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Most of the artists represented in the Hands of the Caribbean (HOTC) store are Haitian artists. They were initially selected and specifically invited by the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market to exhibit their talent during the International Folk Art Market held annually in Santa Fe. The prestigious Folk Art Market provides the artists an opportunity of a lifetime to introduce the world to the authentic, handmade, and beautiful art of Haiti. Since these beautiful art pieces are here in New Mexico and were not sold at the annual Folk Art Market, the Hands of the Caribbean has an avenue in which to represent these artists and support them in the unique production of their art. The on-line gallery is a display of many talented artists who contribute their work directly from Haiti as a way to earn an income.
I, Fofo, have been a volunteer at the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market as a translator. One of the goals of the Hands of the Caribbean is to spark synergy by helping put resources together - those who have means and want to help the individuals in Haiti or other locations within the Caribbean and those individuals within the Caribbean striving to make a better life. This combination was the genesis for developing an online store run by the non-profit organization Hands of the Caribbean, Inc.
The percentage of the distribution from the art sales will be as follows: 15% goes towards education and health in the Caribbean, and the remaining 85% will go to the artists and help with shipping costs as some of the art is fairly heavy.
We need your help! Your contribution by purchasing any item from the HOTC On-line Store will help change the life of someone you never thought was possible. Help us to pave the way to a better life, our motto at Hands of the Caribbean Inc., “Teach them to fish verses giving them a fish.”
Payments: Buyers can make a purchase through PayPal or call in your credit card at (505)-485-6965
All rights reserved: All pictures belong to the photographer and the artist and cannot be distributed or shared without permission.
All prices include shipping