Tamara Scott Williams
...has given up hope of ever taking the perfect selfie and is instead satisfied with this image of her best feature: her long neck, which she often sticks out for causes.
She is the creator of artephemera®com a creative economy research platform; and the managing director of Scott/Williams Associates, a communications agency established in 1997.
Her professional experience is drawn from both sides of the media table: from the Washington, DC firms, Georgetown Design Group, Davis & Company, and Katz Television; as a former editor and columnist for the Jamaica Observer; and as a publicist for corporate and civic clientele*. In 2005, she earned a Fair Play Award for Journalism for her work as a television presenter on Island Dreams.
In 2006, she was struck by a comment in the guest book for sculptor Laura Facey’s The Everything Doors exhibition at the Institute of Jamaica: “The world needs to see this,”** it said. Indeed, in 2007 she streamlined her consulting services to serve Jamaica's visual arts community. Her professional highlights include the privilege of providing publicity for Laura's exhibitions (2008-2015), including the international tour of Their Spirits Gone Before Them for the World Bank, UNESCO and National Slavery Museum, Liverpool; and for master painter, Barrington Watson (1931-2016), providing research and documentation for his 2012 major retrospective at the National Gallery of Jamaica.
Mrs Scott-Williams has served the Advisory Board for the Jamaica Information Service and is a director of the National Gallery of Jamaica where she actively participates in its strategic public outreach. Her advocacy for the arts, artists and the creative economy appears in national and regional publications*. She provides cataloguing services for private art collections and produces the Jamaica Art Market Review.
Mrs Scott-Williams earned undergraduate degree in communications management from Howard University, an MBA from the University of the District of Columbia and a certificate in Curatorial Studies from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. She is an adjunct lecturer at the University of the West Indies where she pursues Doctorate in Business Administration focusing on research on the Jamaican art market.
She is married and has two children, eight dogs and one very obnoxious bird named Precious.
*Portfolio and client roster available for review.
** Comment by Dr. Diana Thorburn Chen