Original John Stobart Oil Painting to be Auctioned at 2016 Maritime Gala Annual Awards Dinner
Renowned maritime artist John Stobart, gifted original painting valued at $70,000 to National Maritime Historical Society for auction at Annual Awards Dinner. Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Charles H. Townsend, Chairman Conde Nast.
The 2012 painting entitled 'Aucoot Cove: The View to Converse Point' is valued at $70,000 and the opening bid will begin at $50,000. Telephone bids will be accepted for those unable to attend the event. The gala will benefit the non-profit with funds going directly toward the Society's mission of preserving maritime heritage for generations to come.
DESCRIPTION OF PAINTING: 'Aucoot Cove: The View to Converse Point'
In the picturesque area of Massachusetts known as South Coast lies Aucoot Cove, a body of water shared with the towns of Mattapoisett on the west and Marion on the east. This setting provides fascinating subject matter in an undeveloped rural paradise. On a mostly sunny day, dotted with few clouds, one can see clearly from Mattapoisett across the cove to Converse Point. The foreground offers a peek into the lives of casual boaters enjoying the day perhaps fishing for dinner.
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 12" x 19"
Size Framed: 22" x 29"
At the gala, the National Maritime Historical Society will present the NMHS Distinguished Service Award to Charles H. Townsend. As chairman of Condé Nast and commodore of the New York Yacht Club, Mr. Townsend has used his knowledge and love of sailing, yachting and yacht racing to promote maritime heritage. He has also been a great supporter of the International Yacht Restoration School, which teaches boatbuilding skills to new generations.
Previous recipients of this award include America's Cup winners Ted Turner and Gary Jobson, legendary broadcaster and sailor Walter Cronkite, Global Ocean Conservationist David Rockefeller, Jr., and her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne.
The David A. O'Neil Sheet Anchor Award, given in recognition of extraordinary leadership in building the strength and outreach of the Society, will be presented to Captain Cesare Sorio, of Guilford, CT. During his fifteen years at sea, Captain Sorio served on coastal cargo, sailing and motor yachts; tankers; and passenger ships. His experience ashore spans ship building, conversion, and repair; vessel acquisition;
The National Maritime Historical Society will also pay tribute to the memory of Peter Stanford, founding president of the South Street Seaport Museum, president emeritus of the National Maritime Historical Society, longtime editor of Sea History magazine, and prolific author. His efforts contributed to the preservation of countless historic vessels and the establishment of such organizations as the American Society of Marine Artists and the Council of American Maritime Museums.
Award-winning yachtsman and previous recipient of the NMHS Distinguished Service Award Richard T. du Moulin of Larchmont, NY, will be Master of Ceremonies. George W. Carmany III, of Boston, MA, the 2014 recipient of the NMHS Distinguished Service Award, is Dinner Chairman. The US Coast Guard Academy Cadet Chorale, directed by Dr. Robert Newton, will provide the evening's entertainment.
The ticket price for the awards dinner is $400, while sponsorship opportunities include a $25,000 Marquee Sponsor, $15,000 Fleet Sponsors, $10,000 Commodore Sponsors, $5,000 Premier Sponsors, $6,000 Journal Sponsors, $5,000 Favor Sponsors and $4,000 Table Hosts.
For information on the Stobart painting, how to purchase tickets or become a sponsor, call 914 737-7878 x0 or email@example.com or www.seahistory.org. The National Maritime Historical Society is located at 5 John Walsh Boulevard in Peekskill, New York on the Hudson River.
The National Maritime Historical Society is a not-for-profit membership organization whose mission is to raise awareness of maritime heritage and the role seafaring has played in shaping civilization. The Society publishes Sea History, a quarterly maritime journal, and seeks to educate about extraordinary maritime accomplishments and their continuing relevance for prosperity and cultural vitality. Initiatives encompass publications, educational programs, sail training and preservation of historic ships.
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