A global collection of world’s premier artists, sculptors, photographers, and other humanities
to be featured at Art Innovation Center; Nov. 19-22, 2014
LAS VEGAS — A major marine life fine art exhibition, curated by the Ocean Artists Society and the
Wyland Foundation, will take center stage at the DEMA Art Innovation Center during the 2014 DEMA
Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Nov. 19-22. The exhibition
features all forms of art including photography, film, sculpture, and paintings
from leading ocean artists from around the world.
According to organizers, the art show will be the largest, most
comprehensive gathering of works from top ocean artists in DEMA history.
“The idea behind the Ocean Artist Society began at DEMA,” says renowned
artist and conservationist Wyland, who founded the OAS with Guy Harvey
and Bob Talbot in 2003. “This showcase at DEMA, sponsored by
SCUBAPRO, will put a spotlight on the very best work from the world’s
most gifted artists.”
The Ocean Artists Society was created to use art as a way of calling
attention to the many issues affecting our ocean. OAS membership include
some of the most prominent names in marine art, film, and science,
including David Doubilet, Ernie Brooks, James Cameron, Emory Kristof,
Hans Haas, Ron and Valerie Taylor, Richard Ellis, Greg MacGillivray,
Shawn Heinrichs, Aaron Wong, Michael Aw, Danita Cole, Steve Jones,
Howard and Michele Hall, Stan Waterman, and our Chief Scientific Advisor, Dr. Sylvia Earle.
In addition, Wyland will be painting a giant mural in the Art Innovation Center celebrating a healthy
ocean and promoting future stewardship. The OAS exhibition is free to DEMA 2014 attendees during
regular show hours and will be curated by OAS Executive Director, Charlie Fasano.
About the Ocean Artist Society
The Ocean Artists Society strives to deliver a message of marine conservation using all mediums of
art. With over 250 artists in 18 different countries around the globe, our members are not only
respected pioneers of their industries, but are drivers of conservation, using their art to bring
awareness to act on preserving our natural world. It is our way of teaching the public to “Think
Globally, and Act Locally”. Our free quarterly films and accompanying e-zines, which highlight a
particular subject of marine conservation, can be viewed at www.OceanArtistsSociety.org.
OAS Mission Statement:
Using Ocean Art to Inspire People from Around
the World to a Greater Awareness of our Need
to Preserve Our Natural World
CONTACT for this Release:
Wyland Foundation Director/ OAS