To celebrate Upper Playground’s 10th Anniversary, Sam Flores has decided to give away a large painting (6 x 4 feet) to one lucky fan. The medium is acrylic and spray paint on wood framed canvas. Also, as a way of thanking fans he has made a series of 200 illustrations/drawings available at a very affordable price. Photos of these as well as all the contest details after the jump…

2009 marks Upper Playground’s 10th Anniversary, and to celebrate the momentous achievement, Upper Playground has a year planned with tremendous giveaways and compelling collaborative projects. In the first of many valuable drawings slated for 2009, Upper Playground is giving away a Sam Flores painting, Flores y Zorro, valued at over $10,000. The painting is signed by Sam Flores, the dimensions are 6 feet by 4 feet and the medium is acrylic and spray paint on wood framed canvas. To enter, all you have to do is register your email at the top right corner of If you’re already signed up, then you are already entered – it’s that simple! Don’t forget to tell your friends. The contest is open for 2 weeks and a winner will be announced on Thursday, February 12th.

In the spirit of thanking his fans, Sam Flores also created a series of 200 small illustrations and is offering them at a very affordable price. The drawings are framed and are on sale now only at the San Francisco Upper Playground store. The figurative drawings give a glimpse into how Sam develops his characters and pieces and are not only unique, but are affordable so that his young fans can have the opportunity to purchase his art.

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