Sunday, June 29, 2014

Google Apps Vault now expands to Google Drive

How to use Google Apps Vault for Drive. Google announced many new features in Google I/O. Starting on June 25th, Drive is covered with vault, so now you can search drive files as well as emails and chat records.

San Jose, CA, June 29, 2014 - Google announced many new features in Google I/O. Starting on June 25th, Drive is covered with vault, so now you can search drive files as well as emails and chat records. Earlier, we have posted “How to use Google Apps Vault”, but at that time Vault only covered Email and on-the-record chat.

Google Apps Vault is add-on for Google Apps and it allows admin to archive, manage, and preserve users emails and on the record chats for information governance, e Discovery, and regulatory investigations with the maximum retention period of 36,500 days, or 100 years.

With the announcement of Google Apps Unlimited and Google Drive for Work, Google Apps Vault is also expanding its coverage to Google Drive. With vault for drive, you can search drive files for specific users, preview your search results in Vault, and duplicate your search result and export them for later use.

Settings retention policies, creating holds, and conducting domain-wide searches for Drive content will be available in the near future. For now, you can restore files within the first 25 days after the deletion and search deleted files from admin console. The deleted files that you searched can be restored by clicking "Restore deleted files" button from each users profile on the admin console.

Also, Vault for drive does not include any extra storage on your account. Unlimited space will come with our new unlimited package available from your admin console.

Netkiller is the Top Google Apps Vault and archiving service provider in the Google Apps Marketplace. It has been providing the archiving solution for hundreds and hundreds of organizations ranging from enterprise businesses to non-profit organizations and schools.

To learn more about Vault, would like to setup, or want to have an online meeting for demo, please click here to contact us via online form or send email at sales[a]netkiller.com

Contact:
Harry Jung
Netkiller America Inc.
2033 Gateway Place, Ste 500
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 641-0114
harryj@netkiller.com
http://www.netkiller.com

A-List Celebrities, Politicians, Doctors and Dignitaries, Come Together and Support “The World AIDS Awareness Weekend”

The Philanthropy Concierge Proudly Presents The 2014 WAAW.

Atlanta, GA, June 29, 2014 - The City of Atlanta was chosen to be the world’s hosting city for THE 2014 WORLD AIDS AWARENESS WEEKEND - Friday, November 28th through the 30th. The kick-off will be at the GEORGIA WORLD CONGRESS CENTER on November 28th. The WAAW is 3 days preceding World AIDS Day, which is globally recognized on December 1st. The purpose of the WORLD AIDS AWARENESS WEEKEND is to not just spread awareness and knowledge about HIV/AIDS, but to also generate educated solutions to end this malicious killer. Unfortunately, this year marks the 33rd year since the disease hit the scene and it’s more prevalent today than ever before. There have been significant milestones in care, but we have quite a ways to go before seeing signs of a generation where there are no new cases being reported. THE PHILANTHROPY CONCIERGE decided to bridge a gap that will allow organizations, individuals and companies to band together to bring THE WORLD AIDS AWARENESS WEEKEND to an International platform.


AHzii CONSULTING GROUP along with IMAGE MAKERS MEDIA GROUP have linked their expertise with the Philanthropy Concierge to support marketing endeavors as well as bring visibility to the WAAW platforms. The goals for the 2014 WAAW is to create an impact through various forms of teaching in hopes of provoking others to be more engaged and responsible while providing a platform for the masses to get tested and to know their status. THE PHILANTHROPY CONCIERGE is cleverly including live performances, contests, calls to action, celebrity and professional keynote speakers who will inspire others inspire others to stand up and talk about the impact of AIDS in their respective communities and circles of influence.

WHY According to the World Health Organization’s statistics, 36 million people have died of HIV/AIDS since the first reported incidences in 1981. Globally, 42 million people are currently living with the disease. Since 2012, 1.2 million people have died, and 2.3 million new cases have been reported across the globe. There are approximately 1.2 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States. Of those, approximately 240,000 are unaware of their HIV-positive status. To date, nearly 300,000 women are included in the horrific number of those afflicted. In spite of the headway being made, infection rates are increasing rapidly. African Americans, Gay and Bi-Sexual Men of all ethnicities and Latinos are the hardest-hit demographics.

WHO The WORLD AIDS AWARENESS WEEKEND (WAAW) is a collaborative effort comprised of global and civic leaders, front-line agencies and individuals who advocate for a HIV/AIDS-free world. Through our marketing efforts, over 500,000,000 people will be reached through Radio, TV and the World-Wide Web. We anticipate10, 000 attendees will participate in the activities, including 4,000 plus people who will get tested for the first time.

WHAT Three days of non-intrusive, non-discriminatory activities that have a commonality in which each event is structured to increase HIV/AIDS awareness, testing and counseling in support of promoting the behavioral modifications needed to move towards a world with zero newly reported HIV infections.

Friday, November 28, 2014 - Talent Showcase & HIV/AIDS Video Contest Winner Announced
Sidney Marcus Auditorium - Georgia World Congress Center Exhibit Hall a (7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.)

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - HIV/AIDS Health & Wellness Expo
Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall A (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - Red Ribbon Gala
Buckhead Hotel TBD (7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)

Sunday, November 30, 2014 – Red-with-Envy Fashion Show & Brunch
TBA- Atlanta (2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

WHERE Atlanta, which has an amazing history, robust tourist offerings and leads the nation in racial diversity. It is also the home of the Center for Disease Control Prevention (CDC).

WHEN Three days preceding World Aids Day (December 1, 2014)

CONTACT:
Shaeideh Prince, CEO of THE PHILANTHROPY CONCIERGE
844-200-WAAW
Info@WorldAidsawarenessweekend.com
WWW.WORLDAIDSAWARENESSWEEKEND.COM

ABOUT The Philanthropy Concierge:
The Philanthropy Concierge was founded by Shaeideh Prince of Los Angeles based boutique management firm dedicated to servicing the needs of Philanthropist. The Philanthropy Concierge team is comprised of a diverse group of accomplished professionals that lend more than forty-five years of expertise to its clients in areas that include not-for-profit management, Board recruitment and training, event creation and execution, philanthropist –project facilitation, grant research, planning and customized philanthropist strategic plans.

For Press Inquiries or Interview Request Please Contact: Darnell Clark - DClark@imagemakersmedia.net

Contact:
Darnell Clark
Image Makers Media Group
101 Fifth Avenue Suite 514
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-353-9240
DClark@imagemakersmedia.net
http://www.imagemakersmedia.net

Why do Leading Insurance Companies Trust in AuraPortal Helium Insurance?

AuraPortal Helium Insurance is the most advanced management tool in the market for entities in the Insurance industry (insurers and brokers of any profile, specialization and size).

Woburn, MA, June 29, 2014 – AURA (www.auraportal.com), a global provider of Business Process Management (BPM) software, has announced that its new version of AuraPortal.(*) Helium Insurance can optimize resources, increase operational security, standardize procedures, increase customer satisfaction, drastically reduce costs, and is greatly agile and responsive to market changes.

AuraPortal has been distinguished with great advantage over its competitors by Ovum in its Decision Matrix report and by other renowned analyst firms.

Although the scope of AuraPortal Helium is universal, insurance firms use it to optimize key management areas:
- Global Risk Management
- Strategic Customer Management
- Corporate Document Management
- Purchasing and Supply Management
- Outsourcing Management
- Human Resource Management

It also offers a new way to manage Regulations (both mandatory and voluntary or internal) integrated with the rest of the productive and administrative activities performed in the entity: Solvency II, Quality, Information Security, Occupational Safety, Personal Data Protection Act, Hygiene, etc.
Using AuraPortal Helium Insurance, regulatory compliance is guaranteed.
Liberty Insurance, RSA, INS, Aseguradora Solidaria and La Positiva Seguros, are just some of the companies that are already working with AuraPortal and are achieving:

- A 45% reduction in claims processing time
- A 40% reduction in policy preparation time
- A 60% improvement in customer service
- A 20% increase in short-term income

About AURA (http://www.auraportal.com)
AURA is a global BPM (Business Process Management) software provider delivering a solution that creates, without the need of IT programming, Business Process Workflow Execution Models. AuraPortal is 100% Web-based, and is complementary to existing ERP and CRM systems.

AURA has a presence in 40 countries with more than 300 customers including, among others: Walmart, Toyota, General Motors, Pemex (Petroleos Mexicanos), Carrefour, ArcelorMittal, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Danone, INCAE, Kimberly-Clark, Yamaha, Royal KPN, Bristol-Myers Squibb, etc., as well as many Government Agencies and Departments in several countries. All of these customers benefit from maintenance contracts.

It is headquartered in Europe and has an executive branch in North America (Florida). It also has offices in several countries and a vast network of partners who locally attend customers throughout the world.

Contact:
Nina Moon
AuraPortal
400 Trade Center
Woburn, MA 01801-7472
978-808-6340
cristina.siscar@auraportal.com
http://www.auraportal.com

Friday, June 27, 2014

Media Interviews Available With Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & June, PC or Echo

Represented by Monterey law firm Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & June, PC, Echo was granted the rare TRO on June 18, 2014, against a former employee who has been accused of stealing valuable trade secrets and pursuing the company's existing customers

Monterey, CA, June 27, 2014 - Under what circumstances may a former employee solicit his former employer’s customers? And can non-solicitation agreements ever be enforceable?


Those questions came closer to being answered in California — a state that rarely permits any action which is seen to inhibit or reduce competition — when a Santa Cruz superior court granted a temporary restraining order against a former employee of Echo Holdings LLC.

Represented by Monterey law firm Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & June, PC, Echo was granted the rare TRO on June 18, 2014, against a former employee who has been accused of stealing valuable trade secrets and pursuing the company's existing customers. Firm partner Amy June argued the case in one of the few states in which non-compete agreements are considered void as against public policy.

