Sabancı Foundation gives awards

Sabancı Foundation gives awards

ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Sabancı Foundation gives awards

The winners of the awards pose together at the ceremony with the Sabancı family. Company photo

The 18th Sabancı Foundation art awards ceremony took place at The Seed concert Saloon at Sabancı Museum on Nov. 1.

The Sabancı Foundation held its 18th awards night on Nov. 1 to honor promising arts students throughout Turkey.

“It is still a great privilege for us to support art and artists,” Türkan Sabancı said during the art awards ceremony, which was held at the Sabancı Museum’s Seed concert hall.

Three students at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts Department received awards for their paintings, sculpture and traditional Turkish art disciplines. They and six others also received monetary prizes in the form of gold coins.

Sakıp Sabancı, the late Turkish business tycoon and philanthropist, was a person who loved arts and artists and gave a lot to Turkish artists and art,” Türkan Sabancı said about her husband.

Sabancı’s favorite art disciplines

“Calligraphy, painting and sculpture art were Sakıp’s favorite art disciplines,” she said, adding that he always believed society’s development was only possible through art.

Sabancı Holding Chairwoman Güler Sabancı, Akbank General Manager Suzan Sabancı Dinçer and Mimar Sinan Fine Arts rector Yalçın Karayağız also attended the award ceremony.

This year’s awards were given to Gökçe Erhan, Refik Doğuhan Özgün and Begüm Mütevellioğlu in the drawing category and Barış İlkhan, Caner Karakaş and Uğur Savaş in the sculpture category. Traditional Turkish Art awards were given to Tuğba Başak, Songül Avşar and Hilal Zeynep Çakın