WOMAN PHOTOGRAPHERS - INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

It has become a tradition for the International Euro Photo Art Association (AIEFA) to celebrate International Women's Day, with an international exhibition of photographic art. This was also the case this year, when in the "Euro Photo Art" Gallery, FIAP Exhibition Center Oradea - Romania were installed 108 black-and-white and color photographs made by 57 woman photographers, active in the 54 AIEFA Partner Organizations from Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In this context the visiting public can admire a series of exceptional photographs taken by the woman photographers from: Saudi Arabia, Czech Republic, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Serbia, Slovakia, Singapore, Oman, Slovakia, Russia, Romania , Ukraine and Hungary. The international exhibition presents the way in which the photographers saw and surprised their colleagues from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Venezuela, Tibet, Nepal or even South Africa. In the exhibited photos the visiting public will be able to admire the special artistic message of the exhibits from which he will be able to understand the rolewomen around the world have: woman, mother, sister or grandmother in equal measure. The opening of the exhibition, organized under the auspicies of the International Federation of Photographic Art (Recognized by UNESCO) took place in the presence of a large public, on Sunday, March 08, 2020, at 11:00 am in the well-known Gallery in Oradea, Square 1 December no. 12. The audience present at the opening was welcomed by the photographer artist Stefan Tóth István AFIAP the president of the International Association "Euro Foto Art" and the director of the FIAP Exhibition Center Oradea - Romania, which offered to the women arriving at the opening a bouquet of snowdrops. The exhibits and the role of women in society were praised by lady Elisabeta Pop, writer and literary critic, UNITER member, who recited the poetry of an unknown child, addressed to his mother. The musical moments were provided by the students of the Oradea Art High School. Photographer artist Fórián Andrea, member of AIEFA performed the poem "Én hívlak élni" (I invite you to live) by the poet Dsida Jenő, accompanied by the artist Thurzó Sándor József (viola) representing the "Duo Varadiensis" band. For the first time, the public present at the opening was invited to nominate the photo that they consider the most successful in the exhibition. The most favored was the photo of the artist from China, Liu Xiaoling entitled "Nepalese girls" Exhibition number 580 organized in partnership with the County Library "Georghe Șincai" and the Photographic Club "Nufărul" Oradea will remain open for public until April 9 2020, on weekdays between 08:00 - 19:00, and the access is free of charge.


THE PRESS PHOTOGRAPHERS'S INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION AWARDS.

The event took place on Saturday, the 8th of February 2020 at 11.00 hours, at the  Euro Foto Art Gallery - the FIAP Exhibition Center-Oradea, Romania in front of the representatives of mass media from Bihor and Hajdú-Bihar regions. The exhibition was organized by the Euro Foto Art International Association under the auspices of FIAP. At the 5th edition of this competition each amateur and professional written and online press photographer participated with 10 images, taken during 2019. After the first musical moment performed by the following: Costin Albert, Gîngă Ioana, Coyak Dávid, Marian Ioan, Marian Ana, Palas Iasmina (teacher: Lupse Anita) from the Art High School Oradea, the public was saluted by Stefan Tóth AFIAP, the president of the Euro Foto Art International Association and the manager of the festival. Serban Cartis-the president of the Union of the Romanian Professional Journalists-Bihor, dr. Ramona Novicov-art critic and Stanik István-media expert from Debrecen (HU) appreciated the importance of organizing this competition and the high level of the exposed images. The musical moments were offered by the following pupils: Alesia Nicole Alb (6th grade, teacher: Bonţu Aurica) and Porsztner Abigél (12th grade, teacher: Măslină Pop Ancuţa) who performed Romanian and Hungarian folklore pieces. In the second part of the exhibition the Cup of the press photographers was given to: Remus Toderici (Crișana from Oradea RO) and Halics Szófia (Bihari Hírlap from Beretyóújfalu  (HU). The  UZPBH Cup was given to Szilagyi Lorand (Bihoreanul, Oradea RO) and the Partium House Debrecen Cup was given to Ovi D. Pop (UZPBH). The ”Debrecen - Nagyárad” internet site gave a special prize to the DENAGY online journal from Debrececen for the "Flowers's Carnival" image taken by Csíki Ioan (RO) for its message of fraternity between Oradea and Debrecen. This event was the closing moment of  the 8th edition of ”Carol Pop de Szathmári - Szathmári Pap Károly” International Photography festival, organized by the Euro Foto Art International Association under the auspices of FIAP, recognized by the UNESCO. The exhibition with no. 579, organized in partnership with the Gheorghe Sincai regional Library and the ”Nufarul” Photoclub Oradea, will be opened to the public until the 6th of March 2020 on working days between 8.00 and 19.00 hours for free.

EXCEPTIONAL OPENING IN THE EURO PHOTO ART GALLERY, FIAP ORADEA-ROMANIA EXHIBITION CENTER

The Day of Photographic Art in Romania is celebrated in accordance with the Government Decision of Romania number 458 from 05.05.2010, every year, on January 11, the birthday of the first war photographer in the world ”Carol Pop by Szathmári - Szathmári Pap Károly”. The International Association "Euro Foto Art" (AIEFA) has been organizing since 2013 an exceptional Festival dedicated to this event. Within the Festival organized under the auspices of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), with the support of the AIEFA Partner Organizations in Serbia, Romania, Ukraine and Hungary, tens of photographic art exhibitions will be opened in one of the best-known galleries in Europe. The official launch of the eighth edition of the International Photography Festival "Carol Pop de Szathmári - Szathmári Pap Károly", took place on Friday, January 10, 2020, at 18:00, at the "Euro Photo Art" Gallery, FIAP Exhibition Center Oradea - Romania (CEFIAPOR), in the presence of more than 50 photographers and photography lovers from Romania and Hungary, who filled up the well Gallery Oradea known. The audience present at the event was greeted by the photographer artist Ștefan Tóth AFIAP, the president of AIEFA and the director of CEFIAPOR. During the festivities, the opening of the annual International Exhibition of AIEFA members took place. It has become a tradition for the members of the International Association to present at the beginning of each year with a representative exhibition with the most successful artistic photographs taken during the past year. This time on the simes of the well-known Oradea Gallery 109 photos were taken with great professional mastery by the 78 artist photographers members of the International Association "Euro Photo Art" (AIEFA) from: Austria, Czech Republic, China, France, Germany, Ireland , Israel, Italy, Republic of Moldova, Netherlands, Serbia, Spain, USA, Romania, Russia, Ukraine and Hungary. The works were presented by art critic dr. Ramona Novicov. The musical moments were offered by the artist of the "Duo Varadiensis" Thurzó Sándor József (alto), respectively by two photographers artists members of AIEFA: Kocsis Csaba from Berettyóújfalu (HU) and Radui Elemér from Oradea (RO) (guitar). The annual exhibition of the members of the International Association "Euro Foto Art" organized with the support of the County Library "Gheorghe Șincai" and the Photographic Club "Nufărul" Oradea will remain available to the public during the working days, until February 7, 2020 between 08:00 - 19:00, to which access is free.

