Monthly Archives: July 2011

Save Drowning Turtles (/cc @Oceana #turtlegate)

So much we should know. So much in need of our attention. So many without a voice.

Save thousands of turtles from drowning.

Dear Steven,

Turtles are Drowning in the Gulf

Trapped in shrimp nets, thousands upon thousands of endangered and threatened sea turtles are drowning in the Gulf each year. There are already regulations in place to prevent this sea turtle massacre, but the US government isn???t enforcing the rules.


We are only 3,000 away from our 25,000 signature goal and 24 hours away from our deadline ??? take action NOW to save thousands of sea turtles from drowning ??

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bycatchVictory! Court Rules in Oceana???s Favor on Bycatch

Commercial fisheries from the Carolinas to the Canadian border are now required to report the amount of bycatch, or untargeted marine life, they catch. Bycatch is one of the main problems facing our oceans, with tons of fish wasted each year, in addition to thousands of sharks, dolphins, turtles, and other animals injured or killed.

Learn more about the collateral damage of fishing ??

shark finningVictory! Chile Passes Shark Fin Ban

Earlier this month, Chile joined a growing list of countries to pass shark finning regulations. Since sharks don???t respect international boundaries, this is a huge step forward for worldwide shark conservation.

Read more about this great victory ??

Spanish Mercury VictoryOceana Uncovers Dangerous Mercury Levels in Fish

After three years of relentless pressure from Oceana, Spain has finally publically released the results of a 2003 study that documents high mercury rates in several fish. The report had been suppressed for fears of the negative effect on the fishing industry, regardless of the public health concerns for pregnant women and young children.

Read more about Oceana???s public health fight ??

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Announcement: Wine Tasting + Art Making with @ArtsObispo in #SLO

Hello everyone!

Well I am super excited to be sharing and participating again with more artists this weekend. Here is the announcement from Arts Obispo with whom I have volunteered to exhibit my work with in the lead up to the 2011 Open Studios Tour October.

This Sunday I will be sharing space with Sharon Gellerman who will be performing her extraordinary hand marbling ( while I engage in all sorts of iphoneography and magnetic photo collage featuring over 90 prints from the recent opening of A Show of Hands at Compact Gallery.

So, if you are hankering for a beautiful drive followed by company to match, please consider joining of us to support and celebrate the process of creating beauty at:

Wine Tasting Art Making

A weekend of wine benefiting the 2011 Open Studios Art Tour

All 5 wineries are located close to each other, check out our flier for a general map. 

We are so thrilled to announce an event happening Saturday and Sunday this July 23rd and 24th that will help us raise funds to support our Open Studios Art Tour program and introduce folks to some of the artists on this year’s Tour.

Wine Tasting Art Making involves 5 wonderful wineries who will graciously host an artist or two while you get to taste their wine and watch the artists work on their craft.

These wineries will donate a % of your purchase:

Tasting hours are 11AM to 5PM:

Changala & Kaleidos
Saturday: Sandi Heller and Nanci Stern
Sunday: Heidi Petersen

Saturday: Christopher Bekins and Christine Cortese
Sunday: Christopher Bekins and Carolyn Braun

Saturday: Maria Hannosh
and Sharon Gellerman
Sunday: Sharon Gellerman and Steven Boothe

This winery will collect your tasting fee as a donation:

Red Soles:
Saturday: Guyla Amyx and Richard Mortensen
Sunday: Guyla Amyx

We hope you’re able to make it! July 23 & 24tasting room hours are 11AM – 5PM