A national organization with regional representatives founded in 1978 to recognize and promote marine art and maritime history and to encourage exponents to work together.
Membership is open to anyone interested in the subject matter, and meetings are held annually. ASMA sponsors art exhibitions every couple of years, and exhibition venues include the Fry Art Museum in Seattle, Washington; Cummer Museum of Jacksonville, Florida; Cape Museum in Dennis, Massachusetts; and Vero Beach Museum in Vero Beach, Florida.
Society headquarters are in Ambler, Pennsylvania. Among American artists who belong to the American Society of Marine Artists are Christopher Blossom, Marshall Joyce, Donald Demers, Jack Coggins, and Sally Swatland.