U.S. Coast Guard’s 2015 Art Collection to be on view at Salmagundi Club

In this work from the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program 2015 Collection, “Small Boats, Big Jobs,” ID# 201516, a boatswain's mate and a crewmember stationed onboard the 87-foot USCGC Ahi (WPB 87364) conduct small boat drills off Diamond Head, Hawaii. boatswain's mates are versatile members of the service’s operational teams and masters of seamanship who are capable of performing almost any task in connection with deck maintenance, small boat operations, navigation and supervising all personnel assigned to a ship's deck force. (U.S. Coast Guard Art Program work by Hugh O’Connor)

In this work from the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program 2015 Collection, “Small Boats, Big Jobs,” ID# 201516, a boatswain’s mate and a crewmember stationed onboard the 87-foot USCGC Ahi (WPB 87364) conduct small boat drills off Diamond Head, Hawai. (U.S. Coast Guard Art Program work by Hugh O’Connor)

NEW YORK —Twenty eight works by 24 artists of the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program will be on view at the Salmagundi Club from July 12 through July 24, 2015.

These works vividly bring to life the myriad missions performed by the U.S. Coast Guard.  Subjects, to name but a few, include environmental protection, securing the maritime domain at home and abroad and dramatic search and rescues.

The Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) makes use of fine art to educate diverse audiences about the Coast Guard.  Today, more than ever, the service addresses an abundance of challenges as it works to maintain the nation’s security at home and abroad and execute its 11 statutory missions such as search and rescue, defense readiness and drug and illegal migrant interdiction.  COGAP art provides visual testimony to the unique contribution the service makes to the nation in its multifaceted roles as a military, humanitarian and law enforcement organization.

Art from the program is exhibited at museums around the country.  It is also displayed in offices of members of Congress, Cabinet secretaries, senior government officials and other military services and Coast Guard locations nationwide.

Coast Guard artists—a talented cadre of professional artists—donate their work to the program.  Today, the collection comprises some 2,000 works showing the missions performed by the service’s force of 40,400 active duty members.

The artwork  can be seen through July 24. Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The Samaundi Club is located at 47 Fifth Avenue in New York City.

The Coast Guard Art Program has been sponsored by the Salmagundi Club since the program’s inception in 1981.  To learn more about COGAP and the Salmagundi Club, visit www.uscg.mil/art and www.salmagundi.org/.

The works can also be viewed on our Flickr page.

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