Join Local and International Artist as well as Local Rockers DARKHORSE SALOON Friday November 28th for the first annual Tropical Distractions art show at Nippers Beach Grille. Tropical Distractions will celebrate and strengthen the local community by donating all proceeds from our Silent Auction to the Mission House Compassion by the Sea in Jacksonville Beach. Our Silent Auction will feature a ton of Art from our contributing artists like Volcom’s own Jamie Browne, The Volcom Art Loft, Beth Haizlip, Chris Maslow, Clay Misner, Nico Suave, and photographers Jack Bates and Patrick Ruddy. Along with featured rad items from our sponsors like: Volcom, Electric Visual, Kicker Audio, Vestal, Nixon, Cycle Spectrum, Sunrise Surf Shop and much more. Sweetwater Brewing Co. will have a host of drink specials, and raffle opportunities so keep a lookout for your favorite Brew!
About The Mission House…
The Mission house was created, and is the only day facility to help meet the needs of the homeless adults at the beaches through compassion, faith and programs designed to provide assistance at an individual level. Today, our number one goal is to assist homeless people off the streets of the Beach and back to productive and self-sufficient lives. Clients who eat and shower at Mission House for at least a week must meet with our case manager. This is the only way that we can learn how they arrived at this point in their lives. Each case is as unique as the person themselves. The face of homelessness has changed dramatically over the years. Due to economic conditions, family background and life situations each one of our clients has faced a trial in their life that they may not have expected. We are here to assist them in planning a way back to an independent and positive way of life.
About Paint It Local…
The idea of Paint it Local was created during a fall internship with Volcom East. The issues of poverty, hardship, and economic downturn developed this quest of event promotion for bettering all communities at their core. Paint it Local connects local and international artists, local musicians, and the local community in an effort to help out the less fortunate. These art and music events celebrate the communities’ strength, and aspire growth in a bottom up manner.
About Tropical Distractions…
Tropical Distractions creates a platform for flourishing artists and photographers in the local community to build upon current success and blossom future artistic opportunities; Brings awareness to the less fortunate individuals here at the Beaches; Collaborates with people of the local community in our efforts to strengthen the Beaches at the core.
Executive Director at the Mission House Lori Delgado Anderson said:
“We are so grateful to Paint it Local and Volcom for having this incredible event to benefit Mission House. We are proudly supported by our community. It’s events like this and the people who support them that make us proud to be a part of the Beaches Community. So many people that the Mission House serves will benefit from Tropical Distractions.”
The Give Back…
The festivities of Tropical Distractions at Nippers Beach Grille is an action packed night for friends and families of all ages, but the main objective is to give back to the Beaches through Mission House Compassion by the Sea. The way Tropical Distractions will raise money is through a silent auction and raffle featuring items from our participating sponsors. The silent auction items include: Volcom Gift pack (prohibit canvas backpack, 2015 Volcom Pipe Pro board shorts and tee, and a True to This movie box set), Nixon leather package (premium leather wallet, belt, green / heather gray 210 fitted), Vestal ZR2 gold men’s watch, 5 pairs of Vestal Republic Sunglasses, Kicker Audio Bluetooth home amphitheater system made for IPhone, IPad, and IPod, Kicker Audio KPw portable wireless speaker, Collin Provost signed signature Toy Machine model skate deck, and many more not listed.
Jamie Browne – is an artist from Sydney Australia, Jamie is fueled by his love for Rock ’n’ Roll and skateboarding and frequently partakes in both as well as a few cheeky beverages. Even from school his college days studying graphic arts, Jamie was always the dude in the back of the room filling his books with drawings of skulls, grotesque hands and other crazy stuff much to the dismay of his teachers but to the delight of his classmates. These days you’ll find Jamie working away in the dark depths of the VOLCOM art department drawing till his hand seizes up and his eye balls melt in his skull. Jamie will have his art displayed and on sale at this event.
