George Hamilton’s “Edna Lockwood” Painting Wins Contest


A work by artist George Hamilton of St. Michaels, Md.,has been named the official painting of the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, after being chosen as the winner in a contest organized by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and St. Michaels Art League.

The project began in early spring, with eight artists creating paintings of Edna Lockwood, with her 2016-2018 restoration continuing through her Oct. 27 relaunch at CBMM’s OysterFest. Artists were provided photographs of the log-bottom bugeye under sail as a basis for their 18” x 8” paintings of Edna Lockwood.

In May, CBMM staff performed a preliminary evaluation of the paintings to select the four finalists for the contest, with all receiving awards from CBMM. A public vote on CBMM’s Facebook page then determined the contest’s overall winner.

Other St. Michaels Art League finalists included Sandy Alanko, Polly Cox, and Marianna Kost.

Hamilton’s painting will be featured on Edna Lockwood memorabilia and keepsakes sold in the Museum Store, with proceeds from each sale benefiting the children and adults served by CBMM’s education and exhibition programs.

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and culture of the entire Chesapeake Bay region, and making this resource available to all.

Every aspect of fulfilling this mission is driven by CBMM’s values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship, along with a commitment to providing engaging guest experiences and transformative educational programming, all while serving as a vital community partner. For more information, visit or call 410-745-2916.

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