Google Apps Vault now expands to Google Drive

How to use Google Apps Vault for Drive. Google announced many new features in Google I/O. Starting on June 25th, Drive is covered with vault, so now you can search drive files as well as emails and chat records.

San Jose, CA, June 29, 2014 – Google announced many new features in Google I/O. Starting on June 25th, Drive is covered with vault, so now you can search drive files as well as emails and chat records. Earlier, we have posted “How to use Google Apps Vault”, but at that time Vault only covered Email and on-the-record chat.

Google Apps Vault is add-on for Google Apps and it allows admin to archive, manage, and preserve users emails and on the record chats for information governance, e Discovery, and regulatory investigations with the maximum retention period of 36,500 days, or 100 years.

With the announcement of Google Apps Unlimited and Google Drive for Work, Google Apps Vault is also expanding its coverage to Google Drive. With vault for drive, you can search drive files for specific users, preview your search results in Vault, and duplicate your search result and export them for later use.

Settings retention policies, creating holds, and conducting domain-wide searches for Drive content will be available in the near future. For now, you can restore files within the first 25 days after the deletion and search deleted files from admin console. The deleted files that you searched can be restored by clicking “Restore deleted files” button from each users profile on the admin console.

Also, Vault for drive does not include any extra storage on your account. Unlimited space will come with our new unlimited package available from your admin console.

Netkiller is the Top Google Apps Vault and archiving service provider in the Google Apps Marketplace. It has been providing the archiving solution for hundreds and hundreds of organizations ranging from enterprise businesses to non-profit organizations and schools.

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Netkiller America Inc.
2033 Gateway Place, Ste 500
San Jose, CA 95110
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A-List Celebrities, Politicians, Doctors and Dignitaries, Come Together and Support “The World AIDS Awareness Weekend”

The Philanthropy Concierge Proudly Presents The 2014 WAAW.

Atlanta, GA, June 29, 2014 – The City of Atlanta was chosen to be the world’s hosting city for THE 2014 WORLD AIDS AWARENESS WEEKEND – Friday, November 28th through the 30th. The kick-off will be at the GEORGIA WORLD CONGRESS CENTER on November 28th. The WAAW is 3 days preceding World AIDS Day, which is globally recognized on December 1st. The purpose of the WORLD AIDS AWARENESS WEEKEND is to not just spread awareness and knowledge about HIV/AIDS, but to also generate educated solutions to end this malicious killer. Unfortunately, this year marks the 33rd year since the disease hit the scene and it’s more prevalent today than ever before. There have been significant milestones in care, but we have quite a ways to go before seeing signs of a generation where there are no new cases being reported. THE PHILANTHROPY CONCIERGE decided to bridge a gap that will allow organizations, individuals and companies to band together to bring THE WORLD AIDS AWARENESS WEEKEND to an International platform.

AHzii CONSULTING GROUP along with IMAGE MAKERS MEDIA GROUP have linked their expertise with the Philanthropy Concierge to support marketing endeavors as well as bring visibility to the WAAW platforms. The goals for the 2014 WAAW is to create an impact through various forms of teaching in hopes of provoking others to be more engaged and responsible while providing a platform for the masses to get tested and to know their status. THE PHILANTHROPY CONCIERGE is cleverly including live performances, contests, calls to action, celebrity and professional keynote speakers who will inspire others inspire others to stand up and talk about the impact of AIDS in their respective communities and circles of influence.

WHY According to the World Health Organization’s statistics, 36 million people have died of HIV/AIDS since the first reported incidences in 1981. Globally, 42 million people are currently living with the disease. Since 2012, 1.2 million people have died, and 2.3 million new cases have been reported across the globe. There are approximately 1.2 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States. Of those, approximately 240,000 are unaware of their HIV-positive status. To date, nearly 300,000 women are included in the horrific number of those afflicted. In spite of the headway being made, infection rates are increasing rapidly. African Americans, Gay and Bi-Sexual Men of all ethnicities and Latinos are the hardest-hit demographics.

WHO The WORLD AIDS AWARENESS WEEKEND (WAAW) is a collaborative effort comprised of global and civic leaders, front-line agencies and individuals who advocate for a HIV/AIDS-free world. Through our marketing efforts, over 500,000,000 people will be reached through Radio, TV and the World-Wide Web. We anticipate10, 000 attendees will participate in the activities, including 4,000 plus people who will get tested for the first time.

