CREATIVE PALESTINIAN ART | COMPETITION, EXHIBITION & PUBLICATION
Under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, in partnership with the Welfare Association, Art Sawa is holding a juried fine Arts competition and exhibition, entitled CREATIVE PALESTINIAN ART as a one-of-a-kind nonprofit cultural initiative. Professional Artists: MOHAMAD FADEL |RAEDA SAADEH |SAMA ALSHAIBI| ABD AL RAUF AL AJOURI |AHMAD IABUALLKASS |AHMED ABU NASSER |AISSA DEEBI| ASHRAF SAHWIEL |BASHAR ALHROUB |BASHIR JERIES YOUSEF QONQAR| BASSEL ABD ALKAREEM ALAKLOUK |DINA MOHAMMED MATTAR |IBRAHIM YOUSIF JAWABREH |IHAB ANTONIO SACCA |INASS YASSIN |INGY EL TELAWI KANJ |IYAD SABBAH |JAD SALMAN |JAWAD AL MALHI |KHALED HOURANI |LAILA SHAWA |MAZEN ABDULLAH SA’ADEH |MOHAMED ABUSAL |MOHAMED HARB| MOHAMED IBRAHIM HASSAN ALDABOUS |MOHAMED KHALIL |MOHAMMAD AL JALOOS| MOHAMMED ABU NASSER| MOHAMMED AL-HAWAJRI| MOHAMMED JOHA| NABIL ANANI |NATASHA MA’ANI |NIDAL MOHAMMED ABO OUN |NOEL JABBOUR |OMAR JALAL ANABOUSI |OSAMA SAID |RAED ISSA| AFAT MAZOOZ IZAT AZAD |RUFAIDA MOHAMMED SEHWAEL |RULA HALAWANI |SALMAN MOUZAFAR AL-NAWATI |SAMIA TAKTAK ZARU |SHADI AL ZAQZOUQ| SHADI HABIB ALLA AND TAYSEER BARAKAT Amateur Artists: ISRA’ ODEH| YAZID ANANI| MUNIR ALAWI| AYMAN TA’AMAR| EVONE ALAWI| LARA ABU SHARKH| MAXIM ZAQTAN| NIDA HAJ-ALI-QATAMESH| NOUR SAIED-AHMAD| REHAM ODEH| AND SAMAR AL-HUSSEINI
CREATIVE PALESTINIAN ART’s mission is two-fold. First to give Palestinian artists throughout the world, a regional venue to compete, show their work and to be part of a highly mediatized event that will give them maximum exposure; second to work in partnership with the WELFARE ASSOCIATION and contribute to its mission to improve the lives of Palestinians. This initiative does this in two ways, offering Palestinian creativity a forum, and raising funding for the WELFARE ASSOCIATION, which in turn will be used by the association for the promotion of culture and art in the occupied territories. CREATIVE PALESTINIAN ART brings together 45 professional artists and 11 amateur artists in a juried competition with Awards and Prizes and will feature a month-long exhibition showcasing the finest contemporary artists from Palestine and its Diaspora. The UAE-based jury is comprised of leading figures in the Arts, and Art Sawa is grateful to the following individuals for their participation in the jury: Mr Zaki Nusseibeh - Advisor Presidential Court and Vice Chairman Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage; Mr William Laurie - Head of Sale at Christie’s Dubai and Head of Modern and Contemporary Arab & Iranian Art worldwide; Mr Ali Khadra Founder and Publisher of Canvas Magazine; Mr Omar Donia - Co-founder of Contemporary Practices Magazine, a specialized semi-academic art Journal concerned with contemporary art in the Middle East; Massimiliano Lodi - Manager for Abu Dhabi Tourism and Development Investment Company (TDIC) - Cultural Department; and Amel B.Makkawi - Founder and Director, Art Sawa CREATIVE PALESTINIAN ART is not only an exciting opportunity for Palestinian artists and the Diaspora to present their work to a new audience, but also represents a platform for their voices to find expression through their art. The works in exhibition are varied, thought provoking, touching and raw. They form an effort to clarify the artist’s vision, especially at this time where harassment and suffering is a daily experience for the Palestinian people; together through this exhibition they reveal together a message of Hope.
CREATIVE PALESTINIAN ART |COMPETITION, EXHIBITION & PUBLICATION The Art Sawa Awards
Art Sawa, English, 2010