THE INAUGURATION OF THE FIAP EXHIBITION CENTER ORADEA - ROMANIA

On Friday, the 6th of December 2019, at 18.00 hours there took place the  inauguration of the 17th FIAP Exhibition Center in Oradea-Romania with the participation of over 70 photographers from: Andorra, Germany, Greece, Romania, Ukraine and Hungary. The public was saluted by Stefan Tóth AFIAP, the manager of the Oradea FIAP exhibition center, who founded the most last-longing permanent photography gallery in Romania. Joan Burguse Martisella from Andorra, the vice-president of the FIAP and the manager of the FIAP Exhibition Centers, appreciated the activity of the gallery with its 570 international exhibitions. Ioannis Lykouris MFIAP, Hon E.FIAP from Greece, the FIAP secretary, appreciated the 25 years of best collaboration with Stefan Tóth AFIAP and his over 40 years experience. Georg S. Holzmann EFIAP, the honorable president of FIAP Germany from Karlsruhe, gave Stefan Tóth AFIAP the golden medal expressing his appreciation. Deputy Biró Rozália sent the message of the president of the Bihor Council who thanked Stefan Tóth for his over 40 years activity in promoting photography in Oradea. A special moment was the cutting of three-colours ribbon by the honorable guests and the revealing the plate of the FIAP Oradea-Romania exhibition center by Joan Burguse Martisella from Androrra and Stefan Tóth AFIAP. Then the word was taken by Eugen Antal representing the The Bihor County Prefect Institution and the Oradea City Hall and by Angela Lupsea-the general manager of the Oradea Museum-Cultural Center. Stefan Tóth AFIAP thanked to all who supported this event financially and to all volunteers who participated at the renovation of the ”Euro Foto Art” Gallery. In the second part of the festivity the opening of the 4th edition of the World-wide EFA Photo Clubs Cup took place. The exhibition was organized by the Euro Foto Art International Association for its 57 partner organizations from: Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The musical moments were offered by: Duo Varadiensis: Lucian Malița and Thurzó Sándor József (violin and viola), Elemér Radui and Florian Chelu (guitar) and Alexandrina Chelu (voice). The event closed with a festive dinner at the ”Grand Palace” restaurant where the dancer couple: Tóth István Aramisz (Romania)  - Lilly Cantineau (France) have performed, Santa Claus have given gifts to all guests and a huge cake have come as a surprise. The president of Bihor Council, Pásztor Sándor presented the city to the honorable guests from Andorra and Germany.

 

IMPRESSIVE OPENING AT THE

EURO FOTO ART GALLERY

The Euro Foto Art Gallery-FIAP Exhibition Center Oradea, Romania is been hosting a new photography exhibition since the 8th of August 2019. 100 images, taken by Udvardi Árpád EFIAP from Brasov, are shown. The author is a professional photographer since 1979. He's a freelancer since 1993 making book covers, art, touristic and publicity albums. He has collaborated with museums from Brasov, especially with the Ethnography Museum and this way he has improved his ethnographic photography and has made documentary films on this theme. The author's favourite subject is the human being in his environment with his joy and sorrow, with his loneliness and his destiny. The opening took place on Wednesday, the 7th of August, at 18.00 hours in front of the author and a large number of visitors including the twins: Lotte Lee and Candice Lee from Hong Kong, China and the family of Borka Sándor-painter from Veszprém, Hungary. The public was saluted by Stefan Tóth AFIAP, the president of the Euro Foto Art International Association and the manager of the gallery, who gave the author the patronage certificate with no. 047/2019. The images were presented by dr. Ramona Novicov, art critic and by Szücs László, chief editor at the "Várad" magazine. The musical moments were offered by the Vardiensis Duo: Thurzó Sándor József-viola and Lucian Malita-violin, who performed the following: "Dream of love” by Francisco CANARO, ”Concert vals” by G.Boulanger, ”Argentine tango” by Patacini, ”Serenata” by Eurico TOSELLI and Alter Jögermarsh. The retrospective exhibition of Udvardi Árpád EFIAP with no. 574, organized in partnership with the Gheorghe Sincai regional library and the Nufarul photoclub, with the support of the Bihor Council, will be opened to the public until the 16th of September 2019 every working day between 8.00 and 19.00 hours, for free. (Photography: Magdolna Tóth)

PHOTOGRAPHY ARTIST FROM

CLUJ-NAPOCA IS EXPOSING IN ORADEA

 

The ”Euro Foto Art” Gallery - FIAP Exhibiting Center Oradea-Români is been hosting a new photography exhibition since the 11th of July 2019. This time 100 images taken by Vas Géza from Cluj-Napoca are presented. The opening took place on Tuesday, the 11th of July 2019, at 18.00 hours in the presence of the author. The public was saluted by Stefan Tóth AFIAP, the president of the ”Euro Foto Art” International Association, who gave the author the patronage certificate with no. 043/2019. The images were presented by the author himself. The musical moments were offered by Thurzó Sándor József, viola artist, member of the ”Varadiensis Duo”. The retrospective exhibition of Vas Géza,  the 573rd exhibition in the gallery, organized in partnership with the ”Gheorghe Sincai” Regional Library, will be opened to the public until the 7th of August 2019, every working day, between 8.00 and 19.00 hours for free.

