Meet the Artists

Taylor Barron
Taylor Barron
Fishing
Sculpture Exploring Marine Debris

 

Artist Bio:
Art has been a very huge part of my life for the past few years; helping me reach the decision to develop my artistic skills and further the innovation of my ideas by going to an art school this fall where I will study animation and computer art. A friend who volunteers at the Seattle Aquarium told me about CIC, encouraged me to join, and I was happy to participate in a program that uses art to inspire environmental consciousness.

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Jasmyne Bell
Jasmyne Bell
Tangled
Sculpture Exploring Marine Debris

 

Artist Bio:
I have volunteered at the Seattle Aquarium for the almost three years as an advocate for green action. I will be attending Western Washington University in the fall with the Marine Science Scholarship.

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Rachel Farrell
Rachel Farrell
Deep Sea Impacts
Mixed Media Exploring Fishing Practices

 

Artist Bio:
I have dabbled in a wide variety of art media, but I most enjoy drawing with pencil. One part of CIC that I found most inspiring was getting to explore the waterfront and see the galleries and public art.

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Kaeli Anne Grant
Kaeli Anne Grant
When going fishing you never truly know what the ocean will decide to give back
Mixed Media Exploring
Fishing Practices

 

Artist Bio:
Conservation is important to me because we have limited natural resources and it is our paramount responsibility to conserve; making art with recycled goods and materials is a way to make a statement piece about the importance of conserving. I wanted to participate in the CIC program because it was something different and new to me.

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Haley A. Hauge
Haley A. Hauge
Contrast: Ocean Acidification
Drawing Exploring
Ocean Acidification

 

Artist Bio:
I chose to participate in the CIC program as it was the perfect opportunity to express my concern for the environment in an artistic manner. I have always enjoyed art and seek any chance to increase the community’s awareness of how they can help make a difference.

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Shyla Johnson
Shyla Johnson
Escape Extinction
Acrylic Painting
Exploring Endangered Species

In The Dark
Drawing Exploring
Ocean Acidification

 

Artist Bio:
I chose to participate in this program because it combined my interests in both environmental issues and art. I thought it would be an interesting opportunity to further my knowledge of both.

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Brian Kim
Brian Kim
Drifting in Puget Sound
Sculpture Exploring
Marine Debris

 

Artist Bio:
I’m a senior at Issaquah High School and a high school volunteer at the Seattle Aquarium. I’ve lived in the Puget Sound region for 12 years and in that time I have been influenced by our green community to be an active ambassador for the conservation of our environment.

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Jorge Lopez-Perez
Jorge Lopez-Perez
The Switch
Drawing Exploring
Ocean Acidification

 

Artist Bio:
I have always been amazed by the ocean and the fact that it is slowly degrading has made me a lot more interested in preserving it. This is why I decided to join the CIC program so that I can make a difference even though it is through art.

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Jannie Phan
Jannie Phan
Rainbow Purse Seining
Mixed Media Exploring
Fishing Practices

 

Artist Bio:
Art is important to me because it keeps the world lively and beautiful. I believe, when we no longer have healthy oceans we’ll realize how vital marine life is to us. I enjoy drawing portraits, animals, and buildings using pencils and fine-point pens.

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Gavin Penor
Gavin Penor and Kazel Wood
Reduce the Use of Plastic
Videography Exploring
Climate Change

 

Gavin Penor Bio:
I enjoy art where I can experiment and put what is on my mind onto paper. I participated in CIC to learn new skills in videography.

Kazel Wood Bio:
Not available.

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Jesse Schildbach
This Piece Ain’t Got No Title
Drawing Exploring
Ocean Acidification

 

Artist Bio:
Conservation is important to me because destroying the world sucks and I prefer to have this planet not go to waste because that would suck. Art is also important to me because the world would suck without it, too.

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Becky Shelton
Becky Shelton
Melting away
Drawing Exploring Ocean Acidification

 

Artist Bio:
I believe conservation is important because millions of species are depending on it, and on us. It’s a responsibility we owe not only the next generation, but all living things.

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Madison Stork
Madison Stork
Barnacles at Alki Beach
Photography Exploring Pollution

Duwamish River Industry
Photography Exploring
Pollution

 

Artist Bio:
I enjoy creating art that inspires people. My preferred mediums are photography and stained glass.

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Jaclyn Tabone
Jaclyn Tabone
City Meets Nature
Acrylic Painting Exploring
Endangered Species

 

Artist Bio:
I participated in CIC because I wanted to be involved in the community and learn about conservation. I also participated because I love to paint and thought it would be a good experience to do so outside of art class.

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Kenny Wang
Kenny Wang
The Great but Not So White Shark
Mixed Media Exploring
Fishing Practices

 

Artist Bio:
Conservation and art is really important to me because I am able to unleash my creativity and craftsmanship while revealing unknown environmental issues. I really enjoy mixed media art and assemblages because it doesn’t restrict the artist to a single art medium and therefore allows a greater story behind every art piece.

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Zoe Wright
Zoe Wright
The Lone Beach Walker
Creative Writing
Exploring Habitat Loss

Escape
Creative Writing
Exploring Habitat Loss

 

Artist Bio:
I love writing, and I consider writing my art. I enjoy writing because it’s something you can do forever, has endless possibilities, as well as challenges, and you can always improve.

