Fadjr visual arts festival ends, introducing winners PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 08 March 2010 08:10

The top medal of visual arts was handed to seven influential Iranian artists during the closing ceremony of the 2nd Fajr Visual Arts Festival here on Saturday at Vahdat Hall.

Late sculptor Ali-Akbar Sanati and late calligrapher Ayatollah Morteza Nojumi were among the influential veteran artists who were named to receive the medal. Painter Mahmud Javadipur, researcher Abbas Jamalpur, cartoonist Mohammad-Hossein Nirumand, ceramist Mohammad-Mehdi Qanbeigi, and photographer

Ahmad Nateqi were the other artists who received the top medal from Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad Hosseini.


About 2500 paintings, sculptures, pottery, miniatures, photos, calligraphy works and cartoons competed in the festival which ran from February 1 to 10. The artistic creations were showcased at exhibitions that opened in Tehran and in the provinces of Khuzestan, Semnan, Yazd and Golestan. Tehran’s Saba Art and Cultural Institute and the Niavaran Cultural Center were the main venues which hosted the festival. Senior presidential adviser Ali-Akbar Javanfekr, several cultural officials and MPs were also present at the ceremony.

Next, the awards were presented to the first, second and third place winners in each of the different categories.

First place winners are as the following: *Sculpture: Msumeh Rusta * Pottery: Keivan Fahari * Miniature: Mohammadreza Aqamiri * Illumination: Leila Abbasi * Calligraphy (naskh): Mohammad-Ali Qorbani * Calligraphy (nastaliq): Ali Fakhari * Calligraphy (sols): Hossein Najafi * Calligraphy-painting: Mohsen Tavassoli * Photography: Esmaeil Musavi * Cartoon: Samaneh Neisani No first place winner was announced at the painting and the calligraphy sections, only a selected listed of competitors were honored.

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