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Autumn De Forest Painting To Raise Money For Southern Shore Chapter Of American Red Cross

AVALON, NJ – August 28, 2013 – Ocean Galleries and the Southern Shore Chapter of American Red Cross have joined forces to raise funds for Disaster Relief efforts. A fundraiser reception will take place from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Friday, September 13, 2013 at the Avalon location of Ocean Galleries (22nd & Ocean Drive). In addition to a radio-thon hosted by Rick Rock of Avalon’s WIBBAGE 94.3 FM, the fundraiser will feature the auctioning of a Hurricane Sandy tribute painting by the 11-year-old child prodigy, Autumn de Forest.

“We are delighted to partner with Ocean Galleries on this event,” said Carol Cohen, the Executive Director of the American Red Cross Southern Shore Chapter. “The story of how this painting came to be truly touched our hearts. We are honored to be the vehicle that will fulfill Autumn’s wishes of helping our local community.” In 2012, Ocean Galleries hosted the young and extraordinarily talented Autumn de Forest (www.autumndeforest.com) for her first ever solo art exhibition. Autumn fell in love with the seaside area of Stone Harbor, Avalon, and the New Jersey shore. Just a few months after her visit, Hurricane Sandy hit, leaving behind a path of destruction. Learning of the devastation to the area, Autumn immediately wanted to do something to help. The innovative youngster went to work and painted a commemorative painting, “Sandy Flag,” with the intention that 100% of the artwork’s proceeds would benefit those who suffered from the storm’s wrath and would be used to help rebuild the community.

In conjunction with her exhibition at Ocean Galleries this summer, Autumn unveiled a giant, 8’ x 30’ replica of the commemorative artwork at Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks in Wildwood, NJ in the new artBOX, a first-of-its-kind boardwalk artist colony made from repurposed shipping containers. Autumn explained the message behind the “Sandy Flag” artwork as representing the states of New Jersey and New York coming together to overcome the storm. The encaustic painting on panel measures six feet wide by four feet high.

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Child Prodigy Autumn de Forest Unveils Tribute Painting at Morey’s Piers’ artBOX

The Wildwoods, NJ (July 2, 2013) – Today, as part of the opening celebrations of Morey’s Piers’ newest attraction artBOX, 11 year-old celebrity artist Autumn de Forest unveiled a giant replica of a tribute painting she created to honor the rebuilding efforts after Superstorm Sandy.

Joined by Jack and Will Morey, Autumn signaled a crane to reveal the 8’ x 30’ commemorative piece of art displayed on artBOX’s vertical shipping container. Coinciding with Autumn’s exhibition at Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor, NJ, the original painting will be auctioned with 100% of the proceeds going to the Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund. During the event, Will Morey read a letter from Governor Chris Christie thanking Autumn for the beautiful and generous donation.

Morey’s Piers, located on the boardwalk in the Wildwoods, NJ, embarked on new artistic journey this summer with the introduction of artBOX, a 10,000 square foot interactive artists’ colony crafted from 11 re-purposed shipping containers featuring five local artist studios, a café serving fresh sushi, a museum shop, and live musical entertainment.

A cultivated departure from the traditional seaside amusement park offering, artBOX has “curated” a selection of handpicked local and regional artists to bring texture to the visitor pier experience this summer from showcasing paintings and handmade crafts to live demonstrations that include surf art, glass blowing, artisanal jewelry and speed painting. Guests will enjoy live, nightly musical performances by the School of Rock, starting late June through August.

Located on Adventure Pier at Spencer Avenue and the Boardwalk, the shipping container colony also includes the Exit Zero Museum Shop featuring quirky amusement artifacts, nostalgic memorabilia and an eclectic array of retail merchandise, and Tokyo 4B [the ART of Sushi], a café serving a variety of fresh sushi. Menu items include Seared Ahi Tuna, California Rolls, Spicy Tuna Rolls, and specialties such as the Ocean Roll featuring spicy crab meat topped with lobster.

artBOX is open to the public daily from 4:00pm to midnight. For more information on Morey’s Piers, visit www.moreyspiers.com.

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Child Prodigy Autumn De Forest Set To Unveil Public Art Installation At Morey’s Piers

Who: Autumn de Forest, 11-year-old child prodigy.

What: Unveiling of an 8’ x 30’ painting celebrating the rebuilding of the Jersey Shore.

When: July 2, 2013: 2-3pm     On-site Press Conference

Where: Morey’s Piers new artBOX, Wildwood, NJ   Morey’s Adventure Pier   Spencer Avenue and the Boardwalk in Wildwood, NJ

Why: Fundraiser/Dedication of Original Artwork of Veiled Installation for those that are still suffering from the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

Details: Celebrity artist Autumn de Forest has created a work of art commemorating the rebuilding efforts of post Superstorm Sandy.   The original will be sold at an auction with 100% of the proceeds going to charity to benefit the victims.

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11-Year-Old Masters the Business of Fine Art

Detroit, MI — Founded in 1969 by Albert Scaglione, Park West Gallery has become one of Detroit’s most revered businesses. In the past several decades, the gallery has helped foster the careers of many aspiring artists most recently, 11-year-old Autumn de Forest. Scaglione has personally taken de Forest under his wing and as a result she has become the youngest artist ever to be part of Park West’s esteemed roster which also includes Romero Britto, Peter Max and the late Thomas Kinkade.

Furthermore, the Scagliones and the Park West Foundation have donated extensive collections of art and art books to many prestigious universities and educational institutions including: Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University, Henry Ford Community College, and Jackson Community College among others. Through their generosity, students, faculty, staff and visitors can discover the arts through the rich portrayals of artists from around the world.

Autumn de Forest is certainly creating a name for herself in the art world. At the young age of 11, the child prodigy has garnered national and international acclaim for her artwork. Since beginning her career at age 7, de Forest has become a well-known and highly-collected Artist.

Her artistic style has been compared to iconic abstract painters including Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and the Modern Master Pablo Picasso. Notably, Autumn de Forest’s Collectors have acquired the majority of works offered and presented at each and every one of her recent exhibitions. Quite an extraordinary accomplishment for this young prodigy.

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11-Year-Old Experiences Great Success in the Business of Art Child Prodigy

Child Prodigy, Autumn de Forest Redefines the Art World
Miami, Fla. April 19th, 2013 — Autumn de Forest is certainly creating a name for herself in the art world. At the young age of 11, the child prodigy has garnered national and international acclaim for her artwork. Since beginning her career at age 7, de Forest has become a well-known and highly-collected Artist.

Her artistic style has been compared to iconic abstract painters including Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and the Modern Master Pablo Picasso. Notably, Autumn de Forest’s Collectors have acquired the majority of works offered and presented at each and every one of her recent exhibitions. Quite an extraordinary accomplishment for this young prodigy.

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