Surfrider Foundation to benefit from The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture:  7 Artists Paint LARGE in Support of Coastal Clean Up

September 12 – 29, 2012

Bay Model Exhibition Hall

Reception with the Artists:  Saturday, September 22 from 2 to 4 pm

Meet the Surfrider Foundation:  Saturday, September 22 from 1 to 2 pm

Seven Northern California artists are joining forces with the San Francisco chapter of the Surfrider Foundation in support of our oceans by creating large-scale (minimum 6 feet) waterscapes for a show in the Bay Model Exhibition Hall from September 12 through September 29.  These monumental tributes to the beauty and mystery of our largest natural resource are a must see for art lovers, environmentalists and everyone who enjoys our beautiful Northern California Coast.  A reception for the artists, open to the public, will be on September 22, from 2pm to 4pm.  Find out more about the good works of the San Francisco chapter of the Surfrider Foundation through our event at 1 pm on September 22.

The concept for the art show, conceived by Marin artist Chris Adessa and Chris Gallagher, Manager of the Bay Model, is to magnify the importance of healthy oceans by showcasing the water and coast in very large works of art.  The groups’ mission is the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education. This states that protecting and restoring our oceans is a big project.  It requires big ideas and a big community; the global community.   These large works will be a challenge for the artists to create and will challenge viewers to pay attention and, hopefully, think big about our marine resources.

A portion of the proceeds from painting sales will go to the San Francisco chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, an environmental nonprofit that supports oceans, waves, and beaches.  The artists; Chris Adessa, Stephen Ehret, Jennifer Fearon, Craig Gilliland, Victoria Mimiaga, Thomas Wood and Kay Young have different styles but are united in their passion for painting seascapes and dedication to the preservation and health of our coast.   For up-to-date information about the show visit:

For further information contact:  Chris Adessa/The Bigger Picture, 480 Gate Five Road, Studio 278A, Sausalito, CA 94965; 415-302-1320 or

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2 Responses to Surfrider Foundation to benefit from The Bigger Picture

  1. Nathalia says:

    Hello,I am a surfer and ocean eahsutinst from the Rockaway Beach area and I have been living in Washington, DC since Jan working for an environmental NPO. While I have been down here I wanted to become active with the DC chapter but their events conflicted with my schedule. I am moving back to NYC soon and I love love to become involved with this chapter. Please let me know of any upcoming events that I can participate in. Thanks!

  2. Elizabeth Suzuki says:

    Cannot attend the reception – out of town – but will stop by to see the show another day. Wonderful idea!

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