Originally from West Virginia, Max Hayslette is now in his 80’s. This past April, the WV State Governor Tomblin awarded Max the "West Virginia Award", the highest civilian award granted in the state.
Max presented the city of Rainelle with a painting of the "Meadow River Lumber Mill" an historically important mill for the area. The painting will be a part of the collection of the North House Museum in Lewisburg, WV.
Further accolades came from Dr. John Cuthbert, director of the New Museum of Art at West Virginia University. Max’s paintings and documents will be included in this new museum and archives.
Juried into the American Society of Marine Artists 15th National show with this watercolor featured below, entitled "The Rat-tailed Boltrop". The show will tour eight different museums across the country for a year. Also two maritime pieces juried into the Coos Art Museum Annual Maritime Exhibition.
Will be exhibited at the Tacoma Art Museum’s Show "Collecting for the Future: The Safeco Gift and New Acquisitions", June 25-January 2012. Peter’s work is part of the Safeco Art Collection now being donated to the New Tacoma Art Museum.