Izlake–Zagorje Art Colony
|Slikarska kolonija Izlake–Zagorje|
|Cesta 9. avgusta 1, SI-1410 Zagorje ob Savi|
|Phone||386 (0) 3 566 4171, 386 (0) 41 489 305|
|Founded by||Municipality of Zagorje ob Savi|
|Nikolaj Beer, Artistic Director|
|Bojan Čokl, Secretary|
The collection contains over 800 artworks and enables a unique insight into almost 50 years of artistic endeavours since socialistic times. The highlights have been presented in the bilingual almanac published for the colony's 20th anniversary. Under the initiative of the Kranj-based Gallery of the Recipients of the Prešeren Award a travelling exhibition was prepared with the works by, , , , , , , , , , , , , , and others.
The works from the collection have been shown in Zagorje near Sava, Trbovlje, Novo mesto, Beltinci, Ljubljana, Kranj. A special attention was dedicated to the 21 participants of the colony who were also the recipients of the Prešeren Award. In 2008 the exhibition of their works was prepared for the Prešeren Award Recipients Gallery (Galerija Prešernovih nagrajencev) in Kranj, the following year shown also in Zagorje near Sava and in 2010 in Kemnath (Germany) and in 2011 Bleiburg (Austria). The exhibitions travells also to Italy, Hungary and Brussels.
The colony was initiated by Ljubljana Fine Artists Society. From 1965 till 2005 presided over the colony's board, now succeeded by and painter as artistic director. The board's secretary is , also a painter., local painter and teacher and backed up by a group of artists ( , , ) as well as the
- Izlake–Zagorje Art Colony website (in Slovenian)
- Bilingual catalogue of the Prešeren Award Recipients works from the Izlake–Zagorje Art Colony collection (link to pdf file below)
- Exhibition in the Recipients of the Prešeren Award Gallery (in Slovenian)