Shows & Publications


American Collectors Invitational, Scottsdale, Arizona

Artists of America, Denver, Co  

Program  Demonstration, 1993

Program Demonstration, 1998   

American Impressionist Society

Altitude & Attitude Exhibition, Denver, Colorado

Top Five, 2012 

American Miniatures

Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, Arizona 

American Traditionalists Art Group, Scottsbluff, Nebraska 

Always By Colorado, Loveland, Colorado

Third Place, 1991 

An American Marine Legacy, Carmel, California 

Arts for the Parks, Jackson, Wyoming 

Top 100, 1989

Top 100, 1991

Landscape Award of Merit, 1995 

Art Fest, Fort Collins, Colorado 

Art Preview, Chanel Six Art Auction, Denver, Colorado

Featured Artist in 2003 

Art of the West, High Desert Museum, Bend, Oregon 

Art for the Mountain Community, Evergreen, Colorado 

Artists of the West, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Featured Artist, 1991 

Biennial Brinton Invitational, Big Horn, Wyoming

Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale, Cody, Wyoming 

Mike Maier Memorial Award, 2006

Artists' Choice Award, 2007 

Premier Platinum Award, 2012 

William E. Weiss Purchase Award, 2012 C.M.Russell Auction of Western Art, Great Falls, Montana 

Colorado Art Open, Foothills Art Center, Golden, Colorado 

Colorado Governor's Invitational, Loveland, Colorado

Collectors' Choice Award, 1999 

Colorado Governor's Show,  Loveland, Colorado,

Award of Merit, 2018

Colorado Opera Festival Art Show & Sale, 

Colorado Springs, CO

Columbia River Art Expo, Richland, Washington 

CAA State Convention, Denver, Colorado 

Artists' Choice Award, 1991 

Popular' Choice Award, 1991 

First Place, 

Architectural Award, 1991 

Coors Western Exhibit & Sale, Denver, Colorado 

Eagle Valley Arts Council's Invitational, Vail, 

Colorado Historical Society Special Award, 1987 

Evergreen Artists Association, Evergreen, Colorado 

Best of Show, 1986

Evergreen Art Open, Evergreen, Colorado 

Best of Show, 2014 

Heart of the West, Bozeman, Montana 

Friendship Bridge, Evergreen, Colorado 

Great American Artists, Cincinnati, Ohio 

Great American Landscape, Aspen, Colorado 

Impressions of the Southwest, Pueblo, Colorado 

People Choice Award​, 1999      

International Artist Magazine Art Prize Challenge

Finalist, 2001 

Kent Denver Art Show & Sale, Denver, Colorado 

Masters in Miniature, Great Falls, Montana 

Miniature Masterpieces, Evergreen Fine Art, Colorado 

Night Walker  National Juried Art Exhibition, Fort Collins, CO

Best of Show, 1996

Oil Painters of America Second Place, Spring Online Showcase, 2012 

Third Place, Summer Online Showcase, 2012 

Honorable Mention, Fall Online Showcase, 2012 

Honorable Mention, Spring Online Showcase, 2013

First Place, Summer Online Showcase, 2013 

Presidents' Award Of Excellence, 2013, National Exhibition 

Signature Member, 2014 

First Place, Fall Online Showcase, 2016

Master Signature Member, 2016

Award of Excellence - Master Signature Division, OPA, Western  Regional, 2017 Impressionist Award of Excellence - Master Signature Division, OPA, National, 2018 

Silver Medal - Master Signature  Devision, OPA  Western  Regional, 2018 

Paint the Parks, Coutts Museum of Art, Kansas 

Grand Price Purchase Award Mini, 2012 

Plain Air Salon, PlainAir Magazine 

Second Place, 2012      

Representing the West, Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, CO 

First Place Award 

Juror's Choice, PBR Award, 2007 

Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction, Fort Collins, Colorado 

