Welcome To PRIMA On Line

 

In 1513 Vasco Nunez de Balboa crossed the Isthmus of Panama to discover a vast ocean. He named it Mar del Sur. Little did he realize he had touched a body of water comprising 46 % of the Earth's surface, almost 64 million square miles. Eight years later Ferdinand Magellan sailed into that ocean
and renamed it Mar Pacifico,the peaceful sea, and a new page of history opened. Thus began a mixing of peoples and cultures, wars and peacetime, gold and oil, silk and tea, whale oil and ivory. PRIMA ON LINE exists to explore our unique heritage
and culture through the eyes and hearts of maritime artists living on or near the Pacific Ocean that Ocean being our common bond.

Marine Art or Maritime Art?
The answer is actually both. Maritime tends to describe boats and ships while Marine leans toward living things and the environment of the sea.

 PRIMA - PO Box 1935 - Gig Harbor, Washington, 98335 - United States of America
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Pacific Rim Institute of Marine Artists updated on the 27 August, 2016 - A  Washington State based not for profit 501C3

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