ENDLESS: New Exhibition opening at Sandler Hudson in Atlanta Nov. 1st

  Event Horizon: Economies of Scale, (detail of installation), 2013, microplastic, plastic, oil, hydrocarbons, steel, gouache, acrylic, pigment on cyanotype over wood, 22″ x 18″ x 230″ SANDLER HUDSON GALLERY ENDLESS by Pam Longobardi November 1- December 14, 2013 Reception: Friday, November 1, 2013 7:00-9:00pm  Artist Talk and Film Screening:  Saturday, November 23, 2:00pm Sandler Hudson Gallery is pleased to present Pam Longobardi, the 2013 winner of the prestigious Hudgens Prize, one of the largest art awards given in the entire nation, in a solo exhibition entitled ENDLESS. This show combines…

GYRE Exhibition Upcoming at Anchorage Museum in Feb 2014~

The GYRE exhibition tells a global ocean debris story through the work of more than 20 celebrated artists from around the world.  The 7,500 square-foot exhibition will include a section specific to Alaska featuring the 2013 GYRE expedition’s resulting scientific discoveries, as well as art created from the marine debris gathered on Alaska’s beaches during the journey. The exhibition also incorporates content from the Burke Museum’s Plastics Unwrapped, offering a balanced scientific and cultural history of how plastics are used in our daily lives.The GYRE exhibition is on view February through…

National Geographic Magazine and Video Feature!

The GYRE Expedition, a project I have been working on with the Anchorage Museum and Alaska Sea Life Center for four years, was an amazing success. National Geographic producer JJ Kelly and Josh Thomas have made a potent and beautiful film that is a Nat Geo feature video and profiled in the magazine. See magazine: www.slideshare.net/jimripall1/national-geographic-interactive-september-2013 See full film: http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/141204-gyre-video-complete  and www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytw7vMiD0XE&feature=youtu.be Drifters Project is featured in a section called ‘NEXT.’  My family subscribed to Nat Geo all during my childhood, and my first ‘serious’ art experiences involved drawing pictures of the amazing…

Winner of The Hudgens Prize!!

Something incredible has happened that will support my work in an untold multitude of ways – I have been awarded The Hudgens Prize. This prize is a gift made by anonymous donors and bequeathed by the Hudgens Center for the Arts.  It is one of the largest art awards in the US, a cash prize of $50,000 awarded to an individual artist. I am so honored to have been selected from the formidable finalists by the extraordinary jury of curators: Doryun Chong, Museum of Modern Art/NY and newly appointed as…

DIY Beach Cleaning!~ Avithos Beach

This is a still from my new short film “DIY Beach Cleanup~ Avithos” on Vimeo! In less than 10 minutes I cleaned a 50 meter stretch of gorgeous Avithos beach of 173 pieces of plastic. Try it yourself, its fun, rewarding, and for me, is providing new forensic evidence for my understanding of the dynamic flow and messages of the sea~ DIYbeachClean Avithos-iPhone from Pam Longobardi on Vimeo.

“Seescape” at George Adams Gallery, NY

“Seescape At George Adams Gallery, NY George Adams Gallery’s summer show is Seescape, curated by Edward Boyer.  Spanning almost a century and a half of painting, drawing and photography, the exhibition explores the evolution of maritime representation from the sublime to the political. The artists included are: Dozier Bell, William Bradford, Vija Celmins, Lynn Davis, Pat de Groot, Chip Hooper, Chris Jordan, Lino Lago, Andrew Lenaghan, Pamela Longobardi, John Marin, Joel Meyerowitz, Fairfield Porter, Charles Seliger, William Trost Richards, Adam Straus, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Dan Torop and Worthington Whittredge. “…The sea has also…

Rally for Drifters Project Kefalonia 2013: Phase 3!!

In 2012, we cleaned a massive sea cave of over 3000 pieces of plastic. In 2013, we want to clean an entire port.   I’m leading the Rally for Drifters Project Kefalonia, and I think you will be inspired by this campaign. Please take a moment to check it out. Join this Rally with me: https://rally.org/driftersprojectkefalonia Rally.org is a storytelling platform designed to empower users to fundraise and build social awareness on a large scale. Drifters Project/Kefalonia, Phase 3, Port Excavation proposes an expansion of Phase 1 (2011 exhibition and…

GYRE Expedition Updates and Gallery

Image Credit: Kip Evans Gyre Expedition

June 8, 2013 – Gore Point, Gulf of Alaska By 6:30 am, after the 9 hour passage from Seward in pitching 6 Ft+ swell, we stirred from bed to find ourselves in a glass-flat cove in complete silence. Full of asparagus frittata by the remarkable Norseman chef Aaron, we began mustering for our first beach landing at Gore Point. This particular location is achingly scenic, a beachhead strewn with a massive log berm studded with large blocks of styrofoam, the giant black buoys of tsunami debris and a shipwreck; slivery…

GYRE expedition sets sail tomorrow: Nat Geo is doing a feature!!~

You know you are in Alaska when the only bird you see is an enormous bald eagle flying right overhead…in downtown Anchorage…and its brilliantly sunlit at 10:00pm at night~ The crew is amassing:  Kip Evans and JJ Kelly have been out shooting B-roll all day, Mark Dion is scouting for birds, Andy Hughes arrives sometime tonight en route from the UK, and I am assembling my gear for the 7am bus to Seward and then, we set sail.  The Norseman is undergoing final preparations in Resurrection Bay.  Tonight we meet…