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Indian Folk Art Exhibition & Sale: Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai, India. 3 – 8 January 2022.

Bajaj Art Gallery Exhibition & Sale 3 - 8 Jan 2022

3rd - 8th January 2022, Indian Folk Art Exhibition & Sale

Curating winning artworks from Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021

International Indian Folk Art Gallery (IIFAG), Australia in partnership with Kalasparsha group, India proudly presents the winning artwork from Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021 at Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai, India from 3 – 8 January 2022.

You are kindly invited to our first Indian Folk Art Exhibition & Sale!

Previous Updates

Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021 - Winners

Group A

Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021
  • Sridhar Adhith

Southern Region

  1. Tejaswini Bharathimohan
  2. Sridhar Adhith
  3. Samhitha Digavalli

Eastern Region

  1. Abhiram Anand
  2. Aganitha Pragna
  3. Tapasya Vernekar

Open Category

  1. Shree Sahithya
  2. Kirthi Anand
  3. Dhia Nakaraj

Group B

Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021
  • Shimpi Sahu

Southern Region

  1. Deepika V
  2. Sridhar Geethigasree
  3. Samrudhi Dhat

Open Category

  1. Aditya Anand
  2. Anubhuti AS
  3. Roshni Chandramohan

Group C

Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021
  • Simmi Rishi

Eastern Region

  1. Meenakshi Karanwal
  2. Tejal Desai
  3. Simmi Rishi

Western Region

  1. Mrs .Praveen Khare
  2. Dilip Puranik
  3. Anjali Agarwal

Southern Region

  1. Dilip Puranik
  2. Grishma Shah
  3. Surya Kumari Kolisetti

Open Category

  1. Vrinda Bhargava
  2. Dr. Chhaya Kumari

Group D

Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021
  • Nagumalli Prasad

Eastern Region

  1. Shruti Subramani
  2. Chandra Bhushan Kumar
  3. Priya Kakkar

Western Region

  1. Anita Dalavi
  2. Sanjay Balkrishna Parhad
  3. Bhumi Naik

Open Category

  1. Ekta Arya
  2. Suresh Chaudhary

Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021 - Awards Presentation Ceremony

Download your competition certificates [अपने प्रतियोगिता प्रमाणपत्र डाउनलोड करें]

Group D (Professional Artists), Top 5 Finalists - Final Interview With Judges, Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021

Group C (Amateur Artists), Top 5 Finalists - Final Interview With Judges, Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021

Group B (Children Ages 13 - 18 Years), Top 5 Finalists - Final Interview With Judges, Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021

Group A (Children Ages, 12 Years and Below), Top 5 Finalists - Final Interview With Judges, Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021

Presenting Top Five Finalists - Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021

Updated: 2-Nov-2021

Very pleased to present the “Top Five Finalists” chosen by the judges through technical scoring. Please watch the presentation video for details.

Congratulations to all the “Finalists”

Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021 Team

Group A Finalists

Abhiram Anand
Aganitha Pragna
Aron Raj
Dhairya Gaur
Dhia Nakaraj
Kirthi Anand
Parees Tayade
Rhythm Ghai
Samhitha Digavalli
Shree Sahithya
Sridhar Adhith
Tejaswini Bharathimohan

Group B Finalists

Aditya Anand
Akshaya Nunna Venkata
Anubhuti AS
Deepika V
Juni Mehar P
Kirthana Thamizhiniyan
Komal Walimbe
Roshni Chandramohan
Samruddhi Vishal Dhat
Shaik Nabeel
Shimpi Sahu
Sridhar Geethigasree
Subodh Kumar

Group C Finalists

Abhilasha Jha
Chaitali Maji
Dilip Puranik
Dr. Chhaya Kumari
Grishma Shah
Krushna Bhusare
Meenakshi Karanwal
Mrs .Praveen Khare
Simmi Rishi
Surya Kumari Kolisetti
Tejal Desai
Vrinda Bhargava

Group D Finalists

Anil Vangad
Anita Dalavi
Bhumi Naik
Chandra Bhushan Kumar
Ekta Arya
Mou Dutta Basu
Nagumalli Prasad
Neela Madhav Sahoo
Priti Karn
Priya Kakkar
Rajendra Sikligar
Ravindra Diwate
Sanjay Balkrishna Parhad
Satish Tayade
Shruti Subramani
Sujit Das
Suresh Chaudhary
Vishnu Vikraman

Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021 - Competition Update

Competition Update: 5th Oct 2021

Dear Participants,

The submissions for Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021 ended this weekend successfully. We did extend the deadline by a couple of days to assist children who had their exams in September. Hopefully they all did well 🙂

All qualified artists (see list below) need to send their artwork to International Indian Folk Art Gallery’s office, either in Chennai, India or Melbourne, Australia address before 15th October 2021. Details have been sent to all participants via email. If you have not received your email, please contact support@indianfolkart.org 

*Instructions to send your artwork

  1. Each artwork must be signed and dated
  2. Artwork must be packed and sent safely, paper and canvas can be rolled up for shipping. IIFAG will not be responsible for any loss or damages.
  3. Each artwork must be clearly labeled at the back with the following information
    1. The artist’s name
    2. Artist e-mail address
    3. Artist mobile number
    4. Artist home address
    5. Size of the painting in centimeters.
    6. Approx. weight in grams (including packing)

The below is a tentative schedule for picking the winner for the Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021.

  1. All artwork must be physically posted to the IIFAG address and reach us by October 15, 2021.
  2. The panel of three judges will start scoring each artwork from October 15th, 2021. See the interview with judges on the judging criteria.
  3. Public voting will be open from October 15th, 2021. We will share the details and link in our next update.
  4. The technical judging process will close on 25th October 2021.
  5. Shortlisted Finalist will be announced on 25th October 2021
  6. Shortlisted Finalist must send video evidence to confirm that they created the artwork by October 30, 2021.
  7. Public voting will close on 1st November 2021
  8. Judges interview with finalists on 6th November 2021
  9. Winners announcement: 14th November 2021
  10. Exhibition and sale planned in Mumbai, India and Melbourne/Sydney, Australia (Dates and venue will be confirmed later)

Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021 - List of Qualified Artists

We had over 250 submissions from children, amateur, and professional artists. I, on behalf of the entire International Indian Folk Art Gallery, would like to thank all the participants for joining us in creating more awareness of Indian Folk Art with the world.

We are pleased to announce the list of artists who have qualified and will now go through a judging and voting process in order to select the overall winner of the Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021.

Hearty congratulations to all !

Qualified Artists

  1. Aastha Deepali
  2. Aayushi Verma
  3. Abhilasha Jha
  4. Abhiram Anand
  5. Aditya Anand
  6. Aganitha Pragna
  7. Akshay Nunna Venkata
  8. Akshita GS
  9. Allen Jose
  10. Aman Soni
  11. Ameya Rohit
  12. Amrita Soni
  13. Andita Shrivastava
  14. Anil Vangad
  15. Anita Dalavi
  16. Anjali Agarwal
  17. Anjana Sathish
  18. Antara Verma
  19. Anubhuti AS
  20. Anup Sinha
  21. Anvi Kalothia
  22. Archana Shende
  23. Aron Raj
  24. Bala Aniksanth Sudharsan
  25. Bhumi Naik
  26. Chaitali Maji
  27. Chandana E S
  28. Chandra Bhushan Kumar
  29. Chhaya Kumari
  30. Debjani Ghosh
  31. Deepika V
  32. Devanshi Damani

Qualified Artists

  1. Dhairya Gaur
  2. Dhatri Thanki
  3. Dilip Puranik
  4. Dhia Nakaraj
  5. Ekta Arya
  6. Farhana Dutta Majumder
  7. Ganesh Shingne
  8. Grishma Shah
  9. Haripriya V
  10. Harshiya L
  11. Hema Thakur
  12. Mdm Susiladevi Velusamy
  13. Jagruti Devendra Singh
  14. Jagruti Katariya
  15. Jayasri Ganesh
  16. Jigyasa Borkakati
  17. Jigyasa Garg
  18. Jiya Sachdeva
  19. Juni Mehar P
  20. Kavya Chamria
  21. Kirthi Anand
  22. Kirtimayee Swain Swain
  23. Kirthana Thamizhiniyan
  24. Komal Walimbe
  25. Krushna Bhusare
  26. Kuhu Kacher
  27. Lakshana K
  28. Lakshmi Priya K
  29. Lavanya Gaur
  30. Malarvizhi Krishnasamy
  31. Manish Shrotriya

