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New Book By Heather Dolland Tamam Shares Life Lessons Of Embracing Change And Navigating Uncertainty And Doubt

NEW YORK, Aug. 30, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Heather Dolland Taman, serial entrepreneur, author, speaker and life coach, announced the release of her groundbreaking new book, PIVOT BECAUSE LIFE DOESN’T ALWAYS GO AS PLANNED. The book is published by Doltam Creative Solutions and is available for distribution through Ingram Spark

The latest work from Heather Dolland Tamam is her first publication outside of the alcohol industry of which she has been a part for 14 years. Captured in a series of concise stories and experiences, the author shares her journey as a young woman from Grenada navigating her way through college then corporate life in New York. It’s an easy read that is an unfiltered account of the author’s life – both its challenges and triumphs. It’s a reminder that once we push forward and focus on getting up, the number of times we fall no longer matter. They are all opportunities to learn.

The paperback is available through retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The audio version is available on Audible.

About Heather Dolland Tamam
Heather Dolland Tamam was born in Grenada and moved to New York in 1995 to study Architecture. In 2003 she began her career as an Environmental Consultant. In 2012 she started her first company All The Tastes of New York and released her first book, Discovering The New York Craft Spirits Boom in 2015. In 2017 she started her second company Tastes Brands to work with Craft Distillers. She released her second book, Before The Glass: Things To Consider When Entering The BoozeBusiness in 2018. In 2021 she began her career as a Content Creator and Lifestyle Model. She lives in New York City and enjoys coaching, consulting and speaking.

About Doltam Creative Solutions
Doltam Creative Solutions was founded by Heather Dolland Tamam to provide coaching, consulting, speaking and voice over services. As a business owner who has worked with companies in a range of industries, I offer a unique perspective to clients and brands. As a female voice over actor, my areas of specialty are corporate and commercial narration. I also do biographies, documentaries, video narration and e-learning. As a keynote speaker, I focus primarily on transition speaking, helping individuals find clarity in their life and career.

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Renowned Caribbean Art Fair Returns With Top Contemporary Artists And A Spotlight On NFTs

CaribPR Wire, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Fri. Feb. 18, 2022: The popular annual Caribbean Fine Art Fair, (CaFA), now in its 12th year, returns virtually and in person to Barbados this March, with a spotlight on the works of over 40 Caribbean contemporary artists and a focus also on the hot topic of NFTs.

Art fans from across the world will be able to join CaFA 2022 at the NORMAN CENTRE, Broad Street in Bridgetown, Barbados, and without leaving their homes at, from March 9th-23rd.

“This year’s CaFA Fair Barbados presents a balanced selection of emerging and internationally known artists representing 14 Caribbean nations, Brazil, Ghana, the USA and the UK,” said CAFA executive director Anderson M. Pilgrim. “We are excited about our programming featuring an array of regional experts and talent.”

“With the incredible growth and interest in Caribbean Fine Art, the opportunity to present a broader vision of the cultural creativity from the region grows as well,” added Daniel Hort, the Executive Director of Onomatopoeia Art and a co-producer of the event. “This year’s presentation of costume designs by the renowned Barbadian artist Winston Jordan, offers a glimpse into the career of a national icon while providing the chance work with major pageant and fashion outlets to present the colors, style and artistry of carnival.”

This year’s fine art show will feature contemporary artists such as the renowned US-based Neo-African abstract expressionist painter, Danny Simmons, the older brother of hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons and rapper Joseph Simmons; as well as renowned Jamaican artist Bernard Stanley Hoyes and Barbadian Winston Jordan.

Jordan’s historical carnival costume design, constructed by Mahogany Bird and DHP, was recently part of New York Fashion Week on Feb. 13th at the Cosplay Runway produced by COSMODA at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, NYC.  The costume is slated for CaFA this March and represents the first time in over 20 years that the work of this renowned artist has been seen.

