In 2011, the life of 5-year-old Jake Owen was tragically minimize short when his family’s auto was hit from at the rear of by another driver. To honor his legacy, and ensure that construction on the skatepark named for him is completed in accordance to approach, Federal Hill resident Cindy Conklin collaborated with the Waterfront Partnership to manage a fundraising auction. She attained out to a range of artists from Baltimore and about the country, and ended up with far more than 50 tailor made painted skateboard decks. There are all varieties of distinct decks 2 painted by a person of Jake’s shut childhood pals, Reid, an electronic triptych from California-based mostly artist AJ Pyatak, and there’s even an autographed board from John Waters. The auction starts Thursday, April 8th: biddingowl.com/WaterfrontPartnership

(Ulysses Muñoz)

Skateboard artwork auction

“In Memory of Jake Owen” is painted on a skateboard deck at the house of Cindy Conklin on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 the board will be auctioned off to aid fund the completion of Jake’s Skate Park at Rash Subject, which is seen in the background. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Solar)

Skateboard art auction
"Two Heads are Better Than One" and "A Perfect Day at the Yard" by Reid Glaros painted on skateboards sit on the deck of Cindy Conklin on Wednesday, April 7, 2021; the boards will be auctioned off to help fund the completion of Jake's Skate Park at Rash Field, which is seen in the background.

“Two Heads are Superior Than A single” and “A Ideal Working day at the Yard” by Reid Glaros painted on skateboards sit on the deck of Cindy Conklin on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 the boards will be auctioned off to assist fund the completion of Jake’s Skate Park at Rash Discipline, which is noticed in the track record. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)

Skateboard art auction
"Disjointed Flight" by Michelle Modell painted on skateboards sits on the deck Cindy Conklin on Wednesday, April 7, 2021; the triptych will be auctioned off to help fund the completion of Jake's Skate Park at Rash Field.

“Disjointed Flight” by Michelle Modell painted on skateboards sits on the deck Cindy Conklin on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 the triptych will be auctioned off to support fund the completion of Jake’s Skate Park at Rash Field. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sunshine)

Skateboard artwork auction
Cindy Conklin displays some of the painted skateboard decks in her home on Wednesday, April 7, 2021; the art pieces will be auctioned off to help fund the completion of Jake's Skate Park at Rash Field.

Cindy Conklin displays some of the painted skateboard decks in her dwelling on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 the artwork items will be auctioned off to aid fund the completion of Jake’s Skate Park at Rash Industry. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sunshine)

Skateboard art auction
Skateboard decks featuring images of Godzilla and King Kong by Will Brown (IG: @artistwillbrown) sit in the living room of Cindy Conklin on Wednesday, April 7, 2021; the art pieces will be auctioned off to help fund the completion of Jake's Skate Park at Rash Field.

Skateboard decks that includes images of Godzilla and King Kong by Will Brown (IG: @artistwillbrown) sit in the living place of Cindy Conklin on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 the artwork pieces will be auctioned off to enable fund the completion of Jake’s Skate Park at Rash Discipline. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sunlight)

Skateboard art auction
"Give Me Some Sugar" by Lauren Preller is in the living room of Cindy Conklin on Wednesday, April 7, 2021; the art piece will be auctioned off to help fund the completion of Jake's Skate Park at Rash Field.

“Give Me Some Sugar” by Lauren Preller is in the living area of Cindy Conklin on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 the artwork piece will be auctioned off to assistance fund the completion of Jake’s Skate Park at Rash Area. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)

Skateboard art auction
A skateboard deck signed by John Waters and one called "Poe" by Jim Macko sit in the living room of Cindy Conklin on Wednesday, April 7, 2021; the art pieces will be auctioned off to help fund the completion of Jake's Skate Park at Rash Field.

