UAE artists award 'attracts record numbers'

11/11/2009 - Dubai Lifestyle News
UAE artists award 'attracts record numbers'

Posted by Bob Brunskill

Those with property in the UAE could attend an upcoming exhibition to be held in the Art Centre at Dubai Ladies Club.

Her Highness Sheikha Manal's Young Artist Award 2009 is set to display 50 works.

The competition is open to both males and females and seeks to persuade emerging talent in the region to put themselves forward for recognition.

Entries for this year have exceeded 250 people for what is the third year that the event has been running.

Muna Bin Kalli, executive director of Dubai Ladies Club, said: "The result of the application process has been overwhelming. We are very pleased with this year's 50 shortlisted contemporary pieces which range greatly in subject matter and context."

Ms Kalli added that she wanted to thank the judges and the artists entering, whose contributions have made steps towards developing the region's culture and arts.

This year's competition is sponsored by Etisalat and will run from Sunday November 15th until Thursday November 19th.

Etisalat's vision is to create an environment for businesses where innovative technologies will allow for contact across any distance to be possible and people will be able to keep in contact with family members effortlessly on a worldwide scale.
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