Industry News 3/20/2009

Call for Artists – Stoked Sessions LA 2009

Call for Artists – Stoked Sessions LA 2009

Stoked Mentoring recently announced a call for artists for its annual Stoked Sessions LA event.  Stoked Sessions is an art show and fundraiser for Stoked Mentoring. Stoked is looking for a variety of artists who identify with the West Coast, Southern California, or Los Angeles. Stoked is specifically looking for artists whose creative expression is inspired by surf, skate, or snow.

Deadline: April 25th, 2009
Original Work
Theme: “I 'heart' LA”
Dimensions: 10x10 inches
No restrictions on materials/media.

Stoked Sessions LA
Sat & Sun, May 2 & 3, 2009
Upper Playground, Downtown LA

All art will be priced at $75. All of the proceeds from the art show will go directly to Stoked LA. Stoked LA  believes counterculture positively affects the youth and wants to create an inclusive and accessible opportunity where everyone benefits!

To participate contact Phoebe Brauer at 310-254-5429 or phoebe @ stoked.org

Additional Information on Stoked Sessions LA & NYC:
Stoked Sessions is an art auction and fundraiser for Stoked Mentoring that takes places in both New York City and Los Angeles. Stoked teams up with the best artists in action sports, street and fine art to produce original pieces and 100% of the sales proceeds benefit Stoked Mentoring.

Stoked Sessions LA 2009: “I LA”
This year, Stoked Sessions LA will feature original art that will be on display for two days: the Opening Reception on Saturday and the Day Sale on Sunday. “I LA” Opening Reception will be a bidding bash of art, music, and party-time! The Day Sale will be a casual, family-friendly workshop, “Make Art With The Artists.”

The Artists:
Stoked Sessions invites over 300 artists based on the West Coast to submit original pieces.  Artists are welcome as individuals or part of a studio or group.

The Art:
Orignal Work. Dimensions: 10”x10”. Variety of mediums and materials. All artwork will be priced at $75.

The Venue: http://www.upperplayground.com
Upper Playground, the pioneering streetwear company that has grown into an international lifestyle brand, has a string of boutiques and gallery space on the edge of Skid Row. The event will take place in Downtown Los Angeles, close to the community served by Stoked LA.

Press:
Stoked events have been covered by Juxtapoze, Fuel TV, Transworld, ESPN, Daily News, Us Weekly, and many more!

Goals for Stoked Sessions:
Raise awareness of action sports and mentoring, give exposure to artists, create a community around creative expression, take pride in the city of LA, raise money for Stoked LA programs, build successful partnerships.

About Stoked: http://www.stoked.org
Stoked Mentoring is a non-profit organization for at-risk youth with the mission of developing Successful Teens with Opportunity, Knowledge, Experience, and Determination through the use of action sports, mentoring, and coaching.