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Haitian Art Society Events

The 2012 Haitian Art Society Conference was in New York

City in late October 2012

 For details:





The 2011 Haitian Art Society Conference was in New Orleans

October 28 - November 1, 2011



Waterloo Center for the Arts | 225 Commercial Street | Waterloo, Iowa 50701 | 319.291.4490

As usual for an HAS Conference, it included panel discussions, visits to exhibits, and viewing of private collections -- Visit to Sallie Ann Glassman’s Botanica; Trip to a private home collection in Mandeville with cocktails and appetizers and kreole music around the pool; Dinner on the waterfront; and the timing coincides with some really intriguing festivals: Anba Dlo:  Halloween Festival, and Annual VooDoo Fest: with lectures, ceremony, food, Mama Lola present. Held at Voo Doo Authentica Gallery, Fete Guede (Day of the Dead) celebration w/ mambo, Sallie Ann Glassman. Food & procession to the cemetary to feed the dead. Please wear white with a purple headscarf, or black and purple for Gede ...  More details on the Waterloo web link 

www.waterloocenterforthearts.org/hac2011.html  from Conference organizer Cammie Scully

 About the Haitian Art scene in the New Orleans area, see Haitian Pavilion - Jazz Fest New Orleans - May, 2011 photo archive at:
Someone once said, "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans"  Our plan was to have the 2010 conference in Haiti, but that became impossible, based on reports from ground zero. Below are some details but we will have to save them until a future year. 

 for details click  http://www.haitianartsociety.org/custom4_1.html 

The 2010 Haitian Art Society Annual Conference

was held in 


         A hotbed of Haitian Art for more than 50 years.

Click the Pittsburgh 2010 Conference page link at the left for some details.


The 2009 Haitian Art Society Annual Conference


June 11-13, 2009  Washington DC.

The full schedule, registration information and forms, and conference hotel details are all contained in a .pdf file which you can view and print from this web link:
June 11    
               The HAS conference opened with a garden party 6:00-11:00pm for the Hyppolite exhibition at the Museum of Americas/Organization of American States in the evening. Although this event is ticketed at $75 ($100 after June 1) -- HAS conference participants may attend for $50 with advance registration. 
 See schedule in pdf link above for details and registration information
June 12 -- 8:30am--4:30pm events at Art Museum of the Americas and tour of the Mami Wata exhibit at the National Museum of African Art, followed by tour of private collections, and in the evening - Dinner/Reception/Party for conference participants
June 13 -- Private Tours of Notable Haitian Art Collections in the DC area - all day
 See schedule in pdf link above for all conference schedule details, including hotel and registration information

Annual membership dues are only twenty-five dollars per person.  To join HAS just make out your check for $25 to the Haitian Art Society and mail it to:

HAS c/o Cammie Scully & Kent Shankle, co-Presidents 

Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial Street, Waterloo, IA 50701-1313



The 2008 Haitian Art Society Conference 

The Waterloo Center for the Arts was pleased to host the 2008 Haitian Art Conference, September 26-28. which featured exhibitions, performances, a symposium, catered dinner and bus tour to visit other area collections. Holding the largest public collection of Haitian art in the country (over 800 pieces), the Waterloo Center for the Arts was also marking its 30th anniversary of collecting, presenting and interpreting Haitian art.


an examination of Haitian and other Afro-Caribbean art;

from African roots to current trends


Waterloo Center for the Arts

225 Commercial Street

Waterloo, IA 50701

phone 319-291-4490

see the museum web site at  http://www.waterloocenterforthearts.org/ 

and their Haitian collection at http://www.wplwloo.lib.ia.us/arts/virtual_gallery/haitian.html 


San Diego September 21-23 2007

Our September 2007 HAS National Conference was

held in San Diego, California.  Some very notable

private collections of Haitian Art were open to HAS




Our 2006 HAS Conference was held May 19-21 in Miami, Florida. 

See photos on our Miami page www.haitianartsociety.org/miami.html


HAS Members attended annual conferences in Washington, D.C. in July 2003, in New York city in September 2004, and in Montreal in September 2005.  Conferences consist of symposiums, private tours of homes & museums, social gatherings & sometimes fundraisers.  There have also been regional HAS gatherings in San Francisco and Washington.

Click this link to see over 70 photos of a very special HAS event that was held in Washington DC, November 19, 2005 -- www.puertoricans.com/FESTIVAL/nov222005  

Over 100 Haitian Art enthusiasts including Haitian Ambassador The Honorable Raymond Joseph, Haitian Art Society President Larry Kent and other supporters, gathered at the Haitian Embassy in Washington D.C. on November 19, 2005 to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Centre D'Art in Port-Au-Prince. Also attending were Georges Remponeau, a co-founder of the Centre D'Art, and his daughters Elsie and Rachel. Mr Remponeau received a special commendation for his efforts in establishing the historic center. The event was sponsored by the President of the Haitian Art Society Washington Metropolitan Chapter Mr Fritz Racine and his wife Gladys .


HAS 2009 Conference will be in Washington DC area


  Click on Flyer image at left to see full size


The Haitian Art Society was formed in 2003 to strengthen and expand interest in and understanding of Haitian Art and Artists.  Providing the opportunity for members to see significant art collections is a key aspect of our mission. 

New York September 2004


First HAS Conference Washington DC July 2003



Last Updated  April  23  2013