Sea History 133 - Winter 2010-2011

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Marit1e Art News Russ Kramer of Mystic, Connecticut, has been elected the new president of the American Society of Marine Artists. H e replaces arrisr Ian Marshall, who had held rhe posirio n since 2007. Kim Shaklee of Brighton, Colorado, is rhe new vice presidenr. Kram er, an oil painrer, is known fo r his 'firsr-person' recreations of historic America's Cup races and rurn-of- rhe-cenrury yachting scenes. Shaklee is a sculptor in bronze of marine life. The nor-for-profir American Society of M arine Arrisrs was found ed in 1978 and today has over 500 members across rhe co unrry. Ir cominues to serve to enhan ce public awareness of rhe genre, to explore and record rhe history of American marine arr, hold exhibitions, and encourage and support rhe wo rk of newcom ers. The ASMA Reach For The Start: Mischief, 1881 by Russ Kramer has announced venues and dares fo r irs 15th National Exhibition, which will rravel rhroughout the South and West beginning in late 2011. As m any as 100 wo rks fro m the top American m arine artists will be o n display beginning at the Cornell Museum of Art and American C ulture, Delray Beach, FL (27 O ctober 2011 - 9 January 201 2), and continue to the M obile Museum of Arr, M obile, AL (1 9 January - 8 April 201 2), the Arr M useum of Southeasr Texas, Beaumont, TX (21 April - 17 June 201 2), rhe Ar t Museum of Sourh Texas, Co rpus Christi , TX (30 June - 25 August 201 2), the Museum of rhe Southwesr, Midland, TX (4 Seprember - 7 December 201 2), The H aggin M useum, Stockton, CA (20 December - 3 March 201 3), the Coos Ar r M useum, Coos Bay, OR (22 M arch - 18 May 2013) , and The M innesota M useum of Marine Arr, W inona, MN (4 June - 28 July 201 3) . Informatio n on rhe Society, rhe upcoming exhibirion, and regional shows and wo rksho ps can be found online ar COURTESY PAT RIC K O' BRIEN

The 31st Annual International Marine Art Exhibition at Mystic Seaport is jusr abour wrapped up, and rhirreen arrisrs were recipienrs of eighr named awards and fi ve awards of excellence o ut of more rhan 100 wo rks displayed. The Museum Purchase Award, rhe most pres ri gious award of the evenr, went to Patrick O'Brien fo r his oil painting, Ihe Great White Fleet in the Straits of Magellan (righr). Fo r m ore info rmarion on rhe exhibirions ar the M aririme G allery at Mys ric Seapo rr, including rhe upcoming M aritime Miniatures by Maririme Masters exhibirion (20 November - 29 January), contacr the gallery ar: Ph . 860 572-5388; em ail ar gallery@mys (47 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355; On the West Coast, Reflections, Provincetown, a watercolor by Louis Stephen Gadal, has been awarded Best of Show at the 17th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition at the Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay, Oregon. The museum collaborated wirh the American Society of Marine Artists to presenr the annual juried exhibirion, which also served as ASMA's regional comperi rion for rhe wes rern Unired Srares . Sixty-nine works by fo rty-four contemporary m arine artists were on display. A narive of Califo rnia, Mr. Gadal is the currenr presidenr of rhe Internatio nal Society of M arine Ar risrs and is a Fellow of the Ameri can Society of M arine Arrists. The Coos Arr Museum o rganizes the exhibirion of conremporary m aririme arr from across the country each summer. Information for artists and patrons abo ut evenrs ar C oos Arr Museum can be found online at (CAM, 235 Anderson Ave., C oos Bay, OR 97420; Ph. 54 1 267-3901 ). Reflections, Provincetown by Louis Stephen Cada!


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