Marine Art News American Society of Marine Artists 40th Anniversary Retreat
The American Society of Marine Artists will gather in Charleston, South Carolina, next November for the organization’s 40th Anniversary Retreat. Among the organized activities planned are artist demonstrations, including a plein air presentation downtown by Charleston artist and ASMA Signature Member Dee Beard Dean. Known for her plein air landscapes and portraits, Dean’s life and work are the subject of Michelle Morton’s book, Painter by Providence. In commemoration of the 300th anniversary of that infamous pirate Blackbeard’s blockade and terrorizing of Charleston Harbor, the second artist Shem Creek #2, by Dee Beard Dean demonstration will be given by Signature Member oil, 16 x 20 inches Don Maitz of Sarasota, Florida. Maitz is an awardwinning illustrator who has produced more than 200 book covers and worked as a concept artist for Paramount and Warner Brothers Studios animated films. Rum drinkers will recognize his famous depiction of Captain Morgan and many other pirate characters, ships, and scenes. ASMA Fellow and Signature members will participate in the retreat’s plein air sessions. Charleston’s Principle Gallery will host a four-week “for sale” exhibition, featuring works by ASMA members during November 2018. The retreat is open to all ASMA and NMHS members. Additional events and details are available on the ASMA website, www.americansocietyofmar ineartists.com.
Charleston, South Carolina, 1–4 November 2018
Sinbad to Windward, 20 x 16 inches, by Don Maitz
New Book and Paintings by Austin Dwyer
courtesy austin dwyer
Acclaimed marine painter and illustrator Austin Dwyer has a new book coming out featuring stories and illustrations of remarkable feats of iconic tugs in history, An Illustrated Collection of Tugboats to Remember. One of the book’s featured paintings, Clermont on the Hudson, is currently on exhibit at the Icon Galeria in Alexandria, Virginia until the end of September. The painting is one of dozens of images the artist has been working on to document the tugs throughout history that have gone above and beyond their regular call of duty. Dwyer has been particularly prolific in the last couple of Clermont on the Hudson by Austin Dwyer years, producing paintings and descriptions for three books. Ships to Remember: 1400 Years of Historic Ships, written by Rorke Bryan with illustrations by Dwyer, came out in 2016. An Illustrated Collection of Revenue Cutters: the First 100 Years of USCG Vessels, written by Tim Dring and illustrated by Austin Dwyer, and the tugboat book, written and illustrated by the artist, will be released in 2018. (More on the artist is available at www.austindwyer.com. Books can be purchased at www.amazon.com. The Icon Galeria is located at 101 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA; www.icongaleria.com.)
Coos Art Museum 25th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition Mr. Dwyer will also serve as juror this summer for the Coos Art Museum’s 25th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition, along with artists Louis Stephen Gadal and Harold W. Johnson. The exhibition’s featured artist this year is watercolorist Jeffrey Hull out of Cannon Beach, Oregon. The exhibition kicks off on 14 July with a plein air paint out, dinner and awards ceremony, and art auction. The exhibition runs through 29 September. Awards are given in several categories including Best of Show, Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Award, Coos Art Museum Board of Directors Choice, a People’s Choice award, and honorable mentions. (Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson, Coos Bay, OR; Ph. 541 267-3901; www.coosart.org) For other upcoming marine art exhibitions, check out the Sea History calendar on page 55 or online at www.seahistory.org. SEA HISTORY 163, SUMMER 2018 33