Thursday, 2 July 2009

2009 ASAA Forum - Part One

I spent last week in Savannah, Georgia, attending this year’s American Society of Aviation Artists (ASAA) Forum, which was hosted by the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. This annual forum is pretty much non stop aviation art, and also marks the launch of the ASAA’s annual art exhibition.

Rather than give a dry day-by-day description of the event I will spend the next few days giving a flavour of the ASAA and forum activities. Today I’ll concentrate on the ASAA itself and provide a little background information for those of you that are not familiar with the Society.

The American Society of Aviation Artists.

“Dedicated to the Pursuit of Excellence and Public Appreciation of Aerospace Art.”

This simple statement gets right to the heart of the ASAA’s objectives. Founded in 1986 ASAA seeks to help and assist those artists who wish to improve their art, but at the same time garner further interest and appreciation in aviation and aerospace art from the general public.

Membership is open to all those that have an interest in the subject, and you certainly don’t have to be an artist to join. A passion for aviation art is the constant amongst members be they artists, collectors of aviation art, or just those with an enthusiasm for the subject.

For more information on the ASAA please have a look at their website.

Tomorrow I’ll talk a little about the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum and what the ASAA forums are all about....

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