 

 

THE EXHIBITION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE PHOTOCLUB FROM DEBRECEN IN ORADEA

The Euro Foto Art Gallery-EFIAP Exhibiting Center Oradea - Romania is hosting since the 25th of June 2019 a new photography show. 75 images taken by the members of the Photoclub from Debrecen are presented. The opening took place on Tuesday, the 25th of June 2019, at 18.00 hours in the presence of the following: Máthé András AFIAP (the president of the photoclub), Micskey István, Micskey Katalin, Károlyi Gábor, Károlyiné Etelka, Illés Gábor, Illés Katalin, F. Nagy Piroska, Fülöp György, Méhész Balázs, Keresztesi Éva si Major Brigitta. Also we had the presence of Vas Géza from Cluj Napoca.  From the local photographers there were present at the event: Illés Imre ( the”Nufărul” Photoclub),  Varga Erzsébet Mandy, Csikí Ioan and Gardó Zoltán (the ”Euro Foto Art International Association).  The public was saluted by Stefan Tóth AFIAP, the manager of the  FIAP Exhibiting Center Oradea who gave the president of the Photoclub from Debrecen the patronage certificate with no. 038/2019. The exposed images were presented by Máthé András AFIAP and László Szűcs, chief editor at the "Várad" cultural magazine. The musical moments were offered by Lucian Malita, violin artist, member of the Varadiensis duo. This photography art exhibition with no. 572, organized in partnership with the Gheorghe Sincai Regional Library and the Nufarul Photoclub, with the support of the Oradea city hall and the Regional Council of Bihor, will be opened to the public until the 8th of July 2019, every working day between 8.00 and 19.00 hours, for free.

THE "EUROPE'S DANUBE" INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION AT THE EURO FOTO ART GALLERY - FIAP EXHIBITING CENTER ROMANIA

 

This took place on Wednesday, the 5th of June 2019, at 18.00 hours. The director council of FIAP, accepted by the UNESCO, at its last meeting from Belfast, has recognized the well-known ”Euro Foto Art” Gallery, founded in 1990 by Stefan Tóth AFIAP, as a FIAP Exhibiting Center in Oradea-Romania. This way, the gallery became the 17th FIAP Embassy in the whole world and the 1st in Romania !  570 international exhibitions have been opened here in the last 29 years. The ”Euro Foto Art” International Association, the unique regional member of FIAP in the world, in partnership with the "Japanese Danube" Photoclub from Yokohama, has initiated the "Europe's Danube" exhibition. The purpose of the project was to present through photography the longest river of Europe. A shorter version of this project was already presented with the support of the Romanian Counsel in Solotvino/ Slatina (UA) and in Sighetu Marmatiei. In Oradea, the public was saluted by Stefan Tóth AFIAP, the manager of the  FIAP Exhibiting Center Oradea-Romania. The images were presented by dr. Ramona Novicov, art critic (in Romanian) and by László Szűcs, chief editor at the ”Várad” cultural magazine (in Hungarian). The musical moments were offered by Thurzó Sándor József, viola artist, member of ”Varadiensis Duo”. The exhibition with no. 571, organized in partnership with the ”Gheorghe Sincai” Regional Library and the ”Nufarul” Photoclub, with the support of the Oradea City Hall and the Bihor Regional Council, will be opened to the public until the 24th of June 2019, on working days between 8.00 and 19.00 hours for free. The exhibition will be opened in June at the Romanian Cultural Institute from Beijing (China).

 

"MY ORADEA" - PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

 

The Euro Foto Art International Association has prepared a new photography art exhibition for the public. This time, 115 color and monochrome images, taken by dr. Kiss András from Hungary, are presented at the well-known ”Euro Foto Art” Gallery. Through this exhibition with no. 569, the author gives a homage to the city he was born and lived almost his whole life in. The public will have the opportunity to discover streets of Oradea the way they once were and portraits of well-known people of the city and of the author's colleagues. The opening took place on Wednesday, the 17th of April 2019, at 18.00 hours, in front of the author, his family and a large number of visitors. The public was saluted by Stefan Tóth AFIAP, the president of the EFAIA and of the ”Nufărul” Photoclub and also the curator of the exhibition. The images were presented by Szilágyi Aladár, local writer and publicist. The musical moments were offered by ”Duo Varadiensi” Thurzó Sándor József (viola). The exhibition, organized in partnership with the ”Nufărul” Photoclub and the ”Gheorghe Sincai” Regional Library with the support of the Oradea city hall and the regional council, will be opened to the public until the 7th of May 2019, on working days between 8.00 and 20.00 hours, for free. 

 

THE OPENING OF MARIANA SCUBLI'S EXHIBITION, PHOTOGRAPHY ARTIST FROM SIGHETU MARMATIEI

 

The Euro Foto Art International Association has prepared a new outstanding photography exhibition for the public, called "Coming home". 96 color images, taken with great talent by Mariana Scubli, were exposed at the Euro Foto Art Gallery. The author was born in Oradea and has lived here for 20 years. She's an engineer, although she has studied violin at the Art High School from Oradea. The life paths leaded her later to Maramures, a place called by so many - a heaven's corner. The opening took place on Friday, the 22nd of March 2019, at 18.00 hours in front of the author and a large number of visitors. The public was saluted by Stefan Toth AFIAP, the president of the Euro Foto Art International Association. The images were presented by Felician Sateanu from Baia Mare, member of the EFAIA.  The musical moments were offered by Bianca Popa, 10th grade pupil at the Art High School. She was prepared for the event by her teacher, Aurica Bontu. The author and her husband - Horia Vasile Scubli, the mayor of Sighetu Marmatiei, presented the circumstances of taking the exposed images. The 568th exhibition, organized in partnership with the Gheorghe Sincai regional Library and the Nufarul photoclub Oradea, will be opened to the public until the 16th of April 2019 on working days, between 8.00 and 19.00 hours, for free. (Photograph courtesy: Varga Erzsébet). 

