15th National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists at The Haggin Museum
Event Type: Museum
Date: Thursday, December 20, 2012
- Sunday, March 3, 2013
The Haggin Museum
1201 N. Pershing Ave.
Stockton, CA 95203
With more than 120 works of painting, sculpture and scrimshaw, the 15th National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists
(ASMA) is currently on tour to eight museums across the country, and will open at The Haggin Museum beginning December 20, 2012, and remain on display through March 3, 2013.
The works on display, from depictions of ships and seascapes to marine life and coastal scenes, represent the very best from the 530+ artist members of the Society. The centuries-old art form of representational depictions inspired by the sea, sea life and seafaring is surely as vibrant as ever, energized anew with fresh visions and works in every medium.
- Saturdays-Sundays: 12:00-5:00 p.m.
- Wednesdays-Fridays: 1:30-5:00 p.m.
- 1st & 3rd Thursdays: 1:30-9:00 p.m.
- Adults (ages 18-64): $8
- Seniors (ages 65+): $7
- Youth (ages 10-17) and Students (with valid school ID): $5
- Museum Members, Children under age 10 accompanied by an adult, First Saturday of the month: Free
The American Society of Marine Artists was founded in 1978 by a small group of the country’s leading maritime artists. They were looking for mutual support and companionship, to enhance public awareness of the genre, to explore and record the history of American marine art and to encourage the work of newcomers. The membership has always been nationwide, and the current membership of more than 500 artists is distributed across 40 states. Exhibitions are held at roughly three-year intervals in museums across the country.
Its mission is to recognize, encourage and promote marine art and maritime history; to encourage cooperation and free interchange among artists, art teachers, art students, craftsmen, publishers and others with interests related to marine art and the history of marine art; to provide a registry for artists, to hold exhibitions and to promote the study and improvement of marine art. ASMA is dedicated to fulfilling an informational and educational role. The Society is a non-profit organization under the 501(c)(3) designation of the United States Tax Code, and as such cannot engage in the sale of any member’s work.