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The LABA International Art Festival is Changed to the LABA International Biennial Art Festival


Members of the LABA International Art Festival Organizing Committee applaud the unanimous vote to change from an annual to a biennial (every two years) art festival


Beverly Hills, California, USA. July 20th, 2023. The Los Angeles Beverly Arts (LABA) International Art Festival Organizing Committee changed the LABA International Art Festival from an annual event to a biennial (every two years) and renamed the festival as the LABA International Biennial Art Festival at a voting meeting held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. This also establishes the LABA MIMV (Most Influential and Most Valuable) Artist Award as a biennial award that will be next awarded at the 2022-2024 LABA International Biennial Art Festival.


The voting meeting was presided over by Princess Karen Cantrell, the LABA Honorary Chairman, who began the meeting by introducing the LABA members who were present at the meeting. The LABA members attending were LABA founder and International TV host Joey Zhou, LABA Co-Chairman and International Artist Todd Williamson, LABA Co-Chairman and Academy Award winner Paul Ottosson, LABA International Art Festival Co-Chairman and International Documentary Association Founding Chairman Harrison Engle, LABA International Art Festival Advisor and renowned musician Karen Han, LABA International Art Festival Advisor and President of the United Nations Association of the Inland Empire, Ike Khamisani, LABA International Art Festival Advisor and Founding Chairman of the World Peace One, Douglas Ivanovich.


The LABA members who were unable attend included the Rotating Chairman of LABA International Art Festival and LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang, Chairman of the LABA International Art Festival Judging Committee, and Professor, Dean of the Colleges, and Vice-Provost at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California, Dr. James Daichendt, LABA International Art Festival Co-Chairman and Chevalier du Merite Agricole of the French Republic, Philippe Milgrom, LABA International Art Festival Jury member and sculptor, Joe Davidson, and LABA Advisor and Managing Partner at YK Law, Jesse J. Weiner.


Joey Zhou, LABA founder and TV host gives a speech


Before the official vote was held, Joey Zhou, gave a speech about the background of the LABA International Art Festival, and presented the voting proposal for changing from an annual event festival to a biennial art festival. He stated, "Due to the pandemic, it took two years for the first LABA International Art Festival to go from registration in October 2020 to voting in September 2022. The second Annual LABA International Art Festival was launched on October 27, 2022. Due to the volume of artist registrations from all over the world, the LABA International Art Festival Committee had to spend several times the original manpower and resources to deal with the organization and management of the art festival. Therefore, as early as February this year, after the official establishment of the Spanish office and the Italian office, the organizing committee of the LABA International Art Festival decided to hold the voting meeting before August this year. The second LABA International Art Festival was officially renamed the 2022-2024 Los Angeles Beverly Arts (LABA) International Biennial Art Festival."


The LABA International Art Festival has expanded to 12 offices around the world, and the Spanish office managed by LABA International Art Festival Advisor and renowned artist Rosana Largo Rodriguez has been especially active. They not only actively promote LABA International Art Festival in major media in Spain, but also promote LABA International Art Festival to other European countries. Since the beginning of this year, a large number of artists from Spain and European countries have signed up to participate in the LABA International Art Festival LABA-MIMV (Most Influential and Most Valuable Artist) awards. Therefore, after discussion by the organizing committee, it was decided to elect Rosana Largo Rodriguez as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the LABA International Art Festival in Europe.

Rosana Largo Rodriguez is a Spanish artist who creates contemporary surreal paintings inspired by classical techniques. She incorporates a variety of techniques and materials to create compelling visual elements and soft colors. Largo is the director of the Spanish Museum of Science and Children's Literature and has exhibited her work in galleries around the world. She has won many awards, including the Michelangelo International Prize in Rome in 2019, one of the most prestigious art awards, and the LABA-MIMV Top 10 Artist Award at the LABA International Art Festival in 2022.


Princess Karen Cantrell, Honorary Chairman of the LABA International Art Festival, presided over the LABA voting meeting and announced the election results

The official voting session was held under the careful supervision of the LABA International Art Festival Organizing Committee, and in the presence of international media. The votes were counted and it was unanimously approved to change the festival to a biennial, so it is now named the LABA International Biennial Art Festival. Rosana Largo Rodriguez was also unanimously elected to be the CEO of the LABA International Art Festival in Europe.

After the voting results were announced, nine international media outlets interviewed the Rotating Chairman of the LABA International Art Festival, Jiannan Huang by video conference. One reporter asked, "We learned that you were unable to attend and entrusted co-chairman Harrison Engle to vote for you as a proxy. Are you satisfied with today's election results?"


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


Huang stated, "I have just been notified by the organizing committee that the LABA organizing committee unanimously approved the new name of the festival and the change of the annual festival to a biennial. I am very grateful to the members of the LABA International Art Festival organizing committee for their hard work in organizing the voting meeting. I am very pleased that the organizing committee unanimously approved the election of Rosanna Lago Rodriguez as the LABA European CEO, as she had made impressive contributions.


Rosana Largo Rodriguez, artist and new CEO of the LABA International Art Festival in Europe, is interviewed by international media

Rosana Largo Rodriguez, the new CEO of LABA International Art Festival in Europe, was unable to attend, but was also interviewed by video conference, and was most excited about being elected.


After the international video conference interviews, the international media conducted on-site interviews with Princess Karen Cantrell, and other members of the LABA International Art Festival Organizing Committee.









The Beverly Arts News is sponsored by the JHSZ International Art Institute





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