Mystic Seaport's Maritime Gallery to Open 36th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition Sept. 27

Mystic, CT – The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport opens the 36th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition and Sale Sunday, September 27.

The International is the most comprehensive collection of contemporary marine art in the United States. Award-winning artists from around the world will present more than 100 examples of their most recent work. Represented in this show are exceptional paintings, sculptures, scrimshaw, and a ship model. The show is a commemoration of America’s maritime heritage with both intricately researched historical scenes and contemporary images that document the relationship of man to the sea.

“We are excited and honored to present the 36th International Marine Art Exhibition 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. The show will visually inspire and delight art connoisseurs, sailors, and visitors alike,” said Monique Foster, director of the Gallery. 

Participating artists include Laura Cooper, Richard Loud, Jeff Weaver, Don Demers, Russ Kramer, John Tayson, Patrick O’Brien, William Duffy, Elizabeth Mumford, and Robert Lagasse.

The exhibition will honor participating artists with five awards of excellence and eight 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 will open to the public at 10 a.m. Sunday, September 27. There will be an artists’ walk from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Gallery. The walk is an opportunity for the public to meet some of the participating artists and listen as they share how they created their works in the International and what inspires them to produce their art.

All works in the exhibition are available to view and purchase daily between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The show can also be viewed on the Gallery website beginning on September 20.
The exhibition runs through December 31, 2015.

About the Maritime Gallery
The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport is the nation’s foremost gallery specializing in contemporary marine art.  For more than 30 years, the Maritime Gallery has been privileged to exhibit the works of leading maritime artists from across the globe and to support the scholarship, curation, and exhibition work of its parent organization, Mystic Seaport. For more information, please visit