April 16, 2019 09:20 PM
DGP Punjab Dinkar Gupta flanked with the winner artists during 8th all India women artists’ contemporary art exhibition at Fine Arts Museum Panjab University Chandigarh on Tuesday.

Chandigarh   (Face2News)

Punjab Director General of Police, Dinkar Gupta today inaugurated 8th All-India Women Artists’ Contemporary Art Exhibition here at the Galleries of Fine Arts Museum, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

  Addressing the participants DGP said art is an expression of women‘s empowerment. Lauding the efforts of organisers to showcase the work of women painters he expressed that women are equally powerful and talented as men in every sphere of life.

On the occasion he also gave away the awards to the winners in different categories. In professional category Kavita Mehrotra from Lukhnow, Uttar Pradesh was awarded with cash prize of Rs 50,000/- for her painting ‘Exist of Life’, and Neha Jaiswal from Allahabad, UP for Paturkar ‘Campanion' with Rs 45,000.

In the same category, Preeti Dhaniya from Panchkula was honoured for ‘Bounded Precious Time’ with Rs 40,000 and Varsha Mithun Niranjan from Solapur, Maharashtra for ‘Good Morning’ with cash award of Rs 35,000.

In the students category Arati Maurya for her painting ‘Qurisity-3' and Reetu (both from Khairaghar, Chattisgarh) for ‘Emergence' were awarded with cash prizes of Rs. 25,000 each.

In the same category, Agomoni Sen from Ranchi, Jharkhand for her creation ‘Inward Looking’ and Priya Sisodiya from Hyderabad, Telangana for ‘3 Generations’ with cash prizes of Rs 20,000 each.   


Kavita Mehrotra (from Lukhnow Uttar Pradesh)  for ‘Exist of Life’, Rs 45,000/- Neha Jaiswal (from Allahabad, UP ) for Paturkar ‘Campanion', Rs 40,000/- PreetiDhaniya (from Panchkula, Haryana) for ‘Bounded Precious Time’ Rs 35,000/- VarshaMithunNiranjan (from Solapur, Maharashtra ) for ‘Good Morning’

Professional Category: Rs 50,000/- Kavita Mehrotra (from Lukhnow Uttar Pradesh)  for ‘Exist of Life’, Rs 45,000/- Neha Jaiswal (from Allahabad, UP ) for Paturkar ‘Campanion', Rs 40,000/- PreetiDhaniya (from Panchkula, Haryana) for ‘Bounded Precious Time’ Rs 35,000/- VarshaMithunNiranjan (from Solapur, Maharashtra ) for ‘Good Morning’

Student CategoryRs. 25,000/- AratiMaurya (from Khairaghar, Chattisgarh ) for ‘Qurisity-3', Rs. 25,000/- Reetu (from Khairaghar, Chattisgarh )for ‘Emergence' and Rs 20,000/-  Agomoni Sen (from Ranchi, Jharkhand ) for ‘Inward Lookingl’  Rs 20,000/-  PriyaSisodiya  (from Hyderabad, Telangana ) for ‘3 Generations’   

Kavita Mehrotra:  Armed with a master's degree in fine arts, Kavita is a talented young artist from Lucknow. She has participated in many National and International shows, exhibitions and has received admiration for her solo show” oozy of Formative Art”. An immensely gifted artist Kavita is sure to leave a mark on your creative mind and heart. 

Exist of Life:  Etching with Dry paint 60 cm x 46 cm 

Neha Jaiswal: Hailing from Allahbad, home for many renowned artists, Neha had  been a brilliant students in both academics and arts.  Neha has participated in many National art activities over the years. With many awards under her belt she wants to paint the world with her creativity.  Neha has also hosted 2 solo exhibitions which received great rave reviews from the world of art. 

Campanion: Etching 49 cm x 50 cm  

Preet Dhaniya: The effervescent Preeti hails from Panchkula, Haryana. She has been actively participating in various shows, exhibitions in Haryana, Chandigarh, Shimla on a regular basis. Preeti has been awarded by All India Fine Arts and crafts society for hew wonderful work in sculpting. A motivated artist,she has done some astounding work and has many achievements to her credit 

Bounded Precious Time Wood 99 cm x 49 cm x 11 cm   

Varsha MithunNiranjan:  A talented young artist from Sholapur, has been a recipient of special jury award at 123rd All India Annual Art Exhibition in 2015. Her dedication and love for art reflects from all the work she firmly believes in the language of her craft. She has won accolades for her work at the 52nd Maharashtra State art exhibition and Camal art Foundation Western Region Art Exhibition. 

Good Morning:  Oil and acrylic 36 cm x 48 cm  

Arati Maurya : Pursuing her  M.F.A. (Graphics) , talented and ambitious Arati has many achievements under her belt.  She has been awarded at the Annual Art Exhibition , BHU .  This young artist is determined to follow her dreams and carve a niche for herself, SHE HAILS FROM CHHATISGARH. 

Qurisity-3 Woodcut 30" x 48" 

Reetu : Having won the Zonal Art Award 2017-18, by State Lalit kala Academy, U.P Reetu has proved her mettle in the field of art. With numerous participations, awards and a solo show; “Astitva” An Exhibition of paintings and graphics prints under her belt , she has  been winning high accolades. Her stupendous work which celebrates her versatility and creativity is sure to take her places.  

Emergence  Woodcut 90 cm x 120 cm  

Agomoni Sen lives in Ranchi, Jharkhand: Hailing from Ranchi Agomani has done her Masters in Fine arts from Visva Bharti, Kala BhavanaShantiniketan. An artist who lets her work speak for her, Agomoni is immensely talented and determined to follow her dreams.  

Inward Looking Acrylic on Canvas 48" x 36"

PriyaSisodiya lives in Hyderabad, Telangana:  PriyaSisodiya is a fiercely motivated young artist hailing from Hyderabad. She is doing final year of her BFA degree course from Sri Venkateswara College of Fine Arts, Hyderabad. Her work is a reflection of nature, tender softness and inclined love towards girl child. Seeking inspiration from every existing thing as almighty's expression her work is a reflection of her soul. 

3 Generations Wood Cut On Paper 33"x24"     

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