Other Caribbean artists showcasing their works at CaFA 2022 are: Ademola Olugebefola and Cheryl D. Miller of the US Virgin Islands; Carl F. Anderson of Guyana; Earl Darius Etienne of Dominica; Diogenes Ballester of Puerto Rico; Gilberto Wilson of Aruba Marlene; Millon Desvignes of Imat’s Creationsof Martinique; Patricia Brintle and Gina Samson of Haiti; Narciso Polanco, Palen Obesa and Rene de los Santos of Coronado Print Studio of the Dominican Republic; Joachim McMillan of Grenada; Ras Ilix Heartman, Alfred Weekes, Arlette St. Hill, Cher Antoinette Corbin, Hedy Klineman, Nicole Metzger, Steve Reid, Sylvester Adelabu Clarke and Tariq Bailey of Barbados. In addition, Central American artists Norma Lithgow of Costa Rica and Denae Howard of Panama will also showcase their work.

US artists participating, apart from Simmons, will be Brian Cannady, S. Ross Browne, Sadikisha Sandra Collier, Shenna Vaughn and Ebony Art, representing: Ernani Silva and Vernon McCauley. UK artists will be David Emmanuel Noel and Josh Kidd, while representing Ghana and the continent of Africa, will be TAFA.

In addition, the Fine Art Fair will feature 8 non-traditional artists – Alex Gibson, Délyt (Deandra Daniel), Donné Haynes, John Alleyne, Malique Shorey and Sydney McConney of Barbados, as well Sasha-Kay Nicole and Bonito “Don Dada” Thompson of Jamaica. It will be curated by Zoe Osborne of Mahogany Culture and presented at the Norman Centre simultaneously with the virtual platform

CaFA 2022 will also include conversations and panel discussion around topics of international interest for the Caribbean, Black and global art communities, including a segment on NFTs by Osborne, one of the early adopters of NFTs in Barbados and the Caribbean. She will dedicate a portion of her panel discussion to explore NFTs and clarify facts around the new digital option for artists, for the uninitiated.

Other panels will include ‘Printmaking as an Art Form: Opportunities for beginning collectors by Pepe Coronado, Participating Printmakers and AMP on March 13th; a conversation with Occhi Arts and Cheryl D. Miller, a pioneer black graphic artist and visual artist from the USVI on March 16th; a fashion presentation by Imat’s Creations of Martinique and FW Brooklyn, NY on March 18th, and ‘Politics of Art: Contemporary Black Art in the Mainstream,’ featuring Danny Simmons, Ademola Olugebefola, David Emmanuel Noel, Dr. Daniela Fifi and Dr. Loris Crawford on March 20th.

CaFA 2022 will also feature the 3rd Bridgetown International Arts Festival, featuring musical, spoken word and theatrical performances on March 19th.

CaFA was founded in 2011 and has established itself as the premier art event in the Caribbean. For more visit today.


EDITOR’S NOTE: A photo for use with this press release is available HERE

CAPTION: Non-traditional artist Délyt (Deandra Daniel’s) work will also be a part of CaFA 2022. (Contributed image/ Délyt (Deandra Daniel))

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$100,000 Art Contest Announces Winners

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Engage Art Contest announces its winning artists for their 2019-2020 contest. The contest, open to artists in North America, featured four categories—Visual Art, Music Video, Film and Performing Arts—and drew more than 1,000 submissions from 24 countries. Each category was juried blind by a panel of experts in that field of the arts. Cash prizes total $100,000.

The Engage Art Contest is the creation of art appreciators and philanthropists, Bill and Linda Bantz of North Carolina. Bill felt a strong calling from God to re-introduce artists to a time-tested source of inspiration —the Holy Scriptures. For centuries, artists such as Bach, Mozart, Chagall, Dali and Matisse have been inspired to create works based on Scripture. Bill and Linda feel that now is the time for this generation to draw on this source and contribute a contemporary take.

The topic of this contest is the Spiritual Battle as described in Ephesians 6:10-20, with each artist asked to explore this spiritual dynamic from their own viewpoint. In truth, the theme is universally relevant and evergreen, and it provides fodder for a broad array of artistic response.

