Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) announces Contemporary American Marine Art. 15th Annual Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists

. April 3, 2012 . 0 Comments

The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) presents a dynamic exhibition showcasing artwork depicting classic marine and nautical life. Contemporary American Marine Art: 15th Annual Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists on view April 20 through June 17, 2012.


John Stobart River Steamer The Celebrated River Steamer Chrysopolis Leaving for San Francisco in 1870

Contemporary American Marine Art: 15th Annual Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists will highlightAmerica’s long history with the sea through 111 paintings and nine three-dimensional works by national and international contemporary marine artists who join together to celebrate the rich heritage of marine inspired art.

Southeast Texas has a unique connection to marine life because of its close proximity to various bodies of water which are a driving force in the local economy, outdoor entertainment and ecology. This marine art exhibit presents work not just limited to ships on an ocean, but depicts a vast array of water scenes including breezy seashores, stark lighthouses, rocky coasts, a still pond, water mammals, fish and dozens of other water related subjects, animals and habitats in a variety of different media.

Every few years, ASMA holds a national juried exhibition of its members’ works and this year marks the society’s 15th National Exhibition. This traveling exhibition, organized by ASMA, will be hosted by eight museums across the country.

Contemporary American Marine Art: 15th Annual Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artistsis organized by ASMA and funded, in part, by the Sabine Pilots Association, Marine Fueling Services Inc., The Port of Beaumont, Natalie and S. L. Greenberg, Dorothy Anne Conn, the C. Homer and Edith Fuller Chambers Charitable Foundation, the Gay D. and William F. Scott Family Foundation and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 at AMSET. American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) signature member and artist, Robert Lagasse will be present in the galleries at that time to conduct discussions about the artwork.

For more information on the exhibition or reception, visit www.amset.org or call (409) 832-3432.

Category: Fine Art

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