Qualified Artists

  1. Meenakshi Karanwal
  2. Minauti Swadia
  3. Mou Dutta Basu
  4. Ms Praveen Khare
  5. Ythri T S
  6. Nagumalli Prasad
  7. Neela Madhav Sahoo
  8. Neerja Kujur
  9. Nirali Rana
  10. Pahal Gaur
  11. Pallavi Singh
  12. Paramjeet Kapoor
  13. Parees Tayade
  14. Prachi Mehrotra
  15. Prakruthi Dwarakanath
  16. Pranav Gaur
  17. Prasad Mestri
  18. Priti Karn
  19. Priya Kakkar
  20. Rajendra Sikligar
  21. Rakesh Vyas
  22. Ranvir Singh Sodi
  23. Ravindra Diwate
  24. Rhythm Ghai
  25. Ritika Kumari
  26. Roshni Chandramohan
  27. Rupesh Ghorkhana
  28. Sagar Shirsath
  29. Samhitha Digavalli
  30. Samrudhi Dhat
  31. Sangramjeet Swain Swain
  32. Sanjay Balkrishna Pahad

Qualified Artists

  1. Satish Tayade
  2. Seetha Lakshmi Harikumar
  3. Shaik Nabeel
  4. Shimpi Sahu
  5. Shree Sahithya
  6. Shruti Sharma
  7. Shruti Subramani
  8. Shweta Ji
  9. Simmi Rishi
  10. Simmi Swaraj
  11. Sridhar Adhith
  12. Sridhar Geethigasree
  13. Subodh Kumar
  14. Sujit Das
  15. Supriya Kumari
  16. Suresh Chaudhary
  17. Surya Kumari Kolisetti
  18. Tanvi Jadhav
  19. Tapasya Vernekar
  20. Tejal Desai
  21. Tejaswini Bharathimohan
  22. Thrilok Sairam
  23. Utkarsh Thakur
  24. Vanshika Gajjala
  25. Vibha Singh
  26. Vidya Repal
  27. Vijaya Lakshmi Nara
  28. Vipul Patel
  29. Vishnu Vikraman
  30. Vaaruni Bhargava
  31. Yazhini A D
  32. Yogesh Yogi

Competition Information [Submission Closed]

Lok Kala Ratna Award - World's Best Indian Folk Artist

World’s Best Indian Folk Artist – Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021

Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021 for world’s best Indian folk artist

After the successful hosting of International Children’s Art Competition, Young Indian Folk Artist 2021, International Indian Folk Art Gallery (IIFAG) continues its pursuit to identify hidden & gifted talent to revive Indian Folk Art and Artists around the world.

LOK KALA RATNA AWARD 2021

IIFAG invites applications for the selection of Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021, for world’s best Indian folk artist for the year 2021

Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021, is an Annual International Indian Folk Art competition and Online exhibition for all Indian Folk Artists and presented by IIFAG Australia. The competition is open to all citizens of the world. Click here for details

₹280,000 TOTAL PRIZE MONEY (ACQUISITIVE PRIZE)

Indian Folk Artist will be competing in any of the below five Indian Folk Art Categories, these includes folk arts from the five regions of India, such as North, East, South, West and Central region. Please see list of suggested Indian Folk Arts in the below section

IIFAG is inviting children, amateur and professional artist to participate in the five categories of Indian Folk Arts. To register and submit, Click here

Entry Fees:

₹600 for First Artwork, ₹275 for second artwork

From each artist group, one winner will be selected from each of these five categories. Further, the highest ranking artist in the competition from each artist group will be awarded “Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021”. All winners will receive a cash prize, along with a certificate of recognition, free personal online gallery as “featured artist“.

