Obi Kaufmann

Growing 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 www.coyoteandthunder.com.

Upcoming Events

Obi Kaufmann at Book Passage, Corte Madera

Sunday May 27 2018   1:00 PM
Book Passage, Corte Madera  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Forager Tasting Room & Eatery

Saturday Jun 02 2018   6:00 PM
Forager Tasting Room & Eatery  420 S 1st St, San Jose, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Towne Center Books

Thursday Jun 07 2018   7:00 PM
Towne Center Books  555 Main St, Pleasanton, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Copperfield’s Books–Calistoga

Saturday Jun 09 2018   1:00 PM
Copperfield's Books  1330 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann: An Inventory of Conservation at the California Native Plant Society

Thursday Jul 05 2018   7:30 PM
California Native Plant Society–Yerba Buena Chapter  1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA  map

Past Events

Obi Kaufmann at Copperfield’s Books–Santa Rosa

Friday May 11 2018   7:00 PM
Copperfield's Books   775 Village Ct, Santa Rosa, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Eureka Books

Saturday May 05 2018   6:00 PM
Eureka Books  426 2nd St, Eureka, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at the Alameda Library

Saturday Apr 07 2018   1:00 PM
Alameda Free Library  1550 Oak St, Alameda, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at the Restore Hetch Hetchy Annual Dinner

Saturday Mar 17 2018   6:00 PM
Berkeley City Club  2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Authors on the Move

Saturday Mar 10 2018   5:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Sacramento  1209 L St, Sacramento, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Copperfield’s Books–Sebastopol

Friday Mar 09 2018   7:00 PM
Copperfield's Books  138 N Main St, Sebastopol, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Folio Books

Monday Mar 05 2018   7:00 PM
Folio Books  3957 24th St, San Francisco, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center

Saturday Mar 03 2018   10:00 AM
Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center  590 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at the Boots Ball Fundraiser

Saturday Mar 03 2018   2:00 PM
Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center  401 Tilting T Dr, Borrego Springs, CA  map

CANCELED: Obi Kaufmann at the South Lake Tahoe Library

Tuesday Feb 27 2018   6:00 PM
South Lake Tahoe Library  1000 Rufus Allen Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA  map

CANCELED: Obi Kaufmann at the Point Arena Public Library

Sunday Feb 25 2018   2:00 PM
Coast Community Library  225 Main St, Point Arena, CA  map

CANCELED: Obi Kaufmann at the Fort Bragg Library

Saturday Feb 24 2018   12:30 PM
Fort Bragg Branch Library  499 E Laurel St, Fort Bragg, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Green Apple Books on the Park

Tuesday Feb 20 2018   7:30 PM
Green Apple Books on the Park  1231 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at the Audubon Center at Debs Park

Monday Feb 12 2018   6:30 PM
Audubon Center at Debs Park  4700 Griffin Ave, Los Angeles, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Second Hand Revival in Eagle Rock

Sunday Feb 11 2018   12:00 PM
Runabout Goods  2246 Fair Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA  map

Eskina presents Obi Kaufmann and The California Field Atlas

Saturday Feb 10 2018   7:00 PM
Eskina at the Ojai Rancho Inn  615 W Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann Herb Walk with Lanny Kaufer

Saturday Feb 10 2018   10:00 AM
Ventura River Preserve  Oso Trailhead, Mira Monte, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at the Burlingame Public Library

Tuesday Feb 06 2018   7:00 PM
Burlingame Public Library  480 Primrose Rd, Burlingame, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at the Gold Trail Grange, Coloma

Sunday Feb 04 2018   5:00 PM
Gold Trail Grange  319 CA-49, Coloma, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Readers’ Books

Thursday Feb 01 2018   7:00 PM
Readers' Books  130 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at the Mechanics’ Institute

Wednesday Jan 31 2018   6:30 PM
Mechanics' Institute  57 Post St, San Francisco, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Moe’s Books

Tuesday Jan 16 2018   7:00 PM
Moe's Books  2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival – Fireside Chat & Book Signing

Saturday Jan 13 2018   3:30 PM
Golden Era  309 Broad St, Nevada City, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at BookSmart

Saturday Dec 23 2017   12:00 PM
BookSmart  1295 E Dunne Ave Ste 120, Morgan Hill, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Book Seller

Sunday Dec 17 2017   3:00 PM
Book Seller  107 Mill St, Grass Valley, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Atelier

