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South Street Seaport Museum Announces New Exhibition

In celebration of the unparalleled restoration currently underway on its flagship, Wavertree, South Street Seaport Museum has announced its first post-Hurricane Sandy exhibition, Street of Ships: The Port and Its People. TSSSM_Collections_1991.078.0044he exhibition will debut on 17 March 2016, and will be open Wednesday–Sunday 11am–5pm in the museum’s main lobby at 12 Fulton Street.

Street of Ships: The Port and Its People showcases works of art and artifacts from the museum’s permanent collections related to the 19th-century history of the Port of New York, examining the decisive role played by the “Street of Ships” in securing New York’s place as America’s largest city and its rise to become the world’s busiest port by the start of the 20th century. The exhibition examines the life and current restoration of the museum’s 1885 full-rigged sailing cargo ship, Wavertree, an archetype of the impressive sailing ships that once called at South Street,  laying the groundwork for Wavertree’s return in July 2016 after the completion of a 15-month, $13 million city-funded restoration, the largest of its type in more than a generation. SSSM_Archives_Wavertree_History_Dismasted

Captain Jonathan Boulware, Executive Director of the Museum, exuded enthusiasm for the exhibition and for the return of Wavertree. “In the three years since Hurricane Sandy, much has been done to move this important New York institution forward. But nowhere is that work more evident than in the $13 million restoration of our flagship Wavertree. It’s a project unlike any undertaken in a generation. When she returns this summer, Wavertree will truly be a ship worthy of New York. This exhibition draws from the history of the Seaport, the birth of New York, and the people who have made both the district and the museum thrive. We’re absolutely thrilled to finally be bringing artifacts from the collection forward to the public for the first time since Sandy.”

In the early 19th Century, New York was just one among many cities competing for American commerce and trade, but by 1860 the Seaport at South Street was a center of world trade, linking New York to Europe, the Far East, the Caribbean, South America, and beyond. SSSM_Archives_ClipperCardManhattan’s population exploded from a mere 60,000 to nearly 1 million. South Street became known as the “Street of Ships,” its waterfront lined with sailing ships laden with goods from all over the world, creating a forest of masts from the Battery to the Brooklyn Bridge. The sheer volume of these vessels conducting world trade in New York directly fueled the economic and cultural development of the city. Bursting with the energy of global commerce, entrepreneurs at the Seaport developed better ways to trade.
Several 19th Century individuals and companies working at the Seaport exemplify the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit that New York continues to be known for today.

Wavertree, built in Southampton, England, circled the globe four times in her career carrying a wide variety of cargoes. She called on New York in 1895, as one of hundreds like her berthed in the city. In 1910, after thirty-five years of sailing, she was caught in a Cape Horn gale that tore down her masts and ended her career as a cargo vessel. She was salvaged and used as a storage barge in South America before being acquired by South Street Seaport Museum in 1968. The story of her journey from Argentina to New York is told in Peter and Norma Stanford’s A Dream of Tall Ships: How New Yorkers came together to save the city’s sailing-ship waterfront

This exhibition was made possible through the generous support of Theodore W. Scull and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs with additional support provided by Susan Kayser & Duane Morris LLP in memory of Salvatore Polisi
Admission is free for SSSM Members. Tickets are $12 for adults; $8 for seniors (65+), Merchant Mariners, Active Duty Military, and students (valid ID); $6 for kids (ages 6-17) and free for children ages 5 and under.
The exhibition is on view through 2016.

Photos courtesy South Street Seaport Museum.

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Noble Maritime Collection Introduces a New Exhibit

Noble lighthouseThe Noble Maritime Collection will open its new exhibit, Robbins Reef Lighthouse: A Home in the Harbor, on 25 September at 6 PM. The exhibit, which will be on view through 2017, is a tribute to the lighthouse, including its history, its restoration, and representations by various artists, including Kathy Fieramosca, Denise Mumm, Robert Padovano, Pamela Talese, Len Tantillo, Dan Thompson, Sarah Yuster, William Behnken, Elle Finn, and  John Stobart.

