Maritime Art Exhibition 2015 Juror Ivan Kelly
Ivan Kelly invited to be on Juror Panel Board consisting of 3 jurors for upcoming 22nd Annual Maritime Art Exhibition officially recognized and co-sponsored by the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) Maritime 2015 Art Exhibition at Coos Art Museum. Two other jurors are from Washington and California. The ASMA West region consists of artist members from 20 NW States, FPO and AE.
Coinciding with the opening of this annual maritime art exhibit is the Plein-Air/Paint out event for maritime painters.
Ivan’s marine oil paintings have been juried consecutively into the previous National Maritime Exhibits as well as the Regional ASMA since 2000 when Ivan was awarded “Signature Member” status and also inclusion into the ASMA National Exhibition catalogues and shown in several National Public Art Museum Tours. Ivan’s recent awards also include Top “60” of Salon International 2013, San Antonio TX; featured in 2014 issue of International Wildlife Art Journal.
The American Society of Marine Artists was founded in 1978 by a small group of the country’s leading maritime artists. They were looking for mutual support and companionship, to enhance public awareness of the genre, to explore and record the history of American marine art. The membership has always been nationwide, and the current membership of over 500 is distributed all across the states and also Canada.
Born and raised in Northern Ireland, Ivan is a self-taught artist who moved to Canada in 1972 and began on-location (“plein air”) painting in the Canadian Rockies. Exclusive showplace for Ivan’s paintings at Ivan Kelly Studio Gallery located at 207 East Graham Street in Toledo. His work can be seen in upcoming First Weekend Art Toledo, June 6th, 11-5pm & June 7th, 12pm to 5pm also his website IvanKelly.com. More information call (541) 336.1124.