INDIAN FOLK ART CATEGORIES

  1. Indian Folk Art – Southern region
  2. Indian Folk Art – Northern region
  3. Indian Folk Art – Central region
  4. Indian Folk Art – Eastern region
  5. Indian Folk Art – Western region

ARTIST GROUPS

  1. Group A: Children’s group: Age 12 and below
  2. Group B: Children’s group: Age 13 and 18
  3. Group C: Amateur Artist
  4. Group D: Professional Artist

Enrolment for Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021, International Indian Folk Art competition will be open from 15th August to 30th September 2021. Winners will be announced on 14th Nov 2021

CASH PRIZES (ACQUISITIVE PRIZE)

Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021 will be awarded to one artist from each Artist Group.  Winners will be selected based on the highest competition score, from both Judges and Public voting process.

  1. Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021, Group A (Cash Prize ₹ 10,000)
  2. Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021, Group B (Cash Prize ₹ 15,000)
  3. Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021, Group C (Cash Prize ₹ 25,000)
  4. Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021, Group D (Cash Prize ₹ 30,000)

IN ADDITION TWENTY (20) WINNERS WILL RECEIVE CASH PRIZES IN FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.

Group A
  1. Indian Folk Art, Southern Style (Cash Prize ₹ 5,000)
  2. Indian Folk Art, Northern Style (Cash Prize ₹ 5,000)
  3. Indian Folk Art, Central Style (Cash Prize ₹ 5,000)
  4. Indian Folk Art, Eastern Style (Cash Prize ₹ 5,000)
  5. Indian Folk Art, Western Style (Cash Prize ₹ 5,000)
Group B
  1. Indian Folk Art, Southern Style (Cash Prize ₹ 7,500)
  2. Indian Folk Art, Northern Style (Cash Prize ₹ 7,500)
  3. Indian Folk Art, Central Style (Cash Prize ₹ 7,500)
  4. Indian Folk Art, Eastern Style (Cash Prize ₹ 7,500)
  5. Indian Folk Art, Western Style (Cash Prize ₹ 7,500)
Group C
  1. Indian Folk Art, Southern Style (Cash Prize ₹ 12,500)
  2. Indian Folk Art, Northern Style (Cash Prize ₹ 12,500)
  3. Indian Folk Art, Central Style (Cash Prize ₹ 12,500)
  4. Indian Folk Art, Eastern Style (Cash Prize ₹ 12,500)
  5. Indian Folk Art, Western Style (Cash Prize ₹ 12,500)
Group D
  1. Indian Folk Art, Southern Style (Cash Prize ₹ 15,000)
  2. Indian Folk Art, Northern Style (Cash Prize ₹ 15,000)
  3. Indian Folk Art, Central Style (Cash Prize ₹ 15,000)
  4. Indian Folk Art, Eastern Style (Cash Prize ₹ 15,000)
  5. Indian Folk Art, Western Style (Cash Prize ₹ 15,000)

By engaging all children, young adults, amateur and professional artists in Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021 competition, we can expect even higher quality of paintings for the public to enjoy this year.

All the very best to all participating artists,

Sincerely,

Senthil Vel

Founder – International Indian Folk Art Gallery

18 comments on “Indian Folk Art Exhibition & Sale: Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai, India. 3 – 8 January 2022.

Link provided for registration and submit is showing LOKA KALA RATNA AWARD -2022 and No google form or payment options showing.

Thank you Dilip Ji, the link is now fixed. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Link provided to register and submit is showing LOKA KALA RATNA AWARD-2022 and no form or payment link -option is provided

Thank you Dilip Ji, the link is now fixed. Apologies for the inconvenience.

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I vote for dilip puranik

Dear Sir

Thanks a lots for selection my art work in Lok Kala Ratna Award 2021

you are welcome, all the very best

Dear Mam

Thank you so much for selection my artwork in LOL Kala Ratan award 2021

you are welcome, all the very best

Thank you for selection my art’work

You are welcome, all the very best

Thank you so much for selection my art work in Lok kala ratna award 2021

All the very best

Sir Can our group be a partner? If I also want to be a partner for the Folk Art Award, please guide me.

Good day,

Please contact us via e-mail support@indianfolkart.org to discuss further, thank you

Senthil Vel

How to join india folk art

Hi Jyoti,
Thank you for your message. Please contact us by support@indianfolkart.org or whatsapp +61414297179. We can assist you further.
IIFAG

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