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NIKOLO BALKANSKI, SAI Nikolo Balkanski studied fine art in Bulgaria and Finland and exhibited his first one-man show at age twenty-one. He built a strong following in Europe as a master of portraiture and landscapes, with major exhibitions in Bulgaria, Finland, Sweden, England, France, and the United States. He is highly regarded as an inspirational teacher and mentor. Balkanski's work has been exhibited with Artists of America, the Colorado Governor's Invitational where he received the Collector's Choice Award in 1999, Great American Artists, Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale,(Artist's Choice Award 2007), Artists of the West, Bradford Brinton Museum, Arts for the Parks where he won Best Landscape in 1995.

Nikolo's artwork currently is represented by Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, Colorado, Knox Galleries, Denver, Beaver Creek, CO, Harbor Springs, Michigan, Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder, CO, Spirits in the Wind Gallery, Golden, CO and Weatherburn Gallery, Naples, Florida.

Selected Art Exhibitions in US

  1. American Collectors Invitational, Scottsdale, Arizona
  2. American Miniatures Show, Tucson, Arizona
  3. American Traditionalist Art Group
  4. American Marine Legacy, Carmel, California
  5. Art Fest, Fort Collins, Colorado
  6. Art for the Mountain Community, Evergreen, Colorado
  7. Art of the West, Great Falls, Montana
  8. Artists of the West, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  9. Artists of America, Denver, Colorado
  10. Biennial Brinton Invitational, Big Horn, Wyoming
  11. Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale, Cody, Wyoming
  12. C.M.Russell Auction of Western Art, Great Falls, Montana
  13. Colorado Governor's Invitational, Loveland, Colorado
  14. Colorado Opera Festival Art Show & Sale
  15. Columbia River Art Expo, Richland, Washington
  16. Coors Western Exhibit & Sale, Denver, Colorado
  17. Denver Art Review, Denver, Colorado
  18. Great American Artists, Cincinnati, Ohio
  19. Great American Landscape, Carmel, California
  20. Impressions of the Southwest, Pueblo, Colorado
  21. Masters in Miniature, Great Falls, Montana
  22. Plain Air, Denver, Colorado
  23. Representing the West, Pueblo, Colorado
  24. Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction, Fort Collins, Colorado
  25. Rocky Mountain PBS Art Auction, Denver, Colorado
  26. Salon d'Arts, Denver, Colorado
  27. Society of American Impressionists, Naples, Florida
  28. Spirit of the Great Plains, Kearney, Nebraska
  29. The Museum of Western Art, Kerrville, Texas
  30. We Love Evergreen, Evergereen, Colorado

Selected Publications

  • "Expressing the Visual Language of the Landscape" International Artist Publishing Inc. 2002
  • "Painting the Landscape" Southwest Art, June 2001
  • "Selling more or selling out" International Artist, Feb/March.2000
  • "Composing with Water" The Artist Magazine. Oct.1998
  • "Put it in Print" U.S.Art, April 1995
  • "Arts Review", London 1983
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