Affordable show caters for all types of wallets



Fouzia Khan

Published — Wednesday 12 December 2012

Last update 12 December 2012 3:38 am

| نسخة PDF Print News | A A

For art lovers and collectors with tastes and wallets of all sizes, Jeddah Atelier Gallery of Art organized their 5th affordable art exhibition. Over 100 national and international Arab artists contributed more than 1,000 paintings, sculptures and other forms of art work.
The affordable art show is a discounted sale of art that was established by Hisham Qandeel artist and owner of the art center, to produce pieces of art that would be affordable for anyone. At the same time, the exhibition would give the artists a platform to show their talent.
The exhibition is still open for another 11 days, displaying art forms ranging from calligraphy, oil paintings, water colors, pencil drawing, graphics, portrait, sculptures to acrylic works on canvas. Famous artists as well as new, upcoming artists have produced them. All works can be bought for price starting from SR 500 up to SR 2,000.
“The importance of this exhibition is that artists from all around the Kingdom and Arab world participated. There are art works by big names, such as Taha Saban, Othman Al-Khazeem, Abdullah Hammas, Fahad Hijlan and many others. You will not find any painting more than SR 2,000,” said Qandeel.
Guest of honor and art collector Nadia Al-Zuhair Zahid appreciated the efforts of the artists and organizers to put up such a colorful event, with affordable art works that people can put in their homes and admire, even when they can’t afford to buy expensive art. “The idea behind organizing this exhibition is admirable. New artists get a push and the pieces on sale promote the talent of the younger generation,” said Al-Zuhair. This year’s exhibition is exceptional, because of the large number of participating artists and art forms, said Al-Zuhair. “We can see that the artists are growing over time and so is the exhibition,” she said.
Artist Ola Hijazi put her memories of traveling in different countries and her feelings at different times.
“Last year I based my work on words of love. This time I poured my feelings and travel experiences in different paintings. I want people to come and share what they feel and think, I want them to give their opinion,” said Hijazi.
Artist Ibtisam Qanzer also presented her first work. She used knife as a tool and experimented to develop her artwork. She made paintings of flowers and tried to put the colors in such a way that anyone who touches her painting can feel the touch of flowers petals.

[email protected]

What's happening around Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: In a fresh boost for relations between Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh, the Kingdom has decided to sign a memorandum of understanding on Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) with Dhaka. The Kingdom endorsed a proposal in this regard at a meeting be...
The Indonesian mission is hopeful detained Indonesian pilgrims will be free “very soon.” The mission is trying to persuade Saudi authorities of their nationals’ innocence.Eleven Indonesian pilgrims, who arrived in the holy city of Makkah to perform U...
JEDDAH: Police at King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh arrested a Saudi hacker after a government organization in Al-Leith in Makkah complained that he had hacked its website, according to an online newspaper.Col. Atti Al-Qurashi, spokesman fo...
JEDDAH: The special criminal court has sentenced a former military official to nine years in jail for joining Daesh and traveling to Syria to fight.A fine of SR5,000 was also slapped on him and he was barred from traveling abroad for nine years after...
JEDDAH: Saudi-Indian ties have reached a new high with the arrival of an Indian Air Force (IAF) flying contingent at the King Fahd Air Base in Taif.The mission, comprising more than 100 high-ranking IAF officers and airmen onboard Sukhoi MKI fighter...
RIYADH: A tripartite agreement among the National Handicraft Program, Prisons Department and the Technical and Vocational Training Corp. (TVTC) was recently signed in the presence of Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tou...
JEDDAH: British authorities have opened investigations into the plane crash that led to the death of three members of the Binladin family.Investigations depend on the black box which registers the entire plane’s data, including speed, position of mob...
JAZAN: In a tragic accident, a speeding fuel truck caused four deaths and injuries to many people when it collided head on with five cars on the northern entrance of Abu Areesh area of Jazan, according to a website.The truck deviated from its path an...
JEDDAH: Municipal and Rural Affairs Minister Abdul Lateef Al-Asheikh has directed all the municipal authorities to closely scrutinize the election candidates’ credentials to thwart violation of rules.This is to ensure that the candidates meet all the...
Mohammed Mokammel Hossain, labor consul, Bangladesh Consulate, Jeddah * Which particular aspect of Saudi Arabia you like the most? Two Holy Mosques in Makkah and Madinah.* Can you tell us your favorite and oft-repeated Arabic word? Insha’Allah. * W...
RIYADH: Expatriates feel Saudi Arabia is a safer place than their home countries despite the fact that the Kingdom is leading a war against the Yemeni rebels and other terror organizations and a couple of suicide attacks in the recent past. Mahmoud T...
RIYADH: The maximum medical policy or contract for visitors is SR100,000, which covers expenses on emergency treatment, maternity charges, traffic accident injuries, dialysis and medical treatment in or outside the Kingdom. Making the above announce...
JEDDAH: The city and its surrounding areas sweltered on Monday, with the maximum temperature rising to 44 degree Celsius and relative humidity being recorded at 85 percent. The weather department has forecast a similar situation in Jeddah on Tuesday....
JEDDAH: A National Academy for Energy in Dammam and a private technical technical college, both exclusively for women, will be opened in the Easter Province.The General Organization of Technical and Vocational Training is in the process of implementi...
AL-AHSA: Masjid Joatha or Joatha Mosque is a center of attraction in Al-Ahsa with many visitors and tourists thronging the place of worship, which was believed to have been built in the seventh year of Hijri (629 AD).The mosque has been restored as p...

Stay Connected

Facebook