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Joey Zhou, founder and chairman of LABA and Jesse Weiner, managing partner with YK Law, LLP


Beverly Hills, California, USA. 29th September, 2022. The Los Angeles Beverly Arts (LABA) announced the "2021-2022 LABA International Arts Festival "Most Influential and Most Valuable (MIMV) Artist Global Top 10 List" at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The voting was held by members of the LABA International Art Festival Jury Committee who selected the Top10 artists from the Top 20 List that was announced yesterday. The artists selected for the 2021-2022 LABA International Arts Festival "Most Influential and Most Valuable" Global Top 10 List:


1. Jiannan Huang

2. Rémy Aron

3. Marisa Cauchiolo

4. Bobby Ruiz

5. Dave Tourje

6. Joe Davidson

7. Philippe De Kraan and Meeson Pae Yang (tied for 7th)

9. Rosana Largo Rodriguez

10. Devon Tsuno and Macha Suzuki (tied for 10th)


Princess Karen Cantrell and the judges during the voting process


The voting session kicked off at 10:00am in the Board Room of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. On behalf of LABA-MIMV, Princess Karen Cantrell, the rotating chairman of the LABA International Arts Festival, presented the agenda and the guidelines for the secret ballot voting. The criteria for artist selection was read by attorney Jesse Wiener, managing partner at YK Law LLP, and then the ballots were distributed to the judges.


Jesse Wiener, managing partner at YK Law LLP


The voting was very close between artists, resulting in two ties - a tie for 7th place and a tie of 10th place. LABA Blue-chip artist, Jiannan Huang, received the most votes from all the judges, and was joined in for interviews via video conference from his art studio in Beijing, China.


LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang


The awards ceremony will be held in the near future, according to Joey Zhou, the founder and chairman of LABA. It has been two years since the LABA International Arts Festival held its kickoff at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills on October 28th, 2020. We continue to move forward and strive to discover and bless the future of the most influential and valuable artists in the world.


Princess Karen Cantrell and Jesse Weiner


Joey Zhou and Jesse Weiner announce the results


Princess Karen Cantrell is interviewed by the media


Jesse Weiner is interviewed by the media


Todd Williamson is interviewed by the media


Richard Wearn is interviewed by the media


Harrison Engle is interviewed by the media


LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang is interviewed by the media


LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang





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Princess Karen Cantrell, Rotating Chairman of the LABA International Arts Festival, Joey Zhou, Chairman/Founder of LABA, and Todd Williamson, LABA Board Member

Beverly Hills, California, USA. 28th September, 2022. The Los Angeles Beverly Arts (LABA) announced that the "2021-2022 LABA International Arts Festival "Most Influential and Most Valuable (MIMV) Artist Global Top 20 List", was finalized last weekend. On behalf of the LABA International Art Festival, Princess Karen Cantrell, the rotating chairman of the LABA International Arts Festival, sent formal invitations to nominate the finalists for the LABA MIMV Global Top 20 List.

At 12:00noon on Thursday, September 29th (3:00am China time on Friday, September 30th), the representatives for the jury of the LABA International Arts Festival and the LABA-MIMV Organizing Committee will meet at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, and countdown for the 2021-2022 LABA-MIMV runoff vote will begin.


Joey Zhou and Richard Wearn, Professor of Art at the University of California, Los Angeles


Richard Wearn, Professor of Art at the University of California, Los Angeles, and member of the LABA International Arts Festival Jury Presidium stated:

"I am very excited that the LABA International Arts Festival, which has been working over the past two years, has finally ushered in a new result. On September 29th, I and representatives of the jury from all over the world will select the "2021-2022 LABA-MIMV" Global Top 10 Artists at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The reporter asked: "As one of the presidium of the jury of the LABA International Art Festival, how did you establish your selection criteria?"


Professor Richard Wearn:


"First of all, the selected artists must have been shortlisted in the Beverly Hills "2021-2022 LABA International Arts Festival's Most Influential and Most Valuable Artists" Global List of the Top 150 artists. The list was announced to the world on September 28th, 2021, which includes some outstanding artists who are already well-known internationally. As long as they have been shortlisted for the "LABA Icon Awards" by the LABA International Art Festival on October 28th, 2020 through August 28th, 2022, these Top 20 artists are also included in the jury selection.

To be selected, the artist must demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to his artistic creation and have exhibited widely in various respected venues. The artist must create works of art that are innovative and novel in the field. The artist's work has to have a clear purpose. The artist must demonstrate professionalism in the field of fine art, and have a generous spirit and positive message to enhance the human experience. The artists must also be accredited by an institution, government entity, or other important cultural institution and clearly invest in their own work, not just focus on personal interests. The artist's work must transcend national or political ideologies, but address the broader concerns of all of humanity.



It has been two years since the LABA International Arts Festival held its kickoff at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills on October 28th, 2020. Joey Zhou, the founding chairman of the LABA International Arts Festival, said:


"In the beginning, our LABA International Art Festival has always insisted on using an international vision, professional vision, mainstream interaction, commercial operation, and authoritative support to carry out a far-reaching international art and cultural event. We have been persistently putting forward. We strive to discover and bless the future of the most influential and valuable artists in the world.


