Membership in the American Society of Marine Artists denotes a profound appreciation and dedication to our country’s maritime art, history, and the artists who bring it to life. Unlike membership in a museum, a membership in the American Society of Marine Artists supports a thriving community of creative experts who strive to share their knowledge and passion with the public and the next generation of artists.
The Society’s National Exhibitions visit dozens of venues around the United States and are seen by tens of thousands of visitors. 2020 will see the 19th National Exhibition since the society’s founding in 1978. ASMA’s National Marine Art Conferences draw hundreds of artists from around the country and feature presentations and workshops by America’s leading painters, sculptors and art dealers.
Through its Young Marine Artist Search program, the American Society of Marine Artists provides educational support and community mobilization to educators and students with an interest in marine art. Through its membership dues and donations, the Society also grants modest scholarships to young regional and national competition winners
Signature and Fellow members donate time, resources and their own artworks to museums, cultural institutions, arts groups, schools, and organizations recognizing America’s armed forces and merchant marine. Our goal is to ensure American Marine Art will continue to celebrate and commemorate our country’s maritime past, present and future.
Membership is open to all. The Society also has Signature and Fellow memberships, which are awarded to artists by the Fellows in annual portfolio reviews. Learn more about Signature and Fellow membership by clicking on the navigation blocks below.
The Board and Fellows hold an Annual General Meeting in the fall at which Society business is decided. Members are welcome to attend the annual meeting. All members receive the Society's full-color quarterly magazine, the American Society of Marine Artists News & Journal, which includes articles about artists, important works, maritime history, techniques, and exhibiting opportunities. The ASMA also maintains a website that includes a complete gallery of works from the Society’s National Exhibitions as well as participating Signature and Fellows galleries.