Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Indian River Nautical Flea Market and Seafood Festival Call for Nautical Artists

The 2nd Annual Indian River Nautical Flea Market and Seafood Festival has announced that applications are now available for the Marine Nautical Tropical Themed Arts and Crafts show.

Nautical artists are invited to join other craftsmen in the air conditioned Expo Exhibition Center. The 2011 event will be promoted via TV, radio, signs and advertising promotions.

Approximately 100 artists are invited to participate in this show.  Easy set-up and take-down, artists parking behind the hall and RV parking. This area is only for original art and arts and crafts. Non original art will be displayed in the flea market area.

The 2nd Annual Indian River Nautical Flea Market and Seafood Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, January 15-16 2011, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Indian River Fairgrounds, Vero Beach, Fl.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

New England Nautical Art

Nautical art often showcases America's oldest fishing regions. This New England logo highlights the region's proud history of harvesting and enjoying American lobsters. Browse the entire collection of New England artwork at the North America online store.

New England logo

For more information about American lobsters and the men that fish the cold Atlantic coastline, see this page about New England seafood.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Red Head Duck Apparel - Collectibles

Just in time for Christmas, Outdoors USA is offering a new line of North American ducks art. Among the latest designs are a collection of redhead duck collectibles, featuring a stunning photo of a redhead drake.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Online Store Offers Custom T Shirt Designs for Fishing Guides

A fairly new concept in t shirt design allows enthusiasts or small business owners to choose a basic image for a shirt or other product and then add custom text to create a personalized item to suit their exact needs.

For fishing guides or charter boat operations, this is a great way to create custom gear for their business. This is a huge step forward in t-shirts and other nautical art.

For anglers, fish and seafood enthusiasts, Fish - Fishing - Seafood offers a large collection of untitled fish art from which shoppers can choose to add their personal caption. In addition to untitled fish art, they also offer an extensive collection of pre-titled fish and seafood logos.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Art Workshop in Gloucester, Ma

From August 13 - 15, 2010, CHARLOTTE WHARTON, PSA, CM, will give a workshop at the North Shore Arts Association, Gloucester, Massachusetts. Charlotte has exhibited her artwork internationally and has won more than four dozen top awards in juried shows.

Her outstanding work has been reproduced in Rockport Press books, Artists Magazine, and the North Light Book Club Magazine. She has conducted workshops throughout the United States, Europe, and Anguilla.

During the event, artists will learn to paint luscious figurative interiors of charm and expression. Learn how to bring meaning to your paintings using the language of artistic energy.

Instructor demonstrations and critiques at the easel will be provided daily. A group critique will follow the end of the class. All levels. For additional information about the artist or the content of the workshop, visit her site at www.charlottewhartonstudio.com

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Linda Greenlaw at Baker Books - Dartmouth, MA - Friday, July 9 at 7pm

Linda Greenlaw
Seaworthy: A Swordboat Captain Returns to the Sea
Friday, July 9, 2010 at 7:00pm

Linda Greenlaw's lobster traps weren't paying off, her truck was on its lasp gasp, and bills were piling up on the table when an old friend offered her a captaincy on his boat for a season of swordfishing. She hadn't been blue-water fishing for ten years, since the great events chronicled in The Perfect Storm and The Hungry Ocean, and she was ready to ditch land life and return to sea. But she was also ten years older, had new family responsibilities and ties, and found herself torn between the normality of life ashore and the incredible high of deepwater fishing. She took the bait, of course, and thus opened a new chapter in a life that had already seen enough adventure for three lifetimes.

Linda Greenlaw, America's only female swordfish boat captain, lives on Isle au Haut, Maine. She was featured in the book and film The Perfect Storm and in the Discovery Channel series Swords: Life on the Line. She has written three New York Times bestselling nonfiction books about life as a commercial fisherman and two mysteries, and has coauthored a cookbook with her mother, Martha Greenlaw.

Baker Books is located in Dartmouth, a suburb of New Bedford on Buzzards Bay in the southeastern corner of Massachusetts.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

48th Annual Ocean View Art Show

The 48th Annual Ocean View Art Show will be held October 10-11, 2010 at Ocean View Park in Norfolk. Applications are now being accepted for the 2010 show and organizers hope to attract a wide range artists from the Mid-Atlantic area.

The show will feature painters, sculptors, jewelry makers, photographers, wood carvers, potters, and more. Food vendors will be on hand providing tasty treats and soothing beverages. Show times are from 10 AM to 5 PM both Saturday and Sunday, with time for the artists to set up on Friday afternoon.

The Ocean View Art Show is put on entirely by the member artists of the area. This is largest and oldest artist run show in the Hampton Roads area and one of the largest Virginia art events.

For more information on the Ocean View Art Show, visit www.oceanviewartshow.com.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Popular Fish T Shirts and Gifts

Among the most popular types of nautical art are items that depict freshwater and saltwater fish. These include not only classic forms of art such as paintings, photos and sculpture but also craft items such as apparel, posters, stickers and coffee mugs.

These pages showcase examples of fish artwork which is available on t shirts and other gift items:

chain pickerel


fish coffee cups - mugs

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Nautical Flea Market in Annapolis MD

The 2nd Annual Annapolis Nautical Flea Market will be held May 29 & 30, 2010 at the Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Shoppers can find nautical items or previously owned boats looking for a new home. This is a great way to find artwork, crafts and other items.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Winter Waterfowl Artists

In spite of the cold temperatures, photographers and other artists are out capturing images of wildlife or just watching waterfowl up close. The following photo captures a male shoveler duck in flight on Assateague Island Virginia. Shovelers feed by swinging their bill from side to side while straining food from the water.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

What is Gyotaku?

Gyotaku is an art form that has gained recent popularity in the USA. The fish rubbing process known as Gyotaku, began two thousand years ago in the Orient. The basic method remains relatively simple. Artists apply paint or ink to an actual fish, then lay paper or canvas on top of it. The paper or other media is rubbed over the fish and gently peeled off to expose the likeness. The technique allows for a truly accurate image of all the details in each fish.

Art & Soul is coming to Hampton, VA May 20-24, 2010

Art & Soul is coming to Hampton, VA May 20-24, 2010.

This retreat is an artistic event that presents diverse mixed media classes; featuring fiber,
metal, fabric and paper arts taught by a select group of professional instructors.

Enjoy a class from: Sally Jean Alexander, Lisa Kaus, Julian Coles, Stephanie Lee, LK Ludwig, Misty Mawn, Linda & Opie O’Brien, Melanie Testa and others.

The event is more than a retreat and learning process, it is an experience!
Register on line at: www.artandsoulretreat.com