Capital One Bank Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park Announces 2012 Featured Artist
HOUSTON (February 29, 2012) – The Bayou City Art Festival announces international artist Tanya Doskova as the Featured Artist for the 41st Annual Capital One Bank Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park, which takes place March 23 – 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The featured artwork for the 41st Annual Capital One Bank Bayou City Art Festival is Doskova’s Spanish themed, La Corrida. “This piece is dedicated to young Picasso. He loved dressing up and playing the Matador. In my painting he is the bull and bullfighter. Fighting himself, he 'grabbed the bull by the horns' when still a child,” explains Doskova.
With a Masters of Art degree in Printmaking, Doskova is known for her imaginative, digitally-created artwork in a Magical Realism style. Originally from Bulgaria, she now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
“We are thrilled to feature an international artist for the upcoming Memorial Park Festival,” said Art Colony Association Executive Director Kelly Kindred. “Tanya’s imaginative and whimsical style brings fresh perspectives to real life subjects which appeals to a broad audience. We are lucky to have her as part of our festival this year.”
Living in London for five years prior to moving to Canada, Doskova presented her artwork in more than 20 group exhibitions as well as three solo exhibitions in Soho. She has a long list of accolades and honors which include five major Canadian Awards from the Canadian Association of Photographers and Illustrators (CAPIC). From 1998 to 2002, Doskova had a stint in computer animation and special effects for the film industry working for U2 and Ridley Scott’s post-production house ‘The Mill’ and Jim Henson’s Creature Shop in England. She also created special effects for Enemy of the State, Babe 2 and Pitch Black.
Recently, Doskova was recognized with an Award of Excellence in the Communication Arts Illustration Annual Competition giving her worldwide recognition and exposure. To view samples of her artwork or to learn more about her, visit www.tanyadoskova.com.
Prior to each Bayou City Art Festival, a judging committee solicits artwork from five potential artists of which one is honored as the featured artist. The featured artist is then asked to produce the festival’s featured artwork, which is used to create a consistent theme across the festival’s billboards, posters, programs and t-shirts.
The Capital One Bank Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park is an award-winning one-of-a-kind outdoor art gallery that has gained national recognition from AmericanStyle Magazine and the International Festival & Events Association. The festival celebrates the vitality and diversity of Houston and enriches the city’s arts environment and reputation. Over the past 41 years, the Bayou City Art Festivals have raised more than $2.6 million for local nonprofit organizations. The annual, juried, fine art event boasts a unique outdoor gallery experience brimming with 300 top galleried artists representing 18 artistic media. Adding to the festive art walk are wine cafés, an interactive creative zone for children, restaurants, and a performing arts stage with on-going multicultural musical and dance entertainment.
The festival is located in Houston’s beautiful Memorial Park located at South Picnic Lane. There is no public parking in Memorial Park; however, the festival provides a free, convenient shuttle service from 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Northwest Mall located at the 610 North Loop at 18th Street and shuttle service located at the Downtown Theatre District parking lot from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday only. Parking at the Northwest Mall is free and parking at the Downtown Theatre District parking lot will be at their standard rate. For preferred shuttle transportation, pick up an EZ Rider Pass at any Capital One Bank branch starting March 12, 2012 to get preferred shuttle service from the Northwest Mall location.
Ticket Information: Tickets available online at www.bayoucityartfestival.com or at the gate day of. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and children 12 and under are free.
Festival sponsors include KTRK-TV ABC 13, Houston Area Cadillac Dealerships,
Culture Map, Green Mountain Energy, Apache Corporation, Houston Chronicle, New York and