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Art Tax :The art community fears that GST will hit the already struggling art market Written by Vandana Kalra | Published:May 20, 2017 6:05 am

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council that met in Srinagar has declared tax slabs and cesses for more than 1,000 items, and among them is art — a category that till now was exempted from VAT in some states, including West Bengal. In Rajasthan, the tax was much lower. The tax reform has listed it under the tax bracket of 12 per cent, including, among others, “paintings, drawings and pastels”, “original engravings, prints and lithographs”, “original sculptures and statuary in any material”…


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Bachhawats of Kolkata's Aakriti Art Gallery form Bachhawat Foundation By Ashoke Nag, ET Bureau | 19 Dec, 2013,

KOLKATA: The Bachhawats of Kolkata's well-known Aakriti Art Gallery have conceptualised and formed the Bachhawat Foundation. The foundation was recently launched. 

The Bachhawat Foundation proposes to conduct art residency programs for potential, creative artists of the new generation to promote their art so that they don't get…

Bachhawat Foundation :Promotion of art, aesthetics, culture and literature

An Art Center having Artist Residency,Art Camps,Publications and more.A perfect ambiance that an artist requires in a serene surrounding.Less then 20 km from the Kolkata Airport,30 minutes drive.

Being an integral part of the art world for more than two generations and profoundly…


Aakriti Art Gallery had started the GenNext series of exhibitions to focus on young artists, who, it thought, showed promise. Most of the participants of this particular show were born in the 1980s, with one of them, Nihaal Faizal, born as late as in the 1990s. In its sixth edition (up to October 15), GenNext shows every sign of maturity, manifested in not only more carefully chosen works but also better display as more space is available now…

Notice Board - Internship Call

Aakriti Art Gallery is seeking to recruit 2 Gallery Interns to join the team at an exciting time before a busy forthcoming exhibition and art fair period.


Location: Kolkata


Key Responsibilities will include:

  1. Responsible for the day-to-day running of the gallery, interacting with clients and facilitating all phases of the exhibition planning process. 
  2. Meet clients and receipt items for the relevant sale. Manage the gallery with assistance.  Monitor incoming and outgoing items.  Ensure that the gallery area is presentable at all times.
  3.  Deal with email enquiries.  Assist with photography and take additional photographs of items for clients and specialists.  Liaise with vendors and specialists to confirm sale estimates and reserves.
  4. Assist in the production of sale catalogues.  Upload relevant text and images to the various online sites.
  5.  Organise marketing and advertising in print and electronic media. Monitor web based advertising. Compose mass emails to clients in the run up to the auction. Understand and engage with social media in various forms.
  6. Manage the consignment of artworks and prepare the saleroom for exhibitions.  Assist specialists with all pre-exhibition enquiries.
  7.  Ensure that all gallery website content are monitored and kept up to date.  Assist with the break-down of the exhibition and the preparation for the sale day.
  8. Assist with invoicing and payment in the days following the sale. Assist with shipping and arrange postage and packaging for lower value items.
  9. The candidates are also expected to travel when and where required with gallery office work, shows or events  
  10. Assisting sales team and contributing to client database.



The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Art background along with co-ordination, logistical organisational skills.
  • Excellent communication and delegation skills are essential.
  • Experience and knowledge of operating a wide variety of tools and machinery.
  • Computer literate all Microsoft office packages ideally, Photoshop.
  • Light art handling skills are a plus.
  • Proficient in languages, poses basic writing skills, solid interpersonal skills, excellent organizational skills,
  • Should be able to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self – motivated, responsible and can work within a team structure.

These are immediate openings and the selected candidates will have to join immediately. To apply please send a covering letter and curriculum vitae to relation@artnewsnviews.com by 5th of August 2015.


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Born January 30, 1987 in San Pablo Hagonoy Bulacan, Marc S. Salamat, 22 years old from Philippines, Graduated Bachelor's Fine-arts major advertising year 2009 in Bulacan State University Philippines.


2009: 3rd place Winner in 2009-2010 PLDT-DPC Telephone Directory Cover 23rd Visual Art National Competition.

2OO8: Runners-up Winner in 8th ArtPetron National Student Art Painting
Competition "Alay sa Pistang Pilipino"

Finalist 41st Shell National Students Art Competition

Second Place Winner in the DC-SUC III/CIRPS 11th Regional Skills Olympics 2008 in On-The-Spot painting Competition

First Prize Winner, On the Spot Painting Competition, Bulacan State University,

2008-2010: Board Directors, LAKAN SINING of Bulacan

2007: Finalist, On-The-Spot Painting Competition, UST Inter-School

2006: Awardee Gat Blas Ople Painting Competition and Permanent Collection of
Hiyas Museum, Malolos City, Bulacan.

"FISHES OF THE OCEAN" Participant in the Philippine's world record breaking attempt for the longest painting on Continuous Canvas for Guinness World Records, 2001-2010 International Mid-decade Celebration of UNESCO for a Culture of Peace and Non-vilolence for the Children of the World


2008: 41st Shell National Art Student Competition Ayala Museum, Makati City, Philippines

8th ART PETRON national painting competition Petron megaplaza, Makati city

Don Honorio Ventura College of Arts and Trades Bacolor, Pampangga

2007: "ARTXCBT" Hagonoy Art Group at the Art Circle Gallery 4th level Shangri-la Mall, Edsa Mandaluyong City

"Viva GESTALT" Fifth Art Exhibit of Hugis Sining Galeria Tolentino, Sentro ng Sining at kultura ng Bulacan, Capitol
Compound, City of malolos, Bulacan

"Kaiba/Kaisa images of Divergence and Unity" Lakan Sining ng Bulacan inc. 32nd Anniversary Art Exhibition GSIS Museo ng Sining, Financial Center, Pasay City, Move over Exhibition:Hiyas ng Bulacan, Malolos city, Bulacan

2006: "Larawan" 4th Art Exhibit of Hugis Sining 2/f SM City Marilao, Bulacan

2005: "Ikalawang Bugso" Art Exhibit of Hagonoy Art Group Hiyas Museum ng Bulacan

"Ikatlong Bugso" Hagonoy Art Group (Ikalawang Yugto) 3rd Floor, Puso mall Poblacion Hagonoy, Bulacan.

"Sining ng Hagonoy Art Show" Reunion of Hagonoy Artists 2nd Level Entertainment Area, SM City Marilao, Bulacan

"Pista" 3rd Art Exhibit of Hugis Sining 2/F SM City Marilao, Bulacan

2004: "Unang Bugso" Art Exhibit of Hagonoy Art Group (Ikalawang Yugto) 1st Floor, Puso mall Poblacion Hagonoy, Bulacan


2008: 8 Months Visual Artist and Graphic Designer in Hasegawa Solution Company

2006-2007: 6 Months mural painting in Saint Ildefonso Church Guiguito Bulacan
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