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The 2019 Young Marine Artists program is underway and the deadline for entries is June 15!

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The American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) is very proud to be celebrating the 12th Anniversary of the Young Marine Artists Search (YMAS) program.  ASMA launched YMAS in 2008, in an effort to nurture and support young artists interested in maritime subjects. Over time, our members have encouraged and supported museums, art centers and schools to hold competitions for these young people, often in conjunction with ASMA Regional or National Exhibitions.

The student’s completed work is exhibited at local art centers or museums, and the award winners are selected by a jury of ASMA Signature members. The top placeholders receive scholarship money, award ribbons, certificates, ASMA National Exhibition catalogs and art supplies. The student’s teachers are also supported and encouraged, since they are the key to the YMAS program success. The student’s artwork is then entered in the YMAS National Competition.

ASMA is proud to announce the 2018 YMAS National Competition results. Seventy-seven entries were received from high school students from Georgia, Texas, Oregon, and New Hampshire and included oil, watercolor, and acrylic paintings, ceramics, pen and ink and pencil drawings, and found object sculptures. The artwork entries were juried by ASMA President and Fellow Kim Shaklee and ASMA Fellow and Treasurer Sheri Farabaugh.

The National awards (checks, certificates, and other prizes) were sent to the winners this fall, and the top award winners attended the ASMA 40th Anniversary Celebration and Meeting in Charleston, SC, November 1 – 4, 2018.

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