 

 

THE EURO FOTO ART WORLD-WIDE CUP OF THE PHOTOCLUBS

 

 

Was opened on Friday, the 1st of March 2019, at 18.00 hours, at the Euro Foto Art Gallery, in a festive atmosphere. The host and the curator of the event was Stefan Tóth AFIAP, the president of the Euro Foto Art International Association. The images were presented by dr. Ramona Novicov, art critic-in Romanian and by Szücs László, the chief editor of the Várad cultural magazine-in Hungarian. The musical moments were offered by the Vardiensis duo including Thurzó Sándor József(viola) and Lucian Malita(violin). The winner of the competition was the Biatorbágy (Hu) photoclub represented by Niksz Gyula, who got the EFA WORLD-WIDE CUP.  The public was invited to vote for the best exposed image. The winner images, with the same number of votes were: "The passionate violinist" by The international competition was organized by Jinrongv Wu (China), member of Photo Network Online from Zuhai and "The horse" by Tóth Brigitta (Hu), member of Biatorbágy photoclub. The international competition was initiated by Stefan Tóth AFIAP for the 52 partner organizations from Europe, Asia and Middle East of the Euro Foto Art International Association. 19 partner organizations with 182 images from South Arabia, China, Russia, Egypt, Italy, Japan, Serbia, Hungary, Romania were in the competition. The international jury formed by: dr. Ramona Novicov, art critic, Georg Holzmann Hon. EFIAP(Germany) and Paul Bock (the USA) selected 99 images from: South Arabia, Bahrain, China, Russia, Japan, Oman, Palestine, Romania, Serbia, Syria, Sudan, Hungary and Jemen. The exhibition, organized in partnership with the Gheorghe Sincai regional library and the Nufarul photoclub, will be opened to the public until the 21st of March 2019 on working days between 08.00 and 19.00 hours, for free.

THE OPENING OF THE BRASSAI PRESS PHOTOGRAPHY

 

The 7th edition of the ”Carol Pop de Szathmári - Szathmári Pap Károly” International Photography Festival, organized by the ”Euro Foto Art” International Association, offered the opportunity to open the Brassai press photography exhibition at the ”Euro Foto Art” Gallery. The jury of the competition, organized by the Union of the Hungarian Journalists from Romania (UJMR), selected 100 images taken by photojournalists from Hungary, Serbia, Romania and Ukraine. The opening of this exhibition took place on Saturday, the 12th of January 2019, at 12.00 hours. The public was saluted by Ștefan Tóth AFIAP, the president of the ”Euro Foto Art” International Association. The images were presented by dr. Ramona Novicov, art critic. The president of UJMR gave the prizes to the winners and the vice-president, Szücs László appreciated the high artistical level of the images. The musical moments were offered by the artist and prized photographer Kocsis Csaba from Berettyóújfalu (HU)  who performed with guitar and voice. The exhibition, organized in partnership with the Gheorghe Sincai regional library, will be opened to the public until the 10th of February 2019 on every working day between 8.00 and 19.00 hours for free.        

 

NATIONAL PREMIERE

 THE FIRST "SMART MOBILE" INTERNATIONAL SALON IN ROMANIA

 

The ”Euro Foto Art” International Association ( EFAIA) has organized for its partner organizations from Europe, Asia and the US the first international photography competition with images taken by mobile phones with collection made out of 10 photographs. 11 Partner Organizations from South Arabia, Iran, Russia, Japan, Romania, Serbia, Hungary, China and Ukraine has participated. Beyond the competition there were invited: Teodor Radu Pantea EFIAPs (Ro), China Network Online (China) and the Transcarpathian Photography Association (UA). The opening of the exhibition and the announcement of winners took place on Thursday, the 20th of December 2018 at 17.00 hours at the ”Euro Foto Art” Gallery in  front of a large number of visitors. The public was saluted by Stefan Tóth AFIAP, the president of the EFAIA. The images were presented by Ioan Moldovan, poet, the manager of the "Family" cultural magazine and by Teodor Radu Pantea EFIAPs, the manager of international relationships of the EFAIA. The musical moments were offered by Alexandrina Chelu (voice) and Florian Chelu (guitar). It is remarkable that in the ”Euro Foto Art” Gallery this year there were opened 18 exhibitions from Europe, Asia and South Africa. The "Smart Mobile" exhibition organized by the ”Euro Foto Art” International Association in partnership with the ”Nufărul” Photoclub and the ”Gheorghe Sincai” Regional Library will be opened to the public until the 10th of January 2019 on working days between 8.00 and 19.00 hours for free.

 

A NEW OPENING AT THE EURO FOTO ART GALLERY FROM ORADEA

 

100 images taken by photoartist Fülöp Jenö AFIAP (from Târgu Mureș). Mwere installed in the most long-lasting photography gallery from Romania, founded in 1990. The opening took place on Thursday, the 27th of September 2018 in front of the author at the ”Euro Foto Art” Gallery Oradea (1st of December square, no. 12). The images were presented by dr. Teodor Radu Pantea EFIAPs. The musical moments were offered by Thurzó Sándor József, viola artist. The author thanked to the organizers for the outstanding conditions created for his personal exhibition. The 559th exhibition, organized in partnership with the ”Gheorghe Sincai” Regional Library and with the ”Nufarul” Photoclub, will be opened to the public until the 18th of October 2018 on working days between  08.00 and 19.00 hours for free. (Photography: Gardó Zoltán).

