Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Into The Coast Guard Collection

 USCGC Stratton in San Pedro Dec 16, 2011

Coast Guard COGAP 2013 Collection 

4 Paintings of Mine Have Been Juried Into the 2013 Coast Guard Art Collection

I was happy to receive an email from the COGAP program coordinator, MaryAnn Bader, letting me know that 4 of my paintings were juried into the Salmagundi Club in New York. These paintings were painted after my depoyment with the Coast Guard National Security cutter Stratton. I boarded the ship in San Pedro CA and sailed with the crew to it's new home port of Alameda, CA in San Francisco bay. My mission was to collect reference photos of the ship and crew and then create paintings of this new ship to the Coast Guard for it's art collection.
These new National Security Legnd Class cutters are the replacement for the aging and smaller Hamilton Class cutters currently serving the Coast Guard. The Stratton is the third cutter to come online for the CG and I was very fortunate as an artist to be allowed on board for the trip to San Francisco. My thanks to the Captain and crew of the USCGC Stratton for my time aboard.
My paintings will now be shipped to Maryland where they will be framed and prepared to be included in the upcoming show of the new 2013 collection at the Salmagundi Club in New York. Yahooooo!
Here are the 4 pieces that were juried in to the 2013 COGAP collection.


Monica Burnette said...

That is awesome news, Ron! Congratulations!

Ron Guthrie said...

Thanks Monica! I was pretty happy to receive the news from MaryAnn. It has been a long project. I created 5 paintings and they took 4 of them so that was pretty awesome. I was told they wouldn't accept them all but they wanted a choice so do what I could. Taking 4 was more than I thought they would. Cool!

Mick Carney said...

These are just wonderful and it is no surprise that they are juried in to the show. A great project, brilliantly realised.

Ron Guthrie said...

I was really happy they took these...they looks great in person so once they frame them they will look cool. Wish I could go to NY to the induction show they have at the Salmagundi Club...that would be really cool. Maybe one of these days I'll get there.