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Emily Barry
Emily Barry
I Am the Ocean
Creative Writing Exploring Habitat Loss

Blame it on the Monkey
Creative Writing Exploring Habitat Loss

If the Sun Had Just Risen that Day
Creative Writing Exploring Habitat Loss

 

Artist Bio:
Conservation, helping the planet remain as beautiful and diverse as I have grown up knowing it as, is a topic I feel very strongly about. It is an issue that is intertwined with many others but also one that I feel I can make an actual difference in, through even my writing, unlike other similarly broad topics that feel so far out of hand.

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Brittany Anne Brown
Brittany Anne Brown
The Only Fish in the Sea
Acrylic Painting Exploring Endangered Species

 

Artist Bio:
I enjoy various art forms, my favorite being film, yet something has always drawn me to painting; I’m just awed by what a professional can do with a brush, and how realistic it can look. I participated in CIC because I thought it would challenge me because I've never painted anything underwater before.

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Megan Fu
Megan Fu
Burt’s Bees’ Birds
Photography Exploring
Pollution

And I Shall Call Him Squishy
Photography Exploring
Pollution

 

Artist Bio:
Growing up I have always loved taking pictures. To me, conservation is key to creating art because without things from the past, there is no inspiration for art in the present.

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Seanna Gray
Seanna Gray
Basking Shark Encounter
Acrylic Painting Exploring
Endangered Species

 

Artist Bio:
I have been painting for a few years now, really enjoy doing paintings of marine life and I hope that my work inspires love for these creatures that will help them to be protected in the future. Conservation is important to me because marine biology is what I love most in this world.

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Hanna Huntington
Hanna Huntington
These are our Homes
Drawing Exploring
Ocean Acidification

 

Artist Bio:
I participated in the CIC program because it allowed me to combine my passion for art with my love of the ocean to help an important cause. I wanted my art to change the way people think about how their actions affect the creatures that live in the ocean.

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Rachel Kahn
Rachel Kahn
The Art of Fighting Climate Change
Videography Exploring
Climate Change

Not Just a Tree
Screen Printing
Exploring Biodiversity

Biodiversity in Three Colors
Screen Printing Exploring Biodiversity

 

Artist Bio:
Having been in the Seattle Aquarium high school volunteer program, conservation is one of my greatest passions. I enjoy crafts and video editing, so I participated in the screen printing and videography projects to learn how I can combine my knowledge of conservation with my love of art.

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Liana Krishelnytska
Liana Krushelnytska
Inside Out
Sculpture Exploring
Marine Debris

 

Artist Bio:
To me “art” is a way of expressing myself. I love to make pieces come together and make a statement.

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Miguel Monserate
Miguel Monserate
Shells and Cans
Acrylic Painting
Exploring Endangered Species

 

Artist Bio:
Youthful ambition and kaleidoscopic vision define me as a painter. I’m also young and still discovering what’s out there in the art world, which is why I participated in the CIC program.

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Madeline Mann
Madeline Mann
Oil and Water Do Not Mix
Photography Exploring
Pollution

As Fragile as an Egg Yolk
Photography Exploring
Pollution

 

Artist Bio:
I have been fascinated with the conservation of the marine world ever since taking a marine biology course in high school. My dad introduced me to the world of photography, which instantly became a passion of mine, and this CIC course allowed me to convey both of these interests to a larger crowd!

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Hannah Pulsipher
Hannah Pulsipher
In the Water
Drawing Exploring
Ocean Acidification

 

Artist Bio:
I chose to take part in this program because I want to become a marine biologist and I love getting new experiences in that area of study. This program was perfect for me because it combined marine biology with art, something that I absolutely enjoy, this combination made this program especially unique.

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Sarah Scripture
Sarah Scripture
Chemical Chaos
Acrylic Painting
Exploring Endangered Species

 

Artist Bio:
Conservation is important because lots of animals are affected by what humans do every day and we should do our part to keep species from becoming extinct. I joined CIC to help spread this message and to learn more about painting with acrylics.

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Karina Silva
Karina Silva
Fishy, Fishy
Screen Printing
Exploring Biodiversity

The Effects of Climate Change on the Ocean
Videography Exploring
Climate Change

 

Artist Bio:
I live in Seattle, I enjoy art and am so glad I could do a piece this year! I participated in CIC because I think it’s important for people to understand why conservation is so important and if I can help people conserve by using art as inspiration then that’s an even greater pleasure for me.

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Mariah Stork
Mariah Stork
Duwamish Crane
Photography Exploring Pollution

Something Man Made
Photography Exploring Pollution

 

Artist Bio:
Art is important to me; it is part of who I am. My preferred mediums of art to express myself are photography and acrylic painting.

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Arianna Visscher
Arianna Visscher
Ecosystem
Drawing Exploring Ocean Acidification

 

Artist Bio:
Out of all the different art forms I’ve tried over the years, my favorite has always been drawing. I have always loved everything to do with nature, so it makes perfect sense to me to protect the world’s wild spaces, and I believe that art is a good way to raise awareness in a way that everyone can understand.

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Vida Wenokur
Vida Wenokur
Aquarium Observations
Creative Writing Exploring Habitat Loss

Kelp Memories
Creative Writing Exploring Habitat Loss

Birthwrite
Creative Writing Exploring Habitat Loss

 

Artist Bio:
As a writer I am driven to create, and as a human being I see taking care of the world as my responsibility. I participated in CIC because it allowed me to combine those two activities.

Click here to see Vida's projects.