Christmas Shopping at the NGJ!

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Still looking for that ideal place to do your Christmas shopping, with unique, Jamaican-made gift items and at prices you can afford?

Come and visit our NGJ Gift Shop, which carries books on art and culture, including NGJ catalogues; a wide range of Jamaican art posters and cards, including our line of exclusive Christmas cards; unique art and craft items by various Jamaican artists; scented candles and soaps; and many other fine gift items. We have a brand new Jamaican art desk calendar for 2013, the National Biennial 2012 catalogue and souvenir mugs, T-shirts and notelets; poster reproductions from the International Reggae Poster Contest and select Michael Thompson poster reproductions; a new line of Jamaican art book markers; a wide selection of ceramics by artists such as Phillip Supersad, Michael Layne, David Pinto, Frazer Ceramics and the Clonmell Potters; and hand-made jewellery by Reve, Purple Jade, Megan Allison, Donna Uter, Kima Francis.

Our prices are very competitive and gift shop revenues support various Jamaican artists and greatly help to fund the programmes of the NGJ. Our gift shop is open during regular opening hours. For information on products and prices, call us at 922-1561 or -63; we offer wholesale discounts on NGJ products.

The 2010 NGJ Christmas Cards Are Coming!

The 2010 NGJ Christmas cards will be available on November 1. As is customary, we have selected a number of popular works from our collection, with subjects appropriate to the Holiday season. This year’s selections, which can be seen in the flier above, are available with  pre-printed Holiday greetings and blank. Since we wish to diversify the offerings in our gift shop, which have previously tended towards the traditional, we have however also launched a new series of notecards on contemporary Jamaican art. These are not specifically themed for the Holidays and do not include any pre-printed messages. The selections can be seen on the flier below. In addition, we also have two new notecards related to our current Edna Manley’s Bogle: A Contest of Icons exhibition, one features Michael Thompson’s Bogle poster and another David Boxer’s c1970 photograph of Edna Manley’s Bogle in front of the Morant Bay courthouse.

Gift shop sales play an increasingly important role in funding the exhibitions and programmes of the NGJ and we look forward to your support. For more information, call us at 1.876.922-1561/3 (Lime fixed line); 1.876.618-0654/5 (Digicel fixed line); fax: 1.876.922-8544 or e-mail our Gift Shop Manager Tiffany Martin at: <tmartin@natgalja.org.jm>

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