We’d like to welcome our newest gallery, Archimedes in Cannon Beach, Oregon. They will be displaying the first of our new Limited Edition prints on wood that have not been officially released yet. We also dropped off a ton of matted prints… a few one-of-a-kinds in the mix too. This weekend is the Stormy Weather Show for a group of Cannon Beach galleries. Hop on down there if you are in the area and check out some great art.
Awesome news… Save The Waves has made me their first “Artist Ambassador!” Super honored to be among some of the legends in our sport and be able to represent such a great org.
From Save the Waves:
Save The Waves is excited to announce a new partnership with Erik Abel as our first “Artist Ambassador.” A long time artist and surfer from Ventura, CA, you may recognize his work for Save The Waves from this past June’s Life Is A Wave event art, the Lobos Por Siempre campaign t-shirts, or his Patagonia Cause T from 2013. His focus on fundraising for ocean-related nonprofits allows him to use his creative talents to support causes he believes in and Save The Waves is proud to have his support and engagement…
So I ran a little Social Media contest over the holiday weekend asking people to post a creative pic of them with a Blue Moon beer with my label. There were some good ones but one stood out to take the cake. Thanks for your awesomeness and enthusiasm @krrnl_mustard…
Here were a few more…
WHEN: July 3-7, 2015
WHERE: Halle des Chartrons, Bordeaux, France
Super stoked to be a part of the Festival Vagabonde again this year. I won’t be there, but will have some very unique matted triangle matted prints, a few small mixed media originals and a limited run festival tshirt with my art featured.
Check out the Festival Vagabond Facebook Page for up-to-date info.
I was lucky enough to be one of the 20 artists asked to create a beer label for Blue Moon Brewing Company‘s 20th Anniversary: Rising Moon Program. The winner gets a $20,000 grant… that’s huge! I’m asking my fans, fam and friends to support my art by giving my label a “LIKE” and sharing it. >> Click HERE to go to Blue Moon’s Facebook page and like my image. << Voting will run through the end of August. In the mean time, go find the special anniversary 12 or 24 packs of Blue Moon Beer and try to find my art on a bottle!
I did a little interview over at Sole Imperial. Check it out HERE.
“Yeah the ocean is a huge influence. I get inspired by a lot of art styles like primitivism, constructivism, abstract expressionism, pop art, and mid-century modern design. I’d have to say nature is the biggest influence of all though. You won’t see anything man-made included in my art…”
OCEAN AWARENESS ART PROGRAM – EMPLOYING ART TO EDUCATE YOUTH AND FOSTER ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM
The Abel Arts Collective is partnering with environmental nonprofits Sustainable Coastlines HI and PangeaSeed to create an art & environmental curriculum for a group of local North Shore Elementary kids. Led by local art teacher Laura Couto, we will engage a group of kids in an after school group for 8 weeks, fostering activism and encouraging expression of environmental issues through a series of art-focused lessons. The culmination of the project will be an art show where the kids present their own works of art inspired by the environment. We created a workbook focusing on the issues to supplement the classes, guest speakers, and art activities.
Please join us to help raise funds to cover this project and for our nonprofit partners.
Erik Abel has also released a limited time edition canvas print of “Solar Soul” specifically to benefit this event. This 14″x14″ fine art print will be available through May 31st and can be purchased for $175 right HERE. Along with other great art from our partner artists, Colleen Wilcox and Brett Kirkpatrick.
Thanks for your support!
Leading outdoor brand REI recently contracted me to create artwork for their Santa Monica, California store. The wave and palm tree scenes were painted on plywood panels, and they also purchased one of my triangle paintings and a few 18×24 prints to add to the installation with some good looking reclaimed wood. Stop by and check it out if you’re in the area. Here’s how it turned out…
One of our favorite nonprofits, Save the Waves, asked me to create the artwork for their annual Life Is A Wave fundraiser. Save the Waves hosts this event each June to raise money for their programs, protecting surf spots and educating local communities and surfers on the social and environmental issues that effect waves and coastlines around the world.
To further our support for their programs, we’re launching a Limited Timed Edition, 18″x24″ print featuring the 2015 Life Is A Wave artwork . These are hand signed, fine art prints and will only be available in our store through June 30, 2015. 50% of sales will be donated to Save the Waves.
If your in San Francisco, make sure to check out this awesome event in person and have a chance to bid on the one-of-a-kind print on FSC-Certified wood of the 2015 Life Is A Wave artwork.