Neal Hughes, “Seaport Catboat,” Oil 15 ½” x 21.” Photo/Mystic Seaport.

Neal Hughes, “Seaport Catboat,” Oil 15 ½” x 21.” Photo/Mystic Seaport.

The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport opened its 2014 season with the 35th Annual Spring Exhibition and Sale, Modern Marine Masters, on Sunday, April 27. The exhibition celebrates the timeless beauty of the sea and ships with contemporary art created by award-winning artists from around the globe.

On display will be original paintings, drawings, sculpture, scrimshaw and models from 64 of today’s leading maritime artists. Each of these contemporary masters continues the tradition of preserving and celebrating the art of the sea by transferring his or her experience into a vivid and visual expression, one that may evoke a mood, record an important moment in maritime history, or capture the timeless challenge of the sea.

On exhibit will be 79 works of art available for purchase. Featured artists include Don Demers, William Duffy, Ian Hansen, Russ Kramer, and Victor Mays.

Modern Marine Masters will be open through June 15, 2014. The entire exhibition can be viewed online at

The Maritime Gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please call the Maritime Gallery at (860) 572-5388 or email