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The Art of Rejection and Acceptance

Let us build an art community that supports one another.

Creatives often feel like they are on an island alone, stranded with only their thoughts and artistic tools, an audience of one. You pour yourself onto the canvas you paint, the pages you write, or the clay you shape, and when it is all done, you are ready to share it with the world, right?  Here is where the fear kicks in, the fear of rejection, the fear that no one will understand you, your vision, or your work. Emerging Creatives was formed to help artists overcome the challenges that hold us back, and that keep us from sharing our work with the world. It is a platform designed for you to show your work in a safe place without judgment.


So if you feel like the world has torn you down, this is a place where you will be built up. The reality is that rejection is a natural part of the process. Everyone won't get you. Everyone won't get your work. But, the flip side to that coin is that there are people who will. 


I want to tear down the preconceived notion that your art isn't up to par, or at the standard of well-known and established artists.  Even those people started without notoriety. They put in the work, listened to constructive criticism, and blocked out the naysayers while staying true to their own artistic integrity.  


Have people ever said your art is not good enough? Do you ever feel judged as an artist? Have people told you your art was bad? This has been my experience, and I wanted to share that with you so that you know that you are not the only one. Every artist has faced rejection at some point in their career. You have to push yourself through those moments. Keep going. There's no time limit to how much and how often you can create. It's like breathing, you just have to do it, to stay alive, and as an artist, you must create to stay alive!  


I want you to have a positive experience. I want to give you a space where you can be proud. I want to share your work with anyone that is willing to look and see. Let us build an art community that supports one another.

Meet Our Bahamian Artists

Vibrant and full of color is how many would describe artwork by Bahamian artists. It has such a different feel that if you close your eyes, you can almost sense the vibes that a particular piece conveys. Emerging Creatives is a space where Bahamian artists can share their work with people of many different cultures, giving their art work exposure to the masses.

a painting of the ocean, art by Amina Fogg

Amina Fogg


Paper art by Del Foxton

The Bahamas & Canada

Jackson Cooling, art by Dr. Kevin Bethel

The Bahamas

His Excellency Wendall K. Jones

His Excellency Wendall K. Jones

The Bahamas & Washington D.C.

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The Bahamas

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The Bahamas

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The Bahamas & Fort Worth

painting of silver palm leaves, painted by Bill Mangan

Bill Mangan

Bahamas & Switzerland

a older woman wearing a straw hat, painted by Dereck Paul, The Bahamas

The Bahamas

Abstrat painting of Butterfly Angels, painted by Dr. Desiree Cox, MD, PhD

The Bahamas & New York

Abstract painting by Dr. Sophia Rolle

The Bahamas

An illustration of a dog pocking his nose through white and pink flower, art by Kandice Hanna

The Bahamas

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The Bahamas

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Moses Victor

The Bahamas

Meet Our American Artists

The Emerging Creatives space is a place where American artists, both established and emerging, can exhibit their work to a global audience. Artists of color have often struggled with gaining exposure for their art work and the art galleries to do so. Emerging Creatives gives American artist the opportunity to be seen and exhibit their work through out the year in the United States and worldwide.

Meet Our Young Artists

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Nylah Walton

This young lady is from Texas but has roots in the Bahamas

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