Artists throughout Cascadia (and beyond) are creating art inspired by nature to promote preservation and appreciation of habitats and species. Support their efforts, join them, or get inspired and launch your own art for conservation project!
Benefit Art Show
The West Coast Migration: an art show and film fest benefiting shark and ocean conservation, put on by the nonprofit group Pangea Seed. See the art in Seattle at Roq La Rue Gallery on July 13-15, and in Portland at Grass Hut on July 20-22.
Educational Outreach / Photography Project
Meet Your Neighbours: Photographers shoot common species from around the world in front of a white background to highlight local biodiversity. Audubon Magazine recently featured the project on their blog. Become a photographer for the project!
Artists for an Oil-Free Coast: In protest of a proposed gas pipeline on British Columbia’s raincoast, 50 artists gathered for two weeks earlier this summer to paint the the area, hoping to draw attention to the threatened wilderness. Their artwork is being collected with nature writing and poetry about the area into a 160 page book that will be available in November.
Earlier this year, the WWF commissioned “The Pandamonium Collection”, 17 pieces of wearable art inspired by wildlife. Pieces are up for auction through July 16. The WWF has videos explaining the inspiration behind some of the pieces.