Sea History 154 - Spring 2016

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Maritte Art News fhe At1tericat1 Society of Marit'le Artists Uebuts the First Natiot'lal Marit'le Art Cot1feret1ce For the first time in its nearly four-decade history, the A merican Society of Marine Artists is debuting the National Marine Art Conference (NMAC), to be held in Williamsburg, Virginia, 8-11 September 2016 . Artist demonstrations, workshops, lectures, exhibitions, and plein air sessions will be the focus of this four-day event that will bring together som e of today's most acclaimed contemporary marine artists, including John Stobart, Sergio Roffo, Len Tentillo, John Barber, Russ Kramer, and others. World-renowned marine artist John Stobart will kick off the conference as its first keynote speaker. Mr. Stobart is a fellow emeritus and founding member of ASMA. Conferees will also hear from Peter Trippi, editor of Fine Art Connoisseur, who will offer an engaging lecture on marine art and maritime history. Technical art lectures w ill be given by artists such as C. W. Mundy, John Ba rber, Russ Kramer and others. Sergio Raffo and Len Tantillo will lead workshops, and live demonstrations will be held by Len Mizerek, Peter and Lisa Egeli, William Duffy, Jerry Smith, and Mike Killelea. Plein air painting sessions will take place on the historic grounds of Colonial Williamsburg and local environs.

Chesapeake ~ay Schooner A11ta11r/a lewis by Peter Egeli, Fellow Emeritus, ASMA, 28 inches x 40 inches, oil

On the second day of the conference, ASMA w ill launch its 17th National Exhibition at the M uscarelle Museum at the College of William and Mary. The exhibition will remain on display at the museum through 11 November 2016 before traveling on to multiple venues over a period of sixteen months. The fina l venue w ill be at Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Connecticut, with the exhibition closing in January 2018. This dynamic exhibition features wo rks from the finest marine artists of our time. Don't miss it! Details and updates will be posted online at www.americansocietyof Space for many workshops and events is limited, so be sure to register early.

Paint with ASMA Fellow Sergio Roffe along the waterfront at Jamestown Settlement, Alla Prima approach. Mr. Roffe will focus on the techniques and principles ofplein air painting of coastal marine landscapes.

Pathto Shore by Sergio Roffe, Fellow, ASMA, 18 inches x 3 0 inches, oil on linen

Can't wait until September? Be sure to catch the 2016 ASMA North Juried Exhibition at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 15 April through 24 July 2016. ASMA members are invited to attend the exhibition's artist reception on Thursday, 14 April, at the museum. (MMAM, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, MN 55987; Ph. 507 474-6626; 28


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