Artists Prayer Flags – Offerings for the Ocean

Artists Prayer Flags – Offerings for the Ocean 2017-09-27T17:53:13+00:00

Call to Artists!

You are warmly invited to participate in a Benefit Art Sale for

Ocean Conservation Research

Inspired by traditional Tibetan prayer flags, we are inviting our fellow artists to join us in making and contributing your own string of prayer flags!  Your flags will festoon the coffee bar area of Toby’s Feed Barn for the week of November 11th through November 18, when the flags will be sold at a public event on Saturday, November 18th.

All proceeds will be contributed to Ocean Conservation Research.


Your string of prayer flags can be paper or cloth, any dimension and in any medium. Each string should contain a minimum of 5 flags. The flags should be well attached to a sturdy (but not too heavy) string, with lots of extra string on each end.

Your flags will be  mounted on November 9-10 and fly through the week of November 11 through 18. A “silent auction” sale will occur that week, so please include a one-page piece on your flags – your prayer, your techniques, your biography – whatever you would like to accompany the flags.

On November 18 at 2pm we will have music, refreshments, a presentation by OCR Director Michael Stocker, and the “live auction sale” of the flags.


Flags can be created any time before November 8. Finished flags can be dropped off in a special box at Toby’s Feed Barn between November 1st-8th (the box will be located in the little hallway just past the coffee bar on your left, below the seed rack).

Other arrangements can be made in West Marin by contacting:

Susan Sasso: 415 663 8472
Suzanne d’Coney:

or in San Rafael by contacting Michael Stocker: 415-464-7220

Please be sure to sign your work on the back of one of the flags, and also attach your name, email, and phone number – along with your one-page description/intention/blessing.

Flag-making Workshop!

Toni Littlejohn will host a flag-making workshop at her studio on Saturday, November 4th, 10am. Point Reyes Station.
Limited to 12 people. RSVP

It is our hope that participating artists will enjoy making the flags as vehicles for sending good wishes and blessings to be carried on the wind into the surrounding environment – and our deep connection with our Mother Ocean!

About Ocean Conservation Research

Ever-increasing human-generated ocean noise pollution is affecting all life in the ocean. Loud noise from expanding military, industrial, fossil fuel, and offshore energy activities in the sea is creating an “acoustic smog” that is increasingly deafening all marine animals. OCR is seeking policy and practice solutions to this growing dilemma.

Prayer flags by: Jane Stevens (above) Susan Sasso (below)