Tess Felix is excited to have been selected to show in a show at the Bedford Gallery in the Lesher Center for the Arts, Diablo, California. The show, The Great Wave, features contemporary art about the ocean. The opening is January 12, 3-5 PM and runs January 12th – March 22nd, 2020.

Message in A Bottle / 4


Tess Felix will be showing her work as part of the group show, Message in a Bottle – 4. An annual event produced by the San Francisco Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, this year’s focus is on debunking the recycle myth. Surfrider Foundation uses art to raise public awareness about marine plastic pollution and inspire change. Surfrider is an international platform with active chapters the world over. This years event is held at the beautiful Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco and has been curated by Lance M. Fung. The event runs November 1-3.

Peninsula Museum of Art

Marin IJ

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival: Dramatic portraits made from ocean garbage highlight plastics crisis
Show notes
Publication: Marin IJ
Publication Date:  2019

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I’m excited to be part of this show at Marin Civic Center, Bartolini Gallery. Hope to see you at the reception February 8th at 6:00 pm.Bartolini Gallery

The CaptainI’m preparing to leave my home today and travel south to Chile where I’ll join Captain Charles Moore‘s team onboard the Oceanic Research Vessel, Alquita in Coquimbo. Captain Morre discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch or the Pacific Gyre. To research and collect data on the Southern Pacific Ocean Gyre he’s organized a seven-month journey.

For my time with them, I’ll be an active crew member on board the catamaran, Alquita. Aside from crew duties, I’ll be trained to collect plastics from the ocean and the coves of the Chilean coastline for science. Along with collecting debris and cataloging my findings, I’ll share in dissecting area specimen and examining the insides of fish bellies. All of this information or data will be logged for future study.

This experience is something I’ve been wanting to do for some time; seeing the plastic out at sea rather than the shore where I gather my resources for my pallet and artwork. It will inform my work on a deeper level, at once more personal and universal. As a ‘citizen scientist’, I will be completing the circle in my process. To keep track of my journey, follow me on Instagramtessfelixartist. I’ll post when I have internet service so it might come in small bunches or be a little erratic.