Meet Guy Harvey and Support America’s Military

November 28, 2012

Guy Harvey Mural at Northwest USO Office, NAS Pensacola

Marine artist and conservationist Guy Harvey will be visiting northwest Florida in support of America’s military on Saturday, Dec. 8. Dr. Harvey’s appearance follows a special promotion at a Bealls’ Pensacola store. Through this Saturday, Dec. 1, the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation along with Bealls Department Stores will each donate $1 from every Guy Harvey-design product sold at Bealls’ Pensacola outlet to the USO NAS Pensacola.

On Saturday, Dec. 8, Dr. Harvey will appear at the Bealls store on 6241 N. Davis Hwy at 1:00 p.m. to present a check to the USO NAS Pensacola, and to sign items for fans. Dr. Harvey will then visit U.S. servicemen and women at the Pensacola Naval Air Station following his appearance at Bealls.

Bealls carries a wide range of Guy Harvey licensed clothing and gift products and is headquarters for all your Guy Harvey product needs, including a collection of military design t-shirts.

The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation invites Guy Harvey fans in the Pensacola area to come out and help us support the USO.

“Our campaign to raise money for the USO NAS Pensacola is just another step in demonstrating our commitment to America’s military,” said Steve Stock, president of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. “We recognize our military is fighting to protect the very freedoms that make it possible for us to advocate for marine conservation and other worthy causes.’’

Who: Marine artists and conservationist Guy Harvey

What: Will appear to present a check to the USO NAS Pensacola

Where: Bealls’ store at 6241 N. Davis Hwy, Pensacola, 32504.

When: Saturday, Dec. 8, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Ford EcoBoost 400 Winner to Receive Contender Boat Outfitted with Guy Harvey Seascape Design

November 12, 2012

MIAMI, FL—NOVEMBER 12, 2012— Homestead-Miami Speedway is again giving away a uniquely South Florida “trophy” to its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series EcoBoost 400 race winner.  It’s a Bay Boat, equipped with a 250-horsepower, 4-stoke Yamaha engine, built by Homestead-based Contender Boats.

New for 2012 is that marine wildlife artist and conservationist, Dr. Guy Harvey has designed a wrap for the boat that features checkered flags, sailfish and marlin.  All 43 drivers in the Ford EcoBoost 400 field will have a chance to win the prize boat.

“Our relationship with Contender Boats started in 2011, and now includes another natural in Guy Harvey,” said Homestead-Miami Speedway President Matthew Becherer.  “It’s fantastic to bring together these two iconic and uniquely South Florida entities that have collaborated to design and outfit this one-of-a-kind boat for our race winner.

In addition to the design for the boat wrap, Dr. Harvey and Homestead-Miami Speedway are teaming up for other fan elements:

* Dr. Harvey has designed the cover of the official Ford Championship Weekend program, which will be on sale at the track during race weekend.

* Dr. Harvey has also designed commemorative posters and t-shirts that will be for sale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, both during the race and beyond.  Proceeds from the sales of the t-shirts will be donated to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and Homestead-Miami Speedway’s Driving for a Cause Foundation.

* South Floridians and out-of-town guests in for the race will be able to enjoy NASCAR stock cars that include Guy Harvey Custom Wraps.

“We’ve long believed that our fans and NASCAR fans share a passion or the outdoors,” said Dr. Harvey.  “We know our message of marine conservation and sustainable fisheries will find a receptive audience within NASCAR’s ranks.”


Guy Harvey Film, Research Inspires North Vancouver Mayor to Support Shark Fin Ban

October 15, 2012

NOTE: The following article appears courtesy of Huffington Post Canada.

A wave of bylaws banning the possession, trade, sale and distribution of shark fin products has swept across the province of British Columbia this past month. North Vancouver joined Port Moody and Coquitlam in introducing a ban on shark fin soup in restaurants, a popular Asian dish that supports a vast industry that is decimating shark populations worldwide and threatens many species with extinction.

