2009 Sakip Sabanci Art Award
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2009 "Sakip Sabanci Art Awards", were given on 25 November 2009 at "the Seed" Conference Center in Sakip Sabanci Museum.

 

In his opening speech, President Professor Rahmi Aksungur stated that for the past 16 years, they have been receiving the genuine and whole-hearted support of the Sabanci family to aid young artist candidates. He expressed the importance of this altruistic and kind act to the arts and to the artists in art education. Prof. Aksungur mentioned that the Sakip Sabanci Art Award is both a valuable addition to resumes and that Sakip Sabanci’s compassion remains in the artists’ memories forever. He thanked Turkan Sabanci and her family for up keeping the sincerity of Sakip Sabanci.

 

After the president’s speech, Turkan Sabanci congratulated the winners and stated that “They are the artists that lead the future for the bright people of tomorrow. Sakip Sabanci had great love for painting, sculpture and the fine arts.  He developed this award system to support the arts and encourage creativity.”  After the speeches, awards were distributed to the most successful students.

 

Following the awards ceremony, the guests had the opportunity to visit the exhibition "Venice and Istanbul during the Ottoman Period" in the Sakip Sabanci Museum.

 

Painting

First Place

Demet Yalcinkaya

Second Place

Halil Pilis

Third Place

Ahu Akgun

Sculpture

First Place

Hakan Bakir

Second Place

Burcu Erden

Third Place

Ozlem Aksar

Traditional Turkish Arts

First Place

Fatma San

Second Place

Gurcan Ilter

Third Place

Kadir Yilmaz

 

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