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: Jasmin Liu
Message from the team:
“My name is Jake. I am a student at Oasis Skateboard Factory, and my brand is SkumBag Skateboards.
Jasmin Liu, who I worked with for this project, attends OCAD University. She describes herself as a maker, woodworker, and an artist. The mediums she works in are woodworking, model making, and furniture. Jasmin got her start with art when she was young, as she says that she was always interested in making stuff, and she had a natural curiosity with how things work, as well as the taking apart and putting together of different things. Her major artistic accomplishments include graduating from OCADU with a degree in industrial design and doing work for the city of Toronto. Some advice she has to give to young artists is to “be open minded but stay true to your values, your style and yourself.”
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!