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Born on the south side of Pittsburgh during World War II, the son of John Palermo, Gandi Dancer for the Pennsylvania and Lake Erie Railroad, and Perrina Palermo, Opera Singer and housewife, Joseph Palermo enlisted in the U.S. Marines in 1958. He subsequently lived in New York and abroad. In the sense of adventure, Palermo is an artist who has been everywhere and done international most everything. An undefeated amateur boxer in the Marine Corps, he was honorably discharged out of the service in Spain and spent several months apprenticed as an assistant to Joan Miro. Back in the U.S. he dealt blackjack for a year in Las Vegas, managed a doo-wop vocal group called the Delcos, and was a professional jazz musician. Rejoining the military, he attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts while serving as an air traffic controller in Paris for three years. He then served a tour in Vietnam and was wounded in action as a member of the 19th Air Commandos. After leaving the military, he traveled to Africa as a mercenary on a life-saving mission. He then spent ten years living in Spain as a highly respected expatriate artist. Finally he cast his fate in Las Vegas again, soon serving as President and Executive Director of the new Las Vegas Art Museum. In 2003, he co-founded the Henderson Art Association. Through all this life-flux, Palermo has remained an artist first and foremost, a painter and a sculptor. As an artist, his work has been through many changes, as has his colorful life. Master of many styles, he has floated freely among them, adopting and discarding them in an experimental journey that has now brought him to the innovative frontier of American art.

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My Own Mother Teresa In Memory of Teri Roberts 1928 - 2000

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My Mom, Teri Roberts, was very crafty and multitalented. She was a wonderful cook, clothing designer, dancer, English-style horseback rider, writer, and a political campaign activist. She excelled in bookkeeping, too, and headed the tax receiver’s office of Suffolk County, New York! I was reared using the both sides of my brain, then encouraged to follow my dreams! Thank you, Mom. You are my inspiration.

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“What the World Needs Now” is Art Now more than ever it is time for the arts to flourish. During the chaos of our 21st century world, it’s vital to keep the arts alive and thriving and it’s up to all of us to do it. For the 2007 ARTV Awards, we welcome fine artists from across the USA, as well as from Europe, Japan, and South America ... and recognize their exceptional talents in the Top 10 categories including oils, acrylics, watercolor, sculpture, mixed media, drawing, new movement/ media, and public art installation. There also will be a special award given to the “Artist of the Year.” As the Creator and Executive Producer of the ARTV International Fine Art Awards, I am pleased to be producing our all original, one-time-only production of the 2007 ARTV Awards. Our goal is to create a three-dimensional show for TV and a memorable cultural experience for our live event audience that will spotlight these fine artists like never before. The Awards Ceremony also will be taped for television in HD for future broadcast. I’ve been a long time champion and advocate of the arts. In Las Vegas, I am a major contributor to UNLV’s Fine Art Gallery, and The Las Vegas Art Museum and the NAA. As an international activist and educator, I created art films from Europe to China. My films include documentaries with the BBC and TVUK, including the Anthony Quinn documentary, “Reflections in the Eye, The Final Word” and “Living Famously” in Europe. The 2005 “Premiere ARTV Fine Art Awards” show was hosted by Cheech Marin and aired on NBC/BRAVO! television in March 2007. Distributed around the globe, it is the first fine art awards show ever broadcast to the world. ARTV’s innovative awards show is for and about the Artists. We think it’s about time for fine artists to be recognized similarly to performance artists in the music, televison, and cinema. We welcome you to the 2007 ARTV Fine Art Awards and thank you for your support of fine art and artists. We promise you a memorable evening of wonderful art, live entertainment, and many surprises.

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10 THE AWARDS 15 THE JUDGES 16 THE AWARDS NOMINEES 22 SALUTE TO THE AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM 24 THE PREMIERE ARTV AWARDS - 2005 29 AWARDS HOST MICHELE BALAN 33 2007 AWARDS NOMINEES BY CATEGORY 43 THE ENTERTAINERS 44 THE CHOREOGRAPHER 47 CURATOR SCOTT FERGUSON

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“Without art, the crude realities of the world become unbearable.” George Bernard Shaw

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ROB SANDLER, PRESIDENT www.WildSpiritWest.com rob@WildSpiritWest.com 2007 ARTV FINE ART AWARDS IS THE PUBLICATION OF THE 2ND ARTV INTERNATIONAL FINE ART AWARDS. IT IS DISTRIBUTED BY SELECT ART GALLERIES, ART STUDIOS, VIP SUITES AT LUXURY HOTEL PROPERTIES, AND OTHER EXCLUSIVE OUTLETS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ARTV PUBLICATION CONTENTS ARE COPYRIGHTED BY ARTV, INC., AND MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED BY ANY METHOD WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF ARTV, INC. INFORMATION ABOUT THE AVAILABILITY OF ADDITIONAL COPIES CAN BE OBTAINED BY WRITING TO: AUDREY ROBERTS, ARTV, P.O. BOX 14076, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89114. OPINIONS EXPRESSED HEREIN ARE THOSE OF THE WRITER.

