Proving that economic vitality and environmental stewardship are not mutually exclusive, the Port of Hueneme earned its Green Marine Certification this month. As Hueneme is ranked in the top 11% of all U.S. Ports for general cargo flow, it has taken the lead as California’s first port to complete the certification. Through this certification, Hueneme continues a tradition of setting an example of how to become a cleaner and environmentally sustainable port of the future.
Jason Hodge, President of the Board of Commissioners stated, “We are committed to leading the way in California for green port certification and continue to invest in our local community by taking action to improve our environment.”
Green Marine’s environmental program assists ports, terminal operators and shipping lines in reducing their environmental footprint through a comprehensive program that addresses key environmental issues and criteria using 11 performance indicators including air emissions, prevention of spills and leakages, community impacts, and environmental leadership. The Port received the highest possible scores in the spill prevention, environmental leadership, and community impact categories. Being that Green Marine is completely voluntary, it affirms even further Port of Hueneme’s commitment to staying on the leading edge of environmental stewardship.
The Port made history in 2015 as well by unveiling their innovative shore side power program--the largest single emissions reduction program in Ventura County history. Over the next 30 years, this program will reduce PM by 92%, NOx by 98% and CO2 by 55% through the electrification of the Port's wharves. The Port's robust environmental framework sets strategic action plans in the core areas of air, climate change, energy, marine resources, soils and sediments, sustainability and community, qualifying the Port for Green Marine certification.
"We look forward to continuing to provide jobs and economic growth for Ventura County while implementing the high bar of our environmental framework,” said the Port’s CEO and Executive Director Kristin Decas.
Membership in Green Marine requires that members demonstrate year-over-year meaningful improvements in measurable ways to maintain their Green Marine certification. Green Marine’s metrics and their results are independently verified and released to the public.
“We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Hueneme as the first port from California to join the Green Marine program,” said David Bolduc, Green Marine’s executive director. “We have no doubt that the administration of this deepwater port will enhance our membership by sharing its environmental initiatives and best practices.”
The Green Marine Performance Report can be found here: https://www.greenmarine.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2016_Performance_Report.pdf
Established in 2007, Green Marine is a North American environmental certification program for the maritime transportation industry. The program stems from the maritime industry’s voluntary initiative to surpass regulatory requirements. The Green Marine program’s unique character derives from the support being earned from more than 50 environmental groups and government agencies. These supporters contribute to shaping and revising the program.
Read more at www.green-marine.org.
The Port of Hueneme is one of the most productive and efficient commercial trade gateways for niche cargo on the West Coast. The Port is governed by five locally elected Port Commissioners. The Port moves $9 billion in goods each year and consistently ranks among the top ten U.S. ports for automobiles and fresh produce. Port operations support the community by bringing $1.5 billion in economic activity and creating 13,633 trade-related jobs. Trade through the Port of Hueneme generates more than $93 million in direct and related state and local taxes, which fund vital community services. www.portofhueneme.org
June 11- August 20, 2017
Contemporary approaches in SoCal Art using the medium of water color are showcased in Soluble Power on display at the Carnegie Art Museum from June 11- August 20, 2017. It features the art of Gary Brewer of Los Angeles, Gail Faulkner of Ventura, Joanne Julian of Oxnard, Mona Neuhaus of Oxnard, Paul Pitsker of Santa Monica and Doug Shoemaker recently of Palm Springs.
Ground pigment suspended in water is one of the oldest mediums known, waning and rising in popularity with changes is technology over the centuries. California artists excelling in both oil painting and watercolor burst out from 1925-1955 with a new a popular approach for watercolor that was quintessentially Californian and was named The California Style. Gone was the pencil detailed English approach, replaced with using large sheets of paper, sweeping free brush strokes, bold color and strong, quick lines. Although currently more paintings in acrylic and oil seem to be commonly displayed, Southern California artists’ experimentation with watercolor to push it to depict contemporary visions continues unarrested.
