Surf Craft: Benefit & Auction for Waves for Water, July 17 @ Chandran Gallery, SF (Online Auction Live Now!)

Jul 17, 2015Chandran Gallery, San Francisco

On July 17, 2015, Juxtapoz once again teams up with UNIV, T.F.R. Gallery and Chandran Gallery for the second in what will become an annual Surf Craft benefit auction, held at Chandran Gallery in San Francisco. This year, we invited artists Chris Johanson, Dan Witz, Swoon, Logan Hicks, Grotesk, Mary Iverson, Brett Amory, Alicia McCarthy, WEST, Zio Ziegler, Kevin E. Taylor, David Arquette, Daryll Peirce, Beau Stanton and Ty WIlliams to contribute original work on surfboards to be exhibited at the gallery with a live auction on Paddle8 in conjunction with the show. The online auction on Paddle8 will run from Wednesday, July 15—29, 2015.

Bid now here!!!!

The special one-night exhibition will be at Chandran Gallery at 459 Geary Street in San Francisco on Friday, July 17 from 7—9:30pm, with a pop-up surf space with Sunset Shapers, a special water filtration demonstration with Waves For Water's Jack Rose, and music by Andy Cabic of Vetiver.

The auction is now live at paddle8.com/auction/wavesforwater

(Logan Hicks)

Around the world, water has become the issue. Shortages, contamination, droughts and ownership are all topics we have read about over the past few months, and it is only going to become more complicated. After a catastrophic super typhoon ravaged parts of the Philippines in December 2013, Waves For Water, a non-profit organization founded by pro surfer Jon Rose, was actively bringing portable water filters to provide clean water for areas of the country in desperate need. The efforts led Juxtapoz and friends UNIV Surf Shop and Chandran Gallery to create a benefit auction to raise money and awareness for Waves For Water, inviting artists like RETNA, Cleon Peterson, Geoff McFetridge, Monica Canilao and others to create original artwork on surfboards to activate the art community. We are lucky to work with a great community of artists and creatives to present projects that promote awareness and action for positive, ongoing initiatives such as this.

Stay tuned at Juxtapoz.com for auction and benefit exhibition information. For more information about Waves 4 Water, visit wavesforwater.org