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To develop the skills and promote the work of women artists in Trinidad and Tobago through annual group exhibitions of its members’ works, annual retreats, workshops, en plein air sessions and affiliations with other art groups locally and internationally, through social media, cultural exchanges and other means.

To foster the pursuit of careers within the art industry among secondary school students,  throughout Trinidad and Tobago by means of The Women In Art Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago Biennial Art Competition and Exhibition For Fifth and Sixth Form Students, mentorship, workshops and apprenticeships.


On the 20th July, 1996, Mrs. Fraulein Rudder formed The Women In Art Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago with just twenty members.

Among these pioneers are Former First Lady, Mrs Zalayhar Hassanali, Hetty De Gannes, Valerie Belgrave, Karen Sylvester, Lisa O’Connor, Maryse Rostant, Gillian Bishop and Sarah Beckett.

The organisation now boasts an increasing number of over one hundred and twenty members, comprised of art teachers, professionals, amateurs and aspiring artists in Trinidad and Tobago, with women artists from other Caribbean islands indicating their desire to join and participate in the Women in Art Organisation’s grand, annual exhibition.

As another initiative Mrs Rudder, once a teacher, partnered with the Ministry of Education to introduce The WIAOTT Biennial Art Competition and Exhibition among Fifth and Sixth Form Students in Trinidad and Tobago. This has wide participation from many schools which produces notably creative and excellent work. To this day, the WIAOTT has continued to be pioneers in the local art industry.


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Working towards the advancement of female artists, to promote, celebrate and inspire art and culture both regionally and internationally.

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Be committed to the collective vision and mission • Be charitable to those in need

• Aspire towards excellence in their artistic expression.

• Demonstrate respect for themselves and for one another.

The Launch of "Radiance" Art Exhibition 2021

The Launch of "Radiance" Art Exhibition 2021

We are excited to present our virtual launch of our "RADIANCE" Art Exhibition, as part of the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of The Women in Art Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago. See the new original works of art from the talented members of the organisation as our President & our Vice President take us on a walkthrough in the majestic Rotunda Gallery of Trinidad & Tobago. Our featured artists include: Adele Bynoe Alice Mohammed Anika Plowden-Corentin Ann Vincent-Stapleton Ann Judy Joseph-Mungal Ayodele Roseman Bernadette Hospedales Candice Sankarsingh Cleo Lewis Deborah Clement Doreen Pegus-Ransome Elsa Gabrielle Carrington-Clarke Gizelle Winter Halcian Pierre Joy Luk Pat Junnel Lewis HRH Katherine Lewis Kathy Farabi Kessa Seale Leona Fabien Marise Rodriguez Marrissa Richards Michelle Tappin-Davis Michelle Boyd Michelle Hajarysingh-Ramnarine Mionne Mackenzie Nalini Akal Niala Dwarika Oleisa Scott Patricia Farrell-Frederick Raashida Abdullah Muhammad Sabina Allard Sarah Anuradha Mohammed Sharmila Narwani Sonia Alexis Stephanie Pile Vejaya Mungal The exhibition continues until Friday 17th December 2021. All art will be available for sale - and just in time for Christmas! Contact us if you are interested in purchasing a piece of art in this radiant collection. Enjoy the show! Sincere THANK YOU to all that have contributed to making our “RADIANCE” launch a success: • The Supreme Creator who has blessed us with our artistic talent. • Our Founder - Fraulein Rudder • Patroness of WIAOTT – Zalayhar Hassanali • President - Michelle Tappin- Davis • Vice President - Nalini Akal • The WIAOTT Executive Team - Candice Sankarsingh, Kathy Farabi, Lorraine Villaroel, Tracy Thomas & Joy Luk Pat • Marketing & Production Team - Joy Luk Pat, Lorraine Villaroel, Stephen Kerry Bedase & Damian Luk Pat • Curator – Elsa Carrington Clarke • Accounting - Junnel Lewis • Our 37 Featured Radiance Artists • Our Member Artists • The Rotunda Gallery of Trinidad & Tobago
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