Muscat: Maryam Al Zadjali, Oman’s first artist and former president of the Oman Fine Arts Society (OSFA), is ready for a unique virtual exhibition of miniature creations created by artists from the Arab world on the occasion of Oman’s 50th National Day on November 18.
As President of OSFA, a government organization dedicated to nurturing Omani artists, Maryam has spearheaded many renovation and restoration projects, endowing her with unique artistic skills. The miniature exhibition to be organized by Maryam is based around the town of Imty in Oman and is called Beyond Imty.
Maryam is working on a one-of-a-kind restoration project in the town of Imty and its 200-year-old settlement which is now in ruins. With the support of the Ministry of Tourism and Heritage, she started working on the city, namely “Immortalizing archaeological moments in art”, which has now been going on for two years.
Patron of art
The Arab Association for Arts (AAA), of which President Nahwi Rasheed of Saudi Arabia is also a well-known patron, joins Maryam in this unique exhibition.
The miniature exhibition which will be a combined cultural, artistic and tourism project is open for entries for AAA members, who can use any medium to submit an entry on their idea inspired by the images of the city of Imty. . Participants can use any medium to create their work, including drawings, Arabic calligraphy or sculptures, but the work must not exceed the dimension of 30X30 cm. The organizers are also encouraging artists to submit videos capturing their efforts to create the art exhibit, which will be used in the project documentary.
The virtual art exhibition will begin on November 30 and entries must be submitted by November 18. An electronic certificate will be given to the artists in appreciation of their efforts on the part of the organizers.