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“LABA International Art Festival Senior Leaders Establish Work Plan for the Second Half of 2022"

Updated: Jul 16

Journalist: Jacqueline M. Lewis

Photographer: Robert Smith


Los Angeles Beverly Art (LABA) International Art Festival senior leaders Todd Williamson, Princess Karen Cantrell, and Joey Zhou


On July 14th, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, located at 9882 Santa Monica Boulevard, welcomed the gathering of three senior leaders of the LABA International Art Festival. They are the president of the Royal Society of Saint George of California (RSSG), and the rotating president of the LABA International Art Festival, Princess Karen Cantrell; the chairman of the West Hollywood Arts Council, and the member of the LABA International Arts Festival Jury Bureau, Todd Williamson; and internationally renowned TV host, Joey Zhou the founding chairman of the LABA International Art Festival.

LABA International Art Festival senior leaders Todd Williamson, Princess Karen Cantrell, and Joey Zhou


These three important leading members of the LABA International Art Festival reviewed the various suggestions and opinions of their fellow lead members for extensive and in-depth discussions regarding LABA and its future events. During this July 14, 2022 meeting, it was confirmed that the final selection of "LABA 2021-2022 World's Most Influential and Valuable Artists" will be held on September 27th, and the "LABA 2021-2022 World's Most Influential and Most Valuable Artists Ranking List" will be officially voted on. A global official announcement press conference announcing the winners will be held in Beverly Hills in late October.


Todd Williamson, member of the jury presidium of the LABA International Art Festival

Todd Williamson, member of the jury presidium of the LABA International Art Festival, proposed that the "The 3rd LABA Icon Awards" award ceremony will be held at the same time in late October, in order to cooperate with the announcement of the "LABA 2021-2022 World's Most Influential and Valuable Artists." As the chairman of the West Hollywood Arts Council for 13 years, Mr. Williamson has profound leadership and management experience in the field of art. In particular, he has a wide range of influence in the international art professional circle. The festival, especially the "LABA Icon Awards," recommends senior artists with worldwide influence to be shortlisted for this internationally influential art award.

Princess Karen Cantrell, rotating chairman of the first LABA International Art Festival


As the rotating chairman of the first LABA International Art Festival, Princess Karen Cantrell is very grateful to Mr. Williamson and strongly supports him for expressing his opinions and his significant input to the organization. During the meeting, Princess Karen Cantrell communicated with Mr. Jiannan Huang, the first blue-chip artist of the LABA International Art Festival through an international video connection. The group also listened carefully to Mr. Huang’s opinions and suggestions on the LABA International Art Festival as an artist representative.


LABA Blue-chip Artist Jiannan Huang

As the founding chairman of the LABA International Art Festival, Mr. Zhou thanked the two members of the presidium, Mr. Williamson and Princess Karen Cantrell for their fruitful and special contributions to the LABA International Art Festival, and said that the selection preparation work will be completed before September 27th selection of the “LABA 2021-2022 World's Most Influential and Valuable Artists."

In order to ensure a fair, professional, and unbiased selection process for the “LABA 2021-2022 World's Most Influential and Valuable Artists," several senior international media will be invited onsite to supervise and report on the selection process.

Todd Williamson, member of the jury presidium of the LABA International Art Festival and Princess Karen Cantrell, rotating chairman of the first LABA International Art Festival


LABA is the abbreviation for the "Los Angeles Beverly Arts." Although it has been affected by the global epidemic, since the launch of the festival on October 28, 2020 and to the beginning of online registration (https://www.thebeverlyarts.com/artist-registration), LABA has still been able to continue with its mission to promote the arts by holding up to 30 various offline events. The selection of "LABA 2021-2022 World's Most Influential and Valuable Artists", with an international art festival that has flourished these past two years, will surely write a new and exciting chapter in the art world in October 2022. www.thebeverlyarts.com







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

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