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2015 Exhibition

We are excited to feature three local Hungarian-American artists in our exhibition this year. Don’t miss this special opportunity to see their creative energy captured on canvas.

The Hungarian Heritage Festival proudly introduce our


Marta Szoboszlay was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1930. She was interested in art from an early age, however she studied pharmacology to satisfy her parents’ wishes and then worked as a pharmacist in both Hungary and Switzerland. She left Hungary in 1959 and immigrated to the United States. She first lived in Oregon, then moved to San Jose where she raised her 9 children. She never gave up her art and continued her art studies in the United States. She has displayed her work in various galleries in the Bay Area. She carries the title "Signature Member" from the Society of Western Artists. She has won first prize for Pastel from the Society of Western Artists in 1990. She works in both watercolor and pastels.

Tibor Simon-Mazula

Born in 1973, raised in Hungary, Tibor Simon-Mazula completed his BA in Drawing and Mathematics at the University of Szeged, Hungary, before going on to study filmmaking and cinematography in Budapest. After working in Dubai as an Art Director for eighteenth months, Tibor went on to earn his MFA in Painting in San Francisco. In the Fall of 2013, Tibor was named ‘Emerging Artist’ at the Academy of Art University and has been the subject of a triumphant two-month solo exhibition in downtown San Francisco. The artist is represented by professional galleries in the United States and has also exhibited both painting and film at the international level. His medium is oil painting and currently he focuses on capturing figures in their domestic environment from an unusual perspective. He lives in San Francisco with his wife Diana who inspires his paintings.

“Simon-Mazula works intuitively, taking refuge in the physical and tactile aspects of painting." - American Art Collector, 2013

Zsuzsanna Laszlo

Alameda artist Zsuzsanna Laszlo was born in Marosvásárhely, Transylvania. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art degree from California State University East Bay. Her work has been exhibited in Alameda, Berkeley and Oakland. In her paintings Zsuzsanna uses lush texture and combines it with vivid colors creating a highly unique energy on her canvas. Her artworks are textural and painterly at the same time, creating a certain sensitivity within each composition. When she is not painting she travels and raises her three beautiful daughters.


Hungarian Heritage Festival

Hungarian Heritage Festival strives to keep the Hungarian culture alive in San Francisco Bay Area.