Awards and Exhibitions
Education
1971 - 1975
  • Paier School of Art, Hamden, CT. Graduated Top of Class
  • Figure Class at the University of Hartford, CT
1967 - 1971
  • Plainville High School. Graduated as a member of the National Honor Society
1966 - 1967
  • Famous Artist Correspondence School
Teaching
1985 - 1986
  • Visiting Guest Instructor - Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL
Awards
2020
  • Semi-Finalist, Art Renewal Center 2020-2021 Juried International Salon Competition
2019
  • Finalist, Art Renewal Center 2019-2020 Juried International Salon Competition
2018
  • Finalist, Art Renewal Center 2018-2019 Juried International Salon Competition
2017
  • Finalist, Art Renewal Center 2016-2017 Juried International Salon Competition
2016
  • Finalist, Art Renewal Center 2015-2016 Juried International Salon Competition
2015
  • Finalist, Art Renewal Center 2014-2015 Juried International Salon Competition
2014
  • Finalist, Art Renewal Center 2013-2014 Juried International Salon Competition
2013
  • Finalist, Art Renewal Center 2012-2013 Juried International Salon Competition
2012
  • Finalist, Art Renewal Center 2011-2012 Juried International Salon Competition Figurative Category.
2006
  • Gold Award Aphrodesia II Competition, Fine Art Category.
  • Award for Artistic Achievement at the 27th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition, at the Mystic Seaport Gallery.
1998
  • Certificate of Merit from the Society Illustrators' 40th Annual Exhibition.
  • Most Popular Award at the 1998 World Science Fiction Convention.
1997
  • Chesley Award presented by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists for Achievement.
1996
  • Best in Show Award presented by the World Fantasy Convention.
  • Chesley Award presented by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists for Contribution.
1994
  • Best Color Award presented by the World Fantasy Convention.
1993
  • Hugo Award presented by the World Science Fiction Society for Best Artist.
1992
  • Chesley Award presented by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists for Best Hardcover Book Jacket.
  • Certificate of Merit from the Society Illustrators' 34th Annual Exhibition.
  • Best in Show Award presented by the World Fantasy Convention.
1991
  • Inkpot Award presented by the San Diego Comic Con for Outstanding Achievement in Illustration.
  • Chesley Award Presented by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists for Best Paperback Cover.
1989
  • Hugo Award presented by the World Science Fiction Society for Best Artist.
  • Hugo Award presented by the World Science Fiction Society for Best Book Cover.
  • Chesley presented by Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists for Best Cover Illustration Paperback.
  • Small Press Award presented by ReaderCon to Ursus Publishing for First Maitz.
1988
  • Chesley Award presented by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists for Artistic Achievement for his premier art book collection, First Maitz.
  • Chesley Award presented by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists for Best Hardcover Book Jacket.
1987
  • Chesley Award for Best Cover Illustration for a Paperback Book.
  • Chesley Award presented by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists for Best Color Picture Unpublished.
1986
  • Bronze Medal presented by the National Academy of Fantastic Art for fantasy art exhibited at the Delaware Art Museum.
  • Certificate of Merit from the Society Illustrators' 28th Annual Exhibition.
1980
  • Silver Medal presented by the Society of Illustrators' 22nd Annual Exhibition.
  • The Howard Award presented by the World Fantasy Convention for Best Artist.
