Patagonia Cardiff Board Swap

26 04 2012

Patagonia Cardiff is hosting a board swap on Saturday, May 5th, at 9 am. It’s open to the public and features some great deals on used surfboards. Sellers, contact the store to sign up. Buyers or browsers, just show up with your wallets! I provided the image for this promo and am always stoked to be involved with the community and a company like Patagonia.


Julie Goldstein, Artist

4 01 2011

Formerly of New York, artist Julie Goldstein, makes her home in Cardiff by the Sea, California where she takes inspiration from the ocean and her life experiences. Her work is characterized by a physical, almost masculine, dynamic in terms of materials and process, yet remains uniquely feminine in it’s subjects, colors, and aesthetic. This wonderful contradiction collides with her narratives, which are  infused by a colorful cast of characters such as heroines and villains, teamriders on surfboards, and pirates on the high seas. She has exhibited globally and her most recent show is on display at the Pacific Surf Gallery in Cardiff. Check out Julie’s work, where adventurous heroines swim and play in the sea while others escape on motorbikes…

new batch of prints line drying


Julie at her Cardiff by the Sea studio

freshly inked woodcut

le femme

smaller works for "sea songs" show

color palette


rollers and paint

studio still life with knife

fresh paint

section of studio wall

The Shark eats the Kook

6 09 2010

“Surfer Statue Stokes Gnarly Controversy in California” this according to the Wall St Journal… Who would have thought a scrappy little piece of bronze bearing the likeness of a novice surfer atop a cresting breaker would garner this much attention. The “Cardiff Kook” came upon the city of Encinitas only to be scrutinized by the very culture it was supposed to represent… imagine that… As a result, the cardiff kook has been dressed up and adorned with a variety of satirical costumes from local guerilla artists and creatives in their efforts to make light of the situation. Professor Knestor Jackdaws offers his synopsis and critique for those of you so inclined…

the shark eats the kook

big news... small town

public discourse

surf like a kook and get no luv...