I’m super stoked and honored to be a part of the latest We Are The Contributors benefit.  This year, instead of bidding on art that’s already been created, you will be able to “purchase the artist’s time” so they can turn a blank maple skateboard into a custom piece of art, which, in my opinion, is a pretty cool idea. There are some pretty amazing artists in the line-up, and, at $150 per custom board, it’s definitely a steal.  But you only have until August 15 to place you order, and I know there’s a limit on how many people can buy time from each artist, so don’t sleep on this one. Plus money raised from the event will go toward providing skateboards to at-risk youth who can’t afford them in Canada, so you can feel good about that as well and earn some bonus karma points. Check out all the participating artists here. Special thanks to society6, clubmumble and all the curators for having me involved.  Get the full scoop and artist list below:

We’ve teamed up with Society6 and Club Mumble to curate our second art show in support of
Contributor. Building on the success of last year’s group show, “One Way Or Another” plays upon the personal nature of a skateboard. Things like how you grip your board, how loose your trucks are, and heck, how you know that the size of your wheels down to the slightest of millimeters will
make the hugest difference. In the end, this little wooden toy seems to be made just for you.

Combining an open call at Society6 and a group of specially invited guests (curated by Andy Jenkins, Bob Kronbauer, Sandro Grison, Justin Cooper, Mike Giles & Annie Lam), we have selected over 40 artists/collectives from around the world to create original artwork on full-size blank maple decks. These specially made boards will be sold at our online shop, with all the proceeds going directly back to getting skateboards to kids across Canada.

What makes this project unique is that rather than people buying a already finished piece of artwork, their purchase will commission an artist/studio to make a board especially for them, so when it arrives, it’s an awesome surprise – kind of like a familiar chocolate with a hidden tasty centre!

To see full listing of artists, please visit www.wearecontributors.com
* Sale continues from July 8 to August 15, 2010
Online shop can be accessed directly at www.wearecontributors.bigcartel.com

Alain Cheung
Allister Lee
Amber B Dianda
Andrew Schansberg
Anthony Smith
Aurelie Grand
Bob Haro
Chad Vangaalen
Chris Piascik
Daniel Rossi
David Ko
Don Pendleton
Emilio Santoyo
Emory Allen
Evan Melnyk
Jason C Arnold
Jess Fogel
Joe Castro
Joe Van Wetering
Jordan Crane
Keith Scharwath
Kelly Litzenberger
Lydia Nichols
Maurizio Santucci
Max Erds
Michael Sieben
Mike Perry
Pete Panciera
Porous Walker
Randy Laybourne
Roger Allen
Rory Doyle
Steph Walker
Steve Cabellero
Tim Barnard
Todd Francis
Todd St. John
Tony Larson
Travis Millard
Tyson Bodnarchuk
Wade Mickley
Will Bryant