WHAT Three days of non-intrusive, non-discriminatory activities that have a commonality in which each event is structured to increase HIV/AIDS awareness, testing and counseling in support of promoting the behavioral modifications needed to move towards a world with zero newly reported HIV infections.

Friday, November 28, 2014 – Talent Showcase & HIV/AIDS Video Contest Winner Announced
Sidney Marcus Auditorium – Georgia World Congress Center Exhibit Hall a (7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.)

Saturday, November 29, 2014 – HIV/AIDS Health & Wellness Expo
Georgia World Congress Center – Exhibit Hall A (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Saturday, November 29, 2014 – Red Ribbon Gala
Buckhead Hotel TBD (7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)

Sunday, November 30, 2014 – Red-with-Envy Fashion Show & Brunch
TBA- Atlanta (2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

WHERE Atlanta, which has an amazing history, robust tourist offerings and leads the nation in racial diversity. It is also the home of the Center for Disease Control Prevention (CDC).

WHEN Three days preceding World Aids Day (December 1, 2014)


ABOUT The Philanthropy Concierge:
The Philanthropy Concierge was founded by Shaeideh Prince of Los Angeles based boutique management firm dedicated to servicing the needs of Philanthropist. The Philanthropy Concierge team is comprised of a diverse group of accomplished professionals that lend more than forty-five years of expertise to its clients in areas that include not-for-profit management, Board recruitment and training, event creation and execution, philanthropist –project facilitation, grant research, planning and customized philanthropist strategic plans.

For Press Inquiries or Interview Request Please Contact: Darnell Clark –

Darnell Clark
Image Makers Media Group
101 Fifth Avenue Suite 514
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Why do Leading Insurance Companies Trust in AuraPortal Helium Insurance?

AuraPortal Helium Insurance is the most advanced management tool in the market for entities in the Insurance industry (insurers and brokers of any profile, specialization and size).

Woburn, MA, June 29, 2014 – AURA (, a global provider of Business Process Management (BPM) software, has announced that its new version of AuraPortal.(*) Helium Insurance can optimize resources, increase operational security, standardize procedures, increase customer satisfaction, drastically reduce costs, and is greatly agile and responsive to market changes.

AuraPortal has been distinguished with great advantage over its competitors by Ovum in its Decision Matrix report and by other renowned analyst firms.

Although the scope of AuraPortal Helium is universal, insurance firms use it to optimize key management areas:
– Global Risk Management
– Strategic Customer Management
– Corporate Document Management
– Purchasing and Supply Management
– Outsourcing Management
– Human Resource Management

It also offers a new way to manage Regulations (both mandatory and voluntary or internal) integrated with the rest of the productive and administrative activities performed in the entity: Solvency II, Quality, Information Security, Occupational Safety, Personal Data Protection Act, Hygiene, etc.
Using AuraPortal Helium Insurance, regulatory compliance is guaranteed.
Liberty Insurance, RSA, INS, Aseguradora Solidaria and La Positiva Seguros, are just some of the companies that are already working with AuraPortal and are achieving:

– A 45% reduction in claims processing time
– A 40% reduction in policy preparation time
– A 60% improvement in customer service
– A 20% increase in short-term income

About AURA (
AURA is a global BPM (Business Process Management) software provider delivering a solution that creates, without the need of IT programming, Business Process Workflow Execution Models. AuraPortal is 100% Web-based, and is complementary to existing ERP and CRM systems.

AURA has a presence in 40 countries with more than 300 customers including, among others: Walmart, Toyota, General Motors, Pemex (Petroleos Mexicanos), Carrefour, ArcelorMittal, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Danone, INCAE, Kimberly-Clark, Yamaha, Royal KPN, Bristol-Myers Squibb, etc., as well as many Government Agencies and Departments in several countries. All of these customers benefit from maintenance contracts.

It is headquartered in Europe and has an executive branch in North America (Florida). It also has offices in several countries and a vast network of partners who locally attend customers throughout the world.

