Sea No Evil Art Benefit 2008
July 12, 2008
Art Benefit Raises More Than $50,000
Report by Erin Swinfard, Sea No Evil event organizer
On Saturday, July 12th, the 2nd Annual Sea No Evil Art Benefit, an art show dedicated to supporting the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, raised more then $50,000 - all of which will go to saving the beautiful creatures of the ocean.
Over 1500 people converged upon the prestigious Riverside Art Museum in the historical downtown area of Riverside, and took over the entire facility's three floors in support of the art show. Matt Costa - former pro-skateboarder and musician on surfer Jack Johnson's label - entertained the crowd, while Shepherd Fairey was in house, spinning records and signing his one of a kind wood prints donated to the show.
Through the diversity of the art and art lovers, over 90% of the art donated was sold on the night of the show. Many of the art pieces from local and international artists were collected through supporters RVCA Clothing, ANP Quarterly and To Die For Clothing.
Captain Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, was on hand and gave a passionate talk on the current status of global oceanic conservation.
For further information and your chance to place a bid on remaining art for sale and / or to purchase the official show T-Shirt go to www.SeaShepherdArtShow.com
Sea No Evil banner out front of the event
Matt Costa performs at the event
Event Co-organizer, Zoli Teglas MC's the event
A variety of beautiful artwork on display at the event'
The audience listens intently as Captain Paul Watson gives his speech
Captain Watson gives an inspired speech
Captain Watson, musician Matt Costa, and Event co-organizer Erin Swinfard
Crew member Peter Hammarstedt works the Sea Shepherd table