Platinum Sustaining Sponsors
BOEING is the world’s leading aerospace company and the largest combined manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft. With additional capabilities in rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites,launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems, the company’s reach extends to customers in 145 countries. The Boeing Company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
PRATT & WHITNEY is a world leader in the design, manufacture and support of aircraft engines, gas turbines and space propulsion systems. Whether it’s through the development and implementation of better heat resistant coatings, more environmentally friendly processes, innovative new servicing procedures, more efficient turbine blades or quieter, more fuel efficient engines, Pratt & Whitney is the pioneer behind most major advances in both military and commercial aviation.
Bronze Sustaining Sponsors
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 115,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2013 were $45.4 billion.
SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION, based in Stratford, CT, is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacturing and service. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE; UTX), of Hartford, CT, which provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.
Help sustain a centuries-old process
For hundreds of years, the arts have relied upon the partnership and largesse of individual, government, and corporate sponsors for the means to make artists’ works available for all to see and enjoy. This is especially true for aviation art, which links the experiences and knowledge of aviators and technical specialists with the public at large. Without sponsor support, aviation artists would not have been able to excite and inform industry and the general public to the extent that they have over the past century.
In World War II, aviation art helped focus national purpose and portrayed historic events happening far away. During the Cold War and the Space Race, aerospace art explained new technology and inspired excitement and visionary thinking to the public at large, especially students. As commercial aviation grew to an international industry, aviation art helped introduce this new transportation medium as a safe and friendly way to travel.
Patronage benefits the general public and professional community
E d u c a t i o n. Aviation art documents historical events and technological achievements for all to appreciate, now and in the future. Aviation art also helps to explain the complexities of how technology functions and the complex interactions of natural and industrial processes.
P a r t i c i p a t i o n. Aviation art translates the complex and the obscure into a language that the general public can understand and relate to. This bridge of images allows the many to share the experiences and emotions of the few who have “been there, done that.”
]I n s p i r a t i o n. The visions and excitement portrayed by aviation art have inspired many to look more closely at aerospace as a career or a pastime. Excitement about aerospace leads to a better appreciation of the vital need for better education in math, science, and technology.
The Founders of the ASAA understood the important contributions that aviation artists could offer to society when they established the fundamental guiding principles of the organization:
Strive for artistic quality and authenticity in aviation and aerospace art
Enlighten the public on the importance of documenting aviation, aerospace history, and current events through art
Peggy Ferris Memorial Scholarship Fund
ASAA Wingman Fund
Support for all ASAA activities where needed
Nixon Galloway Award Fund
Walt Jefferies Award Fund
The American Society of Aviation Artists wishes to thank all of our sponsors
for their gracious and generous support.
the ASAA is a 501.c.6 organization as defined in the IRS Tax Code