FOR FAVOUR OF PUBLICATION
Kala Academy Goa has declared the results of 45th State Art Exhibition (Student Category). Accordingly, Atharva Suduth Shenavi Mandrekar in the Painting and Graphic Print Section, Chaitanya Dattaprakash Sinai Kuncolienker in Applied and Graphic design section and Ashish Phaldesai in Sculpture section respectively have been awarded the first prize of Rs. 10,000/- each. Artists Prafulla Dahanukar Award of Rs. 15,000/- for the Best work in the exhibition has been declared to Rudra Rajendra Shirodkar for his work in painting & Graphic Print. The panel of judges namely Smt. Nirupa Naik, Shri. Sadashiv Vishnu Parab and Shri. Maendra Alvares judged this exhibition of competitive nature.
In Painting and Graphic print section, Shubham Vilas Palekar and Sairaj Rama Tari secured second and third prize respectively, whereas in Applied Art and Graphic design section, Sumit Naik and Akash Gaude have bagged second and secured third prize respectively. In sculpture section, Sahil Naik has been awarded second prize and Soham Shirodkar been selected for third prize. Prize sponsored by Goa Hindu Association in memory of Artist Late Raoji V. Gaunekar has been secured by Marcio Fernandes whereas Late Hanumanth B. Neugi Memorial prize has gone to Pratiksha Umesh Parab.
Kala Academy is organizing the State Art Exhibition for the last 44 years. This year, altogether –175 works were received in all the three sections and a total of 88 works were selected for display in the exhibition.
The exhibition will be inaugurated at the hands of Chief Guest Shri. Chokha Ram Garg, IAS, Secretary, Art & Culture, on 9th March 2020 at 4.30 p.m at Art Gallery of Directorate of Art & Culture, Govt. of Goa, Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto-Panaji. The exhibition will be on view for public 11th and 12th March 2020 at Art Gallery of Directorate of Art & Culture, Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto-Panaji from 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m on the above stated days of the exhibition.
Kala Academy has appealed to all the participants, fine artists and art lovers to witness the exhibition & inaugural function in large numbers.
Encl: Photos of award winners for publicity.