September 2015


In September the Salem Art Association held a juried show which was judged by Trevor Smith one of the curators of the Peabody Essex Museum. The theme was “Flux”. The Angry Ocean Photos were awarded “Best of Show”.



August 2015


At the ‘Friendship’ Salem MA

The Angry Ocean Project

Comes to Salem, MA!

From the depths of our trash filled oceans an army of angry sea creatures rises up…


AUGUST 1st – 28th, 2015


“In A Pig’s Eye”

Artist Reception:

Sunday Aug. 9th 5 – 7 pm

148 Derby St. Salem MA

Photographs, Shadowboxes

& Creatures

available for viewing & purchase!


June 2014

The Angry Ocean Project”

Wins 1st Place

at Somerville’s 2nd Annual


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Competing against forty other artists Kathy Abbott’s “The Angry Ocean Project” took 1st prize last weekend at “Trash Bash 2014: Somerville’s Second annual Recycled Arts Competition”.  According to the organizers the judge’s scores for the top three finalists were extremely close and it was the added ‘popular vote’ from the attendees that put “The Angry Ocean Project” in first place!

“The Creatures Emerge”

JUNE 2014

Beginning Monday, June 9th (6/9/14) the Angry Ocean Project ‘creatures’ will be on display in the first floor gallery of the NOAA Fisheries building at the Blackburn Industrial Park (55 Great Republic Drive) in Gloucester.  Each week for the month of June a different set of ‘creatures’ (there are over 60 creatures in all!) can be seen making their way across the NOAA building’s first floor!

June 9 – 13       “The Creatures Emerge”

June 16 – 20      “Picnic Time”

June 23 – 27      “How Did That Get There??”

June 30 – July 8  “Someone Alert The ATF!”


NOAA (Gloucester MA)

NOAA (Gloucester MA)




 7:30 am – 4:30 pm MONDAY – FRIDAY

June 9 – 13       “The Creatures Emerge”

Watch as the creatures crawl their way out of a bait box filled with ocean debris! (Note: The parts for the creatures, the ropes, the debris and even the bait box were all found on local beaches.)

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June 16 – 20      “Picnic Time”

A picnic at the beach is over run by angry creatures.  (Note: all the creatures in this installation were made from debris commonly left over from a fun day in the sun.  Even the picnic blanket was a beach find!)

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060914110644This is Nina Samoiloff. You can see her photos of marine debris on the back wall of the gallery.

Keith Cialino is NOAA’s Regional Manager of Marine Debris.

"The Creatures Emerge"

“The Creatures Emerge”


"The Angry Ocean Project"

“The Angry Ocean Project”

They let me put a table up next to the exhibit.

"The Angry Ocean Project"

“The Angry Ocean Project”

This is my comment box. The legs for this creature were made from pens I found on the beach.

"The Angry Ocean Project"

“The Angry Ocean Project”

This poor creature got stabbed by a pen & chopsticks!

"The Angry Ocean Project"

“The Angry Ocean Project”

The life preserver was another beach find.  It’s made of plastic, someone probably used it as a yard decoration. A piece broke off as I was setting up the exhibit.  I wasn;t going to use it but the NOAA guys convinced me that it made it feel like real ‘trash’!

2 responses to “Events

  1. Kathy, your art is incredible. How unfortunate all the materials come from the beach, but you send a powerful message to us all. Why wouldn’t the ocean be angry and throwing our trash right back at us?

  2. Love Love Love it great job this would be fantastic for the kids k-12.

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