I was honored to be a big part of the 150 Anniversary of the Gaslamp Quarter this past Tuesday night.
They honored my local gallery - MJW Fine Arts, as the eldest establishment in the area.
Also I got to personally meet Thom Hom whose hard work back in 1970 transformed 5th ave into what it is today,and is still an extraordinary figure at the age of 90, which blew my mind due to his youthfulness.
We got to spend some time with our Mayor Kevin Faulconer and his lovely wife Kathryn where my wife and I discussed the balance of family and professions...... a common ground a lot of us face.
I was welcomed up on stage in order to tell the back story of the piece I created for this event - 'The Road we have Walked' and how the Gaslamp gave me the opportunity to follow my passions.
Private Air Magazine Hamptons Summer KickOff Party
Exclusive Invite-only Event
Private Air, Bang & Olufsen, Corcoran Group Real Estate, Wings Air Helicopters and
Ferrari-Maserati of LI
Tillack with Flea from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Liquid Nation Ball 2009 Tillack was asked to paint live at this years event, although it was different from his usual coastal scenes, he created a piece with in a two hour time frame, from blank canvas to framed, in front of over 400 people. Upon finishing it was walked straight onto the auction stage and brought it a hefty amount to help support a great foundation.
In the last few years Tillacks work has now managed to generate approximately $100 000 to help benefit projects close to his heart
'THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD'
Tillack joins forces with
MAD surfboards and SkullCandy to design unique pieces Click here for more detail
'A Surf Story'
Created by Robb Havassy
This project is a collection of art and stories from some of the most influential people in the surf culture.
I was asked early 2008 to be a part of this historical piece of publishing, and you can find a couple of stories and pieces that I have contributed, along with others such as Mike Doyle, Aaron Chang; Robb Machado, Nat Young, Rick Griffin and many more.
This legendary book was released September 2009 and first edition is selling for $250 signed - great deal for surf culture enthusiasts.
Art Business News
May 2008 profiles the work and life of Tillack.
"This two page spread highlights the environmental message that is behind my work and my loved surroundings that help me create my art. I am very proud that I was selected to be the artist for the industries number one media source - Art Business News" Click to View Article
Tillack with Tony Curtis
The premier of Las Vegas ArtExpo, not only saw a successful show but also saw the Chilli (Tillack's 6 month old daughter) meet the all star legend - Tony Curtis View images by Clicking here
This years Honorees
LISA ANDERSEN - Waterman of the Year
EDDIE VEDDER - Environmentalist of the Year
RANDY RARICK - Lifetime Achievement Award
KELLY SLATER and LAYNE BEACHLEY - Special Achievement Award
This years event saw Tillack's - 'Miss A' (honoring four times world champ and this years 'Waterwoman of the year' - Lisa Anderson) bring in $15000 to help support the environment. For more information about this event and its beneficiaries visit SIMA
Karen and Peter Burke, Lisa Anderson, Pete and Lizbeth Tillack - - - "Miss A" painted on Lisa Board
'A surfers Code' proudly on display in Billabong's Southern California's head office (photo: Propaganda)
On the 15th of June Tillack was interviewed by NBC San Diego where he unveiled 'Mornings Light' - (as seen in the background). This latest piece will be the back drop for 'Street Side w/ Kimberly King thru out summer 07.
Tillacks 'A surfer's Code' bring in $20 000 at the Liquid Nations Ball Sept 06 to help the coastal environment!!
(ArtWork) Peter Burke of PJ Salvage (collector), Kelly Slater 9 times world surf champ, Tillack and Wahoo's Wing Lam (collector)
Premier Magazine interview
October 2006, the prestigious"PREMIER - Properties and Lifestyles" magazine, has featured an in depth interview with Tillack, highlighting some of his most recent works.
Click here for pdf page 1 page 2
Arts Master Plan Citizen's Advisory Committee 2006
Tillack has been asked to serve on the Arts Master Plan Citizen's Advisory Committee which will be working with the City of Chula Vista to help advise future artistic development and cultural awareness.
SIMA - "Waves of the World" - 5ft by 24ft installation
Tillack was recently asked by SIMA to create the main artwork in their new OC office that symbolizes their goals, statement and awareness not just to the surf industry but to our beloved coastal environment by awarding grants to various environmental groups based on their dedication to preserving and protecting the world's oceans, beaches and waves with such charitable events as the Waterman's Ball.
The piece is called "Waves of the World" and is made up of three individual pieces each covering an area of 5ft x 8ft depicting old world maps. Placed above chosen areas are hand painted images of the waves that are on offer in this land.
"After traveling around the world for 10 years, I have seen the beauty that it has to offer, and I have seen the devastation which we have caused, and it is only growing. If we do not look after what we've got, we wont have it for long and we will only be denying ourselves, and our future family and friends!"
High Tech High Quest Speaker
Early 2005 Tillack was asked to quest speak and participate in some projects for selected art classes at High Tech High School in Point Loma, San diego. He was well received and asked to return in the future. click here to view some photos of event
Moderator/Host for Critic Panel for the Regional Exhibit held at San Diego Art Institute Nov 2003
Coordinator/Moderator/Host for 'The Gathering' program run by the San Diego Art Institute Aug 2003 to 2006