Call Detail
30th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition
Entry Deadline: 5/3/24
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $40.00
Media Fee(Additional Submission Fee (Up to 2)): $15.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Oregon

As the only art museum on the Oregon Coast, Coos Art Museum feels a special kinship with the sea, making our Annual Maritime Art Exhibition a true labor of love and cultural significance. Through a juried selection of maritime-themed art from artists across the country, we aim to weave a rich tapestry of diverse perspectives that are both thought-provoking and inspire a deeper connection with our coastal environment. Join us in this creative voyage as we navigate the endless horizons that unite land, sea, and human expression. The 30th Maritime Art Exhibition is recognized by the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA).

Coos Art Museum is proud to announce a special schedule of events to celebrate the show’s 30th Anniversary. Friday night (July 5, 2024) will be a sneak peek for exhibiting artists, followed by dinner. Saturday’s events are the Exhibition Opening at Coos Art Museum, with the Maritime Dinner and Awards Ceremony in the evening at The Mill Casino.  

Judging and Awards: 

A panel of 3 artists will jury the submissions. 8 awards will be given out. 

Best of Show will receive a cash prize of $750.00 - selected by Jurors. 

Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Award will receive a cash prize of $250.00 - selected by Port Official. 

Coos Art Museum Board of Directors Choice will receive a cash prize of $250.00 - selected by CAM Board. 

People's Choice Award will receive a cash prize of $250.00 - selected by a vote of museum attendees.  

4 - Honorable Mention awards. 


Important Dates:  

May 3, 2024 - Deadline for submissions on Café.  

May 17, 2024 - Notification of acceptance/rejection. 

June 7, 2024 – Deadline for Registration/Consent forms 

July 5, 2024 – Artists’ Sneak Peek/No-Host dinner 

July 6, 2023 – Exhibition Opening and Maritime Dinner 

September 22, 2024 – Maritime exhibition ends 

Application Requirements

All work must be submitted through CaFÉ. Up to three (3) pieces of work may be submitted.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to all artists producing original maritime-themed art works in painting and sculpture, including members of American Society of Marine artists and International Society of Marine Painters.
  • If you are submitting a work that is part of a series, the submitted piece MUST be unique and distinguishable from any of your other works of art.
  • Works that have previously been exhibited at Coos Art Museum are NOT eligible.
  • Submissions are to be 'recent works', created within the past six (6) years (created in 2018 or newer).
  • Works that are accepted must be the same as the digital images entered.
  • Paintings - limitation of 60 inches in any one direction this includes the frame and weight limitation of 20 lbs.
  • Sculpture - limitation of 60 inches in any one direction and weight limitation of 25 lbs.
  • Prints (photo serigraphs, digital or giclée) and photography are not eligible. Paint enhanced giclée prints on canvas are not eligible.
  • Coos Art Museum does not recognize giclée prints, no matter how enhanced. If digital images are used in the creation process, be sure that no part of the digital image appears in the finished submitted artwork.