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The final of 6th "Z krosna do Krosna" biennial

Rena Wota, Twisted - Grand Prix of 6th "Z krosna do Krosna", 2010

Jury & The Opening Day - 2010
Premiere Exhibition's Gallery - 2010
Laureates' Gallery - 2010

Traditionally on the last Friday of August one could attend an opening exhibition of the 6th International Artistic Linen Cloth Biennial "Z krosna do Krosna" organised by the Craft Museum in Krosno. One day earlier, on 6th of August, jury had awarded winners.

112 artworks had been submitted for the 6th edition of the competition (including 14 entries in DEBUTS category), sent by 79 artists from 9 countries: Czech Republic, Finland, Japan, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine, USA.

Judges: chairman Prof. Irena Huml (PAN Institute of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland), members: Marta Hrebicková (Sarisska Galeria in Presov, Slovakia), Kostyal Laszlo (Gocseji Muzeum in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary), Norbert Zawisza (Central Museum of Textiles in Łódź, Poland), Ewa Mańkowska (Craft Museum in Krosno, Poland) have awarded:

Honorary mentions:
Ewa Bartosz-Mazuś - Poland
Maria Chojnacka - Poland
Havva Halaceli - Turkey
Tetiana Lukaszewicz - Ukraine
Hanna Żywicka - Poland

Statutory mentions:
Kazimiera Frymark-Błaszczyk - Poland
Ewa Poradowska-Werszler - Poland
Roma Rymszewicz-Ranz - Poland
Elwira Sztetner - Poland

3rd Prize - Halina Greslikova - Slovakia
3rd Prize - Bogusława Jaroszewicz-Fogler - Poland
2nd Prize - Wojciech Sadley - Poland
1st Prize - Elżbieta Kuźniar - Poland

Grand Prix:
Rena Wota - Poland

In DEBUTS category judges awarded Krystyna Grzybek, Poland.

The jury underlined a very high level of artworks submitted for the competition, noticing development and evolution of the International Artistic Linen Cloth Biennial "Z krosna do Krosna". Particularly great attention was put on innovative techniques that allow to attain a 3D effect within the fabric's structure. The judges also acknowledged great artistic value of works.

AKAPI Fund in memory of Anna Kobak-Pisowacka awarded its honorary prizes:
Daria Sołtan-Krzyżyńska - Poland
Barbara Pierzgalska - Poland
Halina Greslíkova - Slovakia

The Fund also awarded with honorary plaques for their contribution for the art of fibre: Prof. Irena Huml of PAN, Warsaw and Marta Hrebickova of Sarisska Galeria, Presov.

The 6th International Artistic Linen Cloth Biennial "Z krosna do Krosna" is one of the elements of a project "Good neighbourhood - cultural cooperation between Krosno and Presov" carried out by the Craft Museum and financed by the European Regional Development Fund, the Cross-border Cooperation Programme, the Republic of Poland - the Republic of Slovakia 2007-2013. The project includes a number of activities which aim at underlining the importance of culture and art as stimuli helping break the barriers in the development of the cross-border societies.

The premiere exhibition of the 6th International Artistic Linen Cloth Biennial "Z krosna do Krosna" is open to public until 17th of September in BWA Art Gallery in Krosno, Blich Street 2..

Honorary patronage over this event was taken by the Marshal of the Subcarpathian Voivodeship Mr. Zygmunt Cholewiński and the Mayor of the Town of Krosno Mr. Piotr Przytocki.TVP O/ Rzeszów has taken media patronage.

The Craft Museum in Krosno would like to thank participants of the Biennial who have donated their works thus enlarging our unique collection of artistic linen cloth.

The Craft Museum in Krosno

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