Mystic, Conn. (September 14, 2018) — The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport Museum opens the 39th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition and Sale Saturday, September 29.
The International is the most comprehensive collection of contemporary marine art in the United States. Award-winning artists from around the world will present more than 100 examples of their most recent work. Represented in this show are exceptional paintings, sculptures, and scrimshaw. The juried show is a commemoration of America’s maritime heritage with both intricately researched historical scenes and contemporary images that document the relationship of man to the sea.
“We are excited and honored to present at this year’s International a wonderful array of top quality maritime works created by the best marine artists from around the world. From historical depictions of boats to photorealist renditions to modern interpretations, there is something for every collector and boat enthusiast in this exhibition,” said Monique Foster, director of the Gallery.
All of the works in the show will be on public display for the first time. Participating artists include Don Demers, Patrick O’Brien, Richard Loud, William Duffy, Laura Cooper, Sergio Roffo, Russ Kramer, William Davis, and Peter Arguimbau.
The exhibition will honor participating artists with five awards of excellence and six named awards –including the Rudolph J. Schaefer Maritime Heritage Award, which recognizes the work that best documents America’s maritime heritage for future generations. Judging the entries this year will be Gregg Dietrich, senior consultant and specialist in Marine Arts and Antiques at Eldred’s Auctioneers and Lincoln Paine, maritime history author.
The exhibition will open to the public at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 29. There will be an artists’ walk at 10:30 a.m. at the Gallery, which is an opportunity for the public to meet some of the participating artists and listen as they share how they created their works and what inspires them to produce their art.
All works in the exhibition are available to view and purchase daily between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The show can also be viewed on the Gallery website beginning September 24.
The exhibition runs through December 31, 2018.
About the Maritime Gallery
The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport Museum is the nation’s foremost gallery specializing in contemporary marine art and ship models. For more than 35 years, the Gallery has been privileged to exhibit the works of leading international maritime artists. Located on the grounds of the historic Museum, the Gallery overlooks the beautiful Mystic River attracting art lovers and collectors from around the world. For more information, please visit mysticseaport.org/gallery.