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Reserve Inspiration: An exhibition inspired by Oregon’s Marine Reserves
October 2, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
Photo credit: Scott Groth
Please join us for an in-person opening reception on 𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮, 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝟭𝟮 𝘁𝗼 𝟰𝗽𝗺 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗩𝗶𝘀𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝗖𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿 for this exciting exhibit, “Reserve Inspiration”. Many of the artists involved will be in attendance.
“Reserve Inspiration” features 𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘀 who share work inspired by the beauty and diversity of the Oregon’s Marine Reserves in media ranging from painting and scientific illustration, to ceramics and photography, and even FirePainting.
Artists involved include:
- 𝗝𝘂𝗹𝗶𝗲 𝗙𝗶𝗲𝗱𝗹𝗲𝗿 is a ceramics artist and painter and directs St. James Santiago School.
- 𝗦𝗰𝗼𝘁𝘁 𝗚𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗵 is a marine biologist who guides fisheries to improved sustainability, but also has a love for adventure, the sea, and photography.
- 𝗖𝘆𝗻𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗮 𝗟𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗵𝗮𝘁-𝗔𝗱𝗮𝗺𝘀 is a self-taught multimedia artist who uses Pyrographic methods in an ever-evolving process that powers her growth as an artist.
- 𝗩𝗶𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗮 𝗠𝗰𝗢𝗺𝗶𝗲 lives on the central Oregon Coast and is a painter and mixed media artist taking creative cues from nature for over four decades.
- 𝗘𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗲 𝗥𝗼𝘀𝗲 enjoys photographing the natural world around us, especially birds and other wildlife.
- 𝗡𝗼𝗿𝗮 𝗦𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘄𝗼𝗼𝗱 holds a certificate in natural science illustration from the University of Washington and works with numerous clients in Oregon and beyond, and occasionally has time to paint for her own enjoyment.
- 𝗝𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗣𝗲𝗿𝗿𝘆 𝗧𝗼𝘄𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗻𝗱 paints plein air in oils; she loves the ocean and landscape of the coast and the adventure of going out into amazing places to paint.
- 𝗛𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗻 𝗞𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗽 has enjoyed painting plain air watercolor on the Oregon coast since the 1970s and continues to do so every summer trying to capture light and color of the spectacular views.
- 𝗗𝗲𝗻𝗻𝗶𝘀 𝗪𝗵𝗶𝘁𝗲 has rekindled his passion for photography since his move to the Oregon coast, exploring Oregon’s landscape and wildlife diversity, finding beauty in the broad scope and tiny details of nature.
Oregon’s five marine reserve sites are areas in the ocean dedicated to conservation and scientific research, overseen by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. “𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘨𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘶𝘯𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘤,” said ASLC President Dawn Villaescusa, “𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘸𝘦’𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘣𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥.”
For more information on Oregon’s Marine Reserves: https://oregonmarinereserves.com/