OUTSTANDING OPENING AT THE EURO FOTO ART GALLERY ORADEA

 

100 images  of the Bakony photoclub from Veszprém HU (partner organization of the Euro Foto Art Association) were shown in the most long-lasting photography gallery from Romania. The opening took place in front of Mátyus Károly, the president of the photoclub mentioned below, on the 7th of September 2018, at 18.00 hours. The public was saluted by Stefan Toth AFIAP, the president of the Euro Foto Art International Association, who gave to Mátyus Károly the patronage certificate with no. 069/2018. The exposed images were presented by dr. Ramona Novicov, art critic, who appreciated their high artistical level. The musical moments were offered by Carmen Vasile (soprano) and Thurzó Sándor József (viola). The 558th exhibition, organized in partnership with the Gheorghe Sincai regional library and the Nufarul photoclub, will be opened to the public until the 26th of September 2018, every working day between 8.00 and 19.00 hours for free. (photography courtesy: Gardó Zoltán)

 

THE EXHIBITION OF THE PRISMA PHOTOCLUB FROM MIERCUREA CIUC AT THE EURO FOTO ART GALLERY ORADEA

 

105 images of the members of the Prisma photoclub from Miercurea Ciuc (partner organization of the Euro Foto Art International Association) were installed in the most long-lasting photography gallery from Romania - the Euro Foto Art Gallery, founded in 1990. The opening took place in front of some members of the Prisma photoclub's and of a few visitors on Saturday, the 18th of August 2018, at 10.00 hours. The public was saluted by Stefan Toth AFIAP, the President of the Euro Foto Art International Association, who gave the patronage certificate with no. 065/2018 to the President of the Prisma photoclub. The images were presented by dr. Ramona Novicov, art critic, in Romanian language and by Szücs László, chief editor at the ”Várad” cultural magazine, in Hungarian language. The Prisma photoclub was presented by István Labancz, its President, who was grateful for this opportunity. The musical moments were offered by Kinda Péter and Veres Loránt, a double bass duo. The 557th exhibition, organized in partnership with the Gheorghe Sincai regional library and the Nufarul photoclub, will be opened to the visitors until the 6th of September 2018, on the working days, between 8.00 and 19.00 hours, for free.

 

A NEW PHOTOGRAPHY ART EXHIBITION FROM THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION OPENED AT THE EURO FOTO ART GALLERY ORADEA

 

On Friday, the 27th of July 2018, at 18.00 hours, there was opened the exhibition of the members of the Creative Union Photoart from Penza, the Russian Federation(a partner organization of the Euro Foto Art international association since 2013). The many visitors were saluted by Stefan Toth AFIAP, the President of EFA, who appreciated the long lasting collaboration. Dr. Ramona Novicov, art critic, appreciated the high artistical level and the diversity of the exposed images, underlying the genuine Russian spirit of them. The musical moments were offered by Alexandrina Chelu(voice) and Florian Chelu(guitar), performing the "Sound of shape" by Valeri Briusov and the 25th sonet by Shakespeare. Alexandrina Chelu performed " The poet" by Puskin. At the closing of the event, Stefan Toth AFIAP read the message of His Excellency, Valery I. Kuzmin, the Extraordinary  and Plenipotential Ambassador of the Russian Federation Embassy in Romania, who appreciated the collaboration between the two countries and the two cities: Oradea and Penza. The 556th exhibition, organized in partnership with the Nufarul photoclub and the Gheorghe Sincai regional library, will be opened to the public until the 16th of August 2018 between 8.00 and 19.00 hours on working days (Photo:Tünde Gorzó)

 

OUTSTANDING PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION FROM

SOUTH AFRICA

IN ORADEA

 

The Euro Foto Art Gallery is hosting the personal exhibition of Jill Sneesby MFIAP from Porth Elisabeth, South Africa, between the 15th and the 30th of June 2018. 105 images  with high artistical level, taken all over Africa, are exposed. The opening of the 554th exhibition organized by Euro Foto Art International Association was on the 14th of June 2018, at 11.00 hours, in front of a large number of visitors. The public was saluted by Stefan Tóth AFIAP, the President of the Euro Foto Art association and curator of the exhibition. Dr. Ramona Novicov, art critic, presented the works and appreciated their artistical value. The musical moments were offered by the students of the Art Highschool and also by the viola artist, Thurzó Sándor József. So, a new photography exhibition worth to be seen is now opened to the visitors, between 8.00 and 19.00 hours on every working day for free. (Photography by: Gorzó Tünde

OUTSTANDING OPENING AT THE EURO FOTO ART GALLERY ORADEA

 

The 7th edition of the European Photography Festival, organized by the ”Euro Foto Art” International Association, opened its 553rd exhibition. 100 colour and monochrome artistically very valuable images were presented. They were taken by the members of the "Floarea de colt" photography club from Râmnicu Valcea. The well-known photoclub was founded in 1985 by: Trestian Găvănescu AFIAP, Laurentiu Mărgineanu sr. and Ioan Ciobotaru, three enthusiast artists. The "Floarea de colt" Photoclub has 30 members from all over Romania: Râmnicu Valcea, Bucuresti, Craiova and from abroad: Germany and the UK. It is the most active partner of the EFA association. The 100 exposed images were taken by the following artists: Mircea Băduț, Daniel Chiosilă, Ioan Ciobotaru, Marius Cinteză, Ionescu Dragoș, Sorin Mateescu, Nicolae Sotir EFIAP, Laurențiu Mărgineanu, Cătălin Nimigeanu  Julien Oncete și Cătălin Vezetiu. The opening took place on Friday, the 25th of May 2018, at 18.00 hours at the ”Euro Foto Art” Gallery in Oradea. The images were presented by dr. Ramona Novicov, art critic, who appreciated their high artistical level. The official opening was sustained by Stefan Tóth AFIAP, the President of the EFA international association. The musical moments were offered by: Alexandrina Chelu” (voice and guitar), Lucian Malița (violin) and Thurzó Sándor József (viola). The exhibition, organized in partnership with the ”Gheorghe Sincai” Library and the ”Nufărul” Photoclub, will be opened to the public until the 14th of June 2018, between 8.00 and 19.00 hours, on every working day, for free. (Photography: Gardó Zoltán).

