Last Sunday, May 1, Unsound Surf Shop held an art show and auction of artwork by local artists and photographers. The event was attended by over 300 people throughout the evening and raised about $1,600 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the Tommy Brull Foundation. Even Red Bull was in attendance to show their support.
The photographers and artists showed about 55 pieces, 33 were sold during the auction. There was a two-way tie for the highest selling piece of art, both works, one by Richard Phillips and the other by Donald Cresitello, sold for $250.
Show organizer and Unsound co-owner, Mike Nelson, said that they might make the show and auction an annual event. All in all, a great turnout to a locally-grown event.
The Tommy Brull Foundation, Inc.’s mission is to raise funds to benefit people with physical, mental and emotional disabilities in our community. Founded in 1970, JDRF is the worldwide leader for research to cure type 1 diabetes. It sets the global agenda for diabetes research, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes science worldwide. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
— Mike Caruso, the writer, is the founder of Evergreen Sessions, and bought his first board, a 6’4″ Sharp Eye at Unsound in 1999.