What unites us as a Society is our passion for art about the sea, the creatures in and around it, and all the ways in which ocean water moves through our lives.
With our roots in maritime history, we have the benefit of looking back in time while maintaining a forward focus. Within the pages of this issue are celebrations of artists who helped get us where we are today as well as stories about today’s members who share our passion.
Throughout the year we are fortunate to share our common interest through exhibiting together and learning together. This month we have launched two great opportunities for both.
By the time this magazine gets into your hands, the 18th National Exhibition has opened its tour in the beautiful museum at Jamestown Settlement, the first of five distinguished venues to showcase our art to the world. At the same time, the Third National Marine Art Conference will have concluded, having brought together artists, collectors, presenters and friends for several days of inspiration and sharing. This Society is made strong not just by the great art it celebrates, but by the magic that happens when we exhibit together and spend time with one another.
The American Society of Marine Artists is always looking for others who share our appreciation for excellence and our desire to create, share and learn about the finest in contemporary marine art. The Society will always have a unique niche as a small but dedicated and discerning group of artists, collectors and enthusiasts, but even within our circle we have room to expand our membership. If you know of artists who share our passion for water and the creatures and craft in and on it, tell them about ASMA and the opportunities we offer.
We hope you find inspiration in this issue and in all the ways we share our art.
Lisa Egeli, President and Fellow, ASMA