Coast Guard Art Program Presentation with Award-Winning Artist Karen Loew

The National Maritime Historical Society 
Invites You to Join Us for
a Coast Guard Art Program Presentation with Award-Winning Artist Karen Loew

CREDIT: Karen Loew, “Escorting the Harriet Lane”

Saturday, 27 September, 2014
Coffee is at 10:30 am. Presentation begins at 11:00 am.
Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY 10548

Award-winning artist Karen Loew will host a special presentation of “Patriotism through Volunteerism,” on Saturday, 27 September. She will illustrate her talk with images of selected works from the COGAP Collection. As chair of the Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) Ms. Loew has traveled across the globe to document activities of the Coast Guard and display her work. A recipient of the Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award, the highest recognition given to those who have made outstanding contributions in advancing the Coast Guard’s missions, Ms. Loew has had twenty-one paintings accepted into the Coast Guard Art Program Collection and is also a recipient of COGAP’s George Gray Award for Artistic Excellence for her work “Harbor Rendezvous,” shown below.  For more information on Ms. Loew, please visit

CREDIT: Karen Loew, “Harbor Rendezvous”

Today, the COGAP collection comprises over 1,800 works capturing the daily missions the nearly 42,500 men and women on active duty in the Coast Guard perform, including homeland security, search and rescue, marine environmental protection, drug interdiction, military readiness and natural resource management. Through displays at museums, libraries and patriotic events, COGAP uses fine art as an outreach tool for educating diverse audiences about the Coast Guard’s missions, heroes and history.

The Public is invited. Please contact the National Maritime Historical Society at 914-737-7878, ext. 0 if you plan to attend. A $5 donation is appreciated. If you would also like to join us for lunch following the presentation, it is $22 prepaid, with cash bar. Reservations required.  Sign up here today, call us at 914-737-7878, ext. 0, or e-mail us at to reserve your place!