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Fraulein Rudder

1932 - 2024

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On the 20th July, 1996, Mrs. Fraulein Rudder formed The Women In Art Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago with just twenty members. Among them, pioneers such as, Former First Lady, Mrs Zalayhar Hassanali, Hetty De Gannes, Valerie Belgrave, Karen Sylvester, Lisa O’Connor, Maryse Rostant, Gillian Bishop and Sarah Beckett. She held the position President of the organization from 1996 to 2012.  The organisation  was established for the sole purpose of promoting women artists and to create an awareness of the contribution of women in the arts.  This remains our focus.

Our Vision

To become a household name for the advancement of female artists and the promoting, celebrating and inspiring of art and culture both regionally and internationally.

Our Mission

To develop the skills and promote the work of women artists of Trinidad and Tobago citizenry.


To foster the pursuit of careers within the art industry among secondary school students, boys as well as girls, throughout Trinidad and Tobago

Core Values


to the collective vision and mission



to those in need


in artistic expression


for one self and for one another

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