The new unique and colourful phenomenon in arts is created when the Bangkok Bank Foundation and Queen Sirikit Art Gallery arranged the Bua Luangís Outstanding artists 101, the 2nd year Project in reality showís style. The 46 representatives of arts college students from all across the country went to live together at Queen Sirikit Art Gallery for 9 days from 15-23 November 2009 in order to create paintings and to broadcast on www.kapook.com. The audiences can vote their favourite work thorough the website. The vote was closed and the winner was announced at noon on 24 November 2009.
Dame Chodchoi Soponpanit, Chairman of the Sub-Committee, PR, the Bangkok Bang Foundation and one the committees in this competition says that for more than 30 years, the the Bua Luangís Outstanding artists Project is a way for young people to show their abilities without limiting creativity. Mr. Preecha Taotong, and Mr. Chalermchai Kositpipat, who have received Bua Luang Painting awards, have said that studying arts donít give you knowledge how to live in the society. So, the project is created to support arts college students to have general knowledge. During the time they attend the project from 13.00 Ė 14.30, they will receive knowledge about academics, living, and psychology. They will meet art galleryís owners, and arts collectors, who will teach them. The people who are interested in this can learn with them through the website. The winner of the Outstanding Bua Luang Excellent Artist will receive the 100 thousands baht scholarship, the Outstanding Bua Luang Creative Artist will receive 70 thousands baht scholarship and the Outstanding Bua Luang Popular Artist will receive 50 thousands baht scholarship.
Miss Chompunuch Promsuk, an arts college studentís representative, who is in the third year in Department of Imaging Arts, Srinakharinwirot University, Prasanmit, says that she is searching for information and preparing to create the work. Her presenting concept is that today human has much more passion for materials than in the past, and gives only material happiness. As for Mr. Tana Naewsuae, a second year college student at Department of Visual Communication Design, Rajapat University, Suan Dusit, who has a hearing problem, says that at first he felt slightly stressful, but now he feels better. He knows friends more. He wants to present the social problem of prostitutes, but on a bright side. Though his hearing problem may be an obstacle; he may not be able to hear properly, but with a little help from his friends, who act as his liaison, and with his ability to read his friendsí lips, it is not a big problem.