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Surf’s Up Art Show July 8th

Attention Bay area folks, I've got a bunch of new paintings going on display Friday, July 8th in Danville.  Should be a good show. WHAT: "Surf's Up" Art Exhibition featuring artists: Erik Abel, Matt Beard, Bleen Photography, Clay Campbell, Shawn Griggs, Jeffrey Hemming, Yeshe Jackson, KTO, Llewellyn Ludlow, Kelly Mumford, Maia Negre, Jimbo Phillips, Mary Shisler, Frank Walsh, Kevin Walsh. WHEN: July 8th - August 18th.  Opening Reception July [...]

Vagabonde Festival – Bordeaux, France

I'm stoked to be included in the Vagabonde Festival for the third year in a row.  Although I won't be able to make it in person this year, I'll have 7 new original paintings on wood on display at the event. WHAT: Festival Vagabonde -- Surf Art and Culture Festival WHEN: June 8-12th, 2016 WHERE: Halle Des Chartrons, Bordeaux, France Other featured artists are: Pauline Beugniot, Jay Alders, John [...]

2016-06-06T17:23:37-07:00June 6th, 2016|Categories: Art Shows, Videos|Tags: , , |

Life Is A Wave 2016

  Come celebrate with us a Life Is A Wave!  A fundraising event for SaveTheWaves.org.  As Artist Ambassador, this is my second year designing the event and poster artwork for LIAW. WHAT:  Life Is A Wave, Fund-rager for Save The Waves Coalition WHEN: Saturday, June 11th, 2016 WHERE: Mezzanine SF - San Francisco, California Purchase tickets HERE You can also grab 12"x18" signed posters with event artwork in our store for only $20 right HERE

2016-06-06T16:51:04-07:00June 6th, 2016|Categories: Design, Press|

New Screen Print “Humpy”

Here's our latest print. "Humpy" the Humpback Whale is an 18x24 inch, 2-color screen print on French Paper's recycled Speckletone paper. Complete with little flecks and specks of organic goodness to bring it all down to earth. You may be saying "I see 3 colors not 2!"  Well you're correct.  Except, that small patch of metallic isn't screen printed, it's hand stamped using a light golden ink that was made with real gold from [...]

2018-07-18T22:53:46-07:00April 1st, 2016|Categories: Design, New Art|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Life Is A Wave / 10th Anniversary

Stoked to be asked to create the artwork for the Life is a Wave event again this year. Big green wave, sunset over the SF skyline, celebrating the 10th Anniversay of this annual fundraising event for Save The Waves.  G Love and Special Sauce are playing this year and there is word around the campfire I may be live painting at the event (No Promises!) If you are in the SF area [...]

World Surf Reserve / Gold Coast / Australia

Here's the new 12"x18" poster I created for the World Surf Reserve - Gold Coast in Australia. Gold Coast is the 8th Reserve worldwide and was dedicated on March 8th, 2016. Posters available for $20 at SaveTheWaves.org. Or get the whole set of 5 for a discount. You purchase helps Save The Waves protect valuable coastlines and communities around the world. Check it out HERE.

2016-03-29T12:21:27-07:00March 29th, 2016|Categories: Design, Press|

Artist Residence at Prana

"Float"  18x24in, Acrylic, marker, colored pencil on wood panel. Erik Abel 2016 My eyeball was on fire.  That's what it felt like.  It was pitch black, I couldn't hear a sound and I was floating in a puddle of warm water with about 800 pounds of epson salt dissolved into it.  That much salt and that little water made it thick and slippery... and very irritating if it made [...]

2016-02-16T14:57:11-08:00February 16th, 2016|Categories: Everything Else, New Art|

New 8×10 Print “Northern Sol”

As part of my new year resolution, I've cleared out the web store and discontinued all my best selling prints.  My bank account is currently showing me the stupidity of that decision, but all good things must come to an end.  So this year I'm going to be focused on releasing something new each month that's only available for a short period of time. This is the January print "Northern Sol", it's [...]

2016-01-20T10:13:03-08:00January 20th, 2016|Categories: New Art|Tags: , , , , |

World Surfing Reserve Prints for Save the Waves.org

ERIK ABEL LAUNCHES WORLD SURF RESERVE PRINTS TO BENEFIT SAVE THE WAVES Artist Erik Abel has designed a series of prints featuring famed global surf breaks to benefit coastal conservation nonprofit Save The Waves. Abel, who is an Artist Ambassador for Save The Waves, designed a series of prints commemorating the four most recent World Surf Reserves that Save The Waves has protected through their programs. Each print features [...]