UAE 46 Art Competition Kicks Off

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Swiss Art Gate UAE is pleased to announce an art competition to help celebrate “UAE 46” National Day in collaboration with the non-profit organization “Wanna Read?”, led by Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan and Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi. 
 
The competition aims to commemorate the UAE National Day in a creative and artistic manner and to celebrate, reflect, and appreciate the achievements of the UAE. With this project, Swiss Art Gate UAE will support the charity foundation “Wanna Read?”. 
 
The competition is open to any professional artist (local, regional or international resident) over the age of 20. The medium can be oil, acrylic, watercolor, drawing, pencil, ink, chalk, pastel, collage, mixed media or photography. The size of the original artwork should be 150 cm width by 100 cm height. The full announcement and registration form can be found on the organizer’s webpage.
 
The deadline for submission of the artwork and registration form is Monday, 16 October 2017. The winner of the competition will be announced in the beginning of November 2017.
 
During the UAE National Day celebrations (1-15 December 2017), the winner’s original artwork will be on display at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi and a copy of the artwork at the Swiss Tower JLT, Dubai. 
 
Forty-six limited edition prints will be offered for sale on Swiss Art Gate UAE’s online art shop and the original artwork will be auctioned off to the highest bidder during the exhibition. The new owner of the original prize-winning piece will be announced after 15 December 2017. Ten percent of all sales will be contributed to the “Wanna Read?” initiative that provides hospitalized children a stimulating and enriching environment by offering an abundance of books.

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