Washed Ashore on the PBS NewsHour. Turning Plastic Ocean Pollution Into Sea-saving Art: A Traveling Exhibit

At the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, a massive exhibit made entirely of plastic pollution fished from the Pacific is on display. Called “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea,” it features 17 sculptures, from jellyfish to shark. The lesson? The ocean’s deadliest predator is trash. NewsHour’s Julia Griffin pays the plastic sea creatures a visit.

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Published: July 12, 2016


Steve the Weedy Sea Dragon – at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

One of our newest pieces, the Weedy Sea Dragon had it’s debut recently at Point Defiance in Tacoma, Washington. See how we build our art work and meet Angela Haseltine Pozzi, Founder, Lead Artist and Executive Director of Washed Ashore.

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Published: April 28, 2017



The Making of “Turtle Ocean”, Now on Display in the Sant Ocean Hall of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC.

“Turtle Ocean”, a 12 foot coral reef featuring an endangered hawksbill turtle swimming over a colorful coral reef is featured in the museum’s Sant Ocean Hall. Watch Angela Haseltine Pozzi create the art piece in her studio.

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Published: July 25, 2016


At Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington DC captivating Animal sculptures recently illustrated the Tragedy of Ocean Pollution

The National Zoo in Washington, D.C., is home to about 1,800 animals, representing 300 species. But throughout the summer, visitors can also see other kinds of creatures there. They are larger-than-life animal sculptures that speak volumes about a global issue — the massive plastic pollution in our oceans. VOA’s June Soh takes us to the zoo’s special exhibit, Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea.

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Published: June 28, 2016



Washed Ashore: New Exhibit at National Zoo in Washington DC Showcases Ocean Pollution

The sculptures are bright and beautiful but they serve a purpose: Informing the public about the millions of pounds of trash that wind up in our oceans. News4’s Wendy Rieger takes a look at the “Washed Ashore” exhibit on display at the National Zoo.

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Published: May 28, 2016


The Making of a Marlin

Costa Sunglasses sponsored the building of this leaping Blue Marlin made of washed up beach trash as part of their “Kick Plastic” Campaign. Watch how the Marlin was made by Angela Pozzi and her staff and hundreds of volunteers.

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Published: August 13, 2015


KOBI – Washed Ashore Part 1

A brief video history of Washed Ashore – what we do and why we do it.

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Published: April 11, 2013


KOBI – Washed Ashore Part 2

See details of how we make our artwork and listen to some music made with our interactive sculptures – “Buoy Beat ‘n Bop.” Watch our volunteers in action.

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Published: April 11, 2013



Oregon Art Beat

The Washed Ashore Project was featured on OPB’s Oregon Art Beat. Tons of plastic has been pulled out of Oregon’s Pacific coastline and turned into large scale-sculptures. These unique pieces speak to the issues our oceans face.

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Published: October 17, 2013


KPBS – Washed Ashore Project

KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando takes a tour of the Washed Ashore Exhibit at the Living Coast Discovery Center with artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi.

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Published: May 11, 2012