Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa Launches Pin It to Win It Contest

Post a Picture for National Smile Month to Win a two-night stay with us!

Monterey, CA, May 14, 2014 - Our beautiful location is just one of the fabulous things about staying at the Hyatt Regency Monterey! June is National Smile Month and to celebrate we are giving you the change to win a two-night stay with us to enjoy the area…now that’s a reason to #SMILE!


1. Follow us on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/montereyhyatt/

2. Create A Board Titled: Fun Stay At Hyatt Regency Monterey


About Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel& Spa on Del Monte Golf Course:
Nestled in 22 acres of soaring Monterey Pines, the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel& Spa on Del Monte Golf Course is a destination resort providing the discerning traveler the quintessential Monterey experience. Its location offers guests close proximity to downtown Monterey and Monterey Airport and easy access to some of the Peninsula’s most well known attractions. With its warm, contemporary ambiance, elegant furnishings and convenient amenities, the hotel offers both leisure and business travelers a Northern California respite of unmatched serenity and comfort. Features include 550 guestrooms including 32 suites, and the President’s house, TusCA Ristorante, Knuckles Sports Bar, Fireplace Lounge, personalized concierge service at the Regency Club, a 2,000 square foot fitness facility, tennis courts, pools and whirlpools, and 12,000 square foot full service spa. The hotel is located at 1 Old Golf Course Road in Monterey, California. For information call (831) 372-1234 or visit http://www.hyattregencymonterey.com/.

Marci Bracco Cain
Carmel, CA 93923

Hyatt Carmel Highlands Launches Pin it to Win it Contest

Post your Favorite Local Hiking Spot and you could Win a two-night stay with us!

Carmel, CA, May 14, 2014 - Our beautiful location is just one of the fabulous things about staying at the Hyatt Carmel Highlands If you’re like us, you love a great hike! Something to make you smile and start your day off right!

June is National Smile Month and we want to know! What local spots do you love?


1. Follow us on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/hyatthighlands/

2. Create A Board Titled: Central Coast Hiking!

3. Add 5 pictures of your favorite local trails with the hashtag: #HyattHighlandsHikes

4. Email a link of your board to: marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com

For more information regarding Hyatt Carmel Highlands Pin It To Win It Contest beginning June 1, 2014, call (831) 620-1234.

About Hyatt Carmel Highlands;
Overlooking Big Sur Coast Perched on the hillside of the Carmel Highlands with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, Hyatt Carmel Highlands combines true Carmel luxury with an approachable and sophisticated spirit. A haven for artists and discerning travelers since its opening in 1917, Hyatt Carmel Highlands features 48 luxuriously renovated guestrooms, including 11 suites, 32 Ocean View rooms and 5 Garden View rooms. In addition, Hyatt Carmel Highlands offers spectacular dining at the award-winning Pacific's Edge restaurant and California Market, 4,800 square feet of meeting space, in-room spa services, heated outdoor swimming pool, three spa tubs and a StayFit fitness facility. Situated only four miles from downtown Carmel, Hyatt Carmel Highlands idyllic setting and personalized service has attracted families, weddings, honeymooners and privileged travelers for nearly a century. Hyatt Carmel Highlands is recognized among the world's finest hotels as part of Condé Nast Traveler's 2010 Gold List and Travel + Leisure's 2009 "T+L 500" World's Best Hotels.

Marci Bracco Cain
Carmel, CA 93923

Portrait Artist Kinstler Show “Kinstler & Hollywood” to Debut in Carmel-by-the-Sea at Mountainsong Galleries

Show to Include Several Eras of Celebrity’s Portraits Available for Acquisition For the First Time. 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, May 14, 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.

The gallery announced today its upcoming exhibition:  Portrait Artist Everett Raymond Kinstler presents “Kinstler & Hollywood”. The show will include several eras of celebrity’s portraits available for acquisition for the first time. Kinstler & Hollywood begins June 7 and runs through July 7, 2014 at Mountainsong Galleries in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. The opening reception is June 7 at 5 pm – 8 pm.

Everett Raymond Kinstler has had the privilege to be the portrait artist to seven U.S. Presidents as well as the Hollywood greats – Katharine Hepburn, John Wayne and Christopher Plummer as well as many contemporary celebrities including Plummer,. Paul Newman, Carol Burnett, Peter O'Toole, Tony Bennett, Clint Eastwood and more. For the past two decades, all of Kinstler’s exhibitions have been at museums including the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, The Smithsonian and the National Portrait Gallery owns over 100 of his originals. This is the first time that these pieces will be available for acquisition.

