Bruce Brown Films and Venice Family Clinic Feature Silent Auction Event


Artists and Athletes Come Together for an Exceptional Cause

(Venice, CA) Venice Family Clinic announces the 3rd Annual Venice Art Walk & Auctions Surf & Skate Silent Auction at the famed Robert Berman gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica August 29th, 2013.  This year’s theme “The Endless Summer” celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the sensational film of the same name created by filmmaker Bruce Brown in 1964. John Van Hamersveld, the designer of the original film poster also created the branding for Venice Art Walk 2013.

Serving as Venice Art Walk & Auctions end-of-summer celebration, attendees will experience a memorable evening filled with live music, refreshments, and meet-and-greets with top artists and surfers and skateboarders.  In its third year, Surf & Skate was started by artist Mark Farina and photographer Kristy Campbell as a way to involve local street artists in the Venice Art Walk & Auctions. The auction will feature a range of boards and decks with a specialty collection of boards originally designed by Havassy in the 90’s given to artists to embellish, design, and create new masterful one-of-a-kind works. Surfer and artist Rob Havassy, who also curated the event, helped assemble the visionary artists and athletes participating in the auction and event.

Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind creations designed by professional surfers, skateboarders, and artists including: Alex Weinstein, Anthony Converse, Brad Richardson, Brendan Donnelly, Christian Hosoi, Damian Fulton, David Browne, Devin Week, DJ Neff, Ed Moses, Jeff Grosso, Jeff Ho, Jennifer WolfeKevin Ancell, Laddie John Dill, Lance Mountain, Laurie Steelink, Richard Sanchez, Rob Gardner, Skullphone, Susanne Melanie Berry, Timothy Williams, and Tony Hawk. (Full List Attached)

The curatorial committee for the 2013 Surf & Skate Silent Auction is composed of renowned artists, influential leaders in the arts, architecture, and philanthropy communities including Robert Berman, Bruce Brown, Laddie John Dill, Jason Lewis, Andy Moses, John Van Hamersveld, David Hertz, Jeff Ho, and Jennifer Wolf.

The evening is sponsored by: Bloomingdales, Flake, LA Magazine, LA Canvas, Carver, Lagunitas, Trim, Classic Party Rentals, Larry’s, Xerox, Hotel Erwin, Venice Breeze Suites

For more information about the Surf & Skate Auction and Venice Art Walk & Auctions, and to purchase tickets please visit or call 310.664.7911. For media credentials, coverage or high-resolution photos, please contact Jill Eisenstadt/ or Sarah Horan/ or at 310.208.1300.


About Venice Art Walk & Auctions

For more than thirty years the Venice Art Walk & Auctions have provided income and awareness to support Venice Family Clinic’s programs. A cherished part of the local community, the Art Walk features renowned artists’ studios tours, special exhibits, and its signature silent auctions. Venice Art Walk & Auctions is also complemented by separately ticketed Art & Architecture Tours, which explore significant themes and artists’ studios. Venice Art Walk is a “destination” for viewing and acquiring art and a celebration of beach culture that has become one of the most important public expressions of the city’s identity. It remains the only “art walk” in the city that is a fundraiser–organized by and for Venice Family Clinic with support from hundreds of community volunteers.

About Venice Family Clinic

Venice Family Clinic’s mission is to provide quality health care to people in need. Established in 1970 by founder Phillip Rossman, MD, and co-founder Mayer B. Davidson, MD, the Clinic has grown from a small storefront operation into one of the largest providers of affordable health care on the Westside of Los Angeles. With the help of more than 2,000 volunteers, including over 500 physicians, Venice Family Clinic provides a medical home for close over 24,000 patients through nine sites in Venice, Santa Monica, Mar Vista, Inglewood, and Culver City. Serving low-income men, women, children, teens, and seniors who lack private health insurance, the Clinic is a highly respected and valued training site for 44 programs in the areas of medicine, mental health, social work, nursing, pharmacy, public health and health administration, and integrative medicine.