Chis Maslow – Maslow is a Miami-based fine artist whose creative practice centers primarily around painting and sculpture. A former Los Angeles resident, Maslow graduated in 2003 from The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising with a degree in product development. He quickly grew into a notable clothing designer and produced for multiple labels in Southern California. A few years into his career as a fashion designer, Maslow found himself gravitating towards street art. Subsequently, after many years of experimentation with multi-media, Maslow realized a greater calling to fine art. Since his transition onto canvas, Maslow has shown artwork in galleries across the United States and has experienced equal success in curation as well. Maslow has been a resident artist at Viophilia since November 2013, and simultaneously runs a studio-gallery in his hometown of Melbourne, Florida.
@Christophermaslow // www.christophermaslow.com
Clay Misner – is 27 year old surfer, skater and aspiring artist. He graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor in Fine Art. Clay was born and raised in Melbourne Florida, but now resides in Jacksonville Beach Florida. Clay specializes in mixed media, pop art, and illustrations. Clay has worked with numerous local clothing companies like Salt Life and Strata Clothing.
@Claymisnerart // www.claymisnerart.com/?ref=nf#!2012
Beth Haizlip – Encouraged by my parents to draw, paint, and appreciate art at a very young age
I knew I was destined to become an artist. I was born in Charleston, South Carolina and graduated from Florida Southern College in l980 with a Bachelor of Art Degree. I married my high school sweetheart, a navy pilot, and had an adventurous life living in California, Hawaii, Texas and Florida. In 1990 my family settled in Orange Park, Florida. I became an active member of The Florida Watercolor Society, The Jacksonville Watercolor Society, The St. Augustine Art Association, The Clay County Art Enrichment program for children, and The Art Guild of Orange Park (www.artguildoforangepark.com) where I served as president for two years and for whom I am currently publicity chairman. My paintings range from florals, tropical scenes and landscapes to still lifes and portraiture. I truly love it all! The more I paint, the bolder I become with my color, design and composition. Art appreciation and consistent painting habits are both an on-going learning process. I have gone to many workshops and classes, but I must credit a local artist and teacher, Gloria Travassos, for many of my accomplishments as an artist. She has taught me the importance of having good reference material, value sketches, strong compositions, and patience for creating a successful painting. Beth has taken numerous art workshops with artists Mary Whyte, Pat Weaver, Arne Westerman, Alex Powers, Betsy Dillard Stroud, Don Andrews, Morgan Samuel Price, Gerald Brommer and Mary Ann Beckwith.
Nicole Holderbaum aka Nico Suave – is like nothing you’ve ever seen and no one you’ve ever met. Florida born and raised, Nico collaborates with local Strata Clothing. She is an avid surfer, artist, and world traveler. Nico says “Live and love fearlessly.”
@Nicosuavalicious // http://nicosuaveart.tumblr.com/
Jack Bates- The thing I love most about photography, is you can stop a moment in time before it’s gone forever. Born and raised in Jupiter, Florida I made photography my career when I graduated from University of North Florida. I have had the opportunity to work for many businesses and photograph some beautiful weddings. Wedding photojournalism is key. The day needs to be documented properly so that years down the road we can look back and relive the moments through photographs. When it comes to documenting a special day, I have to be precise, paying close attention to my surroundings and interactions. My second main line of business would be marketing photography. Marketing photography to me is essentially great photographs that represent what that particular company does and offers. Most of the time, a business will reach out to me when they are either creating a new website or revamping their old one.
@Jackbatesphotography // www.jackbatesphotography.com
Patrick Ruddy- Patrick is based on the east coast of Florida. He studied at the University of Central Florida, and is currently the photo editor for Fluid Magazine. His work has appeared in various newspapers and magazines around the world, including the New York Times, Surfing, Transworld, Maxim, The Surfer’s Journal, PDN, and more commercial clients including Volcom, Hurley, SPY, Kicker Audio, Sector Nine, DaKine, O’Neill, Arnette, Rusty, and more. He lives in New Symrna Beach, Florida, close to family, friends, and his dog Jazz.
@Ruddyphoto // www.ruddyphoto.com
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