Coast Guard Vice Adm. Charles Michel (left) and Robert Pillsbury (right), present a Coast Guard Art Program award to Petty Officer 2nd Class Jasen Newman (center), at the Salmagundi Club in New York City, July 20, 2017. Photo courtesy of Paul Backalenick.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: MK2 Jasen Newman

It’s not often a Coast Guard service member is also a member of the Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP). In fact, this is very rare, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Jasen Newman, a machinery technician, is among a select few who can lay claim to this twin appellation.

Coast Guard Art Program: Putting missions on canvas

“Inspiration for me as an artist comes from focusing on the individual, especially when dealing with Coast Guard members,” said Snow. “The ships and the machinery are all very interesting in their own ways but I’m always more interested in the person who operates them. It’s that intimate experience of the individual driving a vessel or operating a piece of machinery that interests me most.”

Celebrating 30 years of Coast Guard art

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Coast Guard Art Program. Co-founded by esteemed military artist George Gray in 1981, COGAP and the more than 1,800 works of fine art in its collection are a testament to the rich […]