• A strong narrative of modernity pervades the 135 exhibits from across the country in the 7th edition of the annual 10-day Artscapes All India Women Artists' Contemporary Art Exhibition 2018 which got underway in the galleries of the Fine Arts Museum of Panjab University on Monday. The exhibition was inaugurated by Punjab Education Minister Aruna Chaudhary, deputising for Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh, who could not make it. The annual all India exhibition is organised by Artscapes, an NGO with Suraj Mukhi Sharma as the Principal Promoter.

According to Art Curator and Consultant Dr. Alka Pande this year more than 1,000 artists from different parts of the country - Kashmir, Punjab, Kerala, Guwahati, Gujarat, Bihar, Odisha, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana – sent in their entries. These encompassed diverse mediums from painting, photography, woodcuts, etching, drawing (pencil and charcoal) and sculpture. Out of these 135 artists were shortlisted for exhibiting their works in the galleries.

Photos By : Life In Chandigarh

Four ladies in the professional category and an equal number in the students’ category were presented awards with a cash component of Rs 40,000 each in case of professional category and Rs 25,000 each in students’ category. A dozen others in both categories were awarded certificates of merit.

The exhibition is open for all from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on all days till March 28, except Sunday, when it will remain shut.