Jude & Champstiles

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.

Student: Jude
Artist: Champstiles

Message from the team:

“My name is Jude and I’m a student at Oasis Skateboard Factory. My brand is called BumRat. BumRat exists to fuse grunge punk and high fashion.

For this project, I worked with Chris Burns, aka Champstiles. Champstiles describes himself as a freelance human specializing in woodburning. He got into art and design by trying to find a new creative niche in the wood industry. His advice to young artists is to be professional and consistent and to also try to find your own niche.

Champstiles has been a bedrock collaborator and supporter of OSF from the very beginning of the program. Not only has he participated in every Gladstone show the school has put on, he also helped us pull off an award-winning exhibit in the COME UP TO MY ROOM show in 2017. Any wood burned board that comes out of OSF is a direct result of his tutelage and support, and the shape of the program would not be the same without Champstiles’ influence.”

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!