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“Words fall short of explaining this rare technique. One must see the art, feel it, and touch it in order to truly experience the magic.” Born and raised in a small town near Frankfort, Germany, Carmen’s career as a Transitional Abstract Artist was influenced by her father, who encouraged her to draw when she was a teenager. She refined her craft with formal training at Pasadena City College in California, and recently relocated with her son, Amir, to Summerlin in Las Vegas. Carmen’s unique compositions of life, color and art have made their way into the private collections of individuals and businesses from North America to the British West Indies. Her art “takes one on an imaginary journey,” she says, “and no two journeys are alike.” She descibes her art as a “variety of color transitions with each transition representing the essence of color and energy.” Carmen says her vision is to share her art with the global community so that people everywhere can enjoy the same happiness and harmony that she feels from the creation to completion of her heartfelt work.

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ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD NEW MOVEMENT/MEDIA PUBLIC ART PAINTING - OILS PAINTING - ACRYLICS PAINTING - WATERCOLOR DRAWING MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE

MISSION STATEMENT The primary mission of the ARTV AWARDS is to spotlight fine artists, similarly to those artists in the performing arts, and to raise public awareness, both nationally and internationally, of upcoming and existing visual artists from across the USA and around the world.

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PHILLIP COLLINS

CHIEF CURATOR AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM DALLAS, TEXAS

Phillip Collins is the Chief Curator at the African American Museum in Dallas. He is responsible for assisting the Director with the development and installation of all exhibitions and museum related education prgrams. Mr. Collins assists various departments with the implementation of education and public programs. Mr. Collins supervises and maintains the Museum’s Permanent Collection and is also responsible for creating partnerships with other local and state cultural institutions.Before assuming his position at the African American Museum, Dallas, Mr. Collins was the McDermott Post-Graduate Education Intern at the Dallas Museum of Art, and eventually became a part the Education Department for nine years. His duties during that time included the development of outreach programs based on the Museum’s colection, and the training of volunteers to present the programs to students in private and public schools in the Dallas area.

LYNETTE SAWYER FOUNDER/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO HISPANIC MUSEUM OF NEVADA LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

Founder of the Hispanic Museum of Nevada, Lynette Sawyer serves as its Executive Director and CEO. She holds a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction degree as well as numerous licenses and certfications. Lynette has served as Assistant Principal, Learning Strategist, Literacy Specialist, English Language Learner Specialist, and teacher of Art, Math, Spanish, Language Arts and Social Studies in both elementary and middle Schools; as the Chairperson for the Nevada Association of Latin Americans, a Trustee for the North Las Vegas Library Board, and general manager for the Las Vegas Sentinel Voice Newspaper. She is recipient of the Professional Business Women’s Associate of the Year Award, the Latin Chamber of Commerce Cultural Contributions to the Community Award, and the City of Las Vegas Outstanding Community Contributions Award.

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CARMEN GRAY

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CATEGORY: MIXED MEDIA

YUJI KATO

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN CATEGORY: PAINTING - WATERCOLOR

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ALAYNE ABRAHAMS

AMBLER, PENNSYLVANIA

CATEGORIES: DRAWING PAINTING - WATERCOLOR

MELANIE MOORE CHICAGO, ILLINOIS and LAS VEGAS, NEVADA CATEGORY: MIXED MEDIA

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MADALINA NICOLA ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN CATEGORY: PAINTING - ACRYLICS

MICHAEL GODARD

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CARLO BENINATI CHICAGO, ILLINOIS CATEGORY: PAINTING - OIL

J. ROBERT GRIEGO

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA CATEGORIES: SCULPTURE NEW MOVEMENT/MEDIA

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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA CATEGORIES: PUBLIC ART PAINTING - ACRYLICS

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ROYAL RICHARDSON MIREE BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA CATEGORIES: KINETIC SCULPTURE NEW MOVEMENT/MEDIA

