The American Society of Marine Artists welcomes artists to submit their work for review by the Fellows of the Society during the spring of each year.  

Signature Membership is open to any artist whose works encompass maritime subjects from any waters of the world. 

Submission for Fellowship is limited to current Signature Members of the American Society of Marine Artists who are in good standing and current on their dues.

Fine art mediums considered for both Signature Membership and Fellowship include: oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, colored pencil, pen and ink, graphite, sculpture and scrimshaw. 

  

The Fellows of the American Society of Marine Art gather annually to review portfolios and invite successful applicants to join a select group of artists with Signature Status. Those artists elected by the Fellows are entitled to use "ASMA" after their name on artworks and in publications. 

The submission period for the American Society of Marine Artists Signature Portfolio Review is from February 8th to March 11th, 2019. On February 8th, we will be posting the link on the ASMA website to www.submittable.com, through which all ASMA Signature submissions will occur. The link and portfolio submission and upload pages will not be available until February 8th. No submissions will be accepted before February 8th or after March 11th, 2019.

Aspiring members and non-members are required to submit twelve .jpeg images that best represent their current body of work. Sculptors must submit two views for each work. All images must be no more than 8 MB and be no less than 5 x 7" and up to 8 x 10" at 300 dpi in quality. Please title images as last name, underscore, first name, underscore, image(number). Example: “Brown_Mary_Image1.” Images are reviewed in numerical order. For more information on image sizing requirements, please contact Board Member Nick Fox: nicolasfox72@gmail.com

Fine Art mediums considered for Signature membership include oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, colored pencil, pen and ink, graphite, sculpture and scrimshaw. Submissions are open to regular American Society of Marine Artists members and non-member artists working in the mediums above. We do not accept photography, models, glass, fiber, digital art or other miscellaneous art categories. Please contact Fellow Len Mizerek (mizerek@aol.com) if you are unclear regarding your medium.

You will be asked to provide a brief biographical statement and include important accolades and awards and publications. If elected, this information will be published with a selection of your works in the quarterly American Society of Marine Artists News & Journal, a full-color publication.

The Jurors are looking for a cohesive portfolio that best represents the artist’s current work. Beyond received notions of Maritime Art, a broad selection of themes and genres are accepted, including all marine life, marshes, waterways, rivers, lakes, animals and flora. We advise artists to reach out to Fellows with questions about works to be submitted. It is always advisable to submit your best work for jurying. Current work is construed to mean those created within the past three to five years.

There is a $75 fee for the portfolio review. If elected, Regular Members (whose membership is in good standing) will be charged an additional $35 to upgrade to Signature membership rates. Non-Members, if elected, will be required to pay an additional $100 to secure their membership and Signature status.

Each newly elected Signature member will have the option of having a Signature Gallery page on the ASMA website for a special, discounted fee of $30.00 for three images which will be selected from the portfolio you submitted to the Fellows. A link to your personal website on your page is available for an additional $5.00 charge. There is an annual $10 Signature Gallery renewal fee and $10 web link maintenance fee payable at the same time as your annual membership dues. 

Signature Members of the Society are required to submit at least one work for jury consideration to every ASMA National Exhibition, which take place approximately every three years. Failure to submit for any National Exhibition will result in the loss of Signature membership status. ASMA will be jurying for the 18th National Exhibition in the fall of 2019.

The American Society of Marine Artists is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to recognize, encourage and promote marine art and maritime history. We seek to encourage cooperation and the exchange of ideas between artists, historians, students, instructors, collectors and others with interests related to marine art and maritime history. The American Society of Marine Artists maintains a registry for artists, hold exhibitions and promote the study and improvement of American marine art.

The American Society of Marine Artists is dedicated to fulfilling an informational and educational role. Our National Exhibitions travel to prestigious museums across the country. The Society does not maintain a gallery or sell paintings. Partner galleries and museums frequently hold invitational shows where member paintings are sold.

For portfolio and aesthetic questions please contact ASMA Fellow Len Mizerek at Mizerek@aol.com. 


For technical questions please contact Nick Fox at: nicolasfox72@gmail.com

If accepted, Signature Members of the Society are required to submit at least one work for jury consideration to each and every ASMA National Exhibition, which take place approximately every three years. Failure to submit for any national exhibition will result in the loss of Signature membership status. ASMA will be jurying for their 18th National Exhibition in the fall of 2019. 

All submissions must be received by March 11, 2019 - no exceptions. 

  

All applicants for Fellowship must be a Signature Member in good standing of the American Society of Marine Artists, and have held Signature status for at least one year.  Application for Fellowhip will not be considered if the Signature member’s account is not current.

Applicants must submit twenty works that best represent their current oeuvre. Submissions will be accepted through www.submittable.com from February 8th to March 11th, 2019. Please submit twenty  .jpeg images that are no more than 10 MB per image.  All images must be between 5 x 7" and 8 x 10" at 300 dpi in quality. Sculptors must submit 2 views for each artwork. On www.submittable.com each work will have two available uploads, **only sculptors should submit two views for each work. Please title images: last name, underscore, first name, underscore, image (number), underscore, year the work was created. Example: “Brown_Mary_Image1_2018”.  Images will be reviewed in numerical order.  All portfolios must be submitted by March 11, 2019 – there will be no exceptions.

Please include detailed biographical Information where applicable, including accolades, awards, gallery representation, and other art group affiliations. Additional materials and questions can be emailed to Len Mizerek at: mizerek@aol.com 

Being elected to Fellowship status is a career milestone. The Fellowship oversees all artistic affairs of the American Society of Marine Artists. Fellows are expected to serve the Society and Membership, respecting and enhancing the Society’s mission and the artistic standards of excellence the Fellowship represents.

With the honor of Fellowship comes an obligation to your peers and the ASMA:

· Fellows are asked to jury the annual portfolio review held in the spring of each year. The selection process may be completed online or in person. Attendance is not formally required, but attending Fellows provide vital aesthetic observations that enrich the experience. This exchange of ideas between artists is written into the charter of the American Society of Marine Artists and is part of what keeps the Fellowship and the Society working and operating smoothly. This meeting is typically held in the Northeast.

· Fellows are required to submit one work to every ASMA National Exhibition.

· Fellows are asked to participate in sharing their personal observations and techniques with the membership via articles to be published in the ASMA News and Journal.

· Fellows are encouraged to share their methods and materials at our National Marine Art Conferences via round tables, demonstrations, and presentations. 

· Fellows are expected to learn the working mechanics of the Fellowship and the Society, with the expectation that they will serve one term on the Fellow’s Management Committee.

By submitting your portfolio, you have read and understand your prospective responsibilities and the expectations of the Fellows and the Society. 

If you have any questions before applying, please contact Len Mizerek via e-mail at: mizerek@aol.com or by telephone at 212-777-3344.

Should you reconsider having your portfolio reviewed; all fees will be refunded to you if requested prior to 3/11/19. 

Fellowship dues are $125 for 2019. If elected, you will be expected to pay the difference between your current dues and your new status for the year within 30 days.

Sincerest wishes,

Fellow Management Committee/ASMA