Islamabad— National Art Gallery of Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) has invited graduates and amateur artists for a live portrait competition here on October 29 to show their skills and talent on national level.
The competition will boost the skills of participants by giving them opportunity to show their talent in medium of oil on canvas and water colors while three best art works will be awarded cash prizes and all the participants will be given certificates, said Director Visual Arts, PNCA, Mussarrat Naheed Imam.
The portraits painted during the competition will be displayed at PNCA including the wining paintings for public viewing and appreciating the young talent.
The competition aims at boosting the hidden creative potential of the coming generation of artists as well as provide them a platform of national level to showcase their ideas and creativity, she said.
These programmes are a regular feature of PNCA to educate the young generation through their interaction by masters in the field and promote tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Pakistan.
Besides depicting the culture and traditions of the country, such shows also educate the youth regarding the basic and advanced techniques of various arts being practiced by the established artists and express their ideas through soft expressions of art, she added.