Monday, January 17, 2011

OAC First Annual Art for Awareness 2011


Oceanic Awareness Collaboration’s FIRST ANNUAL ART FOR AWARENESS 2011

Andi Campognone Project

300 W. Second Street

Pomona, CA 91766

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Auction and Reception: 6-11pm

$10 donation at the door

OAC’s Art for Awareness 2011

Oceanic Awareness Collaboration and Andi Campognone Projects are proud to present the 1st annual Art for Awareness Benefit. A one night event Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 6 – 11pm, featuring art work by 50 artists from around the country and as far away as the UK and Indonesia.

This exhibition and sale is a mix of all genres of art; from fine art to graffiti, sculpting to tattoo art. There is something for everyone in this auction not only visually, but also financially. You will find semi-expensive originals to lower-priced limited rare prints. OAC is asking a $10 donation at the door, inside you’ll find a wide variety of art, drinks, food, and live music out on the patio space. The bidding will stop at 10pm. The gallery is located half a block from Acerogami (The Glass House Bar) and the after party will be held at Acerogami.

Art for Awareness 2011 is a creative effort to raise global awareness about the North Pacific Garbage Patch and the negative effects of plastic pollution. OAC has partnered with Guided Discoveries to also use the proceeds from this art sale to provide scholarships to a number of students with financial needs who apply to attend the Catalina Island Marine Institute summer camp. Those receiving scholarships will be in the age range of 8 – 17. OAC is a non-profit organization formed to use art, music, and fashion to raise environmental awareness to the youth culture through creative outlets.

“The mind is a fertile canvas where concepts are born and ideas are harvested. Three seeds were planted in the thoughts of visionaries and from them came forth the hybrid known as OAC. Art, Music, and Fashion would soon thereafter come together to alter the worlds view of our habitat. OAC is growing against the grains of normalcy to bring the worlds wounds before the public eye. We are here to inspire change, and provoke attention.” - Clay Wendel, President & Co-Founder

OAC sets its scope on all things ocean related and not widely addressed. The current plan, a specific focus, takes aim at the North Pacific Gyre, which has a problem that has been labeled “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch”. We realize that one non-profit organization can’t make it stop, but collectively we can urge the world to change the circumstances. OAC and Algalita Marine Research Foundation have teamed up to tackle the Garbage Patch in a new way, this New Year. Proceeds will also go to fund Algalita summer 2011 research voyage to the North Pacific Gyre. This is the first of many creative collaborations to come from the minds behind OAC.

Participating artists include The Clayton Brothers, Dave Kinsey, Dennis McNett, Jason Limon, David P. Flores, Arkiv Vilmansa, Roland Tamayo, Mike Stilkey, Aunia Kahn, Mr. Jago, Cate Rangel, Adam Wallacavage, Craww, and Ben Horton.

Plus 40 other artists, for the complete line up and more information please visit

For images or additional information please contact Clay Wendel at 951-347-1510 or or



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