Keep It Wild at the WILDCOAST Virtual Art Auction
See + Do The second annual virtual auction for ocean conservation
Saturday 2 October 20210
The international conservation group, WILDCOAST, is holding its second annual virtual auction to raise awareness and raise funds for its ocean conservation and climate action programs. More than 30 artists from the United States and Mexico have come together and graciously donated coastal and environmentally inspired artwork to support WILDCOAST’s mission to conserve coastal and marine ecosystems and combat the climate change with natural solutions.
WILDCOAST has conserved over 38 million acres of iconic and globally significant coastline, islands, coral reefs, mangrove lagoons, sea turtle beaches, gray whale birth sanctuaries, wetlands and of ocean ecosystems in partnership with governments and local communities in California and Mexico.
The hard reality
The realities of ocean pollution, overfishing, acidification, coastal degradation and the effects of climate change like sea level and temperature rise are wreaking havoc on humans, wildlife and the planet. WILDCOAST works by managing protected areas and ocean habitats, protecting coral reefs, sea turtle beaches and whale breeding lagoons, and combating climate change by planting and using blue carbon ecosystems like mangrove forests and wetlands in Mexico and California.
What we do about it
Proceeds from this event will benefit WILDCOAST’s continued efforts to conserve the most threatened coastal and ocean habitats and wildlife in the Californias and Mexico and fight climate change. WILDCOAST also engages youth from poor park communities and local tribes in outdoor educational experiences to encourage a new generation of ocean ambassadors.
Find the details of this virtual event HERE.
The 2nd Annual KEEP IT WILD Virtual Art Auction kicks off with a VIP Virtual Experience, Art Preview + Happy Hour on Thursday, October 14 at 5 p.m. (PST) on Zoom with Paint in live, art previews, the WILDCOAST team live on the field, wildlife videos and more.
Free registration here!
The KEEP IT WILD virtual auction will take place online October 14-16. To support WILDCOAST, please bid HERE starting October 14th.
WILDCOAST Art Ambassadors include:
- Contemporary painter of international renown, Eric Zener
- Renowned photographer Aaron Chang
- Surrealist painter, Merrie Okie
- Michael Davis, Member of the National Endowment for the Arts
- Encaustic painter, Pam Beverly Quigley
- Famous ink artist, Marissa Quinn
- Living Painter Clare Salisbury Ruf
- Muralist, Stefanie Bales
- Exciting artists such as Silvestre Miranda, Edwin Vasquez, Michael Davis ,, Diana Ragsdale, Karissa Kaye, Hilary Dufour, Robin Piper, Hannah Vanveen, Cami Abel, Beatris Bourgoin
- Photographers Zemina Zaferakis, Drasko Bogdanovich, Troy Brajkovich, Bil Zelman and Zach Johnton
For more information on WILDCOAST, go here. Follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.
See you there, San Diego!
Thu – Fri
October 14, 2021 – October 22, 2021
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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