ASAA 28th Annual Aviation Art Forum

ASAA 28th Annual Aviation Art Forum

ASAA 28th Annual Aviation Art Forum

The American Society of Aviation Artists (ASAA) will hold its 28th annual Aviation Art Forum in San Diego, California, April 28th through May 3rd, 2014. The Society’s juried art exhibition will be displayed at the San Diego Air & Space Museum from April 28th through July 28th.


The schedule of events for ASAA’s annual gathering promises to make for an exciting week. The forum faculty includes Bill Phillips’ presentation, “Painting from the Heart,” covering his 38-year career as a commercial artist; ASAA founder Keith Ferris will co-host with Michael O’Neal and John Clark for “Visualizing Aircraft and Planning a Painting.” Award-winning watercolorist Cher Pruys will present “Drawing with Paint,” featuring her unique approach to the medium. Steve Anderson spent many years in Hollywood as a special effects technician, as well as serving as a design artist with Walt Disney Imagineering. His talk will deal with his most recent turn as a model kit “boxtop artist” for Wingnut Models. Colonel Steve Pisanos, USAF (ret), a veteran test pilot and combat aviator whose career began as an American flying with the Royal Air Force’s “Eagle Squadrons” in WWII, will share on his varied, colorful experiences.


This year’s juried art exhibition, which received 145 entries worldwide, features 60 works by 45 different artists. An opening reception will be held during business hours in the San Diego Air & Space Museum on April 29th. Awards for the exhibition, hosted by ASAA and its various sponsors and associates, will be presented during a formal dinner at the Crowne Plaza San Diego Hotel on the evening of May 3rd.


In conjunction with the exhibition of paintings and sculpture from America’s premiere aviation artists, there will be an opportunity for local students to learn from the masters.  Classes in basic aviation drawing skills will be held at the San Diego Air & Space Museum on Saturday, May 3rd, between 10am and 12pm. Class size will be limited to the first 20 students to sign up and each student must be between 13 and 18 years old. There will be no charge to attend. To register, please call the Museum at (619) 234 8291 x119.


The American Society of Aviation Artists was formed in 1986 to bring together, in one professional body, artists who are acknowledged leaders in the field for the purpose of recognizing and promoting interest in aviation art as a fine art form. Artist members are selected by a group of their peers on the basis of their demonstrated abilities and experience. Membership currently numbers over 300 artists and associate members representing all corners of the United States and around the world. The Society’s goals are primarily educational in nature; new members accepted for the Scholarship Program have the opportunity to hone their skills under the tutelage of some of ASAA’s most seasoned artists.


The art exhibition is included with admission to the Museum.

For more information on the ASAA, please click here.


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