Tuesday, November 3, 2009

STOKED Awards : In the making

Abztract tries to give back to the community whenever we can and however we can.
For the past four years, we have donated original skateboard art to Life Rolls On Foundation and Stoked Mentoring including having some of our featured artists donate this year to LRO (including work by Veng, Billi Kid, ChrisRWK and Shai Dahan).

This year, Stoked is having their STOKED AWARDS, giving awards to those who have given above and beyond to their charity and who have made a notable contribution to their cause of helping teens stay off the streets through action sports like skateboarding and surfing.

Abztract is currently in the process of producing the custom hand painted awards that will be given out to the recipients at this years award show.
Below are some images of Jacob Dahan, an amazing craftsman who was kind enough to donate his time and talent to shaping miniature surfboards out of wood. The boards will then be shipped to the Abztract NYC art studio where his son, Shai Dahan will be hand painting each of the boards. We will bring photos of the process Shai is taking to paint them as well as final images when they are completed and post them here exclusively next week.

The awards are on Nov. 12th and you can get tix to the event here: TICKETS & INFO