Russian-American impressionist Zufar Bikbov received the 2016 award at Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational; he won the Artist Choice Award three years in a row at Tiglman Island Paint out at Easton Plein Air (2014-2016) for his nocturnes, and the Best of Gillette Castle Paint-Out Award, Jerry’s Artarama Award, and the Medal of Merit from Kent Art Association. Mr. Bikbov's works were included in the 2016 American Masters Show at the Salmagundi Art Club in New York City and in the Catalog of the New York Botanical Garden. He instructs classes and demonstrates.
Oil Painters of America, Professional Union of Artists of Russia, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Lyme Art Association, Kent Art Association and Board Member of Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society.
Southwest Art Magazine presents Zufar Bikbov as an Editor's Choice Artist-to-Watch in January 2017.