Monday, March 30, 2015

"Cold, Wet And Wild"...

Guess I gotta find a framer for this 24"x36" piece.

I just found out my painting entitled,"Thawing Out" has been accepted for the inclusion in the ASAA 2015 International Aerospace Art Exhibition to be held at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Pooler, Georgia.

The painting is from sketches and photos that were taken on a trip to document the work an Air Force Reserve unit in Anchorage, AK at Elmendorf, AFB does for the Inuits natives in towns north of Fairbanks, Alaska. We were also sent by the Pentagon to witness the changing of the guard, from the venerable F-15 Eagle to the advanced, multirole, F-22 Raptor.

Apparently, global warming is a real phenomenon and is creating new shipping lanes in the North Pole. The Air Force has the job to defend that airspace and the F-22 is best suited for that job.

As a member of the American Society of Aviation Artists, a non-profit organization founded in 1986, I was invited to submit a painting or two to be judged and if accepted, hung on the walls of the museum.

The ASAA, together persons who share a love of art and aviation in an organization that challenges itself to the creation of works that are unique to aviation and aerospace, while, also, offering programs and activities of interest to those who are not artists but have a love for art and aviation. Through programs and lectures we continue to present topics of interest that are timely and informative.

The exhibition, at the  
National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Pooler, Georgia, will start May 4th and will go till the end of August.

Copyright 2015/ Ben Bensen III

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