 

THE RELEASE OF THE EUROPEAN PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL

Took place on Tuesday, the 8th of May 2018, at 18.30 hours, at the ”Euro Foto Art” Gallery, in front of a large number of visitors. The European Photography Festival, dedicated to the Europe day, organized by the Euro Foto Art international association, includes an exhibition series all over Romania and in the countries connected to it. The public was saluted by Stefan Toth AFIAP, the president of the association and the manager of the festival. The images, exposed during the 10th edition of the ”Eurofotoart Stars” International Salon, were presented by dr. Ramona Novicov, art critic. 106 colour and monochrome images, taken in Europe by 75 photographers from 26 countries were exposed:Olga ANDRIUC (MD), Najla ANGAWI ESFIAP (Saudi Arabi), Ferenc  BARABÁS (HU), Johanna BORBELY (A), Sergey BORISOV (RUSS), BORVIZ Attila (RO), Nicolae  BRÎNZARI (MD), Paul BOCK (SUA), Ruxandra CĂLIN EFIAP (RO), Marius CINTEZA (RO), Ioan CIOBOTARU (RO), Mirioslav DABIC (SRB),  Igor DEBEVEC EFIAPb (SL), László DEZSŐ EFIAP (RO), Dumitru ELINEȚCHI (RUSS), FAZAKAS Ferenc (RO), Christian FILIPESCU (RO), Iurie FOCA (MD), Nicoleta GABOR (RO), Ovidiu GABOR (RO), Oana GELEP (UK), Georg HOLZMANN EFIAP (D), Marius INDRIEȘ (CZ), Dusan JIVKIC (SRB), Tibor KAJTÁR (HU), Kauko Keranen (FI), Yan Jianwu (CN), Tibor KERECZ (HU), KEREKES István EFIAPd2 (HU), Eszter-Emese-LÁZÁR (IR), Viesturs LINKS AFIAP (LV), Michele MACINAI EFIAP (I), MAGDÓ István AFIAP (RO), Sergey MAJOROV EFIAPs (RUSS), Gavriel MOZES (IL), Ioan OLAH (RO), Zsolt PETRÓ (HU), Mihai POTÂRNICHE (MD), Robert PRANAGAL EFIAP (PL), Ovi D. POP EFIAP (RO),Yarema PROTSIV (UA), Péter RÁCZ (HU), Ivan RANOGAJEC (HR), Rob RONDA (Netherlands), Liviu ROTARU (RO), Ioan ROXIN (F), Cristian MARTINAȘ (RO), Monica MARTON (RO), Dorin MOCANU (RO), Mihály MOLDOVÁN EFIAPs (RO), Julian Negredo SANCHEZ (ES), László POTOZKY AFIAP (RO),  Atle SVEEN (Norway), Gelu STAN AFIAP (RO), Valentina STAN EFIAPg (RO), Gabriel STANCIU AFIAP (RO), Claudiu SZABÓ EFIAP (RO), Béla SZABÓ EFIAP (HU), László SZÁNTÓ (SK), Felician SĂTEANU (RO),  Zsuzsa SZÉCSÉNYI (HU),  Sorin TABACU (RO), Joao TABORDA EFIAP (PT), Yurii TARIANYTSIA (UA), TARCZALI Éva (RO), András TAMÁS (HU), Raluca TATAR (RO),Radu Teodor Pantea EFIAPs (RO), Alpár TEUTSCH EFIAP (RO), Tamás TÓTH (GB), Ilie TUDOREL (RO), Tarquinius VĂDEANU AFIAP (RO), Gelu VRABIE (RO), Djordje VUKICEVIC EFIAPp (SRB). Bálint Zsigmond AFIAP from Targu Mures was the honorable guest of the event. The musical moments were offered by Thurzó Sándor József (viola artist) and Alexandrina Chelu (guitar-voice). This new exhibition, organized during the Festum Varadinum, will be opened to the visitors until the 24th of May,  every working day between 8.00 and 19.00 hours, for free.

THE ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF THE  MEMBERS OF THE EURO FOTO ART INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION

 

Was opened on Saturday, the 14th of April 2018, at 11.00 hours, at the ”Euro Foto Art” Gallery, in front of a large number of visitors, including artists from Oradea, Baia Mare, Cluj-Napoca (Ro), Budapest and Szolnok (HU). Stefan Tóth AFIAP, the president of the ”Euro Foto Art” International Association, presented a short briefing of the last 10 years of the organization, which became a Cultural Embassy of Oradea, the Bihor region and of Romania through all over the world. The Euro Foto Art association is the organizer of 4  annual photographic international festivals in Romania and China and has 52 partner organizations from Europe, Asia and the USA. The 106 images taken by the 81 members of the association from Europe, Asia and the USA, were presented by dr. Ramona Novicov, art critic, who appreciated their execution high level. Stefan Tóth AFIAP, the association's president, gave the Appreciation Certificate to Gardó Zoltán for his continuous voluntary work in the exhibition's organizing between 2010 and 2018. The musical moments were offered by Gabriella Nagy, vice-manager of the Art Highschool Oradea, inviting Kozák József, a talented 8th grade student who played on violin, under the piano according of Teszler Júlia, pieces from Grigoras Dinica and Vittorio Monti. The young talented student, prepared by his teacher Anita Lupse, was rewarded with great applauses for his performance. The exhibition organized by the ”Euro Foto Art” International Association in partnership with the ”Nufarul” Photoclub and the ”Gheorghe Sincai” Regional Library, will be opened to the visitors until the 7th of May 2018, during 8.00 and 19.00 hours on working days, for free.

 


IMPRESSIVE OPENING AT THE EURO FOTO ART GALLERY

 

It took place on Friday, the 23rd of February 2018, at 18.00 hours in front of a large number of visitors. The host of the event was Stefan Tóth AFIAP, the founder and the president of the Nufarul photographic club (CNFO), for 42 years now. The beginning moments were dedicated to the loving memory of  Constantin Dancoglu EFIAPb, who passed away in the spring of 2017. After that, dr. Ramona Novicov, art critic, appreciated the 105 exposed images taken by the 15 members of the club. Christian Filipescu, the new counselor of the club spoke highly of Constantin Demeter and Gheorghe Petrila EFIAP for becoming honourable members. At the closing of the event, the president offered the honourable member diplomas and the excellence trophies to: Nicoleta Gabor, Ovidiu Gabor, Ovi. D. Pop EFIAP and Gelu Vrabie for their appreciable results in the last year. The musical moments were offered by the students of the Art Highschool, presented by Gabriela Nagy, the principal of the institution: Ferencz István, violin (3rd grade), Kozák Dávid şi Ioan Marian, violin (7th grade) and Pálfi Boróka, flute (8th grade) in the accompany of Ferencz Mercedesz, piano teacher.

