Artist-at-Sea at the Port of Seattle

The Port of Seattle hosted an event at the end of April to celebrate SOI’s Artist-at-Sea exhibit which was displayed at Piers 66 and 69 from October 2022 through April 2023. The event included a seminar with SOI’s Senior Director of Operations, Eric King, Port of Seattle Commissioner, Fred Feldman, and Chief Scientist from the R/V Falkor (too) inaugural expedition, Dr. David Butterfield, who spoke about the recent discovery of three new hydrothermal vent fields in the mid-Atlantic. Attendees viewed an 18-minute video summarizing the expedition findings and participated in a tour of the art and facilities. Amongst the 20 pieces of art on display, a three-piece installation entitled Tipping Point from artist Taiji Terasaki and a new painting from Lily Simonson premiered at the exhibit.

Artist-at-Sea Exhibit on Display during The Ocean Race stopover in Newport, Rhode Island, USA.

Schmidt Ocean Institute’s sister organization, 11th Hour Racing, is a contender in this year’s Ocean Race. The Ocean Race is considered the longest and toughest professional Ocean sporting event, where teams use custom-built sailboats to circumnavigate the world. The Ocean Race consists of seven race legs and nine stopovers, each in a different city. The North America stopover took place in Newport, RI from 2023-05-13 through 2023-05-21 this year. During this time, 26 large images were displayed at the Sailors Terrace in the race village depicting art from SOI’s Artist-at-Sea collection, paired with photos of the deep-sea species that inspired the artworks created during R/V Falkor expeditions. The pieces will be the backdrop for The Ocean Race Summit, which occurred on 2023-05-16 and included conversations on Ocean rights, marine megafauna, blue innovation, sustainability in sports, and sea level rise. The art installation is a collaboration between 11th Hour Racing and Schmidt Ocean Institute.

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