Winners of the 19. Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition (CIIPE 2015)
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The 19th biennial Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition, a collection from the world’s top poster artists and designers hosted by Colorado State University's Department of Art and Art History, has announced its winners.
Now in its 36th year, the biennial event is the only exhibition of its kind in North America. The main exhibition opened with a public reception and poster sale on Sept. 18 and runs through Oct. 28, 2015 in the Clara Hatton Gallery in the Visual Arts Building and the Curfman Gallery in the Lory Student Center.
The 19th CIIPE Judge and Honor Laureate, Alejandro Magallanes of Mexico announced the
following awards during his visit to Fort Collins.
Each biennial year, the exhibition features an exhibition judge and honor laureate; these positions spotlight artists with lifetime records of excelling in the poster medium.
Magallanes' work has been shown extensively internationally, and he has dedicated his work to politics and fun. He has written six children’s books varying from poetry to cartoons, and has designed and illustrated many posters and books. Magallanes believes that the image becomes most valuable – worth 1,000 words – when it evokes emotions, making it unforgettable. His work will be highlighted at the Curfman Gallery in the LSC through Oct. 28.
The 19th CIIPE exhibition honor laureate is Rene Azcuy of Mexico, formerly of Cuba. Azcuy's work has been at the top levels of international achievement for more than 50 years. He is particularly known for his inventive imagery in posters of Cuban and Latin-American cinema and theatre. CIIPE directors hosted Azcuy for the opening reception ribbon-cutting.
“Visitors to the 19th show will recognize the CIIPE signature commitment to gather the best efforts of the highest level of poster artists in the world,” said exhibition organizer John Gravdahl, professor of graphic design at CSU. “It is an ever-changing cross-section of diverse artistic achievement and cultural perspectives. Each poster is unique. Each show is unique.”
The Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition was founded in 1979 at Colorado State by Phil Risbeck, professor in the Department of Art and Art History; Bob Coonts, CSU retired affiliate faculty; and John Sorbie, former art professor at CSU, now deceased.
The 19th exhibition was made possible in part through a grant from the Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Fund, which was established to enhance the cultural development and atmosphere of Colorado State. Additional sponsors include the University Art Museum and the FUNd Endowment at Colorado State University.
All events and exhibitions are free and open to the public.