Surf Story Volume 2

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Robb Havassy has done it again and is releasing Surf Story 2 this weekend.  It’s gonna be a massive art party if you can make it out.  I’m honored to have my art and story included in the second edition of this iconic project. You can purchase this limited edition book at www.surfstoryproject.com

Moment Surf Co. Collab

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As part of the new PNW Artist line from Moment Surf Co. in Pacific City, OR, I was asked to create something that represented a favorite moment as a surfer in the PNW.  This sealion poking it’s head out of the water is just that.  When one pops up right next to you with that classic goofy smirk, you can’t help but laugh at them.  It might be kind of a nervous laugh of relief that what popped up wasn’t one of the men in grey suits.  The Sealion graphic is available on hats, T’s, Hoodies and a tank. Grab them over at momentsurfco.com.

From the Moment blog:

“We are very proud to present our collaboration series called “From Summit to Sea”. It’s a partnership with several of our favorite Northwest Artists to celebrate the beauty of our home and the moments we enjoy here. From the peaks of the Coast Range to the rugged shoreline of the Pacific, we believe it’s like no other place on earth. It is also our opportunity to raise awareness of how what happens as far away as the mountains, eventually will end up at the ocean.”  Read More…Moment Surf Co Abel Collab, Sealion HatMoment Surf Co Abel Collab, Sealion Hoodie

2016 Stormy Weather Art Festival

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Big Group Art Show opening this Saturday, Nov 5th at Archimedes Gallery in Cannon Beach, OR. Come have a drink with me and enjoy lots of new work from Josh Keyes, David Rice, Chris Austin, Nicole Gustafsson, Ivy Jacobsen and myself. The whole town celebrates the Stormy Weather Art Festival so there’s all kinds of things to check out.

Surf’s Up Art Show July 8th

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Attention Bay area folks, I’ve got a bunch of new paintings going on display Friday, July 8th in Danville.  Should be a good show.

WHAT: “Surf’s Up” Art Exhibition featuring artists:

Erik Abel, Matt Beard, Bleen Photography, Clay Campbell, Shawn Griggs, Jeffrey Hemming, Yeshe Jackson, KTO, Llewellyn Ludlow, Kelly Mumford, Maia Negre, Jimbo Phillips, Mary Shisler, Frank Walsh, Kevin Walsh.

WHEN: July 8th – August 18th.  Opening Reception July 8, 5-7 PM with Film screenings starting at 7pm.

WHERE:

Village Theatre Art Gallery
233 Front Street
Danville, CA 94526
www.villagetheatreartgallery.com

Here’s a peek at one for the show…Erik Abel - Green Dream

Vagabonde Festival – Bordeaux, France

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I’m stoked to be included in the Vagabonde Festival for the third year in a row.  Although I won’t be able to make it in person this year, I’ll have 7 new original paintings on wood on display at the event.

WHAT: Festival Vagabonde — Surf Art and Culture Festival

WHEN: June 8-12th, 2016

WHERE: Halle Des Chartrons, Bordeaux, France

Other featured artists are:

Pauline Beugniot, Jay Alders, John Van Hamersveld, Yannick Le Toquin, Molo, Julie Merian, Xavier Menard, DebM, Bruno Lehoux, Annabelle Joussaum, Phil Totem, Wilma Johnson, Fabien Cayéré, Pascal Péris, François Lartigau, Nelly Chicheportiche, Pia Opfermann, Djef, Jacques de Kerdrel, Mathieu Hémon, July Arts

Get more info on the event website: www.festivalvagabonde.com

Life Is A Wave 2016

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Come celebrate with us a Life Is A Wave!  A fundraising event for SaveTheWaves.org.  As Artist Ambassador, this is my second year designing the event and poster artwork for LIAW.

WHAT:  Life Is A Wave, Fund-rager for Save The Waves Coalition

WHEN: Saturday, June 11th, 2016

WHERE: Mezzanine SF – San Francisco, California

Purchase tickets HERE

You can also grab 12″x18″ signed posters with event artwork in our store for only $20 right HERE

New Screen Print “Humpy”

Humpy Whale screen print by Erik Abel

Here’s our latest print. “Humpy” the Humpback Whale is an 18×24 inch, 2-color screen print on French Paper’s recycled Speckletone paper. Complete with little flecks and specks of organic goodness to bring it all down to earth. You may be saying “I see 3 colors not 2!”  Well you’re correct.  Except, that small patch of metallic isn’t screen printed, it’s hand stamped using a light golden ink that was made with real gold from Mr. T’s chains… I think.  Just a little something that adds to the value and uniqueness of this underwater beast.

And the greatest thing is, there are only 50 of these on planet earth. Signed and numbered and printed right here in Oregon by Fairweather Press.

Grab one HERE.

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Life Is A Wave / 10th Anniversary

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Stoked to be asked to create the artwork for the Life is a Wave event again this year. Big green wave, sunset over the SF skyline, celebrating the 10th Anniversay of this annual fundraising event for Save The Waves.  G Love and Special Sauce are playing this year and there is word around the campfire I may be live painting at the event (No Promises!) If you are in the SF area on June 11th, it’s sure to be a good time.  Tickets can be purchased HERE.

World Surf Reserve / Gold Coast / Australia

World Surf Reserve Gold Coast by Erik Abel

Here’s the new 12″x18″ poster I created for the World Surf Reserve – Gold Coast in Australia. Gold Coast is the 8th Reserve worldwide and was dedicated on March 8th, 2016. Posters available for $20 at SaveTheWaves.org. Or get the whole set of 5 for a discount. You purchase helps Save The Waves protect valuable coastlines and communities around the world.

Check it out HERE.