Strive for Perfection . . .

In August I shared my sculptural jewelry with hundreds of Rolls-Royce owners and collectors at their annual meet in Lake Tahoe. I had been invited by St. James’s House, the London publisher of the Rolls-Royce commemorative book, to be featured in the book and exhibit at the event. It was fantastic!! Gorgeous automobiles, some 100 years old, were paraded out and parked on the greens at The Resort at Squaw Creek for all to see and wander among. For those of us who love cars, it was breathtaking! I have discovered a new favorite: the Bentley Continental GT. Red.

The annual commemorative publication is given to RROC members and Rolls-Royce dealerships worldwide. It’s not sold in bookstores, tough to see one unless you know a Rolls-Royce owner who has one. They are special.

However, St. James’s House has made an eBook available that we as partners with Rolls-Royce for the book and the event can share with others. Lavishly filled with Rolls-Royce past-to-present history in photos and prose, and presentations about this year’s event partners, it is a beautiful book indeed!

Here’s the link for you to enjoy it as well! Rolls-Royce 2018 Strive for Perfection

I’m on page 47!

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Invited to Exhibit: 2018 RROC

The following is the official Press Release for the 2018 RROC in Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe. It’s quite an honor to have been invited to participate! Only 10 days to go!

PRESS RELEASE
Issued: July 2018
For immediate release
Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club launches new publication at The Resort at Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe

August 18, 2018—The Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club is gearing up for its Annual Meet at The Resort at Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe. A week of luxury has been planned for the members, who will also come together to celebrate the launch of the club’s new publication, Strive for Perfection, produced in partnership with publisher St James’s House. The hardback, coffee–table book will be of the highest quality, and explores the living legacy of the world’s most famous luxury motorcar, Rolls-Royce. Profiling models old and new, the book celebrates the company’s unceasing pursuit of excellence—an ethos that earned Rolls- Royce the status of “best car in the world”.

The annual publication also serves as a carefully curated guide to some of the most must-have products and experiences in the world, ranging from jewelry to travel, gastronomy to architecture. This year’s book features the finest collection yet, and many of these exclusive names and brands will be exhibiting at the event on August 18.

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Speaking ahead of the launch, Richard Freed, the CEO and owner of St James’s House, said, “The annual Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club meet is one of the highlights of the year, and this year’s is going to be one of the most luxurious events yet. We are extremely proud of the publication and honoured to be working alongside such exceptional companies and
organizations on the project.”

The presentation of the book will take place during the Gala Dinner on the Saturday afternoon after the judging and prize-giving section of the rally. More than a thousand guests and VIPs are expected to attend over the course of the meet.

Ends

Notes to editors
For more information about this book and its launch, please contact
Ben Duffy, Communications Director, on +44 (0)20 8371 4043
(ben.duffy@stjamess.org).

Much love . . .

My deepest gratitude for those who supported me in myriad ways in my business development fundraising campaign.
xoxoVO

I am designing two new neckpieces to be revealed at the Rolls-Royce event in Lake Tahoe this August. A display is also being designed specifically for the event, one that will make the visual connection between industrial and natural organic flow . . . just as my sculptural jewelry does. I’m very excited for all the possibilities!

My website is also undergoing design changes and will be revealed within the next few weeks!

Individual portfolio galleries of the jewelry collections and the painting series’ will show the latest works. I’ve had a lot of requests for available artworks for purchase so direct connections for available pieces are also in the planning. As always, I welcome your queries and conversations about my art . . . As an artist who works alone in her studios, I relish the personal connections made with people all over the world! Keep it coming!

Here are a couple images from a jewelry photoshoot in the forest in Flagstaff AZ . . . wonderful women who were sooooo much fun to work with! Enjoy!

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Great News . . . The contract has been signed!!

 * * * * ONLY 6 MORE DAYS TO GO * * * *

I received a substantial pledge outside of my Indiegogo campaign which has made it possible to sign the contract with the publishing/PR firm with Rolls-Royce!! It is happening!!

This is my Giant Leap of Faith.

I want to knock the socks off everyone in attendance at the event. It is one of the biggest things I’ve done to build my business. I believe in where it can take me and my art. I believe in my art . . . I believe in me.

I ask that you believe in me too.

At this time, additional funding is still needed to purchase the materials for the pieces to be exhibited at the event and travel & lodging for the event. I would greatly appreciate your sharing out my campaign to your networks.

The direct link is igg.me/at/valerie-ostenak

The Pink Sunrise and Ocean Spray earrings and necklaces will not be available after this campaign is over. With only 6 more days for everyone to get these goodies and perks, now is the time to get them!

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Thank you for your belief in me and my art . . .

love, Valerie

THIS. IS. IT.

A rare opportunity to be presented among my exceptional peers . . . a serious next level for my art business!

An international luxury auto maker has invited me to co-brand with them for a biennial event and be featured in their collectors’ corporate publication.

How did they find me? They searched for high profile awards given for jewelry design, specifically contemporary fine art jewelry that would be new and exciting for their collectors. Enter the 2017 Saul Bell Design Awards . . . I was the 2017 Saul Bell Design Award Finalist in Alternative Metals. They loved my winning piece, and from there conducted further research on my art jewelry . . . and voilá! I received a phone call!

Co-branding at this level is about sharing use of name, images, and references for PR and exposure. I will have a responsibility to them as they do to me, I cannot stress the importance of the word responsibility enough. This is about integrity and trust. Main tenets at the core of me and my brand, my art.

To participate in the co-branding, requires signing a contract. As with most co-branding contracts, it has a financial sharing component to it. To sign on the dotted line requires $20,000. A standard number at this exclusive level of participation. I have developed a campaign to raise the capital needed to participate. I’ve set up a pre-launch page on indiegogo.com titled “Driven to Excellence . . . The Time is NOW!”

I invite you to click on the link above to learn a bit more about my campaign! When you sign up to receive a “first-to-learn” email from me about it, I will send you lots of delicious gratitude and a pretty card! The card image is on the pre-launch page. It’s a recent painting of mine from the Conversations with the Stillness series titled, Hope.

I’ll be launching the full campaign in 3 days! I have lots of perks! Being an artist they are all about my art, both paintings and jewelry for you. Custom pieces with personal experiences too!

Join me as co-driver for this incredible opportunity to take my business to the next level!