Sea Turtle Art Show: Great Collaboration and A Great Success!
The Sea Turtle Art Show that took place at the Okinawa Brewing Mihama Cafe on August 12, 2017, was an extremely great success! A huge thanks to everyone who made it happen!
Organizers: Julia Janicki & Hazel Cruzado Art
Artists: Hazel Cruzado Art, Art Leo, Shawn Miller (Okinawa Nature Photography), Pete Leong (Foto Shisa), Rodel Santo Domingo, CJ French, Sayuri Carney, Milia Mizoguchi, AJ Robertson, Gwen Whitney and Dawn Ward.
Soap Artist: Kasane Masunaga
Translators: Makiko Mori, Keishu Asada, Aina Menneken
Everyone else who helped: Chris Roome, Thomas Nieddu, Aki Masunaga, Jeff Jolly
People who bought art to support this cause: Ethan, David Simpson, Jessica, Chris Petoukhoff, Georg Fischer, Nao Takashina, Andy Liu, Randy, Noah, Judi, Brandy, Alexis, Yu Shimizu, Keishu Asada, Sakurako, Crystal, Christen, Jason, Annmarie, Molly, Jeremy, and Asa
Live band: CJ & Friends who played awesome live music
Venue: OkiBrew for providing the venue
Funding (advertisement & some merchandise): Dolores Prin and the US State Department for grant support
The Kumejima Turtle Museum for providing images
We ended up selling over 75% of the art, a lot of merchandise and raised about 2700 USD for sea turtles (donated to the Olive Ridley Project and Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire).
Below are some art:
And educational posters created by Julia Janicki (Feel free to distribute, attribution would be nice. Contact me for high resolution version in English or Japanese):