SERGEY CHEREP GEORGIA

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VICTOR AGUIRRE LAS VEGAS, NEVADA CATEGORY: SCULPTURE

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LINCOLN MAYNARD LAS VEGAS, NEVADA CATEGORY: MIXED MEDIA

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A SALUTE TO

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM DALLAS, TEXAS

For more than 25 years, the African American Museum has stood as a cultural beacon in Dallas and the Southwestern United States. The Museum was founded in 1974 as a part of Bishop College Library. Since 1979, it has been a private non-profit institution under the auspices of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for African American Art. The Foundation’s board consists of 60 citizens from Texas who represent business, cultural, philanthropic, education, religious and civic constituencies. In 1985 Dallas voters approved a $1.2 million city bond issue providing for the construction of a $6.5 million new home for the Museum in Fair Park, a major cultural and entertainment center near the center of the city.

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The African American Museum is the only museum in the Southwestern United States devoted to the preservation and display of African American artistic, cultural and historical materials. It also has one of the largest African American folk art collections in the United States. The Museum incorporates a wide variety of visual art forms and historical documents that portray the African American experience in the United States, Southwest, and Dallas. The African American Museum is dedicated to the research, identification, selection, acquisition, presentation and preservation of visual art forms and historical documents that relate to the life and culture of the African American community. The collections of the Museum combined with its related activities serve to assist all people to understand and appreciate the African American experience. The Museum’s permanent collections include African art; African American fine art; magazine, historical, political and community archives. The main objective of the Museum is the presentation of meaningful experiences for children and adults who would not ordinarily visit a museum. The rich heritage of black art and history is housed in four vaulted galleries, augmented by a research library. Living African American culture is experienced through entertaining and educational programs presented in the theater, studio arts area and classrooms. The African American Museum is located in historic Fair Park in Dallas, Texas, at the Grand Avenue entrance to the park.

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM P.O. Box 150157 Dallas, Texas 75315-0157

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The Premiere ARTV AWARDS event was held on October 28 & 29th, 2005, in the vibrant city of Las Vegas, Nevada at the MGM Grand Resort. It was the first ever, red carpet, nationally visible and recognized, visual arts event in America. Host Cheech Marin, famed comic and television actor, gave the show the entertaininternational ing element that kept the audience totally involved.

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The event was an active, artistic ‘show,’ with heavy multi-media presentation, similar to other national events in the recording and movie/TV industries, with live performances, multi-media screens with video presentations showcasing the artists and their works, and recognition of the sponsors backed with musical support and celebrity presenters. The presentation was in ‘Golden Globe Awards’ style, with live music, song, and dance performances on stage and video screens to enliven the proceedings. There were celebrity presenters of the awards, celebrity interviews, music and art sequences, with a Red Carpet like no other! Artist nominations in various categories were previously announced at a pre-awards press party in New York City on March 4, 2005, and continued each month until June 2005, culminating at the West Coast press party and preview at the Museum of TV and Radio in Beverly Hills, California. Our National Campaign had begun. Further Publicity and advertising in specific art industry magazines brought the awards event to the attention of the North American art world.

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MEDIA UNDERGROUND, an award-winning TV/Film Production company, applied their excellent technical production skills to the event with fixed and roaming cameras, special sound capture, and state-of-the-art digital video equipment. ARTV provided event plan-


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the red carpet ning, including fly-ins, reservations, hotel preparation, showroom preparation, including the showroom and celebrity lounge, and planning and production of other events supporting the 2005 ARTV Awards. The RED CARPET preceding the awards event was a glittering, star-studded affair with a legion of sleek limousines and lots of excitement and surprises. The Sin City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence made a splashy entrance. VIP host Brandi Williams of TV’s “Ultimate Poker Challenge” greeted celebrities including ARTV Awards host and movie legend Cheech Marin; Alex Quinn, actor and son of actor-artist Anthony Quinn, and Kathleen Quinn, his widow. Glass artist Michael

Red Carpet VIP Host Brandi Williams interviews Alex Quinn.

Ray of North Carolina arrived in style in a leather outfit and riding a colorful custom painted chopper motorcycle. California mixed media artist and award winner McKenzie, along with her entire family, stepped out of a vintage Chevrolet sedan.

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Art lovers and fine artists from across the nation were in attendance for this historic awards event. Awards nominees came from New York, international Texas, California, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Louisiana hoping to win top honors and take home a beautiful carved glass “Muse” statuette created for the ARTV Awards by Michael Ray.

North Carolina glass artist and award nominee Michael Ray arrived on the Red Carpet in leather and riding his customized choppper.