I am very excited for the selected artists and want to thank all the other talented artists who participated. I also want to express my best wishes to the family of one of the artists selected who sadly passed away in June 2022, Karin Brauns. Karin Brauns was a talented female artist from Sweden who was selected for the Top 20. We send our warmest congratulations to her friends and family, and will be honoring her memory with her award.

Here is the 2021-2022 LABA International Art Festival "Most Influential and Most Valuable Artists" Global Top 20 List - the list is not ranked, but in alphabetical order:

Rémy Aron, Karin Brauns (deceased), Marisa Cauchiolo, Joe Davidson, Philippe De Kraan, Roman De Salvo, Petra Eiko, Joshua Elias, Jiannan Huang, Meeson Pae Yang, Rosana Largo Rodríguez, Catherine Ruane, Bobby Ruiz Macha Suzuki, Jun Tan, Dave Tourje, Devon Tsuno, Vicki Walsh, Xinyong Wang, and Liau Wee Seng.”










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Updated: Sep 21


Marquis John Blakemore, Chevalier Peter Ekert, Chevalier Carlos Bright Sr., Ralph Jarrells, Sandro Monetti, and Philippe Milgrom

Beverly Hills, California, USA. 18th September, 2022. The Royal Society of St. George (RSSG), California Branch held an Awards Ceremony and Commemoration for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The event included a moment of silence in honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a memory table with a guest book people could sign, and a champagne toast to welcome His Majesty King Charles III to the throne. The Royal Society of St. George is a charity organization that was established in 1894 to encourage interest in the English way of life, English customs, and "Englishness."


Royal Society of St. George Awards Table


The event was hosted by Princess Karen Cantrell, Chairman of the Royal Society of St. George, California Branch, and began with five RSSG members being confirmed as members of the Confrérie du Sabre d' Or by Philippe Milgrom, the US Ambassador for the Confrérie. They were Maryanne Parker, Ralph Jarrells, Chevalier Carlos Bright Sr., LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang, and Joey Zhou, founder of the Los Angeles Beverly Arts (LABA). Since Jiannan Huang and Joey Zhou were unable to attend the event, Princess Karen Cantrell, accepted their certificates. The Confrérie has promoted the wine of Champagne in France and the Art of Sabrage (the act of opening a bottle of Champagne with a sword) for more than 30 years.

Chevalier Carlos Bright Sr., Dr. Jeanne Ruderman, Ralph Jarrells, Maryanne Parker, Marquis John Blakemore, Philippe Milgrom


Princess Karen Cantrell accepts certificates for Jiannan Huang and Joey Zhou from Philippe Milgrom, U.S. Ambassador for Confrérie du Sabre d' Or


Princess Karen Cantrell accepts Confrérie du Sabre d' Or certificates for Jiannan Huang and Joey Zhou Jiannan Huang is one of the world's finest artists, specializing in Chinese ink and oil painting. He is ranked third on the 2020 Hurun China Art List and 19th on the Hurun Global List with art sales of $29 million. In 2020, Huang was invited by the LABA International Art Festival Organizing Committee to participate in the LABA International Art Festival as a Blue-chip artist. Last year, he was awarded an honorary membership into the Royal Society of St. George, California.


LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang


At around 11:45am, the California branch of the Royal Society of St. George commemorated Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with a moment of silence and welcomed King Charles III to the throne with a champagne toast led by Sandro Monetti, member of the RSSG Board of Trustees, California Branch.


Moment of silence and commemoration for Queen Elizabeth II The awards ceremony began with Brenda Yang, President of the JinGuo Committee being awarded the title of Honorary Member of the Royal Society of St. George, California Branch by Chairman Princess Karen Cantrell and Vice-President Maryanne Parker.


RSSG Vice President Maryanne Parker and new RSSG Honorary Member Brenda Yang

Joey Zhou was awarded "The American Cultural Award" by RSSG Chairman Princess Karen Cantrell in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the international exchange of American culture and art as the founding chairman of the LABA International Arts Festival. Joey Zhou was unable to attend and his award was accepted by Philippe Milgrom, U.S. Ambassador for the Confrérie du Sabre d' Or.


RSSG Vice President Maryanne Parker and Philippe Milgrom, U.S. Ambassador for the Confrérie du Sabre d' Or who accepted "The American Culture Award" for Joey Zhou Sandro Monetti, news commentator, royal correspondent for CNN, journalist, and member of the RSSG Board of Trustees received the RSSG Medal of Honor, in recognition of his contributions to American and British culture, arts, film and television, and especially journalism.

Sandro Monetti wearing his Royal Society of St. George Medal of Honor during his acceptance speech Five members were awarded with the Special 70th Platinum Jubilee Medal in Honor of Queen Elizabeth II for their contributions to the spread of British culture in the world. Two members received special awards for their contributions - Miranda J. Kramer and Marquis John Blakemore.


Sybil Jarrells, Miranda J. Kramer, Brenda Yang, and Laura Angelini wearing their 70th Platinum Jubilee medals in honor of Queen Elizabeth II


Miranda J. Kramer shows her ring she was awarded from the St. Lazarus Relief Fund and Marquis John Blakemore wears his necklace with a medal that he was awarded from the St. Lazarus Relief Fund for their contributions.







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