State Press presents Skate Or Die in San Francisco!!
After an incredible opening at New Image Art Gallery in LA, Skate Or Die will be going up to SF for a second show at the Purple Skunk Boardshop.
Skate Or Die
A group show curated by Joe Kral
Opening reception: Friday, August 26th, 2005 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Show runs: August 26th - September 2nd, 2005
Purple Skunk Boardshop
5820 Geary Blvd (Between 22nd & 23rd Ave)
San Francisco, CA 94121
NOTE: The Skate Or Die online auction is now closed.
Fifty artists were invited to create original artwork on blank skateboards, the only rule being that the artwork must have a skull in it.
Featured artists (50):
Ando, Andrew Pommier, Andy Jenkins, Andy Mueller, Arlo C. Jamrog, Ben Loiz, Bob Kronbauer, Brian Barneclo, Bryan Collins, Chuck Anderson III, Craig Metzger, David Williams, Derrick Hodgson, Donald H. Pendleton, Dustin Amery Hostetler, Erik Reponen, Ferris Plock, Greg Pnut Galinsky, Harsh Patel, Ian Johnson, Jemma Hostetler (nee Gura), Jessey White-Cinis, Jimmy Walker, Joe Kral, Justin Harder, Justin Thomas Kay, Katsuo, Leri Greer, Liza Oesterle, Mark Andrew Penxa, Matt Desmond, Matt Dobson, Matt Owens, Michael Sieben, Mike Maxwell, Milano Chowkwanyun, Nate Hooper, Nate Van Dyke, Nick Pritchard, Patrick Jilbert, Patrick Phegley, Patrick Riley, Peter Reid, Porous Walker, Richard Salcido, Scott Barry, Sirron Norris, Steven Harrington, Thomas Brodahl.
All of the skateboards are up for auction and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Faribault Skatepark Association, which is in the process of building a skatepark in Joe Kral's hometown, Faribault, MN. A limited edition 32-page catalog will be available at the opening reception.
Sponsors: Adidas, Nixon Watches, Purple Skunk, State Press.
Co-sponsors: Dogtown, Z-Flex, Hessenmob, Blitz Distribution, Milk Bar (2 kegs), Volcom, Hurley, Concrete Wave Magazine, Randal Design, Sector 9, Flowlab, Sk8Trip/Abec11, St. Monica Church (parking), Cuban Council (code).
There will be a raffle on the opening night for decks, product, catalogs, etc. The will also be sushi, cold-cuts, veggie platters, sweets, beer, and bottled water.