The state’s Business and Professions Code section 16600 provides that “Except as provided in this chapter, every contract by which anyone is restrained from engaging in a lawful profession, trade, or business of any kind is to that extent void.” Exceptions to this rule are limited, and focus on the sale of a business or dissolution of a partnership. However, through adoption the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, California also makes it illegal for employees to misappropriate trade secrets from a former employer and to use those trade secrets to solicit customers of the former employer.

Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & June, PC, has long represented One Stop Logistics, Inc., which acquired Echo in May of 2014. June, who argued the matter before Presiding Judge Paul Marigonda, agreed that the ruling was appropriate and necessary to protect the company's interests in the area.

The decision comes on the heels of May’s ruling by Judge James Robertson of the San Francisco Superior Court in the case of Guardsmark v. Bowman.

In that case, Guardsmark, a company that provides security services, won a rare non-compete order against a former manager who had signed an agreement stating that he would refrain from misusing Guardsmark’s confidential information, but who secretly formed a competing security services company, Teton Security Services, Inc., and won a contract to work with a former Guardsmark client.

Judge Robertson ordered a permanent injunction prohibiting Bowman and Teton from contacting or soliciting any of Guardsmark’s current customers in San Francisco and from taking any action to induce any of Guardsmark’s current customers in San Francisco to discontinue service with Guardsmark.

Company Background Information:
Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & June, PC provides value-added legal services to a variety of businesses, from entrepreneurial startups to multimillion-dollar nationwide enterprise. Since 1908 it has provided Monterey County families and business owners high-quality legal representation. The firm has played a big part in Monterey County’s rich history and has represented many of the area’s most notable figures, including John Steinbeck and Henry Miller. The attorneys represent and advise clients on a broad array of legal matters, including corporate law and governance, contracts, intellectual property, employment law, estate planning and administration, mergers and acquisitions, and litigation.

Hudson Martin’s experience counseling on a wide range of legal issues across a variety of industries has given the firm an exceptional understanding of their clients’ businesses — making them a true business partner. The firm provides the most responsive, efficient and effective legal strategies and solutions available. Hudson Martin is headquartered at 490 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940, and recently opened an office in downtown Los Angeles.

For more information, call (831) 375-3151 or visit their web site at www.hudsonmartinwittenjune.com.

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Hudson Martin Witten & June PC
490 Calle Principal
Monterey, CA 93940
831-375-3151
marci@chatterboxpublicrealtions.com
http://www.hudsonmartinwittenjune.com

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Norris Commercial Division Acquires Hydralift Industrial Truck, Inc.

Acquisition Expands 24 hour Mobile Service to include Hydraulic Maintenance and Repair Services

Baltimore, MD, June 24, 2014 — The Norris Commercial Services Division, the largest provider of commercial parts, service and sales in the Baltimore/D.C. area, has acquired Hydralift Industrial Truck, Inc., one of the top hydraulic repair service providers in the Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia region. Hydralift specializes in on-site repairs and service for hydraulics.

The Hydralift acquisition enhances Norris’ 24-hour mobile maintenance and repair service and adds a team of experienced hydraulic technicians who can perform a wide range of preventive maintenance and repair services at the customer’s site, reducing vehicle down time.


"We are proud to incorporate Hydralift into the Norris Commercial Division Family," said Andrew Franklin, CEO of Norris Automotive Group. “Hydralift is a respected company with a great reputation. Our acquisition will allow us to provide our commercial customers with yet another service to reduce equipment and vehicle downtime. We continuously look for ways to make our clients the most efficient in the region by reducing downtime and hydraulic repair was a need we identified with our clients”

About Norris Commercial Division
Norris Automotive Group has been serving the automotive needs of Baltimore and surrounding areas since 1917. With locations in Dundalk, Ellicott City, Landover, Capitol Heights, College Park, Rosedale, and White Marsh. The Norris commercial division maintains over $7 million in parts inventory, 45 parts delivery vehicles servicing the mid-Atlantic region with multiple daily deliveries, four dedicated commercial service facilities in Baltimore/Washington market, 20+ mobile service crews that operate 24/7, and the largest commercial vehicle sales team in the region. For more information about Norris Automotive Group, please visit www.norrisautogroup.com.

Contact:
Maria Fuster
Incite Creative, Inc
115 Wight Avenue 95
Cockeysville, MD 21030
410-366-9479
maria@incitecreativeinc.com
http://www.norrisautogroup.com

Mountainsong Galleries Artist William A. Schneider was awarded “Best in Show” at the 15th Annual International Juried Exhibition

Mountainsong Galleries Artist William A. Schneider was awarded “Best in Show” at the 15th Annual International Juried Exhibition “For Pastels Only” for “Barn Cat”

Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA, June 25, 2014 - Mountainsong Galleries Artist William A. Schneider was awarded “Best in Show” at the 15th Annual International Juried Exhibition “For Pastels Only” for “Barn Cat”. The exhibition ran from May 17 until the closing ceremony on June 14 at the Saco Museum in Saco, ME. The juror of awards was noted Pastelist Elizabeth Mowery.


“It’s unusual for a small piece to receive a top award,” commented William. “I felt honored. A pretty girl petting one of the cats that keep her horse barn free of rodents, what fun to paint!”

This 9x12 painting previously received the top award in another national juried show, It’s Pastel, held in New Hampshire.

Schneider has more than 20 pieces currently on display at Mountainsong Galleries. He searches and collects many of the items he uses for his paintings and knows the history of them too. This adds to the story of each painting Mountainsong Galleries on Ocean Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California is the place to find more of today's OPA and AIS Master Artists than anywhere in the World. The gallery owners Jonathan and Lucinda Mountainsong have created a friendly, fun upbeat setting filled with contemporary Master Artists. Mountainsong represents some of the greatest artists of our time from coast-to-coast.

Details on Mountainsong Galleries:
• Location: Ocean Avenue between San Carlos and Mission Carmel-by-the-Sea, California View Map
• Phone: (831) 626-0600
• Private Viewings By Appointment - Call 831-233-8255
• Website: http://www.mountainsonggalleries.com/
• Hours of Operation Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 – 6 and Sunday 12-6 (Closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Mountainsong Galleries
PO Box 3396
Ocean Avenue 3 SE Of San Carlos
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921-3396
831-747-7455
Marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com
http://www.mountainsonggalleries.com/

Canadian focused Bingo site launches Online

The launch of the new Bingon.ca games site provides Canadian players with a new home for online bingo play

Vancouver, BC, June 25, 2014 – For the millions of Canadians who enjoy playing bingo, there’s a new online site that caters exclusively to them. Bingon.ca has been created to provide games, promotions and other features that are designed for Canadian players, recognizing that they have different interests than players in other markets.


The site is part of the Spring Network, fully licenced in regulated by the Curacao eGaming Licensing Authority. The main software provider is Parlay Games and additional games have been provided by Betsoft Gaming, Orbis Technology, and MultiSlot.

In addition to the exciting 24/7 schedule of 75 ball bingo games, Bingon.ca also offers several unique bingo variations; including an International room where players can meet others from around the world; Bingo Sprint, which allows players to enjoy all the excitement of real money bingo without waiting for other players, and the coolest social bingo online, their exclusive new Bazingo. This new game offers cash prizes on a free-to-play model, and has all of the great social features that players are looking for, including levels, awards, and bonuses.

“The wide selection of games, not to mention world-famous Canadian hospitality, has created a lot of early interest from the bingo community,” stated Laurie Martin, Bingon.ca product manager. “With the addition of the new Bazingo social bingo product, and the added MultiSlot games, our site has a lot to offer both players, and affiliates interested in promoting a new site in this market.”

While the U.S. market is closed to players at Bingon.ca, the rest of the world is welcome to join for free, take advantage of the sites’ free $20 trial bonus, and of course the competitive 750% in initial bonuses and rebates.

For Information; For any media inquiries, please contact Gian Perroni

Tel: +1.778.999.1150
Skype: gianperroni
Email: gian@bingon.ca

About Bingon.ca
Bingon.ca is the online site designed and focused on servicing the Canadian bingo and online games market. Operated by Spring Networks, the site is licensed in Curacao, and features games provided by Alderney licensed Parlay Games and Betsoft Gaming, Isle of Man licensed MultiSlot, and UK Gaming Commission registered Orbis games. Player and affiliate management is handled in local Canadian markets, and their unique promotions are designed to appeal to that market.

Contact:
Gian Perroni
Bingon.ca
Vancouver, BC
778-999-1150
gian@bingon.ca
http://www.Bingon.ca

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Emerging Singer-Songwriter Roxanna to Release Debut Album Exotica on July 8

"I believe the world is hungry to hear songs about love. Enough about bad romance and hate and war. Music should be easy on the ear."

Hollywood, CA, June 21, 2014- Entering into the music world with a devastating heartbreak, the incomparable Roxanna penned "Unforgotten," a sorrowful but soulful song, threaded with hope for tomorrow. "That song was my therapy," Roxanna notes. "It just poured out of me, and helped me believe all of this happened for a reason."


With the introduction to Exotica, lead single "Close Your Eyes" takes you on a personal journey with its dramatic storyline and emotional lyrics, Roxanna's heartfelt message is strongly emphasized by the elegance of her gorgeous vocals. "There is a light at the end of the tunnel, after every storm there is a rainbow, just an overall hope in the end."

Roxanna believes, "Music should bring pleasure, it should be elegant and relaxing. It's all about friendship, pleasure, romance, love and beauty." Roxanna's world of experience is translated through her passion for music and songwriting. She was born in Iran in the midst of an ongoing war with Iraq. As a child, she turned to music for balance and tranquility, religiously mimicking the English-language songs of Olivia Newton-John.

After traveling the world and experiencing both heartbreak and love, Roxanna has teamed up with the best in the industry to release Exotica, a collection of stories that are universal and inspiring.

