PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – May 16, 2016 – The Automotive Fine Arts Society (AFAS) will return to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® with a selection of their best automotive artwork on Sunday, Aug. 21. Sponsored by The Lincoln Motor Company, the 2016 AFAS exhibit at The Lodge at Pebble Beach in beautiful Pebble Beach, California, will showcase the latest creations from the world’s finest automotive artists.
“The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance continues to serve as the premier venue to showcase our latest pieces,” said Ken Eberts, AFAS president and founding member. “The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance combines the best world-class vehicles and automotive art to create an event that embodies the true spirit and beauty of the automobile. We look forward to having our exhibition on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links and being a part of this special experience.”
Established in 1950, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has grown to become the finest exhibition of show cars in the world. Held each August on the 18th fairway, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is an annual gathering of rare and antique automobiles, world famous artists and international automotive enthusiasts from around the globe. The 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will feature several marques and special classes including Delahaye, BMW’s Centennial, 50th Anniversary of Ford GT40 victory at Le Mans and Bizzarrini.
“We have a long-standing relationship with the Automotive Fine Arts Society that spans more than 30 years and has included some of the finest automotive artwork in the world,” said Sandra Button, Chairman of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. “Every year AFAS members showcase breathtaking works of art that complement the automobiles on display. We have been privileged to work with many artists who have a keen eye for the finer details and elegance of the automobile. These artists are doing all they can to help others see and appreciate automotive style.”
The 2016 AFAS exhibit will take place on the 18th fairway from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. AFAS artists exhibiting this year are:
- Larry Braun
- David Chapple
- Ken Eberts
- Tom Fritz
- Tom Hale
- Dennis Hoyt
- Jack Juratovic
- Jay Koka
- Charlie Maher
- John Francis Marsh
- Bill Motta
- Niles Nakaoka
- Richard Pietruska
- Stanley Rose
- Barry Rowe
- Tony Sikorski
- Klaus Wagger
- Bruce Wheeler
Additional AFAS guests attending this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance include guest artists Toshiharu Inagaki, Makoto Ouchi, Akira Watanabe, Kenji Yamada, Sandrine Blondel and Dan McCrary, Robert E. Larivee – Author of “Hot Red Detroit” and the Art Center College of Design.
One of the art pieces on display at this year’s show is Jay Koka’s newest work, entitled “918 on Ocean”. It depicts a Porsche 918 on Ocean Avenue in Carmel during Car Week. Known for his ability to manipulate color and mood to create automotive masterpieces, Koka’s art has been featured at several international events over the years including the Pebble Beach Concours.
Along with the exhibit on Sunday, AFAS will also host an exclusive invitation-only reception sponsored by The Lincoln Motor Company on Saturday, Aug. 20. This event has become a popular destination for celebrities and industry leaders to preview the latest AFAS pieces.
Created in 1983 by six artists the society made its first appearance as a group at the 1986 Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance. Still very much involved with the Pebble Beach , AFAS is comprised of more than 25 members who demonstrate talent, innovation and an undeniable passion for automobiles.
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About the Automotive Fine Arts Society
AFAS was established in 1983 by a group of artists who are acknowledged by critics to be among the best in their field. Members work in many diverse mediums including oil, watercolors, acrylics, wood, gouache, pen & ink, clay and metal. AFAS and its members participate in select shows across the country including the Pebble Beach Concours d´Elegance. Information about AFAS is available at www.autoartgallery.com or by contacting Tyler Weiland at 214.520.3430 X 302 or TWeiland@tprm.com