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Creative Alliance today consists of 95 artists. The chairman of the organization is Bulat Mansurovich Yamanov. The main tasks of the union are to organize exhibitions, provide its members with workshops, which means creating the material basis for creative work. In addition, the regional organization represents the interests of artists in front of the city and the region administration, throws light upon the activities of artists in the media. Works youth circle, main goal of which is to discover and nurture new, exciting talents, create opportunities to gain experience in exhibition-making and implement creative activity.

Much attention is paid to the organization of open airs. For this purpose, contacts with some of the district authorities have already been established, which provide the material basis to carry out open airs (housing, transportation, food). Open airs are held, on which artists from Artists Union of Russia in the North-West region and Tver are invited. Thus, open air base of Veliky Novgorod branch of Artists Union of Russia is becoming regional. Thanks to this open air activity in Veliky Novgorod, in the district of Moshenskaya opened a gallery which showcases 80 works donated by artists. And in one of the villages is planned to create a hotel, an exhibition hall and a dining room for a year round open-air activities on the basis of the closed school. Also practice for students of the art department at the University of Veliky Novgorod is conducted. The core of the organiztion is to exhibit the creative activity, to introduce works of Veliky Novgorod artists to art lovers.

In the past 2012 a lot of exhibitions in Veliky Novgorod were held. First of all, a number of thematic and solo exhibitions at the Museum of Art of Novgorod land, in the city exhibition center "Dialogue" in the Novgorod State Regional Culture Preserve, at enterprises and institutions of our city were held. Exhibitions were also held in the district centers of our region. Artists were meeting with the audience, gave their works for a charity event in support of orphans, organized and participated in the open airs, were judging in various creative competitions, taught, conducted master classes.

Our artists have also shown the art of Veliky Novgorod abroad, the audience in Rochester (USA), Geneva (Switzerland), in Lyuneborge (Germany) on the art project "The Art of the Hanseatic League."
This year, our artists have actively participated in national and international open-airs. In Veliky Novgorod was held a joint open air of painters and artists of our organization from the Estonian twin city Kohtla-Jarve. Our young artists have participated in the international open air "Impressions" in the Polish city of Elblag.

Vigorous work and talent of the members of the Novgorod branch of the Union of Artists of Russia has not gone unnoticed, at a ceremonial event dedicated to the 69th anniversary of the liberation from Nazi invaders of Veliky Novgorod its mayor Yuri Bobrishev presented plaques "For services to Veliky Novgorod" to sculptors Vadim Hog, Sergei Gaev, the authors of bas-reliefs on the mini-steles at the memorial "City of Military glory".
This year the organization has replenished with seven new talented artists, and this means that we can confidently look to the future of art culture of Veliky Novgorod.
Welcome to our exhibitions!
All the information is available on the organization's website:
Phone number: +7(8162)739643
Head of Communications of Artists Union of Russia in Veliky Novgorod: A.Oligerov

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