Blue Marble

Exhibits // Blue Marble

Jun 3 - Jul 31

Overview // This summer, the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art presents Blue Marble, a national juried exhibition in the Gray Wing on view June 3 to July 31. The term “Blue Marble” refers to the spectacular color image of planet Earth taken with NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer. The topic of the exhibition welcomed artists of all media to delve into subjects, themes, and motifs that have to do with our planet.

Artwork included in the exhibition was selected by juror Patricia Watts, founder and west coast curator of Ecoartspace. Says Ms. Watts, “Blue Marble is the symbol of the ultimate turning point in our human consciousness. Looking back at Earth through space we humans can acknowledge the preciousness our very existence. The artists in this exhibition have captured a visual sense of what it means to be here on this planet, with the perspective of being a part of something larger, a dot in the Universe.”

SLOMA curator and director of exhibitions Ruta Saliklis was delighted to work with juror Patricia Watts. Ms. Watts has curated over 30 art and ecology exhibitions, given over 50 lectures, and written essays for over 30 publications.

Details // Blue Marble will open Friday, June 3, 2016 for Art After Dark. SLOMA members are invited to a members-only preview from 5–6 PM, followed by a public reception from 6–9 PM.

Images of artwork from Blue Marble can be viewed on SLOMA's Facebook page. Images are used with permission from the artists. Not for commercial reuse.

Related Programming:
June 2, 12PM: Art at High Noon with Dr. Jill Thayer, Global Visual Culture: Contemporary Art and the Environment. Free and open to the public.

June 14, 12PM: Art Ways, Blue Marble exhibition tour. SLOMA members and their guests. Free entry.

June 20, 7PM: Film Night, Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art. Suggested donation $5 members, $7 general.

July 7, 12PM: Art at High Noon, Blue Marble exhibition tour with SLOMA curator Ruta Saliklis. Free and open to the public.


Banner image: Building Up The Embankment Along the Kholpetua River, 21 minutes 30 seconds , Carrie and Eric Tomberlin, photograph printed on dibond.