LAGUNA BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - October 9, 2009) - Festival of Arts members would normally be receiving ballots and election materials at this time of year. However, this year there were only three nominations for the three open Board seats. The Festival's bylaws specify that if there are only three qualifying nominees for directors, no formal election process is necessary. Rejoining the board for new three-year terms, which will commence on November 11, 2009, will be currently serving directors: Pat Kollenda, Tom Lamb and Anita Mangels.

"For more than a decade, the Festival of Arts, Board of Directors has been involved in external and internal distractions that impeded a common sense of purpose and unity. Not only is the reelection of Anita, Pat and Tom an acknowledgement of the great individual contributions they have made to the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters, it reflects upon the three of them and the remaining six board members as being team members united to pursue the mission of the Festival of Arts to the most successful level possible," said Festival of Arts president Wayne Baglin.

The Festival of Arts is non-profit arts organization that produces The Pageant of the Masters® - where art comes to life!, and The Festival of Arts - California's Premier Fine Art Show. For general information, call 949-494-1145 or visit the website at The events are located at 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, California. Proceeds support the arts and art education in and about Laguna Beach.

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