A message from the president
Our 15th National Exhibition is getting rave reviews as it travels around the country. Having already been to Delray Beach, FL, Mobile, AL, Beaumont, TX, Corpus Christi, TX, Midland, TX, and Stockton, CA. It's currently at the Coos Museum in Coos Bay, OR and will move to it's final venue at the Minnesota Museum of Marine Art in June 2013. If you are anywhere in the area you really should make an effort to see all 122 works -- it's tremendously impressive to be able to study all that original marine art in one collection.
If you enjoy membership in ASMA, and especially if you benefit professionally from it, I’d like to ask you to consider contributing something back. It’s easy to become more active, from helping organize our regional activities to sitting on one of our Committees, and your efforts could make a big difference in how we benefit others in the Society now and in the future. Contact your Area Representative and find out how you can contribute.
15th National Exhibition
In a letter, the Art Museum of Southeast Texas reports that the 15th National has broken attendance records and was one of the finest shows they ever had. Thanks to all our ASMA members who submitted works for this exhibition. View the exhibition online. It is our most ambitious show ever and a striking tribute to the best of marine art. The show will be at the:
Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture,
Delray Beach, FL
Oct 27, 2011 through Jan 9 2012
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL,
Jan 19, 2012 through Apr 8, 2012
Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX
Apr 21, 2012 through June 17, 2012
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
June 30, 2012 through Aug 25, 2012
Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX
Sept 4, 2012 through Dec 7, 2012
The Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA
Dec 20, 2012 through Mar, 2013
Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
Mar 22, 2013 through June 17, 2013
Minnesota Museum of Marine Art, Winona, MN
June 4, 2013 through July 28, 2013
Special ASMA War of 1812 web video project
To mark the 200 year anniversary of the War of 1812, the ASMA Exhibition Committee in concert with the US Navy has been developing a website that will combine artwork on the war contributed by ASMA members, as well as from specific US and Canadian museums and the British National Maritime Museum. What began as a simple website has evolved into a web video that will be go live as individual sections are completed. Click here to see a sample or the complete 3 hour 1812 web-video project.
Themed exhibit "1812 - Star Spangled Nation"
coming in September
ASMA's exhibition of members work celebrating the bi-centennial of the War of 1812 will first open at the Buffalo (NY) History Museum on Sept. 12, 2013. The forty pieces in the show will then travel to the Detroit Public Library, the Connecticut River Museum, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, and finally finish up at the Star Spangled Flag House museum in Baltimore, closing there on Dec. 29, 2014. Submissions to the exhibit may be entered between July 22 and Aug 2. See the Spring ASMA News & Journal for full details and a prospectus or click here for a PDF copy of the prospectus. Email Mike Killelea with any questions at email@example.com.
Our 2013 Annual Meeting will be held in San Diego, CA
In spite of intermittent rain, our 2012 meeting in Mystic was one of the best attended and active meetings in recent years. Our 2013 annual meeting will be held in San Diego, CA and the considerable logistics for that event are currently being worked on. It promises to have more sunshine than the east coast offered last September.
Signature Members web gallery
There is a one-time $40 charge to set up your ASMA web gallery, plus a one-time $20 charge if you wish to include a link to your own website. These initial fees cover one year. Thereafter, beginning with the second year after initial image-posting or website-linkage, the annual fee for maintaining gallery images is $10, and an additional $10 to maintain the link to your website, if applicable, payable between June 1 and June 30.
Newly-elected Signature Members who desire to have their work included in the ASMA Signature web gallery do not need to submit images for consideration. Simply submit the appropriate fees, send request for inclusion to the name and address below, and the Fellowship Selection Committee will select three images from your recently-approved portfolio images. If you wish to update your images in your ASMA gallery, the cost to review new images is $40.
All fees are payable by check to: ASMA – P.O. Box 247, Smithfield, VA 23430.
Submissions for new or updated postings will be accepted between June 1 and June 30. Accepted images will be posted to the ASMA website by September 1st. Images should be approx. 5" x 7” at 150 dpi in a .jpeg format, with the name, title, medium and size included. Please email images (2 at a time, to assure delivery) to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail all images on a CD to: Kim Shaklee - 14599 Picadilly Road, Brighton, CO 80603.
Portfolio review closed for 2013
This year's application process for Signature and Fellows Membership has been completed and is now closed. The process was open from Friday, March 1 through Saturday, March 30, 2013. Should you still be interested in upgrading your membership level, please consider reapplying in March 2014. Click here for complete instructions.
Making your work look better for ASMA jurors
ASMA periodically offers information about what makes artwork in general, and marine art in particular, more acceptable to ASMA jurors. It's not a list of rules, but rather a collection of suggestions on what to avoid and what to strive for when submitting your work to an ASMA jury. Click here to read a copy of that article.