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Winners Announced: 4th Annual Plastic Art Contest

1stPlaceCongratulations to our Rise Above Plastics Month Plastic Art Contest winners! Allie LeCaux: “Exhibit A,” Florence, OR Constructed from styrofoam and plastic debris collected in and around Florence, Oregon,  Allie LeCaux’s life-size ground installation, “Exhibit A” poignantly addresses the dangerous and often devastating effects caused when single-use plastic debris end up in marine environments.  Her piece reminds […]

Turning Nets into Decks

Lightened_Iso_on_wood_grande copy10% of the plastic waste polluting our oceans contains incorrectly disposed fishing nets.  Our friends at Bureo Skateboards have taken action.  By manufacturing skateboards decks entirely from fishnets collected along the coast of Chile, the Bureo team is turning what was once harmful waste into something fun! Bureo partners with a program called “Net Positiva,” […]

Found Objects on the Coast of Montauk, NY

1New York-based artist, Scott Bluedorn, works in various media, including painting, drawing, print process, design and found object assemblage.  Inspired by cultural anthropology and a love of beach combing, Bluedorn presents multi-media assemblage work created out of castaway marine debris from the beaches and coves of Montauk, New York.  An environmentalist and avid proponent of […]

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