Josie Iselin

Josie Iselin is author of eight books that focus on those forms in nature we find at hand—in particular, at the beach. She holds a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard and an MFA from San Francisco State University. For over twenty years Josie has used her flatbed scanner and computer to generate imagery. She is still captivated by the fluidity with which this technique allows her to render and design with three-dimensional objects. Her writing and art focused on seaweeds, kelp, and sea otter put her on the forefront of ocean activism, collaborating with scientists and groups working to preserve the kelp forests of our Pacific Coast. As a fine artist, Josie exhibits large-scale prints at select galleries and museums, and she has designed a line of luxury scarves and shower curtains. She hopes that celebrating the ordinary wonders we find at the beach will bring thoughtfulness and stewardship to this extraordinary place of discovery. Visit her website at www.josieiselin.com.

Photo credit: Anne Hamersky

Upcoming Events

Josie Iselin (The Curious World of Seaweed) at Point Reyes Station

Saturday Dec 14 2019   10:30 AM
Bear Valley Visitor Center Auditorium   1 Bear Valley Visitor Center Access Rd, Point Reyes Station, CA  map

Josie Iselin (The Curious World of Seaweed) at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

Thursday Jan 30 2020   7:00 PM
Aquarium of the Pacific  100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA  map

Josie Iselin (The Curious World of Seaweed) at REI Mountain View

Thursday Feb 06 2020   7:00 PM
REI Mountain View  2450 Charleston Road, Mountain View, ca  map

Josie Iselin (The Curious World of Seaweed) at REI Santa Rosa

Thursday Feb 06 2020   7:00 PM
REI Santa Rosa  2715 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA  map

Josie Iselin (The Curious World of Seaweed) at REI San Francisco

Tuesday Feb 11 2020   7:00 PM
REI San Francisco  840 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA  map

Josie Iselin (The Curious World of Seaweed) at REI Concord

Wednesday Feb 12 2020   7:00 PM
REI Concord  Diamond Blvd Ste B100, Concord, CA  map

Josie Iselin (The Curious World of Seaweed) at REI Corte Madera

Wednesday Feb 19 2020   7:00 PM
REI Corte Madera  213 Corte Madera Town Ctr, Corte Madera, CA  map

Josie Iselin (The Curious World of Seaweed) at REI Berkeley

Wednesday Feb 26 2020   7:00 PM
REI Berkeley  1338 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA  map

Past Events

Josie Iselin (The Curious World Of Seaweed) at Inclusions Gallery in San Francisco

Thursday Dec 05 2019   6:00 PM
Inclusions Gallery  627 Cortland Ave,, San Francisco, CA  map

Josie Iselin and Shilpi Chhotray at the Brower Center

Thursday Nov 07 2019   6:30 PM
The Brower Center  2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA  map

The Curious World of Seaweed with Josie Iselin

Friday Sep 27 2019   6:00 PM
Jay Heritage Center  210 Boston Post Rd, Rye, NY  map

Art & Science Salon: The Curious World of Seaweed with Josie Iselin

Monday Sep 23 2019   6:00 PM
Roger Williams University  , Bristol, RI  map

Josie Iselin in Carmel

Sunday Sep 15 2019   1:00 PM
Anima  San Carlos Square, between Mission and San Carlos near Fifth St, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA  map

Josie Iselin at Ebb & Flow

Saturday Sep 14 2019   3:00 PM
Ebb & Flow Cambria  6100 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA  map

Josie Iselin at Traveler Surf Club

Friday Sep 13 2019   6:30 PM
Traveler Surf Club Malibu  22941 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA  map

Josie Iselin at {pages}

Thursday Sep 12 2019   7:00 PM
{pages} a bookstore  904 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA  map

Bay Currents with Josie Iselin

Tuesday Sep 10 2019   7:00 PM
St. Alban's Episcopal Church  1501 Washington Ave, Albany, CA  map

Exhibition Opening and Book Signing

Saturday Sep 07 2019   5:00 PM
Inclusions Gallery  627 Cortland Ave, San Francisco, CA  map

Seaweed & Kelp: California Native Ocean Flora

Thursday Sep 05 2019   7:00 PM
San Francisco Botanical Garden - Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture  1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA  map

We All Need a Little Kelp: Seaweed Stories from our Pacific Coast

Friday Aug 23 2019   6:30 PM
Pacifica Sharp Park Library  104 Hilton Way, Pacifica, CA  map

2019 Seaweed Symposium with Josie Iselin: Art & Algae, Cyanotype Workshop

Sunday Aug 18 2019   11:00 AM
Downtown Discovery Center  338 N Main St, Fort Bragg, CA  map

2019 Seaweed Symposium with Josie Iselin: Our Kelp, A Seaweed Conversation

Friday Aug 16 2019   5:30 PM
Downtown Discovery Center  338 N Main St, Fort Bragg, CA  map

Summer Stride: The Curious World of Seaweed with Josie Iselin

Thursday Aug 15 2019   6:30 PM
Sunset Branch Library  1305 18th Ave, San Francisco, CA  map

Josie Iselin at Point Reyes Books

Saturday Aug 10 2019   7:00 PM
Point Reyes Books  11315 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, CA  map

6th Annual Catamaran Writing Conference with Josie Iselin

Tuesday Aug 06 2019   3:00 PM
Stevenson School  3152 Forest Lake Rd, Pebble Beach, CA  map

The Curious World of Seaweed Launch Party

Monday Aug 05 2019   7:00 PM
Bookshop Santa Cruz  1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA  map