Friday, June 1, 2012

Board Art Benefit

The aim of the Board Art Benefit is to provide a great venue for the participating artists to showcase their work, to provide the public with a great chance to see collections of amazing hand-crafted board art in one place, and to support SurfAid International.
All of the boards are available to purchase at the prices shown, giving serious collectors all over the world the chance to own one of these boards, before the rarest and finest boards in the collection are selected for a Board Art Benefit Auction event to be held in the summer of 2012.
The first showing of finished boards was held at the Aaron Chang Ocean Art Gallery on Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach on January 21st.  The showing was a huge success and within days following the event six of the fifteen boards on display had sold at pre-auction prices to collectors all over the US.

 What began as an invitation extended to artist Sarah Utter to participate in the Board Art Benefit quickly gathered steam as hollow-board building pioneer Paul Jensen got involved and soon a mutual friend of both, tile artist Mike Cummins joined in the fun on another Paul Jensen board made for the occasion.  The three of them will be driving down from Washington for the show in San Francisco on June 9.  We love the teamwork in their approach as it exemplifies the community building ethos of the Board Art Benefit project.

 Further illustrating their team effort are these photos that Sarah Utter just shared with us, showing the two artists, Sarah and Mike (in blue hoodies) along with Paul, busy glassing the board that Sarah painted.  Total involvement.

 Check out the other board builders and artist teams :

Board Art Benefit – San Francisco

Driftwood Salon art gallery
39 Isis St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(near 12th and Folsom Streets.)
click here for map
One Night Only!
Saturday June 9, 2012
6-10 pm

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Brilliant way to support SurfAid International!! All of those art works are remarkable and I think a perfect place to show art skill. Thanks
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