Shanker Art Foundation housed in Gurugram with an objective of fostering a robust cultural art landscape. We are always on the edge of engaging art-based communities and exploring possibilities of supporting artists, and organisations. Our radical approach, which has evolved post-inception, is about promoting new and vintage talents, developing and sustaining art workforce, and partnering with art fraternity. We see to it that with the engagement of local artists and organisations we are responsive to local population artistic priorities. We are technically sound and aim at providing state-of-art online surf and are equipped with advanced data storage facilities. We believe in surviving and thriving by working together; therefore, we as a group of artists, with each bringing in a unique creative prowess makes our ambition more meaningful. We hold that by exploring new models in organising exhibitions, workshops, art discussion panels for the creation of individual works, Shanker Art Foundation is always in pursuit of developing a thriving art ecology that is evolving and dynamic and considers to have a team force that reflects society and involves people from every walk of life. We as an Art concern endeavours this production capability to prioritise effective talent development strategies and be serious about taking the creative risks required to make them work.
Always energised to make art reach the maximum and to inspire art creators and beholders this online initiative of our blossomed. Ensued in 2012, when ARTinfoINDIA.COM (an initiative of Shanker Art Foundation) organised its first ever exhibition titled as ‘GRATITUDE 2012’, wherein 33 contemporary artists of Gurugram participated in full gusto. The exhibition was held at the National Art Centre, Gurugram to mark its 33rd Anniversary; Shri Roop Chand is the Founder and Chairman of the centre. Since then there have been no looking back, and we have been on the surge to explore and exhibit talent. We believe that what matters most is getting behind the creative potential and passion and making it to vividly manifest. The avenues are limitless, and we endeavour to bring the art to life, inspiring patrons to discover the spirit of imagination that lies within everyone. We connect one and all with the art in rich and varied ways and explore anew through the beauty and expressive power of the art.
S L Chawla
S L Chawla is the Founding Director of Shanker Art Foundation. He is a visionary and believes in keeping the ethos and aims of the Foundation intact. Coming with a management background and a Graduate from Panjab University, he is a thorough professional. He holds the experience of working in prime corporate including Atlas, Escorts, Hero Group, Aditya Birla Group and Amber Group. However, all the way through his life he is inclined to art and promoting it amongst young minds. He has observed that art is undervalued and not a part of compulsory education, therefore, is always on the edge of exploring and opening avenues for children to follow and practice this extremely creative genre.
Kishore Shanker is the Director of Shanker Art Foundation. He is an artist, photographer and graphic designer, holding 26 years of experience and always in the surge of exploring and creating the novel. He has often rejected the beaten track and tried something different than the expected one; he is professionally qualified as did his B.F.A. from Government College of Arts, Chandigarh. He has been invited for continuous years from 2012 – 2017 by MD University, Rohtak as a Jury Member for Art Events of Youth Festivals, also for continuous years from 2015 – 2017 as a Jury Member for Art Events of Rose Festivals. He has participated in many international and national art exhibitions and had solo shows.
Moreover, two of his artworks were selected and displayed at 36th National Art Exhibition organised by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. Further, to his credit, in 1991 he was the runner-up at MRITICA organised by Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh. In 1990, he won the medal and merit certificate at 6th All India Art Exhibition at Ambala organised by The Creator and in 1989 won the first award at Annual Art Exhibition held by Government College of Art, Chandigarh. He is putting tremendous efforts in promoting art both nationally and internationally, therefore, have come up with many platforms wherein children, youth, adult or say first-timers and veterans can participate and earn more name.
Presently we are working on these projects ARTinfoINDIA.COM a website, annual Children Art Contest & Exhibition, Photography Art Contest & Exhibition, Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Creative Painters’ & Corporate Art Workshops, Artists’ Directory-Haryana Edition, Artist of India a website and Book Publishing.