PHOTOGRAPHIC ART EXHIBITION
"TOWERS OF BUILDINGS FROM ORADEA"
The Foundation for the Protection of Historical Monuments from Bihor County (FPMIJB) and the "Euro Photo Art" International Association (AIEFA) have decided to diversify the themes of the exhibitions organized in the Oradea City Hall Tower. In the future, the exhibitions will be made up of the most valuable images accepted and awarded in the contests announced in advance, in which any amateur or professional photographer can participate. The most valuable works will be rewarded with a prize of 400 lei, respectively with various Mezey Lajos plaques (the first Oradean photographer). In this context, the rules of the competition organized with the support of Summit Agro Romania were announced and published in the middle of August 2022. For the competition, the organizers received 102 images taken by amateur photographers from Budureasa (BH), Cluj Napoca, Constanța, Mizieș (BH), Oradea, Salonta (BH), Sântandrei (BH) and Vadu Crișului (BH). A jury consisting of Larisa Birta (Oradea City Hall), Angela Lupșea (FPMIJB) and the photographer artist Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP, ESFIAP, accepted for exhibition 39 black and white and color photographs, taken by: Bulzan Andrei, Copoș Casian- Lucian, Costea Maria, Demeter Constantin Liviu, Durduman Burtescu Tudor, Grava Bianca-Adelina, Filip Raul Adrian, Kenéz Emese, Marton Monica, Ilies Maria, Iștoc Marius, Nagy Nándor, Niță Alexandra-Ioana, Oraș Adrian, Oros Claudiu, Savciuc Alexandru , Silaghi Sergiu, Suciu Eduard and Şaramet Izabella Ioana. Among the works accepted, the jury awarded the first prize (400 lei in money) to the competitor Demeter Constantin Liviu from Oradea. Considering the special artistic level of the accepted images, the jury decided to award 2 Mezey Lajos plaques (the first photographer from Oradea) to the competitor Nagy Nándor from Oradea, respectively to Filip Raul Adrian from Vadu Crișului. The opening of the exhibition and the presentation of prizes will take place on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 17:00 in the hall of the Tower, to which all competitors will be invited to participate. The exhibited works can also be viewed at: https://www.eurofotoart.com/efa-exbhibitions-halls/oradea-city-hall-tower/04/ and they will also be able to be viewed on the screens of modern means of transport in our municipality , thanks to the protocol concluded with AIEFA and OTL Bihor. The new photography exhibition at the Town Hall Tower will remain available to the visiting public until 25.11.2022 and can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday between 10:00 and 18:00.
The personal exhibition of the photographer artist
Cătălin Vezetiu (Rm. Vâlcea)
In continuation of the cycle of summer exhibitions of photographic art, the "Ștefan Vilidár István" Gallery, EFA Exhibition Center Oradea - Romania within the Princely Palace of the Oradea Medieval Citadel (Building C, first floor) managed by the "Nufărul" Photographic Club Oradea (CFNO) will host, starting on August 30, 2022, the personal exhibition of the renowned photographer artist Cătălin Vezetiu from Râmnicu Vâlcea. The exhibition entitled "Mirage, between night and day" is organized in partnership with the Association for the Promotion of Tourism in Oradea and Surroundings (APTOR) and with the support of Summi Agro Romania and is made up of 50 black and white and color photos of real artistic value that it includes several special genres of photographic art: landscape, wildlife (wild life) and astrophotography."The passion for photographic art began in 2014 when my wife gave me a camera. I was disappointed with the first photo, which is why I specialized in photographic art through courses and workshops," states Cătălin Vezetiu. Due to his personal consistency, his photos began to be appreciated, which is why he decided to join the "Floarea de Colț" Photoclub from Râmnicu Vâlcea (a partner organization of the "Euro Photo Art" International Association) and become a member of the Photographers' Artists Association from Romania (AAFR). Until now, he has held personal exhibitions, the most famous being the one dedicated to the Centenary of the Great Union, "My Romania", in which he exhibited 25 of his own photographs. In Oradea he presents his personal exhibition for the first time. He also participated in group exhibitions, both in the country and abroad, including those organized by AIEFA. His soul project is the collaboration with the painter Sorina Lambrino from Ploiești, with whom he made two exhibitions of photography and painting in Ploiești and Râmnicu Vâlcea. "Photography