Where art and the elements meet purpose.

Boards of Hope is a project that brings artists and the boards we ride together for an empowering display of art, healing, and the outdoors.

The Boards of Hope Exhibit & Auction

Recycle a board — skateboard, snowboard, kiteboard, skimboard, surfboard — repurpose it, and transform it into a work of art. Boards will be exhibited and auctioned off at Kiteboard 4 Cancer 2021, August 27th-29th. The event’s beneficiary, Project Koru, invites fighters, survivors, those touched by cancer, and artists of all mediums to submit entries for Boards of Hope. Funds raised from BOH will benefit Project Koru cancer advocacy, prevention, and survivorship programs: Camp Koru, This is Life Workshop Series, Kite it Out, and Koru Leadership.

Artist Specifications:

  • Artists must obtain their own recycled boards and art supplies to create board.

  • NO standup paddleboards or windsurf boards.

  • Complete the Board Submission Form when you are ready to submit your work.

  • Finished piece must be sealed with a protective and archival sealant

  • Boards are not intended to be ridden after artwork.

  • Artists are encouraged to use a variety of mediums including acrylics, acrylic paint pens, sharpies and collage mediums.

  • All submissions are donations to Project Koru and will be virtually auctioned off.

  • Artists outside of the greater Portland/Hood River area MAY be asked to provide shipping to their board winner.

  • Professional artists please direct interest to Beth Peck – beth@projectkoru.org.

Accepting Art: Through August 20th, 2021
Auction: Happening August 28-29
Contact: beth@projectkoru.org

Board Submission Form: Submit here.

We strongly encourage SURVIVORS & FIGHTERS to submit their art!

The History of Boards of Hope

Boards of Hope began from the hospital bed of 19-year old Scott Farman, fighting for his life with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. Scott turned to art for emotional release when confined in the hospital. In the process, Scott created powerful works of art that today remain his legacy and inspiration for others to find healing through art & the outdoors. Scott’s legacy continues today in our survivorship camps with an art studio for participants’ to express own personal journey with cancer.

Learn more, sign up or donate to Kiteboard for Cancer HERE.