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Mystic’s 36th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition and Sale

Jim Griffiths, “Dangerous Waters”, Gouache 12 ½ x 19 (Rieta Park/Mystic Seaport)

Jim Griffiths, “Dangerous Waters”, Gouache 12 ½ x 19 (Rieta Park/Mystic Seaport)

The 36th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition and Sale opens Sunday, 27 September, at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport. Award-winning artists from eight countries will be displaying pieces of the highest quality works of contemporary marine art. Paintings on display will include coastal scenes and marine wildlife as well as historic vessels, racing yachts, and working boats.

Participating artists include Laura Cooper, Richard Loud, Jeff Weaver, Don Demers, Russ Kramer, John Tayson, Patrick O’Brien, William Duffy, Elizabeth Mumford, Robert Lagasse, and Leif Nilsson. The exhibition will honor participating artists with five awards of excellence and nine named awards—including the Rudolph J. Schaefer Maritime Heritage Award, which recognizes the work that best documents America’s maritime heritage for future generations.

The exhibition and sale will run through 31 December; the works  can also be viewed on Mystic’s website.

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Mystic Seaport Maritime Gallery Annual Exhibition and Sale

The Plein Air Painters of the Maritime Gallery
Exhibition and Sale
Through September 20 at Mystic Seaport Museum

Thirty artists gathered for five days in July on the grounds of historic Mystic Seaport and the nearby coastal marshes, beaches and towns. Following the tradition of the en plein air painters of the 19th and early 20th centuries, the artists could be found at their French easels creating the 114 paintings now on display. Featured artists this year include David Bareford, David Montiero, Neal Hughes, and Bill Hanson.

The exhibition and sale is open to the public at the Mystic Seaport Maritime Gallery and will continue through September 20. The online exhibition can be viewed on Mystic’s website.

David Lussier, “Seaport Morning”, OIL, 11 x 14

David Lussier, “Seaport Morning”, OIL, 11 x 14

“This annual exhibition and sale, now in its 19th year, showcases paintings by many of the top maritime artists working today and illustrates why Mystic Seaport is so beloved by artists as a place of inspiration,” said Monique Foster, Director of the Maritime Gallery. “These paintings are remarkably affordable considering the quality of the work and the renown these artists have among collectors of maritime art.”

The Gallery is open daily from 10 am. to 5 pm. Admission is free. For more information, call 860 572-5388 or visit the Gallery’s website.

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Washington Awards Dinner Art Gallery 23 April

A Chance to Invest in Great Marine Art – AND Support
the National Maritime Historical Society
and the Naval Historical Foundation

This year, six nationally renowned marine artists will exhibit their original works at the Maritime Art Gallery at the Washington Awards Dinner, Thursday, 23 April at the National Press Club. Here’s a preview—and a chance to purchase a painting ahead of the event. Best of all, 25% of the purchase price will benefit the Society and the Naval Historical Foundation, and is a tax-deductible contribution! The Society is grateful to Charles Raskob Robinson, a Fellow of the American Society of Marine Artists and its former president, for chairing the Marine Art Gallery. For more information and to order your painting, call (800) 221-NMHS (6647) Ext. 0, or email nmhs@seahistory.org and support the Art Gallery today!

 

1. WAD 2015 Chong Morning Fog

Morning Fog

by Hiu Lai Chong
Oil on Linen, Framed, 18” x 24”
Price: $2,300

 

2. WAD 2015 Chong Sunset Race

Sunset Race

by Hiu Lai Chong
Oil on Linen,  Framed, 24” x 24”
Price: $3,500

 

3. WAD 2015 Egeli_Martha_on_the_Rails

Martha on the Rails

by Lisa Egeli
Oil on Linen, Mounted on Panel, Framed, 9” x 12”
Price: $950

 

4. WAD 2015 Egeli_Hurry_South

Hurry South

by Lisa Egeli
Oil on Linen, Mounted on Panel, Framed, 9” x 12”
Price: $900

 

6. WAD 2015 Egeli Alone Out Front

Alone in Front

by Lisa Egeli
Oil on Linen, Framed, 8” x 16”
Price: $1,200

 

7. WAD 2015 Egeli Cisne Branco

The Cisne Branco Entering Baltimore Harbor

by Lisa Egeli
Oil on Linen, Framed, 8” x 10”
Price:  $800

 

9. WAD 2015 Rindlasbacher Oars n SailsOars and Sails

by Peter Rindlisbacher
Oil on Canvas, Framed, 16” x 20”
Price: $3,400.

