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some collectors have acquired a sco re or more of his wo rks. Ir is rare that an artist develops that kind of fo llowing, attesting to Castelli's abili ty to capture the heart and so ul of his subject matter by being one with it, viewing it not as an observer but as a participant in the scenes he cap tures o n paper. 1For more information on Marc Castelli, visit H e is represented by Carla Massoni Gallery: 2 03 H igh Street, Chestertown, MD 21620; Ph. 41 0 7787330; Philip]. Webster is a Trustee ofthe National Maritime H istorical Society and lives at Point of View in St. Michaels, Maryland, overlooking the Chesapeake Bay.

The Catbird Seat/Alinghi, 15 x 22 inches, watercolor I have photographed and painted the last five America's Cup regattas. My preference has been to work from the Louis Vuitton Cup for challengers. There are so many races every day involving so many teams, that the odds ofmy getting to shoot the eventual challenger are quite good. The action ofteams giving their all to get to the finals also produces many memorable moments. My last Cup regatta was in Valencia, Spain, as a guest of the D esafio Espanol '07 syndicate. I had produced a large commissioned painting of their entry in exchange for hotel arrangements, sponsorship, and photo credentials. Such exchanges with syndicate sponsors have enabled me to go to the five events I have painted. Possessing photo credentials gets me out on the photo boats, as they are able to get much closer than the press boats, and also gives me great opportunities to work alongside and learn from the top yachting photographers in the world. This painting ofAlinghi bursting through a wave at the start is a result ofthis access.

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Louis J. Feuchter, 1938

New Exhibits Lasting Reflections: Feuchter and Castelli

Two Centuries on the Chesapeake Thru Nov. 7 Presenting two of the Chesapeake's finest marine artists whose works span the 20th and 21st centuries. Their art captures the sailing vessels, landscapes and people on the Bay from the last days of commercial sail to today.

A Rising Tide In the Heart of the Chesapeake Ongoing Combining the world-class photography of David Harp with the words of acclaimed naturalist writer Tom Horton, this exhibition dramatically illustrates the loss of land and its effect on people on the Bay's islands.

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum St. Michaels, Maryland • 410-745-2916 Visit for a complete events schedule.


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