RED Gallery

RED - opening reception(1)


After leaving art school, Nayana LaFond went on to own and run a cafe and record label as well work as a curator for over 20 years in various galleries and museums, 8 of which as Chief Curator. Through her work as an art organizer, she is now honored to sit on the executive board for Artist Organized Art, as well as several other arts and cultural boards.  Her paintings and sculptures can be found in galleries, museums and private collections around the world.  

Nayana’s Art is primarily acrylic paint on canvas, sometimes integrating ink, cloth, thread and other materials into her work.   She paints paintings & sculpts using epoxy, metal, glass and concrete as well as found objects and her old medical supplies.

Life has been Nayana’s inspiration. Through challenges and surviving seemingly insurmountable odds, art has been her outlet and the place she could express that which could not be said. The majority of her work carries themes of social justice and as such she has been labelled as an “Artivist” (art-activist). Her work reflects themes from her experiences as a woman of mixed race and a domestic abuse and cancer survivor.


Dates to remember-

Entry Deadline:  January 19th, 2023.  By midnight
Notification of Results: January 24th, 2023
Hand Deliver Entries: Sunday, January 29 | 1 to 3 pm 
Monday, January 30 | 1 to 3 pm
Show Dates and Times: February: 4 – 26, 2023
Saturdays & Sundays | 1 to 5 pm
Opening Reception  Saturday, February 4th | 3 to 5 pm
Pick-up artwork: Sunday, February 26 | 4 to 5 pm
Monday, February 27 | 1 to 3 pm

Award winners

Best in Show

Bekka Teerlink “News Reports from Planet Earth”

Best Use of Materials

Eddie Hall “Normal”

Best Composition

Rosanne Beaurivage “Hot Pants!”

Most Original

Pearl Shread “Untitled (Ribcage)”
Shread Pearl Untitled (Ribcage)

Best Interpretation of Theme

Marcie Brozyna “Blood Coming Out of Her Stars and Stripes”

Honorable Mention

Anita Eralie Schley “Quietly Pondering in Red”

Honorable Mention

Althea Keaton “Excavation”
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