Press Release 2017



The American Society of Aviation Artists (ASAA) will hold its thirty-first annual Aviation Art Forum in Hampton, Virginia, 22-27 May 2017. The Society’s international juried art exhibition, featuring 38 works by 25 different artists from around the world, will be displayed in the Virginia Air & Space Center, 22 May – 3 September, 2017.

The schedule of events for ASAA’s annual gathering promises to make for a captivating week. The forum faculty features a variety of award-winning aviation artists. Among them, award-winning artist and university instructor Marc Poole will lead a practicum on “Telling the Story.” ASAA co-founder and master illustrator Keith Ferris will discuss the use of contrast in art, as well as the use of “Basic Descriptive Geometry and Visual Angle.” NASA pilot and artist Col. Mark Pestana, USAF (ret) will speak on “Development of International Space Station Operations,” and retired NASA illustrator Bill Kluge will share highlights of the 100-year history of the Langley Research Center. Other featured topics will include ASAA Founder Chair John Clark on “The Importance of Values in Painting,” as well as excursions to local aviation museums for sketching and painting on site.

Awards for the juried exhibition, hosted by ASAA and its various sponsors and associates, will be presented during a formal dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hampton on the evening of Friday, 26 May.

Attendees will be staying at the Crowne Plaza Hampton, 700 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23669. Phone number: 757-727-9700.

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 Mentoring Program have the opportunity to hone their skills under the tutelage of some of ASAA’s most seasoned artists.

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For more information on ASAA Forum XXXI and the art exhibition, contact:

American Society of Aviation Artists
attn: Nanette O’Neal
Executive Secretary
Nanette O’Neal,
581 Airport Road, Bethel PA, 19507

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