2020 Artists

  • Virtual art tours & artist talks from the Foss Waterway Seaport
  • Meet the artists on Instagram livestreams at 2:30pm, 3:30pm and 4:30pm Sept. 13

Lourdes Jackson: Mural

In “Sure/Shore,” Tacoma muralist Lourdes Jackson creates a massive flowing ocean triptych painted on layers of silk and organza. Deeply immersive, it reflects on both underwater ocean life and human life above it.
Installation video and gallery.
Artist livestream 2:30pm Sept. 13 at

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Dean Burke: Photography

In “Tacoma and the Sea,” paddler, tourism CEO and photographer Dean Burke creates a wall-grid of his phenomenal underwater images that straddle the human and deep ocean world of suspended waves, billowing jellyfish, swimmers cocooned in frigid green water.
Installation video and gallery.
Artist livestream 3:30pm Sept. 13 at

Fergus Hyke: Photography

Deeply rooted in his own connection to the water, Fergus Kanaiaupune Hyke is a Tacoman, Hawaiian, outrigger paddler and photographer whose installation “Connected” spans breathtaking sunset panoramas to intimate portraits of nesting peregrine falcons.
Installation video and gallery.
Artist livestream 4:30pm Sept. 13 on


An incredibly diverse line-up of artists with work that speaks on the ocean from a multiplicity of cultural experiences. Includes: dancer Dakota Camacho (Matao/CHamoru), flutist Paul Chiyotken Wagner (Saanich), aerialist Deanna Riley, electric cellist Gretchen Yanover, the Steel Pan Ensemble from Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Company, Tacoma City Ballet, clarinetist Cindy Renander, Brass Band Northwest, filmmaker Annie Crawley and more.

All videos will premiere Sept. 13 on the homepage.