Sunday, March 9, 2014

And The Prize Goes To...

On Thursday, March 6th, 2014, CX member Jon "Roach" Brosius announced the winners of "Righteous, Gnarly, Fersure!" a skateboard art show and contest hosted by Collaboration X & Pixels Bar & Art Gallery in Downtown Riverside. Artists picked up their blank skateboard decks (courtesy of Pixels) in December and began their creative processes. A $20 entry fee was collected for a cash pool totaling $860 to be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Thirty-five artists submitted beautifully crafted skateboard decks displaying a wide range of mediums, technique & style. Voters had to make some hard decisions during the month of February.

One Mayor, various Pub Crawls, artists, RPD, and the general public cast a total of 575 votes locking in the crowd favorites. On March 1st ballot counters: Monette Klure, Pixels Owner; Jon Roach, Exhibit Curator; & Patrick Brien, Executive Director of the Riverside Arts Council met to tabulate the votes.

With 39 votes, one vote short of tying for 2nd place, Shannon Castro was awarded $170 for 3rd place with "Wild Things," her rendition of Where the Wild Things Are in Riverside.

Coming in at a close second with 40 votes, Pixels' own bartender B. Rad, who was awarded $260 for his back lit Pixel's Logo deck.

The grand prize of $430 was awarded to Sierra LaPoint for 1st place. Sierra went above and beyond with her mystical tree friend Arbuello, fashioned from toilet paper, glue and decorative moss (naturally positioned on the north side).

A majority of the skateboards on display are now available for sale. Make sure to stop into Pixels before March 28th, 2014 to purchase one of your favorite skateboard decks. All sales must be conducted through Pixels Curator Jon Roach.

Pixels Bar
3535 University Avenue

Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 683-7957

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