Water's Extreme Journey, A Special Exhibit, on Display at Harbor History Museum
The Harbor History Museum announces Water’s Extreme Journey, a Special Exhibit on display April 19 – July 20, 2014.
Fun for the whole family! Become a drop of rain and learn how you can change the world!
Created by renowned marine life artist Robert Wyland, Water’s Extreme Journey is a transformational experience. It features a fully interactive maze that engages visitors through play, scientific inquiry, art, and action.
In an exciting and important adventure quest, you’ll become a raindrop and travel through the watershed, traversing lakes, rivers, wetlands, and even your own backyard. You’ll learn first-hand how daily decisions impact water quality and the health of the oceans. You’ll emerge from this fun exhibit with a greater understanding of how you can contribute to safe, healthy water in Gig Harbor, the Puget Sound, and beyond!
“Water’s Extreme Journey effectively engages young people in the natural resource decisions of today that will have massive impacts on our communities tomorrow,” said Steve Creech, Executive Director of the Wyland Foundation (an internationally renowned leader in clean ocean education and research).
“The Harbor History Museum is always striving to develop ways to connect people with their community and to help educate them on the significance of living on the peninsula. The maze structure that Water’s Extreme Journey utilizes is a fun and powerful learning opportunity that encourages guests of every age to think outside the box and interact with their environment in a new way,” said Casey Demory, Program and Exhibit Manager, Harbor History Museum.
The Harbor History Museum is proud to have Puget Sound Energy as a sponsor of this exciting exhibit. In addition, the museum is pleased to partner with the Wyland Foundation, Minotaur Mazes, and Harbor WildWatch, to offer special events throughout the duration of the exhibit.
15th Annual Juried Maritime Art Exhibition
July 27 - September 14, 2014
The 15th Annual Juried Maritime Art Exhibition is held at the beautiful Harbor History Museum located on the historical Gig Harbor waterfront. The Harbor History Museum is honored to host an exciting venue for artists to showcase their maritime-themed works of art. This will be the fourth year the exhibition will be held at this location. The museum draws visitors from throughout the state of Washington as well as visitors from across the country and the world.
Sales of art during the exhibit are a win-win situation for the museum and participating artists. The museum hosts a special reception to celebrate the opening of the show that all artists submitting artwork are invited to, whether their art has been selected by the juror or not, and are welcome to bring special guests.
During the exhibit, special programs and hands-on workshops for adults and children will highlight maritime art.An art workshop will be offered September 6-7 from 10am-4pm. Join talented artist Robin Peterson at the Museums beautiful waterfront location for an introduction to the practicalities, possibilities and benefits of making and keeping a sketchbook journal. You have the tools, now gain the knowledge to sketching your own experiences.
The work shop will work off of each other so reserve your space for both days. The prices are: 2 days, $70 for members and $80 for non-members. If you can’t make both days come for one, prices will be $40 for members and $45 for non-members. Space is limited to 15 participants per day and they are filling fast. Please RSVP your space soon.
To submit your work or more information please go to http://www.onlinejuriedshows.com and click on Harbor History Museum 15th Annual Juried Maritime Art Exhibition.
Peninsula Art League 2014 Open Juried Art Show
September 27 - November 15, 2014
The Peninsula Art Museum is excited to announce its 14th annual Open Juried Art Show, being held at the fascinating Harbor History Museum. The Harbor History Museum is located on the historical waterfront of Gig Harbor, WA. Each year prizes are awarded to artists from across the nation and Canada that have submitted their works to the show. Over $6,000 were awarded in 2013 alone.
This year internationally known artist and author Carla O’Conor will be our Juror. She received her BFA in painting from Kent State, Kent, Ohio, and is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Northwest Watercolor Society, and an AWS Dolphin Fellow. Her artwork has been featured in magazines and cookbooks. We are privileged to have her expertise in discerning and evaluating the submitting pieces.
Carla will expand her world teaching skills to Gig Harbor and offer a five-day water media workshop at the Harbor History Museum August 18-22, prior to the show opening. It is both our disappointment and excitement to announce this workshop is current SOLD OUT!
To enter your artwork please go to www.OnlineJuriedShows.com for details and click on Peninsula Art League 2014 Open Juried Art Show.