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Barbara Cordova Oliver
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AFABW Founder: Why I Started Artists For A Better World

I started AFABW back in the 90's from a desire to help forward the direction of our world through aesthetics. Artists are always creating a new future, and I believe our world can benefit from the brighter future that artists can create.

Barbara Cordova Oliver's Written Works

Novel Summary: Mission of the Artist

Books available at Barnes and Noble stores or barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com





Planet Athena, jewel of the heavens, was once home to many artists. With creativity and magic they conjured up worlds of great beauty. With an ability to rekindle lost dreams and a love for all of life they went on missions to help bring dying cultures back to life.



Then suddenly the light of Athena dimmed and it was felt throughout the galaxy. As lifetimes passed, many artists found… Continue

Posted on July 6, 2008 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Mission of the Artist - Chapter One

The Empress Zeena stood in front of a large arched window in her planning room. She gingerly ran her fingers along the window's stone ledge, as if to remind herself of the fact that her empire was still standing. Zeena sighed a deep breath of relief as she looked out upon the beautiful lands of Athena. The planet full of artists was once again united as a team. "It will never happen again!" she thought, practically aloud, as she remembered the tragedy that had threatened her beautiful homeland… Continue

Posted on July 5, 2008 at 9:00pm

Mission of the Artist - Reviews (Book and Music)

THE BOOK:



What I got out of the book is what the future is going to be like, and that it’s possible to have that kind of positive world. If everyone does their best to stop suppression and war. everything will be fine and if not, all there will be are problems. I got inspired to make more art for all to see

GG



"I just wanted to say that I bought and read Mission of the Artist and it's great. I read it and then got another copy so my sister could read it. (She is a… Continue

Posted on July 5, 2008 at 6:30am

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Favorite Quote
"A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists."
L. Ron Hubbard
Brief Bio
Barbara Cordova Oliver is the Founder of Artists For A Better World (AFABW), a network of worldwide artists uniting to make a difference in society. By uplifting the culture through aesthetics, by raising the awareness of artists and others about the power the artist has in forwarding social betterment and by working with and supporting community service activities, AFABW and its members are making and inspiring positive changes in society.

Barbara has been a writer most all her life, starting with poetry and short stories in elementary school. Then, as a teen she got into songwriting, and used her guitar as a tool to bring her words to life through music.

Barbara has produced and performed in numerous shows that have included a variety of talent. After working with many artists, and also studying the works of L. Ron Hubbard that emphasize the importance of the artist to society, she was inspired to write Mission of the Artist. The novel shows what an artist with a dream can accomplish and how vital it is for artists with positive goals to ban together. It contains elements of fantasy, drama and humor and is seasoned with truth throughout.

Barbara has done book signings at Barnes and Noble stores in the USA, on the East and West Coasts. Her books can be ordered through their stores, or online at barnesandnoble.com

The book was also adapted for stage as a musical, and performed in Hollywood, California.

Some key credits include:

Talent Coordinator and Performer in the "Celebrate Creativity" show, an event put on by Broadway and Las Vegas producer, Joe Casini; Performance at a Human rights rally in Frankfurt Germany for 8,000 people; executive producer of the Artists for a Better World annual arts festivals at Celebrity Centre International in Hollywood, and producer of many variety showcases.

Radio air play of her song entitled "Goodwill" in Seattle, WA for the 1990 Goodwill Game; Radio air play of her song Mission of the Artist on KCHO and KZSC in Northern California and KLOS in Los Angeles, California. As well as radio play of Planet of Peace, in Cairns, Australia (a song she co-wrote with Dan Weitzman).

Comment Wall (10 comments)

At 8:36pm on November 1, 2008, ron kule said…
Barbara, my compliment is that you had the vision to create AFABW...and here we are communicating with other artists! Thank you.
At 2:20pm on November 2, 2008, Paula Maya said…
Hi Barbara. It's seems like a great community, with some deep talent. I didn't know it's been around since the 90's.
paz!
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At 6:42am on November 16, 2008, Lucille Femine said…
Barbara,

Hi, how are you? I just read some of your book - it's fantastic! How do I get a copy?

Write soon, would like to be in touch.
ML,
Lucille (just posted myself here)
At 6:43am on November 16, 2008, Lucille Femine said…
Just read I can get it in bookstores - VWD!
At 3:43pm on December 11, 2008, Bob Lawrason said…
Keep up the good work my friend.
At 2:22am on December 18, 2008, Colé van dais said…
wow what an honour to add you as a friend. thank you for your good work
At 1:30am on April 17, 2009, Zoltan Mogyorosi said…
HI Barbara!

Ima finally here up on this siet thanks for it. I already posted some of my works, if have some time check it out.
Love, Zoltan
At 11:11am on May 30, 2009, Jan Houston said…
Just LOOK where your wonderful "baby" has gone since you created AFABW, Barbara! Here's to THE FUTURE!!!
At 8:19am on September 11, 2011, Kathy Yaude said…

Hi Barbara,  I sent you the contract attached to the ccint email address.  It is to your attention.  I hope it gets to you quickly. Let me know if you don't get it.  I'd attach the contract here but I don't know if it would be private.

 

best, Kathy

At 9:52am on September 24, 2011, Kathy Yaude said…
Here's to much success in the launching of your Mission of the Artist Book on Kindle! Happy to be a part of it.  best, Kathy

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Barbara Cordova Oliver left a comment for Colé van dais
"Dear Cole'     Just listened to some of your music - and really enjoy your amazing talent!  Let me know if you ever come to LA and we'll have to book you to perform at Celebrity Centre!  Best, Barbara"
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"Here's to much success in the launching of your Mission of the Artist Book on Kindle! Happy to be a part of it.  best, Kathy"
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Kathy Yaude left a comment for Barbara Cordova Oliver
"Hi Barbara,  I sent you the contract attached to the ccint email address.  It is to your attention.  I hope it gets to you quickly. Let me know if you don't get it.  I'd attach the contract here but I don't know if…"
Sep 11, 2011
Barbara Cordova Oliver and Charles Brian Van Heyden are now friends
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Judy Adams commented on Barbara Cordova Oliver's blog post Novel Summary: Mission of the Artist
"Barbara! I was listening to your music and reading your page, and realized I had purchased your book some years ago! Now I am reading it again, with new insight that came about from one of your songs. Thank you for posting your music! It is…"
Sep 23, 2009
Barbara Cordova Oliver is now friends with Jan Houston, Richard A. McCullough, Ron Fugitt and 3 more
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