Giving back to the community through volunteering and donations
Our giving program largely centers on (Marine) Ecosystem Research/Preservation, Climate Change, Resilience and Safety, but also includes Social Impact causes. While sourcing our materials, we keep all the above in mind so that we can give back in little ways every day in our business. Learn more here.
Here are our highlights:
Graphic and web design and consulting services donations include:
Art and other donations include:
Save the Alaska SeaLife Center, 2020
Emergency donations to the Alaska Sealife Center https://www.alaskasealife.org/home
Due to covid-19 the Alaska Sealife Center experienced a dramatic drop in the number of visitors to their facility. An S.O.S. call went out in an effort to save the Center from closing by the end of the year. 2 Million dollars were needed, which was a big need to fill. Individual and business donations from across Alaska came in through a series of events and efforts that, for now, keep the Sealife Center and its rescue and treatment facilities open. Donations are still needed as the crisis continues. We are proud to support the center in both personal and business capacity. A list of donors here: https://www.alaskasealife.org/savethecenterindividual_donors
Alaska SeaLife Center Gala 2020
In February 2020 we donated "Susitna Sunset"
Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco - Project: Trees for water
In December we donated to the Grow-Trees project,. After you donate, you can look up the location of your trees, the location of this little grove below can be seen by clicking here. Join in the effort and plant trees today https://growtrees.fpa2.org/index.php?lang=en.html. The Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco works all over the world to protect marine life and our environment in general with focused programs and projects.
The Victoria Project with Sonder and Holliday
Alaska SeaLife Center Gala 2019
This year, we donated a crowd favorite, a sunny Fireweed Solo. All proceeds go to support the programs of the Alaska Sealife Center.
The Alaska SeaLife Center, Alaska’s premier public aquarium and Alaska's only permanent marine mammal rehabilitation facility, is located on the shores of Resurrection Bay in Seward in the U.S. state of Alaska. Visit https://www.alaskasealife.org/
Seattle Quake Jersey Design
Seattle Quake Rugby Club Jersey
We are proud to have designed this outfit for Pride Week, and other events around the word for the all inclusive Seattle Quake Rugby Club. Go Quake!
Seattle Quake Rugby Football Club is a non-profit corporation and a gay organization that actively seeks out traditionally under-represented members in our community and encourages them to explore the sport of Rugby Union in a non-threatening and empowering environment. As such, the Seattle Quake maintains a developmental rugby program that fosters a love for the sport of rugby, regardless of athletic ability. Through positive and competitive engagement in our surrounding communities, we hope to directly challenge stereotypes and bigotry in what has historically been the uncommon ground of rugby. Further, we actively participate and are in solidarity with other organizations that share our common goals of mutual understanding and respect for all members of the community.
Picolo pieces from the Symphony in Pink series were donated to Alaska Resource Education, The Jewish Gala, and the Presbyterian Church of Palmer, Alaska. The Picolo makes an excellent gift.
Symphony in Pink - Piccolo
Alaska SeaLife Center Gala 2018
Aku, the orphaned walrus.
This piece is a portrait of the baby walrus and the story behind his rehabilitation. The frame includes a scene with the AU Grabber, the Alaska gold dredge of the crew that found the baby walrus and key to his his rescue, and ASLC staff involved in the walrus' rehabilitation keeping him company day and night. All blended together on the rim of this mirror. 30 x 24 inches. - Update - I was honored to learn this piece was bought and then directly donated to the staff at the center to keep! Read the story here
Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco - Project: Trees for water
In December we donated to the Grow-Trees project, which we plan to do each year. After you donate, you can look up the location of your trees, the location of this little grove below can be seen by clicking here. Join in the effort and plant trees today https://growtrees.fpa2.org/index.php?lang=en.html. The Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco works all over the world to protect marine life and our environment in general with focused programs and projects.
Alaska SeaLife Center Gala 2017
Golden Retriever portrait mirror.
Alaska SeaLife Center Gala 2016
Mount Susitna, the Sleeping Lady
Susitna is made of wooden parts joined together by braided nylon rope brushed into tassels at the bottom. The delicate pieces that make up the scenery float in front of the background. See another piece here to learn more
Alaska SeaLife Center Gala 2015
Alaska Sealife Center Gala 2014
3D Wood Art, with elements on slender nylon rope as rays of light shining down. Size 6'x 2'6".
Sealife Center Gala 2013
Exeline decorative plate.
Alaska Sealife Center Gala 2012
Grace is an articulated shark sculpture, in white and silver of about 30 inches long and jointed. Connected by hinges and fine leather on her sides.
Wolf Song of Alaska
Volunteering since 1993
Maria Talasz has been involved for many years with Wolf Song of Alaska. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, apolitical organization they are committed to achieving an understanding of the wolf and other wild canids through education, science and public awareness. Incorporated in 1988 in the State of Alaska, Wolf Song of Alaska has distinguished itself as a highly visible and resourceful organization that is devoted to an understanding the plight of the wolf, its natural, history, its varied relation to humans throughout the ages, and its role as a major symbol in folklore, myth, legend, art, and religion. Wolf Song of Alaska's world-class web site, Facebook page, and education programs have greatly impacted the general public's knowledge about the wolf other wild canids, and other predators in the wild. From local school programs and youth organizations, to the hosting of renowned educator, "Wolfman/Critterman," Wolf Song of Alaska continues to expand its education programs and projects.
Follow the plight of the wolf on their Facebook page Keep up through the daily posts with news and articles from across the globe.
Ways you can help
Wolf Life - Art by Maria Talasz