2018 Call For Entries

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32nd Annual International Aerospace Art Exhibition

Palm Springs Air Museum
Palm Springs, California
April 22 — July 31, 2018

Kenmore Sunset by Steve Cox

Selected works will be the best sub­mitted by artists from around the world. In addition to ASAA sponsored awards, prizes sponsored by Boeing, ForeFeathers Enterprises, & Winsor-New­ton will be awarded.

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Entry Deadline: Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time, Sunday, March 11, 2018 . Entries received after that date will be re-turned unjuried. Entrants will be notified whether their artwork has been accepted or not by letter to be mailed by Friday, March 23, 2018.

 Artists are responsible for the legal and ethical integrity of their artwork. An artwork may be rejected by jurors if, in the jurors’ opinions, the artwork appears to be derived from another’s art (including copyrighted or public domain photography).

All participants warrant that their work will be their own creation and never plagiarize the work of others, nor infringe upon the copyrights of artists, photographers or other entities.

Slides are no longer accepted.

Accepted artwork submitted not exhibiting the quality indicated in the scanned digital image will be disqualified by the hanging committee.

Who May Enter: All artists are invited to submit entries for this juried exhibition. Only the artist creator may submit the artwork. Publishers, galleries, agents, and collectors may not submit artwork on behalf of artists. If the work is not currently in the artist’s possession, it will be the artist’s responsibility to ensure availability and arrange for shipping of the work in time to meet deadlines.

Theme and Eligibility: This is an open theme exhibition and artwork depicting any aerospace subject is eligible. Works appearing in prior ASAA exhibits are ineligible. Only original artwork will be accepted. Computer generated art is ineligible. Photography, or any process derived from the use of photographs, photo-offset lithographs, giclées, computer graphics, or other reproductions will not be accepted. True fine art prints are acceptable. This includes etchings, serigraphs, stone lithographs, and woodcuts, all of which are hand printed one at a time.

Artists are encouraged to paint for specific awards such as the
Capt. Duane Whitney Marlin Award.

Listed below are some of the awards anticipated for the exhibition. There may be others, so check the ASAA website www.asaa-avart.org for updates. If an ASAA artist entering the exhibition at the ASAA entry fee rate receives an ASAA Award and has not paid their dues, the dues amount will be deducted from the award amount.


James II. Roy, Jr. $1000
For the best artwork in the exhibition by an ASAA member.

Award of Distinction $750
For the best artwork in the exhibition.

Merit Awards (2) $350 each.

In addition, ASAA awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in the Commercial Aviation, General Aviation, Military Aviation and Space categories.
Please select the desired category on the entry form for each work submitted.

Awards will be in the following amounts:

1st Place in each category $250

2nd Place in each category- $125

3rd Place in each category – $100

Captain Duane Whitney Martin $500.
For artistic excellence in depicting the conflict in Southeast Asia 1964-1974.
(Previous winning artists are eligible)

Boeing Spirit of Flight $500

Nixon Galloway Golden Age of Aviation $200.
For work best depicting the Golden Age of Aviation.

Walter Jefferies Awards (2) $100 each.
Attendees’ Unjuried Exhibit by popular choice. Best work created at the Forum.

ForeFeathers”” Enterprises’ Plaque du Beaque Award $100.
Presented for the most creative approach to telling an aviation story or depicting an aviation event.

Founder’s Awards Ribbons:
and Silver (2). For the best original art (no prints) in the unjuried exhibition.

ASAA Associates Award (Unjuried show):
Ribbons (2). Only Associate members eligible.

Duration: Any artwork submitted must be available for the duration of the exhibition. If you would like your disc returned, please enclose a stamped, self addressed envelope.

Artwork: Artwork must be properly framed (artwork on paper must be protected by acrylic glazing), wired, and ready for hanging with the artist’s name and title of painting clearly printed on the back of the artwork, or it will not be hung. Sculptural entries must give overall dimensions on the entry form. Accepted artwork submitted not exhibiting the quality indicated in the scanned digital image will be disqualified by the hanging committee.

“Gallery wrap” framing is permitted but must be professionally presented. No staples or tacks are allowed to show on the sides of the gallery wrapped frame.


There is no limit on the number of entries submitted but only a maximum of two entries per artist can be juried into the exhibition. Entry is by scanned digital images only, of original art (slides are no longer accepted). Entry forms may be submitted by mail with CD or online submission with scanned digital entries. Payment may be made by check if by mail, or by credit card if by on-line submission (for those entrants with internet access). Online submission of entry information is encouraged, even if you are submitting a CD.

Media: Digital images: Digital images of the original art may be submitted online or on a CD. Images must be sized to fit within a 1500 X 3500 pixels image area at 300 dpi and are in JPEG format.

All entries may be submitted on the same CD. Do not send original art, photo prints, giclées, or litho prints for jurying

For On-line registration, see below


Entry fee: The entry fee is $20 per entry for ASAA members and $40 per entry for nonmembers. Please write only one (1) check made payable to “ASAA Exhibit” to cover all of your entries. If you are willing to use the PayPal credit card service, you may make a secure online payment of your entry fees by credit card by going to the ASAA website (Click here for cashier), or click the link below.

Only ASAA members whose dues are paid in full by the Call for Entry deadline qualify for the $20 per entry ASAA discount rate. All other entrants pay the $40 per entry rate. Dues and entry fees can be paid by check or online at the ASAA Cashier page (Click here for cashier).

Online Forms: On-line registration will be available after October 1, 2017. Online submission of entry information is encouraged even if you are submitting CDs by mail. Fill out the form below and submit it. There is space for description of the artwork, and an artist biography. You may prepare this information in a text editor, offline, and use cut & paste to enter the information into the form if you wish. If you would like to submit your scanned images at this time, there will be a place on the form allowing you to upload your images. A high-speed Internet connection should make this process quick and simple. Be aware that uploading your images can be time consuming if your Internet connection is by Modem, perhaps 4 or 5 minutes per image.

Paper Forms: Completely fill out the entry form. Make copies if necessary. Use one (1) entry form and a digital scan on CD for each entry. There is no limit on the number of entries submitted but a maximum of 2 artworks for any artist would be accepted. A 100 word (or less), description of the subject matter and a 100 word (or less), biography must be submitted. ASAA retains the right to alter painting descriptions or biographies for length or readability. Please do not attach a separate biography from a brochure. Your application will not be accepted unless all forms are completely filled out and all applicable fees are paid prior to the jurying process. ASAA members must be in good standing if submitting entries using member rate fees. To download printable form, click here

Please send entry form(s), Media, and checks to:

Michael J. O’Neal, ASAA

581 Airport Road

Bethel, PA 19507 USA

Phone: (732) 735-6631  Email: njaviators@aol.com

Please direct questions regarding the exhibition or entry process to Michael O’Neal.

Jurors: John Clark, ASAA, Kristin Hill, ASAA, Russell Smith, ASAA, Brian Bateman and Steve Cox.

Thank you for your entry! We look forward to having an outstanding exhibit
at the Palm Springs Air Museum

1 0f 3, 2 of 3, etc. If submitting more than one piece of artwork, please use a separate form for each artwork title.
Not to exceed price
Proof read your Biography. What you write is what the public will see. Only one form needs to have the biography included or attached.
You must submit a biography or indicate use of a previous one. Failure to do so will result in your entry not being accepted. Once artwork is submitted, there will be no changes made to the description of artwork or the biographies.
Please use the following file naming format: Last name _ First Initial_Title. You may abbreviate the title if necessary