ROCKAWAY TO BK TO LA: ARTISTS AND
SURFERS FOR SANDY RELIEF
BENEFIT AUCTION WITH PADDLE8
NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES
INTRODUCING NEW SBFA ARTISTS FROM MADRID
CARLA ANDRADE AND BOA MISTURA
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
SBFA would like to thank you for your patronage and support this past year.
We wish you a wonderful New Year and look forward to working with you in 2013!
ROCKAWAY TO BK TO L.A.: ARTISTS AND SURFERS FOR SANDY RELIEF
BENEFIT AUCTION WITH PADDLE8 ONLINE
AND WITH LIVE EVENTS AT
HAMBURG KENNEDY, NEW YORK
THE WAREHOUSE PROJECT, LOS ANGELES
SAVE THE DATES:
NYC MARCH 14 and LA MARCH 21, 2013
This month SBFA is pleased to announce our participation in ROCKAWAY TO BK TO LA: ARTISTS AND SURFERS FOR SANDY RELIEF. This community-based, grass roots organization was initiated in 2012 in Rockaway, Queens, one of New York City's outlying, lower income communities, and a major haven for surfers and artists who live there, work there and surf there. The aim of the project is to raise funds for the rebuilding of this hard-hit coastal community following Hurricane Sandy. Since Super Storm Sandy struck, the areas of New York, New Jersey, Brooklyn and Queens have suffered massive devastation.
While in other areas of the city, things seem to be back to normal, places like Rockaway, Queens are still trying to deal with the vast scope of Sandy's destruction. Lives have been lost, homes destroyed and businesses wiped out. Approximately 40,000 New Yorkers have been left homeless as a result of Sandy. The families most affected are some of this country's most vulnerable. Far too many residents of these areas are still struggling to rebuild their lives with limited public assistance. Reports coming out of New York's storm-struck Rockaway Peninsula have emphasized the lack of power in public housing blocks, the cold, the absence of food and supplies and the seeming neglect by FEMA and Red Cross relief efforts. Amid worsening weather conditions it is imperative that we provide further assistance to the most vulnerable victims of the storm.
For this reason, artists and surfers from Rockaway, Queens to Red Hook, Brooklyn and further a field in Los Angeles have come together with the goal of raising money to help rebuild this vital shoreline community through the donation of artworks. The organization will host two major benefit auctions, at Hamburg Kennedy Photographs in New York City on March 14th and at in Los Angeles on March 21st, during the Venice Art Crawl.
ROCKAWAY TO BK TO LA: ARTISTS AND SURFERS FOR SANDY RELIEF is a community-based, grass roots project initiated in Rockaway, Queens, established to raise funds for the rebuilding of Rockaway Post-Hurricane Sandy. All proceeds will go to the ROBINHOOD SANDY RELIEF FUND and the GREYBEARDS.
Online bidding closes March 14th at 3pm EST where bids will transfer to the live event that evening at Hamburg Kennedy Photographs in New York City.
Online bidding closes March 21st at 3pm EST where bids will transfer to the live event that evening at the WATERHOUSE PROJECT at 2545 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA 90201.
ROCKAWAY TO BK TO LA has partnered with Paddle8 to host our auctions live online for a two week period. Please see our dedicated pages on Paddle8 site for the New York Auction here and our Los Angeles auction here. For those where those who cannot attend our events in person YOU can bid on all artworks online for a limited time only. You will also be able to preview the works at and with our media sponsor www.editionedart.com.
Artists, galleries and dealers are invited to participate by donating artworks for auction and we invite everyone else to support this cause by bidding online and attending our upcoming auctions in NYC and Los Angeles. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
BENEFIT AUCTION NEW YORK CITY
HAMBURG KENNEDY PHOTOGRAPHS
514 WEST 25th STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10001
6-9PM, THURSDAY, MARCH 14TH, 2013
BENEFIT AUCTION LOS ANGELES
2545 LINCOLN BLVD. VENICE,
6-9PM, THURSDAY, MARCH 21ST, 2013
INTRODUCING NEW SBFA ARTISTS FROM MADRID
CARLA ANDRADE & BOA MISTURA
Boa Mitsura in their Studio, Madrid
Order is Intangible, Madrid
SBFA is pleased to announce the addition of two new artists to our online gallery, photographer CARLA ANDRADE and the artist collective BOA MISTURA, both from Madrid. Boa Mistura, which means "good mixture," in Portuguese, refers to the diversity of perspectives of each member of this collective whose slogan is "Cinco cabezas, diez manos, un solo corazón." The collective is composed of an Architect, a Civil Engineer, an Advertising and Public Relations grad, and two Fine Artists. This young group does not just "tag" their local neighborhoods; rather, they have created socially engaged street art projects across the globe - in South Africa, Norway, Berlin, and Río de Janeiro that interact directly with the community. They recently collaborated with the architecture firm Ecosistema Urbano to intervene in the Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale and have also taken part in exhibitions at the Museo Reina Sofía and Casa Encendida. The group works in various fields: from the latest trends in graffiti and street murals, to illustration, graphic design, studio painting and collaborations with interior designers and architects. Their multidisciplinary works represent a mix of perspectives which complement, influence and inform one another, effectively creating something novel and socially relevant within public space. They have taken part in exhibitions at the Reina Sofía Museum, Casa Encendida in Madrid, and the DA2 Museum in Salamanca, and have collaborated with foundations such as ONCE (Spanish national organization for the blind), Oxfam and Antonio Gala. They have also given lectures at universities in Madrid, Seville and Alcalá de Henares, as well as created projects for brands such as Google, Microsoft, Sony Music and Adidas and in 2010 they won a Latin Grammy nomination for best cover design.
BOA MISUTRA are:
Javier Serrano Guerra, "Pahg," an architect from ETSAG in Madrid who specialized in landscape design at the IUAV in Venice.
Juan Jaume Fernández, "Derko," who graduated in Fine Art, specializing in photography and video, from the University of the Arts in Berlin.
Pablo Ferreiro Mederos, "Arkoh," who graduated in Fine Art, specializing in graphic design, from the TAIK University of Art and Design in Helsinki.
Pablo Purón Carrillo, "Purone," an illustrator who graduated in Advertising and Public Relations from the URJ (Universidad Rey Juán Carlos), in Madrid.
Rubén Martín de Lucas, "rDick," Civil Engineer from the UPM (Technical University of Madrid).
Carla Andrade, Paisaxe Suspendida, Negativo, 35 mm, 2011-2012