Mystic, Conn. (September 22, 2016) — The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport opens the 37th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition and Sale Sunday, October 2.
The International is the most comprehensive collection of contemporary marine art in the United States. Award-winning artists from around the world will present nearly 100 examples of their most recent work. Represented in this show are exceptional paintings, sculptures, and scrimshaw. The 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 the 37th International Marine Art Exhibition and Sale at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport. Award-winning artists from eight countries will be displaying works of contemporary marine art of the highest quality. Paintings on display will include coastal scenes and marine wildlife as well as historic vessels, racing yachts, and working boats. The show will visually inspire and delight art connoisseurs, sailors, and visitors alike,” said Monique Foster, director of the Gallery.
Participating artists include John Stobart, Don Demers, Russ Kramer, Patrick O’Brien, Richard Loud, Neal Hughes, Laura Cooper, and Robert Lagasse.
The exhibition will honor participating artists with five awards of excellence and eight named awards–including the Rudolph J. Schaefer Maritime Heritage Award, which recognizes the work that best documents America’s maritime heritage for future generations.
The exhibition will open to the public at 10 a.m. Sunday, October 2. There will be an artists’ walk from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Gallery. The walk 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 on September 26.
The exhibition runs through December 31, 2016.
About Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, America’s oldest commercial ship and the last wooden whaleship in the world. The Museum’s collection of more than two million artifacts includes more than 500 historic vessels and one of the largest collections of maritime photography in the country. The state-of-the-art Collections Research Center at Mystic Seaport provides scholars and researchers from around the world access to the Museum’s renowned archives. Mystic Seaport is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT. Admission is $26 for adults and $17 for children ages 6-17. Museum members and children 5 and under are admitted free. For more information, please visit https://mysticseaport.wpengine.com/ and follow Mystic Seaport on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.