While contemplating the challenges of gender discrimination in Indian male-dominated society, contemporary Indian female artists have always displayed their art and expressions. When we observe the whole history and our traditions, we see that in reality, the woman is the creator of art. Folk art, traditional art, modern art or contemporary art, a female artist in all walks of life has been a special contributor. In a sprawling way women made folk art which, with each passing era, proved as the inspiration of both the modern art and the artists. Thus, by breaking all boundaries, women artists have continued with their art expression even under unusual circumstances. The contribution of women artists in the gradual development of art is incomparable. Women artists have always been the leaders in the changing environment of society. From time to time, women artists have presented their self-confidence and strength with firmness in front of society through their vibrant palettes. The position of women in art and skill has been the most respected in art history. When the expression of women’s emotions, condition and thoughts is represented by female artists, then influenced by that inspiration, the entire art of society develops. We at Artscapes, encourage contemporary Indian female artists through various ways and one such initiative is All India Women Artists’ Contemporary Art Exhibition. What began as a dream seven years back, is now a milestone on the Indian art scene. The ‘All India Women Artists’ Contemporary Art Exhibition’, an annual and much awaited event for women artists from across the country and a discerning audience, has grown from strength to strength since it was conceptualized.
The “8th All India Women Artists’ Contemporary Art Exhibition” is aimed at empowering the women by providing them a platform to express their innermost feelings through art. Through this exhibition, we attempt to provide opportunities to the women to showcase their creative expressions to an eminent jury and learn from their feedback. Not only mental gratification, the exhibition extends monetary reward too to the deserving artists. The exhibition also serves as a showcase of the changing art scene over the last few decades, new technical applications, and gives a glimpse into how women artists look at their own world and give a visual voice to their inner voice.