‘Gulf Agency Company’ Emerging Artist Award – $1,000
Antoinette Inguanti – Men at Work
Acrylic on Canvas, 2021
As an amateur artist, Antoinette constantly explores different mediums and subjects, but always returns to the beauty of the sea that surrounds her and that is in her DNA.
The Maritime Art Prize and Exhibition is a major fundraising initiative of the Mission to Seafarers. The generosity of our sponsors who provide the prize money and other in-kind contributions, and the artists who pay an entrance fee and a commission on all works that are sold, ensures the continued success and wide popularity of this annual event.
Quote attributable to MtSV CEO Sue Dight:
“The Maritime Art Awards and Exhibition have presented us with some interesting challenges again this year, due to COVID-19. Taking the exhibition online provides us with a global audience for the artists that have supported the Mission for so many years. Our role in supporting the seafarers is highlighted by providing the public with an understanding of the harsh and dangerous conditions that seafarers experience every day. Our immediate concern is for the thousands of crew members globally who are still stuck on board without shore leave and, for some, abandoned a long way from home. Isolation harms us all and seafarers are suffering more than ever. Art inspires us to remember those who are working solidly to deliver our everyday items.”