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Art Basel Artists Collaborate to Benefit #GivingTuesday

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 3 December, 2013 - Portland, Oregon - More than 15 artists from around the world have donated pieces to benefit surf nonprofit WAVES for Development and their education programs in Peru.  The online auction opened on #GivingTuesday leading up to Art Basel in Miami where many of the artists will be to showcase their work and network.

Surfers, artists, philanthropists, environmentalists and activists have created a rising tide of collaboration manifested through an online auction to launch on #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday is a response to Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday; a campaign to add a new date the national calendar.

Art Basel is a favorite winter meeting place for the international art world; a premier international art show for Modern and contemporary works. 

Over the last couple of years, Jared Aufrichtig, artist | photographer | surfer, noticed a gap in which surfers could fill. He has partnered to curate an exquisite online compilation of art in support of culture, conservation, education and surf philanthropy. The connection permeates the creativity expressed directly and indirectly through a mélange of mediums and styles.

Jared says that this Art Basel charity auction is: “Making Waves and Arresting Motion”.

Participating artists include:?All, Jared Aufrichtig, Benjamin Rollins Caldwell,  Christiaan Conradie, Julio Cotto, Matt Dobbs, Todd Fischer, Shaun Hill, Kimyon Huggins, Chandra Lightheart, Anthony Lister, Sophie-Alexia Joly de Lotbiniere, Zwelethu Machepha, Orson Oblowitz, Henry Espinoza Panta, Miguel Paredes, William Quigley, Nicholas Routzen, Angelika Sauer, and Gregory Siff.

All proceeds will benefit WAVES’ the diversity of programs being implemented in northern Peru. WAVES was created to link passion with purpose; they aim to bridge the educational and economic gap between wealthy surfers and members of rural coastal communities, especially youth.  In the past years, staff and volunteers have enriched the lives over 300 people through Community Outreach, Environmental Health and Entrepreneurship Empowerment programs.

Dave Aabo

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