Exhibit Opens June 13, Runs Through Mid-September
The Museum of Flight at Seattle's Boeing Field (BFI) has a
busy summer in store.
A major showing of new aerospace art, the American Society of
Aviation Artists 2008 International Aerospace Art Exhibit, opens at
the museum on Friday, June 13. Running through September 14, the
juried show features over 50 paintings and sculptures by artists
from around the world.
Many of the exhibiting artists will be attending the ASAA Annual
Forum at the Museum from June 16 through 21. The Forum includes
public workshops, panel discussions and a Youth Art Class. Museum
visitors will have the unique opportunity of meeting and learning
from some of today's most talented aerospace artists. A panel
discussion with five artists is open to Museum of Flight visitors
at 1330 on Saturday, June 21.
Aerospace art upholds a rich tradition of narrative painting,
displaying technical mastery of the medium and historical accuracy
in aviation and space related subject matter. Many aerospace
artists also take the genre into new directions with work that is
fanciful and abstract.
ASAA members Steve Anderson, Russell Smith and Tom Kalina will
present programs that highlight each artist's unique methods of
creating their art -- the research, composition, photography,
lighting, style and technique.
The Forum will feature well-known aerospace artists Keith Ferris
and Robert McCall, both of whom have major paintings on permanent
display in the National Air and Space Museum as well as renowned
Seattle-based classical artist Juliette Aristides who selected the
artworks for the exhibition. Local artist and aviator Erik
Lindbergh will also speak. On Friday, June 20 up to three-dozen
Forum artists will be painting and drawing throughout the Museum.
The Forum is open to the public with registration through the ASAA
The exhibition will be joined by the aircraft of the Wings of
Freedom Tour operated by the Collings Foundation on June 20. A B-17
Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell, and TP-51C Mustang
will be on display at the museum through the evening of Sunday,
The rare WWII aircraft will be available for walkthrough tours
and flight experiences throughout the weekend.
(Among the works attendees of the exhibit include, from top
to bottom: "Lightning Lady," by Stan Vosburg; "Chords," by James
Pullen; and "International Space Station," by Mark Waki.)