MALIBU—The City of Malibu is seeking submissions of surfboards for the “Art of The Board” exhibition in honor of the city’s 25th anniversary.

A surfboard art installation celebrating Malibu’s surfing history and culture, “Art of the Board,” will be hosted by the Malibu Cultural Arts Commission. The installation is set to be unveiled during the City of Malibu’s 25th anniversary party on March 28, at City Hall and will remain on display through September 2016.

According to a press release from the City of Malibu, the city is seeking unique and historical surfboards that “tell a story, or are works of visually compelling artistic quality” that will be included in an installation located in the City Hall atrium. Surfboards selected based on artistic design, such as drawings, paintings or graphics on the boards will be featured in the exhibit, suspended vertically from the lobby ceiling at varying heights.

John Van Hamersveld, a renowned graphic artist, will be an honored guest at the grand opening celebration and will design a special poster to commemorate the installation and the 25th anniversary.

Van Hamersveld was the art director of Surfer Magazine in 1962-64, and designed the editorial and advertising for the company that led to the campaign poster for the surf movie, “The Endless Summer.” He has designed countless logos, album covers, murals, and posters throughout his 50-year art career. Recently, Van Hamersveld’s drawings have been applied digitally to become posters, advertising art, and murals.

Malibu residents or members of the community within the surrounding area can submit a surfboard for consideration. The application period started on January 11, and the deadline is Friday, February 5.

For application info and/or to submit a surfboard for consideration, visit or pick up an application form at City Hall.

For more information, contact Amy Crittenden, Recreation Manager, at 310-456-2489 ext. 337.