Surfing Madonna Oceans Project
Surfing Madonna Oceans Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Encinitas, California and was officially formed in 2013 by Robert Nichols and Mark Patterson (artist of the Surfing Madonna mosaic).
Today we see our community value as being the connective tissue in a network of cultural practitioners striving to be seen and heard. We want to disperse to our diverse cohort of cultural practitioners the necessary resources to express their truth to an appreciative public forum and advance their careers to the next level of recognition through art exhibitions. To that end we have planned programs involving Art, Poetry and Music Exhibitions that include local artists of diverse backgrounds, creative collaborators and high school musicians to participate in engaging the public in cultural exhibits that promote joyful experiences.
We support the creative communities with art and poetry exhibitions, "Save the Ocean" now in its fourth year, "Inspirations" at La Playa Gallery in La Jolla and "Ocean, Earth Air" at the Poway Performing Arts Center!
We collaborate with various local arts organizations by providing funding and support: Arts Alive Banners, 101 Artists Colony, San Dieguito Art Guild, Coal Gallery, Front Porch Gallery, Full Moon Poetry Slam, Little Fish Studios to name a few. We provide an Artist Award to deserving artists and organizations needing financial help.