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Stella Stojanka Canfield

Stella Stojanka Canfield, Bulgarian artist, educator, art gallery owner. License sport physical therapy, Bulgaria. Recipient 3 awards Tulip Festival, La Conner, Washington, 1994, 2 awards, 1995, 96, 2 awards, 1997, 1 award, 1998, 1st place mixed media, 1999. Board directors Coupeville (Washington) Arts Center, Coupeville, 1995-2001; foundation Stellar Arts Foundation, 2000. Member Northwest Watercolor Society, American Watercolor Society.

Background

  • Canfield, Stella Stojanka was born on January 17, 1950 in Varna, Bulgaria. Emigrated to W. Germany, 1980, came to the United States, 1985. Daughter of Stamat and Pepa-Despenna (Blisnacova) Bogdanov.

  • Education

    • Master, University Physical Education and Sports, Sofia, 1973.

    Career

    • Physical education and sports pedagogue High School, Tolbuhin, Bulgaria, 1974-1975, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1975-1976, middle and High School, Sofia, 1976-1980. Owner Stella restaurant, Dusseldorf, Germany, 1982-1983. With Oberheid Ceramic Studio, 1983-1985.

      Retail sales representative The Ltd., Walnut Creek, California, 1989-1990. Savings representative California Savings & Loans, Montclair, 1990-1992. Owner Stella Art Gallery, since 1998.

      Owner Stella gallery.

    Membership

    Board directors Coupeville (Washington) Arts Center, Coupeville, 1995-2001. Foundation Stellar Arts Foundation, 2000. Member Northwest Watercolor Society, American Watercolor Society.

    Personality

    Interests

    Languages, reading, travel, sports, rowing.

    Connections

    • Married Peter Petrov, February 28, 1971 (divorced March 1988). Children: Nicoletta, Peter. Married Michael Canfield, March 27, 1988.

      Adopted children: Jennifer, Paul.
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    Born January 17, 1950
    (age 66)
    • 1973
      University Physical Education and Sports
    • 1974 - 1975
      Physical education and sports pedagogue High School
      Bulgaria
    • 1975 - 1976
      Physical education and sports pedagogue High School
      Sofia, Grad Sofiya, Bulgaria
    • 1976 - 1980
      Physical education and sports pedagogue High School
      Sofia, Grad Sofiya, Bulgaria
    • 1982 - 1983
      owner Stella restaurant
      Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
    • 1983 - 1985
      with Oberheid Ceramic Studio
    • 1989 - 1990
      retail sales representative The Limited
      Walnut Creek, California, United States
    • 1990 - 1992
      savings representative California Savings & Loans
      Montclair, California, United States
    • 1998
      owner Stella Art Gallery
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