10/17/13: Art on Oars Silent Auction to Benefit The Bay Institute


Auction Proceeds Will Benefit Local Non-Profit The Bay Institute 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – October 17, 2013 - On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, Guideboat Company will celebrate the recent launch of its Mill Valley based retail store with a silent auction, effectively called Art on Oars. Guideboat Company is the newest project for Restoration Hardware founder Stephen Gordon, dedicated to building “exceptional renditions of American vintage boats… water-ready and built to endure.”

The proceeds from Art on Oars will benefit The Bay Institute, a Bay Area based non-profit organization dedicated to protecting, restoring and inspiring the conservation of San Francisco Bay and its watershed, from the Sierra to the sea. Guideboat Company has a direct connection to the water, especially considering the intended venue for the boats it creates and its Mill Valley location so close to the Bay and the waterways that flow into it. Because of this connection, it was important for the company to find a leader in water protection, preservation and rehabilitation. Guideboat Company found that The Bay Institute was a perfect fit, as they do just that and have been developing and leading model scientific research, education and advocacy programs to preserve the local watersheds for over 30 year.

In partnership with Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, Art on Oars will include ten artisan designed Guideboat oars by various renowned Bay Area artists. This group of well-known and accomplished artists represent a wide variety of styles and media, a diversity that is well-reflected on the oars up for auction.

“We are very excited to be a part of Guideboats Art on Oars event,” says Eve Simon of Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts. “Art on Oars is a great opportunity to own a truly unique piece of work from each of these ten artists while making a difference for the San Francisco Bay.”

Art on Oars will take place out of Guideboat Company’s retail store, located in the 19th century historic Mill Valley Lumber Yard at 129 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941.

For more information about Art on Oars visit www.guideboatcompany.com/events, or contact Cynthia Pillsbury, cynthia_pillsbury@mac.com or 415.497.0065.

About The Bay Institute:

The Bay Institute is the leader in protecting and restoring the entire watershed which drains into San Francisco Bay. For over 30 years, The Bay Institute has been developing and leading model scientific research, education and advocacy programs to preserve the local watershed, which includes the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers and their tributaries; Suisun Marsh; San Pablo Bay; and San Francisco bay. Additional information on The Bay Institute is available at www.thebayinstitute.org.