Exhibitions
2021
  • "ASMA 18th National Exhibition": Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, MN. June 17 - October 3, 2021
  • "ASMA 18th National Exhibition": Burroughs-Chapin Museum of Art, Myrtle Beach, SC. January 16 - April 18, 2021
2020
  • "ASMA 18th National Exhibition": GulfQuest Maritime Museum, Mobile AL. September 24 - December 23, 2020
  • "ASMA 18th National Exhibition": Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, MD. May 21 - September 7, 2020
  • "ASMA 18th National Exhibition": Jamestown Settlement Museum, Jamestown, MD. March 6 - April 26, 2020
2019
  • "Illuxcon"- Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA. October 22 - 27, 2019
  • "Pirates, Privateers, and Buccaneers": Elliot Museum, Stuart FL. October 8 - November 24, 2019
  • "Enchanted Brush" Exhibition: Mazza Museum at the University of Finlay, OH. June 10 - August 2, 2019
2018
  • "ASMA 40th Anniversary Retreat Exhibition": Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC. Nov. 2- December 2, 2018
2017
  • "ASMA 17th National Exhibition": Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT. October 14, 2017 - January 26, 2018
  • "Illuxcon"- Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA. October 18 - 22, 2017
  • "38th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition": Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT. September 22 - December 31, 2017
  • University of Findlay Museum - Findlay, OH. July - September
  • "ASMA 17th National Exhibition": Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, MN. June 24 - Sept 23, 2017
  • "ASMA 17th National Exhibition": Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, GA. April 13 - June 6, 2017
  • "ASMA 17th National Exhibition": Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD & Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, MD. December 5, 2016 - April 1, 2017
2016
  • "Illuxcon": Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA. October 19 - 23, 2016
  • "ASMA 17th National Exhibition": Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, VA. September 9 - December 2, 2016
2015
  • "Illuxcon": Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA. October 23 - 29, 2015
  • "Imagine the Fantastic": San Joaquin Delta College Gallery, Stockton, CA. October 8 - November 5, 2015
  • "36th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition": Mystic Seaport Gallery, Mystic, CT. September 26 - December 30, 2015
  • "Art of Piracy: Pirates in Modern Culture": Tampa Bay History Center, Tampa, FL. January 24 - April 26, 2015
2014
  • "Illuxcon": Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA. September 17 - 21, 2014
2013
  • "Cruising Southern Waters": Quinlan Museum of Visual Arts, Gainsville, GA. June 13 - August 17, 2013
2012
  • "At The Edge : Art of the Fantastic": Allentown Art Museum,¬†Allentown, PA. June 3 -¬†September 9, 2012
  • "Pirates Ship to Shore": Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse preservation Society, Sturgeon Bay, WI. May 18, 2012 - March 9, 2014
  • "Ahoy Maitz! Pirates and Treasures": Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture, Delray Beach, FL. May 8 - October 28, 2012
  • "15th National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists": Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX. April 21 - June 17, 2012
  • "15th National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists": Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL. January 19 - April 8, 2012
2011
  • "15th National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists": Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture, Delray Beach, FL. October, 27 - January 9, 2012
  • "Lucca Comics and Games Exhibition" Featured Artist: Palazzo Ducale, Lucca, Italy. October 28 - November 1, 2011
  • "Fantastic Worlds": Kenosha Public Museum, Kenosha, WI. August 13 - November 13, 2011
  • "32nd Annual International Marine Art Exhibition": Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT. September 25 - November 13, 2011
  • "18th Annual Maritime Art Exhibit": Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, WA. July 30 - October 1, 2011
  • "36th Annual International Miniature Art Show": Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL. January 9 - January 30, 2011
2010
  • The Naval & Military Park Museum, Buffalo, NY. September 26 - October 31, 2010
  • "31st Annual International Marine Art Exhibition": Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT. September 25 - November 13, 2011
  • "Visions of Enchantment Janny Wurts & Don Maitz": Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL. September 10 - October 17, 2010
  • "Blue Water Still Water": Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD. July 24 - September 12, 2010
  • "Blue Water Still Water": Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, DE. March 5 - June 20, 2010
2009
  • "Knights of the Black Flag": North Carolina Museum of History, NC. March 6 - July 6, 2009
2008
  • "Knights of the Black Flag": North Carolina Maritime Museum, NC. August 1 - December 31, 2008
2007
  • "Scoundrels, Scalawags, and Treasure": South Florida Museum, Bradenton, FL. May 7 - September 10, 2007
  • "Pirates": Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse Preservation Society, Sturgeon Bay, WI. May 11 - January 21, 2008
2006
  • Forty Thieves displayed in "Pirates in the Media" exhibit: Mariners Museum, Newport News, VA. Through 2007.
