List of Biennials and International Prize Awards:

1) International Prize Tiepolo Awardee (my 1st Arte Milano award) - Milan, Italy (April 21, 2016); 2) International Prize Colosseo (Artist in History) - Brancaccio Palace - Rome, Italy (May 20, 2016); 3) Shakespeare In Art Award at the 1st Triennale in Contemporary Art - Verona, Italy (June 9-11, 2016); 4) Venice in Art (Casanova in Art Awardee) - Flangini Palace - Venice, Italy (September 17, 2016); 5) Critically Acclaimed Contemporaries at Uffizi (Contemporary Artist Awardee) - Uffizi Gallery Museum & Ximenes Palace in Florence, Italy (November 11-13, 2016); 6) International Prize Award Galileo Galilei Awardee - Pisa, Italy (January 22, 2017); 7) Awardee of International Prize Cristoforo Colombo in Genova-Genoa (an Art Explorer Awardee) - Genova Aquarium in Genova (February 16-18, 2017); 8) International Award Dante Alighierri Prize Awardee - Biennale Peschiera del Garda, Italy (April 1 2017); 9) Chosen or Cited as Top 100 International Artists for 2016 By VIDA E-Commerce Shop - (San Francisco, California, USA); 10) International Award Francisco Goya Prize Awardee - Hall of Mirrors at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Spain (May 6, 2017); 11) ART EXPO ROME CARAVAGGIO PRIZE: Awardee of International Award Michaelangelo de / di Caravaggio - An International Award Caravaggio Experience - Salle Del Bramante at Piazza del Popolo, Roma (May 26 - May 29, 2017); 12) Premio Internazionale Milan Art Awards Awardee (my 2nd arte milano award) - The very First International Milan Art Awards -Theater Del Verme, Milan (July 25, 2017); 13) A part of - "The Best 2017 Modern & Contemporary Artists" an Effeto Arte curated by Salvatore Russo & Francesco Saverio Russo "Premio Internazionale Berlino" with Official Presentation of Art Volume - Berlin at Franzosische Friedrichsadtkirche Georges Casalis room (September 24, 2017); 14) a part of Art Exhibition: Segnalati I in Berlin (September 2017); 15) Silver Artist Awardee of VIDA E-Commerce Voice and VIDA (dolce) Artist Discovery Showcase - San Francisco, California, USA (September 30, 2017); 16) Awardee of International Prize Award Andrea Mantegna - Biennale Mantua, Francesco Gonzaga Museum, Mantua, Italy (November 2017); 17) il Genio dell' Arte 2017 (Prize) Awardee {the Genuis in Art 2017) with Art International Contemporary Magazine (Paler{o}mo, Italy) - October 2017 release {November / December 2017 publication}; 18) a mini part with Miami meets Milano {International Art Milan / Arte Milano Exhibition} - Hotel Victor, Miami Beach, Florida, USA with El Russo and Spoleto Arte: on Biennale Milano (an Art Milan) {December 6 - 10, 2017}; 19) International Prize Leonardo Da Vinci (the Universal Artist Award) Awardee for 2018 - Borghese Palace, Florence (Firenze), Italy (January 20, 2018); 20) Biennale della Nazioni (United Nations Biennal - International Artists Awards 2018 Awardee) – Miseracordia Complex, Venice (March 16-19, 2018); International Prize Award of Nations (Tribute to Tiziano),
Scuola Grande della Misericordia Palace in Venice (March 19, 2018); 21) New Art Masters 2018 Catalogue (United Kingdom), only waiting now for the catalogue's release with; 22) Premio Canaletto Awardee (one of the 15 awardees) – Spoleto Pavillion, Venezia (May 29, 2018); 23) International Prize Raffaello Awardee 2018 - Bologna, Italy (May 4, 2018); 24) International Prize Guilio Cesare Awardee 2018 - Velli Palace, Rome (July 7, 2018).

{-[-(--- my artisianl goals below: ---)-]-}
to create, to aspire, to design, to inspire and hopefully continue to reach new heights in this crafting hobby]
[NEEDLE CRAFTING GOAL: to create, to aspire, to design for gifts and give-aways of friends and loved ones]
[CULINARY & BAKING GOAL: to aspire, to indulge, prepare & bake and hopefully . . . learn to bake fondant & go full blast on this culinary endeavour]

Kerygma Books by Shepherd's Voice Publishing


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Guest On Spotlight: Dorin Cojocariu of Maximum Card Study Unit (MACSU)

Hi, everyone!

I'm introducing a World Renown Maximaphilist and Philatelist on Creo by Lady Katutz' Guests On Spotlight.

My very 4th Guest on Spotlight is a new friend in the world of Maximaphily and Philately, none other than World Renown Dorin Cojocariu.  He is a part of the American Philatelic society.  And, he manages or is a part of a non-profit organization with a few other maximaphilists known as:

The Maximum Card Study Unit

See his photobucket albums and sub-albums, for thousands of examples of his work.

See some of his personalized stamps and postcards 
("Cards and postage" at Zazzle):

As I'm in the Philippines, he has been the one who helped me and pushed for more in my creation or production of my Maxicards in the USA with his's support.  Not only maxicards but also my own designs turned into USA's's postage stamps with his help.  Furthering my collection not only in maximaphily discipline but also in philately.

Below are the prepared questions and his corresponding answers to each:  
I hope you get to know him thru this post of mine about him.

9 Short Questions and 1 Wrap-It Question:

1.  I would like to know your complete / full name and what you do.
Dorin Cojocariu

2.  How did you get started in your craft?

I started as "postage stamp accumulator" as a child, since I was curious about those miniature images.

3.  Where there previous or other arts and crafts that you delved with or are currently enjoying?

Reading, philately/stamp collecting, LEGO...and a few others.

4.  Do you have hidden crafts that you like and enjoy by yourself?

Hidden? No.

5.  Amongst your crafts, which one did struck gold and became your main stint?  How did it help you?

Philately is (one of the) most educational hobbies. It sparks and fuels the appetite for general culture.

6.  How many years have you been dealing with your craft?  Or with each of your crafts?

Over half a century of stamp collecting...

7.  What is your main motivation or inspiration for indulging with your craft?

The joy of cultural research, and even of creativity in philately.

8.  Five years before, where were you in your craft?  Five years from now, what do you envision for your craft?

Five years ago I had more time for my hobby...I even had a philatelic blog...Five years from now I hope to have again more time...:)

9.  What are your major breakthroughs and milestones in relation to your craft or in the industry you are with?

In 2005 I switched my focus from stamp collecting, to maximaphily. I also found the joy of designing personalized stamps, personalized postcards, and personalized postmarking devices. All those are best brought together in maximum cards (maxicards).

10.  Describe yourself and your craft in one short phrase, word or sentence.

I am a passionate global promoter of philately (in general) and maximaphily (in particular), on the creative side (designing personalized stamps, postcards and postmarks). I have already designed for friends/partners/clients from North ("and Central") America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. :)

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