A benefit will be held at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), Gloucester Campus, on April 25 and 26. “Scenes From the Seas” is the10th annual art show and auction held at VIMS. This year’s event will help fund research concerning damage from coastal storms, bycatch issues with the white marlin fishery, mercury-tainted seafood, and interactions between pollution, eel grass and fishing.
The featured artist for this event is Dr. Guy Harvey. Dr. Harvey is back by popular demand. He was here for this event in 2006 and helped to raise more than $60,000 for VIMS programs. Guy Harvey is one of the most popular marine artist of all time. He is also an author, photographer, angler, conservationist, television show host, and scientist. Dr. Harvey spends much time promoting fisheries research and conservation.
This two evening event begins with a public art show, book signing, and autograph session with Dr. Harvey on Friday, April 25, at 6:30 pm in Chesapeake Bay Hall, including light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. At 7:30 pm, the audience will move to Waterman's Hall, where Dr. Harvey will narrate several of his dramatic billfish films. His footage of billfish feeding in the wild is amazing. If you are an angler, you will now know what is happening the next time you drop back to a billfish. There is no cost to attend this evening. There will be a large variety of Guy Harvey’s art to view and to purchase. There will be both originals and prints available. Dr. Harvey has painted an original just for this event which features a striped bass, white marlin, bluefish, and yellowfin tuna. This artwork has also been made into a special Guy Harvey/VIMS t-shirt. Almost everyone who appreciates marine life has a collection of Guy Harvey shirts. This is one that you will not be able to get anywhere else.
The event resumes on Saturday, April 26 at 6:30pm in Chesapeake Bay Hall. Guy Harvey’s art show will continue and both silent and live auctions will be conducted. This ticketed event ($100 per person) will feature a silent auction of items from regional artists and craftsmen, festive cuisine and a hosted bar, and a live auction with the original Harvey painting along with other art, nautical, and maritime items. mailto:email@example.comIn addition to the auctions, a limited edition Turner Sculpture, “River Otters” has been donated Turner Sculpture: Otter Sculptures: River Otters . This bronze sculpture will be available through a raffle.
There will be many items available for silent auction. Some of the live auction items include:
Guy Harvey Original Framed Watercolor, "A Tribute to VIMS"
Bass Pro Outfitted Fishing Kayak
Condo for One Week at Pueblo Real in Costa Rica
Condo for One Week at Tapatio Cliffs in Phoenix, Arizona
Two Tickets to a Boston Red Sox/New York Yankees Baseball Game with Hotel