Coast Guard Art Program’s 2021 collection now on view at Salmagundi Club

Coast Guard Art Program’s 2021 collection now on view at Salmagundi Club
Rear Adm. M.W. Joe Raymond, Coast Guard Governmental and Public Affairs acting director, and Jacob Collins, Salmagundi Club President, present the George Gray Award for Artistic Excellence to Frank Gaffney for his work titled ‘Fast Rope Insertion: Demonstrated.’  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) held its annual...

Virtual Coast Guard art exhibit highlights service, missions

Virtual Coast Guard art exhibit highlights service, missions
HOUSTON — The United States Coast Guard’s art collection now appears as an online exhibit at the Houston Maritime Education Center and Museum. The virtual exhibit offers the public the opportunity to explore four years of Coast Guard art and provides a fascinating look at the many ways in which the Coast Guard contributes to this nation. This is the largest exhibition of Coast Guard art ever to...

Coast Guard names John Ward winner of 2020 George Gray Award for Artistic Excellence

Coast Guard names John Ward winner of 2020 George Gray Award for Artistic Excellence
WASHINGTON — Artist John Ward has been named the winner of the 2020 George Gray Award for Artistic Excellence, the Coast Guard Art Program’s (COGAP) highest honor. Ward was selected for the award from among 22 artists whose 31 works are on display through August 7, 2020, at COGAP’s annual exhibit at the Salmagundi Club in in New York City. Ward received the juried award—the equivalent of “Best...

Coast Guard Art Program’s 2020 collection on view in New York City

Coast Guard Art Program’s 2020 collection on view  in New York City
In this work from the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program 2014 Collection, “Forever Vigilant,” ID# 201425, the crew member aboard the Coast Guard escort boat is returning a wave to a passenger aboard a cruise ship as it leaves Miami. (U.S. Coast Guard Art Program 2014 Collection work by Chuck Van Horn) NEW YORK — Thirty-one works by 22 artists of the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) will...

Coast Guard presents George Gray Award for Artistic Excellence

Coast Guard presents George Gray Award for Artistic Excellence
WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) artist Leendert van der Pool received the George Gray Award for Artistic Excellence at a ceremony Thursday at the Salmagundi Club in New York City. Van der Pool, of Brooklyn, New York, was selected as the recipient of the George Gray Award — the equivalent of a “Best In Show” award — for “Partnership,” his oil painting of the crew of the...

Coast Guard Art Program is honored at the Salmagundi Club

Coast Guard Art Program is honored at the Salmagundi Club
NEW YORK – Adm. Charles Michel presents members of the New York Council of the Navy League with the Distinguished Public Service Award, in New York City, July 5, 2016. . (Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier) NEW YORK –Adm. Charles Michel, Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard, accepted 26 pieces of artwork on behalf of the Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP), during a ceremony held...

New York Area Coast Guard Art Program Artists Exhibit at Federal Hall

New York Area Coast Guard Art Program Artists Exhibit at Federal Hall
In this work from the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program 2015 Collection, “Hudson River Patrol,” the USCGC Willow (WLB 202) is shown on patrol on the Hudson River.  (U.S. Coast Guard Art Program work by James Wolford) New York City— Artwork by eight professional artists and Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) members from the Greater New York area is currently on display at Federal Hall National Memorial...

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

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, 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...

Federal Hall National Memorial to host U.S. Coast Guard Art Exhibit

Federal Hall National Memorial to host U.S. Coast Guard Art Exhibit
New York — Twenty eight works by 20 artists of the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program will be on view at Federal Hall National Memorial from July 31 through September 19, 2014. These works vividly bring to life the myriad missions performed by the U.S. Coast Guard. Subjects portrayed, to name but a few, include scientific research in the Arctic, dramatic surf boat exercises and daring search and rescue...