The Visual Art Society is a non-profit organization for art appreciation, enhancement and learning in the Cayman Islands.
Members of this Society are professional artists, hobbyists and people who simply have a passion for art and like to enjoy being involved in an art community.
Visual Art Society (V.A.S.) is now CELEBRATING their 35th year since the were formed from a small group of artists who got together to paint, share ideas and hold exhibitions. A small building in South Sound leased from the Government was its first home. Over the next twenty five years hundreds of people attended the fine art and craft classes offered by the Society. These included oil painting, water colour, print making, jewelry making, framing, batik, mosaic and pottery to name just a few.
By 2004 the VAS occupied a state of the art studio in the Eucalyptus Building on Crewe Road where we had two kilns for pottery, an artists’ studio, a permanent gallery to display artists’ work and a shop offering the work of members. In September 2004 our premises and their contents were completely destroyed by Hurricane Ivan.
The Watler House at Pedro’s Castle has been their new home for the last 7 years. Their new wonderful home in affiliation with the Tourism Attraction Board opened the restored Cayman house in June 2007 with a small show of works by current member. Over these last 7 years they have come back stronger than ever offering workshops in a variety of mediums, ceramics, kids summer art camps, open studios, with local and international talented instructors from North America and the UK. The Society has been very active with a variety of exhibitions exclusively for Visual Art Society Members as well as offering opportunity to it’s artist to participate in a variety of other events at Camana Bay, Island Air, Cayman National Culture Foundation, National Museum, Home Living and much more…
We welcome ideas for workshops and classes and we are interested in hearing from artists who are interested in hosting a workshop.
Members of the Visual Arts Society are the first to receive information on all upcoming workshops which they can attend at a reduced cost, receive invitations to all functions sponsored by the Visual Arts Society and other related art events in the community and any information that is forwarded to us by other individuals or organizations that might be of interest.
The Visual Arts Society is a volunteer organization. Your input makes a difference.
Our goal is to have Watler House open every day as a facility to its members. Currently we have Tuesday, Friday and Saturday available. We are looking for volunteers to run a group activity on these days. We are open to suggestions of any visual arts related activity for example scrap booking, life drawing etc.
Volunteers are always needed to help at our functions and events. Please contact us if you are keen to help out in anyway.
The Visual Art Society – ‘Art for Everyone’.