Gary Brewer captures the rich universe of complex life forms, sharing how they engage and excite the mind. A self-taught artist, his fascination with the natural world began in the Mojave Desert where he was raised and has gone on to have works in a variety of mediums exhibited in galleries and museums in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Gail Faulkner’s works amazingly convey the richness of old master oil paintings but with the reflections and fresh hues of watercolor. Following a career in the medical field, Faulkner attended the Philadelphia College of Art and the Sanski Art Center in Haddonfield, New Jersey. Among her numerous awards are first place in the 2008 California Gold Coast Watercolor Society.
Decades of drawing, painting and printmaking have provided Joanne Julian a foundation for watercolor works. Presently her methodology for watercolor does not differ from her approaches to other media. Mandatory are paying attention and being in the moment. Also pacing, timing, control or lack of it, and with watercolor, liquidity and the weather play a role in the artist’s outcome.
A traditional landscape painter at heart, Mona Neuhaus paints primarily in the media of soft pastel and in watercolor. The often rugged and wide open scenes of America’s, and especially California’s, country side provide her limitless inspiration. Neuhaus’ works are in the Museum of Ventura County’s "Bank of A. Levy Corporate Collection" and the Collection of Jackson Wheeler (often a lender to the Carnegie Art Museum) as well as in corporate and private collections throughout the United States, Mexico and Japan.
Because the watercolor medium is transparent and its materials vulnerable when being applied, Paul Pitsker has been inspired to use it for transparent, fragile and vulnerable subjects. A key goal for Pitsker is to make paintings that do not look like traditional watercolors by incorporating uncustomary effects like an intense velvety black for backgrounds. Growing up the artist’s family lived in a wildlife sanctuary in New England. At the nearby sanctuary visitor center, Pitsker was allowed to draw by the hour and to photograph the small museum’s mounted bird specimens, laying the rudimentary ground work of his process today. Despite his early art interest, he majored in mathematics at Pomona College in Claremont. Pursuing art seriously after graduation, Pitsker took courses in drawing, watercolor painting, and completed an independent mentor program at Santa Monica College.
Realist painter, Doug Shoemaker, works in his chosen medium of watercolor to explore the richness and complexity of everyday, ordinary objects in our urban and natural environment. Elements of the built and natural environment, often abandoned or decaying in sunlight and shadow inspire the artist to create meaningful images where the ordinary becomes memorable. Trained as an architect at Lawrence Technological University, Shoemaker advanced his interests in painting and drawing en plein air at the Cranbrook Academy and in intaglio printmaking at the Fort Mason Art Center in San Francisco. In 2015 he was selected as a Joshua Tree National Park Artist-in-Residence affording the opportunity to alter his focus from the urban to the rural environment. His work was a part of the Artists Council Exhibition at the Palm Springs Museum of Art in 2013 and 2014. This summer Shoemaker’s recent paintings will be exhibited at Skidmore Contemporary Art at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica.
Saturday, June 10
4 -6 pm $10 / members free
images from top left:
(detail) Medusa’s Garden, watercolor on paper 18" x 30" by Gary Brewer, 2013. Collection of the Artist.
(detail) The Feathered Pot, watercolor on paper, 18" x 26" by Gail Faulkner, 2016. Courtesy Tartaglia Fine Art.
(detail) Black Sea, watercolor on Arches paper, 22" x30" by Joanne Julian, 2009.
Collection of the Artist.
(detail) Bien Nacido Vineyards, watercolor on paper, 15"x2" by Mona Neuhaus, 2008. Collection of the Artist.
(detail) Desert Center View, watercolor on paper, 35" x 34", by Doug Shoemaker, 2014. Collection of the Artist.
(detail) Sparky, watercolor on paper by Paul Pitsker, 2013. Collection of the Artist.
Location: 424 South C Street Oxnard, CA 93030 805-385-8158 Carnegieam.org
Hours: Thurs - Sat 10 am - 5 pm | Sun - 1 pm - 5 pm closed holidays and between exhibits
Admission: Adults $4 Students $3 Seniors $2 Children (6 and up) $1 under 6 free