Nine new sculptures were recently added to the Underwater Museum of Art (UMA) in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Grayton Beach State Park in South Walton, Florida.
The 2022 installation includes the following pieces of sculpture:
* “Currents and Tafoni” by Joe Adams (Ventura, CA);
* “Pirate Shipwreck” by Sean Coffey (Pittsburgh, PA);
* “Bloom Baby Bloom” by Brit Deslonde (Santa Rosa Beach, FL);
* “The Seed and The Sea” by Davide Galbiati (Valreas, France);
* “Fibonacci Conchousness” by Anthony Heinz May (Eugene, OR);
* “New Homes” by Janetta Napp (Honolulu, HI);
* “Arc of Nexus” by Tina Piracci (Richmond, CA);
* “We All Live Here” by Marisol Rendón (San Diego, CA); and
* “Common Chord” by Vince Tatum (Santa Rosa Beach, FL).
The sculptures were deployed via an artificial reef project that includes nine nearshore reefs located within one nautical mile (1.85km) of the shore in 58 feet (17.68m) of water.
The new installation joins the 17 sculptures previously deployed on a one-acre (.4 hectare) permit patch of seabed off Grayton Beach State Park, expanding the USA’s first permanent underwater museum to a total of 34 sculptures. The UMA patch will continue to be filled with several new sculptures annually.
Now through September 5th, 2022 (Labor Day in the USA), enjoy free day-use admission to Grayton Beach State Park courtesy of the Walton County Tourist Development Council.
Learn more about this program here.