Benefits of ASMA Memberships

All members are invited to submit work to exhibitions, and urged to attend the annual meetings and ASMA shows, to contribute to our quarterly 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.

Levels of ASMA Membership

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.

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. *Regular members and Non-Members interested in applying for Signature status should click here for details.

Fellow Member: 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. Fellows are entitled to use the initials F/ASMA after their name.

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.

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.

Members receive the Society's quarterly magazine, the ASMA News & Journal, which includes articles about other members, maritime history, techniques, and exhibiting opportunities. Members are also welcome to attend the Annual Meeting Weekend, which includes demonstrations, paint-outs and socializing with fellow artists.

Student Membership is only $15/year.


There are two ways to join ASMA:


Go to the Application page and pay dues online.


Or Printable Application:

Get a printable application form and mail in your payment.

Student Application - Get a printable application form and mail in your payment.

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.