Bernard Edmonds, At-Large
Morton Bernard Edmonds, I (BerniE.) is President and CEO of Business Images, Inc., which is the parent company for his business entities; Believe Christian Apparel & Accessories, Bernie Art and July.-Urban Wear.
BerniE. is an Artist, Sculptor and he Designs Awards, Clothing, Furniture and Provides Branding and Marketing services for his clients. His clientele list includes, Black Voice News Foundation, Michelle Obama, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Oprah Winfrey, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi (King of Nigeria), NBC Studios, CBS Studios, California State San Bernardino, Stevie Wonder and Westside Action Group to name a few. His work can be seen at California State San Bernardino, commissioned life-sized bronze statues of George & Pauline Murillo, at California State San Bernardino University, on the grounds of the Murillo Observatory. Also at CSUSB’s Legacy Fountain, you can observe his bronze seated sculptures of Drs. Evan, Fau and Karnig, the three former Presidents of the University. In 2004, The Black Voice News & Foundation, Inc., commissioned BerniE. to sculpt a bronze bust of Booker T. Washington, this is on permanent display at the Historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, in Riverside, California.
BerniE. currently serves on the Board of Directors for Arlington Business Partnership, where he Co-Chairs the Marketing Committee. BerniE. has previously served on the Board of Directors for Life Church of God In Christ - Transition Home. He has aided various organizations in fund raising. He assisted organizations such as "The Institute For Black Parenting" (an adoption and foster care agency), "Five Acres" (a children’s orphanage), Life Church and other non-profit agencies in raising over $550,000.00.
BerniE. states that his faith in God and his Family Legacy are the main sources of his inspiration and motivation to be a successful artist.