August 26, 2014
August 18, 2014
“Launch: Community Through Skateboarding is a non-profit in Fort Collins, CO. Their mission is to promote creativity and self-expression through skateboarding. They offer hands-on programs including DIY skateboard and ramp building workshops hosted at their facility, the Launch Creative Center. The LCC also maintains an indoor skatepark, a skateboard magazine/video library, and a museum of over 150+ skateboards.
They are hosting the third annual artshow fundraiser entitled, “ALL HANDS on DECK”, on September 5th, 2014. This one-night silent auction/artshow is Launch’s main fundraiser of the year and provides the financial support necessary to continue to bring their mission to the surrounding community. The show includes original artwork & photographs as well as painted skateboards from local and nationally recognized artists. This years artists include Rich Jacobs, Chris Shary, Russ Pope, Michael Sieben, Brian Lotti, Don Pendleton, Todd Francis, Jay Croft. And there will be photos from Michael Burnett, Joe Brook, Jerry Hsu, Josh Stewart, Mikendo, French Fred, Jim Goodrich, Dave Chami, Ed Dominick, Greg Hunt, Tobin Yelland plus many more.”
Skateboard by Rich Jacobs
August 15, 2014
JWCF is putting on a video contest to fight skin cancer with John Wayne GRIT.
The prizes are Schwinn beach cruisers with the JWCF logo on them.
This is for our Block the Blaze skin cancer education program that has educated over 85,000 youth and their families, including over 28,000 jr. guards and lifeguards (the entire state of CA).
Make a 15 second video about how to play it safe in the sun and then to enter the video in our contest for a chance to win a Schwinn bicycle.
We have 5 sun safe tips: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, cover with clothing and seek shade.
Videos due by the 24th.
The videos will increase education and awareness to help save lives.
Sunburn less. Surf more.
Become a Friend of JWCF on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JohnWayneCancerFoundation
August 14, 2014
Opening Reception Friday, August 22th, 2014
7pm – 10pm
7920 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
323 654 2192
If you haven’t seen or heard anything from Neckface in the last year or so it’s because he’s been busy. Buried in the trenches and immersed in the field, the artist has been working devilishly hard on his upcoming solo show, Drinking On The Job, opening Friday August 22rd at New Image Gallery in Los Angeles. Featuring work that is born out of darkness tender only to barflies, the project is inspired by and fully consumed with the world of alcoholic hedonism through the eyes and mouth of Neckface himself.
Part artistic practice and part anthropological query, you could say that Neckface ‘went native’ in order to create this series. Working days and nights, the artist adhered to a strict creative process shrouded in the lighthearted but gloomy atmosphere akin to bars and pubs. Each piece is imagined and drafted in an impaired state, in the field, sometimes with little to no recollection of his sullied genius until the scrawled upon napkin is found the morning after. From there, the piece is refined into an exquisite form that falls somewhere between the work of Robert Crumb and a PlayBoy cartoon with the sensibility of an adult (alcoholic) version of Bart Simpson.
Vulgar in both theme and tone, this work does in fact ask ontological questions regarding bar culture. The premise of such an inquisition may seem mundane at first glance, but the comically grim one-liners of each drawing are entirely at home in the presentation. What is of paramount importance here, is that we remind ourselves how a debase arena of public life has produced a wealth of material for Neckface to draw upon; he is like a beacon in the crude barroom world. With little regard for ideals rooted in anything remotely P.C. this work asks you to suspend any serious sentiments and see the artistic validity and humor that lies somewhere near the bottom of a bottle.
“WASTE-LESS” Rise Above Plastics Art Show presented by the Surfrider Foundation Newport Beach & DAX Gallery
Rise Above Plastics Art Show presented by the Surfrider Foundation Newport Beach & DAX Gallery
Surfrider Foundation Newport Beach presents “WASTE-LESS” an art show and fundraiser, hosted by DAX Gallery on September 6, 2014. Our goal is to raise funds and awareness for Surfrider’s Rise Above Plastics Program. Their main focus is to reduce pollution by decreasing single-use plastics by advocating for policies such as the ban on plastic bags in major retail stores.
Worldwide, nearly 2 million single-use plastic bags are used each minute. Plastic bags are usually reported as the second most common type of ocean litter, after cigarette butts.
During the event, reusable tote bags will be available along with local artwork and raffle tickets for items donated by companies sponsoring the event. The group of artists showcasing, work in all different areas of art, ranging from nature photography, painting, sculpture and mixed media. These artists use a multitude of found, reused, recycled, and refurbished items to create beautiful pieces of art, while keeping the materials out of landfills. All sold work will have 50% of its proceeds donated to Rise Above Plastics, with the other 50% of proceeds going to the artist. This event is open to the public with a hosted bar and raffle tickets for prizes. Join Surfrider Foundation in protecting the coast and Rise Above Plastics!