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California artist McKenzie and family arrived in a vintage Chevy.

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The Premiere ARTVAwards VIP reception

Audrey Roberts, Creator and Producer

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Michele got her start as a “female female-impersonator,” doing lip sync impressions of Bette Midler. Now people tell her she is like a “Female George Burns with many oneliners.” Michele’s career has taken her from The Improv in Los Angeles to Caroline’s on Broadway in New York City, and from the Montreal “Just For Laughs Festival” to the “Dinah Shore Women’s Weekend.” Michele has shared the stage with Kathy Najimy, Jennifer Holiday, Taylor Dayne, Harvey Fierstein, Bruce Vilanch and Nell Carter. In 1999 she recorded a CD at The Improv in Los Angeles that features Nell Carter singing a song parody that Michele wrote. Michele recently recorded the critically acclaimed DVD entitled “LIVE, Just Barely” at the famed Joe’s Pub, home to the public theatre and performers such as Joan Rivers, Eartha Kitt and Leslie Gore, for whom she just wrote a comedy segment.

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“Gabriel”

The kinetic sculptures of Royal Miree are showcased from Chicago to Miami. His one-of-a-kind art works have been international featured in news broadcasts and magazines and have received numerous top fine art awards.

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These precision sculptures of mirror polished stainless steel and aluminum celebrate a unique understanding of movement and delicate balance. Activated by touch or wind, the sculptures are fluid, figurative images performing with efficiency and simplicity. To view the sculptures or to contact the artist visit

www.RichardMiree.com Royal Richardson Miree 640 19th Terrace South, Birmingham, AL 35205 phone: 205-252-1923 e-mail: r3miree@bellsouth.net

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Flery Bursey Flery Bursey wrote his first song, “The Moon is Shining Tonight,” on the Hutchins Jr. high school auditorium piano in the summer of 1963. That set him on a path that would earn him the titles of writer, arranger, producer, conductor, recording artist, author, composer, inventor, nationalist, vocalist, playwright, church organist and gospel minister. And like the kids use to say “he’s all that and a bag of chips.” Flery’s talents have touched the lives of artists such as Marvin Gaye, Mary Wells, Harvey Fuqua, Barry White, and L.J. Reynolds just to name a few. Through the 1960s, the ‘70s, the ‘80s, the ‘90s and into the new millennium, Flery stays ahead of the current trends. “No one has to tell me if I have a hit,” Flery says. “I’m from the old school and when we write a song, we have to know. That’s what makes us viable as producers.”

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Flery is inspired by the music of Bach, Berstine, and Bacharach, and says as one of the “B’s,” he’s following in their footsteps. Like Cole Porter, Flery is also an accomplished lyricist, writing thought provoking lyrics to most of his 100-plus songs. Flery says he loves the “message song” and believes that the world can be changed with love. Flery’s music has been played by orchestras in New York, Detroit, Houston, Los Angles, and most recently at the Orleans showroom in Las Vegas, where he currently resides. A multi-instrumentalist playing the keyboards, horns, and strings, he has also been one of the vocalists with Lou Ragland’s world famous “Ink Spots” for the past seven years. Where does he get the energy? Who knows. We just know we can look for the name of Flery Bursey to be popping up all over the place for many years to come.

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Fine Art Showcase, Auction & Reception

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Johnny Brenden and Jenna & Michael Morton cordially invite you and your guests to an evening of fun and the opportunity to discover the beautiful artwork from the talented members of the Boys &Girls Clubs of Las Vegas. You’ll also have a chance to meet our celebrity guest artist, Jennifer Main, who with the help of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas members, created the exclusive Chalk Art Project.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas Fine Art Program sponsor Johnny Brenden, owner Brenden Theatres, joins celebrity artist Jennifer Main and Club member Elaina Franchino Mission Statement The Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas Fine Art Program enables our youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing. Boys & Girls Clubs year-round fine arts program encourages artistic expression through classes, special events and fine art exhibitions. In an era of public education budgetary challenges, the priority for Arts education and appreciation continues to diminish. There is little doubt that young people exposed to the Arts exhibit a higher degree of creative expression and appreciation for the subject matter. In addition, encouraging children to express themselves through the Arts has proven to have psychological and therapeutic benefits as well. Your support will enable us to develop our arts program and reach and impact more of the 21,000 young people we currently serve. For Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas Fine Art Program sponsorship and volunteer information,please contact Heather Estus at (702) 367-2582, ext 223

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ENTERTAINING AT THE ARTV AWARDS

FRANKI LOVE

“All I want to do with music is give it to others ... share my heart and soul,” says Franki Love.

