Coast Guard art on display in Southern Oregon

Pacific Northwest Coast Guard News
WARRENTON, Ore. — An art exhibit of paintings from the Coast Guard Art Program opened on display at the Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay Aug. 3, 2013.

The exhibit, consisting of 22 unique pieces of art ranging from oils to watercolors, is open to the public as part of the museum’s 20th Annual Maritime Art Exhibit through Oct. 5.

Founded in the 1980’s, the Coast Guard Art Program is a program where professional artists freely volunteer their talents to document past and present Coast Guard missions, events, people, assets and locations.

“The Coast Guard Art Program is a powerful external outreach tool that, through the compelling medium of art, creates a record of the service in action and depicts its contributions to our country,” said MaryAnn Bader, coordinator of the Coast Guard Art Program. “The program promotes the Coast Guard to the public in a way that is both unique and memorable.”

The 22 paintings from 18 different artists depict a wide range of Coast Guard missions covering topics and locations from Antarctica to the Columbia River in Oregon.  Several of the paintings are uniquely focused on the Northwest transporting viewers into the action as crews face the power of the Pacific Ocean.

Admission to the museum is free for all active duty Coast Guard members and their families during the exhibition of the Coast Guard Art.

The Coos Art Museum was founded in 1950 and is the 3rd oldest art museum in Oregon.

For more information about the museum and the art exhibit, visit www.coosart.org

For more information about the Coast Guard Art Program, visit www.uscg.mil/art/

Click the photo for more from the exhibit.

Paintings from the Coast Guard Art Program are spotlighted as part of an exhibit at the Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay, Ore., Aug. 2, 2013. The exhibit consists of 22 unique pieces of with each depicting Coast Guard missions, assets and personnel. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley

Paintings from the Coast Guard Art Program are spotlighted as part of an exhibit at the Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay, Ore., Aug. 2, 2013. The exhibit consists of 22 unique pieces of with each depicting Coast Guard missions, assets and personnel. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley.

Paintings from the Coast Guard Art Program are spotlighted as part of an exhibit at the Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay, Ore., Aug. 2, 2013. The exhibit consists of 22 unique pieces of with each depicting Coast Guard missions, assets and personnel. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley.

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