Monday, February 16, 2009

Let's help!!!!

Hello friends,
As some of you may or may not know, Jan and Arlene Mattson have had some health problems lately. Arlene had surgery two weeks ago to remove a brain tumor that had grown back after 15 years. She is still in northern California recovering and is expected to be back home in about four weeks.
Jan was recently diagnosed with colon cancer. He went in for an outpatient procedure last Friday to remove the cancerous tumor. The surgery did not go as expected. The surgeon was unable to remove the tumor and caused an ulcer to bleed during surgery. They could not get the bleeding to stop since the tumor was in the way, so they admitted Jan to the hospital with severe internal bleeding. The doctors told Jan he would not make it but miraculously the ulcer stopped bleeding on it's own and Jan has been getting better everyday since. He is now back at home slowly recovering so he is strong enough for a second attempt at removing the tumor.
Both Jan and Arlene are self -employed and are not able to work right now. Bills are beginning to accumulate and we are reaching out to you, as friends, to help support this wonderful couple.
Please see the flyer below for info on the benefit show we are hosting for them. I realize that times are financially tough for all of us right now, but any and everything is helpful at this point. If you are unable to attend the show but would still like to make a donation, please send it to . . .

Jan & Arlene Mattson
Brooke Mattson
1563 Village View Rd.
Encinitas, CA 92024

Thank you in advance for your love and support and we look forward to seeing you at the show. Please forward this e-mail on to anybody who you think may be interested, spread the word.

If you need to contact me, I can be reached at 760.271.5406 or via e-mail.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Comments about the show...

I don´t want to sound stupid, but some comments about the show, makes all the effort and time, worthed...

"Hello! great stuff. when is the new film showings?? +id love to be involved in the art show next year!!take care" - David Carson

"the show looks so sweet. You did an amazing job. really. I mean it looks like one of the most amazing surf art shows ever, period. your curating skills are gnarly, i can't believe you got so many people to contribute, print their stuff, send it, etc... dude. I am so impressed. and you did a great job framing it all and putting it up." - Ed Fladung

"Looks like a quality show, stoked to have been a part of it." - J. Grant Brittain

"great work, jair. looks like you put together a fantastic show. Saudades do brasil, jorge ben, grandes noites de pinga, sonia braga em dona flor..., ubatuba, pão de queijo, fotos de miguel rio branca, comida em santa teresa, humor de vava ribeiro.... - um gringo (Jamie Brisick)

"Fantastic!! You guys did such an amazing job!!" - Jamie Watson

"WOW What a great show!!!!! You have shown how amazing and diverse surf art is. It looks like the best show ever. Congratulations!!! You are one of a kind. Thanks for putting in the many hours and hard work to put it together. I wish I could come to see it." - Tom Wegener

"Jair Bortoleto, surfer, artist, and all around great guy has recently put on the biggest surf art exhibit ever in Brazil.
Santos SurfArt was a 6 day art and music festival that took place on the beaches of Sao Paulo, Brazil. I was fortunate enough to be a part of it, among dozens of great photographers and artists." - Nick Lavecchia

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

II Santos SurfArt

Surf Museum

Paulo Consentino art on a VW van.

Nathaniel Russell

Heather Brown and two collabs on the right with me...

Mark Sutherland

Tyler Manson

Mick Waters

Jesse Ledoux

Jesse Ledoux (top), Yusuke Hanai (botton)

Albe Falzon

João Catarino (top), Ed Fladung (botton), Jamie Watson (left).

Bob Mctavish drawings.

Bob Mctavish drawings (how sick is this?)

Grant Brittain (left), Patrick Trefz (top right), Ben Waters (botton right).

Paula Marina (left), Tyler Warren (right)...

Grant Brittain (showing his photos for the first time in an art show in Brasil).

Yusuke Hanai did this one on the beach....

Joe Curren (left), Sandow Birk (top center), Rick Albano (botton center), Guilherme Tonelli (right).

TBS (boards), Marcelo Bacellar (art on the white board), Fabio Bitão (two skate big ones), Nicolas Delavy (photos on the right).

Luiz Blanco (left), Drew Kampion (center), Mark Sutherland (top right), Heather Brown (botton right).

Felipe Siebert (hollow wood longboard), Art Brewer (panoramic and top left), Wyland (top right), Tom Wegener (alaia).

Andrew Kidman (top left), Grant Myrdal (botton left), Frank Cubillos (center), Cicero Lehmann (right).

Alexandre Vianna.

Bob Mctavish (top left), Ryan Tatar (botton left), Jamie Watson (center botton), João Catarino (top right), Ed Fladung (botton right).

Albe Falzon (left), Yusuke Hanai and Jesse Ledoux (center), Nick Lavecchia (right)...

Nick Lavecchia (botton), Tyler Manson (top right), Mick Water (top left)...

Marcelo Bueno (botton right), Jamie Brisick (top right), Beto Paes Leme (center).

Richard Dowdy (left), Steve Sherman (center), André Luiz (right).

Danielle Rubi (right), Seamouse (center), Theo Hetherington (center botton), Kyle Lightner (center top).

Julie Goldstein (top left), Lana Porcello (botton left), David Muller (botton center), Jair Bortoleto (top center).

Monday, February 2, 2009

II Santos SurfArt on The Surfers Journal.

The Surfers Journal editor Scott Hulet, wrote this piece about the II Santos SurfArt.
I´m so... so... so... so stoked!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks Kyle for the scan....

II Santos SurfArt photos

Hi folks.... first of all, sorry the lack of information... I was so crazy freaking out busy that I couldn´t stop working.... after all the stress and disappointment, the museum is up, and the art show it´s on... For the first 6 days of the festival we use a tent, to display some of the art.. it was the only way to do it at that point... on the 26th, the city gave us the OK to put the arts and boards on the museum... Theo Hetherington, Ciro Bicudo, Felipe Siebert, Maylin, Paula Marina and even Simon Withney helped so much and I´m so thankful for that... I need to share the curator deal with Theo... without him, the art show would not happen... he´s the man and a lovely and respectful dude... Jonathan and Jared Mattson, Yusuke Hanai arrived on the 22th, and it was super fun to have all this guys at my house... my wife was about to kill me (6 guys at my house), but after all, she´s was cool... hehehe... The Mattson 2 played at the tent on the 23th, and then kindly played again on the 25th, for the museum opening.... Yusuke made a live instalation on the tent and now it´s on the museum... I move to another apartment last friday and still don´t have internet connection... so only today I will have time to go and take some pictures for you guys (will post tomorrow)... These photos below are from the lovely lady Paula Marina... enjoy...
The art show will be up for some more weeks... We will have a better film festival in some weeks on the museum, due that the screening room, wasn´t ready until the last day... will post as soon as happen..... thanks for all the artists, film makers (sorry Simon Withney, Mick Sowry, Grupo Sal, Pepê Cezar, Nathan Oldfield, Woodshed), workers, friends, my wife for understanding... love to all...

First Public Surf Museum in Brasil.

Vintage boards.

Theo and Ciro working for the love.

Even the workers love the art... brewer...

Nat´s instalation...

Maylin and Felipe Siebert. The best wood surfboard shaper from Brasil...

Felipe Siebert and Paula Marina with Paula´s photos...

This is why I do this art show... ordinary people love surf art....

Fabinho Anão (smallest surfer in world), me, Simon Withney (Musica Surfica), Theo Hetherington and Ciro Bicudo... stoked!

The Mattson 2 playing on the museum opening... I was about to cry.... thanks boys...

Yeahhhhh... we are all stoked too, Theo!
more photos from good friends...