Nina Moon
400 Trade Center
Woburn, MA 01801-7472

Media Interviews Available With Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & June, PC or Echo

Media Interviews Available With Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & June, PC or Echo

Represented by Monterey law firm Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & June, PC, Echo was granted the rare TRO on June 18, 2014, against a former employee who has been accused of stealing valuable trade secrets and pursuing the company’s existing customers

Monterey, CA, June 27, 2014 – Under what circumstances may a former employee solicit his former employer’s customers? And can non-solicitation agreements ever be enforceable?

Those questions came closer to being answered in California — a state that rarely permits any action which is seen to inhibit or reduce competition — when a Santa Cruz superior court granted a temporary restraining order against a former employee of Echo Holdings LLC.

Represented by Monterey law firm Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & June, PC, Echo was granted the rare TRO on June 18, 2014, against a former employee who has been accused of stealing valuable trade secrets and pursuing the company’s existing customers. Firm partner Amy June argued the case in one of the few states in which non-compete agreements are considered void as against public policy.

The state’s Business and Professions Code section 16600 provides that “Except as provided in this chapter, every contract by which anyone is restrained from engaging in a lawful profession, trade, or business of any kind is to that extent void.” Exceptions to this rule are limited, and focus on the sale of a business or dissolution of a partnership. However, through adoption the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, California also makes it illegal for employees to misappropriate trade secrets from a former employer and to use those trade secrets to solicit customers of the former employer.

Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & June, PC, has long represented One Stop Logistics, Inc., which acquired Echo in May of 2014. June, who argued the matter before Presiding Judge Paul Marigonda, agreed that the ruling was appropriate and necessary to protect the company’s interests in the area.

The decision comes on the heels of May’s ruling by Judge James Robertson of the San Francisco Superior Court in the case of Guardsmark v. Bowman.

In that case, Guardsmark, a company that provides security services, won a rare non-compete order against a former manager who had signed an agreement stating that he would refrain from misusing Guardsmark’s confidential information, but who secretly formed a competing security services company, Teton Security Services, Inc., and won a contract to work with a former Guardsmark client.

Judge Robertson ordered a permanent injunction prohibiting Bowman and Teton from contacting or soliciting any of Guardsmark’s current customers in San Francisco and from taking any action to induce any of Guardsmark’s current customers in San Francisco to discontinue service with Guardsmark.

Company Background Information:
Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & June, PC provides value-added legal services to a variety of businesses, from entrepreneurial startups to multimillion-dollar nationwide enterprise. Since 1908 it has provided Monterey County families and business owners high-quality legal representation. The firm has played a big part in Monterey County’s rich history and has represented many of the area’s most notable figures, including John Steinbeck and Henry Miller. The attorneys represent and advise clients on a broad array of legal matters, including corporate law and governance, contracts, intellectual property, employment law, estate planning and administration, mergers and acquisitions, and litigation.

Hudson Martin’s experience counseling on a wide range of legal issues across a variety of industries has given the firm an exceptional understanding of their clients’ businesses — making them a true business partner. The firm provides the most responsive, efficient and effective legal strategies and solutions available. Hudson Martin is headquartered at 490 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940, and recently opened an office in downtown Los Angeles.

For more information, call (831) 375-3151 or visit their web site at

Marci Bracco Cain
Hudson Martin Witten & June PC
490 Calle Principal
Monterey, CA 93940

Blueprint Bible Lessons for Kids: 52 Lessons for Preschool through Grade 5 By Pam McLagan

BluePrint Bible Lessons for Kids is a curriculum designed to give parents and teachers a framework for teaching Biblical fundamentals.

Houston, TX (USA), June 26, 2014 — BluePrint Bible Lessons for Kids is a curriculum designed to give parents and teachers a framework for teaching Biblical fundamentals. Because of the way the lessons are structured, teachers can use their own creativity to communicate the stories. Sunday Schools, preschools, after school clubs, or homeschoolers can all benefit from the scope and sequence presented.

The book is divided into four sections: each section contains thirteen lessons, and each section focuses on a main topic. The first quarter contains lessons on how God creates the world and chooses a people; the second focuses on Advent and how the people involved were obedient. The third quarter follows the theme of Jesus as our teacher and savior, and the fourth includes the armor of God, the fruit of the Spirit, and some Bible heroes.
The book is also unique in how the author presents the material. First there is the scripture portion which includes the story. This will help both teachers and parents to accurately recount the story to the children. Second is the memory section which connects to three or four lessons. Thirdly, there is the consider section for teachers and parents which gives information or just provides a different outlook on something that the teacher is familiar with. Lastly, our children section deals with new words and terms that the child may not already know.

