Mariana Ivanova

Years ago I discovered the amazing world of cross stitch pictures. Ever since then I devoted myself to this art media.
I love creating pictures with a needle and a thread and designing my own patterns. Walking among the streets I get inspired by the street lamps and the lanterns with their lights, beauty, elegance, and a bit of mystery. They add to the charm of the cities with their grace and stylishness. They symbolize the hopes - the light can always be found during dark times. It’s a challenge for me to present the light and the dark during the day and the night. I am interested in how the photos are translated into cross stitch. It is magical to see them converted into another medium.

Exhibitions:
2015 Red Winter, Pink Spring, Juried Exhibition, Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, BWI International Airport Baltimore
2015 Petite Squares, Wimsey Cove Framing & Art, Edgewater, MD
2015 Watercolor Club & Annapolis Arts Alliance, Maritime Museum, Annapolis, MD
2015 4th Annual Annapolis Arts Alliance Juried Show, Maritime Museum, Annapolis, MD
2015 Bay Woods Exhibit, Annapolis Arts Alliance, Annapolis, MD
2015 Fall Juried Show, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD
2016 Lowe House of Delegates, Juried Exhibition, Annapolis, MD
2016 Art Show at Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD
2016 Cities of the World, Juried Exhibition, Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, BWI International Airport Baltimore
2016 Spring Juried Show, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD
2016 Great Places, People, Things, Annapolis Arts Alliance, Annapolis Maritime Museum
2017 Art Show at Anne Arundel Community College, arnold, MD
2017 Stormy Weather, Juried Exhibition, Maryland federation of Art
2017 Melange 1, 6 Artists Show, Maryland Federation of Art
2017 Maryland Historical Connections, Juried Exhibition, Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, BWI International Airport Baltimore
2017 Fall Juried Show, Maryland Federation of Art
2018 Sky - International Online Juried Exhibition, Gallery Ring
2019 4th Annual Landscapes International Juried Exhibition, Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA
2019 Colors - 3rd Annual Art Exhibition, Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA
2019 Landscapes - International Juried Art show, Gallery Ring
2019 Colour - International Juried Art Show, Winner Juror’s Choice, Gallery Ring
2019 ARTventure - Juried Art Show, Costa Mesa Arts Committee, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, CA
2019 First Annual Juried Irvine Art Exhibition, Irvine Global Village Festival, Irvine, CA
2019 City International Juried Online Exhibition, Gallery Ring, Honourable Award
2019 Rooftop Gallery Exhibition, RedArtBox Gallery, CA


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