The public is invited to visit the Blue Heart Gyotaku Exhibit at the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building on the HMSC campus through October 2022.

You can also view the entire permanent Hatfield art collection here. These art pieces were purchased through gifts from generous supporters and from the state mandate that 1% of the direct construction cost be used for art in public buildings.

Science Inspired Art


Community art

This year we invite people, near and far, to share their science-inspired art on our art wall.

Need inspiration? Try this art lesson that was first presented at the State of the Coast 2021 conference when scientist, Dawn Barlow from the Marine Mammal Institute and artist Lacey Prososki teamed up to present the Watercolor Whales Workshop.

Above is an edited version that is about 10-minutes long. The first portion of the video includes Dawn Barlow's talk about whales that live off the Oregon coast. The next section (starting at 6:34) is a speed-up version of Lacey Prososki's watercolor lesson on painting whales. Here is the original presentation from the State of the Coast conference.


How to post to the Art Wall

Step 1: To share your art tap/click on the pink + button in the lower right-hand corner.

Step 2: In the pop-up box you can title your work and write a description if you wish. (To see acceptable file types, click on the three dots)

Step 3: Click on the arrow to upload your artwork. There is a 5 MB size limit.

Once your submission is approved, you will see your art on the art wall. Thanks to everyone who shared art inspired by the whale watercolor video. This page will remain on display all year. Last year's art can be seen below the 2022 wall.


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