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Blog / News - Friday - Aug 24, 2012
'Tracy Feith' and 'Ivona' in the…
Nowak with Hotel La Jolla's General…
The unveiling of Nowak's 'Garibaldi'
Nowak with Surf Diva's Izzy Tihanyi…
During yesterday’s Grand Opening ceremony at the Kimpton Hotel La Jolla, Nowak’s painting for the property was unveiled. It was a beautiful morning filled with community pride of the new endeavor. In attendance were San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, and Kimpton COO, Niki Leondakis. Nowak was commissioned by the company to paint a Garibaldi, the California State Fish. After being showcased in the new hotel's lobby, the painting will be donated to San Diego’s own Birch Aquarium. The Kimpton Hotel group is a pioneer boutique hotel, one that prides itself on individuality and comfort with the friendly ambience of "being in a friend's home". The effortless style of the recently renovated property displays their methodologies while bringing out the true beauty of La Jolla, California.


Blog / News - Tuesday - Aug 21, 2012
Nowak and her famed Faces of Surfing Collection are featured in the current issue of Sophisticated Living Magazine. Writer, Alix Rice precisely depicts the project, highlighting on key aspects that are important to Nowak and the formation of her project. “Letty Nowak is certainly sitting on top of the world waiting to catch the next wave.” We couldn’t agree more, view the article here: http://digital.slmag.net/issue/71626

Blog / News - Wednesday - Aug 15, 2012
Nowak's Rob Machado's painting being…
The guests viewing the 2012 silent…
Nowak with SIMA President Fernando…
The crowd viewing the art section…
A beautiful view of Salt Creek from…
The beginning of the 2012 Waterman's…
The surf industry's annual gala this past weekend at the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel brought together the sports celebrities, athletes, professionals, characters,and brand leaders raising over $400,000 donated to 20 environmental organizations that stand to protect our oceans, beaches, and waves. More importantly, the people came together to honor the late Sean Collins with the Lifetime Achievement Award, Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of legendary Jacques-Yves Cousteau, as Environmentalist of the Year, and last but definitely not least, Shane Dorian, as this year's Waterman of the Year.

The beautiful event began with a silent auction, that then later turned into an exciting life auction as everyone sat for an evening of detection and celebration. The live auction was produced of twelve items, including a commissioned portrait by Letty Nowak, which alone brought in $15,000. Also including a trip to the Vans Triple Crown in Turtle Bay, an Audi Allroad, a dive trip to Tahiti with Jean-Michel Cousteau.

The annual trio of awards began with an emotional tribute and life time achievement award to Sean Collins, who singled handedly created the mechanism for forecasting waves among many other attributes to the surfing community. “Sean Collins is responsible for bringing more stoke to the world than anyone else over the last 25 years,” Even Slater once explained. Next followed the Environmentalist of the Year Jean- Michel Cousteau who was honored for his life-time dedication to the protection of the worlds oceans, and for his many accomplishments including convincing former U.S. President George W. Bush to set aside 140,000 square miles in northwest Hawaii as the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. The final of the evening brought to the stage 11-time world champion Kelly Slater to present Shane Dorian with this year's Waterman of the Year award, who is famously known for holding the world record for the largest wave ever paddled into, a 57-footer at Jaws.

Blog / News - Friday - Aug 10, 2012
An original Letty Nowak commission painting will be apart of the annual Waterman's Ball live auction The Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel
will host the event this Saturday night where the piece will help aid SIMA's Environmental Fund that benefits various environmental groups that dedicate to the preservation and protection of the world's oceans, beaches, and waves. Below is a link to preview all the items: http://www.sima.com/events/watermans-weekend/live-auction.aspx