AIFAC all set for annual exhibition, awards

The All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS) have organised their annual awards and exhibition for 2019 – an awards night that includes some of the best and most recognised artists from all across India. AIFACS awards are the career-making awards for which artists from across the country eagerly await, especially the budding talents.

Indian master painters like M F Hussain, Krishan Khanna, Ram V. Sutar, to name a few are some of the well-known artists who have been recognised by the organisation in the past.

Biman B Das, Chairman, AIFACS expressed his happiness seeing the number of entrants this year.

"The annual show has already been established as a discernible event marked with validity held by the society and is much anticipated by artists all over the country, and more enthusiastically by young artists who are aspiring recognition in the Indian Art 'Forte'," he said.

The awards will be given under four categories – paintings, drawing, sculpture, and graphics.

The 92nd edition of the exhibition was launched on December 9, at the galleries of the society.

Professor Niren Sen Gupta, an eminent artist and ex-Principal of the College of Art inaugurated the exhibition.

The selection and judging of the exhibition was entrusted to Paramjeet Singh, S K Sahni, Anupam Sud, Mukul Panwar, and Mohan Singh. The commitee has shortislisted 111 paintings, 39 sculptures, 42 drawings, and 63 graphics from across the nation.

Ram V Sutar, President of AIFACS shared that this is one of the most important and crucial events of the year.

The aim of AIFACS has always been to celebrate the artists and art in India, the traditional forms of art and the budding contemporary edge that the younger generation enjoys.

Krishan Ahuja, Vice-President, and Chairman, Exhibition and Programme Sub-committee AIFACS said, "The exhibition encourages by showcasing diverse entries from traditional to contemporary outlook."

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