Toledo Realism Artist Ivan Kelly’s oil of Newport’s Beach juried into National Art Museum exhibit tour of 8 public art museums in 6 States.
15th National American Society of Marine Artists has juried “Sculptured by Pacific Storms”, an 8″ x 16″ oil painting by Toledo artist, Ivan Kelly to be included in its 15th National Art Museum Exhibit Tour which includes eight art museums throughout six States.
“From over 450 works, the jury of twenty A.S.M.A. Fellows picked 86 paintings and seven three-dimensional pieces, representing the very best work of our membership,” stated Russ Kramer, A.S.M.A. President based on the East Coast, “Thank you for your terrific contribution to what you will soon see is a very impressive collection of art, one we can all be very proud of as it travels to eight prestigious museums across the country.” They include public art museums through Florida, Alabama, Texas, California, Oregon and Minnesota. The tour starts this October and ends in July, 2013. Along with the juried exhibit will be a 100-plus page full-color catalog of the show.
Ivan’s marine oil paintings have been privileged to be juried into the previous 13th and 14th National Exhibit and also shown in the ASMA Exhibition catalog. He was awarded “Signature Member” status in 2000.
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 across 40 states. National exhibitions are held at roughly three-year intervals (the 2012-13 show will be our 15th) and they take place in public museums. ASMA also holds periodic Regional exhibitions.
“Sculptured by Pacific Storms” will be available for viewing during First Weekend Art, August 6th & 7th, thru Toledo Labor Day Weekend Art Walk 18, Sept. 3rd – 5th at Ivan Kelly Gallery, located at 207 East Graham Street, Toledo, OR – One block above Main Street and 10 minutes from Newport’s Beaches. More information can be found at website: www.ivankelly.com or call Ivan Kelly Gallery-Studio, 207 East Graham Street, Toledo (541) 336.1124.