The author also encourages teachers and parents to teach the material in a style that children will be able to get excited about by using visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile styles of teaching. These styles add rhythm and enthusiasm to the presentation of material. This way kids can be attentive to what is presented and they can learn the lessons better.

What a great book! I will definitely pass the book along to my friend who is homeschooling her children, and encourage other parents to buy the book as well in my church community and in our children’s Bible Study classes.

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
AP #726 / P.O. Box 60326
Houston, TX 77205-0326 – USA


New CIR Report States that Sales of Active Optical Cables for the Data Center To Reach $1.5 billion

According to a new report from Communications Industry Researchers, sales of active optical cables (AOCs) for the data center will produce $1.5 billion in revenues by 2019.

Charlottesville, VA, USA (June 27, 2014) — According to a new report from Communications Industry Researchers, sales of active optical cables (AOCs) for the data center will produce $1.5 billion in revenues by 2019. The report “Active Optical Cable Markets – Data Center Applications,” is part of a two-volume set. CIR has also recently published an analysis and forecast of the market for AOCs for applications in personal computing, consumer electronics and digital signage.

More details about this report can be found at:

About the report:

This report identifies and quantifies opportunities for selling AOCs for the data center. AOCs in this sector carry Ethernet, InfiniBand (IB), Fibre Channel and SAS. Specifically, the report provides coverage on AOCs supporting the CX4, SFP/SFP+, QSFP, CXP, CFP, CDFP, and SAS/Min-SAS MSAs. In addition, the report provides detailed nine-year forecasts of data center AOC markets, with breakouts by end-user application, interface standard, cable lengths, type of cable and wavelength. Forecasts are provided in units shipped and revenue terms.

This new CIR study also assesses the product/market strategies of the leading AOC suppliers including: 3M, 10GTEK, A3CUBE, Amphenol, Avago, Brocade, Centera Photonics, ConnPro, Eoptolink, FCI, Fiberon, Finisar, Fujikura, Gigalight, Fujitsu, Hitachi Cable, IBM, InnoLight, JDSU, Juniper Networks, Luxtera, Mellanox, Molex, Multilane, Samtec, Siemon, Sopto, Sumitomo, TE Connectivity, Volex.

From the report:

Data centers are getting bigger and are requiring much higher data-rate pipes and interconnects than ever before. Mobile broadband and video applications are flooding data centers with content and this creates a growing incentive to shift to fiber in at least part of the data center. It is becoming increasingly difficult for data center managers to avoid fiber optics and at the same time AOCs offer an excellent entry point for fiber optics to all but the most structured-cabling savvy network managers.

Chinese AOC suppliers are showing that they can compete with the best U.S., European and Japanese AOC suppliers. They are now able to supply 40 Gbps cables with ease and a few are offering 100-Gbps AOCs. A few years back CIR would have seen the whole optical engine concept as beyond the capabilities of Chinese suppliers. But today Gigalight is using optical engines as the basis for its optical data center products, and other Chinese firms are expected to follow suit.

The Chinese AOC challenge will require a strategic response from established AOC firms. This could take the form of better branding, improved supply chains or upgraded products. For example, the TE Connectivity line was upgraded in 2011 with 40-Gbps products that offered reduced power consumption and lighter-weight cables and other leading AOC firms will follow suit.

We also expect to see more activity in AOCs that use the highest-performance modules. Such AOCs are not easy to make and this presents barriers to entry into the data center markets for smaller, less able AOC firms; providing market protection for the largest suppliers. The markets for such high-end AOCs are also not inconsiderable. CFP and CDFP together are expected to generate $190 million in revenues by 2019. Indeed, we think that the proverbial “next big thing” in the AOC space will be CDFP AOCs and expect to see such products prominently displayed at the OFC, ECOC and SC trade shows in 2015. For now, the three companies to watch in this space are Finisar, Molex and TE Connectivity, all of which have already introduced CDFP AOCs.

