THE RIVERS: A Celebration of Life and Work on America’s Waterways
Daven Anderson is a US Naval Academy graduate, nuclear submariner, sailor, and now artist. He is the Executive Director of the MISSOURI WATERCOLOR SOCIETY, the Managing Director Of the AMERICA SOCIETY OF MARINE ARTISTS and is a US Coast Guard artist. He paints in all mediums, although this series of 48 paintings to date, are mostly large format watercolors. He is a member of the OIL PAINTERS of AMERICA and the PORTRAIT SOCIETY of AMERICA. Daven has paintings in the permanent collections of four museums, the US Coast Guard and the US Naval Academy.
The series portrays life and work on our inland waterways from coast to coast. This exhibition at the CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM, Oxnard, CA is the third museum exhibition of eight scheduled with ten planned. The series and the related exhibitions have been featured in articles in Fine Art Connoisseur, the National Maritime Historical Societies’ Sea History magazine, International Art Collector and the Waterways Journal (twice).
The exhibition will open Monday July 17th and close September 24th. Please see the museum website, www.cimmvc.org or www.TheRiversExhibition.com for events.
Daven will teach a two day (single day registration is possible) watercolor workshop at the museum on Saturday, July 22nd and 23rd for intermediate and advanced watercolorists.
Attendees will paint two works, one each day. On day one, artists will complete a marine painting that will include marine related structures, some trees and landscape and populated with one or two people. On day two, participants will complete an urban or rural landscape that will include people. The two days are intended to explore the full range of watercolor techniques in classical watercolor style. The class will run from 9:00 am to 4 pm with a lunch break on the patio of CIMM. Participants are asked to bring a lunch. There will be discussion on composition and the ways of directing attention to the paintings ‘Center of Interest’. Instructor Daven Anderson will relate very interesting, little known facts of art history during the two days. Space is limited, please RSVP by July 8. Cost for the 2-day workshop is $230.00 ($130 for a single day). The artist is responsible for bringing his/her own materials, a materials list will be provided by the instructor.
Further information is available from the museum at (805) 984-6260 or from Daven in his studio at (314) 241-2339. His website is www.davenanderson.com and his email is DavenAAnderson@gmail.com.