Kelly Reark Chosen as 2017-2018 ROFFS™ Artist of the Year
In a press release on November 16, the announcement was made that I won the Artist of the Year title at ROFFS™. What an honor to be among this elite group of artists!
ROFFS™ annually selects an artist to feature as "Artist of the Year." The purpose of this honor is to develop a mutually beneficial relationship with artists in the marine community. Artists are selected based on a variety of objective and subjective criteria. ROFFS™ promotes the Artist of the Year and does not get a commission or any direct financial benefit from this. They just love really great marine art! Previous recipients have been Don Ray, Steve Goione, Carey Chen, Kevin Brant, Barry Barnett, Daniel Jean-Baptiste, Mark Ray, Tony Ludovico, Judy Shillingburg, Larry Rackley, David Mellor, Dustin Cole, Dennis Friel and Adrian Gray.
Roffer’s Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service, Inc. (ROFFS™) is a scientific consulting company based in West Melbourne, Florida that is involved with fisheries oceanography, environmental science, and satellite remote sensing. Founded in 1986 by Mitchell A. Roffer (Ph.D.) in Miami, Florida, ROFFS™ is best known for tactical and strategic fisheries forecasts that are the result of the integration of satellite and other fisheries oceanographic data. However, ROFFS™ is intensively involved in a broad range of projects from ship routing, oil and gas drilling operations, seismic and fish surveys, fisheries development, aquaculture, environmental monitoring, and applied scientific research.
Thank you to all of you that stopped by my booth to talk with me about my tattooed fish mounts and my work. I am overjoyed to have donated more than $12,000 to the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust.
Working Bonefish & Tarpon Trust has been a wonderful opportunity for me to connect with like-minded people and to contribute to the science and mission of BTT: Conservation through research, stewardship, education and advocacy. To those that bid on my fish mounts, thank you so very much.