At 16 Everett Raymond Kinstler began his career drawing comic books and illustrating books and magazines. He eventually transitioned to portraiture and quickly established himself as one of the nation's foremost portrait artists.  In addition, as a part of the golden age of comic book artists, his work influenced the pop art school. With more than 2,500 portraits to his credit, his subjects include U.S. Presidents and First Ladies, cabinet members, university presidents, business leaders, authors and famous Hollywood figures.

Kinstler's Hollywood portraits are the focus of this solo exhibition. The show explores how the movies influenced Kinstler's art and depict many film personalities who posed for him including Ronald Reagan. The Reagan piece is a life sketch that was done from life during official White House portrait.  The show at Mountainsong Galleries will focus on a series of paintings based off Hollywood greats.

“Motion pictures had a profound influence on my art, as I responded to the visual images accompanying the narrative. Filmmaking and the actors interpreting characters stimulated my imagination and affected my portrait painting, and indeed all aspects of my work including my landscape and figurative art,” says Kinstler.

“My current film series is based on images new and old, real and imagined invented and reinvented. Color and scale, text and context, are part of my attempt to pay tribute to movies,” he says.

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

Opening Reception July 25 5:00 - 8:00  All OPA Masters

Oil Painters of America Western Regional Show: August 30 - September 30
Opening Reception August 30 5:00 - 8:00

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

Opening Reception October 4 5:00 - 7:00

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
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
*Debra Joy Groesser, AIS, President, American Impressionist Society
*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
*Albert Handell, AISMaster, OPAMaster
*David Hettinger, OPAMaster
*Doug Higgins, OPAMaster
*Quang Ho, AISMaster, OPAMaster
*William Scott Jennings, 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
*Jim Dietz, Premier Automobile and Military Artist
*Randy Strong who has three of his exquisite glass pieces in the Louvre in Paris
*Barry Stein whose dramatic bronze work is in the Pentagon and The Waldorf Astoria

Media Interviews Available Upon Request, Additional Photography Available Upon Request.

Please contact Lucinda Mountainsong at 831-626-0600 or Lucinda@mountainsonggalleries.com for additional details.

Marci Bracco Cain
Mountainsong Galleries
PO Box 3396
Ocean Avenue 3 SE Of San Carlos
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921-3396

Sovereign Green Global confirms commitment to new groundbreaking technologies in Astra Resources Plc

Humanitarian and environmental company, Sovereign Green Global Australia, has committed to investing in a series of groundbreaking technologies that will assist a number of its projects worldwide.

Burleigh Heads, QLD, May 14, 2014 - The company has made the announcement after carrying out substantial due diligence in relation to the technologies which are being developed by Astra Resources.

The disruptive technologies relate to the process of industrial efficiency, clean energy and fuel saving in road transport and are groundbreaking.

Sovereign Green Global Chairman and Founder, Mr Tony Adams, says the company is pleased and excited that these new technologies will both create substantial changes globally to the power industry, steel making, coal conversion and the cost efficiency of the motor vehicle industry.

“As Chairman and Founder of Sovereign Green Global Australia I fully support Astra Resources and its endeavours to create a cleaner and more sustainable environment for future generations,” Mr Adams says.

“Sovereign will invest substantially in developing this new technologies and will now make a further commitment of carbon credits to the ongoing process of the green energy solutions that Astra are developing

“We are also generating a number of humanitarian projects and are proud to announce that the Astra will be assisting Sovereign to complete many of those projects which will assist many developing countries.”

The pinnacle of these technologies is the development in Europe to convert seawater to hydrogen fuel in sunlight.

“Once developed this can have a profound effect on any industry and transport business,” Mr Adams says.

As part of its commitment, Sovereign is recommending Mr Norm Hilton to Astra’s Board of Directors as he has a vast knowledge and expertise in Energy and Corporate Governances.

“Mr Hilton will advise on future development on the company and its many resources in relation to clean energy and technology,” Mr Adams says.

“Mr Hilton will have a substantial impact on the growth and stability of the company in moving forward to a sustainable and lasting future. “

For all media enquiries contact Bruce Nelson on 0423 403 449.

Bruce Nelson
Zakazukha Marketing Communications
7/99 West Burleigh Road
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220