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Call us a company on a mission. Wyland Worldwide was founded on the efforts of Wyland and a dedicated team of induviduals committed to one purpose: reaching out to people everywhere with a message of art, nature, and community.

Whether it's wall art or sculpture for your home or an art activity for the entire family, Wyland Worldwide delivers the images, resources, and experiences to bring you closer to the beauty of our ocean, lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands.

Wyland offers high-quality, green-themed sustainable retail products, and engaging, creative art and science events at zoos, aquariums, and museums around the world. You may see us on PBS, Discovery Channel, or in your local news. Around the world or around the corner, it's a daily celebration of the wonder of our blue planet - and it's here for you.

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Wyland Accomplishments 1976-2016

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  • Wyland Clean Water Challenge "Barging Down the Mississippi", a 10 state community art and conservation tour reached milestone of painting with one million children with the completion of his "Barging Down the Mississippi" 10-state tour.
  • Wyland Ocean Challenge Newspapers-in-Education program broke all NIE participation records for the St. Louis Post Dispatch when it was requested by over St. Louis 1,000 classrooms and reached over 26,000 children
  • Authored three new books published by Andrews McMeel Universal. The first, a large coffee table book, "Wyland: 25 Years at Sea," as well as "Hold Your Water: 68 Things You Need to Know to Keep Our Planet Blue" and "Swimming Lessons: Nature's Mothers."
  • One-hour special on the Discovery Channel's Animal Planet Network, "Wyland: A Brush With Giants," explored the variety of large marine life - while sharks to blue whales - in the Sea of Cortez
  • Opened his first boutique hotel, the Wyland Waikiki - a 406 room hotel featuring all aspects of Wyland art in downtown Waikiki


  • Named official artist for the United States for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing
  • Wyland launched the Clean Water Mobile Learning Center to increase student knowledge of the function of watersheds and understanding of the impact that children, their families, and communities have on these systems
  • Wyland "Every Drop Counts" Nationwide Tour traveled across the United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay, the National Aquarium, the Georgia Aquarium to promote a message of a healthy environment, healthy lifestyle, and saving more than 10 million gallons of water. 4th year of the five-year tour
  • Wyland Records released "Rhythms of the Sea", a new jazz CD featuring some of the greates jazz artists in the world, with music and melodies written by Wyland
  • Founded by Wyland, Guy Harvey and Bob Talbot with a membership of the "Who's Who" of ocean artists, the Ocean Artists Society hosted its second annual meeting and group show at DEMA in Orlando to promote the group's objectives to support conservation efforts
  • Honorary Doctorate, Art Laguna Beach College of Art and Design
  • Official artist for NOAA's 200th Celebration of Science And Service to the Nation Official painting, "Ocean Planet," unveiled in Washington, DC by Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher and Bill Nye, the Science Guy
  • Launched a complete line of non-toxic water-based oil paints, brushes, and art supplies with Martin Weber Company in an effort to protect kids and parents with envionmentally sensitive art supplies
  • Published a comprehensive clean water educational curriculum nationwide in partnership with Scripps Institute of Oceanography UCSD, Dr. Sylvia Earle, and the Wyland Foundation with Teacher Created Resources, with endorsements from the National Rural Educators Association

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