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Photos of the 1st Annual Authentically Grand Bahamian Spring Festival
Apr 23, 2008 - 11:00:54 AM

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Photos: Robbin Whachell

Annual Authentically "Grand" Bahamian Gift and Craft Festival was held on Friday, April 4th at 6pm at Taino Beach, and was a huge success.  Artisans from Grand Bahama and throughout The Bahamas were on hand to show off their wares. Participants were judged during the event and Grand Bahama Ministry of Tourism has announced the winners.

The Festival will showcase the following:

Craft Specialists:  


1. Celestine Albury, Celestine Woodcarving
2.  Sharon Ferguson, The Rose of Sharon of Homemade Soaps
3. Ann Cooper, Sterlin/Ann Creations
4. Christine Curtis, Christine's Straw Work
5. Beatrice Gardiner, Beagard House of Bags


6. Lavern Maynard, Lavern's Gifts & Things


7. Shauna Joseph, Joseph & Joseph Shell Craft
8. Lorraine Gibson, Homemade Jams, Jellies & Preserves
9. Gina Marche, Uniquely Gina's
10. Tiffany Wildgoose, Out Island Essentials
11. Kyron Cooper, PRAVADA Kyron Cooper
12. Erica Rolle, Erica Monique & Co. "Bahamian Girl Enterprise"
13. Alisa Streather, Art of The Bahamas
14. Dorothy Goldsmith, Docagold Trading
15. Siane Taylor & Peggy Johnson,  Reli Great Bargains
16. Synthia McKenzie, Synthia's Homemade Sand Collection
17. Sidney Pratt, Glass Art
18. Fragrance of The Bahamas, Aromatherapy
19. Andrea Russell, Authentic Creations


Fine Artists :


20. Tyrone Ferguson, Blacksmith
21. Maxwell Taylor, Painter/Printmaker
22. Jessica Maycock Colebrook, Ceramicist
23. John Cox, Painter
24. Antonius Roberts, Sculptor/Painter

Grand Bahama

25.  Sheldon Saint, Painter
26. Claudette Dean, Painter
27. Chantal Bethel, Painter/Sculptor

Books by Bahamian Authors will be on display:

28. “One Day” byMargo Victor
29. “When Doves Cry” by Dr. Keith Russell
30. “Sand in My Shoes” by Marina Gottlieb-Sarles
40. “Bahama Saga” & “Grand Bahama: A Rich & Colourful History” by Peter Barratt
50. “Who Let the Dog Out”, and “Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot – Dotty Too” by Carole Hughes
60. “How to be a True True Bahamian”, “More Talkin’ Bahamian”, “An Evening in Guanima” &   “The 99-Cent Breakfast” by Patricia Glinton
61. “I Come to Get Me! – An inside look at the Junkanoo Festival” by Arlene Nash Ferguson
62. “How to Tell Your Child about Sex” by Dr. Robert B Higgs
63.”Island Whisper” by Curtis Carroll
64.”The Fledgling” & “The Long Day Wanes” by Chester Thompson
65. “Back Home” by Susan Wallace
66. “Variations: A Selection of 30 Poems” & “Bahamian Culture” by Donald McCartney
67. “Native of The Bahamas: A Guide to Vegetation & Birds of The Bahamas” by Erika Moutrie Gates
68. “Bush Medicine” by Martha Hanna Smith
69. “The Rail & Locomotive History of The Bahamas” by Darius Willams
70. “Still Standing” by Michael Pintard
71. “Born to Run: The Debbie Ferguson Story” by Gordon Mills

Photos: Robbin Whachell


1. Karen Bain-Ferguson, Port Lucaya Market Place

2. H. Rudy Sawyer, BAIC

3. Donald Dean, Architects Incorp

4. Angela Gibson, 2nd V.P., Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce

5. Rowena Rolle, Ministry of Tourism, Nassau Bahamas

6. Jeritzan Outten, Ministry of Tourism, Freeport Bahamas

Related articles:

  Winners Announced from Authentically Bahamian Spring Festival 2008 

   Streaming Video - Rt. Hon. Neko Grant, Minister of Tourism & Aviation  

    Seafood Delights & All-Star Entertainment for Spring Festival Weekend

   Tourism Ministry to Showcase Authentically “Grand” Bahamian Crafts and Fine Art on Taino Beach, April 3 – 5, 2008

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