Art of the Dive/Portraits of the Deep Exhibition At IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum in October

DANIA BEACH, FL—SEPTEMBER 22, 2011—A group of internationally acclaimed marine artists, including Dr. Guy Harvey, Wyland and sculptor Kent Ullberg, will be among the featured artists in the Art of the Dive/Portraits of the Deep traveling museum exhibition, scheduled to be on display at the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum from October 1st to November 30th.

The exhibition, produced by David J. Wagner L.L.C., features work by leading artists who portray underwater life forms and habitat.

"Blue Runner" - Guy Harvey

"Jewfish 6 - Sabbath Reef Worship, Belize" - Stanley Meltzoff

"Caribbean Reef Shark" - Ian Coleman

The exhibit features original paintings and sculptures and photographs by the world’s leading marine painters and sculptors.  These begin with New York painter, Stanley Meltzoff (1917-2006), who as curator/author was given his art-of –the-dive start with a commission from National Geographic Society in the 1960s and who is now generally recognized as the progenitor of the series.

In addition to works from Stanley Meltzoff, Guy Harvey, Wyland and Kent Ullberg, artists and sculptors represented include Charles Allmond, Al Barnes, Renee Bemis, Eric Berg, M.J. Brush, Ian Coleman, Jean-Louis Courteau, John Kobald, Diane Peebles, Randy Puckett, Don Ray, George Schelling, Randall Scotts, Rachelle and Wes Siegrist, Mark Susinno, Fred Thomas and Ronnie Williford.

Mike Myatt, IGFA Chief Operating Officer stated “We are very excited and deeply honored to be the first venue of this truly incredible collection of art. This is definitely a show not to be missed.”

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