 

International humorous photography exhibition in Oradea

 

It is a known fact that April 1st is also known as April Fools’ Day. Sending our friends to a fake meeting or other similar jokes have been a common practice in most European countries dating back to the 16th Century. We have tied our newest international exhibition about humorous photography to this day. The exhibition was opened in the “Euro Foto Art” Gallery” in Oradea in the last day of March. Over 100 color or black and white photographs, taken by members of the 33 partner organizations of “Euro Foto Art” International Association from Europe and Asia have been put up on display. Members of the Photojournalists’ Club Bihor have also displayed their works in this exhibition. The club functions as part of the International Association. Works taken by the following artists have been put up on display: Aelenei Robert (ES), Baoku Xu (CN), Bikfalvi Zsolt (RO), Bock Paul (SUA), Borbély Johanna (A), Bozsoki Adrienn (RO), Egyed Ufó Zoltán (RO), Farkas Alexandra (RO), Filipescu Christian (RO), Fülöp Csaba (RO), Georgescu Dragoș (RO), Hayase Kisera(JP), Hágó Attila (RO), Holocsi Kálmán (HU), Kajtár Tibor (HU), Koizumi Masaaki (JP), Lepădatu Paul (RO), Lázár Eszter (IRL), +Marcello Materassi EFIAPg/ HonEFIAP (I), Marcovici Sebastian (RO), Marton Monica (RO), Mărculescu Ion (RO), Mészáros Ödön Budapesta (HU), Munteanu Cosmina (RO), Nick Orlov (UA), Oláh Tibor (HU), Paladean Vasile(UA), Pap István (RO), Petrila Gheorghe EFIAP (RO), Plájás István AFIAP (RO), Pop D. Ovi  (RO), Selegean Ovidiu (RO), Shenghua Yang (CN), Shihu Qian (CN), Simay Zsolt (RO), Stoica Marian (RO), Su Yang (CN), Süli István (HU), Szeghalmi Örs (RO), Szilagyi Lorand (RO), Takahahsi Kazuhiro (JP),  Tazaki Ryuichi (JP), Talpoș Gheorghe (RO), Toderici Remus (RO), Toma Andrei (MD), Tordai Ede EFIAPb (RO), Tóth Magdalena (RO), Tóth Ștefan AFIAP (RO), Tóth Tamás (GB), +Vasile Vénig AFIAP (RO), Vitaliy Podgurchenko AFIAP (RUSS), Wan Yi (CN), Zegheru Ion (RO) and Qingmo Peng (CN). The public could see in the international exhibition a series of images that capture fun moments, masterfully shot by the exhibiting artists. A part of the photographs were taken during other exhibits held at the “Euro Foto Art” Gallery. The organizers of the exhibition did not forget about the masters of European humorous photography, that were also represented in this exhibition with some exceptional works. The late photographer Vasile Vénig AFIAP, from Carei, former member of the “Nufărul” Photographic Club, is remembered with two photographs that follow an original idea, where one can see his creativity and sense of humor. The photograph, entitled “Instead of an obituary” shows the fate of a rooster who got to be fried on a nickel-plated tray. An original self portrait of the artist show him holding the camera and a bottle of spirits with the same hand, proves what originality can mean in photography. The late photographer Marcello MAterassi EFIAPs from Italy - honorary member of the “Euro Foto Art” International Association shows us a friendship relation that formed between a chicken and its master. The opening of the exhibition took place in front of a great crowd from our city and not only, on Friday, March 31st at 18:00 in the Euro Foto Art Gallery. The public present was greeted by Ștefan Tóth AFIAP, president of the Association. The photographs have been presented by Dr. Ramona Novicov, art critic. The musical moments have been provided by Alexandrina and Florin Chelu. The exhibition has been organized with support from the Oradea City Hall, Gheorghe Șincai County Library and the Nufărul photographic club of Oradea. It can be visited until April 20th 2017, between 8:00 and 19:00. Access is free.

 

Special Photographic exhibition from Cegled (HU)

 

The “Euro Foto Art” Gallery in Oradea is hosting, starting with June 15 2016, a valuable photographic exhibition from Hungary. This time, on the walls of the gallery, a total of 45 large photographs are put up for display, all taken by Apáti Tóth Sándor from Cegléd (HU). The artist was born on August 8 1948, in the city he currently resides in. He grew up among photographers and photography and he started taking his own pictures at the age of six. He begun participating with his works at the age of 13 in his first national photography salon. At the age of maturity, his photographs were exhibited in galleries in Tokyo, Brussels, Paris, Bordeaux or London. He is the founder of the Young Photographers’ Studio and is a member of the Hungarian Art Photographers’ Association as well as the National Union of Hungarian Artists. (Magyar Alkotóművészek Országos Egyesülete). With his works, he has organized until today over 60 exhibitions and over 10.000 of his creations were published by differend printing houses. Since he was 20, he has been a freelance photographer. During 1991-1995, he has been the coordinator of the Cegled television station. Today, together with his son, he owns and operates a private publishing house. About the successful exhibition presented in January 2015 at the headquarters of the Architecture Center in Budapest (FUGA), the artist stated the following: “ I began my career as photographer with great and hones beliefs. I saw dumb attitudes and anger from people across the world, which I wanted to change. I have not given up on my ideas, but in the latter stages of my road, I had to be thankful with the opportunity of presenting my works to the public, and in doing so – I give them the chance to know my struggles – Atlantis has succumbed to a world of stories and treasures. Away from life on Earth, my memories from “the dive” irresistibly find a way out of me and are transformed into a cycle. These images do not want to change anybody, only to leave a positive mark. In the best case, there will be a bit of sadness, which leaves a small amount of pain in us, because each of us will have to leave… Atlantis. In the opinion of the literature critic Szilagyi Marton, the photographs of Apati Toth Sandor are pursuing something that crosses the border of photographic art. The stake of this experiment is transforming an invisible world, with the help of a make-believe visual spectacle. The opening of the exhibition took place Wednesday, June 15 2016, with the participation of the artist, his wife and a great public, in the Euro Foto Art Gallery. His works were presented by Ramona Novicov - art critic- and personal impressions were presented by Szűcs László - publicist from Oradea. The exhibition was opened by Ștefan Tóth AFIAP - president of the “Euro Foto Art” Association. Musical moments were provided by Thurzó Sándor József (viola) and Adiadna Mircescu. The exhibition, organized in partnership with the Oradea City Hall and the County Library, with support from the Bihor County Council, will be available to the public until June 29. Access is free.

