On Friday, May 9th, 2014 the Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter hosted the sold out 14th Annual Art Gala at Paradise Point Resort & Spa. The event featured live and silent auctions of artwork, vacation and spa packages, surf gear, and other luxury items. There was also an interactive art project and live art installations from Wade Koniakowsky, Sean Dietrich, and Rodney Rodrigo Mccoubrey with music from San Diego musicians Tristan Prettyman and Paul Cannon. Tickets included entrance to the event, food from Paradise Point and Jimbo’s…Naturally, beer from Stone Brewing Co. and wine from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly.
Confirmed artists included Amber Irwin, Ana Phelps, Andy Cook, Andy Davis, Angela Jackson, Barbara Davies, Bryan Helfand, Brian Siebert, Chris Wilson, Christe Miller, Christopher Holtwick, Cong Nguyen, Cory Schnitzer, Dale Shimato, Dennis Del Ray, Domenique Grillo, Drako, Eamon Harrington, Elisabeth Sullivan, Elise Nicole, Elizabeth Zaikowski, Elliott Little, Gary Erbeck, Grant Pecoff, Heather Brown, Ingrid Andresen Lindfors, Jack Stricker, Jackson Finn, James Hubbell, James Mangano, Jason Samarin, Jennifer Belote, Joe Vickers, John Corning, John Culqui, Josh Whalen, Julie Goldstein, Kim Kurch, Kelly Cook, Khryztof, Laura Fogg, Laurie Rothrock, Lorrie Blackard, Maia Negre, Maia Walczak, Mariah Cochrane, Michael Slattery, Mike Field, Nathan Gibbs, Nicky Alice, Nicole Boramanand, Nikki Gagliardo, Pamela Knudsen, Patricia Erlers, Pearl Preis, Rich Morrison, Rick Erkneff, Rob Machado, Rob Havassy, Rodney Rodrigo Mccoubrey, Roy Kerckhoffs, Sean Davey, Sean Dietrich, Sean Ruttkay, Skye Walker, Steven Valiere, Sunshine Johnson, Susan Wickstrand, Thayne Yungman, Thomas Ackerman, Tim Bessell, Udo Wahn, Wade Koniakowsky, and Wyland. For a sample of some of the items that were up for bid, check out the Art Gala blog.
SAVE THE DATE for the 15th Annual Art Gala on Friday, May 8th, 2015.
If you’d like to stay at Paradise Point, they are offering a special rate of $155 for the night. Book through this link or enter “SURFRIDER2015″ under the Group Code to receive the special rate.
If you’re interested in donating to this event, or have questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.