UPDATE: The 20 artists have been chosen. Official announcement coming soon…
20 ARTISTS WANTED!
Gnarly Magazine and Flying Piston Benefit are teaming up again for the The 2024 Daytona Bike Week edition of the “Art on Deck” Contest presented by Gnarly Magazine.
The art contest and charity auction kicks off during Daytona Bike Week on Monday, March 4, 2024. We’re looking for 20 skateboard artists to help raise money for two great charities: AllKidsBikes.org and Motorcycle Missions
The theme for this charity auction and contest is “kustom kulture,” so we’re looking for artwork influenced by Ed Newton, Stanley Mouse, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, and Chris “Coop” Cooper, etc.
WHAT TO DO:
If you’d like to be considered, please email Johnny at: GnarlyMagOnline@gmail.com by Wednesday, November 22nd. We will make the official announcement of the participating artists on Friday, November 24th, with the blank skateboards being mailed out to artists soon after.
****Please be sure to include a link to where we can review your artwork***
WHAT YOU GET:
If you are a chosen artist, you will be mailed a skateboard blank to create a work of art that will be sent back to Flying Piston Benefit in time for the charity auction on Monday, March 4th, 2024 during Daytona Bike Week. The 20 artists chosen must be from the USA due to hefty international shipping charges, but international artists may still participate (details below).
The skateboard art contest will go off first in order to give visibility to the available skateboard art pieces that the public will be able to bid on. You do not need to be in Daytona to bid on these skateboards. An online bidding link will be made available.
Winner of the skateboard art contest will receive $200 cash.
If you are one of the 20 chosen artists, you’ll be mailed a blank skateboard to create your skateboard art and you will then mail your finished skateboard art back to Flying Piston Benefit so it arrives in their hands by (or before) Thursday, February 15th, 2024, in time for the auction.
Please email Johnny a photo of your finished skateboard art by (or before) Thursday, February 15th in time for the art contest.
If you’re an artist outside of the USA, you can still participate in the charity auction by donating a painted skateboard deck. Skateboards should be mailed to Flying Piston Benefit so that it arrives by (or before) Thursday, February 15th, 2024 in time for the auction. Email Johnny for the mailing address. GnarlyMagOnline@gmail.com.
ART ON DECK – SKATEBOARD ART CONTEST
Polls open up at 9am EST on Monday, February 19th, 2024
Round 1: Monday, February 19th, 2024 – 9am EST
Round 2: Tuesday, February 20th, 2024 – 9am EST
Final Round: Thursday, February 22nd, 2024 – 9am EST
Winner will be revealed on Friday, July 23rd, 2024 at 10am EST
FLYING PISTON CHARITY AUCTION
Monday, March 4th during Daytona Bike Week.
Bidding closes at 10:30am on Monday, March 4th, 2024. You’ll be able to bid for a week or so leading up to the charity auction event during Daytona Bike Week.
Skateboard art must be mailed back to Marilyn Stemp of Flying Piston so it arrives by (or before) Thursday, February 15th, 2024.
229 Brambleton Ct.
Winston Salem, NC 27106
ABOUT FLYING PISTON BENEFIT
The Flying Piston Benefit events are produced by Marilyn Stemp of Iron Trader News and Jeff Najar of Horsepower Marketing to assist in raising awareness and funds for non-profits and individuals in the biker community. New ridership and veteran’s concerns are the focus.
In addition to supporting Motorcycle Missions which helps veterans suffering from PTSD learn skills through motorcycle building, Flying Piston Breakfast proceeds support AllKidsBike.org, a foundation that makes bike riding a part of the kindergarten curriculum in schools, with the goal to cover the nation.
The Builders Breakfast began organically, as many efforts. But the event has evolved, bringing a firm goal into focus: to bring more riders into motorcycling.
ABOUT ALL KIDS BIKES
All Kids Bike is a national movement led by the Strider Education Foundation to place Kindergarten PE Learn-To-Ride Programs into public schools for free, using donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations.
At the Strider Education Foundation, we believe learning to ride a bike builds the confidence that changes everything! Our mission is to deliver superior balance bikes and a proven Learn-To-Ride curriculum to schools and organizations that wish to teach all individuals how to ride.
ABOUT MOTORCYCLE MISSIONS
Motorcycle Missions is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation helping Veterans and First Responders with PTS(D) find hope and healing through motorcycle therapy. At Motorcycle Missions we understand that much of the post traumatic stress (disorder) paradigm is that the need for purpose, camaraderie, and adrenaline is of the utmost importance. Our hope is to encourage our participants to instill a life-long passion for riding and building motorcycles, that will help them enjoy a happy, healthy, and balanced lifestyle after trauma.