In 2019, ArtStar proposed to ET Projects an opportunity to create fine art, limited edition prints which would capture the memory of Shoreline Project. We are excited by the prospect of keeping alive the joy and camaraderie experienced at the edge of the Pacific with affordable and thus, accessible imagery.
Together we curated a portfolio of beautiful moments reflecting the magical night created in Laguna Beach, California, proof that civic exuberance and simple happiness survives and can be ignited by art.
ET Projects, a 501(c)3, was created in 2018 with the vision to bring communities together thru art and nature. Shoreline Projectis the first large scale "moving installation" launched in partnership with the Laguna Art Museum the same year. It will travel to communities surrounding the Pacific Ocean, documenting the changing Pacific shoreline and all those who share its magnificence.
Spearheaded by Elizabeth Turk, an artist known primarily as a sculptor of marble. A native to Southern California, she is a MacArthur Fellow, an Annalee & Barnett Newman Foundation and Joan Mitchell recipient. She based Shoreline Project in research done as a Smithsonian Artist Fellow in 2011. Her work has been represented by Hirschl and Adler, Modern for 20 years.
It is important to acknowledge our team at ET Projects, the photographers responsible for documenting the shoreline and all the participants ofShoreline Project:Erik Thienes, Chris Stobie, Eric Stoner, Madison Holler, Mike Townsend, Mike Thienes, Dan Hopkinson.