Roxanna is determined to craft every song and lyric as relatable to whomever will take a listen with the intention to always spread love and healing through her romantic songs and stories. It was while studying to be a nurse that Roxanna witnessed first hand the healing power of music. Roxanna sang each night to a young man battling cancer. When he was released, the man's father said to her, "My son is better because of the way you sang to him." With that, she realized that music, like medicine is a great healer and it was then hat she realized she needed to pursue signing as a career.

For her full-length album, she contacted well-known producer Mark Portmann credited with working with Julio Iglesias, Barbra Streisand, and Christina Aguilera. It was her rendition of Aguilera's "Lift Me Up" that convinced Portmann to bring Roxanna under his wing. And what spawned from their collaboration was Exotica, a seamless, mastered mix of adult contemporary, classic pop, and world music.

Listening through the album, you'll be taken on a journey of love … from the first moment of flirtation to the confidence you find with everlasting love.

Featuring a string of romantic songs including new renditions of The Hollies 1972 hit song, "The Air That I Breathe," and Lionel Richie's 1984 smash hit, "Hello".

Music Fans can find Roxanna on the following social media platforms:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RoxannasMusic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/roxannamusic
Instagram: http://instagram.com/therealroxanna
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/RoxannasMusic
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/roxannamusic/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/roxannasmusic

Contact:
Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
P.O. Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093
323 806-0400
chip@mileshighproductions.com
http://www.mileshighproductions.com

Mountainsong Galleries Announces Art Exhibition with Local Students

Mountainsong Galleries Announces Art Exhibition with Local Students Who Participated in a Workshop by Master Artist Albert Handell Saturday, July 5 5:30pm

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, June21, 2014 - Mountainsong Galleries on Ocean Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California is the place to find more of today's OPA and AIS Master Artists than anywhere in the World. The gallery owners Jonathan and Lucinda Mountainsong have created a friendly, fun upbeat setting filled with contemporary Master Artists. Mountainsong represents some of the greatest artists of our time from coast-to-coast.


Mountainsong Galleries recently hosted a solo exhibition for Master Artist Albert Handell. Handell is a credentialed Master Artist in both the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society. Handell is the poster child for overcoming adversity. As a child he was sickly and his Mother would not permit him to go outside to play. He was restricted to the sidewalk outside his home with a box of chalk. From this childhood he emerged as one of the greatest pastelists of our time, having been nominated to the Pastel Hall of Fame over three decades ago.

Most recently, Handell was awarded the Bronze Medal in the Masters Category at the 2013 OPA National Exhibition for his oil painting, L’Abre, which currently hangs at Mountainsong Galleries. His works have hung in museums from coast-to-coast including the prestigious Butler Institute of American Art.

Handell hosted a workshop this past May with several local Monterey County residents who are inspiring artists. On Saturday, July 5th at 5:30 p.m.

workshop participants will have their paintings on display at the prestigious Mountainsong Galleries which only hangs works by OPA and AIS Masters.

The Details:
• Saturday, July 5th
• 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
• Location: Ocean Avenue between San Carlos and Mission Carmel-by-the-Sea
• View 18 pieces of art from Albert Handell workshop participants (2 of the students whose work will be on display are from Monterey County!)
• Meet Albert Handell - Master Artist, Living Legend
• Sip wine
• Enjoy a nibble
• Event is complimentary and open to the public
• RSVP required (831) 626-0600

Save the Dates:
The gallery has announced a series of upcoming exhibitions from July – October 2014 including the First in the World OPA Masters Only Show in July. Save the dates for these upcoming exhibitions. (all receptions open to the public with an RSVP)
• First in the World OPA Masters Only Show: July 25 - August 24
o Opening Reception July 25 5:00 - 8:00 All OPA Masters
• Oil Painters of America Western Regional Show: August 30 - September 30
o Opening Reception August 30 5:00 - 8:00
o The list of artists who have been juried into this event has not yet been made public.
• Huihan Liu & Weizhen Liang - Couples Show: October 4 - October 31
o Opening Reception October 4 5:00 - 7:00
o Huihan Liu, AISM, OPAM and his wife Weizhen Liang, AISM
Details on Mountainsong Galleries:
• Location: Ocean Avenue between San Carlos and Mission Carmel-by-the-Sea, California View Map
• Phone: (831) 626-0600
• Private Viewings By Appointment - Call 831-233-8255
• Website: http://www.mountainsonggalleries.com/
• Hours of Operation Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 – 6 and Sunday 12-6 (Closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Mountainsong Galleries
PO Box 3396
Ocean Avenue 3 SE Of San Carlos
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921-3396
831-747-7455
Marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com
http://www.mountainsonggalleries.com/

Singer, Songwriter, and Actor Carl Thornton Releases Debut Dance Single “Get Up!” on Amazon and iTunes

STREAM “GET UP!” ON REVERBNATION. “I am a fun loving, live life to the fullest individual, who always sees the glass as half full and firmly believes in the motto "nothing ventured, nothing gained."

Los Angeles, CA, June 21, 2014 – Triple threat talent Carl Thornton debuts the perfect summer dance anthem that will inspire and ignite the clubs with his debut single, “Get Up!” From the opening notes, one can hear a melodic and irresistible drive with an electrifying and pulsating beat that entices you to move with unabashed joy until the song is over.


After traveling the world and performing professionally for ten years, Carl has not lost sight of his goals from an early age where he vowed that singing was what he was destined to do. “Get Up!” is the very first song Carl has written where he confidently steps out as an artist.

Blending velvety, rich vocals, the song is both rhythmic and the flawless mix of pop and electronic music taking inspiration from Usher, Calvin Harris, and Avicii.

“GET UP!” is now available at iTunes, Amazon, and CDbaby.com. Four exclusive remixes will be released soon with an accompanying music video shot at Harlem Gay Pride Parade in June 2014 and will be released later this summer.

Contact:
Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
P.O. Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093
323 806-0400
chip@mileshighproductions.com
http://www.mileshighproductions.com

New Millennia Reduces Processing Time of Temporary Work in UK by 70% with AuraPortal

The use of AuraPortal BPM suite has enabled New Millennia Group Plc to offer a solution for temporary employment agencies in the United Kingdom that complies with Agency Workers Regulations (AWR).

Woburn, MA, June 21, 2014 – AURA (www.auraportal.com), a global provider of Business Process Management (BPM) software, has announced that the implementation of its BPM software at New Millennia has allowed agencies, temporary workers and end clients to work over Internet through personalized portals and to interact with AuraPortal processes; thus creating one of the most sophisticated digital interfaces in the UK recruitment industry.


AuraPortal has been distinguished with great advantage over its competitors by Ovum in its Decision Matrix report and by other renowned analyst firms.

New Millennia has implemented over 30 classes of BPM process, from the creation of employee records right through to the control of payroll processing, all with automated alerts, alarms and notifications, and within the compliance requirements stipulated by HM Revenue & Customs and AWR.

Given the complexity of New Millennia's administrative processes and the need to comply with the ever changing government laws, the implementation was never expected to be easy. But as Don Payne, Managing Director of New Millennia, comments, "AuraPortal was the only company that accepted our challenge and met it with great success. Everything could be created through the BPM without the need for any programming, just as they said."

"You need to find the right product, but it is also very important to find a supplier who provides a high level of service, who uses the time necessary to properly train those who analyze and model the company processes and who offers a personalized service. If you have this -and we really do have all of this with AuraPortal- the rest of the project should flow automatically."

About New Millennia
New Millennia Group Plc provides administrative resources and solutions exclusively for the companies that manage temporary employment in the UK.
New Millennia's business model handles around 22 billion pound sterling per annum in the UK temporary employment industry. It provides invoice funding, credit insurance, payroll processing and administrative resources to independent temporary employment agencies on a national level. New Millennia has been developing this activity since 2000 and operates as an association or by government license to develop its work.

About Aura (http://www.auraportal.com)
AURA is a global BPM (Business Process Management) software provider delivering a solution that creates, without the need of IT programming, Business Process Workflow Execution Models. AuraPortal is 100% Web-based, and is complementary to existing ERP and CRM systems.

AURA has a presence in 40 countries with more than 300 customers including, among others: Walmart, Toyota, General Motors, Pemex (Petroleos Mexicanos), Carrefour, ArcelorMittal, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Danone, INCAE, Kimberly-Clark, Yamaha, Royal KPN, Bristol-Myers Squibb, etc., as well as many Government Agencies and Departments in several countries. All of these customers benefit from maintenance contracts.

It is headquartered in Europe and has an executive branch in North America (Florida). It also has offices in several countries and a vast network of partners who locally attend customers throughout the world.

Contact:
Nina Moon
AuraPortal
400 Trade Center
Woburn, MA 01801-7472
978-808-6340
info@auraportal.com
http://www.auraportal.com

Alan Wolton receives Prestigious award from Oil Painters of America Distinguished Artist of the Year

Wolton has 4 Pieces Currently on Display at Mountainsong Galleries and will participate in the “First in the World Oil Painters of America’s Masters Only Show”, hosted by Mountainsong Galleries in Carmel.

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, June 21, 2014 - Wolton has 4 Pieces Currently on Display at Mountainsong Galleries and will participate in the “First in the World Oil Painters of America’s Masters Only Show”, hosted by Mountainsong Galleries in Carmel, California, July 25 through August 24, 2014


* First in the World OPA Masters Only Show:  July 25 - August 24
o Opening Reception July 25 5:00 - 8:00  All OPA Masters
o Exclusive opportunity: Masters Dinner for Saturday, July 26 from 6:00 - 8:00. Anyone who purchases a Master's painting before or during the Opening of the First in the World OPA Masters Only Show will be invited to dinner with the Masters.
o Artists for the show include:  Alan Wolton, Daniel Greene, Kevin Macpherson; Everett Raymond Kinstler and more. Complete list available upon request.

Mountainsong Galleries in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, is committed to representing more credentialed OPA and AIS Master Artists than any gallery in the entire world. Mountainsong also represents some of the best bronze, glass and furniture artists today.

