Mystic Seaport set to open annual marine-art show


The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport opens the 36th annual International Marine Art Exhibition and Sale on Sept. 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,” gallery director Monique Foster said.