Wednesday, June 2, 2010

International Surfring Day 2010; Art Auction at Rincon of the Seas

Sunday June 20th at 6 pm

On Sunday June 20th 2010 the chapter of the Surfrider Foundation in Rincon will be holding a fundraising event as part of the world wide celebration of 'International Surfing Day.' This global celebration was established by the Surfrider Foundation and other partners over 6 years ago. Last year was the most successful year yet with over 105 ISD events held at locations around the world. Once again, SURFING Magazine will be working with the Surfrider Foundation and other partners to use this day to help raise awareness about beach and coastal environmental issues. Our chapter will be participating by holding an art auction titled 'Raising Awareness with Art' celebrating the sport of surfing and the natural world.

The auction will feature the works of local, regional, and internationally renowned artists such as Kurt Ziegler, Steve Fitzpatrick, Rachel Tanner, Helen Clymer, Roberto Ortiz, Aaron Terry and more. In addition to the art auction we will be holding raffles, showing a slideshow looking back on the past surfing season, enjoying food and wine, and music. The entrance fee is $10 at the door and the event begins at 6 pm. The event will be held at the Rincon of the Seas Grand Caribbean Hotel in the Ballroom.

Be sure to check back for more updates and the event program.


Raffle Items! 

Restaurants - Rincon of the Seas "Dinner Under the Stars," One Ten Thai, Cosina Creativa, The Rum Shack, The English Rose, Rock Bottom at the Casa Verde, Tickets to the Festival Gastronomico, and more!


A ride for two with Tropical Trial Rides in Isabela.  For information about Tropical Trail Rides click here.


An evening cruise for group of 6 in Ponce Bay aboard a vessel in Nautifull's fleet.  For more information about the Nautifull experience click here.  To read more about Nautifull Click here.


Ride in style with the crew from Taino divers to Isla Desecheo.  We will be raffling off a snorkel trip good for a trip to Isla Desecheo.


Win a two hour lesson with the crew from Surf 787 Surf school.  Click here to read more about what Surf 787 has to offer!


Win a Nixon watch donated from El Rincon Surf Shop in Aquadilla! Click here to check out this epic surf shop! 

Featured Artists and their contributions:

Steve Fitzpatrick will be contributing 2 prints of his images sizes = 20x24 and 16x20.  But, hiand more (sizes = 16 x 20 signed)! We are pleased to have Surf Caribe is a sponsor of this event. Visit their site by clicking here. Another highlight of the evening will be a entertaining slideshow of titled "Surf Caribe Presents: A Selection of images by Steve Fitzpatrick from the 2009/2010 Puerto Rico winter surf season."

Kurt Ziegler originals "Houses" and "Way Fish" acrylic on canvas along with many signed prints.

A contribution from Roberto Ortiz the owner of Secret Garden Art Gallery in Rincon, PR, titled "Nautilus Complex" a mono-print retouched with paint.

Art work by Aaron Terry. Check out more of Aaron's work by visiting his site by clicking here.

Rachel Tanner is contributing 2 large framed prints and many smaller prints.



Helen Clymer "Pools beach" Image unavailable, however her work is epic...see below.


Bruce Burt "Sea Fan" Medium Acrylic 9 x 12"


Russel Crotty "Grey Bluffs" Visit his site by clicking here.


In addition, amateurs will be contributing pieces to the event

Like a glicee (30 x 30) of a Hawskbill sea turtle swooping over the reef in Reserva Marina Tres Palmas (W.Merten)

Come help support the local chapter of the Surfrider Foundation expand its water quality monitoring program, beach and reef restoration programs, coastal reforestation program and other chapter related efforts such as outreach and education for the 2010/2011 season!

Click here to view the press release.

Surfrider Rincon

Water Quality Monitoring Rincon

posted by Wessley Merten