The National Maritime Historical Society presents

The 2024 NMHS Maritime Art Gallery
18 April 2024 - National Press Club - Washington, DC

 an exhibition debuting at the
National Maritime Awards Dinner

 Descriptions from the Artists


Under the leadership of marine artist Patrick O’Brien, President of the American Society of Marine Artists, a select group of artists has been invited to participate. New works by Patrick O’Brien, Brad Betts, Poppy Balser, Stephen Bluto, Marc Castelli, Austin Dwyer, Lisa Egeli, Neal Hughes, Leonard Mizerek, Jeanne Rosier Smith, and Stewart White will be on display—and for sale. After the gala, the exhibition will continue through 31 May 2024 at the Annapolis Marine Art Gallery in Annapolis, MD, – www.annapolismarineart.com.

To buy a painting, contact Wendy Paggiotta at vicepresident@seahistory.org or call 914-737-7878, ext. 557.  25% of all proceeds will benefit NMHS and is tax-deductible to the buyer. Shipping is included.  Paintings purchased will be displayed as “Sold” during the event.

 

A painting that depicts a flush deck tugboat of approximately 200 gross tons with a triple expansion steam engine. She is venturing into strong winds and fierce seas to rescue a freighter

Austin Dwyer • Ships of Wood, Men of Steel
Oil on Canvas30 x 20  inches • $5,500


painting by Austin Dwyer

Austin Dwyer • The Fate of the Endurance
Oil 24 x 20 inches • $4,800


Marc Castelli • Rainbow
Watercolor22 x 30 inches • $6,850


original oil by Neal Hughes

Neal Hughes • Before Dawn
Oil12 x 16 inches • $1,600


A painting of The Enterprise, a US Navy topsail-schooner built in Baltimore in 1799. She carried 12 guns and about 70 men. She took part in three wars.
Patrick O’Brien • The USS Enterprise on Patrol
Oil • 16 x 20 inches • SOLD


A painting of a ship painted with the mood and atmosphere of a typical turn of the century harbor. With an open sky to create patterns of light and shadow before sunset as it strikes the sails and reflects in the water to heighten the mood and atmosphere.

Leonard Mizerek Twilight's Edge
Oil on Canvas • 16 x 20 inches • $3,800


Leonard Mizerek original oil painting

Leonard Mizerek Shrimper at Day's End
Oil  • 12 x 16 inches • $2,500


watercolor by Bluto

Stephen Bluto • The Chase
Watercolor • 27 x 18 inches • $5,000


Stephen Bluto • Going Home
Watercolor • 20 x 13.5 inches • $4,000


original oil by Lisa Egeli

Lisa Egeli • Hooper Island Study
Oil • 9 x 12 inches • $850


A painting of the early morning mist with gulls among the ocean breakers with the sun rising above the horizon, the sea is bathed in a rosy glow in a panoramic format for capturing the story of wave action.

Jeanne Rosier Smith Morning Rollers
Pastel • 10 x 30 inches • $2,200


A painting of waves washing over the cliffs at Point Prim, Nova Scotia during a November gale when a mass of water that was a wave is thrown up into the air with great force. The painting shows the sheets and layers of spray falling back upon the rocks and the sea.

Poppy Balser • Curtains of Spray
Watercolor • 12 x 16 inches • $1,300


A painting of the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta with the race boats entering Camden Harbor.

Poppy Balser • Onward!
Watercolor • 12 x 16 inches • $1,300


 In this painting artist Neal Hughes is working on a large painting of a wooden yacht which is behind him. He’s placed his easel against the afternoon sun and has to turn around frequently to observe his subject. The splash of red is his collapsible wagon to carry all of his gear.Stewart White Painting at a Boatyard
Watercolor • 12 x 17 inches • $1,800


A view of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St Michaels, Maryland with men working. On the far left under the canopy is The Dove, a reconstruction of a 17th century vessel that has since been put to sea. In the near right is the ship Delaware being rebuilt.

Stewart White Busy at the Boatyard
Oil on Canvas • 24 x 48 inches • $5,800


Brad Betts Morning on the Marsh
Oil • 8 x 10 inches • $1,200