for me has become a part of me, a lifestyle, it defines me and is part of me. A passion that excites me every time I pick up the camera to shoot, because it always allows me to do as I feel. The success of a photograph depends on the combination of strong emotional experience and physical effort," says the exhibiting photographer artist. The opening of the exhibition will take place in the presence of the author on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at 6:00 p.m., to which the organizers invite all photography lovers to participate. The event will be transmitted online and on the Facebook platform of the Association: https://www.facebook.com/EuroFotoArtAssociation The public physically present as well as on the online platform will be greeted by the curator of the exhibition, photographer artist Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP, ESFIAP. The works will be presented by the art critic Dr. Ramona Novicov. The musical moments of the opening will be supported by the representative of the "Duo Sole Fide" Group, the artist Thurzó Sándor József, who will perform several pieces from the Romanian repertoire on the viola: "Moment zhladiu by Corneliu Torsan" (1906-1982), "Romanian Dance" by Béla Bartók (1881-1945), "Lullaby" by Zeno Vancea (1900-1990) and Evening Song by Ludovic Feldman (1893-1987). All exhibits can be viewed on the AIEFA website https://www.eurofotoart.com/efa-exbhibitions-halls/stefan-vilidar-istvan-gallery-oradea/11/ and will be also see the modern means of transport in our municipality, thanks to the protocol concluded with AIEFA and OTL Bihor. The new personal exhibition of the photographer artist Cătălin Vezetiu will remain available to the visiting public until September 16, 2022, daily between 08:00 and 20:00, to which public access is free.
Personal exhibition Retrospective
Adrian Drăgan (Oradea)
Although we are in the middle of the summer season, the "Ștefan Vilidár István" Gallery, EFA Oradea - Romania Exhibition Center in the Princely Palace of the Oradea Medieval Citadel (Building C, first floor) managed by the "Nufărul" Photographic Club Oradea (CFNO) will host from on August 11, 2022, the personal exhibition of Oradean photographer Adrian Drăgan. The exhibition organized in partnership with the Association for the Promotion of Tourism in Oradea and Surroundings (APTOR) and with the support of Summi Angro Romania is made up of 50 black and white and color photographs that include several genres of photographic art: essays, portraits, landscapes, socio- photos, traditions and folk customs. The author of the exhibition, Adrian Drăgan, was born in 1983 and in 2017 he graduated from the photographic technique and art course organized by the Photographic Club "Nufărul" from Oradea (CFNO) led by the artist Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP, ESFIAP president of the International Association "Euro Photo Art" (AIEFA) and CFNO. After finishing the course, he becomes a creative member of AIEFA. With his works he participated in a series of national and international projects organized by AIEFA. "For me photography means a challenge to present the people around us as I see them through the lens of the camera. It is also a concern that gives me a lot of sentimental satisfaction. This personal exhibition is a culmination of the efforts made to create these images, which are so close to my soul" states the exhibiting photographer artist. All the exhibits can be admired on the AIEFA website https://www.eurofotoart.com/efa-exbhibitions-halls/stefan-vilidar-istvan-gallery-oradea/10/ The opening of the exhibition will take place in the presence of the author on Thursday, August 11 2022, 18:00, to which the organizers invite all photography lovers to participate. The event will be broadcast online and on the Facebook platform of the Association: https://www.facebook.com/EuroFotoArtAssociation The public present physically as well as on the online platform will be greeted by the curator of the exhibition, the artist photographer Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP, ESFIAP, the curator of the exhibition. The musical moments of the opening will be supported by the representative of the "Duo Sole Fide" Group, the artist Thurzó Sándor József, who will perform several pieces from the Romanian repertoire on the viola: "Evening Song" by Ludovic Feldman, "Melody" by Liana Alexandra Serban, "Lullaby" by Zeno Vancea and "Din drâmboaie" by Hilda Jerea. The new Adrian Drăgan retrospective personal exhibition will remain available to the visiting public until August 29, 2022, daily between 08:00 and 20:00, at which public access is free.