Background on Alan Wolton
Renowned artist and Sedona resident, Alan Wolton has just returned from Bennington, Vermont, where he was the recipient of the Distinguished Artist of the Year from Oil Painters of America – "OPA."

Already an "OPAM" – recognized as "master painter" by the group, Wolton has had an illustrious career spanning six decades.  

Wolton’s work has been accepted by the Royal Academy of London, the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, and the Paris Salon. He has also been a  Master Charter Member of the Society of American Impressionists and a member of Plein Air Painters of Northern California. 

His work has been exhibited all over the world, including London, Johannesburg and Paris. His peripatetic nature has led to the creation of powerful art from many beautiful places, including his original South African home, New Zealand and Europe – notably Venice. 

An excerpt from the OPA's announcement about the award states, "Alan Wolton is indulging in an artistic freedom brought about by his years of development and the confidence of maturity. Following international recognition, his paintings now show a revised simplicity of statement. Technically, Mr. Wolton´s work is unquestionable. His list of credentials and exhibitions over the years is very impressive."

In his own words Wolton claims, "Generally, I am not too affected by awards but this decision by the Oil Painters of America Masters, notably retiring OPA president Neil Patterson, along with Masters Zhiwei Tu, Charles Movalli and others, has truly touched my heart. The kindness and honor these wonderful folk showered upon me will remain a lifetime high!”

Regarding his work, the artist recently said, "I like my paintings to stop passers-by who had only by accident caught a glimpse of the picture. What they see should be breathtakingly different, delightfully fresh, something emotionally appetizing and a joy. A subconscious visual high spiked by a happy relationship of colors, tones, forms and cleanliness."

The award comes on the heels of the publication of "The Art of Alan Wolton," a 348-page hardbound book which is at once a memoir, a close look at how paintings are made, and a retrospective of a lifetime’s achievement, including more than 400 color images of artworks from every period of the artist’s life. The book is available from Amazon.com, and local residents can find it at the Sedona Public Library.

Oil Painters of America is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 4,000 artists throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. OPA is dedicated to preserving and promoting excellence in representational art. Its primary focus is to draw attention to the lasting value of fine drawing, color, composition and the appreciation of light on canvas.

The mission of OPA is to advance the cause of traditional, representational fine art by providing a forum in which artists can display their art in regional and national competitions. In addition, the organization is committed to providing educational opportunities to its members through its newsletter, critique program, scholarships, workshops, seminars, and demonstrations by today’s masters.

Details on Mountainsong Galleries:
· Location: Ocean between San Carlos and Mission Carmel-by-the-Sea, California • View Map
· Phone: (831) 626-0600
· Private Viewings By Appointment - Call 831-233-8255
· Website:  http://www.mountainsonggalleries.com/
· Hours of Operation

o Monday - Saturday 10 – 6 and Sunday 12-6
· List of Master Artists
o Daniel E. Greene, N. A., AWS, PSA, OPAMaster
o Everett Raymond Kinstler, N. A., AWS, PSA, OPAMaster
o Neil Patterson, OPAMaster, President, Oil Painters of America
o Debra Joy Groesser, AIS, President, American Impressionist Society
o Cyrus Afsary, OPAMaster
o Kenn Backhaus, AISMaster, OPAMaster
o Clayton J. Beck III, AISMaster
o Harley Brown, OPAMaster
o Nancy Bush, AISMaster
o John Michael Carter, OPAMaster
o William T. Chambers, OPAMaster
o Nancy Seamons Crookston, OPAMaster
o Kim English, AISMaster
o Albert Handell, AISMaster, OPAMaster
o David Hettinger, OPAMaster
o Doug Higgins, OPAMaster
o Quang Ho, AISMaster, OPAMaster
o William Scott Jennings, OPAMaster
o Steven Lang, OPAMaster
o Jeff Legg, OPAMaster
o Calvin Liang, AISMaster, OPAMaster
o Weizhen Liang, AISMaster
o Huihan Liu, AISMaster, OPAMaster
o Kevin Macpherson, AISMaster, OPAMaster
o Ned Mueller, OPAMaster
o Paul Mullally, OPAMaster
o Joyce Pike, OPAMaster
o Joan Potter, OPAMaster
o William Schneider, AISMaster
o Craig Tennant, OPAMaster
o Zhiwei Tu, AISMaster, OPAMaster
o Jeffrey R. Watts, OPAMaster
o William Whitaker, OPAMaster
o Alan Wolton, OPAMaster
o Jim Dietz, Premier Automobile and Military Artist
o Randy Strong who has three of his exquisite glass pieces in the Louvre in Paris

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Mountainsong Galleries
PO Box 3396
Ocean Avenue 3 SE Of San Carlos
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921-3396
831-747-7455
Marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com
http://www.mountainsonggalleries.com/

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

James Dietz was commissioned by Warner Brothers to do all of the artwork for the promotion of the original Superman movie with Christopher Reeves

There are 12 original paintings that must be sold as an in-tact collection.  Mountainsong Galleries in Carmel-by-the-Sea has the exclusive on this collection available for $90,000-. Mountainsong Galleries in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, is committed to representing more OPA and AIS credentialed Master Artists than any gallery in the world.

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, June 18, 2014 - Mountainsong Galleries on Ocean Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California is the place to find more of today's OPA and AIS Master Artists than anywhere in the World.  The gallery owners Jonathan and Lucinda Mountainsong have created a friendly, fun upbeat setting filled with contemporary Master Artists, whimsical and dramatic bronze sculptures, stunning glass art and custom wood furniture. Mountainsong represents some of the greatest artists of our time from coast-to-coast.

A historical painting stands or falls on how well it depicts the story it is attempting to illustrate, and how convincingly it combines the people, their actions, costumes, surroundings and atmosphere in an appropriate composition. A good historical painting uses all of these elements to tell the major story and perhaps a second subtext. Both are driven by how interesting the situation is that the artist is attempting to render. How the viewer reacts to a great painting transcends its immediate story and strikes a deeper chord, one that hopefully evolves and changes as the viewer contemplates the art over time.

It is this last and most worthy goal to which artists like James Dietz aspire. In his portrait of events in the 20th and 21st Centuries, he labors to achieve that rare combination of historical fact and the romance, adventure and color of fiction.

Born in San Francisco, Jim graduated from Art Center College of Design in 1969. He had a successful illustration career in Los Angeles and New York, with a steady flow of work ranging from automobile ads, movie posters, and romantic and historical/action book covers.

By 1978, Jim and his wife had moved to Seattle, where Jim’s work gradually shifted away from commercial illustration to primarily historical aviation, automotive and military art. Today his work is internationally known and collected, and his style, with its emphasis on depth of story, is recognized by collectors of historical art. His list of clients includes: Boeing, Bell Helicopter, Federal Express, Allison, Cessna, Flying Tigers, the Indianapolis 500, BMW, the National Guard and many U.S. Army associations: U.S. Army Rangers, 82nd Airborne, 3rd Division, 4th Division, 29th Division, First Division, 1st Cavalry, 11th Cavalry, 28th Division, 41st Division and 37th Division, Command General Staff College, Army War College, US Air Force Documentary Art Program, Wingnut Studios, Meadowbrook and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

* Awards include:

• Best in Show, EAA Aviation Art Show, three successive years, 1989-91
• Named Master Artist, EAA, 1992
• People’s Choice Award, American Society of Aviation Artists, 1988
• Best in Show, Franklin Mint Artists Show, 1992
• Best in Show & three Best of Era Awards, San Antonio Military Art Show, 1992
• Honorable Mention, American Society of Aviation Artists Show, 1994
• Best in Show, Flying Magazine/Simuflite Art Show, 1993, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2001
• Award of Merit, Flying Magazine/Simuflite Art Show, 1995, 2000
• Best in Show, Naval Aviation Museum Art Show, 1994, 2000
• First Place, Naval Aviation Museum Art Show, 1995
• R. G. Smith Award for Excellence in Naval Aviation Art, National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL, 1997
• Best in Show, Women in Aviation Show, C.R. Smith Museum, Dallas, TX, 1997
• Stanley Wanlass Award for excellence in strength of design and composition, echoing the spirit of the automobile, Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance, 1997
• Featured Artist, Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance, 1999
• Award of Excellence, Automotive Fine Artists of America show at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, 1999, 2000, 2011, 2013
• Peter Helck Award, Automotive Fine Artists of America show at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, 1999, 2000, 2013
• League of WWI Aviation Historians, four Silver Cups
• Lincoln Award for Elegance, Automative Fine Artists of America show at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, 2007

Jim has been a member of the World War I Aviation Historical Hall of Fame, an Artist Fellow of the American Society of Aviation Artists and a board member of the Automotive Fine Artists of America. He had one-man shows at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 1990, 1998 and 2003; San Diego Air & Space Museum in 1990; and the US Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in 2003. His paintings are part of the permanent collections of many military museums around the country, including the Pentagon, the San Diego Air & Space Museum, Pensacola Naval Aviation Museum, Special Forces Museum, 82nd Airborne Museum, and the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.

In 2001, Barnes & Noble Publishing released a book on Jim’s World War II art, entitled Portraits of Combat. In 2005, Jim fulfilled a childhood dream when he got the opportunity for a cameo role in Peter Jackson’s (Lord of the Rings) remake of King Kong. Jim plays the role of pilot of the Curtis Helldiver aircraft which fires at Kong while he is perched high above New York on the Empire State Building.

Jim and his wife, Patti, live in Seattle with their dog, Sarah, who shares the distinction with previous Dietz pets, of being a regular in Jim’s paintings. Their son, Ian, is currently an officer serving in the U.S. Army. Jim works in a warm, pleasantly cluttered studio that resembles a WWI aviation bar, surrounded by uniforms, props and models that have made their way into paintings over the years.

Save the Date: The gallery has announced a series of upcoming exhibitions through December 2014 including a first in the world OPA Masters Only Show in July.

