RCMF is excited to once again have Humboldt County artist Matt Beard as our poster artist for 2021. To say Matt Beard is a big deal would be a substantial understatement. Beard has been published not only locally, nationally, but also internationally. This world -renowned artist has a large following among collectors for his stylistic coastal scenes and his ability to capture the emotion behind waves.
One thing that sets Matt apart from other artists is that he is one of a select few that does live performance painting to live music. While a band plays, he paints a piece of art to how the music makes him feel. Beard attempts to match his brushstrokes to the beat of the music and at the end produces a finished piece of art that is typically auctioned off with proceeds donated to charity.
In this spirit, our poster art is created to live music during the course of an evening performances.
In 2013 Beard started an association for artists to donate proceeds of artwork sales to non-profits. His foundation is AidCurrent. To date Matt has donated nearly $50,000 to various charities from proceeds of his art sales.