Interestingly, Artists for Conservation played an important role in this policy change. Last year the mayor of the city of North Vancouver, Darrell Mussatto, attended the first annual Artists for Conservation Festival on Grouse Mountain. It was there where he first met legendary marine artist Dr. Guy Harvey, a leading advocate for the shark-fin ban, and founder of the Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI).

Dr. Harvey’s documentary “This is Your Ocean: Sharks” premiered at the festival last November and Mayor Mussatto had the opportunity to speak to Dr. Harvey about his efforts to save sharks from extinction through his film. That encounter inspired him to support a shark fin ban in his city last month.

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36North Bringing Guy Harvey to the Perfect Latitude

October 1, 2012

Want a special chance to meet Guy Harvey in a VIP setting? 36North and Perfect Latitude can make it happen at the North Carolina Seafood Festival.

After years of traveling the world, chasing place after place and event after event, 36North has returned home to its roots. But they aren’t coming alone. 36North is bringing Guy Harvey and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, bringing the Perfect Latitude back to where it all began!

Join us in capturing the mysterious and unknown in a setting that everyone can be a part of Saturday, October 6th, from 12-2pm at 36N, 413 Evans St. (next to The Sanitary Restaurant).

36North started right here on the Waterfront as a small gallery that went by “The Occhio Gallery,” featuring the artwork of Marc Montocchio. Since then they have taken the Perfect Latitude nationwide, bringing the unique and natural concept of living life to its fullest to crew members across the country. Now 36North is home, right back here in Morehead City! With their return,  they are proudly sponsoring one of Morehead City’s most exciting events, the North Carolina Seafood Festival.

The Perfect Latitude is more than just a place. It’s an idea that envelopes every part of daily life, an escape to something extraordinary within the ordinary. So in spirit of everything that is 36North, they have brought with them the celebrity artist and philanthropist Guy Harvey for a special VIP event and public signing.

To pay their respect to where everything began, 36North is promising to dedicate a portion of the proceeds from Guy Harvey’s visit back to the community, through the CMAST Association, helping to preserve and inspire the lifestyle that draws people across the eastern coast to Morehead City.

So remember 36North this year during Seafood Fest. Together, the Perfect Latitude and Guy Harvey will be teaming up to bring a broad selection of Guy Harvey and 36North apparel and accessories to people like yourself who are committed to chasing down that one location that inspires us to do everything we do in life, our Perfect Latitude.

So, you want a special chance to meet Guy Harvey in a VIP setting? Call the Gallery at 252-222-3355 to see if VIP tickets are still available for sale for our Friday night event with Cocktails and Appetizers.


Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Donates $50,000 To Florida Youth Conservation Centers

September 6, 2012

Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation check presentation (left-to-right) FWC Commissioner Charles Roberts; FWC Commissioner Aliese Priddy; FWC Commissioner Richard Corbett,  Antonio Fins, Executive Director of Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation; Steve Stock, President of Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and Guy Harvey, Inc; FWC Chairman Kenneth Wright;  FWC Vice-Chairman Kathy Barco; FWC Commissioner Brian Yablonski; FWC Commissioner Ronald Bergeron; WFF Exec. Dir. Brett Boston

TAMPA, FL—SEPTEMBER 6, 2012— The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation today furthered its commitment to marine education efforts in the Sunshine State with a $50,000 donation to the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network (FYCNN).

The FYCCN is a non-profit partnership between the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Wildlife Foundation of Florida. Working with 85 partner organizations, FYCNN has served more than 120,000 Florida youths in the past three fiscal years by connecting them with traditional outdoor activities. The Guy Harvey organization’s donation will provide seed funding to establish 10 permanent summer camps for youths to introduce them to saltwater environment education, saltwater fishing, kayaking and other conservation-related activities.

Steve Stock, president of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and Guy Harvey, Inc., said the FYCNN was made possible by monies raised this year through a partnership with the Florida Lottery. Guy Harvey’s artwork and merchandise, including apparel, have long been among the most recognizable and popular brand. In March of this year, The Florida Lottery launched the GUY HARVEY® Scratch-Off game, featuring a series of six colorful wildlife illustrations. The game distributed 12 million $2 tickets in just five months, making it one of the most successful scratch-off games in the 25-year history of the Florida Lottery.