· First in the World OPA Masters Only Show:  July 25 - August 24
o Opening Reception July 25 5:00 - 8:00  All OPA Masters
· Oil Painters of America Western Regional Show:  August 30 - September 30
o Opening Reception August 30 5:00 - 8:00
o The list of artists who have been juried into this event has not yet been made public.
· Huihan Liu & Weizhen Liang - Couples Show:  October 4 - October 31
o Opening Reception October 4 5:00 - 7:00 
o Huihan Liu, AISM, OPAM and his wife Weizhen Liang, AISM

Details on Mountainsong Galleries:
· Location: Ocean between San Carlos and Mission Carmel-by-the-Sea, California • View Map
· Phone: (831) 626-0600
· Private Viewings By Appointment - Call 831-233-8255
· Website:  http://www.mountainsonggalleries.com/
· Hours of Operation

o Monday - Saturday 10 – 6 and Sunday 12-6
· List of Master Artists
o Daniel E. Greene, N. A., AWS, PSA, OPAMaster
o Everett Raymond Kinstler, N. A., AWS, PSA, OPAMaster
o Neil Patterson, OPAMaster, President, Oil Painters of America
o Debra Joy Groesser, AIS, President, American Impressionist Society
o Cyrus Afsary, OPAMaster
o Kenn Backhaus, AISMaster, OPAMaster
o Clayton J. Beck III, AISMaster
o Harley Brown, OPAMaster
o Nancy Bush, AISMaster
o John Michael Carter, OPAMaster
o William T. Chambers, OPAMaster
o Nancy Seamons Crookston, OPAMaster
o Kim English, AISMaster
o Albert Handell, AISMaster, OPAMaster
o David Hettinger, OPAMaster
o Doug Higgins, OPAMaster
o Quang Ho, AISMaster, OPAMaster
o William Scott Jennings, OPAMaster
o Steven Lang, OPAMaster
o Jeff Legg, OPAMaster
o Calvin Liang, AISMaster, OPAMaster
o Weizhen Liang, AISMaster
o Huihan Liu, AISMaster, OPAMaster
o Kevin Macpherson, AISMaster, OPAMaster
o Ned Mueller, OPAMaster
o Paul Mullally, OPAMaster
o Joyce Pike, OPAMaster
o Joan Potter, OPAMaster
o William Schneider, AISMaster
o Craig Tennant, OPAMaster
o Zhiwei Tu, AISMaster, OPAMaster
o Jeffrey R. Watts, OPAMaster
o William Whitaker, OPAMaster
o Alan Wolton, OPAMaster
o Jim Dietz, Premier Automobile and Military Artist
o Randy Strong who has three of his exquisite glass pieces in the Louvre in Paris

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Mountainsong Galleries
PO Box 3396
Ocean Avenue 3 SE Of San Carlos
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921-3396
831-747-7455
Marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com
http://www.mountainsonggalleries.com/

Thursday, June 12, 2014

XebiaLabs Raises $12m in Growth Equity Round by Updata Partners

First Institutional Funding Will Drive Continued Growth in Fast Moving DevOps & Continuous Delivery Market

Boston, MA, June 13, 2014 – Leading delivery automation vendor XebiaLabs today announced it has closed a $12 million growth equity investment by Washington, D.C. based Updata Partners. Since its founding in 2008, XebiaLabs has experienced dramatic success with over 100% revenue growth every year and has gained validation from customers such as General Electric, Expedia, Xerox, KLM, and Société Générale. This financing will be used to fuel continued fast growth globally in the rapidly expanding DevOps and Continuous Delivery market.

"Updata's investment is a vote of confidence in XebiaLabs and our market opportunity," said Coert Baart, XebiaLabs chief executive officer. "Software is the most critical component to the success of many of today’s organizations. Lack of automation is preventing companies from delivering software and its corresponding business value fast enough. XebiaLabs is the first fully automated delivery automation software that solves this challenge and this funding will help us reach even more customers worldwide."

Updata Partners is the first institutional investor in XebiaLabs. Post transaction, Updata general partners Carter Griffin and James Socas will join XebiaLabs’ six person board, along with founder and chairman Daan Teunissen, chief executive officer Coert Baart, and independent directors Alex Pinchev, formerly President of Red Hat, Inc., and Wim Heijting, formerly of Baan Company. Michel den Braver will serve as board observer and advisor. 

Delivering higher quality software faster has become a business imperative. Current software development processes cannot keep pace with the demand for the faster delivery of software. While application development times have accelerated of late due to Agile, scrum and other methodologies, deployment best practices have not kept pace, resulting in a significant bottleneck at the point of application release.

XebiaLabs helps companies accelerate the rate of innovation and time to market while reducing error and downtime. With XebiaLabs, companies can easily move to continuous deployment and create a fully automated customer feedback loop so companies can quickly adapt their applications to the fast-shifting changes in the market. Customers experience up to 50% faster release times, 50% reduction in release cost and eliminate nearly 100% of errors in the process.

“XebiaLabs’ offering is well-timed with the rapidly increasing demand for DevOps and Continuous Delivery solutions that drive faster time to value for the software delivery process,” said Carter Griffin of Updata. James Socas added, “We believe the market will continue to see a shift toward greater automation as organizations look to scale their efforts to deliver customer value at an accelerated pace. XebiaLabs offers a powerful solution for the industry and we are excited to collaborate with them in building a great company in an exciting category.”

Press Contacts:
XebiaLabs:
Heather Moses
hmoses@xebialabs.com

Updata Partners:
Tammy Falco
tfalco@updata.com

About XebiaLabs
XebiaLabs is the leading global provider of automation software for DevOps and Continuous Delivery helping companies to accelerate the delivery of new software. XebiaLabs’ products provide the automation, efficiency and insight organizations need to meet the demand for faster software deployment cycles. Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Boston, XebiaLabs has a worldwide network of sales offices and partners. For more information, please visit www.xebialabs.com.

About Updata Partners 
Updata Partners is a leading technology-focused growth equity firm with nearly $500 million of capital under management. Updata invests in high-growth software, Internet, and technology-enabled service businesses with innovative intellectual property and market-leading solutions. Led by an investment team averaging more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry, Updata seeks investments where the combination of the firm’s financial backing and the operating expertise of its partners will accelerate growth. For more information about Updata Partners, please visit www.updata.com

Contact:
Victor Cruz
Principal
MediaPR
Essex, MA
+1 (978) 768-6888
vcruz@mediapr.net
http://www.mediapr.net

Mountainsong Galleries in Carmel-by-the-Sea has the exclusive on this historic collectors' item at $40,000

James Dietz was commissioned by George Lucas to do a large scale painting of Star Wars for a book Lucas was putting together. Mountainsong Galleries in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, is committed to representing more OPA and AIS credentialed Master Artists than any gallery in the world.

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, June 13, 2014 - Mountainsong Galleries on Ocean Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California is the place to find more of today's OPA and AIS Master Artists than anywhere in the World. The gallery owners Jonathan and Lucinda Mountainsong have created a friendly, fun upbeat setting filled with contemporary Master Artists, whimsical and dramatic bronze sculptures, stunning glass art and custom wood furniture. Mountainsong represents some of the greatest artists of our time from coast-to-coast.


A historical painting stands or falls on how well it depicts the story it is attempting to illustrate, and how convincingly it combines the people, their actions, costumes, surroundings and atmosphere in an appropriate composition. A good historical painting uses all of these elements to tell the major story and perhaps a second subtext. Both are driven by how interesting the situation is that the artist is attempting to render. How the viewer reacts to a great painting transcends its immediate story and strikes a deeper chord, one that hopefully evolves and changes as the viewer contemplates the art over time.

It is this last and most worthy goal to which artists like James Dietz aspire. In his portrait of events in the 20th and 21st Centuries, he labors to achieve that rare combination of historical fact and the romance, adventure and color of fiction.

Born in San Francisco, Jim graduated from Art Center College of Design in 1969. He had a successful illustration career in Los Angeles and New York, with a steady flow of work ranging from automobile ads, movie posters, and romantic and historical/action book covers.

By 1978, Jim and his wife had moved to Seattle, where Jim’s work gradually shifted away from commercial illustration to primarily historical aviation, automotive and military art. Today his work is internationally known and collected, and his style, with its emphasis on depth of story, is recognized by collectors of historical art. His list of clients includes: Boeing, Bell Helicopter, Federal Express, Allison, Cessna, Flying Tigers, the Indianapolis 500, BMW, the National Guard and many U.S. Army associations: U.S. Army Rangers, 82nd Airborne, 3rd Division, 4th Division, 29th Division, First Division, 1st Cavalry, 11th Cavalry, 28th Division, 41st Division and 37th Division, Command General Staff College, Army War College, US Air Force Documentary Art Program, Wingnut Studios, Meadowbrook and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance .

Awards include:

• Best in Show, EAA Aviation Art Show, three successive years, 1989-91
• Named Master Artist, EAA, 1992
• People’s Choice Award, American Society of Aviation Artists, 1988
• Best in Show, Franklin Mint Artists Show, 1992
• Best in Show & three Best of Era Awards, San Antonio Military Art Show, 1992
• Honorable Mention, American Society of Aviation Artists Show, 1994
• Best in Show, Flying Magazine/Simuflite Art Show, 1993, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2001
• Award of Merit, Flying Magazine/Simuflite Art Show, 1995, 2000
• Best in Show, Naval Aviation Museum Art Show, 1994, 2000
• First Place, Naval Aviation Museum Art Show, 1995
• R. G. Smith Award for Excellence in Naval Aviation Art, National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL, 1997
• Best in Show, Women in Aviation Show, C.R. Smith Museum, Dallas, TX, 1997
• Stanley Wanlass Award for excellence in strength of design and composition, echoing the spirit of the automobile, Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance, 1997
• Featured Artist, Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance, 1999
• Award of Excellence, Automotive Fine Artists of America show at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, 1999, 2000, 2011, 2013
• Peter Helck Award, Automotive Fine Artists of America show at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, 1999, 2000, 2013
• League of WWI Aviation Historians, four Silver Cups
• Lincoln Award for Elegance, Automative Fine Artists of America show at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, 2007

Jim has been a member of the World War I Aviation Historical Hall of Fame, an Artist Fellow of the American Society of Aviation Artists and a board member of the Automotive Fine Artists of America. He had one-man shows at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 1990, 1998 and 2003; San Diego Air & Space Museum in 1990; and the US Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in 2003. His paintings are part of the permanent collections of many military museums around the country, including the Pentagon, the San Diego Air & Space Museum, Pensacola Naval Aviation Museum, Special Forces Museum, 82nd Airborne Museum, and the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.

