The Winner of the DeWitt Boat Show Painting

Congratulations to Nicole Miller, who won our raffle of a Jim Dewitt original painting at last week’s Boat Show.

Thanks to Nicole for stopping by the Latitude mothership (no, not Profligate, but our offices in Mill Valley) to pick up her DeWitt original.
© 2019 Latitude 38 Media LLC / Chris

Thanks to everyone who entered the raffle. We raised nearly $500 for Bay Area youth sailing programs.

And thanks to the maestro himself, the indefatigable DeWitt, for his generous donation to both youth sailing, and to Latitude 38’s April cover for the last three years. There is no Wikipedia page on our favorite Bay Area artist, not that he needs one. “As a young man in 1963, Jim won the North American Men’s Sailing Championship,” his website says. “In 1992, he was recognized as the top American Marine Artist by the official America’s Cup Gallery in San Diego. In 2013, Jim was named Artist in Residence by the Golden Gate Yacht Club, host of the historic 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco.”

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  1. Bill O'Connor 2 months ago

    Jim Dewitt is also the artist in residence (literally) at the Richmond YC, because he lives here in Point Richmond just across the street from the club, which is filled with DeWitt originals. His gallery now run by his daughter Pam is in the little town of Point Richmond. Drop by some day to see his work . . . both in the gallery and at the club.

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