Sea History 115 - Summer 2006

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exas Seaport Museum has named Anthony Blackman, of England, their 2006 Artist in Residence. Blackman has chronicled Galveston's maritime history through his art for more than 25 years. Also at rhe TSM, the Galveston Historical Foundation has plans to reconstruct an adjacent building for the museum. The new museum will rhen have proper exhibit space for a permanent exhibit of m arine art depicti ng Galveston from 1895 to present. (TSM, Pier 2 1, No. 8, Galveston, TX 77550; Ph. 409 763- 1877; e-mail :; web si re:

(left) Elissa enters Galveston Harbor with the pilot boat Texas, by Anthony Blackman, 2005


inona, Minnesota, is soon to be home to a new marine art and river history museum. The Minnesota Marine Art Museum, w hi ch will be run by the Maritime Heritage Society (MHS) will feature rhe Mary Burrichter and Robert Kierlin Collection of marine art-focusing on 19th century, photographs by Henry Bosse (famed photographer who documented on film the Upper Mississippi in rhe late 1800s), and rhe folk art collection of Leo and Marilyn Smith. The marine art collection emphasizes rhe work of eight artists, with a goal of 10 to 12 paintings from each, and includes 50 American, Canadian, British, French and Durch artists. The museum is on track for its scheduled autumn opening. In the future, the river dredge William A. Thompson will join their collection. The museum staff is seeking volunteers to serve a variety of roles; we all know that a museum cannot survive wirhour them! (MHS address during construction phase)- 360 Vila Sr., Winona, MN 5 5987; Danielle Ben den, Exec. Director, Ph. 507 47 4-6626; e-mail:;


oos Art Museum is holding their 13th Annual Maritime Art Exhibit, 21 July - 23 September, with featured artist Sylvia Waters (see pamnng, left). Opening weekend activities include a 'plein-air wet paint' event. Also on exhibit will be selections from rhe museum's Victor C. West Collection, historical photographs of Oregon's Coast. (CAM, 235 Anderson Ave. Coos Bay, OR 97420; Ph. 54 1 267-3901; email:; web sire:

(left) The North Bend, by Sylvia Waters, depicts a Coos Bay-built lumber schooner in rhe earl y 1800s

arly in the morning of 18 April 1906, a massive earthquake and subsequent fire destroyed the city of San Francisco. One hun dred years later, rhe San Francisco Maritime Na tional Historical Park commemorates rh e disaster with an exhibition of William Coulrer's works in "W.A. Coulter: An Artist's Brush with the Sea." Marine painter William Co ulter was San Francisco's most esteemed artist at rhe time and personally wi tnessed rhe disaster from rhe deck of a ferry; he later painted what has become hi s most famous work, San Francisco Fire, 1')06, o n a 10-foo r-long window shade he pulled from the burning rubble of a building. This painting and ap proximately one hundred others comprise the exhibition, whi ch reaches far beyond the fire, showing glorious paintings of San Francisco's maritime com1nerce. (The exh ibit is free and runs through 31 October at the SFMNHP Visitor Center, 499 Jefferso n St., Ph. 4 15-447-5000 ; www. For more info on Coulter, see:




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