FYP Prof. Receives Coast Guard Art Program Award
Robert Selby, adjunct professor of the First-Year Program, received the George Gray Award for Artistic Excellence at the Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) event on June 26 in New York City.
"This year marks the 38th anniversary of the Coast Guard Art Program. Since the program's inception, artists have volunteered their time and talent to capture the vital contributions the U.S. Coast Guard makes to our nation in their wonderful artworks," said Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Karl Schultz, who attended the event to accept 40 new pieces of art into the extensive collection and to present the George Gray Award to Selby.
Selby's oil painting "Guardians of the Puerto Rico Coast," is a four-foot-long triptych of scenes from the artist's deployment on board the Coast Guard Cutter Texanos in the Caribbean last year.
The 2019 collection of 40 framed artworks by 30 member artists will be on view from June 23 to July 6, 2019, at the Salmagundi Club, a New York art and cultural center and co-sponsor of COGAP since the program's inception.
Following the exhibition at the Salmagundi Club, the 2019 collection will be displayed at Federal Hall National Memorial starting July 10 and will run through September 2019. The memorial is located at 26 Wall Street in New York City, diagonally across from the New York Stock Exchange.