A new exhibit will open this Saturday at the Harbor History Museum and will run through Aug. 25.
The 14th annual Maritime Art exhibit displays artwork focused on a maritime theme which includes anything affiliated with the sea, including but not limited to: the coast, ships, wildlife, beaches, people, etc. This is the third consecutive year the Maritime Art exhibit will be held at the museum.
The exhibit showcases work from artists across the country. Artists submit their work through an online entry. Then an award-winning Seattle artist, Kathy Collins, chose about 80 pieces out of 200 entered to be put on display at the exhibit. She also picked award winners. Winners will be announced July 19 at a preview event for the exhibit. The event is by invitation only.The exhibit is put together by the Maritime Art Committee, made up of volunteers who are all artists themselves.
“It started 14 years ago as part of the Maritime festival in Gig Harbor,” said Sally Slater, Maritime Art Committee chair.
Since then the exhibit has moved around, Slater said.
“It is a great example of community involvement with the Harbor History Museum,” said Ted Smith, executive director of the Harbor History Museum. “We offer quality exhibit by partnering with talented volunteers.”