31st Emirates Fine Art Society Exhibition

Last evening Capsule Arts attended the opening of the 31st Emirates Fine Art Society (EFAS) exhibition, held at Sharjah Art Museum in the Heart of Sharjah. Well worth the hour spent in traffic, the exhibition is a good survey of UAE artists and what they are creating now, with many new works on display. The show has a variety of mediums and disciplines with sculpture, installation art, paintings, photography and video on display. The EFAS annual exhibition is a great chance to see the work of many Emirati artists, and this year is no exception - from newcomers to the arts scene, to those gaining recognition such as Nasir Nasrallah who will be exhibiting at Sharjah Biennial 11 in March 2013, to more established artists such as Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Mohammad Al Qassab and Mohammed A. Ibrahim.

The exhibition is on throughout February and with artwork by over 30 local artists, it's one to attend. With many artist studios of the EFAS artists just over the road, it's also worth popping your head in on the chance you'll get to see the artists working in their studios.

Athmar by Mohammed A. Ibrahim
Athmar by Mohammed A. Ibrahim
Artwork by Summayah Al Suwaidi
Artwork by Summayah Al Suwaidi
Microscopic Beings by Rashid Al Mulla
Microscopic Beings by Rashid Al Mulla
Circle by Patricia Millns
Circle by Patricia Millns
Drop of Gratitude by Amine El Gotaibi
Drop of Gratitude by Amine El Gotaibi
Little Monsters by Nasir Nasrallah
Little Monsters by Nasir Nasrallah
Abstract by Mohammad Al Qassab
Abstract by Mohammad Al Qassab
Art Gallery by Khalil Abdul Wahid
Art Gallery by Khalil Abdul Wahid
An Entry into Fabric by Khalid Al Banna
An Entry into Fabric by Khalid Al Banna
Wooden Dolls by Huda Saeed Saif
Wooden Dolls by Huda Saeed Saif
Heroes and Stories by Basem Al Sayer
Heroes and Stories by Basem Al Sayer
Near Future by Ayesha Ahmed Al Marri
Near Future by Ayesha Ahmed Al Marri