Come and enjoy a night of artwork infused with the clean lines of master craftsmen from the surfing world, set to the infectious rhythms of live music from Humboldt County’s Likwefi. Enjoy a Kona beer while taking it all in at the Driftwood Salon art gallery in the heart of San Francisco.
Building on our collection of boards from our previous event held in San Diego (over half of which have now sold to collectors) we recently invited over a dozen new artists to team up with shapers of their choice 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, we are excited to present to you perhaps 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. The artists we’ve invited bring their lifelong skills honed in creating one-of-a-kind works of art to the boards, resulting in boards that just can’t be found anywhere else in the world.
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. You don’t want to miss your chance to see these boards in person and meet many of the artists and shapers who will be in attendance, learn more about SurfAid International, and have a great time. We hope to see you there!
Where: Driftwood Salon art gallery 39 Isis St. San Francisco, CA 94103 (near 12th and Folsom Streets.) click here for map
When: One Night Only! Saturday June 9, 2012 6-10 pm
What: Art makers & Board shapers working together to benefit SurfAid International. Live Music from Humboldt County’s Likwefi! Kona Beers.
Artists | Shapers