(Las Vegas, Nevada) - George Maloof, Owner of the Palms Casino RESORT, and Audrey Roberts, Creator and Executive Producer of the 2nd "International Fine Art Awards (ARTV)" jointly announced that the Palms HOTEL will host the awards ceremony in their exquisite Pearl Concert Theatre on September 29th, 2007. The Awards Ceremony will be taped for television broadcast later this year.

The announcement was made June 15th at a cocktail party at The Platinum Hotel and Spa to celebrate the nominees for the 2nd "MUSE" awards to be given by "ARTV." The 2007 ARTV Program will present fine artists from the USA, Europe, Japan and South America, at the event. "ARTV" honors work in a total of 10 categories including oils, acrylics, watercolor, muralists, glass, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, drawing, new movement/media, public art installation, and group projects. There will be a special award given to the "Artist of the Year."

The announcement reception was attended by renowned Las Vegas artist, Joe Palermo, who won the first "Artist of the Year" award in 2005. "We are pleased to be presenting the ArtV Awards at the PALMS," said Audrey Roberts, creator and executive producer of the event. "The Pearl CONCERT Theatre is a beautiful new state-of-the-art venue with the kind of exciting clientele that will appreciate an all-original, one night only production like ?ARTV.? Our goal is to create a 3 dimensional show for TV and a cultural experience for the audience during the live event. The Pearl Theatre gives us the capability to produce a hybrid of art, technology and Broadway to spotlight these fine artists like never before.

Audrey Roberts has been a long time champion and advocate of the arts across the country. In Las Vegas, she is a major contributor to UNLV?s Fine Art Gallery, and The Las Vegas Art Museum and the NAA. An international activist and educator creating art films from Europe to China, Roberts? films include documentaries with the BBC and TVUK, including the Anthony Quinn documentary, " Reflections in the EYE, The FINAL WORD" and "Living Famously" in Europe. She also writes art columns for Vegas Community Online.

"Now more than ever it is time for the arts to flourish," she says of her innovative awards show, "and since this show is about the ARTISTS, the audience can expect many surprises."

The 2005 PREMIER Fine Art Awards hosted by CHEECH MARIN at the mGM Hotel, aired on NBC/ Bravo in MARCH, 2007, and will now be distributed around the globe, as the first ART AWARDS to Broadcast to the world!

For additional information regarding the 2007 "INTERNATIONAL Fine Art Awards (ARTV)" please visit the web site at www.artvawards.com.

Tickets go on sale: June 29th 2007.

"Its vital to keep the arts alive and thriving during this 21st century chaos," Audrey Roberts says, "and it is up to all of us to do it."