2016 Stormy Weather Art Festival

Big Group Art Show opening this Saturday, Nov 5th at Archimedes Gallery in Cannon Beach, OR. Come have a drink with me and enjoy lots of new work from Josh Keyes, David Rice, Chris Austin, Nicole Gustafsson, Ivy Jacobsen and myself. The whole town celebrates the Stormy Weather Art Festival so there's all kinds of things to check out.

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: , , |

Archimedes Gallery: Stormy Weather Show

We'd like to welcome our newest gallery, Archimedes in Cannon Beach, Oregon.  They will be displaying the first of our new Limited Edition prints on wood that have not been officially released yet.  We also dropped off a ton of matted prints... a few one-of-a-kinds in the mix too.  This weekend is the Stormy Weather Show for a group of Cannon Beach galleries.  Hop on down there if you are [...]

2015-11-06T14:32:12-07:00November 6th, 2015|Categories: Art Shows|Tags: , , , , |

Festival Vagabonde: Bordeaux, France

WHAT: Festival Vagabonde:  Surf Art Festival WHEN: July 3-7, 2015 WHERE: Halle des Chartrons, Bordeaux, France Super stoked to be a part of the Festival Vagabonde again this year.  I won't be there, but will have some very unique matted triangle matted prints, a few small mixed media originals and a limited run festival tshirt with my art featured. Check out the Festival Vagabond Facebook Page for up-to-date info.

Vagabonde Surf Art Festival, France

Bonjour!  I'm happy to announce I'll be participating in the Vagabonde Surf Art Festival in Bordeaux, France July 3-6th at the Helle De Chartrons.  Along with having nine new pieces of art showing, I'll be attending the show and live painting on a pair of breasts... hey, it's France right?  Actually, it's a plaster cast of a pair of breasts for the Keep-A-Breast Foundation, but it should still be [...]

Art & Prints at Nikau Kai this Friday

If you are down in the Manhattan Beach, CA area next Friday night, June 28th,  stop by the Nikau Kai Waterman Shop and check out some new prints and a mix of some new and old originals by yours truly.  Golden Road Brewery will be fillin' cups with delicious brew and a portion of sales with go to Heal the Bay. WHAT:  Original Art and Prints by Erik Abel [...]

Dropping the Fear in 2013…

I've been sifting through years of sketchbooks and journals lately.  There's some exciting discoveries and directions that I never had the balls to pursue any further, or just never got around to coming back to, or thought I was straying too far from my comfort zone and it would be a bad move for my career... which is the absolute lamest excuse in the book, but I tend to [...]

2012-12-26T20:28:45-07:00December 26th, 2012|Categories: Everything Else, New Art|Tags: , , , |

Painted Rocks for Thursday’s Show…

Here's a little peak at some of the beach rocks I've been painting for the installation in Thursday's art show,  "Freedom Riders" in Santa Barbara, CA.  Loving how these things are turning out!  There's something intriguing about painting on something so old.  These are the earth.  Trippyyyyyyy....

Art Show: “Freedom Riders” Opening Oct 6th

"Please join us Thurs, Oct. 6th, 5-8pm at Couch Santa Barbara for Freedom Riders - A group art show celebrating the "Live Free" spirit, inspired by vintage motorcycles and surfing. Featuring the photography of Scott G. Toepfer; artwork by Glenn Gravett, Erik Abel; and surfboards and resin art by Zeph Carrigg. Live music by the Phil Cody Trio." I'll be having a bunch of NEW artwork at this show.  [...]