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 the UC Davis Arboretum

Thursday Oct 24 2019   7:00 PM
ANR Building, Valley Conference Room  2801 2nd St, Davis, CA  map

Past Events

Wild Wonder: Nature Journaling Conference 2019

Thursday Sep 12 2019 - Sunday Sep 15 2019 
William Penn Mott Jr. Training Center  , Pacific Grove, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Poet and the Bench

Sunday Sep 08 2019   1:00 PM
Poet and the Bench  11 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA  map

Arts & Culture: Obi Kaufmann

Wednesday Sep 04 2019   6:30 PM
Berkeley City Club  2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at The Book Catapult CANCELED

Saturday Aug 31 2019   3:00 PM
The Book Catapult  3010-B Juniper St, San Diego, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation

Thursday Aug 29 2019   6:30 PM
Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation - Heron Hall  900 Sanford Rd, Santa Rosa, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Book Passage

Saturday Aug 17 2019   1:00 PM
Book Passage  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA  map

Art & Nature at the Top of the Tower

Friday Aug 16 2019   5:30 PM
Salesforce Tower - Floor 61 (Ohana)  415 Mission St, San Francisco, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Mono Lake

Saturday Aug 03 2019   5:00 PM
Mono Lake Committee Info Center & Bookstore  51365 US-395, Lee Vining, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at the Marin Arts & Garden Center

Wednesday Jul 31 2019   6:00 PM
The Studio at Marin Art & Garden Center  30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross, CA  map

Literary Luncheon with Obi Kaufmann

Thursday Jul 25 2019   11:30 AM
Orinda Books  276 Village Sq, Orinda, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Rakestraw Books

Friday Jul 19 2019   7:00 PM
Rakestraw Books  3 Railroad Ave, Danville, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Wild Love Apothecary

Friday Jul 12 2019   5:30 PM
Wild Love Apothecary  115 South Topanga Canyon Blvd, Ste A, Topanga, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Chaucer’s Bookstore

Thursday Jul 11 2019   7:00 PM
Chaucer's Bookstore  3321 State St, Santa Barbara, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Chevalier’s Books

Wednesday Jul 10 2019   7:00 PM
Chevalier's Books  126 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Northtown Books

Sunday Jul 07 2019   2:30 PM
Northtown Books  957 H St, Arcata, CA  map

Eel River Recovery Project Benefit featuring Obi Kaufmann

Saturday Jul 06 2019   3:00 PM
Round Valley Public Library  23925 Howard St, Covelo, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann in Point Reyes Station

Friday Jul 05 2019   7:00 PM
Dance Palace  503 B St, Point Reyes Station, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Gualala Surf Market

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

Obi Kaufmann at Diesel in the Brentwood Country Mart

Sunday Jun 30 2019   3:00 PM
Diesel, A Bookstore  225 26th St #33, Santa Monica, CA  map

Herb Walk with Obi Kaufmann

Saturday Jun 29 2019   9:00 AM
  1207 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann on “The State of Water: California’s Most Precious Resource”

Sunday Jun 23 2019   7:00 PM
The Lab  3728 The Barnyard, Suite G-23, Carmel, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Sawyer Land + Sea Supply

Friday Jun 21 2019   6:00 PM
Sawyer Land + Sea Supply  402 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Pegasus Books

Saturday Jun 15 2019   7:30 PM
Pegasus Books Downtown  2349 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Copperfield’s in Sebastopol

Friday Jun 14 2019   7:00 PM
Copperfield's Books  138 N Main St, Sebastopol, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Copperfield’s in San Rafael

Thursday Jun 13 2019   6:00 PM
Copperfield's Books  850 4th St, San Rafael, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at East Bay Booksellers

Friday Jun 07 2019   7:00 PM
East Bay Booksellers  5433 College Ave, Oakland, CA  map

The State of Water at Filson

Thursday Jun 06 2019   6:00 PM
Filson  722 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA  map

The State of Water Launch Party

Sunday Jun 02 2019   6:00 PM
Truckee Philosophy  10412 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at the San Francisco Botanical Garden

Friday Dec 07 2018   6:00 PM
San Francisco Botanical Garden  1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at the Marin Art & Garden Center

Wednesday Nov 14 2018   6:00 PM
Marin Art & Garden Center  30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at the Napa Library

Monday Oct 29 2018   7:00 PM
Napa County Library  580 Coombs St, Napa, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at the Sierra Bioregional Rendezvous

Sunday Oct 28 2018   11:00 AM
Miners Foundry Cultural Center  325 Spring St, Nevada City, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at the Lab

Sunday Oct 21 2018   1:00 PM
The Lab  3728 The Barnyard Ste G-23, Carmel, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at the Henry Miller Memorial Library

Saturday Oct 20 2018   12:00 PM
The Henry Miller Memorial Library  48603 Hwy 1, Big Sur, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at the Kensington Public Library

Monday Oct 15 2018   6:30 PM
Kensington Public Library  61 Arlington Ave, Kensington, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at the Mojave Desert Land Trust

Saturday Oct 13 2018   12:00 PM
Mojave Desert Land Trust  60124 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at the Book Club of California

Monday Oct 08 2018   5:00 PM
The Book Club of California  312 Sutter St Ste 500, San Francisco, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Abbot’s Passage

Saturday Sep 15 2018   11:00 AM
Abbot's Passage Supply Co.  27 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Pegasus Books Downtown

Friday Sep 07 2018   7:30 PM
Pegasus Books Downtown  2349 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann at Yosemite National Park

Saturday Jul 28 2018   2:00 PM
Parsons Memorial Lodge  Yosemite National Park Rd, Wawona, 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

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 at Towne Center Books

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