DALLAS, TX--(MARKET WIRE)--Apr 11, 2008 -- Artfest International, Inc. (OTC BB:ARTI.OB - News) is pleased to announce the new Artfest International Curator Board, featuring Art Channel Galleries' "Art Authentication and approval process" and "Creating Wealth Through Art" program. (www.artchannelgalleries.com)
Artfest International's Edward Vakser and Art Channel Galleries proudly announce the first 6 of its 13 member Curator Board to review, advise, and recommend art for Artfest International, Art Channel Galleries, and Art Channel.tv:
"This new curator board will revolutionize the art industry," comments Edward Vakser, Chairman/CEO of ArtFest International. "This board will expand the creative as well as financial horizons for our company."
The curator board is composed of the top industry leaders such as:
William K. McElvaney
Formal Degrees: B.B.A. Banking and Finance, M.B.A. Business Management, M.Div, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX with a special emphasis on the art of the Southwest.
B.A. Fine Arts in Journalism, journalist by profession, art enthusiast by avocation, reporter and feature writer for two daily newspapers, copywriter and account executive in Dallas advertising and public relations firm.
Donald E. Lambert
B.A. Texas Tech University 1964, attended University of Texas School of Law following a visit to Italy, enrolled in a study of Renaissance Art, retired owner of a surgical supply company for 35 years and infantry platoon officer in combat in Vietnam, 1967.
B.A., Speech & Theatre, Georgetown College, M.A. Drama, Baylor University PhD Studies in Theatre Arts completed at University of Indiana, Director and Professor of Theatres at University level in multiple states; artistic consultant and designer for The Dallas Ballet and The Joffrey Ballet in New York City, Co-Founder of Maverick Productions, a Texas corporation for the production of motion pictures and television directed and produced in U.S.A., France, Switzerland, and Germany, art work in collections in U.S., Canada, England, Europe, and Africa.
Guy Vance Brown
Bachelor of Architecture, Texas Tech University 1979, currently Principal Architect and President of Guy Vance Brown Architects, PC, Dallas, Texas, experience in construction and engineering provides insight into the importance of working with others and giving attention to details and thoroughness.
B.A. Architecture, Miami University, Ohio; M.A. Architecture, Rice Institute, Texas; Diplome Mention Tres Bien, L'Cole des Beaux Arts, Fontainbleu, France; MFA Program in Theatre, Trinity University; licensed architect, state of Texas since 1996, member American Institute of Architects, National Council of Architectural Examiners, Board Certified Studies under Donald Barthlme at Rice and under Paul Baker at The Dallas Theatre Center where he was an actor and set designer, apprenticed under architect O'Neil Ford, an associate of O'Neil Ford and Associates, and founded The Artchitects' Studio in Dallas, all encompassing 37 years of architectural practice.
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 under the symbol "ARTI." Artfest connects artists, investors, decorators, designers and private collectors and galleries. Artfest (www.artfestinternational.com) and www.MyArtfest.com, is the company's E-Commerce venue. Artfest owns the subsidiaries Art Channel, Inc. (www.artchannel.tv), and Art Channel Galleries, Inc. (www.ArtChannelGalleries.com) offering the most exciting product and rewards program in the history of the direct-sales industry (DSA).
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