National M aritime Awards Dinner
Washington Invitational Marine Art Exhibition
exhibition images courtesy of the artists
NMHS is honored to present the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) Invitational Artists Gallery at the 2020 National Maritime Awards Dinner. Thanks to the leadership of artist Patrick O’Brien, we offer guests an exclusive opportunity to meet the artists, preview their paintings, and perhaps make an investment in a significant work. Founding NMAD chairman Philip Webster has already purchased the painting that will be highlighted on the cover of this year’s dinner journal, a historic waterfront scene ably interpreted on canvas by Patrick O’Brien. He wrote to the artist, “I purchased your beautiful Potomac scene, Washington in 1899, in advance of our National Maritime Awards Dinner art exhibition. I have always wanted to add a Patrick O’Brien painting to my maritime art collection, and this will be a wonderful addition. It is intended for our youngest son, who loves the water, enjoys sailing, was a chase boat captain on the Potomac for his daughter’s high school rowing team, and has worked in Washington. This painting—with its images of Washington, the river, and rowing—will really be meaningful to him when it is passed on.” ASMA artists are a remarkably talented and knowledgeable resource, providing us with a visual record as they make maritime history and the seas come to life through their compelling images. This year’s featured artists include Laura Cooper, Lisa Egeli, Neal Hughes, Loretta Krupinski, Richard Loud, Patrick O’Brien, Len Mizerek, and Sergio Roffo. NMHS played a role in the Washington in 1899 by Patrick O’Brien founding of ASMA back in 1978 with an aim to “recognize, encourage, and promote marine art and maritime history.” If you see a painting here or on the NMHS website (www.seahistory.org/washington2020) that you’d like to purchase, contact the National Maritime Historical Society via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling NMHS headquarters at 914 737-7878, ext. 0. Paintings sold in advance will be displayed as “Sold” at the event. Check back as the date approaches for additional works that will be posted as they become available. One quarter of the proceeds (25%) will benefit the National Maritime Historical Society and the National Coast Guard Museum Association, and is tax deductible. Enjoy this sneak preview and consider making one of them yours!
SEA HISTORY 170, SPRING 2020