Viewer's Choice Award @SELECTION 2022 Art Show
My painting 'Kalbeliya Dancer of Rajasthan' won the viewer's choice award at the SELECTION 2022 show held at the The LINK gallery in Waterloo from Nov 2022 to Jan 2023
Corporate Paint Night, Jan 2023
Did a corporate paint night at Waterloo Innovation Park, with a group of around 10 people. I provided all the art materials (Easels, canvases, paints, brushes, rags, palettes, pencils, erasers, sharpies etc) and gave step by step instructions to co-create some beautiful pieces of art. Everyone loved the process and their final art pieces. It was a huge hit!
Certificate of Artistic Achievement, Dec 2022
I was awarded a certificate of artistic achievement for my art piece 'Indian Bride' at the Luxemborg Art Prize 2022 organized by The Pinacothèque which is a private museum in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. There were 512 participants from all over the world. Jury consisted of Anne-Claudie Coric (Managing Director of the Galerie Templon, Paris-Bruxelles), Olivier Donat (General Administrator of MuCEM (Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations) in Marseille, France since June 2020.), Isabelle de Maison Rouge (Art historian, art critic, freelance curator), Christophe Duvivier (Curator of the Musée Pissarro and the Musée Tavet-Delavour in Pontoise) and Adriano Picinati di Torcello (Director of the Art & Finance Department, Deloitte Consulting).
Art Event @ Laurelwood Retirement Home, Oct 2022
Did a greeting card making activity @ Court At Laurelwood Retirement Residence. The activity was designed and conducted keeping in mind the reduced motor skills and weak eye sight of senior people. After one round of making greeting cards, they were so motivated, they made another set of greeting cards. One person made a Halloween themed greeting card for her son, another one made a portrait, one person did an En Plein Air from the window and one made a card from her imagination. They shared stories of their art experiences in the past, when they were younger. They also brought out their old art pieces and showed me. In-fact one lady who was 93 years old gifted me cards from her patch work art.
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Judge for Gujrati School Rangoli Competition
Gujrati School conducted a Rangoli Competition for kids grade 1 to Grade 12 in Nov 2022. Children were divided into 4 categories according to their age. The entries were very creative and beautiful. It was a tough call to select 3 winners in each age group.
Judge for GCA Diwali Rangoli Contest
Judged some beautiful Rangolis for the GCA Diwali Event held at RIM Park, Waterloo in Oct 2022.
Workshop @ Belmont Village Bestival, Sept 2022
I was one of the 5 artists selected out of 50 submissions to conduct an art workshop during Belmont Village Bestival in Sept, 2022
I taught kids, adults and seniors to paint on a rock. We made a beautiful peacock with embellishments. There were 15 attendees. It was interesting to have a couple, a mother-son pair, a mother-daughter pair, 3 generations from one family (son, mother and grandmother) attend the workshop that day. I loved guiding, inspiring and teaching them!
Art event at a summer camp, Aug 2022
Did an art event with 100 kids (2 batches) from age 3 yrs to 12 yrs at Shri Ram Dham Hindu Temple during summer camop of 2022. Taught them to make some beautiful greeting cards using markers and pencil colors for Rakshabandhan and Krishna Janmashthmi theme.