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 4th National Marine Art Conference

September 6th - 10th, 2023 | Albany, NY

Registration Now Open

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ASMA has arranged a discounted rate of $124 per night plus taxes for a limited number of rooms at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Albany.  Room includes daily breakfast for 2 and parking in a secured lot at the hotel.

The hotel is a short walk from many conference events!

Book your hotel room now!

Wednesday, September 6th

3:45 pm – 5:45 pm Pick up 4th NMAC Registration Packets: State Room - Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown, 25 Chapel St, Albany, NY 12210, (518) 432-7000

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Casual Kick-off Dinner with Cocktails and Marine Trivia after Dinner.

Green Salad, Caesar Salad, Mac and Cheese, Grilled Pork Loin, Roasted Vegetables, 2 drink tickets per person included – private room upstairs from 6:00 to 10 p.m. all-inclusive for $35 per person, including room and gratuity.  Additional drinks may be purchase separately.  Door Prizes and Marine Trivia following dinner.  ½ mile drive to the hotel – 8-minute walk.  

C. H. Evans at the Albany Pump Station, 19 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY 12207, (518) 447-9000 

Thursday, September 7th

7:30 am – 8:30 am  How ASMA Works – Nick Fox, ASMA President

State Room - Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown, 25 Chapel St, Albany, NY 12210, (518) 432-7000

9:00 am-10:45 am    Plein Air Paint Out - Waterford Harbor -1 Tugboat Alley, Waterford, NY

Grab your painting gear and come join in the fun with multiple Fellows and Signature members at this plein air painting event!  Onlookers welcome to survey the wide variety of styles, and techniques! *In the event of rain, all demonstrations will be moved to a classroom at the host Museum.*

11:00 am –12:30 pm Featured Demonstration: Rick J. Delanty, Painter, ASMA Signature Member - San Clemente, CA, Waterford Harbor - 1 Tugboat Ally, Waterford, NY 12188

12:30 – 2 pm               Lunch break - Various restaurants in downtown Waterford, NY

2 p.m. - 3:30 pm Featured Demonstration: Neal Hughes, Painter, Fellow, ASMA – Medford, New Jersey, Waterford Harbor - 1 Tugboat Ally, Waterford, NY 12188

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.    “Happy Hour” at McGreivey’s Irish Pub - Open opportunity to share your favorite painting tips and various “Tricks of the Trade”. Join us for a relaxing end to a great day together! Those who may be interested can make reservations for dinner here if desired for individuals or a smaller groups. Please make sure to try to do so in advance. (518)238-2020           * In the event of rain, we will meet at the hotel bar in the Hampton Inn and Suites.

Friday, September 8th

7:30 am - 9:00 am   Tech Discussion over Breakfast – Nicolas Fox, President, State Room – (Off of the Main Lobby), Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown

9:30 am -11:00 am   Featured Demonstration: Stewart White, Painter, Fellow/ASMA - Easton, MD, Watercolor demonstration, Hampton Inn Ballroom – 2nd Floor

11:30am - 12:30 pm    Lunch at Dawn’s Victory Sports Café’ 

10 Sheridan Ave. (Across the street from the Hampton Inn & Suites)

**Must pre-order sandwich in registration to be served before bus picks up

12:30 pm -12:50 pm     Board the Bus to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge

Bus will drop off members at the Museum right around 1:45 p.m.

1:45 pm - 3:00pm  Norman Rockwell Museum Tour– General Museum admission, 9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262,                             413-298-4100 x 221

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm    Re-Board bus at Rockwell Museum to go to Chesterwood 

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm  Chesterwood ASMA Tour – Daniel Chester French, Sculptor, 4 Williamsville Rd, Stockbridge, MA 01262,                   (413) 298-3579

5:15 pm – 5:30 pm  Board bus at Chesterwood for Group Dinner

6:00 pm – 8:45 pm     Dinner at Moscatiello’s Family Italian Restaurant, 99 North Greenbush Road, Troy, New York 12180, 518.283.0809

Special Program – Survivor of the Andrea Doria shipwreck in 1957, ASMA members slide show - Fellow-Russ Kramer 

8:45 – 9:00 pm            Board bus at restaurant to return to Hampton Inn & Suites

9:20 pm - 9:30 pm        Drop off Members at Hampton Inn & Suites- Downtown 

Saturday, September 9th

7:30 am – 8:45 am   Tech Breakfast 2 – Nicolas Fox, President, State Room - Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown

9:00 – 10:00 am         Curator’s Lecture on the Hudson River School Painting Collection, Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210, (518) 463-4478

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Featured Demonstrator: Don Demers, Fellow/ASMA – Eliot, ME, AIHA

Don Demers will be painting the motion of the sea and how a sailing vessel moves within it.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Box Lunch, AIHA

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm    Featured Demonstrator: Len Tantillo, Fellow – Nassau, NY, AIHA

For many of us who paint, the first great challenge is where to start. In this demo Len will provide tips on seeking out a subject, developing thumbnail concepts, & creating concepts, & creating small oil color studies to develop into major paintings.  


“What makes a strong painting and a strong portfolio?” Don Demers leads a discussion in the fundamentals of a successful painting, from concept to drawing, composition, techniques and the intangibles that make it a thoughtful work of art rather than a common picture. Several Fellows will share their unique insight as to what they look for when jurying exhibitions and annual portfolio reviews for advancement to Signature Member and Fellowship in the Society.

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.   19th ASMA National Exhibition  - Meet the Artist Reception                                                                                                                   AIHA, 125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210, (518) 463-4478

6:45 pm - 10:00 pm  Cocktails and ASMA Captain’s Dinner, Ballroom – Hampton Inn and Suites – Catered by Yono’s Restaurant

Cocktails served from 6:45 to 7:15 Dinner served promptly at 7:30 pm

Sunday - September 10th

9:00 – 10:30 am        Members farewell after Breakfast – some artists will venture to other sites

12:30 pm -2:30 pm   Hudson River Cruise – *Order tickets in advance- (Dutch Apple) – $28

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