CIMM Speaker Series: Coast Guard Art Program with Karen Loew

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is proud to host a Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) presentation featuring award-winning artist Karen Loew at its Speaker Series on January 19, 2022. This evening will also be the opening reception for the Museum’s latest temporary exhibition “Coast Guard Art” in the Museum’s Brenda and Gary Farr Gallery.
Ms. Loew will be illustrating her presentation with images of selected works from the COGAP Collection. As chair of the Coast Guard Art Program, Ms. Loew has traveled across the globe to document activities of the Coast Guard and display her work. A recipient of the Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award, the highest recognition given to those who have made outstanding contributions in advancing the Coast Guard’s missions, Ms. Loew has had thirty paintings accepted into the Coast Guard Art Program Collection. Ms. Loew as an artist has received COGAP’s top honor, the George Gary Award for Artistic Excellence, for her work “Harbor Rendezvous.”
The Coast Guard Art Program artists, many of whom are professional artists, volunteer their time and talents to visually tell the Coast Guard’s story. They generously donate their works to the service—and by extension, to the nation. Their art educates the public through diverse mediums and goes beyond the simple recording of events. Coast Guard Art is all about those who protect our shores. The images commemorate, instruct, document, and raise morale at home and at the front. Showcasing the very best of this collection, the new temporary exhibit at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum includes moving portraits, gripping search and rescue scenes, and depictions of everyday life during the maritime conflict. All of these masterful artworks reflect our complex relationship with the wild ocean and its abundant ecosystems and illustrate that indeed, the Coast Guard is always ready.
Speaker Series attendees are welcome to visit the Coast Guard Art exhibition and reception starting at 5:30 pm before the Speaker Series presentation at 7:00 pm. Admission is: free for members, $7.00 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $3 youth (ages 6-17 years).
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Jan 19 2022


5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, CA