Coos Art Museum Announces Public Prize Winner for 27th Maritime Art Exhibition | Local News


The votes have been counted and Dutchman Mostert from North Bend will receive the 27th Coos Art Museum’s Maritime Art Exhibition “People’s Choice Award” for his oil, Almost Home.

Mostert moved to North Bend in 1990, where he established his current paint shop. He particularly enjoys painting in great detail, developing complex compositions and recording the ever-changing coastal environment. Since living on the Oregon coast, Mostert has developed an interest in the production of outdoor paintings with an emphasis on the compositional structure of his works. Mostert had a solo show at the Coos Art Museum in 2007. He was featured on Oregon Art Beat in November 2008. He has received awards for his work on both coasts. He is a signature member and representative of the West Coast of the American Society of Marine Artists. Mostert has traveled across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Pacific countries and across the United States. This provided him with a subject for many paintings.

The 27th maritime art exhibition continues at the Coos Art Museum until September 25. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Mostert’s work and the many other works of art on display at the museum. Special thanks to everyone who voted for the People’s Choice Award.

In addition to the 27th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition, museum visitors can see: Featured Maritime Artist —Kimberly Wurster (through September 25), Reflections on Human Times: Claire Duncan (through 2 October) and Rocks, Vines and Lines in the Sand: Susan Dimock. (until October 2).

The Coos Art Museum has been a cultural focal point of the scenic South Coast of Oregon since 1966. It occupies the historic 1936 American Art Deco Federal Building in downtown Coos Bay. The museum offers a wide range of artistic activities, including exhibitions, art classes and lectures. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Admission to the museum is $ 5 generally, $ 2 for students, veterans and the elderly, and free for museum members.


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