A skateboard deck signed by John Waters and one particular called “Poe” by Jim Macko sit in the residing room of Cindy Conklin on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 the artwork parts will be auctioned off to assist fund the completion of Jake’s Skate Park at Rash Area. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)

Skateboard art auction
"Gnarly" by Kate Norris painted on a skateboard is held by Cindy Conklin on Wednesday, April 7, 2021; the art piece will be auctioned off to help fund the completion of Jake's Skate Park at Rash Field.

“Gnarly” by Kate Norris painted on a skateboard is held by Cindy Conklin on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 the artwork piece will be auctioned off to help fund the completion of Jake’s Skate Park at Rash Subject. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Solar)

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"Charm City Treats" by Dena Jones (IG: @chadenamade) sits in the living room of Cindy Conklin on Wednesday, April 7, 2021; the art piece will be auctioned off to help fund the completion of Jake's Skate Park at Rash Field.

“Charm Metropolis Treats” by Dena Jones (IG: @chadenamade) sits in the residing space of Cindy Conklin on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 the art piece will be auctioned off to enable fund the completion of Jake’s Skate Park at Rash Field. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sunlight)

Skateboard art auction
Cindy Conklin sits in her living room with painted skateboard decks on Wednesday, April 7, 2021; they'll be auctioned off to help fund the completion of Jake's Skate Park at Rash Field.

Cindy Conklin sits in her living place with painted skateboard decks on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 they’ll be auctioned off to help fund the completion of Jake’s Skate Park at Rash Area. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Solar)

Skateboard artwork auction
Cindy Conklin displays some of the skateboard decks in her home on Wednesday, April 7, 2021; the art pieces will be auctioned off to help fund the completion of Jake's Skate Park at Rash Field.

Cindy Conklin shows some of the skateboard decks in her residence on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 the art items will be auctioned off to assist fund the completion of Jake’s Skate Park at Rash Discipline. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sunshine)

Skateboard artwork auction
"The Web of Memory" by AJ Pyatak (IG: @gannon5000) painted on skateboards sits in the home of Cindy Conklin on Wednesday, April 7, 2021; the triptych will be auctioned off to help fund the completion of Jake's Skate Park at Rash Field.

“The Web of Memory” by AJ Pyatak (IG: @gannon5000) painted on skateboards sits in the property of Cindy Conklin on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 the triptych will be auctioned off to enable fund the completion of Jake’s Skate Park at Rash Area. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sunshine)

Skateboard artwork auction
Cindy Conklin displays some of the skateboard decks in her home on Wednesday, April 7, 2021; the art pieces will be auctioned off to help fund the completion of Jake's Skate Park at Rash Field.

Cindy Conklin displays some of the skateboard decks in her home on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 the artwork items will be auctioned off to help fund the completion of Jake’s Skate Park at Rash Field. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sunshine)

Skateboard artwork auction
"Nothing Bugs Me" painted by Wrae Wene is held by Cindy Conklin on Wednesday, April 7, 2021; the art piece will be auctioned off to help fund the completion of Jake's Skate Park at Rash Field.

“Nothing at all Bugs Me” painted by Wrae Wene is held by Cindy Conklin on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 the art piece will be auctioned off to help fund the completion of Jake’s Skate Park at Rash Area. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Solar)

Skateboard artwork auction
Cindy Conklin displays some of the skateboard decks in her home on Wednesday, April 7, 2021; the art pieces will be auctioned off to help fund the completion of Jake's Skate Park at Rash Field.

Cindy Conklin displays some of the skateboard decks in her residence on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 the art items will be auctioned off to enable fund the completion of Jake’s Skate Park at Rash Industry. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sunshine)

Skateboard art auction
Cindy Conklin and her husband, Bob Merbler, display some of the skateboard decks up for auction at their home on Wednesday, April 7, 2021; the proceeds from the art sales will go to help fund the completion of Jake's Skate Park at Rash Field.

Cindy Conklin and her partner, Bob Merbler, show some of the skateboard decks up for auction at their house on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 the proceeds from the artwork gross sales will go to support fund the completion of Jake’s Skate Park at Rash Industry. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sunshine)