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Wyland’s Art Lessons In The Wild 2022 WINNER!

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Dana Point, California— June 2022 — Marine Life Artist; Wyland and Dana Wharf Whale Watching presents, Wyland’s Whale and Dolphin Adventure Art Lessons in the Wild Grand Prize Contest Winner announced.

CONGRATULATIONS to 8-year-old William Lyerla of Irvine, California. He has won the 2022 Grand Prize framed and signed artwork by Wyland called “OCEANS”; which is inspired by the Disney nature film with the same title. Wyland sent William a special video message from Florida announcing him as the winner of the 12th annual art contest. William, accompanied by his mother and family friend, claimed the prize at Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching. Nona the Naturalist surprised him with some of her famous Gray Whale cookies, along with Donna Kalez of Dana Wharf, and Steve Creech, President of the Foundation. It was a WHALE of an announcement!!

The Wyland Whale and Dolphin Adventure Art Lesson package included an art lesson via video feed by environmental artist Wyland and included a FREE 2-hour whale watching adventure. Each child that participated in the Art Lesson was entered into a contest to win prizes from Wyland. The fee was $10 per child and was donated to The Wyland Foundation. Wyland personally judged all children’s artwork entries as well as the Runner Up Winners, which include; Delaney Bramblett (5), Luca Maganello (6), and Autumn Johnson (11) are winners with packages that include, Whale Watching tickets for two, a Wyland water bottle and their entry framed. All winners should call Dana Wharf to claim their awesome prize at (949) 496-5794 ext.7.

Dana Wharf established Whale Watching in Orange County in 1971 and is endorsed by Wyland (Artist of the Sea). The area is a landmark for whale sightings due to its weather, underwater canyons, shallow water, large kelp beds, and ecosystems that provide the chance to see these large mammals in their environment. The renowned marine life artist found inspiration for his artwork of the beloved gray whale during their migration to warmer waters in the winter. It was from the Gray Whale experience that inspired Wyland to develop the program “Art Lessons in the Wild”; with Wyland’s Whale and Dolphin Adventures in partnership with Dana Wharf Whale Watching. Dana Point is “The Dolphin and Whale Watching Capital of the World ®.”

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