Named the “Female Singer/Songwriter of the Year” at the L.A. Music Awards 2004, Franki’s song, “Shadow” won the “Adult Contemporary Single of the Year” award from the L.A. Music Awards in 2005. The ASCAP, a membership association of more than 300,000 U.S. composers, songwriters, lyricists, and music publishers, presented Franki with its “Popular Award” 2004-2007. “Franki Love,” her soulful debut album, is now out and can be purchased at www.FrankiLove.com. Franki has composed music for television and film including a recent project for Tony Kaye, director of “American History X.” A documentary based on Franki and her music “The Franki Love Story” is in development. Franki, who grew up in New York, but now calls Los Angeles home,

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Awards Nominees by Category ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD DRAWING Alayne Abrahams Kathleen Houlihan MIXED MEDIA Carmen Gray Lincoln Maynard Melanie Moore

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NEW MOVEMENT/MEDIA J. Robert Griego Royal Richardson Miree PAINTING - ACRYLICS Michael Godard Madalina Nicola Delia Solari PAINTING - OILS Carlos Beninati Sergey Cherep Beti Kristof Dean Rubino PAINTING - WATERCOLORS Alayne Abrahams Yuji Kato PUBLIC ART Delia Solari Tat’s Cru SCULPTURE Victor Aguirre J. Robert Griego Royal Richardson Miree

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Dean Rubino Since his childhood, Dean Rubino has had two passions: art and sports. Over the last decade, he has worked on incorporating both as one. He grabs the viewers by focusing on the action and movement of an athlete. Dean’s use of color and concept has shown unique style, reflecting the energy and excitement on canvas. At the age of 17, Dean received two honored grants attending SUNY Farmingdale, Long Island, New York. Over the two years, he learned how to sketch the human figure which he uses today.

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He moved to Las Vegas and received his degree in Fine Art. It was out west that Dean developed his unique style of painting sports athletes in an impressionistic style. His bright colors of abstract acrylics are related to Leroy Neiman’s international sports paintings that have been seen over the last five decades.

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As far back as he could remember he always wanted to become a sports artist. Painting sports figures and capturing great moments on canvas keeps him connected to his favorite teams and athletes of past and present generations. Now at 31, this inspiring artist is on the path to fulfilling his dream. “There’s nothing more exciting in life than doing what you love.” GRIP & RIP

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Nominated in ARTV’s Mixed Media category, artist Lincoln Maynard has spent most of his life amidst the neon of Las Vegas and the western deserts. This environment has molded a perspective that pulls the scale and spectrum of his surroundings into his current contemporary series of acrylic and mixed media abstracts. Architectural in scope, his work has evolved through ongoing explorations with various mediums and ecologically conscious methods, hence, creating a diverse catalogue of works. His decades spent in theatrical design built an appreciation for creating on an oversized scale while concentrating on the reflection of every detail. His recent series of paintings are environmental designs titled “Rhythms of the Earth.” Other works include textural studies in line, form, and light. Taken as a series or individually, each piece mirrors the whole or a focused part of the objects, atmospheres, architecture, people, and the life that surrounds him.

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Lincoln Maynard’s work is acquisitioned by both private and corporate collectors. His artwork is continuously on exhibit in various venues.

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Congratulations to All 2007 ARTV Awards Nominees!

MARY ANN THOMPSON-FRENK

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Thompson Fine Arts, Inc. Visual, Performing, and Literary Arts

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Sergey Cherep

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Sergey was born in St. Petersburg, Russia on January 24, 1969. His creative and artistic talents were recognized early. He was encouraged to attend art school and began studying art by the age of eight. During that time, Sergey discovered his absolute love of art. After completing his first few years of school, Sergey knew he wanted to attend one of the most prestigious art schools in Europe, the “Serovo Art Institute.” He studied all of the classic forms of art, including European art history, photography, printing processes, sculpture, restoration methods, and painting everything from still life to portraits.

Sergey’s images reflect his passion for French Impressionism and his love of color. Imagination, fueled by a lifetime of wanderlust, is the key to his lively landscapes. Energy flows from his paintings with a gentle yet powerful force that is captivated for a lifetime. His work is exhibited extensively in the United States, several European galleries, Australia, and in his home country of Russia in both St. Petersburg and Moscow.