In 2001, Barnes & Noble Publishing released a book on Jim’s World War II art, entitled Portraits of Combat. In 2005, Jim fulfilled a childhood dream when he got the opportunity for a cameo role in Peter Jackson’s (Lord of the Rings) remake of King Kong. Jim plays the role of pilot of the Curtis Helldiver aircraft which fires at Kong while he is perched high above New York on the Empire State Building.

Jim and his wife, Patti, live in Seattle with their dog, Sarah, who shares the distinction with previous Dietz pets, of being a regular in Jim’s paintings. Their son, Ian, is currently an officer serving in the U.S. Army. Jim works in a warm, pleasantly cluttered studio that resembles a WWI aviation bar, surrounded by uniforms, props and models that have made their way into paintings over the years.

Save the Date: The gallery has announced a series of upcoming exhibitions through December 2014 including a first in the world OPA Masters Only Show in July.
· First in the World OPA Masters Only Show:  July 25 - August 24
o Opening Reception July 25 5:00 - 8:00  All OPA Masters
· Oil Painters of America Western Regional Show:  August 30 - September 30
o Opening Reception August 30 5:00 - 8:00
o The list of artists who have been juried into this event has not yet been made public.
· Huihan Liu & Weizhen Liang - Couples Show:  October 4 - October 31
o Opening Reception October 4 5:00 - 7:00 
o Huihan Liu, AISM, OPAM and his wife Weizhen Liang, AISM

Details on Mountainsong Galleries:
· Location: Ocean between San Carlos and Mission Carmel-by-the-Sea, California • View Map
· Phone: (831) 626-0600
· Private Viewings By Appointment - Call 831-233-8255
· Website:  http://www.mountainsonggalleries.com/
· Hours of Operation

o Monday - Saturday 10 – 6 and Sunday 12-6

· List of Master Artists
o Daniel E. Greene, N. A., AWS, PSA, OPAMaster
o Everett Raymond Kinstler, N. A., AWS, PSA, OPAMaster
o Neil Patterson, OPAMaster, President, Oil Painters of America
o Debra Joy Groesser, AIS, President, American Impressionist Society
o Cyrus Afsary, OPAMaster
o Kenn Backhaus, AISMaster, OPAMaster
o Clayton J. Beck III, AISMaster
o Harley Brown, OPAMaster
o Nancy Bush, AISMaster
o John Michael Carter, OPAMaster
o William T. Chambers, OPAMaster
o Nancy Seamons Crookston, OPAMaster
o Kim English, AISMaster
o Albert Handell, AISMaster, OPAMaster
o David Hettinger, OPAMaster
o Doug Higgins, OPAMaster
o Quang Ho, AISMaster, OPAMaster
o William Scott Jennings, OPAMaster
o Steven Lang, OPAMaster
o Jeff Legg, OPAMaster
o Calvin Liang, AISMaster, OPAMaster
o Weizhen Liang, AISMaster
o Huihan Liu, AISMaster, OPAMaster
o Kevin Macpherson, AISMaster, OPAMaster
o Ned Mueller, OPAMaster
o Paul Mullally, OPAMaster
o Joyce Pike, OPAMaster
o Joan Potter, OPAMaster
o William Schneider, AISMaster
o Craig Tennant, OPAMaster
o Zhiwei Tu, AISMaster, OPAMaster
o Jeffrey R. Watts, OPAMaster
o William Whitaker, OPAMaster
o Alan Wolton, OPAMaster
o Jim Dietz, Premier Automobile and Military Artist
o Randy Strong who has three of his exquisite glass pieces in the Louvre in Paris

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Vendange Carmel
PO Box 3396
Ocean Avenue 3 SE Of San Carlos
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921-3396
831-747-7455
Marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com
http://www.mountainsonggalleries.com/

Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites Carmel-by-the-Sea’s Only Wine Themed Hotel Introduces its Wine and Dine Packages

Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites has partnered with 15 local Monterey County wineries to create a unique guest experience celebrating the bounty of Monterey County’s vineyards.

Carmel, CA, June 12, 2014 - Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites has partnered with 15 local Monterey County wineries to create a unique guest experience celebrating the bounty of Monterey County’s vineyards. Each winery sponsors one room or suite, providing its own creative touches. From the McIntyre Vineyards room with its impressive 100-year-old section of grapevine to J. Lohr’s plush bathrobes, every winery’s room offers a signature luxury experience.  In 2014, Vendange will be releasing 2 new wine themed rooms.  The first room was released in April with Blair Vineyards.  The second room will be released Summer 2014 and will be decorated by Holman Ranch.


Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites Owner Brian Lee announced today that the hotel will be launching two new wine and dine packages beginning June 1st:

Wine and Dine Package: Andre’s Bouchee
Experience the best Carmel has to offer. Luxurious accommodations in Carmel’s only wine themed hotel, gourmet dining, chocolates and Monterey County wine  -- what a delicious combination!  This special wine and dine package has a French Bistro flavor with a lunch or dinner at the coveted, award winning, Zagat rated Andre’s Bouchee!

For $125 upgrade to our wine and dine package which includes:

* Cabernet infused blueberries chocolates and pinot noir chocolate cherries from local vintner Ventana Wines

* A bottle of Monterey County Award winning wine – your choice of white or red

* A $50 lunch or dinner certificate at Andre's Bouchee located on Mission Street, two doors south of Ocean Avenue in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Proprietor Elizabeth Lemaire wants to share a  Carmel favorite that lures locals and visitors with its chic style and neighborhood charm. Chef Jacques Zagouri prepares authentic French Bistro Cuisine with a Californian Coastal flair. Our friendly atmosphere buzzes with excitement and energy that makes you feel your dining in one of the small neighborhoods inside Paris.

Wine and Dine Package: Flaherty’s Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar

Experience the best Carmel has to offer.  Luxurious accommodations in Carmel’s only wine themed hotel, gourmet dining, chocolates and Monterey County wine  -- what a delicious combination!  This special wine and dine package offers the freshest catch in town.  If you are a seafood lover this is for you!

For $125 upgrade to our wine and dine package which includes:

* Cabernet infused blueberries chocolates and pinot noir chocolate cherries from local vintner Ventana Wines
* A bottle of Monterey County Award winning wine – your choice of white or red

A $50 lunch or dinner certificate at Flaherty’s Seafood Grill and Oyster Bar.  Located side-by-side in the heart of Carmel, Flaherty’s Seafood Grill and Oyster Bar are dedicated to providing you with the freshest, most delicious seafood.  Flaherty’s knows good seafood, they know how to buy it and they know how to prepare it. Unlike most restaurants (even the best of them) where fish is often a secondary item on the menu… at Flaherty’s it’s all about seafood. At Flaherty’s, you will experience a small town, comfortable, family atmosphere, where quality ingredients and quality preparation come together with quality service. It’s who we are…. come and experience seafood like it was meant to be.

To book any of these packages please go to www.vendangecarmel.com and go to reservations and when you choose your room category please make sure to choose the wine & dine package which will have the price included in your stay.

Rooms Overview:
* The cozy rooms have sleek, modern bathrooms finished with imported Spanish marble.

* Views of both the Inn’s beautiful gardens and the Carmel skyline are plentiful.

* Sleeping areas are appointed with memory foam-top beds, deluxe linens, and high-definition flat screen televisions - not that you’ll want to stay indoors.

Cottage Suite:
The separate Cottage Suite offers a generous 650 square feet of living space. With a California King bed, 50” high definition flat screen television, gas fireplace and kitchenette, it’s the perfect place for a honeymoon or romantic weekend getaway.

Wine Themed Rooms:
* Blair Vineyards
* Dawn’s Dream
* Galante
* J. Lohr
* Joullian
* Manzoni
* McIntyre
* Otter Cove
* Pierce Winery
* Tudor
* Twisted Roots
* Ventana
* Cima Collina
* Coming in Summer 2014 Holman Ranch

Wine Room Highlights:

Twisted Roots King Suite

Twisted Roots believes in letting the grapes speak for themselves. They feel that the work in the vineyard is where the wines get their flavor and overall complexity.  As "Green Growers" they follow sustainable farming practices throughout the entire wine making process. In creating the Twisted Roots room, winemaker Josh Ruiz took the same philosophy to design as he does to making wines. Canvas pictures from the Twisted Roots vineyard adorn the walls, custom artwork made from barrels, rod iron and wine bottles show case the bar and more!

Ventana Vineyards:
Ventana Vineyards believes great wines are made in the vineyard, and the Ventana Vineyard has the perfect combination of water, soil, climate, art and science to create superb, world-class wines. Our success is evidenced by the number of awards that we have won over the years on wine made from this remarkable property. In fact, wines from our Ventana Vineyard have earned more medals and awards than any other single vineyard in America. When creating their Ventana Vineyards wine themed room they brought the story of the vineyard to the room.

* Custom canvas prints grace the walls telling the story of the vineyards.

* The winemaker’s story can be found on the room for all to enjoy.

* A Ventana Vineyards wine barrel has been converted into a custom snack bar full of delicious Ventana Vineyard logoed snacks and wine!

* The bed has a logoed throw and the walls have actually small vines from the vineyard affixed to them.

