are from the Archives at the Royal Danish Library. There are over a thousand images and text documents, pertaining to the Danish West Indies, that have been scanned and uploaded to the Library’s’ website.
There is so much information to be gathered from these images and there are many questions to be asked. Who were these men, women, and children? Where were they from? What did St. Croix mean to them?
Curated by Juliana Berry for TSK's Folklife Festival 2023
June 3 thru 22, 2023
Pride Prism is an exhibition inspired by the LGBT+ community and its diversity. Works by artists from various Caribbean islands reflect some of this diversity.
Just as the light hits a glass to reflect the white light into multiple rainbow colors, it is my hope that this exhibit reflects the diverse artistry of more than eighteen artists from five Caribbean islands including, St. Croix, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Jamaica, and Bahamas. LGBTTQ+ artists and allies celebrate Pride through their art – Orgullo! Curated by Wilfred Labiosa, PhD
Pride Prism is Sponsored by AARP, STX Pride, VICA, and CFVI
Wilfred Labiosa, PhD
April 21 thru May 20, 2023
Art St. Croix
Curated by Lucien Downes this exhibition showcases over 20 local artists working in many art forms.
Brenda L. Coto, Therese Trudeau, Ki-Ana Tonge, Elwin Joseph, Kim Sanchez, Brianna Castle Cox, Barbara Gelardi, El'roy Simmonds, Matt Jarvis, Isabelle Picard, Tralice Bracy, Lucien Downes, Kimba Kabaka, Chalana Brown, Erica Joy, Chevron Miles, Eric Paxton, Maya Hoover, Sara Lee Hayes, Suenita Banwaree, Tamara Michael, Josie Widjaja Kozloff, Mida Rivera, Kedisha Charles Alexis Carmena, Joyce Hickok, Eliana Schuster-Brown, Christa Ann Molloy, Lauren Davis, Lynn Voytershark, Elisa McKay, Joyce Hickok, Lekisha Rantan, Jade Aurelia Bryan, Stefan Carty
April 1 thru April 15, 2023
Intentionally launching in the year 2023, the 175 Year of Emancipation in the USVI, this exhibition is a continuation of anti-oppression, pro-healing and Afro-Caribbean emancipation work presented in the form of a photo exhibition inspired by Chalana Brown's "Claiming Spaces: The African Story of the Sugar Mill" that lanched on V.I. Emancipation Day of 2021 at CMCArts and hosted by H.O.P.E. Inc. a project of the St. Croix Foundation that serves as the philanthropic branch of Girlfriendism International that stands for Helping Ordinary People Everyday through the arts and creative expresssion.
Presented by Dr. Khnuma Simmonds
February 4 thru March 18, 2023
MasterClass celebrates the accomplished, master artists of St. Croix in this lavish exhibition of career artists exemplifying the skill, dedication and passion behind a long career of art making.
CMCArts is proud to bring our master artists together for this exhibition;
La Vaughn Belle, Johanna Bermudez-Ruiz, Lucien Downes, Sara Hayes, Tina Henle, Maria Henle, Fritz Henle, John Obafemi Jones, Yemaya Jones, Elwin Joseph, Toni Lance, Lee Lashley, Elisa McKay, Mark Feijão Milligan II, Marjorie Robbins, El'roy Simmonds, Edwin Thomas, Niarus Walker, Michael Walsh, Tony Vanderperk
December 30 thru January 28, 2023
The Artist Guild of St Croix’s annual show “The Art Show 2023” will showcase paintings, sculpture, photography and mixed media art by 20 local artists. The Artist Guild of St Croix supports the visual fine arts and artists on the island of St Croix.
November 18 - December 24, 2022
Diaspora Expressions - On Spirituality & Ritual
Six Caribbean artists examine traditional spiritual practices of the
African Descendants of the Caribbean Diaspora, and their attendant rituals, in the context of such practices in our contemporary Western society. The exhibition is curated by Anderson M.
Pilgrim of Barbados and New York City.
Artists in the Exhibition
Bernard Stanley Hoyes of Jamaica
Ademola Olugebefola of USVI/NY
Diogenes Ballester of Puerto Rico
Earl D. Etienne of Dominica
Patricia Brintle of Haiti
Arlette St. Hill of Barbados
October 1 thru November 12, 2022
Las Energias de Arte de Cuba y Puerto Rico
Paul Cezanne stated, “A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.” Throughout this exhibition, I hope that you can explore and feel the emotions, which I have taken the liberty to translate to “energies”, that exude from the art of Cuban and Puerto Rican artists. The artwork presented here reflect a diversity of energies. Some of the energies are defined by our faith and spirituality, while others are created by political views, gender, everyday life, and culture. I invite you to take time to explore the energies that characterize Cuba and Puerto Rico. Live and experience the energies expressed in each piece of work.
December 8, 2019
Sea Walls St. Croix Mural Project
Sea Walls St Croix Artists for Oceans was brought to St. Croix by the PangeaSeed Foundation in partnership with
Clean Sweep Frederiksted to empower our community to create meaningful environmental change for our Oceans through ARTivism, education and science. The public artworks serve as educational tools and conversation-starters addressing marine environmental issues relevant to the local community. The goal is to ignite ownership for the sustainability of natural resources.