WAF THE WORLD'S LARGEST ART ORGANIZATION
The World Art Foundation is an organization of professional artists that deals with the characteristics of art, its nucleus being the strength of all its combined elements and principles. Most of the artists in this publication are WAF members.
In October 31st 2008, Jojo Marengo and His son Antoine created the World Art Foundation (WAF) in Orange County California and in January 31 2009, we launched WAF’s website to the public with the announcement of the WAF Expo 09 California scheduled for June 7-14, 2009. Within 40 days over 3,000 artists from all over the world joined the WAF sites
On April 10th 2009 WAF’s 5,100 square feet Gallery opened in 1555 E Imperial Hwy in the city of Brea.
The World Expo 09 was held as scheduled in June 7-14 2009 in Brea, Fullerton and Laguna Beach California, with the participation of over 400 artists from 53 countries in 5 continents.
World Expo 09 became the largest expo of this genre ever held in California.
The Mayor of Fullerton issued a proclamation in the name of the city council and the citizens of Fullerton welcoming World Art Foundation to Fullerton.
A fund raiser was held in June 6th at the Miranda Gallery in Laguna Beach to benefit the World Art Foundation advertising fund.
World Art Foundation sponsored all but one of the over 400 participating artists by waving the $500 for each for the artists’ exhibiting fee. Never such generosity was ever extended by a private foundation or a any country’s cultural ministry for a single event. Actually besides the shipping expense, the 400 artists did not pay to exhibit at the World Art Expo 09 in California.
During the expo WAF held educational functions at the Fullerton Museum.
World Art Foundation, presently with over 50,000 members in their cyber groups, is considered the world’s largest art organization. WAF continues to grow with over 100 artists joining its ranks each week. In 2010 Expos are scheduled in 12 countries as well as many key art cities in the US including New York, Chicago. Los Angeles, Phoenix, Santa Fe and Orange County.
The All America Tour 2009 is introducing 30 accomplished WAF artists to curators in Ten American Cities. More tours for America and Europe are in the works for 2010.
The WAF Museum Collection is scheduled to travel in 2010 to many expos in 3 continents.
On October 15, 2009 WAF launched The All America Tour. The purpose of this tour is to introduce accomplished artists to Gallery Curators and the press in major art cities throughout the USA. It is similar to having an agent carry your work to be shown to galleries in the major art cities of the USA The schedule cities are LOS ANGELES • LAGUNA BEACH • LA JOLLA • SCOTTSDALE• SEDONA • SANTA FE • CHICAGO • CLEVELAND • PITTSBURG • NEW YORK
Also in October WAF launched the World Book of the Masters featuring the art of WAF Members.
In November 29, 2009 World Art Foundation has secured gallery showings for the following WAF members. They are booked in November in Santa Fe New Mexico and December in Laguna Beach, California:
Michael Cheval ,Sergey Aparin ,Adam Scott Rote, Octavian Florescu, Aleksander Balos, Zeljko Djurovic, Tomasz Alen Kopera, Alex Fishgoyt, Yuri Yurov, Jeff Sadowski, Marcelo Suaznabar, Thomas Barbey, Margareth Osju, Carina Hoijer, Birgit Huttemann- Holz, Anja Etwal Nielsen, Marina Mourao, Heyraud Edouard, Luong Truong Tho, Johan Wahlstrom, Flora Edwards, Robert Cobb, Herwig Maria Stark, Marianna Guarnieri, Vladimir Zayichenko. Includes the WAF museum collection.