The personal exhibition of Domokos Maria from Budapest (HU)

 

The curators of the „Euro Foto Art” Gallery have prepared a news exhibit for their visitors. This time, on the walls of the well-known gallery, black and white, as well as color photographs have been set up, all made by Domokos Maria (Domokos Miklósné Gombosi Mária) from Budapest (HU). The exhibition is made up of 100 photographs of 30x40 cm dimensions, all made on film. The photographers is a 70 years ofl mathemathician, married, the mother of two children and grandmother of 7 grandchildren. She has been taking photos for 50 years. She is currently at her 6th important exhibition:  “Saint István ” Museum fromSzékesfehérvár (1998), “Pázmány Péter” University from Piliscsaba (1998), Hungarian Academy in Rome (2000), “Németh László” Library Hódmezővásárhely (2001), Hungarian Institute in Paris (2002), “Szabó Ervin” Library in Budapest (2011). For this exhibition, the selection was made from her 20.000 negatives that she took in all these years. Her favorite themes are Budapest, Prague, Rome and Hódmezővásárhely. “I have constantly struggled to show the local specific atmosphere in my photos”, declares the artist. The opening of the exhibition took place on the 25th of March 2016, at 18:00, in front of an intimate audience. The exhibited works have been presented by the photographer Ștefan Toth AFIAP – president of the Euro Foto Art Association, and Szűcs László - director of the “Várad” magazine. The musical moments have been provided by Thúrzó Sándor József, who interpreted a few well known compositions by Hungarian composers. This new exhibit is organized in partnership with the “Gheorghe Șincai” County Library from Oradea, with the support of the Bihor County Council and is open to the public until April 8th 2016, between 8 am and 7 pm, while access is free.

The international exhibition of women photographers in Oradea

 

The leadership of the “Euro Foto Art” Association – regional member in the International Photographic Art Federation (FIAP) – has decided to organize yearly an international exhibition of women photographers, with the theme “ the woman”. For this year’s exhibition, women photographers from parner associations of the “Euro Foto Art”  have been invited to take part (the Czech Republic, Croatia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Hungary and Ukraine) as well as from Asia (Japan and China). The 100 black-white and color photographs have been taken by 42 participants: Alfereva Alice (RUS), Alfereva Ekaterina (RUS), Belash Anna (RUS), Benyovszki Tünde (RO), Bogina Natalia (RUS),  CHIGIRA Keiko (JP), Chlumecká Sona (CZ), Borbély Johanna Eszter (RO), Cinteza Eliza (RO), Demetrescu Elena (RO), Derek Sporano Adriana (HR), Dobos Bella Noémi (RO),   Driu Eli (RO), Farkas Alexandra (RO), Filipovici Mariana (HR), Gál Márta  Emese (RO),Gingăraşu Luciana (RO), Hayase  Kisera (JP), Iancu Daniela (RO), Jukova Olga (RUS), Kabanova Maria (RUS), Kerestély Tünde (RO),  Kertész Katalin (RO), Koshtura Karolina (UA), Kovács Matild (HU), Krivozubova Daria (RUS), Kopják Angelika (SK), Mei Lin (CN),  Morvay Szabó Edina (RO), Milic Ivana (HR), Moş Andreea (RO), Mihaela Cotiga (RO), Nadezhda Kaliskina (RUS), Onaca Karolina Ewa (PL),Orbán Enikő (RO),  Rădulescu Mirela (RO), Rusu Adela Lia AFIAP (RO), Sella Krisztina (RO), Shtefan Lyuba (UA), Újfalvi Annamária  (HU), Valkai Réka (HR),  Virágh Mária (SK) şi Vitos Hajnal (RO). From Romania, photographers from Bucharest, Carei, Slatina, Oradea, Târgoviște, Târgu Mureș are present. The exhibited works show various approaches towards the theme. In this context, the visiting public will be able to discover among the exhibts a series of portrait made in different European countries, as well as from Japan and China. The opening of the exhibition will be a part of the manifestations dedicated to the International Womens’ Day – 8th March 2016, at 18:00. At this event, prof. Ligia Mirișan – director of the “Gheorghe Șincai” Library in Oradea – has congratulated the president of the “Euro Foto Art” Association for the great innitiative he had in the field of photographic art and has appreciated the great value of the exhibits. The actress Kiss Törék Ildikó praied the way in which the photographs capture the faces of young women, mothers and grandmothers, which are celebrated accross the world on the 8th of March. The exhibits were presented by Ștefan Toth AFIAP - president of the “Euro Foto Art” Association  -  handed out flower bouquets to the guests of honor. The musical moments have been provided by Thurzó Sándor József, who has interpreted „ Baroque dances for solo viola” by Charlotte Hampe, from the „Romanian folk Dances” Suite – the composition „Din dramboaie” adapted for solo viola by the interpret. Ariadna and Gerogiana – bassoon players, have played compositions from the refferece reperoire of women composers from accross the world. The new exhibit is organized with the support of the Bihor County Council, in partnership with the Gheorghe Șincai County Library from Oradea. It ca be visited until March 24 2016, between 8 and 19 in the afternoon. Entrance is free.