Wednesday, February 26, 2020

An Art Society from Pre-Independence Era!

The Bombay Art Society flags off 128th All India Annual Art Exhibition
·        Sharad Pawar inaugurates the Art Exhibition along with Smt. Urmila Kanoria and Shri Uttam Pacharne
·        Art teacher Prof. Kashinath Salve honored with Roopdhar Life time Achievement Samman and 41 Artists gets awarded for their talent
·        Art exhibition till 2nd March at Jehangir Art Gallery and to be continued from 5th to 20th March at The Bombay Art Society Art Gallery, Bandra Reclamation, Mumbai

The Bombay Art Society is presenting its 128th All India annual Art Exhibition from 25 February to 02 March 2020 at Jehangir Art Gallery. The BAS annual art exhibition started in 1888, the only art exhibition in India held continuously for 132 years except for few years during the first and second world war, is considered as the talent hunt in the country. The select 250 artworks hand-picked from total 2000 entries received from all over India through highly refined selection process involving art experts at every stage of selection are presented in this exhibition.

Sharad Pawar, MP & President, Nationalist Congress Party inaugurated the annual art exhibition along with Mrs. Urmila Kanoria, Chairperson, Kanoria Centre for Arts, Ahmedabad and Shri.Uttam Pacharne, Eminent sculptor and Chairman, Lalit Kala Akadami. The Bombay Art Society (BAS), founded in 1888, one of the oldest non-profit art institutions in the Asian subcontinent promoting visual arts for132 years, is presenting its 128th annual art exhibition.

Sharad Pawar MP & President, Nationalist Congress Party shares, “We have witnessed the Bombay Art Society growing from strength to strength. It is heartening to see an organization working diligently and making sure that artists and their talent are recognized and due credit is given to them. I have been fortunate to help Bombay Art Society when I was the chief minister of the State. I am proud of the artists and sculptors who are striving to keep these art forms alive and I wish the best of luck to Bombay Art Society to continue their work in the future. I promise that I will talk to the current government to provide Bombay Art Society the land alloted to them so they can expand their reach and create more artists to keep alive the traditions.”

Bombay Art Society takes great pleasure felicitating Artist Kashinath Salve with Roopdhar, the lifetime achievement award for his valuable contribution in visual art as a reputed painter, dedicated teacher and an honest experimenter.

The Lalibai Dharmdas Bhambhani Scholarship of Rs. 1 Lakh was given to the participating artists Sanjeev R Mirajkar and Siddharth S Shingade
The Bendre-Husain Scholarship Scheme was given to Artist Tejaswini N Sonawane
Awards for the category PROFESSIONAL – 2020 was given to 32 Artists like, Dhruti Mahajan, Minal Rajurkar, Rohan Pawar, Amit Dhane, Kiran Shigvan, Mamata Shingade, and others.

Award Winners in Student Category 2020 was given to 18 Artists like, Swapnil Kumbhar, Vaibhav Gaikwad, Rohit Varekar, Akash Kashid, Shivani Sutra, Tanushri Mondal, along with others.

Professional Category 2020 Selected Artwork Online and Offline was given to Sagnik Biswas, Kevin Massey, Seema Sutaar, Ankit Kushwaha, Priyanshu Chaurasia, Preeti Singh, Anupama Patil, Ganesh Shinde, Kalipada Purkait, Sampada J Pujare, along with others.

Student Category 2020 Selected Artwork Online and Offline was given to Kothiya D Bakulbhai, Riya P Chandwani, Nita M Vyavhare, Poulomi Biswas, Vishal V Dugal, Kiran B Gunjal, along with others.

The all India annual art exhibition has been the important art event on the calendar of visual arts events in country since its beginning in 1888; today it has assumed the form of mega art event for the artists community in the western parts of India, and not only western but it is an important event for artists in eastern and southern parts of India as The Bombay Art Society receives exhibition entries as far away as Delhi, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala from many years.

The exhibition will be continued from 5th March to 20th March 2020 at The Bombay Art Society Art Gallery, Bandra Reclamation, Mumbai.

The Bombay Art Society All India Art Exhibition (BAS Annual Show)
Exhibition: 25th Feb 2020 till 2nd March 2020 11am to 7pm.
Venue: Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda
To be continued at:
Date: 5th to 20th March 2020 at 11am to 7pm
Venue: The Bombay Art Society Art Gallery, Bandra Reclamation, Mumbai