Here we are in 2020 in the midst of a virus that has crippled
the nation and has left us to cover ourselves to protect each other. Well what
better way than in style. Enter, artist and entrepreneur Tina Kilderis who with
her company Artemix has produced stylish and edgy face masks to keep us safe.
Her company Artemix primarily deals with body art for many functions inthe
Tri-State area. Yet when COVID-19 erupted it put the brakes on her business.
That is when she put on her thinking cap and founded the idea to create
fashionable face masks.
Tina's idea was to create face masks with local artists who would have an
opportunity to display their work and serve a purpose. The face masks are
Made and printed in the USA on machine-washable, lightweight 100% cotton
fabric, adjustable to fit adults and children. She developed the name for
the line as ArteMASKS a unique title. They are durable and can be worn over
commercial face masks or alone.
Tina partnered with a few artists whose works are portrayed on the masks.
The artists are Jason Sarafidis, Elena Kay a.k.a. EROCKSNY, Nicole Botte
a.k.a. CosmeNicks, Jayson Agosto and JenniferGaita Siciliano. Jason created
the popular "Hell" design who hails from Greece who's a self-taught eight
grader. Elena is an established artist who is known for her abstract
expressionist / pop art while Nicole is a sculptor and a specialist in FX
Makeup. Jayson Agosto is a graffiti airbrush artist and has worked with Tina
for nearly 20 years. Jennifer like Tina is a body painter and artist via
her company Visionary Face and Body Art.
Tina attended the Christine Valmy School of Esthetics in 1995 for facials,
nails, and makeup and began her own business line of makeup (Artemix brand)
in 1998 at a small kiosk in a mall and has grown since then into one of the
go to body art entertainment companies in the Tri-State area. It also
reinvented itself into a body art entertainment company. It has had a good
run so far for 22 years and has grossed over seven-million dollars since.
It has already clocked in six-thousand events since its inception. Tina
herself was struck with Covid-19 but beat it and wanted to offer a creative
and positive way to offer something to the cause. What a better way than to
still enjoy the magic of body art than in a safer, ultra-sanitary and
To learn more about ArteMASKs they are currently only available direct-to-consumer
on the website: www.artemixbodyart.com
"The masks are sold for $20 of which the artist(s) behind
the masks earn 20% of the sale $4 per mask. We have sold 85 masks in the last
14 days. This idea went from conception to market in less than 3 weeks' time.
We are also doing a collaboration with The Make A Wish Foundation. For every
unit sold the organization is going to get $5 per mask of their make a wish
design which Elena is doing the artwork for FREE."