*Benefits of ASMA Membership:
All members are invited to submit work to exhibitions, and urged to attend the annual meetings and ASMA shows, to contribute to our quarterly News & Journal and to serve on committees. Signature members and Fellows are obliged to submit work for ASMA National Exhibitions. The Society depends for its existence on the time and effort volunteered by individual Members.
The ASMA website includes a gallery of all work which was hung at the last National Exhibition. In addition, Signature members and Fellows have the opportunity to apply to have up to three more of their works posted on the website (subject to review), and to have a link created between the Society website and their own.
Members receive the Society's full-color quarterly magazine, the ASMA News & Journal, which includes articles about other members, maritime history, techniques, and exhibiting opportunities. Members are also welcome to register for our National Conference, which includes demonstrations, paint-outs and socializing with fellow artists. Our next National Marine Art Conference will be held in Jamestown, VA, with demonstrations beginning March 5th through the 7th, 2020.
Each year, the Board and Fellows host an Annual General Meeting in the fall. All artists are always welcome to attend the annual get together.
Levels of ASMA Membership and upcoming Fees for 2019:
Student Member: Students in high school, college or university under the age of 23, and who may be contemplating going into the field of marine art, are warmly encouraged. Young Marine Artist Search - If you are a student with a passion for painting and sculpting maritime subjects, including seascapes, marine life, coastal landscapes and all things from the sea, we want you! The American Society of Marine Artists is dedicated to finding and encouraging young marine artists through exhibition opportunities and education. Student Membership is only $15/year.
Regular Member: Those who are interested in the purposes of the Society and who wish to give their support and to take part in its affairs. It is not necessary to be an artist. Annual dues in the US: $65.00
Signature Member: Open to both Regular Member artists and Non-Member* artists who are prepared to submit a digital portfolio of their work. Once a year in the spring, ASMA Fellows gather to review portfolios and invite successful applicants to become Signature Members who are then entitled to use the initials “ASMA” after their name. Submissions for Signature Membership are done annually. Submissions will be accepted from February 8 - March 11, 2019. Acceptance notices for new Signature Member will be sent by May 15th. Annual dues: $100.00
*Sustaining Signature Member: Open to current ASMA Signature members who have been a member for more than 20 years, or are over the age of 80. *Please contact an ASMA Administrator or Officer of the Board to obtain approval for this type of membership. Annual dues: $65.00
BI-ANNUAL FELLOWSHIP PORTFOLIO REVIEWS
Applications are being accepted for Fellowship February 8, 2019 through March 11, 2019.
There is a $130 fee for the portfolio review for Fellow Membership. Applicants submitting for consideration to ASMA Fellow status must first be a Signature Member in the ASMA. Signature Members, particularly those who have exhibited with the ASMA for some years are encouraged to apply for election to the Fellowship. The Fellows are responsible for maintaining the artistic standards, and managing the artistic affairs of the Society. Those members submitting for Fellow should do so with the understanding that, if elected, he or she will be encouraged to contribute to the Fellowship or the Society in some fashion best suited to their individual artistic excellence and/or professional experience. All Fellows will be asked to serve one term on the Fellow Management Committee. This is a three year term, consisting of Deputy Managing Fellow, Managing Fellow and Post Managing Fellow to assist in managing our portfolio reviews each year and any national exhibitions for the Society. Please contact any Fellow currently serving on the FMC for further information. Annual dues: $125.00.
Twenty images are required for review, including the dates of when each work was created. If accepted into the Fellowship, there will be an additional fee of $25.00 to cover the difference in membership dues from Signature Membership to Fellow. Fellows are entitled to use the initials F/ASMA after their name. Fellowship does carry some responsibilities to the Society. Please read all information included on the application for full details.
ANNUAL SIGNATURE PORTFOLIO REVIEW
We are accepting submissions for Signature Membership February 8 - March 11, 2019.
There is a $ 75 fee for the portfolio review for Signature Membership. Twelve images are required for review for Signature Membership. Sculptors are required to submit 2 views for each artwork. If accepted, there will be an additional fee of $100.00 to cover the cost of Signature Membership dues for all Non-members. Regular Members of the Society will be charged an additional $35 fee, if elected as a Signature Member. These fees cannot be accepted until after jury notification is received.
For Signature members there is an initial set up fee for a Signature web gallery and an additional fee if you wish to include a link to your website. In 2019, ASMA will be redesigning the Signature and Fellows Galleries. This year only, ASMA will offer a special rate of $25 to add newly elected Signature members and existing ASMA Signature members who do not currently have an ASMA Signature Gallery page to our website. This Gallery and include a link to the member's website. A $10 annual maintenance fee will be charged thereafter, unless the artist wishes to substitute images, where a $40 review fee would apply. There is an additional $10 annual renewal fee for members with a web link to their site. All fees shall be payable with Member’s annual dues online at the ASMA website, or by check to: ASMA P.O. Box 2903 - Gainesville, GA 30503
Renewal fees will be payable annually with membership renewals notice. It is a Signature Members’ responsibility to include payment of their website renewal fees with their membership dues. Those failing to do so will have their work removed from the website gallery.
SIGNATURE MEMBERS WEBSITE GALLERY
ASMA will be redesigning its website in the coming months in 2019. Work will begin in mid-April and up and running by June of 2019. The website will be designed in sections, with the Signature Gallery being completed first. All Signature Members will be asked to submit three of their very best works, to replace their current images.
Submissions for the Signature Members Website Gallery will be accepted between March 1st and March 31st, 2019. If you are currently a Signature Member who does not have an existing Signature Gallery page, please send three of your very best images for review, along with a check for $25.00 to: ASMA - PO Box 2903 - Gainesville, GA 30503. The Society is requesting for all Signature Members who currently have work in the gallery to submit three new images of their very best work. Please send six images and the jury will select three images for your gallery. Images should be approx. 5" x 7” at 150 dpi in a .jpeg format, with the name, title, medium and size included. Please send images (3 at a time, to assure delivery) via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not have access to E-mail, send a CD with your images and written information identifying each work with name, title medium and size to: Kim Shaklee -14599 Picadilly Road, Brighton, CO 80603.
Join Us Today! There are two ways to join ASMA:
Online: Select the your Membership Level below and continue to the application and payment processing online.
Or By Mail: Printable Application: ...or get a printable application form and mail in your payment. Download the .pdf by clicking on the Printable Application link. Mail checks to: ASMA - P.O. Box 2903 Gainesville, GA 30503
Applications are invited from U.S. citizens, U.S. residents, companies, societies, institutions, and from anyone elsewhere who has an interest in the field of American Marine Art.
Join us - Current Membership fees for 2019