Nonetheless, throughout the period considered in this report, the “workhorse” QSFP and CXP AOCs will be the biggest revenue earners, with combined sales of $1.3 billion in 2019. These MSAs support both the Ethernet and IB protocols that are core to any data center and at data rates that are likely to be the ones most used in data centers over the next decade. The earliest QSFP AOCs catered to the 10-Gbps market, but the QSFP AOC business is now centered around the 40-Gbps opportunity. CXP can support 100 GigE or three 40-GigE channels. At this point almost every firm offering a range of AOCs includes CXP options.

About CIR:

Communications Industry Researchers has been publishing hype-free industry analysis for the optical networking industry for almost 25 years. We have provided market coverage of Active Optical Cables (AOCs) for six years. Our annual reports on this topic are widely regarded as the most authoritative market forecast and technology assessment in the AOC space.

Visit for a full listing of CIR’s reports and other services.

Media Contact:
Robert Nolan
5330 Twin Hickory Rd
Glen Allen, Virginia 23059
(804) 938-0030


Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery Chooses Submittable

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce they have chosen Submittable, the online submission platform, to receive and administer the gallery’s art competition submissions.

Jupiter, FL, USA (June 26, 2014) — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce they have chosen Submittable, the online submission platform, to receive and administer the gallery’s art competition submissions. This change will become effective July 1, 2014.

Submittable is an international online platform that provides administrative processing of entries for art organizations. Submittable provides these services for most creatives, specializing in writing, film-making, art, photography and grants.

Based in Montana, Submittable was founded in 2009. Presently, they provide administrative services to more than 7,000 organizations. Their website is

John R. Math, Gallery Director of Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery explains the rationale for this change. “As our online art competitions have become more popular and are now on a large international scale, we want the artists who compete to have their entries administered 24 hours a day. The Submittable platform provides this function efficiently for us”.

Math goes on to say, “We have wanted to upgrade our entry system. In Submittable we’ve found a simple and effective method for artists to participate in our future competitions. In addition, the platform will allow the gallery to employ guest judges and eliminate the server and upload problems that sometimes occur close to the entry deadline”.

Math, continues, “With Submittable’s easy registration (Name and Email Address Only), any artist who registers will be able to access any of their entries, as well as be registered automatically for any other competitions on the Submittable platform. We are very excited about these changes. We believe our artist participants will see the immediate benefits of using the Submittable entry platform”.

About Light Space & Time Online Gallery

Light Space & Time – Online Gallery offers monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists. It is Light Space & Time’s intention to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these worldwide artists. Their online gallery website can be viewed here:

Media Contact:
John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458

Output Factory for Adobe InDesign Now Supports Creative Cloud 2014

Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory 1.5.3, a compatibility update to its professional solution for Adobe InDesign output automation. Output Factory automates printing, exporting and post-processing from InDesign and offers batch processing, export as single pages, variable file names, layer versioning, preflighting, processing history and more. The new version makes Output Factory compatible with the 2014 release of InDesign CC, featured as part of Adobe Creative Cloud.

Toronto (ON), Canada (June 26, 2014) — Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Output Factory 1.5.3, a compatibility update to its professional solution to automate printing, exporting and post-processing from Adobe InDesign. Output Factory automates and simplifies workflows of printers, prepress bureaus, ad agencies and publishing houses worldwide by offering batch processing with powerful and time-saving output options.

The new version makes Output Factory compatible with the recently announced 2014 release of InDesign CC, featured as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. The update is offered free of charge to Output Factory users. The same version of Output Factory can be used with any version of InDesign from CS3 and later.

“When every second counts Output Factory is a life saver!” says Glen Saville of Glen Saville Design, Hornchurch, UK. “It’s a sublime beast that saves a lot of time. I just drag my files into the job list, set them up as I want and then sit back and watch the computer do its stuff.”

Output Factory supports printing as well as exporting to PDF, PostScript, EPS, Flash, INX, IDML, EPUB, INDD and several image formats. It offers the following key features:

Batch printing and exporting of InDesign files
-Output as single pages
-Create custom workflows for different job targets
-Output files to multiple formats with one click
-Variable output file names
Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files
-Preflight InDesign documents and skip the ones with errors
-Preflight final PDFs
-Keep track of jobs, output files and errors

Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory can be purchased from Zevrix website for US$169.95 (Light version $119.95), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. Trial is also available for download. BatchOutput users can upgrade to Output Factory for $84.97. Output Factory is available for Mac OS X 10.5-10.9 on Intel-based Macs and works with Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2014.

