Sea History 079 - Autumn 1996

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MARINE ART NEWS 17th Mystic International


The first sign of autumn in the world of marine art is the Mystic International Marine Art Exh ibition, now in its 17th year. The new show, featuring the work of some of the finest marine a rti sts at work today, opened 28 Septembe r and wiII run through I 0 November. While most of the more than 100 works are paintings or drawings, yo u will a lso find a variety of sculpture and scrimshaw , offering views of hi storic and modern vessels, seascapes, landscapes, a nd marine animals. Marine art aficionados will recogn ize many of the arti sts featured thi s year, including last year ' s award winners-scrimshander Robert Wei ss, sculptor Kim Shaklee, and painters Don Demers, Loretta Krupinski, Jim G riffiths, Marek Sarba, Dutch Mostert and George Mc Williams. It is also a pleasure to see new names in the show-Remy C ham pt, William Ell sworth , Jan Pawlowski , Robert Rasche, Dan Rupe, Scott S haffer, Mark A. Susinno, C. Fred Tay lor and Kathl een Weber. For a catalog ue o r further info rmation , contact Mystic Maritime Gall ery, Mystic CT 06355 -600 I ; 860 572-5388.

prints ava il able of some of the ori ginal works that are for sa le. (The Maritime Ga ll ery, I I 0 State Street, Portsmouth NH 03801 ; 603 436-ARTS) And while yo u are vi siting the art gallery, don ' t mi ss Portsmouth ' s hi storic waterfront, preserved at Straw bery Banke-the locati on of an Engli sh pl antation in 1630 that became a thriving 18th-century port, then the I 9th-century immigrant ne ig hbo rh ood of Puddl e Dock. It is now an outdoor museum interpreting three centuries of a community's evoluti on. (SB,PO Box 300, Portsmouth NH 03801)

Dawson Exhibit in California

To commemorate its 25th an niversary, The Vallejo Ga llery has assembled a co llection of 25 ori ginal paintings and a se lection of earl y signed limited editio n prints by the renowned marine artist Montague Dawson (1895- 1973). "A n Exh ibition on the Life and Works of Montague Dawson" will be on display at the Newport Harbo r (CA) Nautical Museum ' s new location on board the riverboat Spirit o_{Newport at 15 1 East Pacific Coast Hi g hway in Newport Beach , California, from 7 NoDahl Taylor's "America Sailing the Chesapeake (oil , vember through 9 March 1997 . 25" x 45") is on view at the Mystic International. Widely conside red the best known sea painter of the 20th century, Dawson's works range from nava l paintings of the World Wars, to yachting, seascapes and hi s trademark clipper ship paintings. (The Vallejo Gallery , 16 10WestCoastHighway, Newport Beach CA 92663; 7 14 642-7945) -



New Marine Art Gallery in New Hampshire

• I Jul y- 3 1 December, Ship Models:

NMHS was happy to learn , through the Jul y 1996 iss ue of the American Society of Marine Arti sts' news letter, of a new venue for marine art. The Maritime Ga llery opened in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in March. Its owner, Marjorie Lynch , honed her marine art ex perience over the last twe lve years at the Mystic Maritime Gallery in Connecticut and with John Stobart's Maritime He ritage Prints in Boston. As a resu lt, she has close ties with many of today's best marine artists. Her gallery includes works by Don Stone, Don Demers, David Thimgan, Mari s Platais, Jim Griffith s, ship modeler George Bullitt and sc ulptor Robert Legasse. The Gallery also has

Under Oars, Sails, & Steam (Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum , PO Box 25, Cold Spring Harbor NY I 1724; 516 367-34 18) •from 27 July, The Mariners' Museum Collections Gallery (TMM, 100 Museum Drive, Newport News VA 23606-3759; 757 596-2222) • 15 August- 17 November, "Four Great Paintings from the Permanent Collection" (The Mariners' Museum , see address above) • 7 September-3 November, " Visions of New York State: The Historical Paintings ofL. F. Tantillo" (Uni versity Art Mu seum , SUNY at Albany, Alban y NY 12222; 5 18 442-4035)



"The Sailing Yacht Sea Cloud " by Montague Dawson (oil on canvas , 18" x 15") is on view at the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum .

• 12 September- 24 November, " Brushes with Nature: Landscapes of the Connecticut River Valley" (Connecticut River Museum, Steamboat Dock, PO Box 26 1, Essex CT 06426; 860767-8269) • 28 September- I0November, 17th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition (Mystic Maritime Gallery , My stic CT 06355-0008; 860 572-5388) • I I October-14 Janu ary, "Thomas Eakins: The Rowing Pictures" (Yale University Art Gallery , 1111 Chapel Street, New Haven CT 06520) • 19 October 1996- 16 March 1997, Figureheads and Carvings (The Mariners ' Museum , see address above) • 2 Novembe r 1996-February 1997 , "Across the Western Ocean: American Ships by Liverpool Artists" (Independence Seaport Museum , 2 1 I South Co lumbus Boulevard, Phil adelphia PA 19 106- 1415; 2 15 925-8078) • 7 November- 9 March , An Exhibition on the Life and Works of Montague Dawson (The Val lejo Gallery, 16 10 West Coast Hi ghway, Newport Beach CA 92663; 714 642-7945) • 24 January-28 February, The Maritime World of Marek Sarba (Mount Dora Center for the Arts, 138 East Fifth Avenue, Mount Dora FL 32757; 352 383-0880) • 18- 19 January 1997 , 12th Annual Nautical & Wildlife Art Festival in Ocean City MD (Donald 's Duck Shoppe, I 0549 Sussex Road, Ocean City MD 21842; 410 524-9177) 27

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