Saturday February 10, 2018
Fish on the Fence: Making Waves for the Future

Fish on the Fence was started in 2009 by the late Paul Cronauer, a Port Angeles resident who envisioned 20,000 fish covering the fencing that surrounds the Landing Mall next to the marine life center. It has since turned into a successful annual fundraising event, arts education program, and interpretive art walk.

Fish near Peabody Creek
Fish on the fence near the M/V Coho ferry dock

2018 Event details:

Jill Bliss
“Lives Entwined”

Jill is a nationally recognized artist who recently took up residence in the San Juan Islands. Her art celebrates the interconnectedness of nature, and is featured in shops nationwide (including at Feiro!) Her work as a naturalist educator has immersed her in the Salish Sea ecosystem, which extends across the U.S.-Canada border, and includes the combined waters of the Strait of Georgia, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Puget Sound, and the San Juan Islands. We are extremely pleased to hear from Jill as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of art & science on the Port Angeles waterfront!

Artist bio:
I’ve always been a naturalist and artist since my earliest days on our family farm in Northern California: studying, drawing and painting the natural world around me. College took me to Parson’s School of Design in New York City, and graduate school in San Francisco. For a time I was an adjunct professor at Portland State University teaching courses on design systems, research, theory, and consumer psychology. I’ve been a professional artist and designer for almost two decades. Five years ago I came to the Salish Sea islands for a six month sabbatical to reconnect with the natural world. I’m still here! 

While focusing on my artwork and caretaking a homestead on one of the off-grid islands, I commuted to Friday Harbor, San Juan island to become a certified naturalist. Now most summer days you’ll find me aboard the M/V Odyssey out of Friday Harbor as a naturalist educator. I love being out on the water and talking with people about our local ecosystems and the different ways that we can live harmoniously within it. Notecards, prints and stickers featuring my artwork can be found in various shops nationwide. In winter months, you’ll still find me on one of our more remote islands, immersed in research and artwork alongside local plants, animals, biologists and other “nature nerds.” 

Saturday February 10, 2018

Red Lion Hotel
221 N Lincoln St
Port Angeles, WA

The evening will feature a Wine Pull and Live Auction, with a very limited silent auction selection.

Tickets* $75.00 pp/ $95.00 pp after Jan 15

*The Fair Market Value of the equivalent experience has been calculated at $45, meaning you may deduct the remainder of each ticket as your individual situation allows.

Award: The third annual Feiro Family Scholarship Award will be presented at the gala. This year’s scholarship will award $1,000 to a Clallam County senior for further education during the 2018-2019 school year.

To join our committed sponsors list, please contact Melissa Williams, Executive Director, at 360-417-6254 or

We are grateful to the local companies and organizations who support the mission of the Feiro Marine Life Center by donating items or certificates for this event. Please let them know how much you appreciate their support by giving them your business.

Alder Wood Bistro, barbecue, BarhopBella ItaliaBliss SalonBrian’s Sporting Goods, Brown’s Outdoor, Café Garden, Chestnut Cottage, Cock-a-doodle Doughnuts, Country Aire, Coyote BBQ Pub, Dairy Queen, Downrigger’s, Dungeness Kids, Easy Street Coffee & Tea, Field Notes, First Street Haven, Full Moon Candle, Galare Thai, Gordy’s Pizza, Jasmine Bistro, Juan de Fuca Festival, Kokopelli Grill, LaBelle Creperie, LD’s Woodfire Grill, Little Devil’s Lunchbox, Lotus Rose Massage, Mariner Café, Next Door Gastropub, Oak Table Café, Pane d’Amore, Port Angeles Whale Watch, Port Book & News, Purple Haze Lavender, Safeway on Lincoln St. Port Angeles, Sandy’s Kitchen, Sergio’s, Smuggler’s Landing, Sunrise Meats, Sunset Do it Best Hardware, White Cup Espresso