Prem Babu Sharma
The 10th Northern Region Art Exhibition winners of Camel Art Foundations were honoured today by Padma Shree Anjolie Ela Menon, one of the India’s leading contemporary artist, in the presence of Mr Dilip Dandekar, CMD Camlin at Ramada Hotel.
For the past 12 years, the Camel Art Foundation has been conducting a series of successful regional art exhibitions across India. The exhibition showcases the art works of professional artists as well as art college students, who are selected after a tough regional contest. The 10th Northern Region Art Exhibition winners’ works is now displayed at All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society (AIFACS) till 30 October, 2010.
The contest is an initiative by the Camel Art Foundation to give young Indian art talent a platform to display their work. The winners of such regional art competitions are eligible for the selection process of Euro Art Tour held by Camlin.
The North region winners come from four segments – Oil colours, Acrylic colours, Water colours and Mixed Media. They are: Bhuwal Prasad (Delhi), Hitendra Singh Bhatti (New Delhi), Dr. Mrs Shefali Bhatnagar (Lucknow) and Jitendra Kumar Sharma (Lucknow), winners from Professional Category.
Nishant Sagar (Delhi), Sonam Singh (Varanasi), Pallavi Singh (New Delhi), Megha Chawla (Bikaner) and Uday Singh (New Delhi) are the winners from Students Category.
The winner from each professional category won a prize of Rs 25,000, while the student category received an award of Rs 10,000. The winning professional artists and art college students of all four regional exhibition rounds qualify for national selection process, which includes the coveted Camlin sponsored visit to the top art galleries in Europe.
On this occasion, Dilip Dandekar, Chairman and Managing Director of Camlin said, “I am happy to see so much of talent in India. We are just trying to give platform to these amateur artists. Talent can come from anywhere, but Camlin aims to nurture and showcase it at a national and global level.”
From a company manufacturing ink powders in 1931, Camlin has turned into a strong Indian brand in stationery and art segment by over 2000 products, operating in diverse fields, are the pioneers in almost every product they have manufactured and sold.