Due to the overwhelming positive response to our 2014 exhibition, the show is officially hosted by the Art Gallery Stara Zagora (27 Ruski Str.) in the city of Stara Zagora from July 2nd to July 16th 2014! This extension will allow the Miniprint Kazanlak 2014 exhibition to be viewed by even more visitors in the administrative centre of its municipality and the Stara Zagora Province. Stara Zagora is about 231 kilometres (144 mi) from Sofia, near the Bedechka river in the historic region of Thrace. With more than 8000 years of history, it is one of the oldest continuously populated places in Europe. The Art Gallery Stara Zagora is located at the heart of the city, at the heart of its booming cultural center and numerous touristic destinations.
Peter Boyadjieff is an artist born in Kazanlak, Bulgaria. He holds a Masters in Fine Arts and Design at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia with additional specialization in computer graphics, at the I.C.A.R.I. Art School in Montreal. He has worked in a number of art-related fields as creative and art director, including corporate identity development and integration of public art in architecture. His work has also been selected and showcased in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Europe, North America, South America and Asia, and is part of many public and private collections worldwide
The official opening of the 2014 International Contemporary Miniprint of Kazanlak! The exhibition is currently showcased at Gallery for the Arts of Kazanlak ISKRA4, at the heart of the Rose Festival cultural festivities. This second selection features over 180 works from 53 artists coming from 26 different countries, making it our most international exhibition to date!
We would like to thank all the participating artists in this 2014 edition! Their beautiful work and creative dedication to the field of printmaking is what has made this event possible, and we hope that they and many more will join us in this newly celebrated tradition in the town of Kazanlak in the years to come!
Unconfirmed scenery... As well as this space with an infinite expanse, infinite expression space spreads out in our heart. I take a trip to the space of the heart on a spaceship named the sensitivity and want to come across unseen scenery. -Isao Kobayashi
The 2014 jury consisted of Cleo Wilkinson (Australia/UK), Isao Kobayashi (Japan) & Peter Boyadjieff (Bulgaria), presided over by the direction of Miniprint Kazanlak, in collaboration with the city of Kazanlak’s administrative council.
On behalf of our organization team, we wish to express our sincere gratitude to the 2014 Jury; their experience and exceptional commitment has allowed for a wide selection of varied and engaging work to take part in this second edition, and further corroborates the Contemporary Miniprint of Kazanlak’s ambition in becoming a forum for discussion and collaborative exchange between artists and art lovers in the years to come.
2014 Honorary Mentions
Annette Caspeller, Denmark Lyrical organs, 2014
Janne Laine, Finland Cousin VII, 2013
Kinichi Maki, Japan Time Slip 1, 2014
Eva Toker, Argentina INOCENCIA, 2013
Diana Kleiner, Argentina Sandman 1, 2013
Irene Podgornik Badia- Italy Babiscia- Italy Bado- France Stephen Barnwell- USA Margaret Becker- England Marcelle Benhamou- France Jaka Bonča- Slovenia Annette Caspeller- Denmark Adriano Castro- Brazil Michael Connors- USA Margot Cormier Splane- Canada Adam Czech- Poland Roger Dewint- Belgium Eve Eesmaa- Estonia Floki Gauvry- Argentina Colin Gillespie- England Richard Hricko- USA Ursula Hülsewig- Germany Heather Huston- Canada Maja Ilic- Netherlands Alexandru Jakabhazi- Romania Diana Kleiner- Argentina Nefeli-Maria Kyriacou- Greece Yvan Lafontaine- Canada Janne Laine- Finland Guy Langevin- Canada Stephen Lawlor- Ireland Tabitha Logan- Canada Akiko Suzuki- Japan Adriana Lucaciu- Romania Bernadette Madden- Ireland María Elena Mainieri- Argentina Kinichi Maki- Japan Katherine Marmaras- Australia Nicolas Mocan- France Gunn N. Morstøl- Norway Csaba Pál- Hungary Paolo Pestelli- Italy Eija Pii- Finland Henri Pouillon- Belgium Lauren McKinley Renzetti- Canada Russ Revock- USA Catherine Rozmarynowycz- USA Grainne Ruane- Ireland Feliks Sarv- Estonia Hanne Sie- Denmark Ruth Thompson- Australia Eva Toker- Argentina Yoshie Uchida- Japan Valdeta Veliu- Albania Daniela Zekina- Bulgaria
Cleo Wilkinson has an Bachelor of Fine Arts (honours) degree from Auckland University (New Zealand). Her mezzotints have been exhibited in over 200 international juried group and solo exhibitions. She has been an artist in residence and visiting artist in over 30 international locations. Cleo has been awarded numerous major international print awards.