About the Artist—Janis Selby Jones

I have been cleaning North County San Diego Beaches for years. I take photographs of the trash I find and share the most interesting images on social media in order to help others understand the seriousness of the marine debris problem.

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Photo by Eduardo Contreras for the San Diego Union Tribune

My On the Horizon photographs and other marine debris pieces have been on exhibit at the Bay Model in Sausalito, California and at the Tides Thoreau Center in San Francisco. Into the Current is my first large scale sculpture made from marine debris. This summer I will have work on display at Carlsbad’s Dove Library.

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On the Horizon at the Bay Model in Sausalito, California

I am also a teacher and I share my passion for the environment with the students through hands-on marine debris workshops that integrate photography and writing.


San Diego Area Writing Project—Young Writers and Photography Camp

For more about me, you can visit my blog, Write the World.

In addition, the links below will take you to articles/videos about me. There are also links to articles/videos featuring the students at the school where I work and lead the Green Team—a group of students that volunteer to help with recycling and campus clean-ups.

San Diego Union Tribune – Video featuring me on a beach walk http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/visuals/video/90992375-132.html

San Diego Reader – Article about my biofilter discovery http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2016/sep/08/ticker-seaworld-slapped-plastic-litter/

The Coast News – Article about my art work and the biofilters http://www.thecoastnews.com/2016/09/12/artist-works-to-raise-awareness-and-reduce-beach-trash/

The Coast News – Student presentation on marine debris for the Oceanside City Council http://www.thecoastnews.com/2017/03/23/del-rio-elementary-students-share-ocean-debris-studies-with-city-council/

San Diego Union Tribune – Del Rio Elementary School’s Zero Waste Program http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/north-county/sd-no-oceanside-recycling-20161121-story.html

Fox 5 News San Diego – Del Rio’s Green Team on Earth Day http://fox5sandiego.com/2015/04/22/earth-day-reduce-reuse-recycle/

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