The Kholui Union of Artists was formed in February 1988, and
registered in the Yuzha District of Ivanovo Region, as a branch
of the Union of Artists of Russia.
Its main aims and activities are:
- Integrating acknowledged creative artists into an
organization so as to create proper conditions for their artistic
work, including protecting their pensions and other social
rights, providing them with legal support and safeguarding their
- Maintaining the Union's own art collection, as well as
granting artworks to state museums and galleries and
participating in exhibitions in Russia and worldwide.
- Involving members of the Union, together with state and
social organizations, in providing the public with artistic and
cultural education based on spiritual, national and universal
- Preserving and progressively developing the best traditions,
both of Kholui lacquer miniature and its icon-painting
foundations, within the heritage of Russian and world art, and
fostering a professional approach to art in general.
- Establishing and maintaining links with the international art
community, integrating with world art unions, and establishing
joint creative and exhibition venues with organizations and
recognized artists abroad.
The Union has 25 members:
Rewarded Artists of Russia: N. Baburin, N.
Denisov, B. Novoselov, P. Mityashin, V. Elkin;
Artists: V. Babaev, V. Blinov, E. Korotkova, M.
Veselov, N. Galda, E. Grachev, S. Dmitriev, L. Zhivnostka, V.
Zhivnostka, S. Zakharov, M. Komarov, N. Lapshin, T. Miliushina,
A. Morozov, L. Nikonov, V. Sedov, A. Smirnov, S. Teplov, B.
Kharchev, G. Kharcheva.
Chairman of the Union: E. Grachev
Members of Board: V. Babaev, N. Galda, V. Sedov,