Contact: Julie Borden
13th ANNUAL AMERICAN SOCIETY OF YOUNG MUSICIANS, HOUSE OF BLUES SPRING BENEFIT CONCERT AWARDS SHOW SELECTS PHILADELPHIA ARTIST, JULIE BORDEN’S ARTWORK.
THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2005 THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF YOUNG MUSICIANS (ASYM) PRESENTS MUSIC AWARDS TO THE GOO GOO DOLLS, JOSH GROBAN, DWIGHT YOAKAM, COMMON, BRIAN CULBERTSON, SOLOMON BURKE & KRISTIN CHENOWETH
The American Society of Young Musicians (ASYM) will present the organization's 13th Annual, House of Blues Spring Benefit Concert and Awards Show, honoring musical legends, The Goo Goo Dolls, Josh Groban, Dwight Yoakam, Common, Brian Culbertson, Solomon Burke and Kristin Chenoweth. The event will include performances by Ironworks Music recording artist, Rocco DeLuca; recording artist, Deborah Falconer; and Indie band, Mavin, as well as other surprise guest artists.
The event is held at the House of Blues, 8430 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, starting at 6:00 p.m. with a Celebrity Reception, Silent Auction and Cajun Buffet, followed by the Concert and Awards Presentation at 7:30 p.m. www.ASYMusicians.org
ASYM President, Jarvee Hutcherson contacted Philadelphia, PA artist, Julie Borden and asked Borden to be this year’s featured visual artist on the ASYM House Of Blues Benefit Concert Award Show, program cover. Borden said she was thrilled to be asked and to be offered the opportunity, having also participated in the event 2 years ago. ASYM President, Hutcherson selected the image, “Jazz Time Show” to be this years program cover art that features Borden’s colorful palette with a whimsical play of silhouetted musicians, curvy piano keyboards and graphic elements.
In addition to being selected as the cover artist, Borden is donating to the ASYM Silent Auction, a signed, limited-edition lithograph entitled, “The Conversation”, a print of the cover artwork, “Jazz Time Show” and gift items. From her signature brand of art-inspired Juleez™ giftware and accessories collections, auction participants can bid on a truly unique offering from the artist that also includes a Jazz collection teapot, sugar and creamer set, Juleez Funky Folks™ 3D sculpted hairbrushes. Original artwork and the Juleez™ collections may be viewed at her website, www.juleez.com.
This isn’t the first celebrity event Borden has taken part in. In March 2003, Borden attended and participated in the annual Night Of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing Gala, the star-studded benefit for Martin Scorse’s Film Preservation Foundation, taking place at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Borden was selected to be the featured artist for the celebrity gift bags and exhibited her original paintings at the at the high profile event. ASYM members had attended the event also and contacted Borden after the show.
Borden’s multi-faceted abilities and dynamic paintings and designs have led national and global companies to license Borden's original artwork, and collectors of the work are found throughout the United States. Companies including Dayton Hudson Corp, Herdoo’s, Amscan, Gibraltar Publishing, and Season’s Catalog have only continued to spur Borden's non-stop art licensing sector of her career. Pacific-Enterprise, LLC., located in Orlando, Florida currently offers 6 of the Julie Borden, Juleez™ signature design collections that include dinnerware, collectibles, and giftware. Pacific-Enterprise is also Borden's licensee for her well-known line of sculpted hairbrushes, previously licensed by HerDoo's.
2005 continues to be a busy year for Borden, having just relocated from Providence, RI to Philadelphia. Borden resides in the arts district area known as Old City, located in the historic district of Philadelphia. Borden owned two fine art & fine craft galleries in Rhode Island and is currently looking into opportunities for exhibiting her artwork in Philadelphia, since her arrival last month. Creating original paintings, furniture, ceramics and designing her signature Juleez™ brand of dinnerware, gifts and home accent pieces keeps the professional artist happy and very busy.
The American Society of Young Musicians (ASYM)* is a non-profit, national organization comprised of individuals in the music and entertainment industry, as well as various advocates of the industry, including business leaders, physicians, arts patrons, scholars and others, who together, share a common commitment to the enrichment and advancement, both educationally and musically of America's young musicians. Monies raised from the 13^th Annual American Society of Young Musicians' House of Blues Spring Benefit Concert & Awards Show will benefit the organization's various ongoing initiatives and programs throughout the year, including a lecture series, artists workshops and forums, a shared housing referral program and a financial assistance program.
FOR HI-RES IMAGES TO REPRINT OR FOR MORE INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT JULIE BORDEN AT 215-351-8629 OR VISIT WWW.JULEEZ.COM