It’s that time of year again, folks. The Greenbacks and I will unveil Surface Film — our yearly photo show (that I curate) and Fishing Editor Joe Cermele named four years ago — on Feb. 6 at the Anthology Fine Art Gallery in Denver. The show helps us raise money for conservation projects here in Colorado. Namely our 1of750 project to help save our state fish: the greenback cutthroat.

The image above is from photographer Rob Yaskovic and is just one of 24 amazing fish related imagery that’ll be on the wall for sale. It’s not just grip and grins, but rather a smattering of culture, landscapes, and as indicated above, things like Spaghettios. It’s a fun grouping of images.

I know this is a hyperlocal event, but don’t despair. Plans are being talked about to share the show digitally with the world at large sometime down the road and even potentially have prints for sale. I’ll keep you all posted on the progress on that, but in the meantime, if you’re in the Denver area and want to listen to some live music, drink delicious Upslope beers on us, and put your name in a hat for one of the most absurd raffle prize package of all — it’s worth about $1,600 — come on down and hang out. If you know anyone in the area who might like to come let them know and pass on the good word.

Details are below:



The raffle prize package includes all of this amazing stuff:
– Scott Rods Radian Rod inscribed with the greenbacks edition: $795
– Vedavoo Sling pack with the greenbacks patch: $109
– Vedavoo Hip pack with the Greenbacks patch: $29
– Westwater Messenger Bag: $149.95
– Westwater Large Zippered Duffel: $199.95
– Fishpond License Plate Trucker Hat: $19.95
– Greenbacks Hat: $25
– Costa sunglasses: $200

This year we’re also having a little wine and appetizer preview party before all the hooligans get there. Tickets for this party will cost $25 per person, and include first purchase opportunity, wine, light appetizers, and the chance to meet some of the photographers. We are limiting the tickets available to 30. If interested, you can purchase tickets here.