Mystic, Conn. (September 12, 2017) — The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport opens the 38th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition and Sale Saturday, September 23.
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 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 gather top artists in the maritime field in one exhibition. On display will be some of the finest works of contemporary marine art produced this year,” said Monique Foster, director of the Gallery. “The show will visually inspire and delight art connoisseurs, sailors, and visitors alike.”
Participating artists include Don Demers, Patrick O’Brien, Richard Loud, Neal Hughes, Laura Cooper, Sergio Roffo, Len Tantillo, William Davis, and Scott Cameron.
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.
The exhibition will open to the public at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 23. There will be an artists’ walk at 11 a.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 September 18.
The exhibition runs through December 31, 2017.
About the Maritime Gallery
The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport 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 at historic Mystic Seaport, the Gallery overlooks the beautiful Mystic River attracting art lovers and collectors from around the world. For more information, please visit mysticseaport.org/gallery.