PHOTO MARATHON IN HUNGARY
As a pre-event to the 10th edition of Saint Ladislaus’ Days,Euro Foto Art International Association (AIEFA), in partnership with Szent László Association Oradea, are hosting a photographic marathon for photo artists of the neighbouring country. The marathon includes 3 exhibitions of high artistic value, organized under the auspices of the The International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), recognized by UNESCO.
The event will open on Friday, 16 June, at 6 PM, at the "Ştefan Vilidár István” Gallery in the Princely Palace of the Fortress of Oradea (C building, 1st floor). In this gallery, Budapest photographer Bereki Anikó’s personal exhibition will be opened, entitled My Balaton is Our Balaton. The exhibition features 50 artistic photographs of the beautiful lake Balaton in Hungary, taken throughout the four seasons of the year. The artist is also an editor of Hungary’s Radio Kossuth. “I have lived near Lake Balaton, in Zamárdi, for 25 years. I used to love going down to the shore in autumn and winter, but also in the spring, when the snow was melting. In the summer, I prefer the angry, stormy Balaton. The colours of the lake seem mesmerizing to me, I can’t get enough of them. I have selected the images exhibited now from the “crop” of the past 20 years. I hope everybody will find at least one of them that they like! If this happens, then this exhibition will not have been in vain” - the artist declares. The exhibition has already been opened in several galleries in Europe, such as Lendava (Slovenia), Bratislava (Slovakia) as well as Siófok, Budapest, Zamárdi and Balatonszemes (Hungary). Oradea is the first city in Romania where it has travelled. The audience present at the opening will be greeted by the exhibition’s curator, Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP, ESFIAP, president of AIEFA. The exhibition will be officially opened by Zatykó Gyula, manager of the festival entitled Saint Ladislaus’ Days. The opening will include a cultural program presented by the group Duo Sola Fide. Members: Thurzó Sándor József (viola) and Fórián Andrea (poems). The exhibition is organized in partnership with the Association for the Promotion of Tourism in Oradea and the Region, with the support of Summit Agro Romania, and will remain open to the public until the end of June 2022. All the images featured in the exhibition can be viewed here: https://www.eurofotoart.com/efa-exbhibitions-halls/stefan-vilidar-istvan-gallery-oradea/08/.
Another exhibition will feature works by the members of Debrecen Photo Club (HU), a partner organization of AIEFA, which celebrates 90 years of existence this year. The anniversary exhibition features more than 70 photographs taken by members of the club: Andics Árpád, Apáti Annna, Aszman Ferenc, Balogh P. László, BorbélyTamás, Dremak Albert, F. Nagy Piroska, Fene Kata, Fülöp György, Gervai Tamás, Gink Károly, Gisser Gyula, Hapák József, Hollik István, Horváth Katalin, Horváth István, Illés Gábor, Jager István, Kanyo Ferenc, Károlyi Gábor, Károlyiné Etelka, Keresztesi Éva, Kis Sándor, Kiss Edit Mária, Kocsis István, Konyhás István, Koszta József, Kövesi Eszter, Kövesi Péter, Lelesz Péter, Máthé András, Méhész Balázs, Micskey István, Papp János, Pathó Sándor, Pósán Lajos, Seres Géza, Süli István, Szabó Antónia, Széles Lajos, Szilágyi László, Takács András, Takács István, Tóth Zsolt, Vadász György, Varga József, Várkonyi Zsolt, Vencsellei István, Veres Hajni, Vida István ,and Zoltay Károly. The exhibition will be opened in the presence of 15 photographers from Oradea’s twin city, Debrecen, on Sunday, 19 June 2022, at 11 AM, in Euro Foto Art Gallery, exhibition centre of FIAP Oradea-Romania, located inside Oradea City Museum, a department of Țării Crișurilor Museum. During the opening, speeches will be made by the presidents of the two organizations, Máthé András of Debrecen, as well as Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP, ESFIAP. Artist Thurzó Sándor József will play Hungarian musical pieces on the viola. The exhibition is organized with the support of Summit Agro Romania, and will remain open to the public until 11 July 2022, and its material can be viewed here: https://www.eurofotoart.com/efa-exbhibitions-halls/fiap-exhibition-center-oradea/02/.
