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Picture Farm Gallery is stoked to announce the third annual It Doesn’t Not Work local surfboard shaping exhibition.

The process of surfcraft design is not one limited to the big machines of the surf industry, or solely belonging to the heralded masters of the craft, it is a living folk art on an equally democratic level. It is a continually evolving conversation between local craftsman and the sea… and the creations that relationship spawns.

The IDNW inaugural event took place in May of 2014, a result of some mental sparks between S.M.A.S.H  Surf’s Tyler Breuer, Imaginary Surf Co.’s  David Murphy and Picture Farm’s Toddy Stewart. In April of 2015, the show would go on with the inclusion of Board Porn’s  Ron Schein to the team. The 2016 version expands further to include Desiree Melendez to our operational cast.

It Doesn’t Not Work is a surf craft exposition that explores the process of the art & craft of surf-riding design, the event aims to discuss these experimental shapes, work-in-progress projects and tried-and-true formulas. It is a time of conversation and camaraderie, good times and good razzing.

The 3rd Annual IDNW event will be held at Picture Farm Gallery on the weekend of May 13, 14 & 15, 2016. and for the first time coincides with the annual Fish Fry held out in Long Beach, Long Island (swell permitting.)

Prospective participants can submit their works of art, failure and middling successes at the IDNW website. The show is free of charge and open to all ages, surfer and gawker alike. For those not so in the know, it is a perfect moment to acquaint yourself with some of the best parts of surf culture and ask all the dumb questions about surfboard design that have been burning a hole in your mental pocket.