"Because of the Game... Sincerely"

a celebration of how sports creates passion.

"Because of the Game... Sincerely"

A celebration of how sports creates passion.

About the Artists

Blue the Great

Bryan Blue is a self-taught artist raised in Dallas, TX and now residing in Los Angeles. His consistency and versatility have made him a fixture in the art and creative communities of Los Angeles and beyond. His work draws inspiration from graffiti, cartoons and music, bringing his audience into a colorful world where anything is possible.

Esther Wallace

Esther Wallace is an artist, turned athlete, turned entrepreneur who founded the brand Playa Society in 2018. Imagine never wanting to play basketball, growing up as a 6’1 kid in the city where the game was invented, Springfield, MA… until she fell in love with the sport as a sophomore in high school. She earned a Division I scholarship after her first 2-years of basketball, then went on to play, coach, and earn a master’s in marketing while overseas in England. But, before basketball, her dream was to design apparel. So, after she retired from the game, Esther went back to creating.


Mark Paul Deren, aka MADSTEEZ, is known for his vivid, large-scale, multi-layered paintings and murals, where strange and familiar figures are integrated into abstract landscapes. His artistic approach is influenced by being born blind in his left eye, where he sees only abstractions and lines of colour, most notably reds, purples, and oranges, which appear frequently in his work. His murals and installations can be found in cities around the world, contributing to the global conversation on contemporary art through the use of his distinctive style and innovative use of color.


D’ana “COVL” Nunez is a Puerto Rican multidisciplinary artist and storyteller whose creations embody the captivating energy of the grassroots hustle and delicate artistry.

Demit Omphroy

Demit Omphroy was born in northern California where he studied Fine Art and painting at the University of California Berkeley, while simultaneously playing on the Men’s Soccer Team. At the end of his final year at UC Berkeley, he was drafted professionally to Toronto FC, becoming the first player in Major League Soccer history with Multiple Sclerosis. Demit Omphroy’s artwork is colorful and playful, intertwined with motifs of life, death, and at times generational trauma passed from being raised in an immigrant family.