Rocky Mountains PBS Art Auction, Denver, Colorado

Featured Artist, 2003 

Salon d'Arts, Denver, Colorado, 2003

Settlers West Summer Show, Tucson, Arizona 

Spirit of the Great Plains, Kearney, Nebraska 

Portrait Demonstration, 1999, 2000 

Stampede Western Invitational, Greeley, Colorado 

Artist Choice Award, 2016 

The Brinton 101

Big Horn, Wyoming

The Evergreen Naturalists Audubon Society, Evergreen, CO

Best of Show, 1987

Honorable Mention, 1988 

The Museum of Western Art, Kerrville, Texas 

Western Regional Art Show & Sale, Colorado 

Best Oil Painting, 1994 

Weekend of the West, Evergreen, Colorado 

Western Rendezvous, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Theme Award, 1987

Third Place, 1987

Media Award, 1988 

Western Masters Art Show & Sale, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Western Art Show, Center for the Arts, Evergreen, Colorado 

Southwest Art Magazine Award of Excellence, 2009 

Western Spirit Art Show & Sale, Cheyenne, Wyoming 

People' Choice Award, 1995 

Jurors' Award, 1995 

Gallery Award, 1995 

Western Visions, Wildlife Art Museum, Jackson, Wyoming 

Window to the Divine, Denver, Colorado


Path to the Great Art, МЛАДЕЖ, 1980

Taidenäyttely Menestys, Alueuutiset, 1981 

Nikolon Pensselistä Lähtee Suomalaisia Muotokuvia, MeNaiset, 1981 

Virolainen's New Portrait, Uusi Suomi, 1982 

Now Painting Virolainen Bulgarian Balkanski, Ilta LehtiI, 1982 

Exhibitions, What'S On & Where To Go, 1983 

Art Review, London, 1983 Тhe International Student Days, University Circle, 1983 

The Finnish Portraits of One Bulgarian in England, Рoдолюбие, 1984 

Evergreen Faces become his Portraits,Canyon Courier, 1984 

High Profile, Rocky Mountain News, 1984 

Bulgarialaisen Ystävämme Kuvia, Ilta Lehti, 1984 

Nikolo Balkanski Utställning, Kvrkpressen, 1984

Den Stadgade Smaken, HUFVUDSTADSBLADET, 1984

Noted Portrait Artist Finds Subjects inEvergreen, Canyon Courier, 1985 Bulgarian Portrait Artist Inspired by Vail, The Vail Trail, 1986 

Evergreen Our Mountain Community, by Barbara and Gene Sternberg, 1987 Invitational Art Show Invites Best in Vail Valley, Vail Daily, 1987 ​

Capturing Love Impressions are Goals ofLocal Artists, Canyon Courier, 1988 ​Painter Captures Valley Residents on Canvas, Daily News-Sun, 1990 

Famed Portrait Artist Coming to Colleyville, Colleyville News and Time, 1990 

Portrait Artist Commissioning Work, Colleyville News and Time,1990

Artist's Sales will Benefit Library, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1990 

Grapevine Bank Hosts Balkanski Exhibition, The Grapevine Sun, 1990 

Artists of the West, Cheyenne Mountain Journal, 1991 

Opening Nights Great Success for Artists, Fans, Gazette Telegraph, 1991 Evergreen Our Mountain Community by Barbara and Gene Sternberg, Second Edition, 1993​ 

Put it in Print, U.S.Art, 1995 

Composing with Water, The Artist Magazine, 1998 

Selling More or Selling Out, International Artist Magazine, 2000 Painting the Landscape, Southwest Art, 2001 

Challenge No 1 - The Landscape, Winners and Finalists, International Artist Magazine, 2001

Expressing the Visual Language of theLandscape, International Artist Publishing, 2002 

How did you paint that? 100 ways to paint SEASCAPES, RIVERS & LAKES. International Artist Publishing, Inc. 2004 

Bulgarian Artist's Oil Painting Wins Top Award, Cody Interprise, 2012 Bringing Us Back to Our Roots, Sheridan Press, 2012 

Sangre de Cristo Art Invitational, Southwest Art, 2014

Painters of Grand Teton National Park, by Donna Poulton and James Poulton, Published by Gibbs Smith 2015 

OPA Meets SAM, Steamboat Magazine, Outdoors Edition, 2018  

Oil  Painters of  America,  Southwest Art,  May,  2019

Oil  Painters of America Presents 28  Annual Exhibition,  Fine  Art Connoisseur,  May,  2019

Weekend  in the West,  Southwest Art,  June,  2019

Stimulating the Imagination, International Artist Magazine, December/January 2020