Blackbeard's Delight was juried into the ARC 15th Salon Competition as a Semi-Finalist in the Imaginative Realism category. This is the ninth consecutive year art by Maitz has been included in the international competition. This year nearly 5,000 works were entered.
A reproduction of Blackbeard's Delight appears in the June 2021 issue of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine as part of the ARC Salon Finalists and Semi-Finalists feature.
Dockside Vigil was begun before pandemic closings at the 2020 American Society of Marine Artist's Conference (at Jamestown Museum in Virginia). While painting the period ship replica, I imagined a Drake era crewman as a security guard looking down at me. It was too cold and windy to finish on site, so photos were taken to support the figure I added later in the studio. (photo credit: H. Bird)
Many of my latest works and other items are listed for sale in my online booth at IX 2020 Online. This online booth contains many of the works I painted for PS Publishing's three volume, 40 year anniversary, special edition, release of Stephen King's THE STAND, which is so horrifically apt considering current events.
A podcast interview has been released with Rereading Wolfe group, who made a video presentation to accompany the interview which adds many visuals to the discussion about working with Gene Wolfe’s writing and doing covers in general.
Art is offered as digital downloads to benefit the organization, Artists4Earth, which is an environmental group that is educating and organizing efforts that include improving environmental conditions. Their website contains an interview with the artist.
The artist with exhibition work at the Jamestown Settlement Museum.
This exhibition will also occur at the Burroughs-Chapin Museum of Art, Myrtle Beach, SC (January 16, 2021 - April 18, 2021) and the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, MN (June 17 - October 3, 2021).
Don participated in a wide-ranging podcast interview for the Artists Appeals website.
Wizard's Pets, a 30" x 20" original oil painting and nearly 100 other original works are offered for sale during the month of August at IX Gallery.
"The Reaper" an 18"x 32" oil on panel allegoric painting inspired by Stephen King's novel The Stand, has been accepted into the ARC's Annual International Salon Competition, This is the 8th year in a row an "A-Maitz-ing" painting has been part of the selected works in this prestigious show.
In November of last year, I began a portrait of Black Beard and displayed a slide presentation in front of a crowd of attendees at the American Society of Marine Artists in Charleston, SC. 2018 was the 300th Anniversary of Black Beard's blockade of Charleston Harbor. The unfinished portrait is on the right.
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