To develop and encourage arts and arts activities in Bundelkhand region& to develop itas an International center for arts and culture, We started annual art exhibition to make an atmosphere of art in which National artists along with the artists of Bundelkhand region may work together to up-lift and develop Art. So the organization of “1st Bundelkhand National Annual Art Exhibition-2018” was our first step to achieve our objects to develop and encourage arts and arts activities in this region.
Call for Artist: First of all the society has called for the artists to participate in this exhibition. They will be asked to mail photograph of artists and his/her works as the entry in a prescribe time period.
Selection Procedure: After the deadline of receiving entries, our selection committee shortlisted the artists for the show. Then the shortlisted artists were asked for to submit registration fee and their selected work.
Inauguration: The exhibition was inaugurated on 8 Feb, 2018 at 3.00 pm by the Chief Guest Shri Suresh Kumar Dubey (Regional Officer Arcylogical Survey of India, Jhansi UP) and The Guest of honor Shri Shamim Shaikh (Writer & Historian)
Artist: In this art exhibition, overall 27 artists participated and showcased their work in the gallery. Mr. Dheeraj Khare was the coordinator of the programme. State wise and region wise details of the artists were as follow:
- Bundelkhand Region: Anand Kumar (Jhansi), Anil Kanojia (Jhansi), Dheeraj Khare (Jhansi), Diksha (Jhansi), Hemant Kumar (Jhansi), Kamini Baghel (Jhansi), Kishan Soni (Jhansi), Mueen Akhtar (Jhansi), Shashikanti (Jhansi), Suman Dwivedi (Jhansi), Sunny Kumar (Jhansi), Sunder Raikwar (Jhansi), Shikha Singh (Jhansi), Vinay Pathak (Jhansi) and Vinod Singh (Ranipur).
- Delhi:Sanjay Kumar
- Madhya Pradesh: Avinash Kaur (Indore),Preeti Agrawal (Bhopal), Rounak Rai (Shivpuri), Sajid Premi (Bhopal) andVivek Kumar Jain (Gwalior).
- Rajasthan: Ajay Mishra, Pawan Kumar Sharma, Umesh Sahu (all three are from Tonk)
- Uttar Pradesh: Ankur Verma (Lakhimpurkhiri), Priya Soni (Lakhimpurkhiri), Pushpa Singh (Lucknow)
Closing Ceremony: Closing ceremony was held on 10 February 2018 at 3 pm. Dr. Asha Pandey,the Deputy Director of Govt. Museum, Jhansi, Artist Kamini Baghel and Mueen Akhtar were the guests in the closing ceremony.