Sea History 124 - Autumn 2008

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MARINE ART NEWS The American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a museum tour along the eastern seaboard. Over the next 16 months, works from more than 100 of the best contemporary American marine artists in oil, watercolor, pastels, scrarchboard, pencil, sculpture, and scrimshaw will be exhibited in five states, ending at the New Bedford Art Museum in New Bedford, MA, in September 2009 . 1he exhibition is currently showing at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime M useum through 22 September 2008. The ASMA exhibi tion will then travel to the fo llowing museums: • Noyes M useum of Art, Oceanville, NJ, 13 Nov.-22 Feb. 2009 •Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartan burg, SC, March-May 2009 •New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA, June-Sept. 2009

Approaching Sunset by Leonard Mizerek, 24 x 30 inches

Homeward Bound, The Catboat Selina II and the Harbor Town of St. Michaels, Maryland, by john Barber, 22 x 36 inches.

A 107-page, full -color catalog of the exhibition will be offered for sale at each of the venues and on their web sire, ASMA is a non-profit organization founded "to recognize and promote marine art and history and to encourage cooperation among artists, historians, marine enthusiasts, and others engaged in activities relating to marine art and maritime history." Ir is the nation's largest organization of contemporary marine artists, with more than 600 members. In addition, a regional exhibition in New England will also be traveling on its own tour, showing 70 works of newly created marine art. You may still be able to catch the last few days of that exhibition at 1 h e Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol, RI (until September 1st); it will then move to the Maine Maritime M useum in Bath, ME, (24 October - 5 January). Derails for each of th ese exhibitions and respective venues can be found at their web site or by writing to: ASMA, POB 369, Ambler, PA 19002.

(right) Sled Runner, by David Smith, scrimshaw, 3 x 10 x 3 inches (fossil walrus tusk artifact)

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