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The PR Maven Podcast

The PR Maven® Podcast is the combination of traditional networking techniques combined with the power of social media to build your personal and professional brand. The podcast features interviews with industry leaders, top executives, media personalities and online influencers about public relations and their personal brand. Each week, Nancy connects with a special guest to talk about their career, and business or organization, as well as the latest news and events that will give listeners a unique perspective on the world of public relations, marketing and personal branding, including actionable takeaways.

Mar 7, 2023

Did you know that the Gulf of Maine is warming faster than 96% of all the world’s oceans? Anna Dibble joins Nancy to talk about her environmental advocacy as an artist and what Gulf of Maine EcoArts is doing to shine a light on the impacts of climate change. Public relations plays a key role in helping spread the word about art exhibits, including the Gulf of Maine EcoArts latest collaboration with Maine Maritime Museum, an exhibit called “SeaChange: Darkness & Light in the Gulf of Maine.” Listen to this episode to find out what role PR plays and learn more about the SeaChange exhibit.  

2:47 Anna explains how growing up around nature led her to her career and helped her realize how there is a disconnect between most people and the natural world.   

4:38 Anna talks about the inspiration behind the SeaChange exhibit at Maine Maritime Museum 

10:15 Anna describes what she hopes will come out of the SeaChange exhibit  

14:26 Anna shares how PR is important for all the different aspects of SeaChange, whether the exhibit is being covered from an environmental or artistic perspective 

17:10 Anna explains how PR can help promote art exhibits 

18:55 Anna talks about working with interns to create the SeaChange exhibit 

21:52 Anna shares one of her favorite books and some environmental authors that have impacted her work. 



"I've had to do a lot of publicity for myself and for the arts, it's extremely important because the arts in our culture are almost put in this separate category. It's too bad they're not more part of the culture the way they are in Europe and Canada and even Mexico. They are separated so publicity is extremely important, I think. Otherwise, word of mouth isn't enough. We need the press." Anna Dibble, founding director of Gulf of Maine EcoArts 



Bigelow Lab:  

Maine Maritime Museum:  

Conservation Law Foundation:  

Commentary: Art Can Help Us Understand the Gulf of Maine’s Warming Problem:  

Intertidal: Maine Maritime Museum Exhibit Features Underwater Mountain Range:  

Maine College of Art & Design:  

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine:  

Maryland Institute College of Art:  

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr:  


About the guest:     

Anna Dibble is a visual artist, project designer and curator.  She has shown her work in galleries and museums in the northeastern United States since 1971.  Between 2018 and 2023, she founded and directed a project-based initiative, and produced two collaborative large-scale, year-long sculpture and environmental exhibitions.  In the past, she worked in the animation industry in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York at Disney, Sesame Street and Electric Company, Marvel and Hanna Barbara.   

Looking to connect:            

Instagram: @anna.dibble  

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