On Exhibit – Saturday, July 9, 2022 – Saturday, September 24, 2022
Submission deadline: postmarked by Saturday, May 6, 2022

Coos Art Museum continues its tradition of hosting a Maritime Art Exhibition on the scenic southern Oregon Coast. The 28th Maritime Art Exhibition is recognized by the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA).
Featured Artist: Jim Griffths (Chicago, IL). Chicago-born Jim Griffiths’ interest in art goes back to his early childhood when he spent a great deal of time drawing and painting. During high school years, summers were spent taking classes at the Chicago Art Institute and the American Academy of Art. Griffiths continued his enthusiasm for art at Amherst College, graduating with a BFA in studio art. He then attended the Los Angeles Art Center College of Design, graduating with a degree in illustration. Griffiths has been an artist-member of the American Society of Marine Artists since 1985. He has exhibited his work in nautical galleries across the country, and his paintings are in many private collections as well as in the corporate collections of such companies as KraftCo Corp. of Glenview, Ill., the Ebasco Corp. of Houston, Tx., and Jones & Laughlin Steel of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Juror: Paul Mullally (Seattle, Washington) Paul was born in Seattle and is the second child of a large Irish-American family. He has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Seattle University, has studied in New York at the Art Students League, the Salmagundi Club and the Aviano Studio. Living in the Pacific Northwest, home of the Alaskan fishing fleet, he also finds inspiration in the harbors, on the docks and out at sea, and loves to paint these rugged and beautiful vessels. Of all subject matters, Paul says figurative drawing and painting is the most challenging. In the Spring of 2016, Paul was asked to do a portrait of Pope Francis for the Pontifical Orientale Institute in Rome. Paul is a Master Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America and a Fellow of the American Society of Marine Artists.

Juror: Austin Dywer (Mukilteo, Washington) Austin Dwyer is a Fellow and past president of the Puget Sound Group of NW Painters. He is also a signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists and member of the Board of Directors. He was born in County Tipperary, Ireland. His travels brought him to the United States where he joined the USAF. After being discharged in 1961, he arrived in Seattle a proud American Citizen. He studied at the Burnley School of Professional Art in Seattle and after graduation co-founded Cohen-Dwyer Advertising and Marketing. Austin also taught Illustration and Design at the Burnley school for 14 years. He retired in 2005 from Cohen-Dwyer Advertising and Marketing in Seattle and, during that period, he continued to promote his maritime paintings which are now in galleries and private institutions throughout the United States and Europe. He recently founded, with his co-founder C.R. Bryant, the Pacific Rim Institute of Marine Art.

Juror: Len Tantillo (Poughkeepsie, New York) is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design who left a career in architecture to become a painter of maritime and historical subjects. He is the author of four books and a Fellow of the American Society of Marine Artists. His work is in the collections of the Fenimore Art Museum, the Minnesota Museum of Marine Art, and numerous collections public and private. In 2004 he was commissioned to paint scenes of historical architecture by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Events: Coos Art Museum is proud to announce the return of in person opening weekend events. Friday night will be the artist’s preview and dinner. Saturday’s events are the Plein-Air Paint Out, with the Maritime Dinner and Awards Ceremony in the evening.

Eligibility Events:
● Open to all artists producing original maritime themed art works in painting and sculpture, including members of American Society of Marine artists and International Society of Marine Painters.
● If you are submitting a work that is part of a series, the submitted piece MUST be unique and distinguishable from any of your other works of art.
● Works that have previously been exhibited at Coos Art Museum are NOT eligible.
● Submissions are to be ‘recent works’, ones that have been created within the past six (6) years (created in 2016 or newer).
● Works that are accepted must be the same as the digital images entered.
● Paintings – limitation of 60 inches in any one direction this includes the frame and weight limitation of 20 lbs.
● Sculpture – limitation of 60 inches in any one direction and weight limitation of 25 lbs.
● Prints (photo serigraphs, digital or giclée) and photography are not eligible.

Submission by SMARTER ENTRY

All information on the original entry as to title, size and price must remain the same on the accepted entry. Entries must be original in concept, composition and execution. Artwork created under the supervision of an instructor is not eligible. Artwork must not be copied, in part or wholly, from any published or copyrighted work.

Submission Deadline May 6, 2022.
Notice of acceptance/rejection will be sent via email by May 20, 2021.

General Specifications for Accepted Works of Art
Detailed information regarding artwork specifications will be sent with acceptance notifications. However, all accepted painted works must be framed and ready for hanging prior to arrival, and be no more than 60 inches in any one direction, including the frame, nor weigh more than 20 lbs. All accepted sculptures must be no more than 60 inches in any one direction nor weigh more than 25 lbs. All accepted works will be insured by the Museum from time of arrival until departure. Artist is responsible for insurance during return shipment.

Works in the exhibition may be available for sale. Artist agrees to donate 30% of any sale to Coos Art Museum. Artist is to be paid three weeks from end of show. Please price your works with this in mind. Sales made from the Museum are final. Your entry confirms all terms of this agreement.

Shipping of Accepted Works of Art
Detailed information regarding shipping will be sent with acceptance notifications. However, each accepted artist is responsible for the cost of transporting artwork to and from the Coos Art Museum. A $20 handling fee will be charged by the Museum for artwork that is shipped to the Museum without prepaid arrangements or prepaid shipping label in addition to shipping charges. The handling fee covers the time and effort to uncrate, inventory, tag, re-crate works of art and to work with couriers and shipping companies.

Judging and Awards:
Panel of 3 maritime artists will jury the submissions. 8 awards will be given out.
● Best of Show will receive a cash prize of $750.00 – selected by Featured Artist.
● Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Award will receive a cash prize of $250.00 – selected by Port Official.
● Coos Art Museum Board of Directors Choice will receive a cash prize of $250.00 – selected by CAM Board.
● People’s Choice Award will receive a cash prize of $250.00 – selected by a vote of museum attendees.
● 4 – Honorable Mention awards.

Important Dates:
● May 6, 2022- Deadline for submissions sent to Coos Art Museum.
● May 20, 2022 – Notification of acceptance/rejection and return of non-selected submissions.
● June 17, 2022 – Deadline for receiving accepted artwork.
● September 24, 2022 – Hand retrieval of artwork from 4 – 6 pm.
● September 25, 2022 – Hand retrieval of artwork from 10am – 12:30pm.
● September 27 – 30, 2022 – Artwork returned via couriers.