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Announcing the winners of the King Tides and Winter Storms

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The Coastal Interpretive Center (Center) is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to educate about the natural and cultural history of the Washington Coast and inspire the joy and wonder of nature. The Center and the Associated Arts of Ocean Shores (AAOS) partnered and produced an art exhibit entitled “King Tides and Winter Storms” which was on display at the Center from February 3rd to April 28th, 2024.


The Center and AAOS sought artwork inspired by the king tides and winter storms that occur on Washington’s coast. We define the Washington Coast as extending northward from the Columbia River to Cape Flattery and eastward from the continental shelf to the watersheds draining into the Pacific Ocean. 


AAOS provided prizes to the winning artists as follows: 

1st place $250 to Rebecca Moore for "Invocation," (photograph of splashing waves at the jetty)

2nd place $150 to Margaret Lemke for "King Tide V," (painting of wave)


3rd place $50 to Mardi Krusemark for "Damon," (photo) 


Winning artists will also have their work featured on postcards produced by AAOS. Judging was done by a panel of three judges including the Center director or designee, the AAOS president or designee, and a member of the art community selected by the AAOS board.  


Artists were encouraged, but not required, to be members of AAOS. For more information, please visit

Winners of the King Tides and Winter Storms exhibit:


Rebecca Moore

King Tide V

Margaret Lemke


Mardi Krusemark

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