Monday, June 15, 2009





PS Zask Gallery presents:

 ART OF THE SURF 

Art Exhibition and Benefit to Surfrider Foundation

 Opening Reception:  Saturday, June 20 from 7:00 – 11:00 pm

Show runs June 20 – July 25

 SILENT AUCTION to benefit Surfrider Foundation 100%

 LIVE MUSIC by  Jamison Morris and Alicia Murphy

 Over 35 different artist and surfers showing their work in all media.

Scott Aicher, Rikki Alley, Tim Ashley, Denny Bales, John Brunnick, Ercilia Campos, Ron Croci, Zen Del Rio,  John DeTemple, Sammie Dizenfeld , Michelle Enus, Phyllis Ferrara, Vania Francesca, Damian Fulton, Tyler Haft, Robi Hutas, Brendan Karg, Kenneth Kearney, Elena Lacey, Beth Levy, Ron Libbrecht, Jeff Matsuno, Joseph McDonough, Sorin Michalski, John David Milam, Steve Nasker, Raymond Padoris, Kathy Patman, Charles Perera, John Post, Jon Reichardt Michael Rothman, Steve Shriver, Sara Sivert Zask, Richard Stevens, Fred Straeter III, Mike  Thorne, Tiffany Todo, Melody Topping...

 

Surfing is probably the ultimate artistic expression: total physical, mental, and spiritual involvement in a single brushstroke of time and space. It begs the question: why attempt to encapsulate it within the static structure of art? A bit like advertising for a religion; if it’s that great, it shouldn’t need anything more. One response would be that, like meditation, it often occurs in a dream like consciousness, with a frustratingly evanescent fragility to the memories it leaves in its wake, thus a picture can aid to reawaken and savor the moment passed. The attempt to place a palpable form on the inherently liquid nature of the experience stirs the spirit via the physical comprehension of space.  Also, as surfing frequently requires fear to be set aside, the image can serve to feed the passion, the “stoke”, needed to overcome that hesitation, as well as being the nexus for a shared recognition by those who know and intrigue for those as yet unfamiliar.

          Steve Shriver 6 / 09

 

Surfrider Foundation

 

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education.

 The core activities and campaigns that the Surfrider Foundation uses to protect our oceans, waves and beaches fall into the categories of Clean Water, Beach Access, Beach Preservation and Protecting Special Places.



Sunday, May 24, 2009



A couple more....



Thursday, May 21, 2009

Here's a smattering of paintings that I have been working on over the past year or so.













This one is white pencil on Black Canson Paper. 


Here's a series of paintings that I recently finished for my nephew, Mateo. Day of the Dead surfers!!




New painting I am working on called "Indicator". 












Tuesday, October 16, 2007

I'm working on a bunch of new pieces. Here's one called Tres Olas.....

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

These are a few of the T-Shirt designs that I produced for Cheka Looka Surf Shop in Seattle. I should have a link soon so you can purchase one for your very own!!










Monday, March 05, 2007


This is a painting that I did for Charlotte for her birthday....It's called Eden for the roses that inspired the painting are called Eden Roses.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Here's a painting that I did for my Man Steve Florian...my first commisioned piece....he said paint it or die! "Sun Ocean Flo".