Back in the day at Quiksilver, Cheyne Austin and I put together an art show to help raise money for surfrider foundation. . .
It was a huge turnout and a great success for the Surf vs. Skate show which featured many artists from within the Quiksilver and Roxy family. Jack, and his wife Mary Beth, from Rhino Art helped facilitate the show at Gallery 97, which is located behind their art store in Encinitas, California. Utilizing Quiksilver’s sponsorship of the event helped bring great exposure to the gallery and the featured artists alike. The underlying focus of the event was not only to highlight some of these talented artists, but was to raise money for Stoked Mentoring. Stoked has dedicated their time and effort in helping “develop successful teens with opportunity, knowledge, experience, and determination through action sports and mentoring”. These kids, who are typically underprivileged and at risk of the negative influences in their environment, are enrolled in a one year program giving life skills necessary to become successful adults. Proceeds from the Surf vs. Skate show are being donated to the foundation to help continue their support. Huge thanks go out to the owners of Rhino Art, who are donating their entire share of profits to Stoked Mentoring. Thanks to all of the artists in the event who are donating anywhere from 10% to 100% of their sales to the foundation. Thanks to Primo, who donated 250 bottles of their premium beer to the show. Thanks to all of the people who volunteered their time to help set up and work the show, which helped ensure the success we encountered. And last, but not least, thank you to Quiksilver who was the main sponsor of the show. Surf vs. Skate will remain open for another 3 weeks, and with the continued support of Rhino Art, we are hoping to raise the maximum amount of profits to donate to this great cause. More information can be obtained by visiting the following websites: