FIRST NATIONAL MARINE ART CONFERENCE TO DEBUT IN WILLIAMSBURG, VA
SEPT 8-11, 2016
Early Registration Now Open
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ASMA is proud to have Fine Art Connoisseur and Plein Air Magazine as our Premier Media Sponsors for NMAC.
**Please see the important event links at the bottom of this page.**
In 2016, the American Society of Marine Artists will journey down a new and innovative path for the first time in its nearly four decade history, by presenting the first National Marine Art Conference (NMAC).
In addition, ASMA will open its 17th National Exhibition at the Muscarelle Museum at the College of William and Mary in historic Williamsburg, VA, on September 9, 2016. The exhibition will remain on display through November 11, 2016, then travel on to multiple museum venues over a period of 16 months, with the exhibition closing in January, 2018, at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, CT.
During the opening ceremonies in Williamsburg, the Society will kick off the conference with an amazing lineup of the nation’s premier authorities on maritime art and history. We will offer workshops, technical art lectures, demonstrations, share knowledge and expertise through plein air painting, and share special tips we use in our various mediums. Our keynote speaker will be JOHN STOBART, Fellow Emeritus and Founding Member of ASMA. *
The Society has contracted our lodging through the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation at two of their local hotels; The Woodlands Hotel and Suites, with standard rooms at $128 per night plus tax for 2 doubles or $158 plus taxes per night for a King Suite. This rate includes continental breakfast each day and free internet service. The hotel also offers a shuttle service that picks up nearby, that goes to the Colonial Williamsburg Historical area and museums. This is the primary loction for reserving rooms. Your stay here includes:
- Complimentary use of fitness room and pool at The Woodlands
- Discount coupons to use in CW owned and operated stores
- Group discount on passes to the historic area
- Complimentary access to the Historic Area Shuttle during regular operating hours; operating hours vary by season.
- Complimentary wireless internet in all guest rooms and meeting space.
- Complimentary (i.e. NO) Resort Fee
The Williamsburg Lodge is also offering deluxe accommodations at $198 per night plus tax, located in the historic village. Room rates at the Lodge include complimentary wireless internet service, but do not include breakfast. Rates at both hotels are for Sept 8-10, 2016, with the same rate being offered to members 3 days prior and 3 days after those dates. The Foundation will also offer group discount passes for the historic area and museums to ASMA. Complimentary self-parking for all attendees.
INDIVIDUAL RESERVATIONS & DEPOSITS
Individual reservations must be made on or before Friday, August 05, 2016 (the Reservations Due Date) via the Hotel’s on line reservations PASSKEY system by providing the Group name or code or by calling 800-261-9530 between the hours of 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday.
The ASMA Reservation booking code is: 33218.
All individual lodging reservations must be accompanied by a one night's deposit for room and tax. If lodging reservations will be made via a rooming list Individual deposits are refundable, provided notice of cancellation is received by the Hotel by 5 P.M. local Hotel time at least three business (3) days prior to reserved date of arrival.
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE
Check-in time is after 4:00 pm. Check-out time is 11:00 am at all Colonial
Look for more information on the conference line-up and lodging in the next issue of the Journal.
We hope you will join us in Williamsburg!
Click Here for the Schedule of Events at our first National Marine Art Conference
Click here for the first National Marine Art Conference Program
Click here for a map of Williamsburg
Click here for a map of the Historic Triangle
Click here for a map of the Woodlands Resort