Bielsko-Biala - Poland, Grand Rapids Sister Cities

ArtPrize 2016 Visiting Artist, Inez Baturo

Grand Rapids Sister Cities International Bielsko-Biała, Poland, Committee announces Bielsko-Biała artist Inez Baturo. She is participating in ArtPrize 2016. Her black and white landscape photography is displayed at Homestead Suites by Hilton, 161 Ottawa, NW.

“We are pleased to host Ms. Baturo as an extension of our Grand Rapids Sister Cities friendships,” Mayor Rosalynn Bliss said. “Ms. Baturo’s photography is timeless and it defies boundaries.” Co-founder and co-curator of the Gallery of Photography B&B in Bielsko-Biała, Baturo’s photographs have been published in “Playboy”, “Voyage”, “National Geographic”, “Podróże”.

She has authored “The Beskidy Mountains”, “The Beskids”, “Cieszyn”, “Inez Baturo–Landscape Photography.” Her images are published in the books “Polish Mountains”, “BielskoBiała”.

Her achievements and work include the Foundation Centre of Photography, the FotoArtFestival (a biennial of top world photography), Co-owner of the Baturo Publishing House, the Union of Polish Nature Photographers, member of the Forum Agency (Warsaw, Poland), member of the IRIS, the organization promoting women in arts (Great Britain). Her full bio including her numerous awards received and exhibitions is available on the ArtPrize website.

img_17292016 ArtPrize artist Inez Baturo, GRSCI president Renata Horvath, and eightWest Terri DeBoer

See Baturo’s full interview on WOODTV eightWest.

Baturo follows fellow Bielsko-Biała artist Natalia Pawlus, ArtPrize 2014, whose work is permanently displayed in the City of Grand Rapids Parking Services facility at 50 Ottawa, Avenue.

The Bielsko-Biała Sister City Committee is committed to furthering our relationship by promoting understanding and mutual respect through exchanges in culture, art, education, and community and economic development.