 

 

11. WAD 2015 Storcj Squally Day Painitng only HR

Squally Day on the Chesapeake – SOLD!

by William Storck
Oil on Panel, Framed, 8” x 10”
Price: $3,200

 

Moonrise by William Storck

Moonrise

by William Storck
Oil on Canvas, Mounted on Wood Panel, 22 kt Gilded Frame, 5” x 7”
Price: $1,800

 

10. WAD 2015 Silver Heel Robinson

Stepping Out on the Silver Heel

by Charles Raskob Robinson
Oil on Canvas, Framed, 18” x 24”
Price: $4,500

 

Flying the Red Kite on the Silver Heel

Flying the Red Kite on the Silver Heel

by Charles Raskob Robinson
Oil on Canvas, Framed, 17” x 26”
Price: $7,500

 

13. WAD 2015 O'Brien Washington 1910

Washington, D.C. 1905

by Patrick O’Brien
Oil on Board, Framed, 8” x 12”
Price: $3,000

 

USS Chesapeake on Patrol by Patrick O'BrienUSS Chesapeake on Patrol

by Patrick O’Brien
Oil on Canvas, 16” x 20”
Price: $3,500

 

5. WAD 2015 Egeli Out to Sea

Out to Sea

by Lisa Egeli
Oil on Linen, Framed, 9” x 12”
Price: $950

 

U.S. Gunboat SCORPION in the Battle of Cedar Point, 1814

U.S. Gunboat SCORPION in the Battle of Cedar Point, 1814
by Peter Rindlisbacher

Oil on Canvas, Framed, 18” x 24”
Price: $3,600.

 

Solitude by William Storck

Solitude

by William Storck
Oil on Wood Panel, 22 kt Gilded Frame, 8” x 10”
Price: $3,200

 

Lettie G Howard by William Storck

Lettie G. Howard

by William Storck
Oil on Linen, 9” x 12”
Price: $3,400

 

 

You can purchase these original paintings by calling (800) 221-NMHS (6647) Ext. 0 or by emailing nmhs@seahistory.org.  Purchased works will be displayed as SOLD at the 23 April, 2015 Washington Awards Dinner and can then be picked up or delivered. (Shipping is included in the purchase price.)

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Coast Guard Art Program Presentation with Award-Winning Artist Karen Loew

The National Maritime Historical Society 
Invites You to Join Us for
a Coast Guard Art Program Presentation with Award-Winning Artist Karen Loew

CREDIT: Karen Loew, “Escorting the Harriet Lane”

Saturday, 27 September, 2014
Coffee is at 10:30 am. Presentation begins at 11:00 am.
Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY 10548

Award-winning artist Karen Loew will host a special presentation of “Patriotism through Volunteerism,” on Saturday, 27 September. She will illustrate her talk with images of selected works from the COGAP Collection. As chair of the Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) Ms. Loew has traveled across the globe to document activities of the Coast Guard and display her work. A recipient of the Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award, the highest recognition given to those who have made outstanding contributions in advancing the Coast Guard’s missions, Ms. Loew has had twenty-one paintings accepted into the Coast Guard Art Program Collection and is also a recipient of COGAP’s George Gray Award for Artistic Excellence for her work “Harbor Rendezvous,” shown below.  For more information on Ms. Loew, please visit www.kloew.com.

CREDIT: Karen Loew, “Harbor Rendezvous”

Today, the COGAP collection comprises over 1,800 works capturing the daily missions the nearly 42,500 men and women on active duty in the Coast Guard perform, including homeland security, search and rescue, marine environmental protection, drug interdiction, military readiness and natural resource management. Through displays at museums, libraries and patriotic events, COGAP uses fine art as an outreach tool for educating diverse audiences about the Coast Guard’s missions, heroes and history.

The Public is invited. Please contact the National Maritime Historical Society at 914-737-7878, ext. 0 if you plan to attend. A $5 donation is appreciated. If you would also like to join us for lunch following the presentation, it is $22 prepaid, with cash bar. Reservations required.  Sign up here today, call us at 914-737-7878, ext. 0, or e-mail us at nmhs@seahistory.org to reserve your place!