The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and Guy Harvey, Inc., are committed to investing lottery game proceeds in marine conservation and education programs across Florida. The funding of the FYCCN is a major step toward achieving that goal.

“By supporting these youth conservation centers we are directly meeting our mission objectives to fund both inspired scientific research and innovative education programs to encourage conservation and best management practices for sustainable marine environments,” said Dr. Harvey.  “Helping our children develop a conservation ethic through a strong personal connection with nature is essential for   the future of the state’s natural resources.”


New Guy Harvey Dog Collars and Leashes Now Available!

August 26, 2012


This Film Will Change the Way You Look at Sharks – Forever!

July 7, 2012

“This is Your Ocean – Sharks”, the award-winning and internationally-acclaimed shark documentary starring Guy Harvey, Wyland and Jim Abernethy, is now available for purchase for the first time. Order the film here, and enter coupon code “Emma” for $5 off the purchase price.


Happy 4th of July!

July 4, 2012


FWC Decides Not to Reopen September 1st Snook Season on Florida’s West Coast

June 29, 2012

Catch & release still permitted during closure

NOTE: This story was posted today on TampabayOnline.com by Special Correspondent Frank Sergeant

The Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission ruled this week that the snook fishing season will remain closed on the state’s west coast, rather than reopening Sept. 1 as scheduled.

The season has been closed due to a 2010 cold-kill, which wiped out tens of thousands of fish from Clearwater to Naples.

“This is a wise move,” said snook guide Scott Moore of Holmes Beach. “I’m seeing big fish and a few slot (keeper-sized) fish, but no little fish — we’re missing whole-year classes due to the winter kill, and we need to get more in the pipeline before we start taking them again.”

The continued closure also was supported by the Coastal Conservation Association, which said that the number of adult snook on the west coast was down 20 percent after the freeze, and the numbers of juvenile fish killed was probably much greater.

The season will reopen Sept. 1, 2013, if the commission takes no further action.

Catch-and-release fishing for snook is permitted during the closure.


FLORIDIAN VIEW: The Water World of Guy Harvey

June 29, 2012

NOTE: This post is excerpted from an article in the June 2012 issue of Floridian View magazine.

By Jeanne Willard

Standing over six feet tall with sandy brown hair and sun-kissed skin, Guy Harvey looks every inch the avid outdoorsman while sporting one of his signature button-down fishing shirts paired with khaki’s  and casual loafers.  Harvey, 56, is perhaps best known for his realistic marine-life artwork that reels the observer into the ocean’s depths with an explosion of color and dynamic movement. But, you may not know that he’s also a scientist who holds a Doctorate in Fisheries Management and captains a multi-faceted business empire that supports his efforts as one of the world’s leading marine conservationists.

Harvey sat down exclusively with FV recently to talk about his art, passion for conservation, latest business ventures, and for those enthusiastic anglers – his favorite fishing spot. From apparel to dinnerware, home furnishings to gifts, sportswear to fine art and jewelry to speciality license plates, the Guy Harvey empire is all about  the cause.

Born in Germany, Harvey was the son of a British Army Gunnery Officer.  He honed his fishing and diving skills growing up in Jamaica, and was profoundly influenced by Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and The Sea.” At the age of 17, the classic tale so captured his imagination that he took on the task of illustrating the entire story in pen and ink. Those drawings comprised the self-taught artist’s first exhibition in Kingston, launching his decades-long career.

Today, Harvey’s works are most recognizable by the meticulously detailed and brilliantly colorful paintings of large game fish such as marlin, tuna and sailfish. He relies on his scientific knowledge and observation of marine life in its natural habitat as inspiration, and has become an accomplished diver and underwater photographer.

Harvey rarely paints from photographs, despite his skill and love of photography, preferring the “minds-eye” snapshot of marine life interactions. Many of his paintings portray large fish circling smaller fish, and sharks feeding on stingrays, among other dynamic aquatic happenings.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE


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