Richard Salas's travelling exhibits circulate high-quality, educational exhibits designed to engage and inspire visitors. Richard's shows highlight critical issues on the ocean, endangered species and how the ocean and it's inhabitants are interconnected to the survival of us all.

With exhibits that range from full gallery installation to smaller exhibits, Richard Salas has a variety of traveling exhibits to meet your budget and space needs—whether you’re a library in a rural town or a museum in an urban center Richard has an exhibit that will fit your space.

See below for our available exhibits and invite your community to explore the amazing underwater worlds along the east coast of the Americas.


Exhibits Offered:

        0-60: An Underwater Adventure from the Equator to Alaska

        0-60: An Underwater Adventure from the Equator to Alaska

       Sea Lions: Sea Dogs on Steroids

       Sea Lions: Sea Dogs on Steroids

       The Sea of Light:  California's Channel Islands    

       The Sea of Light:  California's Channel Islands


       Sharks:  Misunderstood Marvels

       Sharks:  Misunderstood Marvels

       Luminous Sea the Great Pacific Northwest

       Luminous Sea the Great Pacific Northwest

Click on images above to view samples of exhibits and rental costs


Photographer and ocean advocate Richard Salas takes us on an underwater adventure swimming in the safety of his images with great white sharks, 18-foot manta rays and grimacing red-lipped batfish. Along with his love of these, his “family and friends”, Richard emphasizes the critical importance of practicing good stewardship on our watery planet. He points out that the ocean is responsible for over 50% of our oxygen and an integral part of our climate.  Based on his critically acclaimed 3 books the "Sea of Light Collection", Richard gently and with powerful images introduces us to the beauty and majesty of some of the most endangered and misunderstood inhabitants of  the ocean.  Visitors also learn how with some small changes in behavior in their daily lives they can help  make a difference in preserving the balance of life in the ocean and consequently, on our planet.

Shown at the Wildling Museum


Venues exhibited:


Santa Barbara Art Museum

"Heavenly Bodies"  September 4, 2011-December 31, 2011

"Art to Zoo"  June 1, 2013-August 31, 2013

Wildling Museum

"Wildlings from the Deep" June 1, 2009-August 31, 2009

"Sharks" June 1, 2012-August 31, 2012

"Luminous Sea" March 14, 2015-August 4, 2015

Palm Loft Gallery

"Depth Perceptions"  June 1, 2014-August 1, 2014

Seattle Aquarium   

"Luminous Sea"  May 14, 2015-May 14, 2016

Santa Barbara Sea Center 

"Sea of Light" March 1, 2009-March 1,2010

"California Channel Islands" March 24, 2015-June 1, 2016

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum 

"Sharks" June 1, 2010-August 31, 2010

Ocean Institute, Dana Point

"California's Channel Islands"  June 1, 2011-August 31, 2011

 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

"Sharks"  March 14, 2015-August 1, 2016