More than 70 juried maritime artists and craftsman will be at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s (CBMM) Antique & Classic Boat Festival this June 13-15 as The Arts at Navy Point returns to St. Michaels, MD. In addition to traditional maritime artists, a selection of marine tradespeople will also be exhibiting at the event.
Now in its 27th year, the Antique & Classic Boat Festival is put on by the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society (CBC-ACBS) and brings an era of by-gone days to Father’s Day weekend as wooden classics, vintage race boats, and other antique and Chesapeake Bay-related boats take to the Miles River and CBMM’s 18-acre waterfront campus.
The Arts at Navy Point features nautical- and maritime-related oil and watercolor paintings, sculptures created from various media, scrimshaw, photographs, wildlife carvings, jewelry, boat models, furniture, books, and more. Noted among this year’s artists is the American Society of Marine Artist’s Jane Tukarski, who has won multiple awards at the International Scrimshaw Competition held annually in Rhode Island, among others.
The Arts at Navy Point also gives boaters the chance to meet many of the Chesapeake’s boat builders and restorers, boat hardware suppliers, custom canvas-makers, rope suppliers, and more. “Boat owners love this show because they can often source supplies found nowhere else” commented CBC-ACBS’s John Into. “Boats and art might seem like an odd mix, until you see the beautiful mahogany and chrome boats. As you learn about what was involved in restoring them to their original condition—sometimes from unrecognizable hulks—these boats, and their restorers, can also be viewed as art and artisans, respectively.”
The Arts at Navy Point will be open throughout the three-day Antique & Classic Boat Festival, with exhibitors located under the big tent on CBMM’s Navy Point, as well as in the Small Boat Shed exhibit building and throughout the 18-acre Mile River waterfront campus. A full list of vendors can be found at www.bit.ly/ArtsatNavyPoint. For more information, visit www.ChesapeakeBayACBS.org or www.cbmm.org.