The 2020 Engage Art Winners are:

Visual Art
1st Place: Steve A. PrinceArmor of God: Equipping Ourselves to do Social Justice—Virginia, USA
2nd Place: Jonathan MilletThe Contenders—Texas, USA
3rd Place: Jeffrey A. GomezForever and Ever—California, USA

Honorable Mentions: Geoffrey Bowton (Oregon), Sandra Jean Caes (Colorado), Maria Andrea Diaz Perazache (Costa Rica), Nirvani Harriram (New York), Cody F. Miller (Ohio), Ronald Mondesir (Massachusetts), Michelle Washington (California)

Performing Arts
1st Place: Willow PinkertonTrial and Faith—Pennsylvania, USA
2nd Place: Karlos SmithTransformed—Ohio, USA
3rd Place: Triston N. Gollop—Insurrection—Barbados

Honorable Mentions: Marcelino DaCosta (Ontario), Camille C. Hanson (Minneapolis), Sanjae Shanna Kay Innis (Jamaica), Daniel Knudsen (Michigan), Javaughn Lewis (Jamaica), Jhenelle Lewis (Jamaica), Gersha H. Tjaaroeme (St. Maartin)

Music Video:
1st Place: Jeremiah BligenWake—North Carolina, USA
2nd Place: Shane ‘Rizon’ GibsonAct Like You Know—Trinidad and Tobago
3rd Place: Bj’orn PierreNo Grudge—Trinidad and Tobago

Honorable Mentions: Esther Acheampong (Ontario), Robert Barrera (Michigan), Darian Johnson (California), Marley Nunez (Belize), Andrew Pickens (Missouri), Wrudell Timothy (Trinidad and Tobago), Katrice Walker (New York)

1st Place: Isaac MornatusFirm—Dominican Republic
2nd Place: Antwan WitterMy Biggest Fear—South Carolina, USA
3rd Place: Patrick MeikleTruly Valiant—Jamaica

Honorable Mentions: Daniel Anleu (Guatamala), Johnny D. Dutch (North Carolina), Jonathan Rothermel (Pennsylvania), Alfonso Meléndez Sánchez (Mexico), Willie Singh (Trinidad and Tobago), Simon Joseph Thompson (Jamaica), Christian Vargas (Costa Rica)

Plans for the 2021-2022 Engage Art Contest are underway and will be announced in January 2021. For more information or to view the winners work, visit

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Engage Art Contest To Award $100,000 In Cash Prizes

Powered by Ephesians 6:10-20

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Feb. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Engage Art Contest invites artists to submit their original art creations based on and inspired by the Spiritual Battle topic as found in Ephesians 6:10-20.

The Engage Art Contest is a juried competition for original visual art, music video, film and performing arts. Total cash prizes of $100,000 will be awarded in the 2019-2020 Engage Art Contest in North America, including Haiti, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Canada, Mexico, the United States and the Caribbean Islands. There are also significant exposure opportunities for all entrants who follow the contest guidelines.

Categories include:

  • Visual Art including paintings, photography, drawings, sculpture, ceramics and woodworking
  • Film including documentary, short film, drama and more
  • Music Video including all genres of music
  • Performing Arts including dance, spoken word (poetry, monologue, etc.), instrumental music and plays or musicals

Engage Art encourages artists to thoroughly explore the Scripture references and other resources, to carefully consider what they want to express, and to drink deeply at the well of inspiration. Through the Engage Art app available in the Google Play or Mac App store, entrants will have access to ongoing spiritual nourishment and thought-provoking content to nurture the soul and the imagination.

Contestants can learn more about Engage Art or submit entries until May 31, 2020 at Complimentary competition posters are available for churches and organizations to post by filling out our contact form at or by emailing [email protected]

Engage Art | PO Box 78951 | Charlotte, NC 28271 | United States of America
Phone: +1 (980) 999-1447 | Email: [email protected]

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