The third exhibition is an individual one by cultural anthropologist and Reformed pastor dr. Nagy Károly Zsolt from Sárospatak (HU), organized in partnership with the Foundation for the Protection of Historic Monuments in Bihor County. The opening will take place at the Zion Synagogue in Oradea, on Saturday, 25 June 2022, in the presence of the author, his family, and Duo Sola Fide Cultural Group.The exhibition entitled “...since we have lost you...” - Images from the House of the Living features 80 black and white photographs of high artistic value taken in the Jewish Cemetery of Salgótarján street in Budapest. “The photographs exhibited in the gallery give the illusion of walking through the Salgótarján street cemetery, only stopping to take in the message of each photograph taken from my point of view. The diversity of the past fossilized into the present, the knowledge of spiritual values received from famous Jewish personalities who lie here, religion, culture, architecture – these are the constituents of the message of my exhibition” - the artist declares. The audience present at the opening will be greeted by the exhibition’s curator, Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP, ESFIAP, president of AIEFA, as well as member Fórián Andrea. The exhibition will be presented by writer Visky András from Cluj Napoca and officially opened by Zatykó Gyula, manager of the festival entitled Saint Ladislaus’ Days. Musical interludes will be provided by Thurzó Sándor József (viola) and O. Andrássy Katalin (piano). The exhibition is organized with the support of Summit Agro Romania, and will remain open to the public until 17 July 2022. All works exhibited can be viewed at https://www.eurofotoart.com/efa-exbhibitions-halls/the-neolog-synagogue-zion-oradea/01/.
Thanks to a partnership with Oradea’s local transportation company OTL and the support of Summit Agro Romania (sponsor of AIEFA), the material of the three exhibitions will be displayed to the public on the screens inside the public transportation vehicles on 17 July 2022. All openings will be broadcast live at the address of the Association: https://www.facebook.com/EuroFotoArtAssociation
BIATORBÁGY PHOTOCLUB MEMBER EXHIBITION (HU)
It has become a tradition for the International Association "Euro Foto Art" (AIEFA) to organize in partnership with the Museum of the Land of Crișuri - Museum Complex, through the section of the Museum of Oradea, and with the support of Summit Agro Romania, under the auspices of the International Federation of Photographic Art UNESCO), exhibitions of the work of the 52 AIEFA Partner Organizations in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In this context, 72 monocolor and color photographs, made by the members of the “Biatorbágy” Photoclub (HU), will be installed on the walls of the longest-lived permanent photographic art gallery in Romania: Bozzai Attila, Csörögi Dóra, Frindt Péter, Jandó Zsuzsa, Kigyós Lajos, Kiss Andrea, Magyar János, Maráczi László, Mátrai Sándor, Pintér Zsuzsanna, Solymos Ákos, Szabolcs Eszter, Szécsényi Zsuzsa and Tonomár Mónika. In 2009 a group of friends were touched by the joy of photography, the following year laying the foundations of an association, in order to turn the hobby concern into consecration. The new association has joined the Hungarian Photoclub Union (MAFOSZ). The works of the members participated with great success both individually in various international competitions, as well as Club collections in those organized under the auspices of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP). In this context, in 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2021, the Photoclub's collections won the title of MAFOSZ Organization of the Year, and in 2016 it received the “Karikó János” cultural award from the City of Biatorbágy. In 2020, the collection of the Biatorbágy Photo Club (HU) won the “World Cup of Photo Clubs”, organized by AIEFA. Also, in 2018, the Photoclub's collection obtained the 11th place at the FIAP World Cup. Also with the Chiaroscuro Photo Club in Piove di Sacco (Italy), Sille Sanat Sarayi (Turkey) and Catchlight Camera Club (Northern Ireland) a number of joint photo projects were organized. Being a Fotoclub collection, the theme of the exhibition is varied, being present most of the genres of photographic art: reportage, nature, sports, landscapes, drone images, architecture, portraits, Hungarian and Romanian folk traditions and customs, respectively from Asia, macro photography, underwater and essays. It is to be appreciated that several subjects were photographed in different picturesque places of Romania. "The collection of" Biatorbágy "(HU) photographers can be characterized