Artfest Announces $1 Million Romanho Roman Collection
"Creating Wealth Through Art"
DALLAS, TX--(MARKET WIRE)--Apr 2, 2008 -- Artfest International, Inc. (OTC BB:ARTI.OB - News) is pleased to announce its new "High End Jewelry line," The Romanho "Roman" Collection. Artfest International unveiled the precious stones collection at the Art Fest Trade Show, featuring Art Channel Galleries' "Creating Wealth Through Art" seminar (www.artchannelgalleries.com). The Romanho "Roman" collection features Colombian Emeralds in precious metal such as gold, silver and platinum and will accompany with a themed painting as part of the collection.
The collection will range from a few thousand to several hundred thousand dollars per piece.
Born in Santiago de Chile, Romanho originally worked as a journalist at both Univision and Telemundo. He holds a degree in Audio Visual Communication from the University of Santiago de Chile. Romanho has shown his work in several galleries and venues, including the Gallery Art Space, the Latino Cultural Center, Dallas Convention Center, Studio 2006, the Community Council of Greater Dallas, and the Cathedral of Hope.
In November 2006, Romanho was chosen as one of the few emerging artists in Dallas to exhibit his work in the exclusive art gallery Brooke Berman. During the same month, the corporate office of Exhale in New York City purchased one of Romanho's paintings to display in their home office. In May 2007, the Hollywood star Queen Latifah met Romanho and acquired three paintings for her private art collection.
His bold technique immediately caught the attention of art galleries around the country. Agora Gallery in New York City said about Romanho: "Romanho's mixed media incorporates abstract and figurative elements, texture through the use of natural materials, and brilliant colors to convey feeling and expression. In perspective, the work taunts the eye of the tradition with a unique presentation and emotive nuance that resonates throughout the entire presentation." Romanho works on specially treated newsprint: "I love graffiti," he says. "My paintings become a piece of wall with lots of texture and color. It is my way of communicating with the world."
"Creating Wealth Through Art" -- Seminars
The "Creating Wealth Through Art" seminar is an event open to the public and will feature Art Channel Galleries and Artfest Charities, which include such charities as International Gift of Hope, Clothe A Child, Community Council of Greater Dallas, and Resource Center of Dallas, to name a few. The event will also include personal appearances of some of Art Channel Galleries' featured celebrity artists.
'This first trade show will be the launching pad for Artfest's year-long trade show presented each 3rd weekend of the month in Addison, TX," comments Shirley Casavant, Artfest's VP of Member Relations.
"These 'Creating Wealth Through Art' seminars will educate and empower people who want to become members of Art Channel Galleries and Art Resellers," explains Edward Vakser, CEO of Art Fest International.
All are invited to attend and participate in the trade show, which schedule of events is as follows:
Sunday, April 20th, 2008
Sunday, May 18th , 2008
Sunday, June 22nd, 2008
Sunday, July 27th, 2008
Sunday, August 24th, 2008
Sunday, September 21st, 2008
Sunday, October 26th, 2008
Sunday, November 26th , 2008
Sunday, December 7th, 2008
Art Channel Galleries is a very unique social direct sales network that features an incredible business opportunity for Members through art and collectibles, including sports memorabilia. The proprietary software system enables Members to set up their own fine art and collectibles business with minimal effort. Upon joining, Members have access to a personalized automated website, self-replicating galleries and a simplified authenticated delivery system so they can begin to buy, sell, and trade art. In addition, the software provides sales training and presentations for Members to familiarize themselves with sales techniques and processes.
About Artfest International Inc.
Artfest International, Inc. is a publicly traded company (OTC BB:ARTI.OB - News). Artfest connects artists, investors, decorators, designers, collectors and galleries together through a global interactive art portal. Visit Artfest www.artfestinternational.com and www.MyArtfest.com , the company's E-Commerce venue. Artfest owns the subsidiaries Art Channel, Inc. www.artchannel.tv , and Art Channel Galleries www.ArtChannelGalleries.com, offering the most exciting product and rewards program in the history of the direct-sales industry.
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