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Cowboy, Salinas, CA. 8″X 12″ mounted on wood. © Jay Watson
Surfer 16 Kappa, HI. 12″X12″ mounted on wood © Jay Watson
Above are two pieces I will be showing at Surfindian in San Diego on June 26th for the Mattson Family Art Benefit. News of the art show just got picked up by Transworld Business and Surfline. Should be a great crowd. Over 50 available pieces have been donated by dozens of artists for the auction.
With only 5 hours sleep, Jamie and I drove from San Francisco to San Diego in 10 hours on Tuesday. The hardest stretch was the first hour leaving home. Sleepy! The rest was almost easy. We stopped in Pismo Beach for coffee jammed with espresso shots, and picked up some art from Theo Hetherington at his Huntington Beach studio near midnight. We flew past all of So Cal’s beach towns as if we owed them money. I could have driven our car all the all the way to Mexico. The Beats were looking down on us and they were proud.
On Wed, we met up with surfboard shaper-artist-project manager-family man Clayfin at his home in Carlsbad and picked up one of his gems for the show. Then down to Pacific Beach to drop off all the art with Chris at Surfindian. SF could use a guy like Chris and a place like Surfindian. Gallery first then boutique surf paraphernalia second (videos, mags, books, and yes cool T shirts). Today we pick up more loot for the show and then hang it!
My wife has a new board ready at Moonlight Glassing, but we’re too busy to pick it up. Or surf it!