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Autumn de Forest Appears at PGA Valspar Championship

Autumn Donates Artwork to Valspar CEO Gary Hendrickson for Corporate Collection

Los Angeles, Ca  April 2014:  Child prodigy, Autumn de Forest,  made a very special appearance at this year’s PGA Valspar Championship, which took place at the Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor March 10-16, 2014. Autumn had been chosen as the keynote speaker at the Gala, as well as a speaker and participant in numerous events surrounding the Pro-Am golf championship, including a special appearance with Valspar CEO Gary Hendrickson at the Gala, Pro-Am Pairings and a special art class which she taught for the children of the PGA Tour professionals participating in the Valspar Championship.

 Autumn presents “Valspar Heart” at Gala

Autumn presents “Valspar Heart” at Gala

Furthermore, Autumn served as the “Artist of the Valspar Championship Gala” created an original oil entitled “Valspar Heart” which she presented to Valspar CEO Gary Hendrickson for their corporate offices, and created “Dripping Golf” for the PGA and it’s sponsor, Valspar Paints that was auctioned and all proceeds from the auction and sale of the piece were donated to Habitat For Humanity, www.valsparglobal.com/about/habitat_for_humanity.jsp
a philanthropy that Valspar has donated over 60 million dollars in cash and in-kind donations.

Autumn was chosen for inclusion by Valspar…quite simply because of their shared vision of philanthropy and dedication to making the world around her a far better place.

Broadcast Coverage:

POSITIVELY TAMPA BAY: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvI9T0SyXYg

WTSP: http://www.wtsp.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=3322958234001

STUDIO 10:
http://archive.wtsp.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=359501

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Autumn de Forest Becomes One Of The Aeropostale Epic Kids

Times Square Billboard to Debut February 8, 2014

January 2014 – Child prodigy Autumn de Forest has been selected by P.S. from Aeropostale to be one of the faces of their 2014 PS from Aeropostale campaign. A stunning billboard featuring Autumn and other young faces is set to be unveiled in Times Square on February 8, 2014.  www.ps4u.com

“Being on location in LA with such a great group of kids and to be featured as one of the Epic Kids for P.S. from Aeropostale is something that was beyond my wildest dreams” states de forest, “I am still pinching myself to see if I was awake or just dreaming!” 

Autumn is best known for her extraordinary works of art and has been featured in Girls Life Magazine, Time Magazine for Kids, on NBC’s Today Show and CNN’s show “The Power of She” hosted by Natasha Curry and Robin Meade.  Autumn has also appeared on the Hallmark Channel and Discovery Kids.  At just 12 years of age, her artistic talent has been compared to that of Picasso, Warhol and Jackson Pollock.
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“Autumn deforest is wise, well beyond her years. Her insights into art are astonishingly sophisticated, but her candor and honesty are so lovely and sweet, they can only be those of a child. It is this juxtaposition that makes time spent with autumn and her art both unforgettable gifts”, remarked Elizabeth Irwin, P.S. from Aeropostale’s Art Director.

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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Autumn De Forest To Appear At PGA Valspar Championship

Tampa, FL – Child prodigy, Autumn de Forest, will be making a very special appearance at this year’s PGA Valspar Championship, which will take place at the Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor March 10-16, 2014. Autumn has been chosen as the keynote speaker at the Gala, as well as a speaker and participant in numerous events surrounding the Pro-Am golf championship, including an Executive Women’s Day, Pro-Am Pairings and a special art class for the children of the PGA Tour professionals participating in the Valspar Championship.

Furthermore, Autumn will be as designated as the “Artist of the Valspar Championship Gala” and will auction off an original work created for the PGA and it’s sponsor, Valspar Paints. All proceeds from the auction and sale of the piece will go to benefit a charitable organization to be determined by PGA officials.

It has been an incredible year for the 12 year old prodigy. She was recently selected by P.S. from Aeropostale to be one of the faces of their 2014 Epic Kids PS from Aeropostale campaign. A stunning billboard featuring Autumn and other young faces was unveiled in Times Square on February 8th 2014. Aeropostale scoured the country in search of exceptional kids; kids who are changing the world with their talents in their respective disciplines. After narrowing the field of thousands to a handful of candidates, Autumn and four other kids are now the face of Epic Kids.

Autumn is best known for her extraordinary works of art and has been featured in Girls Life Magazine, Time Magazine for Kids, on NBC’s Today Show and CNN’s show “The Power of She” hosted by Natasha Curry and Robin Meade. Autumn has also appeared on the Hallmark Channel and Discovery Kids. At just 12 years of age, her artistic talent has been compared to that of Picasso, Warhol and Jackson Pollock.

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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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