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17th National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists

October 14, 2017 - January 21, 2018

Contemporary American Marine Art: The 17th National Exhibition of the  American Society of Marine Artists, a juried show, features the works of marine artists recognized by the Society as the best in contemporary marine art. The exhibition includes 120 works of painting, sculpture, and scrimshaw from the nation’s leading marine artists. Selected from more than 500 pieces submitted for consideration, the works represent a wide variety of subject matter, medium, technique, and inspired vision.

The exhibition runs through  through January 21, 2018.

The exhibition is hosted every three years in museums across the United States, and debuted on September 8, 2016, at the Muscarelle Museum of Art, in conjunction with the First National Marine Art Conference in Williamsburg, Va. The exhibition then traveled to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. and the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Md., and continued to the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville, GA, and the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, in Winona, MN.

Mystic Seaport will feature works by young artists who received top prizes in a nationwide competition. ASMA’s Young Maritime Artist Search program seeks to identify and nurture young artists interested in maritime artists. The three entries to be displayed are: “Shrimp” by Hyacinth Weng of Johns Creek High School, Johns Creek, GA; “Bloom” a sculpture by Darby Bowen of Goffstown High School, Goffstown, NH; and “Fresh” by Su Min (Erin) Lee of Johns Creek High School, Johns Creek, GA.

(Pictured: David Bareford, “A Spanking Breeze on a Starboard Tack” 24″ x 40″ – Oil)