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Evening Lecture:
The Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP)

August 26, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

The Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP):
Visual Historians of Our Coast Guard

Advance registration is required.

Karen Loew, COGAP artist and Chair of the COGAP Committee/Salmagundi Club

About the lecture:
Come spend a delightful evening online with COGAP artist Karen Loew, who will present an engaging story of the many vital missions of the USCG as captured in fine art for the Coast Guard collection.

“We immortalize in our paintings and drawings those who courageously serve our country in the United States Coast Guard.” – Karen Loew

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the Coast Guard Art Program. COGAP member artists come from all over the United States and volunteer their time, talent, and paintings in honor of our Coast Guard. These images bring to life the multi-missions performed by the Coast Guard and vividly demonstrate the Service’s contributions to the country.

Frank Gaffney is this year’s winner of COGAP’s George Gray Award for Artistic Excellence – the program’s best in show award. Frank and Karen have contributed a combined total of 43 paintings to COGAP. Karen will share the stories of COGAP artists, how they select their subjects, and what is next on their easels.

The Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP): Visual Historians of Our Coast Guard
Thursday, August 26, 2021 • 7 p.m. (ET)

Image credit: Karen Loew’s photo is courtesy of Paul Backalenick.

Karen Loew
Photo is courtesy of Paul Backalenick.

Pre-registration is required.
For additional assistance, questions or support, please contact us at: [email protected].

Can’t make the virtual program live?
No problem! Many of our programs are uploaded to our YouTube Channel shortly afterwards.




August 26, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT


The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
(757) 596-2222