, Hermosa (detail), 2021, Limited Edition Archival Fine Art Photograph. Printed by the artist on Legacy Platine paper, 51 x 40 inches, courtesy of the artist. © Cara Romero. Courtesy of the Artist. All Rights Reserved.
Event

Opening Reception Fall Exhibitions

Heather Mickley • September 23, 2022

PACIFIC RISE: OCEAN HEALTH
Curated by Louisa Gloger and Elia Haworth
On View: October 1 - December 31, 2022
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 1 
2 PM Artist Talks with Laurie Mahan Sawyer & Keith Hansen
3 - 5 PM Reception

Exhibition Link 

Pacific Rise: Ocean Health expresses both urgency and hope by highlighting the work of visionary artists, scientists, citizens, and organizations. Through painting, photography, multi-media, sculpture, and academic research, the exhibition focuses on the wonder of the marine world, the current age of destructive human impact on the planet—the Anthropocene epoch—and ideas that can empower us as individuals to take responsibility for our daily choices, and be proactive voices for changing our collective human behavior.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS 
Bryant Austin, Brown Cannon III, Sally K. Fairfax, Tess Felix, Elizabeth Fenwick, Keith Hansen, Steve N.G. Howell, Joe Hoyt, Josie Iselin, Jenny Jacox, Chris Jordan, Guillermo H. Kelly, Judith Selby Lang & Richard Lang, Ellen Litwiller, Ethan Okamura, Deborah Oropallo & Andy Rappaport, Laura Plageman, Lina Prairie, Cara Romero, Camille Seaman, Andy Segal, Joseph Siedman, Janai Southworth, Nancy Stein, John Warzybok, Elizabeth Weber, Chelsea Ryoko Wong, and more.

PARTICIPATING SCIENCE WRITERS
Biret Adden, Sarah Allen, Bruce Bowser, Sally K. Fairfax, Peter Gleckler, Keith Hansen, Burr Heneman, Steve N.G. Howell, Josie Iselin, Jenny Jacox, Mike Jacox, Judith Selby Lang & Richard Lang, Joe Mueller, Hawk Rosales, Terry Sawyer, Jennifer Stock, Michael Stocker, and more.

[Image: CARA ROMERO, "Hermosa" (detail), 2021, Limited Edition Archival Fine Art Photograph. Printed by the artist on Legacy Platine paper, 51 x 40 inches, courtesy of the artist. © Cara Romero. Courtesy of the Artist. All Rights Reserved.]

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LAURIE MAHAN SAWYER, "Crevice Dwellers," 2018, Ink on clay board, 19 x 16 inches, courtesy of the artist.

[Image: LAURIE MAHAN SAWYER, "Crevice Dwellers," 2018, Ink on clayboard, 19 x 16 inches, courtesy of the artist.]

 

Related Exhibition
COASTAL MARIN ARTISTS GALLERY
Laurie Mahan Sawyer: Seeing the Unseen
Curated by Elia Haworth 
On View: October 1 - December 31, 2022
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 1 
2 PM Artist Talks with Laurie Mahan Sawyer & Keith Hansen
3 - 5 PM Reception

Exhibition Link

Laurie Mahan Sawyer dedicates her art to engaging viewers in the wonder and complexity of the natural world. This exhibition focuses on species and habitats of the marine world, from delicate watercolors of microscopic animals to bold scratchboard or ink on clay board depicting kelp details and salmon's life cycle. A longtime resident of Point Reyes Station in coastal Marin County, she grew up on the southern California coast in Malibu. She found her passion for marine biology while in high school. Sawyer graduated with a degree in illustration from the Art Center College of Design, and a degree in science illustration from California State University, Monterey Bay. She has collaborated with such organizations as NOAA at Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary and Marin Resource Conservation District. She has worked in scientific illustration, created lively murals, and taught art classes. Her work informs her viewers and invites them to be curious and learn more about nature.