by a simplicity in approaching the subjects photographed and by the special artistic value of the exhibits". Also, the way of illuminating the images and their message will conquer the visiting public ", states the curator of the exhibition the artist photographer Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP, ESFIAP. The opening of the international exhibition will take place on Sunday, April 10, 2022, at 11:00, in the Euro Photo Art Gallery, FIAP Exhibition Center Oradea - Romania, within the Museum of the Land of Crișurilor - Museum Complex, Oradea City Museum section. During the opening, the special medal of the International Federation of Photographic Art will be awarded to the artist Florinan Chelu Madeva, the founder of the Rock Philharmonic Oradea, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of his life. The event will be broadcast online on the Association's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EuroFotoArtAssociation The musical moments of the opening will be offered by the Rock Philharmonic Oradea artists, who will perform several pieces from the international repertoire. The exhibition of Hungarian photographers can be visited until 06.05.2022, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 18:00 (Monday - closed). The exhibited images can also be admired on the website of the International Association: https://www.eurofotoart.com/efa-exbhibitions-halls/fiap-exhibition-center-oradea/.
OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHER ERDÉLYI OLIVIA (SRB)
”Ștefan Vilidár István” Gallery, EFA Exhibition Center Oradea - Romania from the Princely Palace of the Medieval Citadel Oradea (Building C, 1st floor) managed by the Photographic Club “Nufărul” Oradea (CFNO) will host the opening of the exhibition of the photographer Erdély Olivia (SRB) . On this occasion, 50 photographs grouped in several cycles will be exhibited: reports, socio-photographs, static nature and landscapes. The photographer was born in 1984 in Subotica, Vojvodina (SRB), is a road transport technician and lives in Backi-Vinograd. / Királyhalom (SRB). She is a graduate of the online course of technique and photographic art organized by the International Association "Euro Foto Art" (AIEFA) in partnership with the Carpathian Basin Institute in Várpalota (HU). After graduating, he became a member of AIEFA based in Oradea. The works were carried out this year in the region where he lives: only 1 km from the SRB-HU border crossing point, reason to have the opportunity to make a special cycle of photographic point of view about migrants but unusual images of animals on the farm where they work. "Art has always been a part of my life. As a way of self-expression, I first used drawing and writing poetry, then I learned the tricks of embroidery and felt and created my own things in this field. I was interested in photography from the age of 16, but I didn't have the opportunity to buy a camera, which is why I borrowed "dark light drawing cameras". For me, the art of photography is one of the most excellent forms of self-expression. Through the images I am given the opportunity to present the world around me and to convey my feelings at the time of the birth of the images ”says the author of the exhibition Erdélyi Olivia. The opening of the exhibition will take place in the presence of the author and her husband, in compliance with the health and epidemiological regulations in force. The event will be broadcast online on the facebook platform of the Association: https://www.facebook.com/EuroFotoArtAsociatieInternationala/ The audience present physically as well as on the online platform will be greeted by the photographer Ștefan TÓTH István AFIAP the president of the International Association “Euro Foto Art” and CFNO. The musical moments will be offered by the representative of the "Duo Varadiensis" Chamber, the artist Thurzó Sándor József (viola) who will perform several Hungarian musical pieces (according to his personal arrangement for viola): "Sein Lied" by Bihari Sándor, "Evening by the fire" by Kodály Zoltán, “Szekler Evening” by Bartók Béla and “Memories” by Dávid Popper. The event will also be attended by students of the High School of Arts in Oradea with a musical program specially prepared for this event. The new exhibition organized in partnership with the Association for the Promotion of Tourism in Oradea and Surroundings (APTOR) will remain available to the visiting public until January 4, 2022, daily from 08:00 to 20:00, where public access is free. All images accepted at the International Competition can be admired on the website of the Association https://www.eurofotoart.com/efa-creator-members/033-erdelyi-olivia/