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Exhibition Name:

Washed Ashore: Art To Save The Sea

Description: The Washed Ashore Traveling Exhibit features giant sea life sculptures and other artwork made entirely of marine debris collected from beaches to dramatically illustrate the tragedy of plastic pollution in our oceans and waterways. The Artwork is combined with scientifically based educational signage to teach children and adults about ocean stewardship, responsible consumer habits and how 'Every Action Counts' to help save our seas. The Washed Ashore hands-on exhibits are completely interactive with some sculptures having musical components. Our exhibits and educational programs, such as our Marine Debris sculpture, now on display in the Sant Ocean Hall at The Smithsonian in Washington DC, aim to reach a wide audience with the arts being the messenger. As viewers are lured to look more closely at the sea life artworks, all ages are shocked into wanting to learn more about the tragic issue of marine debris in a way they can embrace. Thousands of community volunteers have worked together with lead artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi to create powerful art pieces which are combined with educational signage, in partnership with NOAA, to teach children and adults how to help save our seas. Additional curriculum, teaching kits and teacher, staff and docent workshops and training are lead by Washed Ashore staff and included in the exhibit package. INCREASES VENUE VISITOR ATTENDANCE! Sausalito’s Marine Mammal Center said, “During its stay, Washed Ashore helped us attract over 30% more visitors than the previous year!" In addition to reaching a greater audience with the message of how to save the oceans, the alluring but unsettling exhibit has also proven to be a powerful crowd-pleaser and very effective publicity and fundraising engine for the hosting venue. MADE TO FIT THE SPACE Most of the exhibit can be displayed indoors as well as outdoors. This is a completely flexible exhibit which our installation crew can mold into any space including hallways, lobbies, tunnels, walkways and patios. The artist visits your site and designs a custom show that fits your facility and needs. The number of pieces displayed at a typical exhibit can range from 8 to 20 or more. Washed Ashore’s exhibit package also includes an array of retail merchandise including t-shirts, post cards, earrings, water bottles, etc. EXHIBIT HOSTING FEES Every show is designed especially for the space. Therefore each contract is unique as well (variable number of pieces, program choice, etc.). Custom sculptures can be commissioned and stay on site permanently as a way of continuing the message after the exhibit leaves.
Category: Environment & Ecology
Primarily Consists Of: Objects, 3-Dimensional (in cases/vitrines)
Cost: $139,000+ based on length/# pieces
Size: 1,200-5,000 sq ft
Venue Length: 6-12 Months
Availability: Available Now!
Special Requirements: Many Sculptures can be indoors or outdoors
Previous Venues: The Marine Mammal Center Sausalito, California
Portland Community College
Oregon Coast Aquarium
America’s Cup Healthy Ocean Exhibit
The Living Coast Discovery Center, Chula Vista CA
Virginia Beach Aquarium & Marine Science Center
San Francisco Zoo
SeaWorld Parks in Orlando, San Diego & San Antonio
Mystic Aquarium, Connecticut
Houston Zoo
Brevard Zoo, Melbourne FL
Smithsonian National Zoo, Washington DC
Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta CA
Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond VA
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Tacoma WA
Mounts Botanical Gardens, West Palm Beach FL
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, Sarasota FL
Toronto Zoo
Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock, AK
United Nations Ocean Conference, New York, NY
Newport Visual Art Center, Newport, OR
Tulsa Zoo, Tulsa, OK
Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, IL
Organization: Artula Institute
Contact: Frank Rocco
Address: PO Box 1139, Bandon, 97411 USA
Phone: 415 847 1239
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