IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a PRE-AUCTION only – the online auction will transition to the live auction event at CJ’s SKATEPARK (in Mississauga) on Thursday May 9th, beginning at 7pm. Event details below. If you are the high bidder when the online auction is closed at noon on May 8th, your standing bid will carry over to the live auction event at the Skatepark!
Winning bidder can pay for and pick up their items at CJ’s Skatepark during regular hours.
Artist: Melissa Zeta
Message from the team:
“My name is Alex and I’m a student at Oasis Skateboard Factory. My brand is WZRD SK8. WZRD SK8 exists to be the soothsayer of skate.
I collaborated with Melissa Zeta on this piece. Mel is a senior designer at Anomaly ad agency, specializing in graphic design, web design and typography.
Our concept for the board grew from wanting to include everyone’s experience at OSF. I asked students to talk about their experience in their own words, recorded them, and then took pictures of current students skateboarding outside the school. Mel used these elements to design a beautiful sticker that I then applied to the board.”
The Oasis Skateboard Factory (OSF) is an award-winning TDSB alternative high school program where at-risk youth earn credits and graduate by building and selling skateboards and running a small design business. For Oasis Skateboard Factory’s 10 year anniversary, students were partnered with professional artists to create a unique rolling work of art. From adding illustrations and paintings to creating sculptures from cut up decks, OSF students and their artist collaborators go beyond the skateboard form and into the realm of high art.
All boards on display will be displayed at CJ’s SKATEPARK from April 16th – May 9th and will be available for public auction on the online JBM auction site.
On May 9th, the online auction bids will transition to the live auction event at CJ’s SKATEPARK beginning at 7pm where there will be a cash bar serving wine and beer. Proceeds from the auction will go towards supporting OSF’s unique programming. Parking is free.
CJ’s SKATEPARK is proud to support such an amazing school!