Boarded Up 3 - The Art of Skateboarding

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Boarded Up 3 - The Art of Skateboarding

Time: August 21, 2014 at 6pm to September 13, 2014 at 6pm
Location: CityArts Factory & NV Art Bar
Street: 29 S.Orange Ave. & 27 E. Pine St.
City/Town: Orlando, Florida 32801
Event Type: group, art, exhibit
Organized By: Tre Harris - Tr3
Latest Activity: Jul 13, 2015

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Event Description

This is the third installment of the skateboard art showing presented by Tre Harris, a Local Arts promoter and arts advocate, A few of the artist in it so far are Alberto Quintero, Janae Corrado, Joshua Gregg, and many others. The first event was in "The Milk District in 2011", The second in The Downtown Arts District. 2014 it returns back to The Downtown Arts District and will be held at City Arts Factory in the Kiene Quigley Gallery and NV Art Bar.

It was the art and graphics that decorated the actual decks of the skateboards. In an effort to set their brands apart, skateboard manufacturers started adding graphics to their decks in the 70s. These early graphics were usually simple brand logos or line work, but quickly evolved to mimic the vintage tattoo style of surf art, and eventually became a full on renaissance of art and graphic design.

Skateboarding art really exploded in the 80s and 90s. From the early days of rudimentary graphics, skateboard art had evolved to include: classic artwork reproductions, wildly creative original art, satirical takes on pop art and advertising, propaganda and political art, iconic comic book art, rifts on the graphics of other skateboard company’s logos and art, all the way up to photo realism. This might not sound significant by today’s standards, but remember, all this art was being created before most people owned computers or programs like Photoshop. This art was being created, screened, and distributed almost completely independently using old school methods. This did not stop the work from constantly evolving. New designs were created at a prodigious pace. You can see the early roots of various contemporary art aesthetics just by looking at skateboard graphics from this period.

Representation of wakeboards, snowboards and surfboards are expected to be in the exhibit as well.

Q/A's contact Tre at or Brad Biggs at

Artists Looking to be in the show?
Click on the link and Please Read the info on the invite page to submit your art

 $5 donation is suggested at either location

Opening Reception from 6p til 10p August 21st
Show Ends September 13th

CityArts Factory business hrs Tue - Sat 11a til 6
NV Art Bar business hrs Tue - Sun 8p til 2a

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Art in photo credit:

LC Valentin Photography
Chris Redmon's Photography
UniquelySprung ArtStudio
Ehm Aye Why
Jon Glassman Gardner -Artist Page
Jim Carchidi
Rebecca Rose
Tiffany Beasi Art

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