SOURCE: Artfest International, Inc.

March 06, 2008 09:45 ET

Artfest Launches Exclusive Limited Edition Golf Art Series and Special Tiger Woods Signed Porcelain Collection

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - March 6, 2008) - Artfest International, Inc. (OTCBB: ARTI) is pleased to announce its new "Golf Memories" Collection on www.artchannelgalleries.com. This limited edition signed and numbered Giclee collection celebrates some of the greatest Golf Courses around the world played by true golf legends. The collection features art at "Springtime in Augusta," "The 17th Hole at Sawgrass" and the classic "Maui Golf." The art also comes with a special Tiger Woods signed Boehm Porcelain collectible Tiger.

Internationally acclaimed artist Malcolm Farley (www.artchannelgalleries.com/art-malcolm-farley.aspx) is renowned for his visions of color and unique ability to capture "the moment, the action, and the spirit of the event." In his unique impressionistic style, Malcolm blends color with the drama of some of the world's most memorable moments in time. Malcolm pauses, scrutinizes and shrugs. "Everywhere I look I see these fantastic, bright colors. It has been that way since I was a kid."

In his formidable years, Farley traveled the world with his family gaining cultural perspectives. As a scholarship athlete, he learned to combine his athletic talents and passion as a jazz saxophonist with art to obtain his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Metropolitan State College in Denver. After receiving various collegiate awards, Malcolm chose the path of a commercial artist, becoming a connoisseur of many styles. Today, with his reputation as one of the modern master painters, he holds company with just a handful. His recent successes include commissions by The Sopranos, Major League Baseball's 30 most Memorable Moments, the NFL & Pepsi to release 800 million SuperBowl commemorative cans, US Opens, Mikhail Gorbachev, All Star Games and the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

The signed Boehm Porcelain collectible features a baby tiger holding a golf ball. The collectible is accompanied by a photograph of Tiger Woods and his late father Earl Woods. The Giclée collection also showcases artwork signed and numbered by renowned artist Malcolm Farley. Many of the paintings feature world famous golf courses where Tiger Woods has won some of his most spectacular tournaments. This is a very unique one of a kind collector's package for both the golf enthusiast and investor.

"The Golf Memories collection is an incredible addition to our portfolio of signed and numbered limited edition art and collectibles," says Edward Vakser, CEO and Chairman of Artfest. "This collection marks another milestone in our entry into the world of sports memorabilia and collectibles in art reproduction. I look forward to future collections that further cater to the interests of our growing international Member database."

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, 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).

About Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods (born Eldrick Tiger Woods, December 30, 1975) is an American professional golfer whose achievements to date rank him among the most successful golfers of all time. Currently the World No. 1, Woods was the highest paid professional athlete in 2006, having earned an estimated $100 million from winnings and endorsements. Golf Digest predicts Woods will become the world's first billionaire athlete in 2010. Woods has won 13 professional major golf championships, the second-most of any male player, and 63 PGA Tour events, the fourth-most of all time. He has more career major wins and career PGA Tour wins than any other active golfer. He is the youngest player to achieve the Career Grand Slam, and the youngest and fastest to win 50 tournaments on Tour. Woods has held the number one position in the world rankings for the most consecutive weeks and for the greatest total number of weeks. He has been awarded PGA Player of the Year a record nine times, the Byron Nelson Award for lowest adjusted scoring average a record eight times, and has tied Jack Nicklaus's record of leading the money list in eight different seasons. He has been named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year four times, a record he shares with Lance Armstrong. For more info please visit Tiger Woods Home Page at http://www.tigerwoods.com/defaultflash.sps.

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Contact Information

  • For More Information, Contact:
    Artfest International, Inc.
    Jacob Cohen
    Controller
    15851 Dallas Parkway, Suite 225
    Addison, TX 75001 USA
    Tel: 877.278.6672
    jcohen@artfestinternational.com