Obi Kaufmann at Gualala Surf Market

Thursday Jul 04 2019   10:00 AM
Gualala Surf Market  39250 CA-1, Gualala, CA  map

Come celebrate the 4th of July with Obi Kaufmann on his book tour celebrating the launch of his latest book, The State of Water. Obi will be passing through Gualala and hanging out for a bit at the Surf Market, signing copies of the latest work. There will be plenty of copies of Obi’s new book available and he will be offering exclusive, limited editions of his art as well.

Obi KaufmannGrowing up in the East Bay as the son of an astrophysicist and a psychologist, Obi Kaufmann spent most of high school practicing calculus and breaking away on weekends to scramble around Mount Diablo and map its creeks, oak forests, and sage mazes. Into adulthood, he would regularly journey into the mountains, spending more summer nights without a roof than with one. For Kaufmann, the epic narrative of the California backcountry holds enough art, science, mythology, and language for a hundred field atlases to come. When he is not backpacking, you can find the painter-poet at his desk in Oakland, posting @coyotethunder #trailpaintings on social media. His website is