OAC’s Art for Awareness 2011
Oceanic Awareness Collaboration and Andi Campognone Projects are proud to present the 1st annual Art for Awareness Benefit. A one night event Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 6 – 11pm, featuring art work by 50 artists from around the country and as far away as the UK and Indonesia.
This exhibition and sale is a mix of all genres of art; from fine art to graffiti, sculpting to tattoo art. There is something for everyone in this auction not only visually, but also financially. You will find semi-expensive originals to lower-priced limited rare prints. OAC is asking a $10 donation at the door, inside you’ll find a wide variety of art, drinks, food, and live music out on the patio space. The bidding will stop at 10pm. The gallery is located half a block from Acerogami (The Glass House Bar) and the after party will be held at Acerogami.
Art for Awareness 2011 is a creative effort to raise global awareness about the North Pacific Garbage Patch and the negative effects of plastic pollution. OAC has partnered with Guided Discoveries to also use the proceeds from this art sale to provide scholarships to a number of student with financial needs who apply to attend the Catalina Island Marine Institute summer camp. Those receiving scholarships will be in the age range of 8 – 17. OAC is a non-profit organization formed to use art, music, and fashion to raise environmental awareness to the youth culture through creative outlets.
“The mind is a fertile canvas where concepts are born and ideas are harvested. Three seeds were planted in the thoughts of visionaries and from them came forth the hybrid known as OAC. Art, Music, and Fashion would soon thereafter come together to alter the worlds view of our habitat. OAC is growing against the grains of normalcy to bring the worlds wounds before the public eye. We are here to inspire change, and provoke attention.” - Clay Wendel, President & Co-Founder
OAC sets its scope on all things ocean related and not widely addressed. The current plan, a specific focus, takes aim at the North Pacific Gyre, which has a problem that has been labeled “Trash Island” or “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch”. This is one of the most overlooked, human induced catastrophes that has ever plagued our planet. Now we’re starting to see these trash vacuums grow and show up in other gyres around the world like in the Indian Ocean and Atlantic; proof that the infection is not only contained to the North Pacific. We realize that one non-profit organization can’t make it stop, but we can urge the world to change the circumstances. OAC will bring this problem, as well as others, out into the public eye. OAC was created to raise awareness and fund projects that help to change environmental issues in a positive way.
For images or additional information please contact Clay Wendel at 951-347-1510 or www.oacollabo.com or www.facebook.com/oacollabo