EventsNews February, 4th 2011 by

Stephen Howes International Artists Collective "Assured Growth Value : Invest in Art".

Stephen Howes International Artists Collective “Assured Growth Value : Invest in Art”. From February 3- 24, 2011 at the Casa de la Cultura in Fuengirola

Sculpture By Christopher Stone

On Thursday the 3rd of February 2011, the Casa de la Cultura in Fuengirola held an exciting exhibition of the works a number of important artists, organized by Stephen Howes of “Stephen Howes Fine Art.“  The inauguration of the exhibition was well attended by well over 150 persons, including the American Consul, artists, as well as visitors who had travelled from as far as Ibiza and Granada, and were involved directly in the art world. The media were also in attendance supporting this important cultural event.

The American Consul with Jack Nusbaum

The art on display was varied and of a high standard, and included the works of British sculptor Christopher Stone, painters Andy Bonomo,  James Connell, Laim Delany, Caroline Cary, Stuart Briggs, Johan Wahlstrom, Marco Bombach, Caroline Louise Smith, Jim Park, Nicholas De Lacy Brown, Janette Lockett, and David Hulston. 

Painting By Andy Bonomo

“ASSURED GROWTH VALUE INVEST IN ART ” is the concept of the exhibition, to show how art is in fact an excellent investment in a time of financial crisis, and as Stephen Howes wrote in his detailed press release “

“A horrendous disastrous financial meltdown/crisis has affected most of the civilized world in many ways especially in finance at all level. those fortunate enough to remain solvent and wish to continue buying and selling stocks and bonds,etc, became very cautious and hesitant as the majority of companies/ commodities listed on stock market exchanges were on a losing down spin. An unwritten financial rule of thumb became-“wait and see”. 

James Connell & Christopher Stone

Stephen Howes & Andy Bonomo

Well Stephen Howes , living in Southern Spain for more than 30 years, a long established agent/ sales/ marketing representative of an international collective of artists and sculptors, patiently waiting and hoping to see- got it! An article in the financial section of his daily newspaper jumped off the page and said – “The Only two investmentss to be considered in these difficult times is GOLD and ART. They grow in value every single day and never, never lose.



A Secure , safe investment virtually returning a healthy increase over purchased price achieving a profitable gain. with No further “waiting” Stephen approached The Casa de la Cultura in Fuengirola, ( Back to his roots as a youngster) a fine regional venue, and offered to set up an arts display of his stable of international artists and sculptors, which Stephen has been doing for many years throughout major European cities as well the USA, to enhance the presentation of his very timely new concept –  “ASSURED GROWTH VALUE: INVEST IN ART” 

 All the fine photos of the  art event were taken by photographer Paul Wilcockson L.MP.A  who is also a member of the “Marbella Marbella” team! To contact him go to

The exhibition is open from February 3- 24  CASA DE LA CULTURA Avda Juan Gomez Juanito 12 Fuengirola, Malaga, Spain

Hours 10: to 18:00. Admission gratis.


Ose, Mugge, Dario & Stephen

Sculpture By Christopher Stone

Stephen Howes Quotes, ” This inaguration was a complete success and far beyond our expectations, we are positive that the remaining weeks of the show will easily tip the balance proving that the Art market on the Costa del sol and else where is an alive and healthy business that can go from strength to strength. I believe that now is the time for the sturdy and the brave to gain their toe hold and go on to become  future market leaders in the art world.

The out come of this show for me and my artist’s is a sure sign that my next spectacular ” A million euros of art” to be held at the Marbella casino in May will be one of the greatest art exhibition ever held in Andalucia”. My team and I are at this moment negotiating with a major London venue regarding our future project that will be held there initially before moving on to Chelsea, New York, NY.

 Contact Stephen Howes: email at   Tel: 952 44 80 55



Dario Poli

Composer, artist, and a published author and illustrator. He is initiator of the campaign to present a better image Internationally, of Marbella and the Costa del Sol. Composer of the music "Marbella Marbella" used as the anthem of the campaign and also many other recorded compositions including Nostradamus, and Corazon, for The Children for Peace Onlus charity in Rome as well as the co-author of the powerful musical drama Lady X and The Power of Destiny. He is also the editor and a founder member of this website.

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