Distinguished Lecture Series – Prior Years

2014 – Mr. Benoy K  Behl
On Saturday Oct. 25th 2014 we have The Annual Distinguished Lecture on the Art of the murals of the spectacular Ajanta and Ellora Caves. Our Speaker Mr. Benoy K  Behl , Art historian, film-maker and Photographer will be flying all the way from India to be with us to share his spectacular photographs and experience.

Art Contest – Prior Years

2012 Contest

From the CAIS Newsletter We are pleased to announce that in the fall of 2012, we will sponsor our second art contest open to all San Diego City and County high school students, including home-schooled and private school students. Contest entrants will be required to visit the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park to view paintings from the Museum’s Edwin Binney 3rd Collection of Indian Art on view in the Temple, Palace or Mosque galleries. Cash prizes will be awarded.

The board of The Committee for the Arts of the Indian Subcontinent (CAIS) views this as a great way to help young people develop skills, expand their horizons, and to gain an appreciation for the art, culture and world around them. If you know a high school student, encourage them to participate.

2006 Contest

From the CAIS Newsletter We are pleased to report that in October, 2005, CAIS sponsored an essay-writing contest for High School students with a grand prize of $500. The contest was in conjunction with the Domains of Wonder exhibit which opened at the Museum on October 21, 2005 and was open to all San Diego City and County high school students, including home-schooled and private school students. Students were required to visit the Museum to view the paintings in the Domains of Wonder exhibit and write a personal response in 250 words or less about any one painting that captivated their interest. Some of the schools that participated included University City High School, Francis Parker Upper School, West Hills High School, St. Augustine High School, Point Loma High School, Otay Ranch High School, The Preuss School at UCSD, The Charter School of San Diego, Lutheran High School, Serra High School, and Crawford Educational Complex.

Our thanks go to the several CAIS members who assisted in the judging of over 300 applications which were submitted. The judges screened and selected the top fifteen entries which were then passed on to Robert Pincus, San Diego Union-Tribune art critic who selected the grand prize and five runner-up winners in late December. On January 7, 2006, the six winners were hosted by CAIS at a reception in the San Diego Museum of Art board room where they enjoyed refreshments with their families and were presented with their checks. The first prize was $500 and each runner-up received $100. The prize money was donated by CAIS members Larry and Carol Veit and we are very grateful for their support of this wonderful activity which exposed many students for their first glimpse into the art of the Indian subcontinent.

CAIS Through the Years – Flyers and Newsletters

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