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         Małopolskie Biuro Wystaw Artystycznych /Małopolska Art Exhibition Office/ in Nowy Sacz continues works of the local branch of Central Art Exhibition Halls in Warsaw, which had been conducting its exhibition activities in Nowy Sacz since 1949. As the organisation was lacking a permanent exhibition hall, its activities depended to a large extent upon the support of the local branch of the Union of Polish Artists and Designers opened in Nowy Sacz in 1945. In 1957 local authorities designated a building at 34, Jagiellonska Street to be used for exhibition purposes. The new gallery was managed by Art Exhibition Centre in Krakow. In 1977, after Nowy Sacz was constituted the seat of a voivodeship, this branch was transformed into an independent Art Exhibition Office. After moderinzation the Gallery hall had been situated at 34, Jagiellonska Street till 1991. Today the Gallery is located at 2, Szwedzka Street. In 1999 its name was changed into Malopolskie Biuro Wystaw Artystycznych /Małopolska Art Exhibition Office/ in Nowy Sacz and at present the gallery is a cultural centre supervised by the Office of The Marshall of Małopolskie Voivodeship in Krakow
         Despite all administrative and localisation changes, the cultural policy of Małopolska Art Exhibition Office has been maintained over the years thanks to the devotion of its manager Krzysztof Kulis - a renown artist who has been working for the benefit of Nowy Sacz and the artistic society since 1973.
         The aims of Małopolska Art Exhibition Office are to promote and exhibit contemporary works of Polish and foreign artists. Over the past years the gallery held a number of group and individual shows of such accomplished artists as Stanisław Baj, Bolesław Barbacki, Stanisław Batruch, Grzegorz Bednarski, Vico Calabro,Jerzy Duda-Gracz, Andrzej Dudzińiski, Anna Guntner, professor Jozef Halas, Edward Hartwig, Jerzy Jędrysiak, Zbigniew Kowalweski, Wincenty Kućma, Włodzimierz Kunz, Stanisław Kuskowski, Erich Lessing, Zbyslaw M.Maciejewski, Franciszek Maśluszczak, Kazimierz Mikulski, Romuald Oramus, Stanisław Puchalik, Maria Ritter, Stanisław Rodziński, Allan Rzepka, Jan Sawka, Janusz Stanny, Jerzy Świecimski, Jan Tarasin, Roland Topor, Arkadiusz Waloch.
         Among the most interesting ones was the exhibition of Jozef Czapski's works, which was held at the gallery in 1991 as one of his first shows in Poland.
        Małopolskie BWA posiada ZBIORY sztuki współczesnej, które powstawały w oparciu o zakupy z prezentowanych wystaw. Obecnie kolekcja nie jest sukcesywnie wzbogacana z powodu braku środków na ten cel. Małopolska Art Exhibition Office has gathered a large collection of modern art works. Unfortunately it cannot be increased nowadays of lack of funds.
        Małopolskie Biuro Wystaw Artystycznych /Małopolska Art. Exhibition Office organizes EXHIBITIONS in Poland and abroad. Several hundred individual and group exhibitions have been organized so far. The list of artists includes the names of: Stanisław Baj, Bolesław Barbacki, Stanisław Batruch, Grzegorz Bednarski, Vico Calabro, Jerzy Duda-Gracz, Andrzej Dudziński, Anna Güntner, Józef Hałas, Edward Hartwig, Jerzey Jędrysiak, Zbigniew Kowalewski, Wincenty Kućma, Włodzimierz Kunz, Stanisław Kuskowski, Erich Lessing, Zbysław M.Maciejewski, Franciszek Maśluszczak, Kazimierz Mikulski, Romuald Oramus, Stanisław Puchalik, Maria Ritter, Stanisław Rodziński, Allan Rzepka, Jan Sawka, Janusz Stanny, Jerzy Świecimski, Jan Tarasin, Roland Topor, Arkadiusz Waloch. One of the most interesting exhibitions was devoted to Jan Czapski's works. It was organized in 1991 and was one of the first exhibitions to show the works of this renowned artist.
        Małopolska Art Exhibition Office has a COLLECTION of modern art works. They were bought from artists who presented their works in gallery's exhibition hall. Unfortunately nowadays the collection does not grow because of lack of funds.
        Małopolska Art Exhibition Office is a creator and organizer of INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF PASTELS.
        Małopolska Art Exhibition Office has many subsidiary GALLERIES whose role is very important. Another field in which the Office realizes its goals is EDUCATION. This offer is directed mainly to youth.
        All the events are presented in PUBLICATIONS. Małopolska Art Exhibition Office also organizes PLEIN-AIR PAINTING MEETINGS and workshops for artists