Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Jalal's Art Trip 2010

Dear Art Lovers

2 years ago I initiated Jalal’s Art Trip, which was my personal way to contribute to the development of art in Abu Dhabi. The trip was designed to give the opportunity to a few art lovers who have been in need of a little push and encouragement to cross that line to having their first art exhibition.

The Details;
Take 10-15 upcoming artists on a trip to a location or two that would ignite inspiration, after which we would return to Ghaf Gallery, where for the next 6 weeks, we would work on creation of artworks inspired by the trip.

Workshops on all aspects of art and preparation for an art exhibition are conducted; guest artists are occasionally invited to share their experience with the participants.

Once all the paintings are completed and ready, they would all feature in a dedicated art exhibition that usually takes place in April at Ghaf Art Gallery.

I will sustain all expenses for the trip, and the exhibition, however the participants are responsible for all materials, printing of artwork and framing.


1- The trip is open to all nationalities. Female or Male.
2- This trip is specifically for non-professional, non-established artists, established professionals, or applicants who have had an exhibition before or have been professionals in the art field will not be selected.
3- Since there is very limited space, a brief description accompanied by samples of work is to be submitted to Ghaf Art Gallery,, subject: Jalal's Art Trip. Emails with no samples will not be considered.
4- Only paintings inspired by the trip will be exhibited, older or unrelated paintings will not be accepted or exhibited.
5- The trip is intended only for non exhibited/non professional artists.

To download the application form please click on the link below:

Accepting applications ends on the 20th of January 2010.

Once all participants have been confirmed the dates and locations of the trip will be set.
All joining the trip are required to sign a liability release form before commencing on the trip.

Please note that due to the large response, we are sorry that we will not be able to respond to everyone who applied, only those selected will be contacted.

For opportunities to become a sponsor please contact Ghaf Gallery for the benefits and sponsorship packages.

Thank you,
Jalal Luqman


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