THE ART AND SOUL OF SURFING
An exhibition celebrating the art and history of surf culture.
July 19 - September 20
Closing Reception and Panel Discussion: Saturday, September 13, 6:30-8:30 pm
Art for Lunch: Thursday, August 7, 11:30 am-1:30 pm
The exhibition honors the beauty and inspiration of surfing and the intimate relationship of the artist/surfer and the ocean.
The artists featured in the exhibition have successfully captured their core love of riding waves. The influence of their pure “surfer stoke”, the addiction that is surfing, has driven their careers and their artistic lives.
The exhibition features works of art from the most legendary surf artists in recent history, including the “Godfathers of Surf Art”: John Severson, Rick Griffin, Bill Ogden and John Van Hamersveld. In addition, current day legends Rick Rietveld, Ken Auster, Kevin Short, Wade Koniakowsky, Ashton Howard, Melinda Morey, Kevin Ancell, Sandow Birk and Bill Stewart are represented.
The exhibition is co-curated by Phil Roberts and Patrick Servedio, who have included a new generation of emerging artists: James Finch (Disney Production designer for “Frozen”), Lori Gilbert, Sam Bernal and Josh Serafin.
Held in conjunction with the US Open of Surfing, The Art and Soul of Surfing is generously presented by VANS.