Shaped my first board 2001. Became manager of 7th street surf shop shortly after for 8 years. Then managed surfindian surf shop in California while working for Gordon & Smith surfboards. After being a board buyer and involved in the surf industry in New Jersey California and Australia I started my own…
Greetings most excellent people of Ocean City. My name is Andrew Fitzpatrick and I have been a curator and purveyor of fine crap for over a decade. I recently relocated to Cape May, New Jersey from the San Francisco Bay Area where I owned and operated a small business, Firetiki, that sold art, tiki mugs, hawaiian shirts, and other second hand treasures.
Art of Surfing Festival Chief Historian, Bill Simon.
Aaron Bogushefsky, or more commonly known as “Bogy,” has been creating art since childhood, selling art since his teens and teaching art for the past ten years. Surf art is where he first found his niché and is what he still loves to paint, along with wildlife and marine subjects.
Brian Z. Miller
Brian is a self-taught artist born in 1988. He creates sculpture like projects by using mostly pipe cleaners. He loves seeing people, of all ages, react when they see his art. Some of his inspiration comes from video games, movies and cartoons. Brian is also experienced in computer graphic art. He’s currently in his 10th year of being an artist for the Art of Surfing Festival.
Having knowledge of pigments and color theory, I have been painting since I was a little girl at the kitchen table, to desks, and college dorm floors. Everything you see has been painted by hand and is done in prayer and intentionality. The Lord has allowed it to be a way of worship and a time of intentional rest.
The Art of Surfing Festival would like to welcome Christin to her first Festival this year! Stop by Christin’s booth and give her a warm welcome.
Clause Monet was trained in fine art as well as visual effects and motion graphics by renowned professors and industry professionals at the Art Institute of Philadelphia. He leaves a lasting impression with his photographic watercolor series as well as elevates his pop art series through providing immersive augmented reality experiences.
Doveinity Rocks’ one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry and decor is made with the intention to impart harmony, energy, and protection to the wearer or user’s spirit by fostering an intimate relationship with Nature.
Eight Sixteen Surfboards
Every step of the board building process is integral, which is why every board that leaves my shop is built from start to finish by me. From design, shape, glassing and sanding, there is only one pair of hands.
Emily Arenberg is a Cape May based artist who works in oils, acrylics, watercolors, and resin. She went to Marymount Manhattan College in New York City for Art where she fell in love with painting then later discovered resin after college.
Every step of the board building process is integral, which is why every board that leaves my shop is built from start to finish by me. From design, shape, glassing and Erica, originally from Newark, New Jersey, started her career as a serious artist in San Francisco. Now, as a permanent resident of Cape May county, she has turned her decades of tattoo experience towards pyrography.
Helen is a retired nurse who learned to paint at the age of 67 while wintering in Florida. She was taught by several artists but learned the most from professional artist, Joan Taylor. Upon returning from Florida and back home in Tabernacle, NJ she continued her studies at the Center for the Arts in Southern New Jersey with Janet Roscoe.
Jack Blades is originally from Brigantine, New Jersey and currently resides in Tiger, Georgia and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Being an avid fisherman, lifelong surfer and as a Yacht Captain, Jack’s love for the ocean is reflected in his art work.
Johnny Glogowski surf and skate photographer from North Cape May, NJ.
Karen has been “creating” in one way or another for more than 40 years. Recognizing early her love of color, textiles and words, she began painting and sewing in her teens. Growing up in Ocean City, Karen and her brothers and sister all enjoyed skating, surfing, and embracing the island life. There was always a source of artistic inspiration from the ocean and bay. She began sewing and designing in earnest in her early twenties, making everything from t-shirts and tablecloths for local businesses to doing alterations, bridal veils, accessories and nursery layettes for friends and family.
Laura is a lifelong artist with a degree in marine science from Stockton University. In hope of making a difference in the world, Laura creates educational and thought provoking artwork, combining her love for the ocean and all of its inhabitants. The ocean is a magnificent place but greatly misunderstood. Through the use of acrylics and watercolors she highlights the beauty that she sees and cherishes.
My name is Maggie Senatore, and I am the founder of Blue Bottle Art, and art style that uses sea glass and other treasure in each work. As a local beach bum who has grown up surfing up and down the south Jersey coast, I’ve always known the importance of keeping the beaches and oceans clean. My mission is to use trash to create treasure and to inspire others to take care of the Earth any chance.
Matt Biddle abstract artist from Newark Delaware and native to the Jersey shore beaches. Inspired by impressions of the early 70’s music and movement. My artwork is a way to express my love for interesting shapes, colors, and design. I have created these multi dimensional illustrations to highlight my imagination. In my spare time I am hitting the trails on my bike, riding a wave with my board, flipping through vinyls to throw on the decks or relaxing in the sun on the beach. Life is a wave so ride it.
Michael Clineman studied scenic design and lighting at Florida State University’s School of Theater. After work on several films, commercials and television shows, he accepted a full-time position with Nickelodeon Studios Art Department. Years later, a part time gig at the House of Blues turned into a twenty year career in the live music industry.An avid surfer and scuba diver, Michael has traveled the world touring with several well known rock bands and managed some of the top concert venues in the country.
Mike Kuharik grew up surfing on the island of Brigantine, NJ and has had a connection to the ocean for many years. Being a carpenter, Mike realized he could express his love for surfing though woodworking.
The Art of Surfing Festival would like to welcome Nick to his first year at the Festival!
Samantha finds her focus in viscosity. She mixes and studies the reaction of fluid acrylics, in scientific methods, to harness their energies.
Growing up in OC, Sandra started painting the ocean on her shells and rocks at age 5. Now with a 16 year old son of her own, she is still addicted to painting the ocean — capturing the beauty of sunlight coming through a breaking wave or the colors of a glorious sunset reflecting on the water. She also keeps busy doing photo-real pencil portrait commissions and making her custom beach patrol wooden wall hangings for several local shops.
Steph Polinski is a certified art and yoga teacher and a mother of 2 boys who as a child dreamt of being an artist someday. It was not until switching majors in college after encouragement from a dear friend and one of her art professors that she was able to rediscover her passion for art. After receiving her bachelor’s of Art in Visual Art she returned to school to get her teaching certification and later her yoga teaching certification. She has been a school teacher for 12 years and is currently working as a teacher in Ventnor, NJ.
South of the Moon Pottery
I am a native of Cape May county. I am 64 years old. I started surfing in 1969. Everything I do revolves around the ocean to some extent. That’s where I draw my inspiration for my life and art. I have been a potter for 30 years.
Tony Troy & Jennifer Bowen
Jennifer Bowen and Tony Troy have been business partners since 2011. Having met in 2010, the two became inseparable friends. Over the years Jenny has worked hard to preserve and protect Tony’s art as well as create fun products out the images. Product development is what she enjoys best – she’s the business end and he is the talent, as they say. Jenny makes all the jewelry in the store as well. Mixing vintage jewelry finds into new designs are what she calls Vintage Nouveau, which is her specialty.