Submissions to the American Society of Marine Artists 18th National Exhibition are now open.
Please click on the "Submit" link below to review the exhibition prospectus and submit your work.
The Society's 18th National Exhibition
March 6, 2020 - September 2021
Since its founding in 1978, the American Society of Marine Artists has presented its prestigious National Exhibition biennially. This 18th Exhibition comes on the heels of the Society's 40th anniversary.
Representing the best in American marine art, the highly sought after show will tour museums around the United States from its debut at the Jamestown Settlement Museum in Jamestown, Virginia on March 6th, 2020, to its conclusion at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona, Minnesota in September of 2021.
Other museums will include the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michael’s, Maryland, the Gulfquest Maritime Museum in Mobile, Alabama and the Burroughs-Chapin Museum of Art in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
The American Society of Marine Artists is the nation's oldest and largest non-profit organization dedicated to marine art and history.
18th National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists
Entries Accepted September 10-October 7, 2019
Eligibility: Any painting, drawing, sculpture, scrimshaw or hand-pulled print with a maritime theme is eligible. No photography, digital prints, ceramics, resins, polymers, cast stone products or cold cast bronzes are allowed. All artists are encouraged to submit their finest, museum-quality work for this Exhibition. Work must have been created within the last five years, and never submitted previously for any ASMA National Exhibition.
All ASMA members are invited to submit work. If you are not a member of the Society, simply join and then submit your work. ALL ASMA SIGNATURE MEMBERS AND FELLOWS OF THE SOCIETY ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT at least one piece for National Exhibitions. Sustaining Signature Members are encouraged to submit, but are not required to do so. Any Signature Member failing to submit an entry without presenting a written hardship reason prior to the closing of the submission process will jeopardize their Signature membership status and must re-apply for Signature membership. Each hardship will be reviewed by the Fellowship, and each case will be accepted or denied based on the circumstances.
The Fellows will jury the entries from Members and Signature Members.
Combined length and width of the framed piece must not exceed 90 inches. Sculpture is not to exceed 50 inches in height. Weight should be no more than 150 pounds. Artists may submit between 1 and 3 entries. Sculptors must submit 2 views for each entry. The Fellows encourage artists to submit more than one work for consideration.
Once a work has been submitted, no substitutions or early removal of work will be allowed.
The submission fee for the ASMA 18th National Exhibition is a flat rate of $45 for up to three entries. ASMA reserves the right to reject works not fairly represented by the image or information provided.
How to Enter:
Entries will not be accepted until September 10, 2019. Please submit entries via www.Submittable.com September 10 - October 7, 2019. A link will be on www.americansocietyofmarineartists.com on this page and under the Events section on the website. Images should be 300 dpi and approximately 8” on the longest side. This will save a great deal of time and effort for creating the high quality, color catalog of the 18th National Exhibition.
Further Information or Questions:
For additional information or questions, E-mail Len Mizerek at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Anne B Hill at: email@example.com .
Artists will be informed of jury results by November 12, 2019. Artists whose work is accepted will receive additional instructions and will be required to pay a $25 catalog fee within 30 days of receiving their acceptance notice for their work to be included in the full color Exhibition Catalog. Additional copies of the catalog may be ordered for a discounted price of $20 per catalog, if ordered at the same time as submitting the required $25 catalog fee. In addition, accepted artists are required to pay a $25 handling fee for covering labor costs for repacking work from the final Museum venue. Information about packing and shipping the art to the first museum venue will be sent to each artist shortly after receiving their acceptance notice. Artwork will be insured while on exhibition and while being shipped from museum to museum. The artist is responsible for insuring the work when shipped to the first museum and back from the last museum.
Exhibition Touring Schedule
as of September 1, 2019
for the 18th National Exhibition:
The Jamestown Settlement Museum in Jamestown, Virginia : March 6– April 26, 2020
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michael’s, Maryland : May 15– September 7, 2020
GulfQuest Maritime Museum in Mobile, Alabama: September-December 23, 2020
Burroughs-Chapin Museum of Art in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina : January-April, 2021
Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona, Minnesota : June- Sept, 2021