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The Third National Marine Art Conference

The American Society of Marine Artists’ 3rd National Marine Art Conference was held in Jamestown and Williamsburg, Virginia March 4-8, 2020.

Registrants arrived on Wednesday, March 4 in time to pick-up registration packets and attend a welcome dinner before presentations began first thing on March 5. Plein air painters joined us for a fun paint-out in historic Jamestown Settlement.

A highlight of the Conference was the opening reception for ASMA’s 18th National Exhibition at Jamestown Settlement Museum. This was the first of five museums the exhibition is visiting over 18 months.

Among our presenters at the 3rd NMAC were Christopher Blossom, F/ASMA, Michael Karas, F/ASMA, William R Davis, F/ASMA, Patrick O’Brien, ASMA, Morgan Samuel Price, ASMA, Mark Shasha, ASMA, Nancy Tankersley, ASMA,  and Len Tantillo, F/ASMA.

Our Keynote Speaker will be Sarah Cash, Associate Curator of American and British Paintings at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and co-author, with Richard Ormond, of Sargent and the Sea.

We greatly appreciate the support of our sponsors, including American Art Review Magazine, Blick Art Materials, Gamblin, Golden Paints, Princeton Artist’s Colors, Rosemary & Company, Raymar, Royal Thalens, and Streamline Publishing.

If you know a company or organization interested in being a sponsor of the NMAC, please contact Lisa Egeli (

 West Regional Exhibition

The American Society of Marine Artists is proud to bring our West Regional Exhibition of the finest in contemporary marine art to the Channel Islands Maritime Museum in Oxnard, California.

Our jurors, Fellows Len Tantillo and Len Mizerek, have selected the best of the best, including work from ASMA members all across the USA, including 33 Signature members, 5 Fellows, and 13 regular members.

Please click this button to see the show's catalogue.


We hope you enjoy this powerful show of 51 paintings and sculpture. 

18th National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists

March, 2020 through September, 2021

Entries Accepted September 10-October 7, 2019


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 September 10 - October 7, 2019. A link will be on 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:  or Lisa Egeli at or Kim Shaklee at

 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, 2020 for the 18th National Exhibition

The Jamestown Settlement Museum in Jamestown, Virginia : March 6– November 30, 2020

Gulfquest Maritime Museum in Mobile, Alabama: Fall, 2020, online only

Burroughs-Chapin Museum of Art in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina : January 19-April 17, 2021

Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona, Minnesota : June 19 - October 3, 2021

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michael’s, Maryland : October 22 - February 28, 2022

The 3rd National Marine Arts Conference

will take place concurrently with the opening of the 18th National Exhibition, in Jamestown, Virginia,  March 5-8, 2020.

Schedule and Registration coming soon, save the date!

October 30, 2019

The American Society of Marine Artists will be holding its Annual General Meeting at 2:00 pm at the Hyatt Place Hotel in Mystic, Connecticut. Per ASMA By-Laws, the AGM is open to the membership, but no demonstrations or presentations are planned.

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