J. Lohr:
Flavorful wines, quite literally “wines full of flavor” are the mission at J. Lohr. J. Lohr’s unwavering focus on flavors sounds so simple, yet it’s surprisingly complex. Achieving the best flavor demands total control, every step of the way, and is the result of planting each site to its ideal grape variety and applying artisanal winemaking techniques, including extended maceration, barrel and malolactic fermentation, among others.  When you stay in the J. Lohr room you soak up the flavor of the vineyard.  From grapevine wreaths and a barrel on the balcony that offers the perfect table top to enjoy some wine and cheese to art from the vineyard and a custom J. Lohr wine display, you will as if you have been transported to the vineyard.

Additional Rooms with Unique Features:
* McIntyre Vineyards brought in a 5 foot vine from the vineyard that is the masthead for the bed as well as created custom glass lamps etched with the McIntyre wine label.  Truly spectacular to view!

* Cima Collina has their vineyard artist create custom painting for the room made from wine barrels and rod iron as well as creating their own logoed bed side stand.

Amenities:
* The Inn offers breakfast daily and wine tasting on the weekends.

* ines that are typically available only in partner wineries’ tasting rooms are also available to guests for purchase.

* Guests can relax with a glass of wine around the inviting fire pit in the garden and enjoy live music. (available most weekends)

Monterey County Wine Facts:

* Did you know? Monterey County is the one of the largest wine growing and producing regions in California which is one of the reasons why it was named as one of 2013's "Top Ten Wine Travel Destinations" in the world by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

* In Carmel-by-the-Sea alone, you can spend a weekend wine-tasting without ever getting in a vehicle!

* Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea has become a bona fide wine tasting destination, with enough tasting rooms to keep visitors busy for a weekend and even more about to open.

* Carmel Valley's tasting rooms (11 miles from Carmel-by-the-Sea) are not overly crowded and provide a warm, personal interaction with tasting hosts and winemakers.

Vendange is conveniently located a short drive away from the Monterey Peninsula Airport, just off of scenic Highway 1, with free parking for guests. We’re minutes away from downtown Carmel’s shopping and fine dining, scenic 17-Mile Drive, and the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. Vendange Carmel is located at 24815 Carpenter St., Carmel, CA 93923.  Telephone 831.624.6400, fax 831.624.5111. Website: www.vendangecarmel.com, email reservations@vendangecarmel.com.

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Vendange Carmel
PO Box 3396
Ocean Avenue 3 SE Of San Carlos
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921-3396
831-747-7455
Marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com
http://www.vendangecarmel.com

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites Carmel-by-the-Sea’s Only Wine Themed Hotel Introduces its One Tank Wonder Package

One Tank Wonder Package Available Sunday – Thursday Through June 30th, 2014

Carmel, CA, June 11, 2014 – Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites has partnered with 15 local Monterey County wineries to create a unique guest experience celebrating the bounty of Monterey County’s vineyards. Each winery sponsors one room or suite, providing its own creative touches. From the McIntyre Vineyards room with its impressive 100-year-old section of grapevine to J. Lohr’s plush bathrobes, every winery’s room offers a signature luxury experience. In 2014, Vendange will be releasing 2 new wine themed rooms.

The first room was released in April with Blair Vineyards. The second room will be released Summer 2014 and will be decorated by Holman Ranch.

Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites Owner Brian Lee announced today that the hotel will be launching a new package now through June 30, 2014. Ever wonder where you can explore on a tank of gas?  How about the beauty of Carmel-by-the-Sea? Lee makes a weekend getaway easy with his new One Tank Wonder Package.

Package includes:

· Two Night Stay
· 1 $50 Visa Gift Card to help cover the cost of your gas
· A bottle of Monterey County Award Winning Wine
· Available Sunday – Thursday Only
· To book go to www.vendangecarmel.com and go to reservations and choose your room category.  After everything is finished you should see an item that says “One Tank Wonder,” please click that rate to book the room. Rates vary depending on room category.

· Package available through June 30th, 2014

Rooms Overview:
· The cozy rooms have sleek, modern bathrooms finished with imported Spanish marble.
· Views of both the Inn’s beautiful gardens and the Carmel skyline are plentiful.
· Sleeping areas are appointed with memory foam-top beds, deluxe linens, and high-definition flat screen televisions - not that you’ll want to stay indoors.

Cottage Suite:
· The separate Cottage Suite offers a generous 650 square feet of living space. With a California King bed, 50” high definition flat screen television, gas fireplace and kitchenette, it’s the perfect place for a honeymoon or romantic weekend getaway.

Wine Themed Rooms:
· Blair Vineyards
· Dawn’s Dream
· Galante
· J. Lohr
· Joullian
· Manzoni
· McIntyre
· Otter Cove
· Pierce Winery
· Tudor
· Twisted Roots
· Ventana
· Cima Collina
· Coming in Summer 2014 Holman Ranch

Wine Room Highlights:

Twisted Roots King Suite

Twisted Roots believes in letting the grapes speak for themselves. They feel that the work in the vineyard is where the wines get their flavor and overall complexity. As "Green Growers" they follow sustainable farming practices throughout the entire wine making process. In creating the Twisted Roots room, winemaker Josh Ruiz took the same philosophy to design as he does to making wines. Canvas pictures from the Twisted Roots vineyard adorn the walls, custom artwork made from barrels, rod iron and wine bottles show case the bar and more!

Ventana Vineyards:
Ventana Vineyards believes great wines are made in the vineyard, and the Ventana Vineyard has the perfect combination of water, soil, climate, art and science to create superb, world-class wines. Our success is evidenced by the number of awards that we have won over the years on wine made from this remarkable property. In fact, wines from our Ventana Vineyard have earned more medals and awards than any other single vineyard in America. When creating their Ventana Vineyards wine themed room they brought the story of the vineyard to the room.

· Custom canvas prints grace the walls telling the story of the vineyards.
· The winemaker’s story can be found on the room for all to enjoy.
· A Ventana Vineyards wine barrel has been converted into a custom snack bar full of delicious Ventana Vineyard logoed snacks and wine!
· The bed has a logoed throw and the walls have actually small vines from the vineyard affixed to them.

J. Lohr:
Flavorful wines, quite literally “wines full of flavor” are the mission at J. Lohr. J. Lohr’s unwavering focus on flavors sounds so simple, yet it’s surprisingly complex. Achieving the best flavor demands total control, every step of the way, and is the result of planting each site to its ideal grape variety and applying artisanal winemaking techniques, including extended maceration, barrel and malolactic fermentation, among others. When you stay in the J. Lohr room you soak up the flavor of the vineyard. From grapevine wreaths and a barrel on the balcony that offers the perfect table top to enjoy some wine and cheese to art from the vineyard and a custom J. Lohr wine display, you will as if you have been transported to the vineyard.
Additional Rooms with Unique Features:

· McIntyre Vineyards brought in a 5 foot vine from the vineyard that is the masthead for the bed as well as created custom glass lamps etched with the McIntyre wine label.  Truly spectacular to view!
· Cima Collina has their vineyard artist create custom painting for the room made from wine barrels and rod iron as well as creating their own logoed bed side stand.

Amenities:
· The Inn offers breakfast daily and wine tasting on the weekends.
· Wines that are typically available only in partner wineries’ tasting rooms are also available to guests for purchase.
· Guests can relax with a glass of wine around the inviting fire pit in the garden and enjoy live music. (available most weekends)

Monterey County Wine Facts:
· Did you know? Monterey County is the one of the largest wine growing and producing regions in California which is one of the reasons why it was named as one of 2013's "Top Ten Wine Travel Destinations" in the world by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
· In Carmel-by-the-Sea alone, you can spend a weekend wine-tasting without ever getting in a vehicle!
· Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea has become a bona fide wine tasting destination, with enough tasting rooms to keep visitors busy for a weekend and even more about to open.
· Carmel Valley's tasting rooms (11 miles from Carmel-by-the-Sea) are not overly crowded and provide a warm, personal interaction with tasting hosts and winemakers.

Vendange is conveniently located a short drive away from the Monterey Peninsula Airport, just off of scenic Highway 1, with free parking for guests. We’re minutes away from downtown Carmel’s shopping and fine dining, scenic 17-Mile Drive, and the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. Vendange Carmel is located at 24815 Carpenter St., Carmel, CA 93923.  Telephone 831.624.6400, fax 831.624.5111.  Website: www.vendangecarmel.com, email reservations@vendangecarmel.com.

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Vendange Carmel
PO Box 3396
Ocean Avenue 3 SE Of San Carlos
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921-3396
831-747-7455
Marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com
http://www.vendangecarmel.com

Artist Fawn Rogers “I Love You And That Makes Me God”

Amid the bustle of the Paris Photo VIP Opening at Paramount Studios, I sat down with artist Fawn Rogers for a chat about her new installation, works currently on view, and the crossover of public and private dialogue in art.

Los Angeles, CA, June 11, 2014 - TG: I recently had the chance to check out your installation of ten new works at The Bank showroom in downtown L.A. Can you tell us a bit about that installation?

FR: The Bank is a powerhouse space, and Jeannine Braden is great to work with. I’m excited to be showing work there, both from the Visible Light series and a couple of new paintings.


TG: In the area known as “The Vault” you have two large canvasses on either side of the entrance to a walk-in vintage bank vault. Can you tell us a bit about those works?

FR: Those two works are the first canvasses I’m showing publicly from my new project, “I Love You And That Makes Me God.” One of the elements of the new work is interaction with settings of potential worship, including financial.

TG: What other locations are you using for this work?

FR: Anyplace that houses an object of worship is fair game. Strip clubs, churches, vice-driven advertisements, etc.

TG: How does the public art interact with the video installation you’re creating?

FR: In some ways it’s a reaction. The level of intimacy of the video project is so intense, so personal, that it demanded an opposite response. This project encounters dialogue at the direct one-on-one level, and as an indeterminate public conversation.

