SOURCE: Artfest International, Inc.

December 29, 2008 09:42 ET

Artfest International, Inc. Signs a Distribution Deal With Burt Goldman

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - December 29, 2008) - Artfest International Inc. (OTCBB: ARTI) announces the signing on of famous Silva Method instructor, master of multiple healing arts, renowned author, photographer, and artist BURT GOLDMAN a.k.a The American Monk to produce and distribute his award-winning photography and artwork.

BURT GOLDMAN has been teaching mind development since 1976. He has written a number of top selling books and has traveled all over the world. Burt has been presented with many awards, and for many years he has been the most requested instructor in the Silva organization. Burt has spent his life meeting and studying with countless spiritual masters including the legendary teacher Yogananda and Jose Silva, founder of the Silva Method.

Burt's primary objectives have been to motivate people to do the things they only dreamed about doing. Burt dreamed about becoming a photographer and an artist, and he became accomplished at both. He has lectured and trained people to better their lives and now desires to have his award-winning photography and artwork seen by and made available to his many followers and friends throughout the world.

Through his worldwide virtual art gallery at, Burt aims to promote better health, happiness, and joyful living to over one million people via the availability of his award-winning photography and art.

"With the addition of BURT GOLDMAN as one of our new premier artists, Art Channel Galleries will benefit from the notoriety that Burt, known as The American Monk, brings to the organization. Burt's personality and following will expand and enhance our current audience," stated Artfest CEO Edward Vakser. "We believe the addition of Burt's Art has greatly enhanced the artistic content available to our members and will lay the foundation for the addition of other world renowned artists."

Burt Goldman's catalog depicting his photography and art is distributed through Burt's own virtual art gallery at Art Channel Galleries is the marketing division and wholly owned subsidiary of Artfest International, Inc.

About Artfest International, Inc.

Artfest International, Inc. is a publicly traded company under the stock symbol "ARTI." Artfest brings together artists, investors, decorators, designers, private collectors, and art galleries. Artfest International's corporate site is Artfest's subsidiaries are Art Channel, Inc. ( and Art Channel Galleries, Inc. ( which offer the most exciting product and rewards program in the history of direct sales marketing.

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Contact Information

  • Corporate Contact:
    Artfest International Inc.
    Shirley A. Casavant
    Tel: 877-278-6672

    Investor relations:
    Steve Rash
    15851 Dallas Parkway, Suite 225
    Addison, TX 75001 USA