Saturday Dec 16 2017   4:00 PM
Atelier  10128 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Barn Owl Books

Friday Dec 15 2017   5:30 PM
Barn Owl Books  373 W Main St, Quincy, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Book Passage By-the-Bay

Tuesday Dec 12 2017   6:00 PM
Book Passage By-the-Bay  100 Bay St, Sausalito, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Patagonia Palo Alto

Saturday Dec 02 2017   6:00 PM
Patagonia Palo Alto  525 Alma St, Palo Alto, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Diesel (Larkspur)

Saturday Nov 25 2017   2:00 PM
Diesel, a Bookstore  2419 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Oakland Yard

Friday Nov 24 2017   6:00 PM
Oakland Yard Wine Shop & Junction  420 40th St, Oakland, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Mrs. Dalloway’s

Wednesday Nov 08 2017   5:30 PM
Mrs. Dalloway's  2904 College Ave, Berkeley, CA  map

The California Field Atlas at Point Reyes Books

Saturday Oct 21 2017   4:00 PM
Point Reyes Books  11315 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, CA  map

The California Field Atlas at Snow Peak

Monday Oct 16 2017   4:00 PM
Snow Peak  410 NW 14th Ave, Portland, OR  map

The California Field Atlas at Gallery Bookstore

Wednesday Oct 11 2017   6:30 PM
Gallery Bookstore  319 Kasten St, Mendocino, CA  map

The California Field Atlas at Northtown Books

Tuesday Oct 10 2017   7:00 PM
Northtown Books  957 H St, Arcata, CA  map

The California Field Atlas at Redwood National Park

Monday Oct 09 2017   3:00 PM
Prairie Creek Visitor Center  127011 Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, Orick, CA  map

The California Field Atlas at Premium Tattoo

Friday Oct 06 2017   5:00 PM
Premium Tattoo  4130 Broadway, Oakland, CA  map

The California Field Atlas at Kitkitdizzi

Wednesday Oct 04 2017   3:30 PM
Kitkitdizzi  219 Broad St, Nevada City, CA  map

The California Field Atlas at Bespoke

Tuesday Oct 03 2017   4:00 PM
Bespoke  10130 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA  map

The California Field Atlas at Alpenglow Sports

Monday Oct 02 2017   3:00 PM
Alpenglow Sports  415 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA  map

The California Field Atlas at Mono Lake Bookstore

Sunday Oct 01 2017   6:00 PM
Mono Lake Bookstore  US-395, Lee Vining, CA  map

The California Field Atlas at Boulder Creek Brewery

Friday Sep 29 2017  
Boulder Creek Brewery  13101 CA-9, Boulder Creek, CA  map

The California Field Atlas at Iron and Resin: Venice

Saturday Sep 23 2017   4:00 PM
Iron and Resin  1916 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA  map

The California Field Atlas at Iron and Resin: Ventura

Friday Sep 22 2017   4:00 PM
Iron and Resin  324 E Main St, Ventura, CA  map

The California Field Atlas at Iron and Resin: San Francisco

Thursday Sep 21 2017  
Iron and Resin  7 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA  map

The California Field Atlas at Root General

Tuesday Sep 19 2017  
Root General  1424 Fulton Street, Fresno, CA  map

The California Field Atlas at Joshua Tree National Park

Saturday Sep 16 2017  
Joshua Tree National Park Visitor's Center  6554 Park Boulevard , Joshua Tree, CA  map

The California Field Atlas at Anza Borrego State Park

Friday Sep 15 2017  
Anza Borrego State Park Visitor's Center  300 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA  map

The California Field Atlas at Right Tribe

Monday Sep 11 2017  
Right Tribe  328 Center Pl, Manhattan Beach, CA  map

The California Field Atlas at North Menswear

Saturday Sep 09 2017  
North Menswear  380 Glenneyre Street, Laguna Beach, CA  map

The California Field Atlas at Levi’s Haus of Strauss

Friday Sep 08 2017  
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The California Field Atlas at Issues

Wednesday Sep 06 2017  
Issues  20 Glen Ave, Oakland, CA  map

The California Field Atlas at Proof Lab

Monday Sep 04 2017  
Proof Lab  244 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, CA  map

The California Field Atlas at Perish Trust

Sunday Sep 03 2017  
Perish Trust  728 Divisadero St , San Francisco, CA  map

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