If you are in San Francisco, California next Saturday, June 9th, check out the Board Art Benefit for SurfAid at the Driftwood Salon Art Gallery. Dozens of excellent artists from Club Of The Waves are involved, alongside many more!
Come and enjoy this one-night only event of artwork infused with the clean lines of master craftsmen from the surfing world. Kona Brewing is once again providing refreshments while live music will be provided by Humboldt County’s Likwefi.
Building on their collection of boards from the previous event held in San Diego (over half of which have now sold to collectors), new shapers and artists have been added to create unique objects of art with the surfboard as the common substrate. With styles of art ranging from pure abstraction to gritty realism, from surreal visions to the honest captures of a camera’s lens, with narratives both visual and verbal, the benefit promises to showcase one of the most unique quivers of contemporary collectable surfboards ever assembled for a single cause. Many of the boards in this collection have significant values of their own, just by virtue of the hands that crafted them.
This will be the only chance for Bay Area collectors to catch a glimpse of these incredible boards in person before they are taken to Southern California for an Auction Event that SurfAid International will be hosting later this year. All of the boards will be available for purchase at pre-auction prices with at least 50% of each sale going directly to SurfAid International to support SurfAid’s humanitarian efforts on the Mentawai and Nias islands in Indonesia.
The shapers and artists involved in Board Art Benefit San Francisco include:
Shapers: Aleks Petrovitch, Jerry Madrid, Merrick Rustia, tba, Erik Baldwin, Mike Schoen, tba, Danny Hess, Bill Johnson, Travis Reynolds, Paul Jensen, Marc Andreini, Tim Bessell, Christian Beamish, Erik Baldwin, Tim Stamps, Robert Weiner, Yohei Shiraishi, Brian Heritage, Jed Noll, Rusty Preisendorfer, John Birchum, Jeff ‘Doc’ Lausch, Mike Hynson, Terry Senate
Artists: Aleks Petrovitch, Alex Krastev, Ea Eckerman, Eric Bailey, Greg P’Nut Galinsky, John Culqui, Kevin Pincus, Kim Cogan, Lydia Martin, Patrick Trefz, Sarah Utter, Serena Mitnik-Miller, Andy Warhol, Christian Beamish, Jose Emroca, Shawn Griggs, Erik Abel, Matt Beard, Matt Long, Rick Rietveld, Robb Havassy, Ron Croci, Spencer Reynolds, Wade Koniakowsky, Heather Ritts
When: Saturday, June 9, 6-10pm
Where: Driftwood Salon is located at 39 Isis St, San Francisco, CA 94103 (near 12th and Folsom Streets)