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Jada Fire Jada Fire is a versatile and artistic entrepreneur, a talented artist, compelling dancer and spiritual yoga instructor who showcases her talent at a variety of venues worldwide. She specializes in ethnic dancing, original character work, moving statue art, unique specialty acts and one- of-a-kind canvas and body painting. When not performing at special events, painting, or holding dynamic art exhibits, Jada teaches yoga lessons and also hosts spiritually inspiring and empowering Goddess Seminars that she originated. Born and raised in Long Island, New York, Jaime Barile (aka Jada Fire) began her artistic journey as a gymnast at age five. Ambitious, creative and driven, Jada’s ethnic dance background consists of forms such as West African, Middle Eastern, Polynesian Fire, Caribbean, Serpentine and Expressive Yoga dance styles. Ethnic dance and indigenous culture became her independent study in college and she completed her art degree in Australia and the North Island of New Zealand. She also pursued the art of flying trapeze and Polynesian Fire Dancing. During this time Jaime was inspired to give birth to the name Jada Fire. This transformation has evolved into a soon-to-be-released illustrated book based on a supernatural character who emotes great love and guidance through life’s triumphs and tragedies. Soon after relocating to Nevada, Jada brought the first creative movement arts studio to Las Vegas in a renovated and remodeled warehouse space, and created Studio Open as a home for ethnic/ exotic dance, yoga and performance art related exhibitions. Jada has released a Spoken World Ethnic/Exotic Music CD, an Expressive Yoga Dance Instructional DVD, a series of audio CDs and insightful small documentaries. A poet and songwriter, she has performed at a variety of venues such as Park Towers, The Caesar’s Palace Epicurean Affairs, Turnberry Towers, The Orleans Arena, and almost every nightclub on the Las Vegas Strip She has appeared several publications and on Fox 5, Channel 13, MTV, and many Las Vegas radio and television networks.

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Urban Entertainment with a hint of Cirque. Renaissance Man Entertainment specializes in spectacular entertainment solutions for corporate and theatrical events internationally. We are theatrically thrilling, dedicated, admittedly corporate yet irresistibly different.

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Scott Ferguson Scott Ferguson, Curator for ARTV, is a 25-year veteran of the art world. A graduate of both NYU and the Sotheby’s School in London, he apprenticed under some of the art world’s most prestigious gallery owners and curators, such as Andrew Crispo and Henry Geldzahler. Scott has served as the Director for some of the most prestigious galleries in New York, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas — including The Keith Green Gallery on Park Avenue in Manhattan, Circle Fine Art in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, and Minotaur Galleries in Las Vegas.

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Through his 13-year association with Audrey Roberts and ARTV, Scott has coordinated exhibitions, toured the country, and worked with some of the art world’s most influential artists.

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Hispanic Museum of Nevada The Hispanic Museum of Nevada is dedicated to promoting awareness, education and resources of the diverse Hispanic cultures and traditions to enhance intercultural understanding among community members. El Museo Hispano de Nevada, The Hispanic Museum of Nevada, was founded in 1991 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our Vision:

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Credits ARTV Inc. Founder and Awards Executive Producer Audrey Roberts, President / www.ArtvAwards.com ARTV Creative Director - Las Vegas Maria Sanchez / www.ArtvAwards.com ARTV National Director - Curator Scott Ferguson / scottsferg@aol.com / 702-477-5010 Production & Techical Producer Paul Remos - Media Underground / 702-341-9444 Show Producer Audrey Roberts / ARTV Inc. Script Writer & Live Show Director Michael Meade - 702-821-6758 cell / 702-617-3552 M3meade@embarqmail.com

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Stage Manager Joe Kenemore National Publicist Nancy Hill / 702-672-7447

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Associate Producer - Advertising & Public Relations Kathy Kubic - 702-257-0800 / 702-525-6944 cell / kathy@mk2lv.com

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Musical Director Flery Bursey / 702-255-0023 hnyfnk@yahoo.com

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Dance Choreographer Vital Germaine - RME Troupe Inc. Renaissance Man Entertainment ARTV Awards Publication Rob Sandler, President Wild Spirit West Publishing & Consulting 702-372-0755 / rob@wildspiritwest.com Group Artist Photography Rocky Nash / 702.280.0444 / rocky@rockynashpr.com www.rockynashpr.com / www.rockynashphotography.com Muse Awards Artist Michael Ray Glass Art for Stage Leslie Rankin / glassicart@glassic.com Legal Representatives Roberts & Roberts, L.L.P - New Jersey Patent, Trademark, Copyright Attorneys rroberts@robertspatent.com / www.Robertspatent.com

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