About Zevrix Solutions

Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF workflows, graphic file diagnostics, file delivery and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix is dedicated to help professionals increase their profits through automating everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit

Leo Revzin
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada

Solutions for Adobe InDesign & the Graphics Industry

Norris Commercial Division Acquires Hydralift Industrial Truck, Inc.

Acquisition Expands 24 hour Mobile Service to include Hydraulic Maintenance and Repair Services

Baltimore, MD, June 24, 2014 — The Norris Commercial Services Division, the largest provider of commercial parts, service and sales in the Baltimore/D.C. area, has acquired Hydralift Industrial Truck, Inc., one of the top hydraulic repair service providers in the Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia region. Hydralift specializes in on-site repairs and service for hydraulics.

The Hydralift acquisition enhances Norris’ 24-hour mobile maintenance and repair service and adds a team of experienced hydraulic technicians who can perform a wide range of preventive maintenance and repair services at the customer’s site, reducing vehicle down time.

“We are proud to incorporate Hydralift into the Norris Commercial Division Family,” said Andrew Franklin, CEO of Norris Automotive Group. “Hydralift is a respected company with a great reputation. Our acquisition will allow us to provide our commercial customers with yet another service to reduce equipment and vehicle downtime. We continuously look for ways to make our clients the most efficient in the region by reducing downtime and hydraulic repair was a need we identified with our clients”

About Norris Commercial Division
Norris Automotive Group has been serving the automotive needs of Baltimore and surrounding areas since 1917. With locations in Dundalk, Ellicott City, Landover, Capitol Heights, College Park, Rosedale, and White Marsh. The Norris commercial division maintains over $7 million in parts inventory, 45 parts delivery vehicles servicing the mid-Atlantic region with multiple daily deliveries, four dedicated commercial service facilities in Baltimore/Washington market, 20+ mobile service crews that operate 24/7, and the largest commercial vehicle sales team in the region. For more information about Norris Automotive Group, please visit

Maria Fuster
Incite Creative, Inc
115 Wight Avenue 95
Cockeysville, MD 21030

Mountainsong Galleries Artist William A. Schneider was awarded “Best in Show” at the 15th Annual International Juried Exhibition

Mountainsong Galleries Artist William A. Schneider was awarded “Best in Show” at the 15th Annual International Juried Exhibition “For Pastels Only” for “Barn Cat”

Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA, June 25, 2014 – Mountainsong Galleries Artist William A. Schneider was awarded “Best in Show” at the 15th Annual International Juried Exhibition “For Pastels Only” for “Barn Cat”. The exhibition ran from May 17 until the closing ceremony on June 14 at the Saco Museum in Saco, ME. The juror of awards was noted Pastelist Elizabeth Mowery.

“It’s unusual for a small piece to receive a top award,” commented William. “I felt honored. A pretty girl petting one of the cats that keep her horse barn free of rodents, what fun to paint!”

This 9×12 painting previously received the top award in another national juried show, It’s Pastel, held in New Hampshire.

Schneider has more than 20 pieces currently on display at Mountainsong Galleries. He searches and collects many of the items he uses for his paintings and knows the history of them too. This adds to the story of each painting Mountainsong Galleries on Ocean Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California is the place to find more of today’s OPA and AIS Master Artists than anywhere in the World. The gallery owners Jonathan and Lucinda Mountainsong have created a friendly, fun upbeat setting filled with contemporary Master Artists. Mountainsong represents some of the greatest artists of our time from coast-to-coast.

Details on Mountainsong Galleries:
• Location: Ocean Avenue between San Carlos and Mission Carmel-by-the-Sea, California View Map
• Phone: (831) 626-0600
• Private Viewings By Appointment – Call 831-233-8255
• Website:
• Hours of Operation Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 – 6 and Sunday 12-6 (Closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

Marci Bracco Cain
Mountainsong Galleries
PO Box 3396
Ocean Avenue 3 SE Of San Carlos
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921-3396