What membership provides

Membership provides the opportunity to participate in ASMA exhibitions, events and activities, to have an entry on our website, receive our regular Newsletter and join the Internet Chat Room between members.

Membership categories

The society has three levels of membership: Fellows, Exhibiting members and Members.

  • Fellowship is conferred on those members who have attained exceptional standards in marine art and marine knowledge, and is elected by vote of their peers.
  • Exhibiting Membership is the category the majority of our members fall into and is conferred on members whose work meets the Society’s standards. These members are currently practicing artists who wish to take advantage of a professional organization, which supports a community of specialized interests. Exhibiting Members may enter the Society’s exhibitions. Exhibiting members may use ASMA after their name.
  • Membership is for those artists who are working towards greater knowledge and competency or who are aspiring marine artists and wish to improve their standard. Members may enter the Society’s exhibitions; works are subject to scrutiny by a Selection Committee. A Member may indicate/publish that they are a member of the ASMA but may not use ASMA after their name. We also invite as members people who are keenly interested in marine and maritime matters but are not necessarily practising artists.  This offers a forum to historians, other maritime organisations, persons with marine background or careers in the naval or merchant marine, watermen, yachtsmen and those who are keen to further marine art.  Here one can use the resources of the Society to tap into a a wealth of experience, knowledge and artistic expertise.

Fees (in Australian $)

Joining fee:
A once-off payment $75

Annual membership fees:
Member $40 | Exhibiting Member $50

There are no concessions for seniors and students.

Entry requirements

Membership is open to Australian citizens and residents of Australia. For artists, entry to Membership is by selection only.  The process is straightforward.  Our Selection Committee will require

  • your completed application form
  • a good quality colour transparency or print of three recent paintings/works together with a brief description of the work or the intent of the work.  (In the case of sculptures or models, three photographs of each work are required to show the work from different angles.)
  • a short resume of your interest in marine art.

Good photography will assist immeasurably towards helping the committee make their judgement, and transparencies make this task easier..  If your work is difficult to judge from photographs we will ask to see the original work.

Members who reach the required standard are admitted as Exhibiting Members.

For non-artists, a short resume about your interest in marine art is all that is required, accompanying your application form.

Application form

Download and print the application form, then post it to the Secretary as indicated on the form.

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Alternatively, please contact the Secretary for a printed form to be sent to you.

Members’ gallery pages

Exhibiting Members and Fellows are invited to join the ASMA website gallery, or update their existing pages.

For details on how this works