26th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition
On Saturday July 13, 2019, Coos Art Museum opens its 26th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition in the first floor Maggie Karl Gallery. The juried exhibition displays maritime-themed artwork by major artists from across the United States and Canada. 73 works by 48 of the nation’s leading maritime artists are featured. The works are in a variety of media, including, oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel and sculpture. The exhibition runs through September 28. It is sanctioned by American Society of Marine Artists, co-sponsored by the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay and funded by a grant from the Coquille Tribal Fund.
Coos Art Museum’s Annual Maritime Art Exhibition is the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) regional competition for the entire western United States. It is the oldest continuous Maritime art competition on the West Coast. The ASMA jurors include: Buck Braden of Tualatin, Oregon, Brent Jensen of San Francisco, California, and Steve Mayo of Bellingham, Washington. Works will be honored for Best in Show; Peoples’ Choice Award; Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Award; Coos Art Museum Board of Directors Award and Honorable Mention Ribbons.The Museum will host its annual maritime fundraising dinner beginning at 5 p.m., July 13th. This exciting event features the popular silent art auction, beer and wine sales, and enjoyable camaraderie. Delicious food offerings will be catered by The Coach House Restaurant of Coos Bay. Auction artworks include pieces by participating 26th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition artists and local artists. A special facet of the auction is the sale of recently completed plein air maritime paintings.
Tickets for the dinner and auction are $50 for Museum members and $55 for non-members. The tickets are available by calling Coos Art Museum at 541.267.3901 or by visiting the Museum at 235 Anderson Avenue, Coos Bay. Please RSVP for dinner tickets by Friday, July 5th.
Coos Art Museum has been a cultural focal point of Oregon’s scenic Southern Coast since 1966. It occupies an historic 1936 Art Deco US Federal Building in downtown Coos Bay. The Museum offers a wide range of arts activities including exhibitions, art classes, and lectures. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Museum admission: $5 general, $2 students, veterans and seniors, free to Museum members. Free to active duty military through the Blue Star Museum Program.