The Washed Ashore Project builds large art sculptures of sea life made from plastic marine debris. Our unique art pieces are part of a traveling exhibition which includes educational signage and programs that encourage reducing, refusing, reusing and recycling.
Briefly, The Washed Ashore exhibit uses gigantic sea life sculptures made entirely of marine debris collected from beaches to graphically illustrate the tragedy of plastics pollution in our oceans. Thousands of volunteers have worked together with the guidance of Angela Haseltine Pozzi to create the powerful art pieces which are combined with educational signage to teach children and adults how to help save our seas. Additional curriculum, workshops and educational programs are also part of the exhibit.
Founded in 2010 by Angela Haseltine Pozzi, an artist and educator for over 30 years, our unique non-profit organization has built over 18 giant sculptures from ocean garbage and the exhibit has appeared at numerous venues including The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California, Newport Visual Arts Center, The Chula Vista Nature Center, Portland Community College, America's Cup Healthy Oceans Exhibit and the Oregon Coast Aquarium.