Keep It Wild As WildCoast Celebrates 20th Anniversary
WILDCOAST celebrates its 20th anniversary with an International Art Event + Virtual Auction + Fundraiser featuring original coastal-inspired artwork to raise funds and public awareness of WILDCOAST’s award-winning work in conserving coastal and marine ecosystems and iconic ocean wildlife in the USA and Mexico.
WILDCOAST establishes and manages protected areas, advances strong conservation policies, fights climate change and engages communities in the protection and stewardship of healthy, thriving oceans, coastlines and wildlife. From pristine coastlines, mangrove-ringed lagoons and turquoise underwater preserves to grey whale sanctuaries, sea turtle nesting beaches and stunning coral reefs, WILDCOAST works to conserve some of the most globally important coastal and marine ecosystems and ocean wildlife in the world.
Jen Phillips, owner of Gracey Lane Farm and curator of the renowned Gracey Lane Art Gallery, has graciously agreed to help curate WILDCOAST’s 20th Anniversary Art Auction. “Gracey Lane Gallery is thrilled to help support WILDCOAST and its compelling conservation mission on this very special anniversary,” explains Ms. Phillips.
“We are aligned with WILDCOAST’s ethos to preserve natural spaces and conserve wildlife for future generations, especially during this critical time when so much is at stake. Both the Gracey Lane Farm and Art Gallery are delighted to donate all consulting and curating services associated with this very special event and cause.”
Selected artist for the gallery event include painter Eric Zener, muralists Celeste Byers and Taylor Gallegos, National Geographic photographer Ralph Lee Hopkins, surf photog Aaron Chang and Miguel Angel de la Cueva. Artists Victor Roman, Marissa Quinn, Jeremy Romero and more have also joined the impressive lineup.
WILDCOAST brand ambassadors for the event include pro skater Bucky Lasek, surfer Greg Long, musician Luke Mitrani, sustainable chef Davin Waite, and Vissla CEO and former Billabong CEO Paul Naude.
Series of Events:
VIP “Sneak Peak” – September 25, 2020 (4-5 pm)
Gracey Lane Gallery is producing a VIP Virtual Experience to celebrate WILDCOAST’s 20th Anniversary. It will feature a virtual art gallery tour, special keynote speakers including WILDCOAST Executive Director Serge Dedina, guest artists, VIP Brand ambassadors, as well as industry and social influencers.
Each VIP guest will have an in-advance opportunity to view and purchase art for the exhibit and as well as participate in a Q&A with the artists. In-person private viewing appointments will also be made available for a limited time and under COVID-19 guidelines for guests, artists and hosts.
Virtual Public Art Auction – September 26 – October 6 2020 (ends 7pm PST)
Gracey Lane Gallery will also help to oversee the week-long auction that kicks off with live artist painting with featured artists like Taylor Gallegos and Clare Salisbury-Ruf. All works donated by WILDCOAST Art Ambassadors can be found online in the WILDCOAST Virtual Art Gallery. Artist mediums include acrylic on canvas, resin, photography, surfboard art and more. Be sure to tune in on Tuesday, October 6th for the auction finale with special guests and a bonus featured art piece available to purchase only on that final day.
See you there…..and stay healthy, San Diego!