  • "27th Annual International Marine Art exhibition": Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT.
2005
  • "Best of Spectrum Exhibit": Society of Illustrators, NYC, NY. September - October 2005.
  • 15 pirate works featured in pirate exhibition: Oshkosh Public Museum, Oshkosh, WI.
2003
  • "24th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition": Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT.
  • Selected pirate works: Museum of Art & History at the Custom House, Key West, FL. Yearlong display.
2002
  • "Dreams and Fantasies": Woodbury Gallery, Orem, UT.
  • "Ahoy Maitz": Florida International Museum, St. Petersburg, FL. June - September 2002.
  • "Ahoy Maitz" One man showing of 50 works in a 4 month exhibit of pirate art: Museum of Art & History at the Custom House, Key West, FL.
2001
  • Pirate Exhibition: Orlando History Center, Orlando, FL.
2000
  • Museum of Art & History at the Custom House, Key West, FL.
  • Paintings featured in PIRATES FACT AND FANTASY display at the San Diego Maritime Museum. July 2000 - August 2001.
  • Dateline NBC - Pirate art aired on "Whydah" wreck feature.
1997
  • "40th Annual Exhibition": Society of Illustrators, NYC, NY.
1996
  • "Pavilions of Wonder": Canton Art Institute, Canton, OH.
  • "Fantasy & Science Fiction Art": Jesse Besser Museum, Alpena, MI (and) Ella Sharpe Museum, Jackson, MI.
1994
  • "Art of the Cosmos": Maryland Science Center, Baltimore MD.
1993
  • "Art of the Cosmos": Art & Science Museum, Statesville, NC.
1992
  • "Art of the Cosmos": Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT.
1991
  • "Art of the Cosmos": Hayden Planetarium, New York, NY.
1990
  • "The Art of Fantasy and Science Fiction": Delaware Art Museum, Newark, DE.
  • "In Dreams Awake": Olympia and York, New York, NY.
1988
  • "Science Fiction 88": Orlando Science Center, Orlando, FL.
1986
  • "National Academy of Fantastic Art": Delaware Art Museum, Newark, DE.
1985
  • "28th Annual Exhibition" Book Category: Society of Illustrators, NYC, NY.
  • "Magical Realms of Fantasy": Fairfield University, CT
1984
  • "Fantasy Art Group Show": Plano Arts Council, Plano TX and Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.
  • "Science Fiction Exhibition": Society of Illustrators, NYC, NY.
  • "Visions of Other Worlds": NASA Lewis Research Center and Cleveland Museum of Natural History, OH.
1982
  • "Other Worlds than Ours": Canton Art Institute, Canton, OH.
1981
  • Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA.
  • "Science Fiction and Fantasy Illustration": Kent State University, North Canton, OH.
1980
  • "Science Fiction and Fantasy Painters": New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT.
  • "23rd Annual Exhibition" Book Category: Society of Illustrators, NYC, NY.
Special Honors
  • The History Channel Rebels and Traitors - Art featured on episode
  • Tampa Bay History Center Logo (Maitz art featured)
  • Odyssey Marine Exploration's Shipwrecks, Pirates, and Treasure Exhibition - Art Featured in traveling presentation.
  • Wife Swap - Reality Show broadcast - Art featured on episode
  • Ant Bully Motion picture concept art 2005
  • Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius - Motion picture concept art 2000
  • A Gulf Coast Journal With Jack Perkins WEDU public television feature.
  • Dateline USA Art features on Whydah Episode
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not Art featured in "Sharks of the Sea " Exhibit TN
  • PM Magazine televised feature (1980)

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