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.  On years that we do not host a national conference, we will host an annual get together, which includes holding an annual general meeting.  In 2017, we will gather in Mystic, CT for our second  National Marine Art Conference  from October 19-22nd.  The annual ASMA membership meeting will be held on Saturday, October 21st at 9 a.m. at our conference host hotel - The Inn at Mystic.

Levels of ASMA Membership and upcoming Fees for 2017:

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 March 1 – April 2, 2017.  Acceptance notices for new Signature Member will be sent by May 15th. Annual dues: $100.00


** NEW SUBMISSION PROCESS ** Applications for 2017 will be submitted online through a link on the home page of the ASMA website.  THE LINK IS NOW LIVE AS OF MARCH 1, 2017.

Simply click on the link, which will take you directly to our ASMA Portfolio site pages - no password required for clicking on the link!  You will find Portfolio reviews for Signature Membership and Fellow Membership on the site page.

ASMA members will be able to submit between March 1 and April 2, 2017. Jurying will take place during the last two weeks of April, with notifications going out by May 15th.  The submission process and uploading images is much easier than our past systems.

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.  

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. 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.

 For Signature members there is an initial $40 fee to set up a Signature web gallery and $20 additional if you wish to include a link to your 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.

Submissions for the Signature Members Gallery will be accepted between December 15th and January 30th annually.   Accepted images will be posted to the ASMA website by March 1st of each year.  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:   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. 

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.
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