25 Oct, 2009
Surf Culture Artist Hank Pitcher Featured in Santa Barbara
Surfing never looked so good! The colorful surf-themed paintings and well known logos of artist Hank Pitcher (such as his Mr. Zog’s Sex Wax design) have been seen by millions of people around the globe. Most just don’t know who is behind the picture. Now is your opportunity to solve the case of the Missing Pitcher by receiving clues at Santa Barbara’s Sullivan Goss–An American Gallery. The gallery will hold a scavenger hunt, providing clues to find a missing painting. The winner takes home a painting valued at $4,000. The competition begins on November 2, 2009 at 6 p.m. at 7 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara. sullivangoss.com
The details of the contest will be announced at the gallery on the upcoming 1st Thursday in November. Aspiring detectives and art lovers will have to solve puzzles and riddles and do research into Santa Barbara’s own art history to solve the case and recover the painting. The first person to find all of the clues will receive “Yellow Stinger” (oil on board, 16 x 8 inches) by Hank Pitcher.
Over his thirty-seven years as a professional artist, Hank is the most iconic painter of life in Southern California. He has been recognized by the Ventura Museum, the Laguna Beach Art Museum and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art with retrospectives and acquisitions. Several other valuable prizes, such as dinner with the artist at the Arts and Letters Café, will be awarded to the four runners up. An award ceremony will take place at the Gallery’s event on December’s 1st Thursday. For more information please contact: Nathan Vonk 805 730-1460 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you win, what a nice holiday gift for yourself or to give a loved one! Nothing says, “California surfing” better than a surfboard painting.