Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Juried into Coos Bay Show

"Koho At High Tide"

12" X 16" Oil on Panel
I was just informed that my painting "Koho At High Tide" was juried into the 17th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition at the Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay Oregon. This show is an annual show sponsored by the American Society of Marine Artists. They had 232 submissions by 97 artists and the judges selected 66 works by 41 artists. Very cool! Getting one of my paintings juried into this show with members of the American Society of Marine Artists is a nice feather in my cap...the work in this show is usually very high quality Marine work.

Another nice thing is that two of the 3 judges are two of my favorite artists...Austin Dwyer, a Signature Member of ASMA and June Carey, a Fellow in ASMA. Austin does incredible Marine work and June not only paints great California scenes of the wine country but does fantastic coastal scenes.

I'm hoping to actually go to this show in July. I missed the last one that I was in a few years back because I had another show going on down here that weekend. As the show approaches the CAM website will post pics of the paintings in the show and it's always a rush to see something I've painted in with this caliber of painters. I'm jazzed! The show runs July 17 - Sep 18 at the Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay Oregon.


Mick Carney said...

How different to the landscape images we see from you most of the time. A huge credit to your versatility as an artist. I particularly enjoy the amount of photorealistic passages in this. Remarkable.

Ron Guthrie said...

Thanks a lot Mick...I wish I was better at Marine work...my first love of subject matter in art. Years ago I took classes in painting to learn to paint ships and water...Those subjects we never painted in those classes so that never seemed to happen and I ended up painting landscapes. Now and then I go back to trying to paint ships and water. Still learning it.

James F. Smith said...

Great piece!! I used to go to Coos Bay a lot. I was from Roseburg more many, many years. I love that boat!! I am sure the judge will give you a award!! It is nice to see the updates from you. Thanks for sharing!!
Jim Smith

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Jim,
The last time I was at Coos Bay was back around the early 80's on our way back down from the Gulf Islands in Canada. We usually came back down along the coast on 101....long drive but enough scenery to wear out a camera or two.

I gave up on Judges along time ago...you never know what they like, hahaha. What loses on friday can win best of show on saturday, hahaha. As long as you paint your best you win inside. Thanks a lot for the comments Jim.

Gina Brown said...

I love this :)

Ron Guthrie said...

Thanks Gina...this was a really cool boat down there at the harbor.