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About Us


HAEAS' current staff consists of an Executive Director and a Database Manager. We will be adding additional staff as funding permits. Volunteers with a passion in our work is always welcomed.

Marcel Wah
Founder and Executive Director

Born into a well-known family of Haitian-Chinese artists in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Marcel began to paint at an early age. Marcel has participated in numerous solo, family, and group art exhibitions, and he maintains a diverse and growing body of collectors.

Marcel’s devotion to revitalizing the Haitian Art market emerged in 1995, when he opened an art supply store in downtown Port-au-Prince, providing quality art materials and art education seminars to his clientele. He continues to collaborate with established and emerging artists from Haiti and the Diaspora.

Marcel received a Masters Degree in Fine Art from the California College of the Arts, and a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art from San Francisco Art Institute. Examples of his work can be viewed online at http://www.studiowah.com.

Marina Vatav
Database Manager

Marina is a college student majoring in Computer Science at the University of Moldova in the Republic of Moldova. She brings her knowledge of databases to assist us in developing and maintaining our large database of Haitian art. She is also a wonderful writer who speaks four languages: Romanian, Russian, English, and Spanish.

She is a dedicated and enthusiastic person capable of handling any task given to her. We are very fortunate to have her as part of the team.