TG: Some of those settings – strip clubs, cathedrals – might be seen as a bit controversial, right?

FR: Sure. But again, the goal of the project is to invite dialogue, not to impose meaning. Unless I get the chance to project it onto the walls of the Vatican. [Laughs]

TG: With a central statement as provocative as “I Love You And That Makes Me God,” faith, or belief, has to be part of the conversation in some way.

FR: It’s been a ride to explore.

TG: What is your experience of the faith aspect of the work, personally?

FR: The Bible, Torah, Quran – books of science? They’re texts of pervasive cultural impact. The project is not about religion, at least not in any conventional sense.

TG: What shape is the video installation aspect going to take?

FR: I’m working right now on developing a few different models. One is a small-scale installation box, designed with interior monitors and mirrored glass. The viewer approaches by putting their head inside the box to view the work. It’s very intimate, and meant to be a bit uncomfortable. The second model is a large-scale design, with dual-monitor projection spanning a space of about 800 cubic ft. It’s technically involved.

TG: You’ve mentioned a lot of social themes in conjunction with the project. If you had to summarize the work, what is “I Love You And That Makes Me God” about?

FR: I look forward to you experiencing the installation and letting me know.

Fawn Rogers is an American visual artist. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

Contact:
Tyler Greene
ArtPress Records
1430 5th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
213-355-5125
Tyler.R.Greene@gmail.com
http://www.fawnrogers.com

Monday, June 9, 2014

Daniel Greene. N. A., PSA, AWA, OPAM Works On Display at Mountainsong Galleries in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Mountainsong Galleries in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, is committed to representing more OPA and AIS credentialed Master Artists than any gallery in the world.

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, June 09, 2014 - Mountainsong Galleries on Ocean Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California is the place to find more of today's OPA and AIS Master Artists than anywhere in the World. The gallery owners Jonathan and Lucinda Mountainsong have created a friendly, fun upbeat setting filled with contemporary Master Artists, whimsical and dramatic bronze sculptures, stunning glass art and custom wood furniture. Mountainsong represents some of the greatest artists of our time from coast-to-coast.

June Featured Artist:
Daniel E. Greene, N.A. is a former instructor of painting at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League of New York. He is the author of "Pastel" that was in print for 25 years and "The Art of Pastel," which were published in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Chinese. In 1969, Mr. Greene was elected to the National Academy of Design.

The Encyclopedia Britannica considers Mr. Greene the foremost pastelist in the United States and in 1983, the Pastel Society of America elected him to the Pastel Hall of Fame. In 2003, the Pastel Society of the West Coast named Mr. Greene a Pastel Laureate. In 1989, his work represented the United States at the first International Biennial of Pastel in San Quentin, France. In 1992, he was awarded American Artist's magazine's first Lifetime Achievement award in the category of oil painting and the Oil Painters of America Society named him to their Hall of Fame. In 1995, the American Society of Portrait Artists presented the John Singer Sargent award to Daniel Greene for lifelong dedication to the achievement of excellence in portraiture. In May 1999, Mr. Greene was the recipient of the Benjamin Clinedinst Medal of the Artist's Fellowship at a presentation in New York City. In 2001, he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Portrait Society of America. On May 26, 1994 in a special White House ceremony, Mr. Greene presented to Hillary Rodham Clinton a pastel portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt. In 2003, Mr. Greene was the annual honoree of the Salmagundi Club and was presented their Gold Medal. In 2003, Mr. Greene was named a Pastel Laureate by the Pastel Society of the West Coast and was presented with the Joseph V. Giffuni Award by the Pastel Society of America.

In 2006, Mr. Greene was the Artist in Tribute at the 75th Annual Exhibition of the Hudson Valley Art Association. In 2007, Mr. Greene was presented with the Gladys E. Cook Award for Painting by the National Academy Museum at their 182nd Annual Members Exhibition. In 2007, Mr. Greene was presented with the Great American Artworks Award by the Pastel Society of America and also won First Place for Landscape at the ARC International Salon by the Art Renewal Center. In 2011, Mr. Greene was presented with the Herman Margulies Award for Excellence by the Pastel Society at their 39th Annual Exhibition and also was presented with the Art Spirit Foundation Award by the Salmagundi Club at their 128th Annual Member Exhibition. In 2012, the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists at the conference "Faces of Winter - A Daniel Greene Festival" honored Mr. Greene with their Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2012, Mr. Greene was presented with a Distinguished Artist Award by the Oil Painters of America at their 21st Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils and was presented with the Gene Magazzini Memorial Award for Traditional Oils by the Salmagundi Club at their 129th Annual Exhibition.In 2012, the Pastel Society of America at their 40th Annual Exhibition also presented Mr. Greene with the Jack Richeson Gold Award.

Mr. Greene's paintings and pastels are in over 700 public and private collections in the United States and abroad. He has been the recipient of the Elizabeth T. Greenshields Foundation grant and the Anna Lee Stacey Foundation grant. A retrospective exhibition of Mr. Greene's paintings and pastels was held in 1987 at the Hammond Museum in New York. Five highly successful exhibitions of Mr. Greene's subway series appeared in New York and were featured on ABC-TV, Fox News, PBS, CNN, New York 1, NHK TV Japan, and in over 50 international magazines and newspapers. One exhibition "Subway Paintings" at the New York Transit Museum at Grand Central Terminal was the inaugural event in the centennial year of the New York subway. Mr. Greene has been the featured artist in American Artist magazine 15 times. Articles about his work have appeared eight times in the Artist's Magazine. Favorable reviews have appeared three times in Art News magazine. In February 1999, Mr. Greene's paintings were featured in a cover article of the International Artist magazine. In 1998 Daniel Greene was interviewed in the Academy Award nominated documentary "Ayn Rand, a Sense of Life" and was the subject of the cable documentary "The Genuine Article" as well as a PBS documentary featuring his subway paintings. Mr. Greene's figure and still-life paintings are handled by Mountainsong Galleries in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, Eleanor Ettinger Gallery in New York, New York, Cavalier Gallery in Greenwich, Connecticut as well as Nantucket, Massachusetts and Miller Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio. Highly regarded as a portrait artist, his subjects include leaders of government, banking, education, and industry. A few of the early works include Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, astronaut Walter Schirra, author Ayn Rand, and William Randolph Hearst. Some governmental portraits include Governor Scott of North Carolina, Governor Laxalt of Nevada, Governor Beliles of Virginia, Governor Lehman of New York, as well as two mayors of New York City. Some later portraits include Dave Thomas of Wendy's, Governor Fob James of Alabama, commentator Rush Limbaugh, Congressman Billy Tauzin, composer Alan Menken and Bryant Gumbel of CBS. Some recent portraits include John and Adele Lehman for Harvard, Eric Widing of Christie's and Governor Benjamin Cayetano of Hawaii. A partial list of sitters includes the chairmen of the boards of Honeywell, Coca-Cola Company, Dupont Corporation, American Express, the New York stock exchange and IBM. Mr. Greene has also painted the deans and presidents of: Tufts, Duke, Columbia, North Carolina, West Point, Delaware, New York, Princeton, Rutgers, Yale and Harvard universities.

Save the Date: The gallery has announced a series of upcoming exhibitions through December 2014 including a first in the world OPA Masters Only Show in July.
·   First in the World OPA Masters Only Show:  July 25 - August 24
o   Opening Reception July 25 5:00 - 8:00  All OPA Masters

·   Oil Painters of America Western Regional Show:  August 30 - September 30
o   Opening Reception August 30 5:00 - 8:00
o   The list of artists who have been juried into this event has not yet been made public.

·   Huihan Liu & Weizhen Liang - Couples Show:  October 4 - October 31
o   Opening Reception October 4 5:00 - 7:00 
o   Huihan Liu, AISM, OPAM and his wife Weizhen Liang, AISM

Details on Mountainsong Galleries:
·   Location:  Ocean between San Carlos and Mission Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
·   Phone: (831) 626-0600
·   Private Viewings By Appointment - Call 831-233-8255
·   Website:  http://www.mountainsonggalleries.com/
·   Hours of Operation
o   Monday - Saturday 10 – 6 and Sunday 12-6

·   List of Master Artists
Daniel E. Greene, N. A., AWS, PSA, OPAMaster
Everett Raymond Kinstler, N. A., AWS, PSA, OPAMaster
Neil Patterson, OPAMaster, President, Oil Painters of America
Cyrus Afsary, OPAMaster
Kenn Backhaus, AISMaster, OPAMaster
Clayton J. Beck III, AISMaster
Harley Brown, OPAMaster
Nancy Bush, AISMaster
John Michael Carter, OPAMaster
William T. Chambers, OPAMaster
Nancy Seamons Crookston, OPAMaster
Kim English, AISMaster
Dan Gerhartz, OPAMaster
Albert Handell, AISMaster, OPAMaster
David Hettinger, OPAMaster
Doug Higgins, OPAMaster
Quang Ho, AISMaster, OPAMaster
William Scott Jennings, OPAMaster
Ramon Kelley, OPAMaster
Steven Lang, OPAMaster
Jeff Legg, OPAMaster
Calvin Liang, AISMaster, OPAMaster
Weizhen Liang, AISMaster
Huihan Liu, AISMaster, OPAMaster
Kevin Macpherson, AISMaster, OPAMaster
Ned Mueller, OPAMaster
Paul Mullally, OPAMaster
Joyce Pike, OPAMaster
Joan Potter, OPAMaster
William Schneider, AISMaster
Craig Tennant, OPAMaster
Zhiwei Tu, AISMaster, OPAMaster
Jeffrey R. Watts, OPAMaster
William Whitaker, OPAMaster
Alan Wolton, OPAMaster

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Mountainsong Galleries
PO Box 3396
Ocean Avenue 3 SE Of San Carlos
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921-3396
831-747-7455
Marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com
http://www.mountainsonggalleries.com