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Coast Guard Inaugural Art Exhibit – Federal Hall National Memorial

Coast Guard Inaugural Art Exhibit
Federal Hall National Memorial, 26 Wall Street, New York City
August 1 though September 19, 2014

Karen Loew - Escorting the Harriet Lane

Karen Loew – Escorting the Harriet Lane

Artwork depicting the United States Coast Guard’s multi-faceted missions will be on view in the Rotunda of the  Federal Hall National Memorial from August 1 though September 19, 2014.

Karen Loew - USCGC Nantucket at GTMO

Karen Loew – USCGC Nantucket at GTMO

The Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) uses fine art as an outreach tool for educating diverse audiences about the United States Coast Guard, its people and missions. Through public displays at museums, galleries, libraries, and patriotic events, Coast Guard art tells the story of the service’s unique contribution to the nation in its multifaceted roles as a military, humanitarian and law enforcement organization.

 The Federal Hall National Memorial is located at 26 Wall Street in New York City, and is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The exhibition is free and open to the public.  There are numerous ways to get to Federal Hall; public transportation is recommended and inoformation can be found at www.mta.info and www.nps.gov/feha.

Karen Loew - To the Rescue

Karen Loew – To the Rescue

Images of the new works can be seen at www.uscg.mil/art/collection/.  Simply open the exhibit tab on the left “2006 to present,” then open the table of contents and scroll to the listings near the bottom of the page beginning with 2014.  Works from Karen Loew, who will be our featured speaker at the Charles Point Seminar at Hendrick Hudson Free Library on 27 September.

 

 

 

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Photography Exhibit at Penobscot Marine Museum

Lisa Tyson Ennis takes photographs the slow, old-fashioned way with medium and large format cameras, black and white film, and long exposures.

Fishing Weir Study IX Campobello by Lisa Tyson Ennis

Fishing Weir Study IX Campobello by Lisa Tyson Ennis

She hand-prints her images one by one in a traditional wet dark room. The subjects that intrigue her are also old-fashioned and disappearing. Her exhibit at Penobscot Marine Museum, What Once Was—Our Changing Fisheries, documents, in her haunting and unusual style, a pre-industrial way of making a living from the sea which is nearly extinct. The opening reception for Ennis’s exhibit is Saturday, 28 June, 4–6:00 pm in PMM’s Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main St, Searsport, Maine. The exhibit will be at PMM through Tuesday, 29 July .
 

Lisa Tyson Ennis lives in Lubec, Maine and is fascinated by weir fishing, a sustainable way of herring fishing which used to be practiced in Maine and is now only found in the Maritimes. She travels the coast and photographs weirs when she finds them, hoping to make a final record of these historic weirs before they disappear entirely. She also visits and photographs remote fishing communities in Newfoundland which can only be reached by boat.

Many of these remote communities are abandoned, having been “re-settled” by the government when cod fishing declined.

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Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Gallery hosts Art in a Bottle, 9 May–8 June

Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Gallery of Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA, is hosting Art in a Bottle, a collection of exceptional ship-in-bottles and dioramas from the 19th century through the present and featuring recent creations by maritime artists Heather Gabrielle Rogers and Tom Applegate.

ship bottleThe first known ship inside a bottle was during the early 19th century, like other sailor-made art forms created aboard old sailing ships in an era when sea voyages lasted months and sometimes years. Whalemen, during their idle hours, produced scrimshaw for family members, sweethearts, and friends. Decorative and utilitarian objects were carved from bone, ivory teeth, and baleen, and designs were engraved on the same materials. But other materials such as wood, rope and yarn were also used, and many interesting and decorative objects were created from these. It is not surprising then that an empty spirit or a medicine bottle lying around aboard ship might have spurred the imagination of a 19th century seaman into devising a way to display a model ship in it.

Whatever the origin, the technique for placing ships into bottles was passed along and over time became a favored art form for sailors. Some sailors produced a facsimile of the ship that they sailed aboard; others may have created multiple ships passing by under full sail on rough painted clay seas or a diorama of a ship in harbor with the seaport in a background, a lighthouse at the harbor’s edge, possibly with tugboats in tow. These works can now be found in maritime museums around the world for there are few sailor-made decorations as nautical as a bottled ship.

Today, ship-in-bottle artists have taken the old sailor art form and produce exceptional works of art with microscopic detailing. A selection of new works by Heather Gabrielle Rogers and Tom Applegate will also be a focus of this nautical show.

Visit www.skipjacknauticalwares.com for more information.

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