WADE KONIAKOWSKY - The Art of the Ocean
"The ocean is my inspiration. My art is a reflection of this great
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Wade Koniakowsky will be creating a painting, live, to be auctioned to benefit Stand Up for the Cure, Saturday, April 20th, 6pm, at the California Surf Museum in Oceanside. This fantastic event is hosted by SUP Chicks. Come out, support a great cause and win a work of art!
Koniakowsky selected as official event artist for the prestigious Molokai To Oahu Paddleboard World Championships (2013). Infused with the traditions and culture of Hawaii, the race annually crowns world champions in the two disciplines of traditional (prone) and stand-up (SUP) paddleboarding. The fastest athletes complete the crossing of the Ka’iwi Channel in less than five hours. Koniakowsky will create the art which will used to brand the event on posters, apparel, website, video and advertising.
For the second consecutive year, Wade Koniakowsky has been chosen as the official event artist the 12th annual Duke's OceanFest in Waikiki. Duke's OceanFest is held each summer in Waikiki in honor of Hawaiian Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, who is remembered as the greatest waterman who ever lived, and Hawaii’s ambassador of Aloha. The 8-day event features a variety of ocean sports that were close to Duke's heart. Koniakowsky has created a portrait of Duke that will be used on all branding for the event and will be on hand to display his art at the event.
HOLIDAY PARTY AND MINIATURE SHOW - This Saturday, December 1st, 5-8 pm, at Koniakowsky Ocean Art, 312 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach, CA 92075. Great art comes in all sizes ~ and in the spirit of the season and gift giving, we will be exhibiting incredible pieces, some that might fit in a stocking.Wade will be showcasing his work October 13 & 14, 2012 at the San Diego Ukulele Festival . The Ukulele has had a major re-insurgence in the music community in the last few years. It is a simple instrument that has the ability to touch and uplift many. It's rich history is rooted in the Hawaiian culture. Although today's artists play it covering everything from Beethoven to Zeppelin.
The San Diego Ukulele Festival will be held at the Port Pavilion on the Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego. At this year’s festival guests can catch performances by amazing artists, participate in Ukulele workshops, eat great food, and peruse different retail vendors.
The 2012 line up includes Brian Vasquez & Lava Jam, Derick Sebastion, Ukulele Bartt Warburton, Brittni Paiva, Taimane Gardner, Julia Nunes, Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Kalama Brothers, Willie K, Aldrine Guerrero and many more!
October 20 - 21st marks the 18th Invitational Surf Event. Wade designed the promotional materials and will be on hand to sign posters. Sponsored by Hansens and promoted by Swamis Surfing Association.
JOIN US TO CELEBRATE our new location! Saturday, September 22, 2012, 6-9pm. KONIAKOWSKY Ocean Art Gallery, 312 S. Cedros Ave., #130, Solana Beach, CA 92075. We are right in the heart of the Cedros Design Shopping District. New work by Wade Koniakowsky, also featuring works by Norm Daniels, Matt Beard, Susan Wickstrand, Lance Jost (sculpture), and Mariah Armstrong (blown glass sculptures)
Wade Koniakowsky - selected as official artist for DUKE’s Oceanfest, held August 18-26, 2012 in Waikiki, HI. Duke's OceanFest is held each summer in Waikiki in honor of Hawaiian Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, who is fondly remembered today as the greatest waterman who ever lived.
Ocean Art named Best Gallery, 2nd year in a row by Ranch and Coast Magazine.
Koniakowsky creates new menus for TS restaurants. Look for Wade’s art on the cover of your menu next time you dine at Duke’s (Huntington, Malibu, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui) as well as Hula Grill (Waikiki and Maui).
Hollister Ranch- known for perfect waves and the most beautiful coastal real estate in California, invited Wade to show his art in their summer art show in August.
THE BOARDROOM INTERNATIONAL SURFBOARD SHOW in DEL MAR, CA. – June 11, 2012 – The show is hosting Wade as a featured artist to create live art at the event.
Educational Outreach- this summer Wade is looking forward to teaching art thru several art outreach programs to kids of various ages in the San Diego area.
Please join us to celebrate Romance and the American Heart Association, Saturday, Feb 25th from 6-8pm.
February is "A Month of Romance" at the Aaron Chang Ocean Art Gallery and to celebrate our new partnership with the American Heart Association we are hosting a reception on Saturday, February 25th, 6-8pm.
Wade Koniakowsky and Aaron Chang will each unveil a new collection of art, never before seen in the gallery. Aaron will be showing 6 limited edition prints from his best-selling romantic series. Wade will be unveiling 8 new pieces in his collection, "Romancing the San Diego Coastline" capturing the grandeur of San Diego's most belived ocean vistas.
Join us at 415 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach, CA on July 30, 2011 to celebrate the 1st Anniversary of the Aaron Chang / Ocean Art Gallery featuring the art of Wade Koniakowsky and Aaron Chang. There will be an unveiling of new art by 7pm and a slideshow under the stars at 9pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the guest list, if you did not already receive an emailed invitation.
Visit Wade at the Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction July 22 & 23, 2011 in Honolulu. Wade is one of the premium surf and island artists selected to exhibit this year. His offerings will include a hand-painted Surfboard, shaped by Dick Brewer.
Excellent article by R. Adam Ward featuring Wade in the May 2011 issue of DREAM VILLAGER serving La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar and Coronado.
Voted Best Art Gallery 2011: Aaron Chang Ocean Art Gallery.
SOLANA BEACH, CA—Award-winning photographer, Aaron Chang has partnered with distinguished artist, Wade Koniakowsky to launch the Aaron Chang Ocean Art Gallery. More than 450 guests attended the Grand Opening on July 10th at 415 South Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach.
Clark Little Book Signing and Art Show, at OCEAN ART Gallery - Friday, April 23 7-10 pm. - Meet Clark and see his amazing Shorebreak Photography. Call Lynn with any questions 760-419-6103.
Ocean Art meets the NFL - Wade has just completed an installation of 24 pieces of art in the personal training facility of Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Super Bowl Champion used the art to create a polynesian sanctuary for his off-season training. The installation included 3 commissioned oil paintings, up to 4x8 feet, along with prints and several painted surfboards. The art is a tribute to Polamalu's Samoa heritage.