GUWAHATI, July 23: After two consecutive years of successful annual shows, ABIR, one-of-its-kind art exhibition-cum-contest, is back with its Third Edition – Abir First Take 2018. Conceptualised with an earnest vision to promote young talent in art across the country, Ruby Jagrut, a distinguished natural dye artist started ABIR as a non-profit charitable trust in 2016. With support from the art fraternity and connoisseurs, Abir continues its efforts towards honoring promising artists not only with prize money but also by providing them with mentorship from the maestros. The clarion call for entry from across the country has been made; artentries will be accepted till July 30.
Art forms such as acrylic on canvas, etching, charcoal, oil on canvas, sculpture, ceramic sculpture, clay, calligraphy, wire, etc. will be judged by an illustrious panel of jury. Like every year, renowned artists from the fraternity have lent their support to this growing movement of art. This year’s jury comprises of home grown veteran talent Amit Ambalal (Painter & Sculptor), Umrao Jaan famed Padmashri Muzaffar Ali (Filmmaker, Fashion designer, Poet), Ravinder Reddy (National award winning eminent Sculptor), Seema Kohli (noted Contemporary Indian artist) and Vijay Bagodi (expert in Etching, Woodcuts, Lithographs, Serigraphs and Monoprints).
6 awards in 3 different categories are bestowed with prize money. The winning entry can take home an award money of INR 1,00, 000/- while the runner- up is awarded INR 50,000/- in each category.