(Coral Springs, FL, October 22, 2023) The Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is proud to announce Martin Karadzhov as the 2024 Signature Artist. The winning entry is an oil on canvas painting entitled “Rock n′ Roll” which depicts an electric guitarist exploding from a dynamic background of abstract paint splashes. The feeling of music is expressed in the intensity of the colors and the texture of the paint. When asked about the meaning of the butterflies within the piece, Karadzhov stated, “The two colorful butterflies are symbols of the beauty and grace ofthe music he (the musician) created. They are flying and fluttering around him like the sound of guitar stringsunder his fingers and the hurricane of his romantic musical emotions.”
Joe Morera, CSFOA President said of the winning piece, “Rock n′ Roll” represents many facets of our Festival. From the music, to the art, to the overall fun of the whole weekend, Karadzhov’s entry captured what our Festival is all about.” Entries were submitted from artists across Broward and Palm Beach counties and chosen by a blind committee. Pieces are judged on how they represent the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and artistic lifestyles with original voice, unique style, mastery of medium, technique and professionalism. Karadzhov’s painting will be featured in the Festival’s advertisements, as well as merchandise and posters sold at the festival. He also earned a $500 stipend and a complimentary booth at the Festival where he will display and sell his artwork.
Born in Bulgaria, Karadzhov’s love for art began when he was given a set of paints for his 3rd birthday. His parents encouraged his gift of the arts throughout his young life and he eventually earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree from one of the oldest art schools in Europe, the National Academy of Fine Art University in Sofia, Bulgaria. Martin moved to America in 2003 and a few years later opened his art and mural company Luxury Murals LLC, located in Pompano Beach, FL.
The 18th Annual Festival of the Arts at The Walk of Coral Springs will be held on March 16th and 17th, 2024. The Festival will feature a professional juried arts and crafts show with over 200 fine artisans and crafters and in addition, will host Gardenfest. Throughout the weekend, patrons will enjoy a wide variety of live music, dance exhibitions, theater and literary performances and a children’s area.