Saturday, May 21, 2011

Skate Surf Auction

Successful bids at the Skate Surf Art Auction
Last night we attended the Skate Surf Auction in Santa Monica as part of the annual Venice Art Walk. Friends organized this art auction event. Reused, recycled and recreated skate decks and skate boards by more than 60 artists, including ones done by the Dogtown and Z-boys guys! There was even one from Stacy Peralta (!), surfer, skater and film director. Should I have bid on that one?

None of the skate decks were that expensive, which was great and why we bid on and won two - see photo. Artists are EyeOne on the left and Kristy Campbell, friend and one of the event organizers, on the right. We love both of these boards so much and are so happy we were able to bid and win. All proceeds from the auction and event go to the Venice Family Clinic.

Overall it was a really, really fun event and our friends did a fantastic job organizing it. The skate/surf art was interesting. The very cool art space at Bergamot Station Arts Center, once a stop for the red line trolley running from downtown Los Angeles to the Santa Monica pier, was perfect. They had a good, groovy band - Mayfly Dance - perfect for the show. And the crowd was large and eclectic and fun. Very arty, very hippy, very groovy. Very California - in the humble opinion of an East Coast girl. I loved it.

The Venice Art Walk continues through the weekend, so, if you are in the area, and the world doesn't end should check it out. Lots of great, affordable art.


  1. i'm stoked to see that my board is in good hands :)

  2. EyeOne I checked out your website and I really like your work. I love the pieces with the birds (like the board I got last night). Any of that available for sale?